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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – September 2022

Like so many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic influenced MCLS to become a mostly remote work organization, and I have big news to share. On Friday, Aug. 12 the MCLS Board of Directors voted to authorize me as Executive Director to seek our members’ approval to sell the building and land we own at 1407 …Read more »

MCLS soft skills workshops return, redeveloped into Essential Workplace Skills self-paced tutorials!

These popular workshops are back and better than ever! Presented by our Engagement, Consulting, & Training team, the Essential Workplace Skills tutorials offer many relevant topics for library staff with the added benefit of participating at your own pace and on your own schedule – no time zones to worry about here! EWS tutorials are …Read more »

An update on our transition to ConsortiaManager

Completing the implementation of ConsortiaManager (CM) remains a top priority for MCLS’s Group Purchasing (GP) team. Due to the complex nature of changing subscription systems, we are not surprised we have hit some snags along the way. Please rest assured we are addressing all issues as they are reported. MCLS’s IT, Contact Management, and GP …Read more »

Jenny Kobiela-Mondor earns certification

We are pleased to announce that Library Strategist Jenny Kobiela-Mondor of the MCLS Engagement, Consulting, and Training team has been certified as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based approach to organizational change. It focuses on an organization’s positive core by using a whole-system approach to …Read more »

We welcome our newest MCLS member libraries!

We welcome the following libraries, who have recently joined MCLS: Arab American National Museum, MI Beaver Island District Library, MI Troy School District, MI We are so glad to have you as members! MCLS currently has 642 member libraries across Indiana and Michigan. Is YOUR library receiving all the benefits of membership? Find out by …Read more »