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Library Spotlight
  • Randy Dykuis, Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)Randy Dykuis of MCLS Chosen As a Public Innovator Pick from the Harwood Institute Read this interview with Randy Dykuis about how the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) utilizes the Harwood approach. From community conversations to monthly Innovation Spaces as well as viewing parties for continuing education opportunities, MCLS uses Harwood techniques to further library service.
  • Beginning WorkshopBeginning Workshop The Beginning Workshop is a 3-day event geared for library staff members that have not had the opportunity for formal library coursework. Its aim is to introduce library staff to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a public library. Date: May 12-14, 2014. Location: Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, MI
  • Friends of Michigan Libraries (FOML)Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planning: How Trustees Can Plan for Success. Register here. The next Friends of Michigan Libraries (FOML) Trustee Alliance Workshop will be held Friday, April 24 2015 at the Rochester Hills Public Library. These workshops are a great time to network with other Trustee groups and spend a day learning how to support your library! This project is funded (in part) with an LSTA grant from IMLS administered by the Library of Michigan.
  • Continuing EducationFree Webinars for Library Staff Updated March 2015 PDF iconListing of webinars of interest to the Michigan library community. These webinars are offered at no charge by various organizations across the country. The list is updated monthly. Check for the wide variety of MeL offerings!
  • FCC logoHistoric Net Neutrality Ruling by the FCC The Federal Communications Commission has reclassified broadband as a public utility, allowing them much broader regulatory influence. Much applauded by the American Library Association, the ACLU and others it forbids service providers from creating fast and slow lanes of online content delivery which would create an Internet of have's and have not's.
Goals, Mission & Performance
  • Scorecard for the Library of Michigan (December 2014) PDF iconRead about the Library of Michigan's progress in areas such as outreach to state government, MeL, and professional development.
  • The Mission of the Library of Michigan The Michigan Legislature created The Library of Michigan to guarantee the people of this State and their government one perpetual institution to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct reference and research and support libraries statewide.
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