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Holiday Season Closings 2018

The MCLS office will be closed the following days for the 2018 holiday season. Thu, Nov 22 Fri, Nov 23 Mon, Dec 24 Tue, Dec 25 Tue, Jan 1 Happy Holidays!

Notes from the Executive Director – November/December 2018

It’s my last newsletter article. Come January, for the first time in 36 years, I won’t have any official affiliation with a library science program, a library, a library vendor, or a consortium. How odd is that? My consortium director career started in August 1995 when I became Executive Director for the Michigan Library Consortium. …Read more »

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Scheduled for November 16

Mark your calendars for the MCLS Annual Membership Meeting to take place from 10-11am Eastern (9-10am Central) on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. This year’s membership meeting will be held online using Zoom online meeting software and will feature reports from MCLS President Eva Davis, Executive Director Randy Dykhuis, and MCLS Treasurer (and Audit Committee Chair) …Read more »

Executive Director Search Update

After a thorough process, which included a nationwide search, two rounds of interviews, and feedback from staff and members, the MCLS Board of Directors was not able to successfully fill the Executive Director position. “Naturally, we are disappointed with the outcome of this search,” said Eva Davis, MCLS Board President. “We remain committed to recruiting …Read more »

Results from MCLS Board Election

By an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives elected the proposed slate of new and returning board members. The elected slate includes: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) – Kathleen (Kate) Linderman, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Research Library Representative (Indiana) – Marion Frank-Wilson, Indiana University Bloomington School Library Representative (Indiana) – Raenell Smith, Whiteland Community High School …Read more »

Nancy Kirkpatrick, Associate Director at MCLS, announces new position

Nancy Kirkpatrick, Associate Director at MCLS, has announced that she will be the next Executive Director of OhioNET in Columbus, Ohio. She begins her new job on January 3, 2019. “MCLS has been a great experience for me. I value the friends and colleagues that I have come to know during the last four years, …Read more »

Group Purchasing department hosted annual eResources meeting

On Thursday, September 20, we hosted our annual eResources meeting at the MCLS offices in Lansing, Michigan. Also known as the eJournal meeting, this year’s gathering included 31 librarians from 26 member academic and hospital libraries. While this meeting is traditionally attended by our academic members, we want to make clear that all library types …Read more »

Say goodbye to MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis before he retires at the end of December

After over 23 years of service to the Michigan Library Consortium and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services as their Executive Director, Randy Dykhuis will be retiring at the end of December. We are going to miss Randy and we know you will, too. Make sure to say goodbye to him at one of the following …Read more »

MCLS hosting Harwood Public Innovators Lab in Indiana in 2019

MCLS is sponsoring a Harwood Public Innovators Lab in Indianapolis, IN March 5-7, 2019. The Lab will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University – Indianapolis North campus. MCLS will fully fund tuition for the training, as well as lodging and some meals during the training, for up to 50 staff from Indiana libraries. Participation in …Read more »