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MCLS Closed for Thanksgiving

MCLS will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2011, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ambrose Video Streaming Now Available to MCLS Member Libraries

MCLS is now offering Ambrose Video Streaming subscriptions for our member libraries. See below for product information from Ambrose. For discounted pricing or other information, please contact MCLS staff at Introducing Ambrose Video Streaming Stream the BBC Shakespeare Plays, James Burke’s Connections, the latest production from the BBC, Diarmaid McCullough’s A History of Christianity; …Read more »

25-year Milestones for LaCross and Mitchell

Congratulations to staff members Janet LaCross and Diana Mitchell who are both celebrating 25 years of working at MCLS! Janet LaCross joined MCLS (then MLC – Michigan Library Consortium) on October 13, 1986, and Diana Mitchell was hired shortly thereafter on January 20, 1987. “We at MCLS are proud of Diana and Janet and their …Read more »

“What’s New with MeL Databases” webinar available online

MCLS presented the last of our series of two-hour online sessions of “What’s New with MeL Databases” yesterday.  We recorded the final session and have posted it online for Michigan school and library staff to view. The session runs two hours and covers: Nursing Resource Center Small Business Resource Center Opposing Viewpoints in Context eLibrary …Read more »

November Issue of MCLS News Available Online

The November issue of MCLS News is now available online.  See the November issue for information on upcoming special programs and workshops and updates on group purchasing, OCLC, MeL, Michigan Evergreen, and more. For links to back issues of MCLS News and to subscribe or unsubscribe from MCLS News email list, see our MCLS News …Read more »

ERMI license elements posted for MeL Databases

Electronic Resources Management Initiative (ERMI) Elements are 29 data elements mapped from electronic resources licenses for inclusion in a subscribing library’s ERM system. To assist Michigan libraries in updating their ERM systems, we have posted the ERMI license element worksheets for the new line-up of MeL Databases on our web page at: (scroll down …Read more »

Building Bridges Speaker Series

Join OCLC, host Chrystie Hill, WebJunction’s Director of Community Services, and guest speakers for a series of four free webinars designed to inspire and engage public libraries on topics of vital interest. Each program in the series will offer practical advice on issues that are top-of-mind in public libraries. Click here to register for Principles …Read more »