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Michigan’s statewide delivery has a new name: RIDES!

MCLS is pleased to announce the new name of Michigan’s statewide delivery service! MeL Delivery will now be known as RIDES – Regional Interlibrary DElivery Service.  This change provides a better identification of the services provided. Delivery service will continue to operate as before, and contacts will remain unchanged.  See the MCLS RIDES web page …Read more »

Oct 28 Deadline for RDA Toolkit Group Purchase

The Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) is extending its consortium discount to MCLS member libraries in Indiana and Michigan.  Member libraries wishing to take advantage of this offer must complete and return the order form to Missouri Library Network Corporation no later than October 28, 2010. RDA will be replacing AACR2 cataloging rules and “is …Read more »

2010 Annual Meeting

The agenda has been set for the 2010 Annual Meeting. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and members may participate via conference call.  Pre-registration is required, and pre-registered Member Representatives will receive call-in information via email.  Note: members may opt instead to attend in person at either the MCLS Indianapolis office, 6202 Morenci Trail, …Read more »

MCLS Unveils New MeL Databases Training Program

On July 12, 2010, MCLS received approval to replace the MeL Databases workshop program with a new training model.  The new model, which is being phased in this fall with full implementation starting in January 2011, includes three components: 1. Instructor-led online training. 2. PowerPoint presentations for use at in-services and similar group meetings. 3. …Read more »

Relais resource-sharing products now available to MCLS member libraries

MCLS is pleased to announce that we are now offering Relais International’s suite of resource-sharing services to our membership. Relais International’s products and services provide systems and software solutions to automate and streamline libraries’ interlibrary loan and document delivery services.  The suite of services includes Relais ILL, Relais D2D, and Relais Express. For detailed information …Read more »

Debbi Schaubman Named Manager of Shared Library Systems

MCLS is pleased to announce that Debbi Schaubman has accepted the job as Manager of Shared Library Systems.  This position will encompass the Michigan Evergreen shared open-source integrated library system (ILS), PALNI’s shared Aleph ILS, and related activities. She will begin her new duties on November 1, 2010. Debbi brings experience in library management and …Read more »

Access to Justice Workshops in Michigan

Attorney/librarians Kimberly Koscielniak from the Library of Michigan and Laura Mancini from Oakland County Library are offering free Access to Justice workshops at four locations in Michigan: Friday, October 8th, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Marquette, Peter White Public Library Friday, October 15th, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Southfield, Southfield Public Library Thursday, October 21st, 1:00 – …Read more »