MCLS Annual Meeting 2016

MCLS Annual Meeting


Maxine Bleiweis

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Barbara Dewey

The MCLS Annual Meeting was held on Friday, November 18, 2016.

The theme of this year’s meeting was Innovation in Libraries. Our morning keynote speaker was Maxine Bleiweis of Maxine Bleiweis and Associates who presented on her experiences with innovation as director of the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Our afternoon keynote speaker was Barbara I. Dewey, Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University who presented on new innovative projects happening at her university.

We had “state of libraries” presentations from Randy Riley, State Librarian of the Library of Michigan, and Jake Speer, State Librarian of the Indiana State Library. A business meeting was held during lunch and attendees participated in roundtable discussions with current MCLS board members.

This year, we simulcasted the meeting from three locations:


9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Innovation in Public Libraries
Maxine Bleiweis, Maxine Bleiweis & Associates

11:15 am The State of Libraries in Michigan & Indiana
Jake Speer, Indiana State Librarian
Randy Riley, Michigan State Librarian

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Annual Membership Business Meeting

1:45 pm Libraries at the Intersection of Invention, Inspiration, and Innovation
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University

3:00 pm Roundtable Discussions with MCLS board members

4:00 pm Adjourn


Innovation in Public Libraries - Maxine Bleiweis pdf-icon.png

Libraries at the Intersection of Invention, Inspiration, and Innovation - Barbara I. Dewey pdf-icon.png

The Library of Michigan and MCLS - Randy Riley pdf-icon.png

MCLS Annual Business Meeting - Eva Davis, Randy Dykhuis, Lise Mitchell pdf-icon.png