The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) presents: DIGITAL DIRECTIONS Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections July 21-23, 2013 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MAKE CONNECTIONS – GAIN CONFIDENCE – GATHER THE INFORMATION you need to create sustainable digital collections. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with experts in the field and share experiences [...]
Tuesday June 4, Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty featured an interview with library leader Joe Janes and MCLS Community Engagement Librarian David Votta. The pair spoke to the challenges and opportunities facing libraries and introduced some novel means Midwestern libraries are utilizing to confront their patron’s needs. Listen to the full interview here.
Nominations open for MCLS Board of Directors The MCLS Nominating & Leadership Development Committee seeks nominations from the membership for the following openings on the MCLS Board of Directors: Public Library Representative (Indiana) Special Library Representative (Michigan) Academic Library Representative (Michigan) At-Large Library Representative (Indiana) Each seat has a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2014 [...]
“Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do.” -Joseph Janes On June 5 Joseph Janes will present as keynote speaker on the future of libraries for MCLS’s series finale on eBooks & Libraries. Janes is MLIS Program Chair from the University of Washington Information School and author of the forthcoming book Library 2020: Today’s [...]
LANSING, Michigan (April 29, 2013)-The Midwest Collaborative for Library Service is pleased to announce our annual meeting will be held on October 4, 2013 at the Marten House Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. MCLS encourages members to reserve October 4 for a day of sharing ideas as we lead our staff, patrons and communities into the [...]
LANSING, Michigan (April 2, 2013)-The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services invites its academic library members in Michigan and Indiana to apply for participation in a pilot project whose purpose is to evaluate the feasibility of MCLS assisting libraries in marketing of library services to their patrons. Up to 12 libraries will be chosen to receive [...]
In his March 28, 2013 Huffington Post article Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals Smashwords founder Mark Coker explains his theory and reasoning why libraries are poised to become the catalyst for a self publishing revolution. Also in the article he references his March 21, symposium presentation for MCLS at Lansing Community College.
Are big publishers dinosaurs, dying off as the effects from the impact of the big digital asteroid spread out farther and farther? Or are they zombies, already the walking dead, shuffling along but not really living entities any longer? Or are they on the cusp of discovering a new business model that marries the best [...]
MCLS is pleased to welcome Sean Cwiek as our new MeL Systems Specialist. Sean hails from Plymouth Michigan, where he worked as a page and then reference assistant at Plymouth District Library. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a double major in Economics and Psychology. Sean has worked as a small [...]
LANSING, Michigan (March 11, 2013) – The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services is pleased to announce a pilot program to investigate the feasibility of a direct marketing service for its members. In conjunction with the library technology company Third Iron, this project provides access to and marketing support for BrowZine, a new tablet-based service. Funds [...]