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Now’s your chance to influence our license terms and negotiations with vendors

A lifetime ago (2018), we welcomed MCLS’s very own Jan Davidson to our Annual eResources Meeting to facilitate a conversation with collection development library staff about the future of purchasing at MCLS.  Y’all were loud and clear! You wanted to identify dealbreakers in licenses to use in negotiations and just say no! You wanted non-disclosure …Read more »


MCLS Annual Spring eResources Meeting will be held on Friday, April 22

Join your colleagues and MCLS staff at this spring’s Annual eResources Meeting! Set for Friday, April 22, 9am-3pm Eastern (8am-2pm Central), the event will be virtual and will include opportunities to interact with colleagues and to learn about new resources and services available through MCLS. Representatives from the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, and Oxford University …Read more »


MCLS seeks Serials Cataloging instructor

What has been the most requested course from MCLS in recent years, you ask? Serials Cataloging! Do you have experience with online teaching and extensive knowledge of Serials Cataloging? Would you be willing and able to develop and teach a live online workshop for MCLS during our July – December 2022 semester, in order to …Read more »


Is it OA or OER? And, what’s in it for me?

By Chrystal Pickell Vandervest Read time: 3 minutes I’m sure you know all about OA and OER. But, it can be hard to put the words together to talk about it with others (or even find the time to do this). And, it’s important to be able to easily explain the difference between the two.  …Read more »


Wellbeing tip: calm the stress cyclone and get on with your day

You’re finally to the last patron in what felt like a never-ending line. You take a deep breath and put on your best smile, but you’re immediately met with a rude comment about the wait. You channel your inner professional and use your best customer service voice to deflate the situation. Success! But, you don’t …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – March 2022

This month, I’ll use this space as a call to participate in an upcoming online discussion about how data are impacting – and have the potential to impact – academic libraries in terms of budget, collections, spaces, serving users, and more during the COVID era. The discussion will include college and university libraries (community colleges …Read more »


MCLS’s Introduction to Basic Soft Skills series takes a brief hiatus, but will be back!

In order to make some changes to the Introduction to Basic Soft Skills workshop series, MCLS will put it on a brief hiatus. One big change will be rebranding what has been known as “Soft Skills” as “Essential Workplace Skills.” This series name change will help to reflect the content of the workshops and their …Read more »