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Applications are now available for the 2019 Michigan Library Harwood Public Innovators Virtual Lab

The Library of Michigan and MCLS are pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Up to an additional 50 Michigan library staff will be trained in the framework of the Institute. This opportunity will include an eight-week, online Virtual Public Innovators Lab, followed by 18 months of coaching …Read more »

Provide highly-cited research for your users: platform-wide access to

Meet your institution’s scientific community at their point of need with platform-wide access to A subscription to Complete provides institutional access to all unlicensed journals on Benefits: Unlimited access to more than 80 journals in the life, physical, clinical, and social sciences, including the #1 weekly science journal, Nature, and Nature archives …Read more »

Meet the MCLS trainers: Dejah Rubel

Dejah Rubel is the Metadata and Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Ferris State University. She earned her B.A. in Women’s Studies and her M.S. in Information at the University of Michigan. She recently earned her M.S. in Information Security and Intelligence and a certificate in Advanced Studies in Business Intelligence at Ferris State University. Formerly …Read more »

MCLS is working for you in Indiana

While MCLS may not have a physical office location in Indiana, we are present and working for you! Staff members, including Scott Garrison, Executive Director, and Stephanie Davis, Group Purchasing Manager, have traveled to Indiana to visit several member libraries this spring and summer, while Michelle Bradley, Manager of Engagement, Consulting, and Training, and Pam …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – July 2019

During June, I continued having a variety of enlightening conversations with colleagues near and far, about the present and future for libraries and the organizations with whom they work, including consortia such as MCLS. Though our members face significant challenges, there are remarkable opportunities to continue collaborating to serve our communities in impactful ways. Randy …Read more »

Indiana libraries: help your users research markets and locate consumer information

ReferenceUSA offers a suite of products designed to help entrepreneurs and other researchers find the business and consumer information they need. Resources cover the United States and Canada, providing accurate, up-to-date statistical data on businesses as well as lifestyle and healthcare information for consumers. Job postings and internship opportunities round out the array of information …Read more »

Plunkett Research Online is now available to ReferenceUSA subscribers

Existing ReferenceUSA subscribers now have an additional option: Plunkett Research Online. Plunkett gives researchers access to detailed and in-depth market data on businesses and industries. It allows users to access the important data needed to develop business plans and assess market trends and needs. Students, faculty, and entrepreneurs will find Plunkett a useful resource for …Read more »

Stock up on library supplies

MCLS has negotiated discounts with several library supply and equipment vendors on behalf of our members. These vendors include Brodart, Demco, Ingram, The Library Store, Kapco, Office Depot, Barcodes, Inc., Watson Label Products, and Vernon Library Supplies. You can find more information on discounts and how to order on each vendor’s page.