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New Social Media Workshops Announced

MCLS is happy to announce two brand new social media classes being offered in the coming weeks: Creating a Social Media Policy (online workshop)-October 14 Can my employees talk about my organization on social media: What if someone makes a negative comment on my organizations Facebook page? Creating a social media policy and/or guidelines can …Read more »


The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) presents: DIGITAL DIRECTIONS Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections July 21-23, 2013 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MAKE CONNECTIONS – GAIN CONFIDENCE – GATHER THE INFORMATION you need to create sustainable digital collections. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with experts in the field and share experiences …Read more »

New videos on transforming discovery and resource sharing

New services from OCLC provide opportunities to create and share at Webscale. Built on the OCLC WorldShare™ Platform, OCLC WorldShare™ Interlibrary Loan will replace WorldCat® Resource Sharing and help library staff and users quickly and easily obtain the resources they need from libraries worldwide. Plus, new discovery features in and WorldCat® Local give staff …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 »

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 »

Clouds and Content: Register Now for MCLS Annual Meeting

Library Clouds and Content: 2011 MCLS Annual Membership meeting will be held at LCC West in Lansing, Michigan, on October 6, 2011. Featured speakers include Erik Mitchell from Wake Forest University, Andy Bush of OCLC, and Matt Weaver of Library Renewal. For details and to register online to attend in person, see the MCLS Registration …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 »

Michigan Evergreen to Upgrade to Version 2.1

MCLS is pleased to announce that Michigan Evergreen plans to upgrade to version 2.1 of the Evergreen software later this year.  The upgrade will add: (1) serials functionality including prediction and check-in, (2) a fully-functional acquisitions module,  (3) full authority control, and (4) a booking module for rooms and other resources. Michigan Evergreen “On the …Read more »

Indiana Public Libraries – Mark Your Calendars for August 9!

MCLS, ILF, and IPLA are working in partnership to co-host a “futuring” conference for Indiana public libraries on August 9, 2011. The conference, which will be held at the Flagship in Anderson, Indiana, will focus on planning for the future of Indiana public libraries. Directors, managers, and librarians from Indiana public libraries are encouraged to …Read more »

Indiana & Michigan library staff named 2011 Movers & Shakers

Congratulations to Deb Noggle of Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Eli Neiburger of Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan, for being named 2011 Movers & Shakers! MCLS is pleased to hear that library staff from two MCLS member libraries were honored this year by Library Journal. In addition to Deb and …Read more »

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