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Time is running out to register for 2016 Annual Meeting

The theme of this year’s meeting, on Friday, Nov. 18, will be Innovation in Libraries. Our morning keynote speaker will be Maxine Bleiweis of Maxine Bleiweis and Associates who will present on her experiences with innovation as director of the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Our afternoon keynote speaker will be Barbara I. Dewey, Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University who will present on new innovative projects happening at her university.

We will have a “state of libraries” presentation from Randy Riley, State Librarian of the Library of Michigan and Jake Speer, State Librarian of the Indiana State Library. A business meeting will be held during lunch and you will be able to participate in roundtable discussions with current MCLS board members.

This year, the meeting will be held (and simulcast) in three locations in hopes that members from throughout our region will be able to attend. You can attend from Lansing at the Lansing Community College West Campus, from Indianapolis at the Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus, or from Marquette at the Olson Library of Northern Michigan University.

AGENDA (all times below are listed in Eastern Time…adjust for your time zone if needed)
9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Innovation in Public Libraries
Maxine Bleiweis, Maxine Bleiweis & Associates

11:15 am The State of Libraries in Michigan & Indiana
Jake Speer, Indiana State Librarian
Randy Riley, Michigan State Librarian

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Annual Membership Business Meeting

1:45 pm Libraries at the Intersection of Invention, Inspiration, and Innovation
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University

3:00 pm Roundtable Discussions with MCLS board members

4:00 pm Adjourn

The cost to attend from any location is $75 and includes lunch.

For more information, go to the MCLS annual meeting event page.