MCLS Coronavirus/COVID-19 response information

Page last updated Friday, April 10, at 1:49pm. During the current global coronavirus pandemic, MCLS is open and as responsive and supportive as possible through any restrictions your library may face. At the same time, we are also being as conscientious as possible about not putting our staff or others at risk for virus transmission. …Read more »

Posted on March 12, 2020 Read More »

Special discounts from SAGE

From now until Nov. 30, 2020, SAGE would like to offer all academic MCLS members with the option to purchase or subscribe to CQ Researcher and/or Voting and Elections at a 20% discount. This is for new subscribers/purchasers. CQ Researcher The world is changing quickly, and separating fact from fiction has become a daunting challenge …Read more »

Posted on July 1, 2020 Read More »

Stock up on library supplies

MCLS has negotiated discounts with several library supplies and equipment vendors on behalf of our members. These vendors include Brodart, Demco, Ingram, The Library Store, Kapco, Office Depot, Barcodes, Inc., and Vernon Library Supplies. You can find more information on discounts and how to order on each vendor’s page.

Posted on July 1, 2020 Read More »

Notes from the Executive Director – July 2020

This month, the Collaborating Partners (Michigan Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Michigan Library Association, Michigan Association of Media in Education, and Michigan Academic Libraries Association) are offering Creating Inclusive Libraries: Gender and Sexuality Awareness, a series of three online events designed to inform libraries about how to better serve …Read more »

Posted on July 1, 2020 Read More »

From the Executive Director: Take Action Against Racism

Continued killings of Black Americans are an acutely painful reminder of systemic racism in our country, and leave many difficult questions. To me, the two most important questions are: What can I do? What can we do? Our country’s history regarding race and racism is an extremely difficult thing for many white people to talk …Read more »

Posted on June 25, 2020 Read More »

Registration open for Foundations of Digital Literacy virtual workshop for Michigan library staff

Registration is now open for upcoming virtual training for Michigan library staff on foundational digital literacy topics, offered by MCLS in partnership with the Library of Michigan. This workshop is being offered multiple times throughout September and October to accommodate smaller participation limits in each session, which will allow for plenty of personal attention and …Read more »

Posted on June 23, 2020 Read More »

Unsub (formerly Unpaywall) helps academics assess subscription usage

MCLS is developing a group purchase for Unsub (formerly Unpaywall). Named the “Most Impactful New Product” at the 2019 Charleston Conference, the Unsub tool helps academic and special libraries assess their journal subscription usage in light of open access. It examines open access journal data, institutional COUNTER data, and citation patterns to create a forecast …Read more »

Posted on June 1, 2020 Read More »

Notes from the Executive Director – June 2020

Businesses and organizations everywhere are struggling with how to resume operating while minimizing risk to employees and customers alike. Things continue to change on a week-to-week basis, and much is still unknown. While many libraries have continued working and providing services online, it is a stressful time as staff are returning to library buildings and …Read more »

Posted on June 1, 2020 Read More »

Call for nominations to serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

The MCLS Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: Academic Library Representative (Indiana) Special Library Representative (Indiana) At-Large Representative (Michigan) Research Library Representative (Michigan) School Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in each position except Academic Library Representative (Indiana) are eligible to …Read more »

Posted on June 1, 2020 Read More »

Granite, a resource for hotspots and data plans

Libraries play a key role in ensuring internet access for all. When the physical library building is closed or use is limited, providing internet access requires new tools and resources. Hotspots can be part of the solution. MCLS is now an affinity partner with Granite, a provider of hotspots and data plans. MCLS is referring …Read more »

Posted on June 1, 2020 Read More »

ProQuest advances Academic Video Online (AVON)

With almost 70,000 videos, AVON provides the most valuable content available, including hundreds of high-demand, thought-provoking documentaries, CNN, Dow Jones, Sony Pictures Classics, BroadwayHD™, 60 MINUTES/CBS, PBS, BBC, FILM PLATFORM, and more. AVON supports campus teaching, whether on-site or online. Discounted pricing is available to new subscribers. For more information or a quote, contact us …Read more »

Posted on June 1, 2020 Read More »