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Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Registration is now OPEN! Reserve your space for the 5th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH on June 7 & 8, 2018. Schedule in brief: Thursday, June 7, 2018 1 to 2:30pm or 3:30 to 5pm – Northwest Book Depository Tours 1 to 1:15pm – Welcome 1 …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – April 2018

Last month, I argued that the predictions and fears for artificial intelligence (AI) to have anything resembling real human intelligence are wildly over the top. AI today and into the future is highly unlikely “to understand the physical world well enough to make predictions about basic aspects of it – to observe one thing and …Read more »

PALs begins second year

In early 2017, MCLS Group Purchasing issued a call for Product Advisory Librarians (PALs). At the time, we had a vague idea that you, our members, could help us do a better job of determining potential new vendors or products, and we could, in turn, provide you a secure place to discuss those products and …Read more »

MCLS Executive Director Retirement Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 LANSING, March 14, 2018 – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) announced today that Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, will retire from his position effective December 31, 2018. Dykhuis has been the Executive Director of MCLS since its creation in 2010. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director …Read more »