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Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference – Regular registration ends May 14

Registration is OPEN!  Reserve your space for the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference on June 4 and 5, 2015 at the Radisson in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Schedule in brief: Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Tour of Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm – OCLC Update Thursday, …Read more »

The future of librarianship with Sherry Gick, Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Recent Mover & Shaker recipient Sherry Gick took the time to answer some questions about where she sees librarianship headed. As a recognized leader and innovator in our profession you obviously spend time thinking about how we can all better succeed serving our communities. Can you please tell us a little bit of where you …Read more »

Library Match: Peers without borders

Eight MCLS member libraries across Michigan and Indiana will embark on a journey of collaboration. The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is pleased to announce “Library Match”, a new project designed to facilitate communication among our members. During the six-month pilot phase, which has been generously underwritten by The H.W. Wilson Foundation, Library Match …Read more »

Libraries Read: 1 Book Title Announced

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger has been selected as the title for “Libraries Read: 1 Book”. Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? What makes things popular? And what makes online content go viral? These are some of the …Read more »

The Practical Practitioner Linked Data and BIBFRAME Essentials

For MCLS members who are interested in learning more about Linked Data and the new BIBFRAME environment, Zepheira is offering a discounted online training curriculum commencing June 17th through July 29th, 2015. The Practical Practitioner Linked Data and BIBFRAME Essentials is a self-paced online course; each participant should expect to commit ~10-12 hours of effort. …Read more »