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Register today for the MCLS annual meeting – November 18

The theme of this year’s meeting will be Innovation in Libraries. Our morning keynote speaker will be Maxine Bleiweis of Maxine Bleiweis and Associates who will present on her experiences with innovation as director of the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Our afternoon keynote speaker will be Barbara I. Dewey, Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly …Read more »

MCLS offering collection development mini-grants to Indiana school libraries

MCLS is offering up to twenty $500 collection development mini-grants to school libraries in Indiana that are MCLS members. These funds are being made available through a grant program established by the MCLS Board of Trustees from the proceeds of the sale of the former INCOLSA building.  $50,000 per year for the next five years …Read more »

MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis shares insights from regional meetings

A little more than two years ago, MCLS undertook a concerted effort to connect more effectively and engage more deeply with its members. We have held many conversations with members both in groups and individually, some in formal settings, others more informally. Our intent was to listen to our members and learn about the things …Read more »

Library Match: Peers without borders

Eight MCLS member libraries across Michigan and Indiana will embark on a journey of collaboration. The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is pleased to announce “Library Match”, a new project designed to facilitate communication among our members. During the six-month pilot phase, which has been generously underwritten by The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Library Match …Read more »

Michelle Bradley at MCLS

With less than a month on the job Michelle Bradley, MCLS’s new Community Engagement Librarian, took time out of her busy schedule to answer questions concerning her career and where she sees Indiana libraries going in the future. How did you become involved in libraries? I received my MLS from Indiana University in Bloomington, and …Read more »

MCLS welcomes new board members

In an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives voted to elect the proposed slate of new and returning board members. The announcement was made at the MCLS 2014 Annual Meeting on October 3 in Battle Creek. The elected slate: Indiana Academic Library Representative – Nancy Kirkpatrick, Marian University Indiana Special Library Representative – Jennifer Helmen, …Read more »

Register today to attend the MCLS Annual Meeting

Hear from colleagues leading transformation and actively participate during our first unconference. Our keynote speaker will be former ALA President Maureen Sullivan. Maureen will be addressing how libraries can engage and transform their community, whether that be their town, county, institution or campus. Following the keynote, a panel of library leaders will respond and present …Read more »

September training at MCLS

Register today for the following workshops that will be hosted by MCLS in September. Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings, Sept. 3-5, (online) Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA, Sept 9-11, (online) Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basics, Sept 16-18, (online) MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries, Sept 18, (in Lansing) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

Save the date – Join us for our Annual Meeting

Please join your fellow MCLS members and friends for a wrap-up of the past year’s activities, a preview of the plans for the coming year, and thoughtful conversation from all on the future of libraries. When: October 3, 2014, 9:30am-3:30pm Where: McCamly Plaza Hotel in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan Our keynote speaker will be former …Read more »

Deadline to register for the MCLS Open Access program is today!

TODAY is the last day to secure a seat at next week’s MCLS annual meeting, to be held on Friday, October 4, at the Marten House in Indianapolis. If you are unable to attend in person, you can also register to attend online via streaming video but time to register to view online is limited …Read more »

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