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Happy Birthday to Us

Holy cow. A year has passed already?!? When a staff member mentioned to me that we were coming up on our first year anniversary, that was my reaction. It’s true that the older I get, the faster the years fly by, but even so, I look back to February 15, 2010 and wonder where the …Read more »

MCLS Announces New Dues Structure

Beginning July 1, 2011, MCLS is implementing a new uniform dues structure that will cover member libraries in Indiana and Michigan. After the merger in February, 2010, Indiana libraries were assessed dues based on INCOLSA’s former dues structure and Michigan libraries were assessed on MLC’s former dues structure. These dues covered memberships running through June …Read more »

Our New Logo!

MCLS logo in process

Today we received the initial concepts from CiesaDesign for a new logo for MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services). We plan to have our new logo finalized by next week so that staff can begin work on designing MCLS’s website before our February 15 start date. Here are photos of four of the concepts we’re …Read more »

MLC and INCOLSA Staff Prepare for February 15 Start Date

Representatives from MLC and INCOLSA staffs met in Lansing on January 11-12 to discuss implementation of the combined staff of MCLS starting February 15. Our new MCLS website will debut on February 15th, and the first meeting of the MCLS Board will be held on February 22 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Watch the MLC-INCOLSA merger …Read more »

Thank you

Last week was a historic one for MLC. On Tuesday, the membership voted 68-1 to combine with INCOLSA, and the following day the INCOLSA membership approved the same resolution 153-29. We are grateful for the overwhelmingly positive votes and are eager to begin working together as the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. MCLS will officially …Read more »

INCOLSA Approves Merger with MLC

Announcement from INCOLSA, December 17, 2009: INCOLSA board members approved the resolution to combine with the Michigan Library Consortium at a special meeting today in Indianapolis. MLC members approved the same resolution at a meeting yesterday. INCOLSA’s board also authorized the Executive Committee to finalize the Memorandum of Understanding with MLC and to ensure that …Read more »

MLC Membership Approves Combining MLC with INCOLSA

At a special meeting held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, the MLC membership approved a resolution to accept a transfer of INCOLSA assets and liabilities, combining MLC with INCOLSA. The next step in the process will be INCOLSA’s membership vote on Thursday, December 17, 2009.  If INCOLSA’s membership approves the resolution, details regarding the transfer …Read more »

MLC Annual Meeting Photos

The new set has been posted to MLC’s Flickr photostream. Keynote speaker was R. David Lankes. Lankes discussed how library service should match how people build knowledge, as well as the obligation and power of libraries participating in their communities and society as a whole. Colleen Hyslop (Michigan State Univ), Larry Neal (Clinton-Macomb PL), and …Read more »

MLC-INCOLSA Merger Update

Merger negotiations between MLC and INCOLSA continue. The merger design team has met three times, and the next meeting will be September 29 in Fort Wayne. We plan to give an update about the merger at the MLC Annual Meeting on October 2. Representatives from INCOLSA will be on hand to talk about their organization …Read more »

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