Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter
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The Library of Michigan Dispatch is the Library of Michigan's bi-monthly newsletter. It is a digital publication that began its new run in the winter of 2015. We welcome you to join us and receive each issue as it is released. You'll hear from the State Librarian, Michigan library success and partnership stories, news from the co-ops, budget information and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter July, 2018
New suite of MeL databases, NASA @ My Library, Braille Storywalks, Tech Corner, Introducing Liz Breed, new MeL Coordinator and Carol Dawe, new director of the Lakeland Library Cooperative
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter May, 2018
Announcing the 2018 LSTA grantees, Millennials on library boards, Clarkston Independence Township Library gets a coding grant, Part I about Kalamazoo Public Library's experience building a staff Intranet.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter March, 2018
We introduce a new feature column: Tech Corner; Hart Area Public Library discusses registering migrant community members for seasonal library cards; and inviting animals into the library for programs as well as policies around emotional support animals.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter January, 2018
Introducing Tim Gleisner, new head of Special Collections. Introducing Joe Polasek, new E-Rate Coordinator at the Department of Education. New software for grants management. Ukelele lending program and more!
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter November, 2017
A Harwood success story, going out to bid for the MeL database suite, Narcan in public libraries, United for Libraries at the Tecumseh District Library, Public Libraries of Saginaw receives 2017 State History Award and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter September, 2017
Northfield Township Library sponsors a Little Free Pantry, Ray Township receives a construction grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Montmorency County Libraries provides art instruction in the schools, Sanilac District Library provides library service in area schools and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, July 2017
State Librarian's Excellence Award, TV White Space, the University of Michigan joins MeLCat, MLA launches Interest Groups, the MCLS 1 Book program and much more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, May 2017
National Library Legislative Day, Ploud websites for small and rural libraries, Digital Public Library of America and littleBits STEAM programming.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, March 2017
Night for Notables, #MiLibSnap year two is May 22-26, 2017, You Say It How? in Michigan, continuing education opportunities, Alpena County Library receives a grant and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, January 2017
Michigan Notable Books, Michigan Reads! 2017 title announced, taking advantage of the continuing education grant program, a statewide library use survey and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, November 2016
#TurningOutward, the MeL business portal, a continuing education grant opportunity, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Letters About Literature, the Libraries Transform campaign at the Ferndale Area District Library and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, September 2016
Model 21st Century Library program, a time capsule in the U.P., discovering cultural heritage along US 23, welcome to MeL teachers, archaeology day at the Michigan Historical Museum and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, July 2016
StoryCorps at the Flint Public Library, Summer Reading success at the Livonia Public Library, the demo site program from the Braille and Talking Book Library, New and Advanced Directors workshop registration and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, May 2016
Darcy Library of Beulah Wins June B. Mendel Award for Excellence in Rural Library Service, TRIG device purchasing webinar announced, two new staff members at the Library of Michigan and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, March 2016
Larry Neal talks about Clinton-Macomb's ConnectED success, Denise Hooks shares the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative's experiment with a shared 3D printer, introductions from two new staff members at LM, state librarian Randy Riley talks about the Flint Water Crisis and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, January 2016
The Michigan Notable Books for 2016 have been announced! Every Child Ready to Read is announced and the laws about service animals is changing. Also, lots of great stories about library success and collaboration stories across Michigan libraries large and small.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, Nov 2015
Learn about how your library can benefit from the statewide membership in ALA's United for Libraries, read about the dates of the MeL server move, continuing education stipends, the upcoming Every Child Ready to Read program and partnership stories from libraries and organizations around the state.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter Sept, 2015
Make the Library of Michigan a part of your new school year, submit those summer reading statistics, hear from an exchange librarian about her month in South Africa, learn about how Friends and Trustees in Michigan will soon have the resources of United for Libraries available to them, a call for presentations for Rural Libraries Conference 2016 and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter July, 2015
Read about the new CE Scholarship program, the new contract for core MeL databases set to go into effect on Oct. 1, an independent summer reading program from the Traverse Area District Library, the LM newspaper collection and more!
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, May 2015
Hear from State Librarian Randy Riley about National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C., celebration stories from the Detroit Public Library and the East Lansing Public Library, a shout-out in the area of community outreach to the Capital Area District Library, information about becoming a district library, and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, March 2015
Hear from State Librarian Randy Riley about Night for Notables at the Library of Michigan, the selection of this year's Michigan Reads! title Do Unto Otters, a success story from the Chelsea District Library, Beginning Workshop registration information and more.
- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, January 2015
Hear from State Librarian Randy Riley about the MeL core resource RFP process, the Notable Books author tour, advocacy news from Denise Hooks, president of the co-op directors association, a millage success story from the Redford Township District Library, and more.