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Library Match: Brownsburg & Delta Township

Two state capital area libraries have been paired up for the MCLS pilot project “Library Match”. The Brownsburg Public Library in Brownsburg, Indiana and the Delta Township District Library in Lansing, Michigan have been paired up for the MCLS pilot project “Library Match.”  For the next six months, they will participate in activities together using …Read more »

Turning outward at ILF District Conferences

MCLS is spreading the word about the importance of community engagement. Executive Director Randy Dykhuis, Knox County, Indiana Public Library Director Emily Bunyan, and MCLS Community Engagement Librarian Michelle Bradley made their way around the state of Indiana this spring, presenting on “Turning Outward for Deep Community Engagement.”  They went to Richmond, Williamsport, Kendallville, New …Read more »

2015 MCLS Board of Directors Nominations

The MCLS Nominating & Leadership Development Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors. Research Library Representative (Indiana) School Library Representative (Indiana) At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Public Library Representative (Michigan) At-Large Library Representative (Michigan) Each seat has a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2016 and expiring December …Read more »

Diana Mitchell retires from MCLS

After 28 ½ years of working for MCLS, the time has come for me to begin the next phase of my life. It is time for me to say goodbye. I can truly say it’s been an honor and a rewarding experience working with a wonderful group of librarians in Indiana and Michigan. I started …Read more »

Give your business community a competitive advantage – free MeL webinar May 27

Join us on May 27 at 9:30am for a brief, half-hour, free webinar on utilizing MeL business databases. These tools are at your disposal to help you support your patrons in starting and growing a business, and more. In the webinar Michigan business librarians and practitioners in the field will guide us through the MeL …Read more »

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age Conference

Plan now to attend the Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age Conference on August 10–12, 2015. MCLS is excited to be a co-sponsor with The University Libraries at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) for this important conference. It will be held on the GVSU campus and the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and …Read more »