Libraries Read: 1 Book 2018

Libraries Read: 1 Book Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual “library community read” project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate by voting on which book should be selected, then participate in the discussion, whether online or in-person. We will join together, across state lines and …Read more »

Posted on April 19, 2018 Read More »

Registration is now open for the 2018 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Registration is now OPEN! Reserve your space for the 5th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH on June 7 & 8, 2018. Schedule in brief: Thursday, June 7, 2018 1 to 2:30pm or 3:30 to 5pm – Northwest Book Depository Tours 1 to 1:15pm – Welcome 1 …Read more »

Posted on March 30, 2018 Read More »

MCLS looks to expand partnership with Taylor & Francis

MCLS and Taylor & Francis are pleased to expand our partnership to include Taylor & Francis’s eJournal collections. A group purchase will begin if there is enough interest. If you would like more information or to join the purchase, contact Chrystal Babbitt at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.

Posted on March 30, 2018 Read More »

Notes from the Executive Director – April 2018

Last month, I argued that the predictions and fears for artificial intelligence (AI) to have anything resembling real human intelligence are wildly over the top. AI today and into the future is highly unlikely “to understand the physical world well enough to make predictions about basic aspects of it – to observe one thing and …Read more »

Posted on March 28, 2018 Read More »

Expired: Submit titles for 2018 Libraries Read: 1 Book!

Libraries Read: 1 Book Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual “library community read” project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate by voting on which book should be selected, then participate in the discussion, whether online or in-person. We will join together, across state lines and …Read more »

Posted on March 22, 2018 Read More »

PALs begins second year

In early 2017, MCLS Group Purchasing issued a call for Product Advisory Librarians (PALs). At the time, we had a vague idea that you, our members, could help us do a better job of determining potential new vendors or products, and we could, in turn, provide you a secure place to discuss those products and …Read more »

Posted on March 16, 2018 Read More »

MCLS Executive Director Retirement Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 LANSING, March 14, 2018 – Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) announced today that Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, will retire from his position effective December 31, 2018. Dykhuis has been the Executive Director of MCLS since its creation in 2010. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director …Read more »

Posted on March 14, 2018 Read More »

The Credo FYE Guide: Practices for Enhancing Instruction!

Credo Reference has announced that this summer they will release a new interactive e-guide, The Credo FYE Guide: Practices for Enhancing Instruction, full of helpful tips and best practices for supporting first year students. Each month this spring, Credo will release a new chapter directly to interested librarians. Sign up here to receive upcoming installments, …Read more »

Posted on March 13, 2018 Read More »

Save the date for the Linked Data for Libraries Users Group meeting on May 1

As a result of a successful Linked Data Summit held in March 2017, MCLS facilitated the formation of a multi-state Linked Data for Libraries Users Group. The purpose of the group is for libraries to discuss the latest developments in Linked Data for libraries, share experiences, explore new products, and raise awareness. A Steering Committee, …Read more »

Posted on March 1, 2018 Read More »

Flexible digital book options from Wiley

MCLS members can make more data-driven decisions with Wiley’s Usage-Based Collection Management (UBCM) model. UBCM takes the best of traditional demand-driven acquisition and infuses it with long-term cost stability, increased access rights, more control over collection decisions, and holistic data support. Looking to purchase online books individually? At the Wiley Online Library Bookstore you can …Read more »

Posted on February 28, 2018 Read More »