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Welcome to the MCLS booth at the MLA Annual Conference!

On behalf of everyone at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), I’d like to welcome you to the Michigan Library Association (MLA) 2020 Annual Conference. We are pleased to support MLA in offering you the best online conference experience possible, at this time when so many, including our staff, would much prefer being together …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – October 2020

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is an emerging approach for libraries to legally lend digital copies of in-copyright print books. Though there is some controversy around CDL, it holds promise to help readers get to content they need when access to physical collections may be very limited. Some libraries and digital collections have already been using …Read more »

2020 MCLS Board Election Results

By an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives elected the proposed slate of board members. The elected slate includes: Academic Library Representative (Indiana) – Denise Shorey, Director of Library Services, Franklin College Special Library Representative (Indiana) – Patricia A. Lunsford, Librarian, Franciscan Health Lafayette At-Large Library Representative (Michigan) – Kate Pohjola Andrade, Director, Woodlands Library …Read more »

Meet the MCLS trainers: John Sterbenz

John Sterbenz has been an instructor with MCLS (and previously, MLC) for 15 years. He has taught several OCLC classes and Excel workshops in the past and currently teaches the ever-popular MARC: An Introduction along with MeLCat Cataloging and Advanced MeLCat Cataloging. We featured John in the MCLS newsletter back in March 2018. Now seemed …Read more »