Category: Membership

23 May

Call for Nominations to Serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

MCLS, MCLS Board, Membership, News by Heather

The MCLS Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Public Library Representative (Indiana) Academic Library Representative (Michigan) Special Library Representative (Michigan) Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in the four positions are eligible to run for another three-year term. Each seat …Read more »

14 Sep

2018 Membership Ballot: Slate of Nominees

MCLS, MCLS Board, Membership, News by Heather

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats whose terms expire at the end of December 2018. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on September 17. All Member Representatives should receive an email on September 17 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »

21 Sep

Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for November 17

Mark your calendars for the MCLS Annual Membership Meeting to place place from 10-11am Eastern (9-10am Central) on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. This year’s membership meeting will be held online using Zoom online meeting software and will feature reports from MCLS President Eva Davis, Executive Director Randy Dykhuis, and MCLS Treasurer (and Audit Committee Chair) …Read more »

06 Sep

2017 Membership Ballot: Slate of Nominees and Bylaws Amendments

The MCLS Board of Directors has accepted the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of candidates for the five seats whose terms expire at the end of December 2017. Electronic voting to approve the slate of candidates begins on September 18. All Member Representatives should receive an email on September 18 with voting instructions. Votes will be …Read more »

28 Dec

Randy Dykhuis shares MCLS Annual Meeting highlights

Step out. Take a risk. Dare to make a difference. Keynote speakers Maxine Bleiweis and Barbara Dewey urged attendees at this year’s Annual Meeting to become better innovators. They spoke from their experience as library directors: Bleiweis at The Westport Library in Connecticut and Dewey at Penn State University. Both highlighted the ways that they …Read more »

02 Nov

MCLS has proposed bylaws revisions

Annual Meeting, MCLS, MCLS Board, Membership, News by Michelle Bradley

At this year’s business meeting, which will be held during our Annual Membership Meeting on November 18, you will be asked to vote on revisions to the MCLS bylaws. The revisions are necessary to bring MCLS into compliance with the updated Michigan Nonprofit Act, which was approved by the legislature in 2015. The MCLS Board …Read more »

24 Oct

Time is running out to register for 2016 Annual Meeting

The theme of this year’s meeting, on Friday, Nov. 18, will be Innovation in Libraries. Our morning keynote speaker will be Maxine Bleiweis of Maxine Bleiweis and Associates who will present on her experiences with innovation as director of the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Our afternoon keynote speaker will be Barbara I. Dewey, Dean, …Read more »

25 Aug

Register today for the MCLS annual meeting – November 18

The theme of this year’s meeting will be Innovation in Libraries. Our morning keynote speaker will be Maxine Bleiweis of Maxine Bleiweis and Associates who will present on her experiences with innovation as director of the Westport Public Library in Connecticut. Our afternoon keynote speaker will be Barbara I. Dewey, Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly …Read more »

23 Nov

MCLS offering collection development mini-grants to Indiana school libraries

Community-building, MCLS, Membership, News by Michelle Bradley

MCLS is offering up to twenty $500 collection development mini-grants to school libraries in Indiana that are MCLS members. These funds are being made available through a grant program established by the MCLS Board of Trustees from the proceeds of the sale of the former INCOLSA building.  $50,000 per year for the next five years …Read more »

23 Nov

MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis shares insights from regional meetings

Community-building, MCLS, Membership, News by Michelle Bradley

A little more than two years ago, MCLS undertook a concerted effort to connect more effectively and engage more deeply with its members. We have held many conversations with members both in groups and individually, some in formal settings, others more informally. Our intent was to listen to our members and learn about the things …Read more »