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Springer lunch and learn summit at GVSU

Consider yourself invited to “Outreach=Usage: Tips for marketing eProducts”, a day-long free event focusing on optimizing eResources in your library. Springer, MCLS, and Grand Valley State University Libraries (GVSU) invite all curious library staff for lunch and collaboration with colleagues to share experiences about working with eResources. There will be morning and afternoon sessions, with …Read more »

Michigan road trip! MeLCat Symposiums and Regional Meetings

Over a two week period in July 2015, MCLS and the Library of Michigan traveled across the state and met with library staff from the Detroit area, to Muskegon, north to Marquette, and points in-between. Over 200 library staff participated in our seven events. Thank you all who took the time, and special thanks to …Read more »

Library Match: Kokomo and Troy

Two of our larger member public libraries have been paired up for the “Library Match” project. The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library in Kokomo, Indiana and the Troy Public Library in Troy, Michigan have been paired up to participate in the pilot project “Library Match.” For the next six months, they will participate in activities together …Read more »

Get on your bike and ride!

Libraries in Indiana and Michigan are using bicycles in unique ways. The Putnam County Public Library, in partnership with the DePauw University Office for Sustainability, both in Greencastle, Indiana, is loaning bicycles to patrons. The Traverse Area District Library in Traverse City, Michigan in partnership with Norte! Youth Cycling, has a “pedal-powered” library. Putnam County …Read more »

Save the dates for regional meetings in Indiana

MCLS and the Indiana State Library will be making their way around the state of Indiana this fall. Five regional meetings are in the works to give librarians updates on the activities of both organizations.  All meetings will be from 10 a.m. to noon local time. Save the date for a meeting near you.  Registration …Read more »

Public Innovators Lab for Libraries: Oct. 14-16, 2015

ALA and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation have just announced the 2015 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries. This year’s training will be held October 14-16 in Detroit. See below for more info or register online. ALA, Harwood Institute announce Public Innovators Lab for Libraries community engagement training opportunity The American Library Association (ALA) …Read more »