Library Services & Technology Act Report 2012Every year we administer the annual "Grants to States" allotment of federal Library Services and Technology Act funds for the State and for Michigan libraries. Karren Reish is the coordinator of these important federal funds, and our Library of Michigan team utilizes them for huge projects like the Michigan eLibrary and small ones.
Letters About Literature Winners for 2013The 2013 results are in! Kathleen Carroll from Grosse Pointe Farms, Austin Langlinais from Mattawan, and Ana Mohr from Traverse City are the winners. To read their letters and learn more, including who our finalists are, click the link above.
Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)This patron-initiated program allows you check out a pass to a local museum or other activity. It's all over the state! The website where you can print off your pass(es) will be ready for the kick off in late May. This program supported in part with IMLS/LSTA dollars.
Law LibraryFrom federal and state case law online to up-to-date copies of some of the most respected legal resources for attorney and layman alike to rich historical holdings, the State Law Library offers access to a collection of legal materials first established in 1828. Visit us in person from 10 am to 5pm Monday through Friday or on the Web.
QSACQSAC is a voluntary management standards program that assists public libraries by setting benchmarks in a variety of important areas. The program's goal is to provide measures for participating libraries to measure their work so they can improve services to their communities and justify their services to funders.
• NoticeThe Library will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
• Follow MeL on Facebook!MeL has a vibrant Facebook presence with timely and informative updates. A must-friend for all library staff members and MeL users!
• MeL for LibrariansFind information about MeL including promotional materials provided by the Library of Michigan, bookmarks and more that you can print locally and contact information for MeL staff.
Upcoming Events from the Library of Michigan
• Michigan Legal Help: How the Public Librarian Can Assist Those Representing Themselves in CourtRegistration is now open
The workshop will help library staff develop a better understanding of why this community turns to the public library for help and will have the opportunity to discuss strategies for assisting them. Learn how the new Michigan Legal Help website can help you better serve these patrons. The Michigan Legal Help training program has been made possible through a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation and is administered by the Library of Michigan Foundation. The training is scheduled for twelve locations throughout Michigan from May to October 2013. Find dates and locations through the registration link.