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MCLS Board Nominations Open

The MCLS Nominating & Leadership Development Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: Public Library Representative (Michigan) Research Library Representative (Indiana) School Library Representative (Indiana) At-Large Library Representative (Michigan) At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Deadline for submission of names is 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2012. For …Read more »

SkyRiver/Library Journal webinar: Cataloging at the Crossroads

  Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Click to register with Library Journal In the two and a half years since its introduction, use of SkyRiver has grown to some 70 installations serving several hundred libraries. SkyRiver’s bibliographic database, with its associated open data policy, has doubled in size since …Read more »

Finding Your Virtual Reference Users Online

The OCLC Research report Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed.  Virtual customer service has become increasingly familiar for commercial business however odds are that most users won’t even know what “Ask a Librarian” means. Many users of …Read more »

Donohue Bids Farewell

MCLS extends its best wishes to Anne Donohue as she departs to take on her next adventure. Anne joined then-MLC in 2001 as OCLC Network Support Librarian and went on to perform a number of sales and service roles. In her most recent position as MeL Catalog Librarian, Anne assisted with planning for new MeL …Read more »

May Issue of MCLS News Available Online

The May edition of MCLS News is now available online. Take a look and see how classic March of Time newsreels are coming back to life as streaming video. See details on Project MUSE’s latest academic ebook collections. Also get an update on MeLCat’s NCIP progress, learn about new workshops, and more. For back issues …Read more »