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Grand Valley State University Libraries Honored by ACRL

ACRL announced the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award today.  MCLS is pleased that one of our members, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries, is a 2012 recipient of this prestigious award!  Congratulations to GVSU library staff!  

Dukelow to Take New Position at CLIC

Ruth Dukelow, long-time Associate Director at MCLS, has announced that she will be the next Executive Director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruth’s final day at MCLS will be March 1. MCLS will host an open house for Michigan and Indiana library staff on Thursday March 1 from 2:00 – …Read more »

9th Annual Copyright Conference at Ball State University

The Ball State University Libraries is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 9th Annual Copyright Conference! ©opyright in ©asablanca: Round Up the Usual Suspects! will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Ball State University Alumni Center in Muncie, Indiana.  Both Academic and K-12 intellectual property concerns will be …Read more »

MCLS Offices Closed on MLK Day, Jan. 16

The MCLS Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. Eastern.

Online Registration Now Open for May 3 Library Safety Program

Have you or your staff encountered a library patron whose behavior is threatening? Are you confident in your ability to diffuse potentially dangerous situations in your library? If not, would you like practical guidance in how to handle these and other safety issues in your library? On May 3, 2012, MCLS is offering a special …Read more »

Happy 7th Birthday, MeLCat!

MeLCat, Michigan’s statewide resource-sharing system, is seven years old today! Happy Birthday, MeLCat! Over the past seven years, MeLCat has grown to include 415 libraries of all sizes and types – academic, public, school, and special – that reach urban and rural communities across Michigan. During that time, MeLCat has received 4,389,407 requests and has …Read more »

Jan 31 Viewing Party at MCLS – Virtual Reference Webinar

OCLC Partner Event – Seeking Synchronicity for Partner Communication Join MCLS and OCLC on January 31 for a webinar “viewing party” to learn about OCLC Research findings that will inform future development and inspire effectiveness for virtual reference services. In this webinar, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD., Senior Research Scientist at OCLC, and Marie L. Radford, …Read more »

Register Online for “Library Succession Planning Workshop,” Indianapolis, March 22

What happens when your Assistant Director, who never talked about slowing down, suddenly announces her early retirement, effective in two weeks? What about a key department manager who unexpectedly must move to Oregon to take care of his ailing mother? And don’t forget that 45% of professional library staff will be lost by 2025 according …Read more »

January Issue of MCLS News Available Online

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

MCLS Board to Survey Member Libraries

In early January, the MCLS Board will send a 15-question survey to directors and member representatives of all MCLS member libraries. The Board will use your input to guide its planning about the mission and goals for MCLS. Please take the time to complete the survey when you receive the email with a link to …Read more »