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Creative Commons: beyond the licenses 

By Chrystal Pickell Vandervest Read time: 2 minutes As you may know, at the heart of many open educational resources (OER) are Creative Commons licenses. These licenses allow faculty to use, adapt, and remix content. The newly created resources further build upon the knowledge contained in other OERs, and then, that knowledge is shared with …Read more »

2021 MCLS Board of Directors election results

By an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives elected the proposed slate of Board members. The elected slate includes: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) – Trista Smith, Director, Newburgh Chandler Public Library Research Library Representative (Indiana) – Marion Frank-Wilson, Associate Dean for Collection Development and Archival Collections, Indiana University School Library Representative (Indiana) – Rain Smith, …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – October 2021

Listening to libraries Each October, we at MCLS anticipate our Board of Directors’ annual fall retreat. Our Board members always appreciate knowing what’s on library leaders’ and staff’s minds leading up to the retreat, as they and I discuss MCLS’s future together. Recently, I’ve started a new series of conversations with library directors in Indiana …Read more »

Join the Product Advisory Librarians to shape the future of MCLS group purchases

MCLS is seeking library staff from all types of libraries who want to help shape future group purchases. Our vision for the Product Advisory Librarians (PALs) is to test and trial products and provide feedback. This information will help us determine the direction for product offerings in a more thoughtful manner. Benefits for PALs: Influence …Read more »