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This summit, on March 16, 2017 is an opportunity for librarians to explore the possibilities of what a fully integrated Linked Data world would mean for libraries and our communities. An additional focus will also be to provide updates and presentations of what is already happening to make that possibility a reality. This event will simultaneously be taking place in Lansing, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana, with a combination of live presentations and interactive simulcast.
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.
Throughout 2016 and moving into 2017 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.