Upcoming Events

July - December 2018 training offerings

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Community Engagement Summit for Michigan Public Innovators

MCLS, in partnership with the Library of Michigan, is pleased to announce a Community Engagement Summit to be held in September 2018. Richard C. Harwood, President and Founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation new-window-icon.png, will be the keynote presenter.

Registration is currently open to ANY library staff interested in community engagement, at $100/person (or a subsidized $50 fee for MI library staff.) Registration is free to those individuals who have been through a Harwood Public Innovators Lab.

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Community engagement roundtables

MCLS is committed to supporting the community engagement efforts of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. We have upcoming community engagement roundtable discussions scheduled in both states.  These discussions are free and open to anyone with an interest. Join us for the opportunity to support one another in your community engagement efforts.

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Third Thursday Twitter chats

We welcome you to join us and your colleagues every third Thursday at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central), for a series of Twitter chats on topics of significance to libraries and library staff. Each month will feature special guests who are recognized leaders on the topics. Each chat will last approximately one hour, and will be archived and made available.

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Removing Barriers: A Library Accessibility Workshop

The Michigan Collaborating Partners (Michigan Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Michigan Library Association, and Michigan Academic Libraries Association) invite you to this workshop, to be held in November 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Michigan Harwood cohort 2016-2019

The Library of Michigan and MCLS are currently working on a several year long community engagement training program for Michigan library staff. The training is being led by coaches from the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation new-window-icon.png, and is being offered at no charge to selected Michigan libraries, with generous stipends provided through Library of Michigan LSTA funding.

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