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Congratulations to those who earned MCLS Certificates of Library Staff Development

Seven staff members from five libraries in Indiana and Michigan and one in Texas earned their MCLS Certificate of Library Development in Basic or Advanced Cataloging between December 2021 and April 2022. Those who earned these Certificates represent both public and academic libraries. Basic Cataloging Certificate Alisia Neubeck, Gary Byker Memorial Library, MI Christina Hunt, …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – May 2022

Addressing RIDES pricing equity throughout Michigan We at MCLS have heard concerns regarding RIDES (Regional Interlibrary DElivery Service, the statewide library courier service in Michigan which MCLS facilitates) pricing equity for libraries in Michigan’s lower (LP) and upper (UP) peninsulas for some time, and I’m happy to share that our staff has worked hard this …Read more »

MCLS move to Consortia Manager for subscription management

In July 2022, MCLS will transition to Consortia Manager (CM) as its subscription management system. CM is a commercial product specific to consortia and used worldwide by more than 40 consortia. It offers numerous benefits to both MCLS members and MCLS staff, including improved data management, robust reporting capabilities, and more opportunities for members to …Read more »

Open Education Network (OEN) Allied Membership opportunity for MCLS members

Looking for ways to enhance open educational resources at your institution? Allied Membership in the Open Education Network (OEN) offers support and guidance for libraries interested in advancing and building open education initiatives on their campuses. OEN operates as a community of learners dedicated to making higher education more affordable, equitable, and accessible. MCLS member …Read more »

Meet new MCLS instructor Shanna Hollich

We would like to introduce you to Shanna Hollich who will be teaching some cataloging classes for MCLS. Shanna Hollich (they/them or she/her) is currently serving as the Director of the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, PA. They have been doing research, reform, and advocacy work in the field of copyright and open access for …Read more »

Support your psychology program with the 2022 APA Books® E-Collections

These one-time purchases provide DRM-free, perpetual access to critical psychological research – allowing you to support the needs of educators, researchers, students, and clinicians while helping to minimize institutional and student costs. Each collection covers a spectrum of behavioral and social science research: Full Collection: 33 titles covering timely topics such as immigration and multiculturalism, …Read more »

Improve full-text linking from any point of discovery with LibKey

The experience of getting to full text is often one involving confusing menus, clicking through different pages, and sometimes arriving at broken links. For users, this results in incomplete research, frustration, and wasted time. For libraries, it means dealing with technical support issues and responding to unnecessary ILL requests. There ought to be a better …Read more »

Join Overdrive for Michigan Academics (OMiA) and enhance your audio and eBook collection

Four MCLS member libraries came together in 2021 to form Overdrive for Michigan Academics (OMiA). As stated in the group Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), “collaboration, transparency, responsibility, trust and inclusiveness represent the shared values of OMiA.” Founding members are Alpena Community College, Glen Oaks Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Kirtland Community College. Each …Read more »