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Take our strategic planning survey by April 19, 2024

Dear Friends of MCLS, As you may be aware, MCLS is in the midst of our 2023-2024 strategic planning process. We are seeking broad community input and participation in shaping our vision for the future. We have hosted numerous focus groups and interviews in recent weeks and months, and are now launching this survey as a means …Read more »

Clarivate and MCLS partner to offer EndNote™ discounted pricing for MCLS members

Today’s research is characterized by the need for collaboration, a higher prediction of the research outcome, process efficiency, and changes in research ecosystems–all possible with EndNote™ which supports students, faculty, and staff on all stages of research and writing, streamlines systematic reviews, encourages collaboration, allows multitasking, and increases your efficiency and effectivity. Several enhancements to …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison, April 2024

Staff from Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) and MCLS will promote Text and Learn for Kindergarten (TALK) at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 conference April 2-5 in Columbus, OH. Based on Every Child Ready to Read, TALK is a text messaging service that prompts parents and caregivers to talk, sing, read, write, and play with …Read more »

Reveal Digital collections expand

Reveal Digital develops Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, crowdfunded by libraries. Digitized primary source materials from the 20th and 21st centuries are important resources for learning and research, but they can be difficult to find. Reveal Digital’s Open Access collections, hosted on JSTOR, help fill that need while also …Read more »

Wiley announces spring savings for MCLS members through April 20

Wiley, a global company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Wiley’s online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with their digital learning, assessment, and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments, and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 200 …Read more »

MCLS Group Purchasing is now eLicensing and Collection Resources (eLCR)

For more than 20 years, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) has provided libraries access to eResource product discounts through the Group Purchasing Department. Because the landscape of eResources has evolved, we are renaming this department eLicensing and Collection Resources (eLCR) to better align with our work. Beginning April 1, 2024, you will see …Read more »

MCLS has a new lockbox address for check remittance

MCLS is dedicated to ensuring all accounting and payment interactions you have with us are secure and processed with care. For better security, MCLS has opened a new lockbox location with Bank of America. Please send any future checks to the following address: Midwest Collaborative For Library Services Inc. P.O. Box 7411172 Chicago, IL 60674-1172 Please …Read more »

Join the annual LDUG Wikidata Edit-a-thon on Indiana and Michigan schools

Join the Linked Data Users Group of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) the week of April 22-26 for a free, semi-synchronous, virtual event that explores Wikidata. No prior experience is necessary! Project staff will provide you with everything you need to create and edit Wikidata entities including instructions, tools, data sources, and an optional Slack …Read more »

Cataloging and Tech Services staff: you’re invited to our next Virtual Dialogue

We hope that cataloging and technical services staff from libraries of all types and sizes throughout Indiana and Michigan will join MCLS’s Engagement, Consulting, and Training Team on Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern (9:30-11 a.m. Central) on Zoom. Please plan to have your microphone enabled and camera on to participate. MCLS Virtual Dialogues are …Read more »

K-12 Libraries: take the scheduling survey for a Vendor and Product Lightning Round

Do you work in a K-12 school? We know your availability is limited, so we need your help to determine a date and time for your Vendor and Product Lightning Round. Please take a few moments to fill out our scheduling survey. The meeting will also be recorded and shared. What is a Lightning Round? It is …Read more »

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