Notes from the Executive Director

Last month, I wrote about the necessity of being future-oriented as we work to keep libraries strong, vibrant, community hubs. I talked about the ways that MCLS is responding to input from our community – you, our members in Indiana and Michigan – and some of the changes we are making in response to the …Read more »

Posted on March 24, 2017 Read More »

Meet the trainer: Vicki Bloom

Vicki Bloom is a new instructor for MCLS, and will be teaching this month’s featured workshop, Purposeful reference: Developing connections and outcomes through research consultations. Some fun facts about Vicki: She has worked in libraries in four different states, including medical, special, public, and academic libraries. During her first week as a medical librarian, she …Read more »

Posted on March 24, 2017 Read More »

MCLS Executive Director, Randy Dykhuis, says the future is bright

Wayne Gretzky’s father famously admonished his son to “skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” That aphorism has been repeated a gazillion times. It was used to run a tech company (Steve Jobs) and to manage an investment portfolio (Warren Buffet). As much as the tech industry or stock investors, …Read more »

Posted on February 27, 2017 Read More »

Special Pricing for Springer Nature’s 2017 Medicine eBook Collection

Institutions purchasing through MCLS receive continuous access to 800+ copyright 2017 titles. The Springer eBook portfolio includes major reference works, monographs, textbooks, and book series written by distinguished authors from around the world. Particularly noteworthy publishing programs include Surgery, Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Cardiology, and many more Internal Medicine specialties. Contact Chrystal Babbitt at services@mcls.org …Read more »

Posted on February 20, 2017 Read More »

Create a custom SAGE Knowledge Collection

SAGE Publishing is partnering with MCLS on an exclusive offer to create a custom SAGE Knowledge Collection at reduced buy-in pricing! For a limited time, the new Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) model is available to a select group of library customers. When you opt-in to the EBA program by March 31, 2017, you’ll gain access to the …Read more »

Posted on February 20, 2017 Read More »

Doody’s Review Service puts the collection in your hands

Doody’s Review Service is the time-saving collection development tool that will work for you. It provides comprehensive coverage and expert reviews of health sciences publications, sent right to your email. Additionally, over 2,000 titles are reviewed and added each year, an equivalent of 200 hours of work. For more information or to request a free …Read more »

Posted on January 30, 2017 Read More »

Take Advantage of Wiley’s Usage-Based Collection Management Model Offer Before it Expires

Don’t forget to sign up now for Wiley’s Usage-Based Collection Management Model (UBCM). Choose four online book subject categories and gain access for one year. A few advantages of UBCM include no automatic triggers, DRM-free chapter downloads, and unlimited concurrent user access. Wiley provides you with the data tools your library needs to identify demand …Read more »

Posted on January 30, 2017 Read More »

Meet peer libraries Hastings Public Library and Monticello-Union Township Public Library

Two more of our member public libraries have been paired up through the MCLS “Library Match” program. The Hastings Public Library in Hastings, MI and the Monticello-Union Township Public Library in Monticello, IN have been paired up to learn from one another and share ideas, solutions, and mutual inspiration. What makes them a match? Hastings …Read more »

Posted on January 26, 2017 Read More »

MCLS offers grant opportunity for small Indiana libraries

As a result of input from libraries throughout Indiana, MCLS is developing a consulting service to work with libraries on community engagement, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation. As part of our service development, we are offering a grant opportunity to our Indiana member libraries who are Class C or D public libraries. This competitive grant …Read more »

Posted on January 13, 2017 Read More »

Welcome Product Advisory Librarians (PALs)

We had a great response to our call for PALs and we want to say thank you! Librarians from K12, academic, public, law, and government libraries in both Indiana and Michigan all responded, and we are really looking forward to receiving your suggestions and feedback on new products. If you signed up to be a …Read more »

Posted on January 10, 2017 Read More »