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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 Representative (Indiana) Research Library Representative (Indiana) School Library Representative (Indiana) At-Large Representative (Michigan) Public Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in each position except Public Library & At-Large Representatives (Michigan) are eligible …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – June 2021

Through keeping up with the news, talking with the MCLS Board of Directors at their May meeting, recent conversations with libraries, reading I’m doing, and thinking about my own family and friends, issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (which I’ll refer to here as DEIJA) remain on my mind. As we note the …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 »


Pamela Seabolt promoted to Manager of Engagement, Consulting, and Training

We are pleased to announce that Pamela Seabolt, Library Strategist at MCLS, has accepted the position of Manager of Engagement, Consulting, and Training (ECT), effective May 10, 2021. Pam joined MCLS as the Community Engagement Librarian in Indiana in 2017, and shifted to Library Strategist in 2020 as our consulting services grew and the ECT …Read more »


Michelle Bradley announces new position

Michelle Bradley, Manager of Engagement, Consulting, & Training at MCLS, has announced that she will be the new Director of Consulting at OhioNet. Michelle’s last day at MCLS will be May 7, 2021. “I cherish my time at MCLS and the relationships I have made with library staff in both Indiana and Michigan,” Michelle said. …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – May 2021

MCLS is always open to new ways to serve and support member libraries, including around open access (OA) publishing and open educational resources (OER), and I’m glad to share that we will join the Open Education Network (OEN) in July as a Consortial Member. OEN is a key resource for those looking to build and …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 »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – April 2021

This month, MCLS Executive Director Scott Garrison interviews Jake Speer, Indiana State Librarian, and Randy Riley, Michigan State Librarian. Jake, Randy, and Scott discuss how libraries have adapted during the pandemic, questions that remain, and some hopes and plans for the future. 0:34 – What’s the best thing that came out of 2020 for you …Read more »


Indiana libraries selected for Wellbeing Literacy grants

This spring, 16 Indiana libraries will receive Wellbeing Literacy grants through a partnership between MCLS and The Wellbeing Lab. These libraries will receive one-year subscriptions to The Wellbeing Lab’s PERMAH Wellbeing Survey, which they may use with their staff or their community. This tool allows individuals to measure their wellbeing and receive a customized report …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – March 2021

Especially in these times, citizens need robust broadband Internet access, as millions have been forced to work, attend school, and connect socially, online. Many libraries, library organizations, and others are doing what they can to help, and there are opportunities to get involved. For decades, many have pointed to a significant digital divide in the …Read more »


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