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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Feb 2023

Following Kristin Fontichiaro’s recent presentation on mis- and disinformation, as Dr. Emily Knox’s lecture at WMU (and livestream) and workshop on intellectual freedom and book challenges approach on Feb. 7-8, and as I talk with libraries, I continue thinking a lot about diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and accessibility (DEIJA)—especially the pushback against these principles …Read more »

There’s still time to register – MCLS wants to hear from you!

As MCLS prepares to embark on a strategic planning process in 2023, we want to engage with the library community in both Indiana and Michigan through a series of Community Conversations. These conversations are fast approaching this month, so please register today! This engagement process is an opportunity to hear from our community—staff from libraries …Read more »

Conference discount code – Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability 

Information Today, Inc.’s 2023 Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability conference will take place in Arlington, VA March 28-30 with pre-conference half-day workshops offered on March 27. The conference program highlights novel examples of libraries innovating, taking advantage of leading technology, and making it happen in their communities. Hear from forward-thinking libraries, creative fablabs, and …Read more »

Bloomsbury Art Markets discounts for MCLS members

Now through Feb. 17, Bloomsbury is offering MCLS members the chance to save an additional 10-15% off the standard 15% discount on the one-time purchase of select digital resources. From Feb. 18 through May 31, the member discount is 5-10% on top of the standard discount. This offer applies to the following resources: Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts Bloomsbury …Read more »

Connect with other librarians at the March Virtual Dialogue: “Cultivating a flexible mindset”

Registration is open for the next in MCLS’s popular Virtual Dialogue series! The next dialogue, which is about cultivating a flexible mindset, will be hosted by MCLS’s Engagement, Consulting, and Training team on Tuesday, March 15, from 10:30am to noon Eastern (9:30-11am Central) via Zoom. The topic was chosen from feedback we collected about what …Read more »