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MCLS members get 35% off on new Infobase eBook collections

Boost your eBook offerings with new Infobase eBook collections. The following six new collections are now available, and all titles are perpetual access and DRM free:  American Multicultural Experience (52 titles)  Hispanic-American Heritage Collection (44 titles)  Job Search and Soft Skills Collection (40 titles)  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collection (65 titles)  Shakespeare’s World Collection …Read more »

(DATE CHANGE) Vendor Spotlight: Skilltype is offering a professional development tools webinar on June 11*

Learn how Skilltype helps libraries advance employee professional development by attending the Tuesday, June 11* webinar from 2-3 p.m. Eastern (1-2 p.m. Central). Skilltype is a library-specific professional development tool that allows library administration to strategically assess employee skills and professional development needs by identifying strengths, gaps, and providing information on various professional development opportunities …Read more »

MCLS encourages libraries to join in responding to proposed IPEDS changes by May 3

As you may be aware, the United States Department of Education is considering a proposal to discontinue the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) library survey. This survey serves a key role in the academic library community, documenting information on library resources, services, and usage. Its discontinuation would impact libraries’ efforts to quantify their work and …Read more »

Infobase and MCLS partner to offer community college libraries special pricing on nursing resources 

Infobase nursing and allied health resources are designed to support nursing allied health students on their path to academic and clinical success. Help your health science students excel in their studies, pass licensure exams and prepare for long-term job success in an increasingly complex health care system. Learn more about the current offer that bundles …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – May 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on libraries and their users is a major topic everywhere including at recent conferences and meetings. I’ll share some of what I’ve learned about AI recently. To keep up on current AI developments, Nick Tanzi at The Digital Librarian recommends the TLDR AI daily newsletter. Along with their March …Read more »

Stephanie Davis to retire 

As announced last month, Stephanie Davis, Associate Director/Manager, eLicensing and Collection Resources, will retire Nov. 1, 2024. Stephanie has been at MCLS since February 2019. After 25+ years working in libraries, Stephanie looks forward to retiring as?she plans to spend more time with family, enjoy the great outdoors more, and head south for the winter!   The search …Read more »

Cataloging and Tech Services staff: you’re invited! 

It’s easy to think of a story of when a library’s services have made a difference in the lives of people in our communities, but how often do we consider the role those behind the scenes play in those impactful stories? This month, we invite cataloging and technical services staff of libraries of all sizes and types across Indiana …Read more »

MCLS Spring eResources Meeting recap 

Over 50 librarians joined together on Friday, April 12, for the annual MCLS Spring eResources Meeting. Vendors Sage and Wiley presented information related to the upcoming eJournal package renewals for Sage Premier and Wiley Online Library. There was robust discussion with vendors on issues ranging from renewal pricing to AI license language. Susan Bannwart, eLicensing …Read more »

School library contacts: watch your inbox! 

MCLS will be sending out a membership renewal email reminder to key school library contacts (directors, billing contacts, and primary contacts) in early May. This email offers an opportunity to respond with any changes to your membership and to provide updated contact information ahead of our July 1 renewal date. Invoices will be generated and …Read more »

Michigan library selects MCLS to provide consulting services

We are pleased to announce that East Lansing Public Library in East Lansing, MI has selected Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) to provide consulting services for strategic planning this spring and summer. We are looking forward to spending time with their staff and community and helping to facilitate this important work!  Is your library looking for …Read more »

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