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Library Journal “Star Libraries” in IN and MI

This year’s Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJI) recognized 10 area libraries for excellence, based on their service output. Indiana libraries include Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Allen County Public Library, Spencer County Public Library, Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library, Butler Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library. Michigan star libraries include Ann Arbor District Library, …Read more »

Job posting: Community Engagement Librarian

EDIT: This position has been filled. The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is looking for an energetic, creative librarian to be our new Community Engagement Librarian. This new position will coordinate MCLS’ outreach, including training, marketing, and special projects as they arise. Activities include coordinating our monthly e-newsletter “MCLS News”, directing marketing campaigns and …Read more »

Michigan Geek the Library 101

Sign up for the free, live webinar: What’s Geek the Library and How Can I Launch a Local Campaign?, to be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 pm ET. Have you heard about the Geek the Library community awareness campaign? Many Michigan libraries have already made impact in their local communities—and had a lot of …Read more »

OCLC and Goodreads team up

OCLC is pleased to announce that it has expanded its strategic partnership with Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, to help provide greater visibility for all libraries. The new agreement pledges to improve Goodreads members’ experience of finding fresh, new things to read through libraries. It will also provide libraries with …Read more »

ILF Annual 2012 in photos

Congratulations to the Indiana Library Federation for hosting another excellent conference. We were thrilled to attend and catch up with a number of MCLS member librarians face-to-face. There was lots of other activity, too, and we have a new Facebook album to prove it. If you weren’t able to attend this time, mark your calendar …Read more »