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Notes from the Executive Director – May 2020

MCLS is one of the most nimble, responsive library organizations around. This month, I’ll focus on some ways we’re adapting during these uncertain times. Like many who work in libraries, our staff have been working safely at home as much as possible for over a month. Some of us go into our Lansing office occasionally, …Read more »

Featured training opportunity: discounted ed2go online courses for MCLS members

Are you looking for an online training opportunity to benefit your library staff now and into the future? MCLS has partnered with Cengage’s ed2go to offer hundreds of online training courses at discounted prices for MCLS members. We are pleased to offer a selected subset of ed2go’s highly interactive courses that you can take entirely …Read more »

MCLS hosted Spring 2020 eResources Meeting virtually

Normally a face-to-face event, the MCLS 2020 Spring eResources Meeting went virtual this year. Academic librarians gathered via Zoom on Friday, April 17 for the annual meeting to review upcoming multi-year eResource renewals. The day-long event featured morning presentations by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) and SpringerNature (SpringerLink), where renewal details and product updates were …Read more »

Expired: The OED: the definitive record of the English language

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)?has become the most venerated and most authoritative English language reference ever compiled. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual …Read more »