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Add new content to your collection before FY21 ends!

Did you know that ALL eBooks on the Gale platform are DRM-free and have unlimited simultaneous use, and that Gale works with nearly 150 publishing partners? This means that not only can you get quality Gale imprint “reference” works, but you can also add titles that will supplement the programs at your college or university …Read more »

Indiana libraries selected for Wellbeing Literacy grants

This spring, 16 Indiana libraries will receive Wellbeing Literacy grants through a partnership between MCLS and The Wellbeing Lab. These libraries will receive one-year subscriptions to The Wellbeing Lab’s PERMAH Wellbeing Survey, which they may use with their staff or their community. This tool allows individuals to measure their wellbeing and receive a customized report …Read more »

Discounts from The Wellbeing Lab for MCLS members

MCLS has partnered with The Wellbeing Lab to support libraries in measuring and building wellbeing literacy. This includes learning about six key pillars of wellbeing based in positive psychology, the science of wellbeing, how to monitor and improve those pillars for ourselves, and how to help others do the same. The Wellbeing Lab has extended …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – March 2021

Especially in these times, citizens need robust broadband Internet access, as millions have been forced to work, attend school, and connect socially, online. Many libraries, library organizations, and others are doing what they can to help, and there are opportunities to get involved. For decades, many have pointed to a significant digital divide in the …Read more »

The Washington Post via is now available

The Washington Post (TWP) online offers: Real-time access; continuous, ongoing updates on major events; user-interface for optimum browsing and reading News on-demand; multimedia coverage; plus 30+ sections of content, with opportunities for teaching and interacting with students around timely issues News alerts, custom newsletters, access to citable articles, and more tools for quick integration and …Read more »

American Chemical Society announces new resources for community college libraries

Looking to bolster your science education collection cost-effectively? The new ACS Teaching Package, specifically designed for community college users, helps community college libraries achieve that goal by providing affordable access to high-quality scientific journals and eBooks, including the Journal of Chemical Education, Chemical Reviews, and 116 eBooks to guide pedagogy and methodology for teaching science. …Read more »

Infobase offers substantial discount on public library products

MCLS/TLN & Infobase are partnering on an exciting 2021 Partnership Promotion. Five Infobase services are being offered at a 60% discount to MCLS/TLN members: UNLIMITED ACCESS Video on Demand (All Ages); a Just for Kids video service; a video-based Technology Training/Personal-Professional Development service called Infobase Learning Cloud; Ferguson’s Career Guidance; and World News Digest including …Read more »

myLIBRO app helps libraries connect with patrons & students

myLIBRO is an all-in-one library solution to help libraries connect with patrons & students and increase library access, particularly during COVID restrictions. This mobile app solution offers connection to most Integrated Library Systems, allowing patron search/hold/account management; self-check; scheduling for curbside/contactless pick-up & in-library services; reserve & play of audiobooks from Overdrive & other platforms. …Read more »

MCLS announces Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 25, 2021 CONTACT: Stephanie Davis Manager, Group Purchasing Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (800)530-9019 ext 154 Monday, January 25, 2021 – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is pleased to announce a Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) aimed at advancing open access (OA) in scholarly …Read more »

MCLS offers monthly Virtual Dialogues for all library staff

During spring and summer 2020, amid all the changes brought on by COVID-19, MCLS hosted Virtual Dialogues for library staff as a chance to connect with others in Indiana and Michigan (and sometimes beyond). In the fall, as many libraries were back to being open to the public and library work continued to evolve, we …Read more »

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