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Deadline to register for November 6 media training workshop is Friday

Time is running out to secure a seat for this great opportunity to learn valuable tools to make your library even more visible in your community. The deadline to register is Friday, October 31. On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will …Read more »

Indiana community conversations announced

Indiana librarians are invited to attend 1 of 10 community conversations to be held around the state in the month of December.  The purpose of these conversations is to gather information about the needs of the Indiana library community and to explore your hopes, concerns and aspirations. We need input from libraries of all types, …Read more »

Michelle Bradley at MCLS

With less than a month on the job Michelle Bradley, MCLS’s new Community Engagement Librarian, took time out of her busy schedule to answer questions concerning her career and where she sees Indiana libraries going in the future. How did you become involved in libraries? I received my MLS from Indiana University in Bloomington, and …Read more »

MCLS welcomes new board members

In an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives voted to elect the proposed slate of new and returning board members. The announcement was made at the MCLS 2014 Annual Meeting on October 3 in Battle Creek. The elected slate: Indiana Academic Library Representative – Nancy Kirkpatrick, Marian University Indiana Special Library Representative – Jennifer Helmen, …Read more »

Media relations is not just about crisis management

Developing a relationship with local media promotes a better chance you will be included when promoting your programs. An added benefit is with this relationship, you and your library become a “go to” sound bite or quote when the reporter needs one. Opening and utilizing communication channels to the media regularly, and not just when …Read more »