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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. This year, we’d like to invite YOU, our community, to submit titles for consideration.
Online coffee and chat with MCLS Executive Director Randy Dykhuis will be the first Friday of each month at 9:00am Eastern. You won’t need to register; just fire up your browser and point it to the address that we provide. We hope you'll join us for an informal chance to ask questions about MCLS, and hear about anything new and exciting going on here!
MCLS is committed to supporting the community engagement efforts of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. We have upcoming community engagement roundtable discussions scheduled in both states. These discussions are free and open to anyone with an interest. Join us for the opportunity to support one another in your community engagement efforts.
Save the dates! Join MCLS, Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA), and Michigan Library Association (MLA) this fall for programs on safety in libraries. More information and registration coming soon!
We welcome you to join us and your colleagues every third Thursday at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central), for a series of Twitter chats on topics of significance to libraries and library staff. Each month will feature special guests who are recognized leaders on the topics. Each chat will last approximately one hour, and will be archived and made available.
The Library of Michigan and MCLS are currently working on a several month long community engagement training program for Michigan library staff. The training is being led by coaches from the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation , and is being offered at no charge to selected Michigan libraries, with generous stipends provided through Library of Michigan LSTA funding.