Category: News

01 Jul

Notes from the Executive Director – July 2020

News No Comments by Sean Cwiek

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 »

25 Jun

From the Executive Director: Take Action Against Racism

News No Comments by Sean Cwiek

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 »

23 Jun

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

News, Technology, Training No Comments by Jan Davidson

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 »

01 Jun

Notes from the Executive Director – June 2020

News by Jan Davidson

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 »

01 Jun

Call for nominations to serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

MCLS Board, News by Jan Davidson

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 »

01 Jun

Michelle Bradley, MCLS Manager of Engagement, Consulting, and Training, recaps weekly virtual dialogues

News by Jan Davidson

Throughout the COVID-19 shut down of libraries in Indiana and Michigan, MCLS has hosted weekly virtual dialogues. Each Friday since March 27, the Engagement, Consulting, and Training Team has facilitated Zoom sessions around the environment we find ourselves working in right now and what opportunities might exist as we move forward. We set out to …Read more »

01 May

Notes from the Executive Director – May 2020

News by Jan Davidson

MCLS is one of the most nimble, responsive library organizations around. This month, I’ll focus on some ways we’re adapting during these uncertain times. Like many who work in libraries, our staff have been working safely at home as much as possible for over a month. Some of us go into our Lansing office occasionally, …Read more »

01 May

Featured training opportunity: discounted ed2go online courses for MCLS members

News by Jan Davidson

Are you looking for an online training opportunity to benefit your library staff now and into the future? MCLS has partnered with Cengage’s ed2go to offer hundreds of online training courses at discounted prices for MCLS members. We are pleased to offer a selected subset of ed2go’s highly interactive courses that you can take entirely …Read more »

01 May

MCLS hosted Spring 2020 eResources Meeting virtually

eJournals, Group Subscriptions, MCLS, News by Jan Davidson

Normally a face-to-face event, the MCLS 2020 Spring eResources Meeting went virtual this year. Academic librarians gathered via Zoom on Friday, April 17 for the annual meeting to review upcoming multi-year eResource renewals. The day-long event featured morning presentations by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) and SpringerNature (SpringerLink), where renewal details and product updates were …Read more »

01 Apr

Notes from the Executive Director – April 2020

News by Jan Davidson

During this global pandemic, everything is changing day to day and everyone is disrupted and uncertain. We at MCLS continue working actively and adaptively to do all we can for libraries. Here are some resources that may be useful during this difficult time, some of which are also listed on the MCLS coronavirus/COVID-19 response page. …Read more »