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    • Library of Michigan's RRSG Staff State Employee Resources

      Journal articles, legislative histories, statistics, literature searches: when you need research assistance, think Library of Michigan. Our team of reference librarians is at your service to provide you the information you need to complete your work. We have a long history of conducting timely, objective, and confidential research.

    • LM Dispatch: Library of Michigan Bimonthly Newsletter Sign Up for the LM Dispatch

      We produce a bimonthly newsletter with columns, features and stories about happenings at the Library of Michigan, success and collaboration stories from co-ops and libraries around the state and items of interest to Michigan library staff. Sign up at the link above to receive this free eNewsletter. The next issue comes out the last week of May!

    • Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant logo Device Purchasing Window Open April 20 - August 15, 2016

      This project is involved in developing, issuing and administering statewide bids for schools and libraries for mobile learning devices and desktop computers. It allows for lower purchase prices on mobile learning devices, desktops and accessories due to aggregating statewide demand and savings time by allowing libraries not to have to administer individual bids. Check out the link above for more information!

    • Every Child Ready to Read Did you miss the Every Child Ready to Read webinar?

      Please find the recording for Tuesday's webinar on Early Learning environments in your library with Sue McCleaf Nespeca at the link above. This is a workshop for library staff interested in early learning.

    • man with hands on head looking at overwhelming maze Who moved my film??!

      We did, and we apologize for the inconvenience! Please bear with us as we juggle our newspaper microfilm collection to accommodate construction needs. For the next month, film will be hard to find, or in some instances, completely inaccessible. Please call ahead for the latest information on specific titles.  517-373-1300.


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    Upcoming Events at LM

    • Moby Dick 21st Century Book Design with artist Spencer Charles

      Date:  May 14, 2016  
      Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

      Lake Michigan Room, 3rd Floor

      Mr. Charles, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, specializes in typographic and hand-lettering.  An independent designer, he specializes in logos, packaging  and book design.  Please come and join us to hear about the process of bringing beautiful books to the market.

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    • Community Round Two of Harwood Cohort Experience through LM/MCLS

      The Library of Michigan and MCLS are pleased to announce a second round to our several-month long community engagement training program for Michigan library staff.

      The training will be led by coaches from the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation . It will be robust, extensive, and is being offered at no charge to selected Michigan libraries, with generous stipends provided through Library of Michigan LSTA funding.

      On October 5-6, 2016, a cohort of up to 50 Michigan library staff will convene in Lansing, Michigan for a 1.5 day workshop led by two certified Harwood Institute coaches. That training will be followed up by nine months of coaching calls from Harwood, and guidance and support from Harwood trained Library of Michigan and MCLS staff.

      Applications must be submitted by 5pm (Eastern) July 14, 2016.

      Follow the link above for full details.