Category: MeL

20 Dec

January – June 2017 Training Calendar Online

Announcing the MCLS training calendar for January – June 2017. MCLS is offering over 60 training opportunities for library staff. For more information, go to our printer friendly version of the training calendar. For questions, contact the MCLS training department at training@mcls.org

29 Oct

Library of Michigan and MCLS partner with Zepheira Technologies to transform the Michigan eLibrary MeLCat catalog into the Library.Link Network for web publishing

Cataloging, Community-building, MCLS, MeL, News by Michelle Bradley

The Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) have partnered with Zepheira Technologies to transform the 16 million bibliographic records in MeLCat, Michigan’s statewide resource sharing system, into linked data. Once complete, the books, CDs, DVDs, and other items in the Michigan libraries using MeLCat will be easily discoverable by web …Read more »

19 Jul

August Training Opportunities

Register today for the following workshops hosted by MCLS in August. Jul 27 Media boot camp: interviewing skills (at Wheatfield Public Library, Indiana) (3 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 2-4 Assigning Library of Congress call numbers: basic (online) (6 General LEUs) (DEADLINE to register is Friday, July 22) Aug 9 …Read more »

04 Dec

MCLS RFP for Statewide Library Courier Sorting & Delivery Services for RIDES

MeL, News, RIDES by Heather

MCLS last issued an RFP for statewide delivery services in December 2003. In the interest of due diligence, MCLS has issued a new RFP for RIDES service to begin July 2016. The RFP is posted http://mcls.org/ridesrfp. Questions regarding the RFP may be addressed to ridesrfp@mcls.org.

30 Jul

Michigan road trip! MeLCat Symposiums and Regional Meetings

MeL, News by David Votta

Over a two week period in July 2015, MCLS and the Library of Michigan traveled across the state and met with library staff from the Detroit area, to Muskegon, north to Marquette, and points in-between. Over 200 library staff participated in our seven events. Thank you all who took the time, and special thanks to …Read more »

06 Jan

MCLS workshops for January

Register today for the following online workshops offered by MCLS in January. AACR2 meet RDA – Jan 13 (1:30-3:30pm) (NOTE: Deadline to register is noon Friday, January 9) The MeLCat visiting patron service – Jan 15 (10-11am) (FULL – waiting list available) MARC: An introduction – Jan 20-22 (9-11am) Reference triage for paraprofessionals – Jan …Read more »

23 Dec

Happy birthday, MeLCat!

MeL, News by David Votta

It’s hard to believe but MeLCat is now 10 years old!  The first successful patron request was placed on January 10, 2005 at 12:41pm when a West Bloomfield patron requested Alice Starmore’s “The Celtic collection: Twenty-five knitwear designs for men and women” from Bloomfield Township Public Library. There were a number of key milestones in …Read more »

24 Nov

December Training at MCLS

Cataloging, MCLS, MeL, News, Training by Heather

Register today for the following training opportunities with MCLS: Original Cataloging of Archives Using RDA (online) – December 2-4 *Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 26 The MeLCat Overdue Process (online) – December 4 MeLCat Refresher Training for DCB Libraries (in Lansing) – December 9 Original Cataloging of Digital Resources (Virtual/Internet Resources & Video Games) …Read more »

22 Sep

October Training at MCLS

Register today for the following training opportunities with MCLS in October. MCLS Annual Meeting, October 3 (at the McCamly Plaza, Battle Creek, Michigan) *Deadline to register this Friday Reference Triage for Paraprofessionals, October 6 (online) *Deadline to register this Friday MeLCat Cataloging Workshop, October 7-9 (online) MARC: An Introduction, October 7-9 (online) The MeLCat Overdue …Read more »

02 Sep

Scheduled system outage: September 3

MCLS, MeL, News, RIDES by Heather

The ISP for MCLS will be performing system maintenance Wednesday, September 3 from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM. Please distribute this information to any libraries or staff potentially affected by this downtime. The following areas will be affected: mcls.org MCLS staff email MCLS phones MeL.org Main MeL.org website with lists of links to databases (The …Read more »