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2015 Mahoney Workshop – Public, school and academic libraries and student achievement

Public, academic, and school libraries are all vital to quality services for student achievement in your community. Come join us at the Collaboration and Student Achievement: How School, Public and Academic Libraries Are Working Together workshop to learn more about the range of possible collaborations between libraries, both here in Michigan and across the country. …Read more »

Deadline soon to register for part 1 of the 2-day DIY strategic planning workshop series

Does your public library need to complete a strategic plan? MCLS is hosting a two-day series, scheduled for September 9 and October 21, where you will learn and practice do-it-yourself tools you can use to create your own plan. These will be highly interactive sessions in which you will be coached and advised throughout the …Read more »

Library Match: Crown Point and Marquette

Two of our member public libraries located in the northern most regions of each state have been paired up for the “Library Match” project. The Crown Point Community Library in Crown Point, Indiana and the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, Michigan have been paired up to participate in the pilot project “Library Match.” For …Read more »

Protect yourself with the “Black Belt Librarian”

Please invest the time and take advantage of this rare and very generous opportunity. The Library Network welcomes Warren the “Black Belt Librarian” Graham to the Dearborn Public Library Henry Ford Centennial Library on Tuesday October 6, 2015. Graham will be presenting “Real world library security”. This event is free of charge. When Tuesday, October …Read more »

Libraries Read: 1 Book wrap up

Library staff throughout Indiana and Michigan read and discussed “Contagious: Why Things Catch On” by Jonah Berger this summer. The discussions, led and sponsored by MCLS, resulted in various ideas for how libraries can use the principles of marketing presented in the book to make library services and messages go viral. Berger presents six principles …Read more »

MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis recaps “Re-think It: Libraries for a new age”

What is the intersection of space design and organizational culture? How do you design a library that is not only functional, attractive, and architecturally interesting but also a space that invites people to enter and speaks to them once they are there? How will libraries need to adapt to meet the changing expectations of current …Read more »

2015 MCLS Board elections: Slate of nominees

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats whose terms expire at the end of December 2015. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on September 14. All Member Representatives should receive an email on September 14 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »

Internet Librarian conference discount

Are you planning to attend the Internet Librarian conference on October 26-28? If so, MCLS can help you save money on conference registration. MCLS has partnered with Amigos Library Services to provide a discount on early bird registration. Go to the Amigos Internet Librarian page for more details on how to register using the discount …Read more »

13 Indiana libraries receive scholarships from MCLS to attend Harwood/ALA Public Innovators Lab

13 Indiana libraries were selected to receive a scholarship from MCLS to attend the 2015 Harwood/ALA Public Innovators Lab in Detroit Michigan, October 14-16. The funds were made available to MCLS member libraries in Indiana through a grant program established by the MCLS Board of Trustees from the proceeds of the sale of the former …Read more »