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MCLS announces staff promotions

MCLS is pleased to announce that Nancy Kirkpatrick has been promoted to MCLS Associate Director and Michelle Bradley has been promoted to MCLS Member Engagement Manager. Nancy joined MCLS in February 2015 and has been the MCLS Member Services Manager since July 1. She will continue in both capacities, working closely with the executive director …Read more »

MCLS office closing December 28 due to inclement weather

The MCLS office will close at 10 am on December 28 due to inclement weather.  We plan to be open normal hours tomorrow, December 29.  Stay safe and warm!

Making a difference for school libraries, by MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis

This article was adapted from a talk I gave at “Public, School and Academic Libraries and Student Achievement”, the 2015 Mahoney Conference. The conference was sponsored by the Library of Michigan, in conjunction with the Michigan Association for Media in Education, the Cooperative Directors Association, MCLS, Michigan Library Association, and Michigan Academic Library Association. The …Read more »

Happy Holidays from MCLS

Greetings to all in this holiday season. Thank you for another year of dedication and hard work towards a stronger, more vibrant and engaged Midwestern library community. Our libraries do make the world a much better place. We don’t say that out loud often enough. Celebrating the holidays, the MCLS office will be closed: December …Read more »

MCLS RFQ for Selected Web-based Databases 2016

MCLS has issued a new Request for Quote for Selected Web-based Databases to license specific data content for participating libraries in Indiana and Michigan. Responses are sought for services beginning July 1, 2016. The RFP is posted here: Questions regarding the RFQ may be addressed to

MCLS RFP for Statewide Library Courier Sorting & Delivery Services for RIDES

MCLS last issued an RFP for statewide delivery services in December 2003. In the interest of due diligence, MCLS has issued a new RFP for RIDES service to begin July 2016. The RFP is posted Questions regarding the RFP may be addressed to