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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 »

MCLS Membership Meeting, July 15, 2011

On July 15, 2011, MCLS will host a membership meeting via teleconference for Member Representatives to vote on two issues: (1) revising the Bylaws and (2) approving sale of real property. Attendance and voting at the membership meeting is open to Member Representatives from libraries who have paid their MCLS membership dues no later than …Read more »

2010 MCLS Annual Report is Online

The 2010 MCLS Annual Report is now online in two formats, PDF and interactive swf.  See:

MCLS Membership Invoices Mailed

MCLS membership renewals for July 2011-June 2012 are in the mail to member libraries this week. For information on membership fees and renewals, please see our MCLS Membership Fees web page. MCLS membership is open to any Indiana or Michigan library. If your library would like to join MCLS , please complete the MCLS Membership Application …Read more »

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