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  • Michigan Library and Historical CenterWelcome to Statewide Library Services We provide wide-ranging services to library staff and trustees around the state including MeL coordination, certification for librarians, LSTA administration, state aid and penal fines, Plinkit coordination, resources for library trustees and statistical data. Phone: (517) 373-1580 Fax: (517) 373-5700.

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  • Michlib-L (mish-libe el) PDF iconMichigan library job postings, information about the Michigan eLibrary and other statewide initiatives, census questions, offers of old runs of journals, library furniture for sale, discussion about the state of libraries, policy questions, help with problems, name that poem or book - everything library-related except advertising by commercial vendors. Michlib-L is where many official notices from the Library of Michigan and other statewide library groups are made. If you have any comments or questions about Michlib-l, please contact the moderator Sonya Schryer Norris at
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Great Things Happening Around the State
  • Michigan Tech University logoCongratulations to Michigan Technological University Archivists Through archiving and conservation, the Michigan Tech archivists team is preserving Copper Country history. Check out this article about their work of almost 100 years to protect the valuable history of their area. Chief archivist Lindsay Hiltunen also maintains a Michigan Tech Archives blog.
  • Chelsea District Library logoThe Connect Michigan Broadband Hero Award Goes to Melanie Bell of Chelsea District Library TXT iconMelanie Bell, network administrator for the Chelsea District Library, exemplifies what's going right in Michigan. She has lead efforts with other community stakeholders to bring higher Internet speeds to Chelsea. Connect Michigan, the non-profit who named her a Broadband Hero, strives to bring people together to work toward greater accessibility of high speed service for all Michigan residents.
  • Charlotte Community LibraryCharlotte Community Library Is in the News! This week the community of Charlotte will celebrate its library's 120th anniversary. Initially in a Carnegie building on Cochran Avenue, the library moved to much larger quarters on Bostwick Street in 1994. In large part, funds for the move were secured through the efforts of board member Jean Hopkins. On Friday, Nov. 21, patrons are invited to celebrate the 120-year anniversary with a reception in the library's Spartan Room from 4-6 p.m.
  • Lake Odessa Community LibraryLake Odessa Community Library Breaks New Ground Congratulations to Connie Teachworth and her staff as well as the residents served by the Lake Odessa Community Library! With assistance from a USDA Rural Development program they are expanding their downtown location. You can read the article on the USDA blog above or check out the library's website for additional information.
  • Superior Hills Elementary SchoolSuperior Hills elementary school gets library grant Great news for the students at Superior Hills Elementary. Through a grant from the Michigan Land of Big Books, the library is receiving a grant for books. The announcement was made at the Marquette Area School Board meeting.
  • Staff and trustees at Rochester Hills Public LibraryRochester Hills Public Library Wins Pinnacle Award Created by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards event offers a way to honor area businesses and leaders for their innovation, success and contributions to the quality of life in the community. This morning at the Pinnacle Award's breakfast, Library Trustee, Douglas Tull accepted the award for the Library for "Outstanding Community Service." The Library is proud to receive this prestigious award.
  • Forsythe Township LibraryForsythe Township Library Breaks Ground for New Location "This is a 'wow' moment!" exclaimed Donna Adams, board president. "Look what our township can do. We were committed to expanded library services, and we're going to get there." Thanks to the generous donation of Dr. Robert Goodman several years ago, the Library Board was able to start a building fund. With additional public and private support, the library's goal is becoming a reality.