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Succession Planning a Necessity, Speaker Says

The statistics are sobering: 57 percent of librarians are more than 45 years old, which is 75 percent higher than comparable professions. Almost half of librarians working today could retire in the next five years. In short, librarianship may be facing a severe personnel shortage at all levels in our libraries. Not only that, but …Read more »

Membership Survey Results

Results are in for the MCLS Board of Directors’ recent survey of member libraries. More than 300 member institutions were asked for their input on a range of issues affecting libraries in Indiana and Michigan. Next, the compiled feedback will be used by the Board to help in developing strategic plans for MCLS in the …Read more »

Important – OCLC Billing Changes

If your library is billed for OCLC services through MCLS, this affects you. Starting with July 2012 OCLC usage, your billing and account management for OCLC services will transition from MCLS to OCLC. Your final invoice from MCLS will be for June 2012 activity and will arrive in July. The following month, your bills will …Read more »

Best Wishes to Ruth

Associate Director Ruth Dukelow shared stories and happy memories with a large number of friends and colleagues at Thursday’s farewell open house. Though we are sad to see her go, we couldn’t be happier with the myriad ways Ruth has helped Michigan and Indiana libraries during her career here. Ruth will soon take the lead …Read more »