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Call for Nominations to Serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

The MCLS Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Public Library Representative (Indiana) Academic Library Representative (Michigan) Special Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in the four positions are eligible to run for another three-year term. Each seat …Read more »

eResources meeting recap

Academic librarians from across Michigan convened at MCLS on Thursday, March 28, for the 2019 Spring eResources Meeting. Held annually, this face-to-face meeting offers librarians subscribing to eResources via MCLS the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns related to eResource subscriptions and to hear from vendors whose resources are up for renewal. During the meeting, …Read more »

Expired: Oxford University Press offering free access for new subscriptions

Oxford University Press is, once again, offering a special spring promotion for new subscription orders. Starting today, institutions can add new online subscription products (excluding law products) to their collection of OUP online resources for July 2019 – June 2020 with access starting as soon as the order is entered. Libraries will get 15-, 14- …Read more »

Keep the library at the forefront of researcher workflow with LibKey Discovery for discovery services and PubMed

Third Iron, the creators of BrowZine, have released LibKey Discovery, an API-based service that enables users of discovery environments (e.g. Primo, Summon, EDS) to more efficiently connect to the library’s most valuable content. Studies show link resolvers confuse patrons, and publisher data indicates there are more than five times as many unresolved full-text requests than …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – May 2019

My second month on the job at MCLS has been an exhilarating blend of building and strengthening connections with our skilled and talented staff and management team, a variety of members, and representatives from other library consortia around the world, as well as working on strategy and reporting. I’ve spent time catching up on current …Read more »

Support information literacy instruction in the Health Sciences and more with Credo

Credo Reference is continuing to expand their instruction offerings by announcing the launch of Instruct: Health Science. As part of Credo’s Learning Tools family, this new content package enables librarians to teach and assess foundational skills within the context of one of the country’s fastest-growing fields. Instruct: Health Science includes ACRL-aligned videos, tutorials, and assessment …Read more »