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2020 Membership Ballot: Slate of Nominees

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats with terms expiring at the end of December 2020. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on Sept. 16. All Member Representatives should receive an email on Sept. 16 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »

Docuseek develops video streaming collection for K-12 school libraries

Well known in the higher education environment as a premier streaming resource for exclusive social issue documentaries, Docuseek now offers an affordable, robust streaming video collection for K-12 schools. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school audiences,?the K-12 Collection contains more than 200 best-selling and popular titles, and includes films on sustainability, STEAM, global studies, …Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director – September 2020

This month, Michigan Digital Preservation Network (MDPN) Coordinator Chelsea Denault and I will highlight recent work and next steps toward forming the MDPN as a community of members and set of resources for libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations throughout Michigan. I may be speaking for us through this piece, but …Read more »

Learn more about Patron Point for marketing automation

Patron Point is a fully featured marketing automation platform that gives public libraries the ability to really drive their digital marketing and community engagement. It brings data together by connecting to the ILS and other third-party library services to help libraries segment marketing by audience, reaching patrons more effectively and efficiently. Patron Point automates communications …Read more »

Stay up to date with the Chronicle of Higher Education online

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, it serves readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.? A site license subscription is the …Read more »

Docuseek offers free films to libraries!

Kartemquin?Films?and?Bullfrog Films?are partnering with Docuseek?to make the film “’63 Boycott,” on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Short Subject, available free to K-12 schools in streaming format. The film, and companion curriculum materials, are available free through the end of October 2020. This half-hour long film connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott …Read more »

JSTOR/ArtStor offers free three-month trial September-November 2020

Ithaka (JSTOR/Artstor) is pleased to offer MCLS members a three-month trial Sept. 1, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2020. MCLS members (Academic 2 & 4 year, K-12, Public, and Special libraries) that currently do not subscribe to JSTOR/Artstor will receive trial access to the JSTOR Archive journals and the Artstor Digital Library. JSTOR Archive Journals contains …Read more »