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Applications are now available for the 2019 Michigan Library Harwood Public Innovators Virtual Lab

The Library of Michigan and MCLS are pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Up to an additional 50 Michigan library staff will be trained in the framework of the Institute. This opportunity will include an eight-week, online Virtual Public Innovators Lab, followed by 18 months of coaching for select libraries. Over 150 Michigan library staff, representing dozens of libraries, have already completed training.

The Benefits for Your Library

Past participants of similar initiatives have shared the following examples of impact:

  • Increased library relevance
  • Program and service initiatives that have higher profile and impact; and
  • Ability to re-energize staff and volunteers

For examples of the value of applying the Harwood practice over time, take a look at the following videos from your peers in Michigan and an overview from The Harwood Institute:

For more information and to apply:

Questions should be sent to David Votta, MCLS Library Strategist, at or call David at (800) 530-9019 ext 122