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  • If You Seek a Cool Resource...come to the Library!

    • Hidden Gems - In the Michigan Collection! UP Bound!

      book pages depicting vintage travel images of the Upper PeninsulaIf you are looking for a trip down memory lane, look no further than the Lure Book of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. These volumes are older guidebooks to the Upper Peninsula. Each county is covered with descriptions on what to do and what to see. The black and white photos provide the reader with  a snapshot in time of some of the great vacation places Michigan has to offer.



    On the Other Hand: Resources for State Employees

    • Professional Development Lending Library PDF icon

      professional development lending library brochure  

      The Professional Development Lending Library (PDL) exists to promote career-development for all State of Michigan employees, and to support training provided by the Michigan Civil Service Commission. 

      The PDL consists of printed books, audio books, e-audio books, and videos on a variety of topics including:  building trust; coaching; communication; customer service; decision making; developing a successful team; facilitating change; innovation; and managing conflict.

       Borrowing materials from the PDL is easy at www.michigan.gov/pdl!

      • After you identify yourself with your library card number, tell where you want the materials delivered.
      • That’s it!  Your materials will come through I.D. mail.

      State employees are also welcome to come to the Library of Michigan to check their materials out in person!

State Librarian's Excellence Award

  • State Librarian's Excellence Award

    • State Librarian's Excellence Award 2017 Nomination Form DEADLINE EXTENDED DOC icon

      The Library of Michigan Foundation’s State Librarian’s Excellence Award will be awarded to a library (any type) that exemplifies excellence in customer service. One (1) library in the state of Michigan will receive this prestigious award each year. The recipient library will receive a $2,000 cash prize and a trophy for display in its public area. Two (2) Library of Michigan Foundation Citations of Excellence will be presented and the recipient libraries will each receive $1,000 and a small trophy for display.

      The nomination packets should be postmarked on or before August 25, 2017 and sent to

      Library of Michigan Foundation
      702 West Kalamazoo Street
      P.O. Box 11027
      Lansing, MI 48901

      Selection panel representatives include the State Librarian, the director of the SLEA–winning library from the previous year, and representatives from the Library of Michigan, an academic library, a public library, a school library, and a special library.

      The winners will be honored at the State Librarian’s luncheon on Friday, October 20, 2017, during the 2017 Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Lansing.

      Contact Person:
      Mary Cooperwasser, Executive Director, Library of Michigan Foundation
      Phone: 517-373-1297
      Email: cooperwasserm@michigan.gov

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