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MCLS awarded Indiana LSTA grant for digital literacy

MCLS is excited and pleased to have been chosen as a recipient of a 2019 Indiana LSTA grant in the amount of $7,990 to support the development of digital skills and literacies of Indiana library staff. The grant project includes equipment for a mobile Chromebook Lab and five workshops that will be delivered throughout Indiana …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – June 2019

One of my roles as Executive Director is to represent MCLS widely throughout Indiana and Michigan, and each month has provided a wealth of opportunities – this past month has certainly been no different. On May 2, I attended a summit on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at Kent District Library (KDL) in west Michigan, …Read more »

Last call: EBSCO and ProQuest databases open to new subscribers

MCLS has partnered with EBSCO and ProQuest to provide substantial discounts on several products that renew each July. Now is a great time to start a new subscription to one or more of these databases. If you would like a quote or more information, contact Chrystal Pickell at or 517-939-1382.

Communicate Library Value with RedLink Library Dashboard

Looking for a new way to communicate the value of library resources? Need a tool to help you assess usage of library eResources? MCLS now offers RedLink Library Dashboard. RedLink Library Dashboard provides a complete overview of journal, eBook, and database usage and turn-away statistics as well as cost data, helping inform collection development decisions. …Read more »

Put your focus on mental health and wellness: Cameron’s Collection (Gale eBooks)

When university students are struggling with stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, the idea of seeking help can feel overwhelming. Give students, and those who support them, a safe and easy-to-use resource through Gale’s Cameron’s Collection. Created in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, this collection of eBooks can promote awareness of mental …Read more »

Subscribe now to HeritageQuest Online and 168 years of the Detroit Free Press

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ProQuest is committed to helping Midwest libraries make an impact in the communities they serve. As a MCLS member, you now have discounted access to two sought-after ProQuest resources used by libraries in our region – and around the world. The Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), fully digitized in ProQuest Historical …Read more »