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Meet the Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator: Chelsea Denault

We are excited to announce that MCLS has hired Chelsea Denault, Ph.D., to serve as the Michigan Digital Preservation Network Coordinator. In her role, which is made possible by the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS), Dr. Denault will work with libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations throughout Michigan to …Read more »

Access updates for MCLS members due to COVID-19

NewspaperArchive We at would like to extend our hand in these trying times. We understand many institutions are closing their doors to the public for health and preventative reasons. We would love to help by offering your staff & patrons free access to our 300 million page newspaper collection from the comfort of their …Read more »

MCLS Coronavirus/COVID-19 response information

Page last updated Wednesday, July 29, at 12:55pm. During the current global coronavirus pandemic, MCLS is open and as responsive and supportive as possible through any restrictions your library may face. At the same time, we are also being as conscientious as possible about not putting our staff or others at risk for virus transmission. …Read more »

This year, Doody’s Core Titles® is a MUST-have

With thousands of new health sciences titles published each year, how do you know which titles remain relevant or are worth acquiring? Doody’s Core Titles® makes answering these questions a breeze! Selected by content experts and seasoned librarians, this annually published list of the most distinguished titles in 120+ health sciences specialties is the most …Read more »

GALE online health science resources available to MCLS members

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) has partnered with Gale to offer members a health and science package with reputable, reliable content. Together, we can make an impact on education by delivering essential, credible, and up-to-date content from powerful research platforms with vetted sources. Special discounts are available on the following products: GALE eBooks GALE …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – March 2020

In our November/December newsletter, I provided a few data from our 2019 engagement survey designed to create a baseline understanding for our Board of Directors about member libraries’ awareness and usage of MCLS’s services. This month, I’ll present more data (and you may also view the full report). Our Board plans to engage with you …Read more »

SLACK Incorporated has your medical library journal must-haves

For over 50 years, SLACK Incorporated has been providing specialty medical content to institutions of all sizes. With many of SLACK’s journals indexed in Medline/PubMed, patrons of medical libraries around the world see SLACK as a trusted source for medical content. SLACK offers a variety of healthcare journals and archives in areas such as Nursing, …Read more »

Free offer to MCLS members on bibliotheca inventory

This is the final opportunity to get leftover bibliotheca inventory. Single DVD cases are available free to member libraries on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no minimum order required, and cases can be picked up at the MCLS office in Lansing, Michigan, or delivered by mail. Libraries using the mail option are responsible for …Read more »