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Member Survey Review in Progress

In January, the MCLS Board gathered survey information from member libraries. We received 324 responses (196 from Michigan and 128 from Indiana) covering all types of libraries (52 school, 133 public, 44 special, 86 academic, and nine consortia). At the MCLS Board meeting in February, the Board began the process of reviewing the member responses …Read more »

Grand Valley State University Libraries Honored by ACRL

ACRL announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award today.  MCLS is pleased that one of our members, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries, is a 2012 recipient of this prestigious award!  Congratulations to GVSU library staff!  

MCLS Board to Survey Member Libraries

In early January, the MCLS Board will send a 15-question survey to directors and member representatives of all MCLS member libraries. The Board will use your input to guide its planning about the mission and goals for MCLS. Please take the time to complete the survey when you receive the email with a link to …Read more »

MCLS Videostreams 2011 Annual Meeting

MCLS held its 2011 Annual Meeting, Library Clouds and Content, on October 6, 2011.  For the first time, member libraries were offered the option of attending in-person or via videostreaming.  Of the 120 attendees, about half opted for videostreaming, and several reported that it went well.  We will survey the virtual attendees for their feedback …Read more »

2012 MCLS Board Slate of Candidates

At the board meeting on August 17, 2011, the MCLS Board accepted the Nominating Committee’s  proposed slate of candidates for the five open seats on the 2012 Board.  The following slate will be presented to the membership for approval this fall: Academic/Indiana – Janet Fore, Library Director Cushwa-Leighton Library, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana …Read more »

MCLS Launches Monographic Print Storage Project

Librarians from eight academic libraries met at MCLS on July 22, 2011, to begin formation of the Shared Monographic Print Storage Pilot Project. MCLS is facilitating the project for member libraries, with the goal of using a collaborative approach to reduce local expenditures while maintaining access to monographic titles. The pilot will develop a distributed, …Read more »

Future of Indiana Public Libraries Conference Successful!

More than 90 librarians from Indiana public libraries gathered at The Flagship in Anderson, Indiana, on August 9 to attend The Future of Indiana Public Libraries Conference co-sponsored by IPLA, ILF and MCLS. This conference marked the first step in planning for the successful future of public libraries in Indiana. IPLA will continue the planning …Read more »

MCLS Membership Approves Ballot Issues

MCLS Member Representatives approved two ballot issues at the special Membership Meeting on July 15, 2011. Issue 1:  By-laws Amendments Amend Article IV, Section 4.01(C). Strike “Indiana State Librarian (Ex-officio & voting). Insert “Optional Seat (Voting)”. Renumber Article IV, Section 4.01. Amend Article IV, Section 4.02(B). Replace current language with “The Optional Seat may be …Read more »

Register Now for MCLS Membership Meeting on July 15

There is still time for Member Representatives to register for the MCLS Membership Meeting scheduled for July 15, 2011, 10:00a.m.-12noon Eastern.  If you are the designated MCLS Member Rep for your library, please register at: MCLS is hosting this special membership meeting via teleconference for Member Representatives to vote on two issues: (1) revising …Read more »

Discounted Internet Librarian registration for MCLS members

MLNC (the Missouri Library Network Corporation), in cooperation with Information Today, Inc., is offering reduced rates to both Internet Librarian 2011 and WebSearch University 2011 for MCLS members. Internet Librarian 2011 October 17-19, 2011 Monterey, California If you register for IL 2011 through MLNC, you will receive the special rate of $299 for the full …Read more »

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