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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 »

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 »