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K-12 Libraries: take the scheduling survey for a Vendor and Product Lightning Round

Do you work in a K-12 school? We know your availability is limited, so we need your help to determine a date and time for your Vendor and Product Lightning Round. Please take a few moments to fill out our scheduling survey. The meeting will also be recorded and shared. What is a Lightning Round? It is …Read more »

MCLS membership renewal time is approaching

MCLS will be sending out a membership renewal email reminder to key contacts (directors, billing contacts, and primary contacts) in early May for schools and early June for all other libraries. This email offers an opportunity to respond with any changes to your membership and to provide updated contact information ahead of our July 1 renewal date. Invoices …Read more »

Register for the MCLS Spring eResources Meeting for academic and medical libraries

It is time to “think spring” and that includes registering for the MCLS Spring eResources meeting for academic and medical libraries scheduled for Friday, April 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern (8-11:30 a.m. Central). We’ll meet virtually again this year and hear from vendors with upcoming eJournal renewals including Oxford eJournals, Sage Premier, and Wiley Online Library. …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – March 2024

MCLS’s Strategic Plan Listening Tour began in late February and continues into early March so we can get your input as we plan for the future. If you’re not able to attend a listening tour session (below), we hope you’ll give us up to 30 minutes of your time for a one-on-one interview with an …Read more »

Vendor and Product Lightning Rounds provide bite-sized presentations on MCLS products

What is a Lightning Round? It is a quick and easy way for members to learn about eResource products available through MCLS. Attendees hear from five vendors who are allotted 15 minutes each to present the best of their products plus updates and information. In 2024 MCLS will host four Lightning Round vendor events on …Read more »

Explore Kanopy’s “awe-inspiring” catalog

We are excited to introduce Kanopy BASE (KBASE), a dynamic collection of approximately 12,000 captivating films. As described by The New York Times, KBASE is truly “awe-inspiring,” offering a diverse range of content spanning documentaries, foundational cinema, career technical education videos, essential DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) videos, and much more. KBASE provides seamless, unlimited …Read more »

Miranda Crittenden joins MCLS accounting department

Please join MCLS in welcoming Miranda Crittenden as our new Accounting Clerk. She joined MCLS at the end of Oct. 2023 as a temp and officially became a permanent staff member on Jan. 24, 2024. Miranda handles accounts receivables, so you may work with her if you have questions about payments and invoices. We asked …Read more »

Join the Agreements Group at our March meeting

Interested in contributing to the MCLS license agreement process? Consider joining the MCLS Agreements Group, which is dedicated to making sure the license agreements we develop with vendors align with the needs and interests of member libraries. From AI provisions to accessibility statements, there is a lot happening in the license agreement world and your …Read more »

New offers from ProQuest: genealogy and newspaper products and O’Reilly workforce resources

If your library is looking to add new resources this year, particularly in genealogy or newspapers (historical or recent, national, or state collections) or considering a workforce development platform for your patrons, consider these resource offers from ProQuest: If you have access or an active subscription to any genealogy databases (Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and …Read more »

The US Department of Labor’s O*NET Data Collection Program needs volunteers

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a program of the US Department of Labor, is the primary source of occupational information used by job seekers, employers, workforce agencies, and others who use such information in their daily activities. Previously compiled in the print reference book, The Occupational Outlook Handbook, this information is now made available exclusively …Read more »

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