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MCLS announces new soft skills workshops—Free for member libraries!

In conversations with multi-types of libraries in both Indiana and Michigan, participants stated that “soft skills” were the most needed skills for staff in the 21st century library.  In response, MCLS has created a new Certificate of Library Staff Development in Basic Soft Skills. The certificate program includes five live, online courses delivered by MCLS …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – June 2018

The right consultant at the right time at the right price. Whenever we look for outside advice or consultation, isn’t that what we always want? Whether it’s a strategic planning process, a staff in-service, or a meeting that needs outside facilitation, finding just the right person to do the work can be tricky. When MCLS …Read more »

Libraries Read: 1 Book 2018

Libraries Read: 1 Book Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual “library community read” project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate by voting on which book should be selected, then participate in the discussion, whether online or in-person. We will join together, across state lines and …Read more »

You have questions, we have answers

Have you ever needed a copy of a license for a group purchase in which you participate? How about a title list? Or VPAT? Are you trying to figure out what FTE we used to generate your latest quote from a vendor? Or who to call if your invoice doesn’t make sense? Group Purchasing has …Read more »

Registration is now open for Removing Barriers: A Library Accessibility Workshop

The Michigan Collaborating Partners (Michigan Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Michigan Library Association, and Michigan Academic Libraries Association) invite you to: Removing Barriers: A Library Accessibility Workshop Equality in access for every member of your community is a core library value and it can be challenging to satisfy all …Read more »

Community Engagement Summit registration now open to ALL library staff

MCLS, in partnership with the Library of Michigan, is pleased to announce a Community Engagement Summit to be held in September 2018. Richard C. Harwood, President and Founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation , will be the keynote presenter. The day will include other national leaders in community engagement, as well as a …Read more »