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      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.

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      The Library of Michigan publishes a bi-monthly newsletter containing news of interest to Michigan libraries and Michigan library lovers. There's a regular column from State Librarian Randy Riley, news from libraries and co-ops around the state about innovative programs, and updates from LM staff about LSTA, early literacy, continuing education, legal issues, events taking place at the library and more. Sign up today!

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      QSAC is a voluntary management standards program that assists public libraries by setting benchmarks in a variety of important areas. The program's goal is to provide measures for participating libraries to measure their work so they can improve services to their communities and justify their services to funders. 

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    • graphic novel style image of library room with bookshelves, table, quill pen Family Narrative in the State Law Library: We're only human!

      Date: August 12 10:30 to 12:00 Lake Michigan Room, 4th floor

      For genealogists, writers looking for good stories to tell, and historians, there’s nothing like old laws and old court decisions. We’ll look at two rich sources to illustrate the human side of the law in Michigan: local (private) law, and the Michigan Supreme Court Records and Briefs, and trace (or speculate on) the circumstances that brought these citizens to the attention of the law. Janice Selberg, presenting librarian.

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    • 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.



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      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!

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State Librarian's Excellence Award

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    • State Librarian's Excellence Award 2017 Nomination Form 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 18, 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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