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Expired: Save the date: trainings for Michigan library staff on leading effective meetings and conversations

MCLS will again be offering, in partnership with the Library of Michigan, several training sessions on developing essential skills for library staff to facilitate effective conversations and meetings. These skills can be used in a variety of settings including staff and work meetings, strategic planning sessions, one-on-one interactions with library patrons, library sponsored community conversations, …Read more »

Remembering Julie Herrin Laliberte (1946-2020)

MCLS was saddened to learn of the passing earlier this month of former Michigan Library Consortium Interim Executive Director Julie Herrin Laliberte. Julie assumed the role of Interim Executive Director after then-Executive Director Kevin Flaherty was unable to continue due to illness. Former MCLS Associate Director Ruth Dukelow recalls that, “Julie was an innovative force …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – February 2020

February 15, 2020 marks the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services’ (MCLS) tenth anniversary as an organization. To mark this month’s anniversary, I’ll cover some of the many changes that have happened since the Indiana Cooperative Library Service Authority (INCOLSA) and the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) came together to form the organization we know today as …Read more »