Community Engagement Roundtable, December 1, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Bristol Public Library in Bristol, IN.
MCLS Annual Meeting 2016, November 18, 2016
The theme of this year’s meeting was Innovation in Libraries. The meeting was held live and simulcast from three locations: Lansing, MI (Lansing Community College West Campus ), Marquette, MI (Northern Michigan University ), and Indianapolis, IN (Indiana Wesleyan University - North Campus ).
Reading Redefined: Deep reading, learning, and the impact of digitization, September 30, 2016
A collaborative of library service agencies sponsored a one-day symposium to discuss the ways that reading is changing as our environment and interactions become ever more digital. This event was held in Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Community College West Campus .
Community Engagement Roundtable, September 20, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Loutit District Library in Grand Haven, MI.
Community Engagement Roundtable, September 8, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Ohio Township Public Library in Newburgh, IN.
Media Boot Camp: Interviewing skills, July 27, 2016
As a follow-up to our Media Coaching workshops, library staff gathered at the Jasper County Library branch in Wheatfield, IN to practice their skills with mock interviews and provide friendly critiques.
Libraries Read: 1 book, July 21 - August 29, 2016
Book discussions took place through Michigan and Indiana, July - August 2016. Library staff were encouraged to read The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr throughout June and July, then join us in a Twitter chat or regional discussion about the book.
Community Engagement Roundtable, June 14, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Public Libraries of Saginaw Hoyt Branch in Saginaw, MI.
Community Engagement Roundtable, June 2, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library in Monticello, IN.
Community Engagement Roundtable, March 2, 2016
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, IN.
Twitter Chat for New Managers, February 2016
MCLS hosted a live Twitter chat series at #MCLSchat with special guests who are veterans in the field of library management. These one-hour Twitter chats provided opportunities to get expert advice from your veteran peers in the library management field without leaving your desk (or your smartphone.)
Community Engagement Roundtable, December 10, 2015
MCLS hosted a free roundtable discussion on community engagement at the Knox County Public Library in Vincennes, IN.
MCLS Annual Business Meeting, November 20, 2015
The MCLS annual business meeting took place on November 20, 2015 and was held online, where attendees could view and participate in the comfort of their own offices.
Strategic Planning Workshop Series, September - October 2015
In this two-day series (held on September 9 and October 21), library staff in Indiana and Michigan learned and practiced do-it-yourself tools to create your own strategic plan.
MCLS Michigan Regional Meetings/MeLCat Symposiums, July 2015
Over a two week period in July 2015, MCLS and the Library of Michigan traveled across the state and met with library staff from the Detroit area, to Muskegon, north to Marquette, and points in-between. Over 200 library staff participated in our seven events.
ILF District Conferences - Turning Outward: Creating Deep Community Engagement, April - May 2015
Emily Bunyan, Director, Knox County Public Library and Randy Dykhuis, Executive Director, MCLS, presented on their community engagement work and training with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation at several of the ILF District Conferences.
Media Coaching for Librarians - Indiana, March 6, 2015
Due to the success of the Media Coaching for Librarians program held in 2014 in Michigan, MCLS offered a similar program in Indiana, instructing and preparing librarians on interacting with the media.
Securing Your Library in Troubling Times, April 10, 2014
Librarians were instructed and prepared for a worst case scenario, an Active Shooter situation.
The Digital Library: Now and Future, June 5, 2013 (Part 6 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
eBooks & Publishing, March 21, 2013 (Part 5 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
HathiTrust Webinar, February 6, 2013 (Part 4 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
eBook Licenses Webinar, December 5, 2012 (Part 3 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
Do Buildings Matter? The Impact of eResources on Bricks & Mortar, October 26, 2012 (Part 2 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
MCLS Annual Meeting 2012: Ebooks and Emerging National Libraries, October 5, 2012 (Part 1 of the MCLS eBooks & Libraries Series)
Choose Your Own Adventure: eBooks and eReaders in Libraries, April 28, 2011
Marketing the Public Library, April 21, 2011
Legacy Librarianship, August 2010