Welcome to Statewide Library Services
- Welcome 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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- Michigan Library Directory
- Michlib-L (mish-libe el) Michigan 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 email@example.com.
- Library of Michigan Listservs Listservs hosted by Library of Michigan staff (or, in the case of GOVDOC-M, a list of interest to people who may have been subscribed to a Library of Michigan listserv in the past).
- Public Library Internet Access Requirements State and federal regulations and best practice guidelines regarding Internet access in libraries.
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Great Things Happening Around the State
- Smithsonian "The Way We Worked" Exhibit at Oxford Public Library The Michigan Humanities Council has selected OPL to host the Smithsonian Institute exhibit The Way We Worked from Dec. 6 - Feb. 1. The exhibit draws on National Archives photopgraphs to explore work in America. University of Michigan - Flint professor Dr. Thomas Henthorn will speak at OPL on Dec. 10 at 6:30 on the topic of: The Worst Jobs in American History from the Dangerous to the Unsavory.
- Thank You Anonymous 1679! There's good works afoot at the Redford Township District Library. They have been the lucky recipients of an anonymous $1,000 cash donation from a mystery benefactor on the loose in Redford. It's great news for the library, as well as multiple others in their neck of the woods, who have also received gifts from Anonymous 1679.
- Two Michigan Librarians Chosen for Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Academy Marshall District Library Director Angela Semifero and Farmington Branch Head, Farmington Community Library, Kelley Siegrist, have both been accepted into this prestigious and competitive PLA program. Good luck Angela and Kelley! It's so great to have you representing Michigan in this group!
- Our Very Own Cherry Hamrick Rocks the Big Town! On December 2, 10 librarians are being honored with the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for demonstrating the critical role librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. And among them is Delta Township District Library's Cherry Hamrick. Congratulations, Cherry!
- Congratulations 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.
- The Connect Michigan Broadband Hero Award Goes to Melanie Bell of Chelsea District Library Melanie 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 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.