Community Engagement Summit – Full Speaker Biographies

Richard C. Harwood is founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together. Under his leadership, the Institute’s tools and approaches for deepening impact and change have spread to thousands of communities …Read more »

Posted on February 16, 2018 Read More »

Churchill Archive from Bloomsbury Publishing

The tense, fast-paced drama of Darkest Hour charts Sir Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, as Hitler closes in on Britain during World War II. It gives us real insight into a key episode of the life of one of the greatest statesmen the world has known. Yet Churchill’s life and career extended far …Read more »

Posted on February 7, 2018 Read More »

Meet the MCLS trainers: Dawn Olmsted Swanson

Dawn Olmsted Swanson is the Head of Technical Services and Metadata, Lead Librarian, at Kettering University Library in Flint, MI. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan, Flint and an MLIS from Wayne State University. In her spare time, she is actively involved in her church as well as Boy Scouts of America …Read more »

Posted on January 31, 2018 Read More »

Notes from the Executive Director – February 2018

Consortia are fragile. Consortia are also resilient. Just like libraries. Unfortunately, for each of us, it only takes a small group, or even one individual, to threaten an organization that took years to build. We saw that in Michigan a few years ago, when a fringe band of ideologues nearly managed to shut down Troy …Read more »

Posted on January 31, 2018 Read More »

Films on Demand Open Trial from Infobase Learning

For trial access or more information, please contact Megan Bauerle at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401. Always on the cutting edge, Films on Demand’s platform provides faculty and students alike with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s learning experience demands. Every academic department on campus will find the essential streaming video titles …Read more »

Posted on January 30, 2018 Read More »

For the best in performing arts, try Naxos Video Library!

What do Nirvana, Louis Armstrong, and Tchaikovsky have in common? Their works have all found a home in Naxos Video Library! Whether your search involves 18th-century opera, master classes, modern ballet, or 21st-century rock documentaries, Naxos Video Library knows no bounds. Subtitles and libretto text are included when available, so forget about those French lessons! …Read more »

Posted on January 30, 2018 Read More »

The Techie Has Left the Building: Now What Do I Do?

Have you ever felt anxious when someone walks in needing help with their device, but the person who normally helps has just left? Fear not! Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is presenting two interactive, in-person workshops in Indiana that will give you the skills and confidence you need to identify PC components, various devices, …Read more »

Posted on January 18, 2018 Read More »

Notes from the Executive Director – January 2018

The end of one year and the beginning of the next always seem to spark a certain pensiveness for me. I look back at the year that’s just ending and think about our accomplishments and our “might have beens”. 2017 saw plenty of them. I have a grab-bag of topics that came up in the …Read more »

Posted on December 22, 2017 Read More »

Call for proposals open for Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference 2018

Do you have a new idea or success story to share? Program proposals for GLRSC 2018 are being accepted through Jan. 12 on any of the following topic areas: Resource Sharing Best Practices, Marketing Services, Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing, Workflow Improvements, Cooperative Collection Development, Consortial or Group Purchasing, Purchase on Demand, Delivery Solutions, Data-Driven …Read more »

Posted on December 19, 2017 Read More »

The Royal Shakespeare Company is coming to Bloomsbury Publishing

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Live Collection offers students worldwide a front row seat to experience the very best performances of Shakespeare from the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. With 13 RSC productions available at launch, the collection will continue to add new RSC productions as they are filmed, as the RSC works through Shakespeare’s canon. …Read more »

Posted on December 13, 2017 Read More »