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Engaging with you–our community–in 2023

As MCLS prepares to embark on a strategic planning process in 2023, we will engage with the library community in Indiana and Michigan through a series of Community Conversations and one-on-one interviews. These Community Conversations are based on engagement tools from The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and are designed to take between 90 minutes …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Nov 2022

Each fall, MCLS takes stock of the past year’s accomplishments and also focuses on the year ahead. This month, I’ll cover some strides we’ve made, share some highlights from the MCLS Board of Directors’ recent annual retreat, and preview our 2022 MCLS Annual Meeting on Nov. 29. First and foremost, we aim to deliver on our …Read more »


MCLS launches new Training & Events registration system

Starting June 1, 2021, MCLS will be moving to a new training, workshops, and events registration system, Corsizio. We believe you will find the system to be user-friendly and that it will continue to provide all the benefits of our current system. Since it will look a little different, we wanted to take a few …Read more »


Annual Spring eResources Meeting scheduled

Join us for the MCLS 2021 Spring eResources Meeting scheduled for Friday, April 23, 9am-3pm Eastern (8am-2pm Central). We’ll meet online again this year and hear from SAGE and Wiley representatives regarding the upcoming 2022 multiyear group renewals for SAGE Premier and Wiley eJournals. Other presenters include representatives from Kanopy and EBSCO. Group Purchasing Manager …Read more »


2020 MCLS Annual Meeting is Scheduled for November 20

Mark your calendars for the MCLS Annual Membership Meeting to take place from 10-11am Eastern (9-10am Central) on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. This year’s membership meeting will take place online using Zoom, and will feature reports from MCLS President Paul Gallagher, Executive Director Scott Garrison, and Treasurer (and Audit Committee Chair) Arlene Weismantel. There is …Read more »


MCLS hosted Spring 2020 eResources Meeting virtually

Normally a face-to-face event, the MCLS 2020 Spring eResources Meeting went virtual this year. Academic librarians gathered via Zoom on Friday, April 17 for the annual meeting to review upcoming multi-year eResource renewals. The day-long event featured morning presentations by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) and SpringerNature (SpringerLink), where renewal details and product updates were …Read more »


Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant and Receptionist

MCLS is seeking an energetic, highly motivated individual to join our staff as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. Duties for this position include (but are not limited to): • Maintain and support operations throughout the MCLS main office in Lansing, MI • Ensure that the building is accessible during office hours • Answer phones, process …Read more »


MCLS awarded Indiana LSTA grant for digital literacy

MCLS is excited and pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of a 2019 Indiana LSTA grant in the amount of $7,990 to support the development of digital skills and literacies of Indiana library staff. The grant project includes equipment for a mobile Chromebook Lab and five workshops that will be delivered throughout Indiana …Read more »


Call for Nominations to Serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

The MCLS Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Public Library Representative (Indiana) Academic Library Representative (Michigan) Special Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in the four positions are eligible to run for another three-year term. Each seat …Read more »


Executive Director Search Update

After a thorough process, which included a nationwide search, two rounds of interviews, and feedback from staff and members, the MCLS Board of Directors was not able to successfully fill the Executive Director position. “Naturally, we are disappointed with the outcome of this search,” said Eva Davis, MCLS Board President. “We remain committed to recruiting …Read more »


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