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David Votta joins MCLS

MCLS is happy to announce David Votta as the newest member of the MCLS team, serving in the role of Community Engagement Librarian. David comes to MCLS by way of the Capital Area District Libraries Special Collections and the Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library/Archives. He earned his MLIS and Certificate of Archival Administration from …Read more »

Meyer, Falana join MCLS staff

MCLS is happy to announce Elaine Meyer as the newest member of the MCLS MeLCat team, in the role of MeLCat Support & Web Services Librarian. Elaine earned her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech and received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Information, with concentrations in both Library …Read more »

Donohue Bids Farewell

MCLS extends its best wishes to Anne Donohue as she departs to take on her next adventure. Anne joined then-MLC in 2001 as OCLC Network Support Librarian and went on to perform a number of sales and service roles. In her most recent position as MeL Catalog Librarian, Anne assisted with planning for new MeL …Read more »

Best Wishes to Ruth

Associate Director Ruth Dukelow shared stories and happy memories with a large number of friends and colleagues at Thursday’s farewell open house. Though we are sad to see her go, we couldn’t be happier with the myriad ways Ruth has helped Michigan and Indiana libraries during her career here. Ruth will soon take the lead …Read more »

You’re Invited!

      Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm Location: MCLS Office, 1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910 Join us as we honor Ruth Dukelow for her work with libraries at MLC/MCLS and give her best wishes for success in her new job as Executive Director at CLIC in Minnesota. Light …Read more »

Dukelow to Take New Position at CLIC

Ruth Dukelow, long-time Associate Director at MCLS, has announced that she will be the next Executive Director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruth’s final day at MCLS will be March 1. MCLS will host an open house for Michigan and Indiana library staff on Thursday March 1 from 2:00 – …Read more »

25-year Milestones for LaCross and Mitchell

Congratulations to staff members Janet LaCross and Diana Mitchell who are both celebrating 25 years of working at MCLS! Janet LaCross joined MCLS (then MLC – Michigan Library Consortium) on October 13, 1986, and Diana Mitchell was hired shortly thereafter on January 20, 1987. “We at MCLS are proud of Diana and Janet and their …Read more »

MCLS Presentations at ILF District Conferences

What if you could offer your patrons access to 7 million books with the click of a mouse? Imagine an easy patron-initiated resource-sharing service with visible shelf status. Other states have done it, and Indiana can too! MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis and other MCLS staff are scheduled to present at four of the Indiana …Read more »

MCLS Bids Farewell to Larry Baerveldt

Larry Baerveldt, who has worked in MCLS’s PALNI department for 14 years, is leaving MCLS this month to take a new position as System Engineer with ByWater Solutions. Larry has been a tremendous asset to MCLS, and we are sad to see him go.  Larry’s dedication to PALNI’s shared Aleph system, as well as his …Read more »

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