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Save the date for a Sage Skills discussion

MCLS members are invited to join Sage and MCLS for a Sage Skills discussion at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.  We will discuss essential skills to prepare learners for academic achievement and personal development, and the classroom-to-career skills most vital to the modern workplace. Additional topic areas include the impact of bias and inequity and …Read more »

Call for nominations to serve on the MCLS Board of Directors 

The MCLS Board of Directors Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the MCLS membership for the following Board openings for 2025-2027: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana)  School Library Representative (Indiana)  Research Library (Indiana)   Each seat has a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2025, and expiring Dec. 31, 2027. The Board meets four times per year, in February …Read more »

We are offering NO COST* TALK texts to NEW subscribing libraries nationwide through July 10, 2024!

IMLS TALK grant funds will cover the cost of text messages for new subscribing libraries anywhere in the U.S. To receive this offer, your library must subscribe to TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, a service of MCLS, no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.  Grant-funded texts are distributed in blocks of 5,000 messages. …Read more »

Academic library staff invited to July Virtual Dialogue

Join the MCLS Engagement, Consulting, and Training team for a Virtual Dialogue for academic library staff on Wednesday, July 17 from 10:30 a.m.-noon Eastern (9:30-11 a.m. Central). We invite those working in academic libraries – at all levels and in all positions – to come together to talk and share your strategies, insights, and experiences …Read more »

Register today for the June 13 MCLS Agreements Group meeting

The next meeting of the MCLS Agreements Group will be on Thursday, June 13, 2-3 p.m. Eastern (1-2 p.m. Central). Participants will review and discuss the MCLS generic license agreement. Open to all library types, the Agreements Group exists to help MCLS identify license agreement components of interest and concern to MCLS members. Interested librarians are …Read more »

MCLS-brokered deal with OverDrive welcomes Indiana academic libraries to OMiA

Overdrive for Michigan Academics (OMiA) was born in 2021 when a group of four Michigan academic libraries decided to make a shared collection of eBooks and Audio books a reality. Today, OMiA consists of 10 libraries: 7 community colleges, 2 universities, and one private institution. As a collaborative endeavor, the key to OMiA’s success is the …Read more »

MCLS members get 35% off on new Infobase eBook collections

Boost your eBook offerings with new Infobase eBook collections. The following six new collections are now available, and all titles are perpetual access and DRM free:  American Multicultural Experience (52 titles)  Hispanic-American Heritage Collection (44 titles)  Job Search and Soft Skills Collection (40 titles)  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collection (65 titles)  Shakespeare’s World Collection …Read more »

(DATE CHANGE) Vendor Spotlight: Skilltype is offering a professional development tools webinar on June 11*

Learn how Skilltype helps libraries advance employee professional development by attending the Tuesday, June 11* webinar from 2-3 p.m. Eastern (1-2 p.m. Central). Skilltype is a library-specific professional development tool that allows library administration to strategically assess employee skills and professional development needs by identifying strengths, gaps, and providing information on various professional development opportunities …Read more »

MCLS encourages libraries to join in responding to proposed IPEDS changes by May 3

As you may be aware, the United States Department of Education is considering a proposal to discontinue the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) library survey. This survey serves a key role in the academic library community, documenting information on library resources, services, and usage. Its discontinuation would impact libraries’ efforts to quantify their work and …Read more »

Infobase and MCLS partner to offer community college libraries special pricing on nursing resources 

Infobase nursing and allied health resources are designed to support nursing allied health students on their path to academic and clinical success. Help your health science students excel in their studies, pass licensure exams and prepare for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system. Learn more about the current offer that bundles …Read more »

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