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Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age — call for proposals

The University Libraries at Grand Valley State University, in cooperation with MCLS, are excited to host Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age.  The conference will be held at Grand Valley State University and the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons from August 10-12, 2015. Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age …Read more »

Last chance to register for March 6 media coaching program

Time is running out to register for this unique opportunity to learn how to establish relationships with your local media from the best in the business. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 3. Library staff of all types need the skills to deliver a clear, consistent message to educate their constituents on the value …Read more »

Welcome Nancy Kirkpatrick

MCLS is delighted to announce that Nancy Kirkpatrick, former Director of the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library at Marian University, is our newest team member. She began on February 19 as the Member Services Assistant Manager. With experience as an attorney, in academic libraries, and on regional library boards and committees, Nancy brings a wealth …Read more »

Michigan COLD libraries PS group to hold workshop

Join the Michigan COLD libraries (Council of Library Directors) Public Service group for a workshop on new approaches to recruiting, training, and evaluating library student employees. Kristin Meyer (User Experience Manager), Jen Torreano (Evening Operations and User Services Manager) and Brian Merry (Head of Operations and User Services) from Grand Valley State University will lead …Read more »

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp – Save the date June 3-5, 2015

Please save the date (June 3-5, 2015) for the inaugural Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for librarians! This immersive 2½ day conference offers librarians an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. It will explore key concepts and research in Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystems, Genomics and Medical Chemistry. The Great Lakes Science Boot …Read more »