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Indiana school librarian is tops in tweets

Sherry Gick, Library and Instructional Technology Specialist with the Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana was recently honored by two different organizations for her tweets. Sherry was named a finalist in the 2014 Edublog Awards in the “Best individual tweeter” category, as well as being named by Scholastic as one of “10 school librarians to …Read more »

Happy birthday, MeLCat!

It’s hard to believe but MeLCat is now 10 years old!  The first successful patron request was placed on January 10, 2005 at 12:41pm when a West Bloomfield patron requested Alice Starmore’s “The Celtic collection: Twenty-five knitwear designs for men and women” from Bloomfield Township Public Library. There were a number of key milestones in …Read more »

Indiana and Michigan librarians recipients of “I Love My Librarian” award

An Indiana library, and a Michigan library were honored with the  2014 “I Love My Librarian” award. Cherry Hamrick from the Delta Township Public Library in Lansing, Michigan, and Frances Yates of Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana,  have been named as recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times “I Love …Read more »

Happy Holidays from MCLS

Greetings to all in this holiday season. Thank you for another year of dedication and hard work towards a stronger, more vibrant and engaged Midwestern library community. Our libraries do make our world a much better place. We don’t say that out loud often enough. Celebrating the holidays, the MCLS office will be closed: December …Read more »

January – June 2015 training calendar dates announced

Watch your mailboxes for the January – June 2015 MCLS training calendar. If you can’t wait for the print version to arrive, check out our online training and events list. Highlights of this term’s calendar include new classes “Rare books cataloging: An introduction“, “RDA for non-catalogers: What do I need to know?“, “HR essentials for …Read more »