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New MCLS offer: librarians lead the way with Gale in Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited

For K-12 students to succeed, teachers must be successful first. Gale In Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited can help. Building on the foundation of Gale in Context, this resource is a collaboration and lesson planning tool that enables educators to find and personalize digital learning content, plan learning activities that work well for all learners, …Read more »


ScienceDirect (Elsevier) special offer for eBooks

Think ScienceDirect only has journal articles? Think again! ScienceDirect offers knowledge in a variety of formats, from introductory encyclopedia chapters to essential books to advanced journal articles. ScienceDirect provides access to more than 42,000 digital books that help researchers and students gain the insights they need to get ahead. These books are seamlessly interlinked alongside …Read more »


Special savings on K-12 resources from Infobase

The education landscape has forever been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Infobase resources can help support K-12 teaching and learning wherever instruction happens to take place. Spanning all grade levels and multiple disciplines, Infobase resources offer unlimited, simultaneous access for teachers, librarians, and students, in the classroom or from home. Sign up for a free …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – July 2021

This month, I’ll share some updates about what’s been happening at MCLS on several levels, from the MCLS Board of Directors, to the staff, and some things our members are doing. At their May meeting, the MCLS Board discussed issues including MCLS’s FY2021 financial picture, and approved a projected FY2022 budget. Fortunately, we have ended …Read more »


Position opening for Library Strategist at MCLS

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is seeking a creative and energetic candidate for a Library Strategist position. MCLS is a non-profit, member-driven organization whose mission is to facilitate sharing resources and to collaborate with other organizations to benefit Indiana and Michigan libraries. The Library Strategist participates in developing, delivering, and expanding MCLS’s engagement, consulting, …Read more »


Reprints Desk launches Article Galaxy Scholar

Reprints Desk is launching a new service called Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS), which will provide ready access to scholarly content from over 30,000 journals within minutes to seconds. The first of its kind, AGS is an on-demand document delivery solution that enables libraries to: Fill gaps in their existing collection holdings Prioritize the provision of …Read more »


LibraryAware has the tools you need to tell your library’s story

Whether you’re planning programs or promoting reader services, LibraryAware helps you keep your patrons informed and engaged. It helps connect patrons to your resources through the channels they already use, including print, email, website, and social media integration. LibraryAware includes: Library-focused templates and images for all your communication channels Readers’ advisory content created by the …Read more »


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 »


Stock up on library supplies

MCLS has negotiated discounts with several library supply and equipment vendors on behalf of our members. These vendors include Brodart, Demco, Ingram, The Library Store, Kapco, Office Depot, Barcodes, Inc., and Vernon Library Supplies. You can find more information on discounts and how to order on each vendor’s page.


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