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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 all legal work is executed appropriately.

The new organization, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), will be governed by an interim board made up of 8 Indiana librarians and 8 Michigan librarians until the governing board is elected in Fall 2010. The representatives from Indiana who have been invited to serve as interim board members are Amy Harshbarger, Rose Hulman; Kelly Currie, Delphi Public Library; Patty Lunsford, St. Elizabeth Regional Health; Nancy McGriff, South Central Community Schools; Jennifer Younger, University of Notre Dame; Beverly Martin, Johnson County Public Library; Stephen Day, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library; and Roberta Brooker, Indiana State Librarian.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Executive Committee or me. Thank you for your participation in creating a bright future for Indiana’s libraries.

Marnie Maxwell
Interim Director

For further information, see MLC’s web page: INCOLSA and MLC.