Category: Director

31 Oct

Notes from the Executive Director – November/December 2018

Director, News by Pam Seabolt

It’s my last newsletter article. Come January, for the first time in 36 years, I won’t have any official affiliation with a library science program, a library, a library vendor, or a consortium. How odd is that? My consortium director career started in August 1995 when I became Executive Director for the Michigan Library Consortium. …Read more »

23 Oct

Executive Director Search Update

Director, MCLS, MCLS Board, News, Staff by Heather

After a thorough process, which included a nationwide search, two rounds of interviews, and feedback from staff and members, the MCLS Board of Directors was not able to successfully fill the Executive Director position. “Naturally, we are disappointed with the outcome of this search,” said Eva Davis, MCLS Board President. “We remain committed to recruiting …Read more »

25 Apr

Notes from the Executive Director – May 2017

Director, MCLS, News, Technology by Jan Davidson

This turned out to be quite a different column than the one I thought I was writing. Lately, I’ve been thinking about linked data a lot, and I thought I’d opine a bit about the history and development of linked data, with an update on a couple cool linked data projects in Michigan and Indiana. …Read more »

29 Oct

Deadline to register for November 6 media training workshop is Friday

Time is running out to secure a seat for this great opportunity to learn valuable tools to make your library even more visible in your community. The deadline to register is Friday, October 31. On November 6, 2014, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) will …Read more »

27 Feb

Turning outward

Community-building, Director, News by David Votta

To say that the 2013 Michigan Library Association Directors Summit was a transformative event in my life would be hyperbole. But it would not be too much to say that my notion of how best to lead a nonprofit organization was forever altered. I learned that our usual way of designing the services we offer …Read more »

07 Feb

2011 MCLS Annual Report is Online

Director, MCLS, MCLS Board by David Votta

The 2011 MCLS Annual Report is now available online in html format.

25 Jan

Dukelow to Take New Position at CLIC

Director, Staff by Heather

Ruth Dukelow, long-time Associate Director at MCLS, has announced that she will be the next Executive Director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruth’s final day at MCLS will be March 1. MCLS will host an open house for Michigan and Indiana library staff on Thursday March 1 from 2:00 – …Read more »

27 Apr

2010 MCLS Annual Report is Online

Director, MCLS Board, Membership by David Votta

The 2010 MCLS Annual Report is now online in two formats, PDF and interactive swf.  See:

29 Mar

MCLS Presentations at ILF District Conferences

What if you could offer your patrons access to 7 million books with the click of a mouse? Imagine an easy patron-initiated resource-sharing service with visible shelf status. Other states have done it, and Indiana can too! MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis and other MCLS staff are scheduled to present at four of the Indiana …Read more »

28 Jan

Happy Birthday to Us

Director, Merger by Heather

Holy cow. A year has passed already?!? When a staff member mentioned to me that we were coming up on our first year anniversary, that was my reaction. It’s true that the older I get, the faster the years fly by, but even so, I look back to February 15, 2010 and wonder where the …Read more »