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OCLC announces Member Forums series

OCLC has announced a series of 21 Member Forums slated for this fall. The sessions will be held across the country—sessions are scheduled for both Indiana and Michigan. More information is available at the OCLC Member Forums page. Indiana Member Forum – November 11, University of Indianapolis, 10am-3pm Michigan Member Forum – September 29, Wayne …Read more »

September training at MCLS

Register today for the following workshops that will be hosted by MCLS in September. Assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings, Sept. 3-5, (online) Original Cataloging of Monographs Using RDA, Sept 9-11, (online) Assigning Library of Congress Call Numbers: Basics, Sept 16-18, (online) MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries, Sept 18, (in Lansing) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

Collaborate with colleagues and help set the MCLS 2014 Annual Meeting Unconference agenda

As part of our ongoing initiative of actively listening and responding to membership, the afternoon session of the MCLS 2014 annual meeting will be an Unconference with topics chosen by you, the membership. The overarching theme will be on the future of Midwest regional libraries and how they can engage and transform their communities. Please …Read more »

Michigan fall 2014 Community Conversations announced

Thank you to all those who participated in one of the Michigan library “community conversations” this past spring. The insightful discussion revealed a very real desire in the community for more open-ended, collaborative and multi-type discourse about where the Michigan library community is and where it might go to better serve our state and communities. …Read more »

Hear from colleagues leading transformation at the MCLS Annual Meeting

Following the keynote from former ALA President Maureen Sullivan, a panel of library leaders from both Indiana and Michigan will discuss how they are engaging and transforming their communities. The panel includes: Emily Bunyan – Director of the Knox County Public Library in Vincennes, Indiana Corey Seeman – Director of the Kresge Business Administration Library …Read more »

The new Michigan eLibrary (MeL) expands service

A partnership between Innovative (iii) and EBSCO Discovery Service facilitated the harvesting of metadata from MeL’s digital collections and integrated that information with full-text articles and eBooks. Read more about this project and the new services available through MeL in Innovative’s press release, “The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Expands Visionary Service with Innovative and EBSCO Information …Read more »

Media Coaching for Librarians

On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will provide a program instructing and preparing librarians on interacting with the media. It has never been more important for librarians to deliver a clear, consistent message to educate their constituents on the value of …Read more »