Library of Michigan Communication Channels
Below please find the listservs hosted by Library of Michigan staff.
- Michigan libraries job postings, important information about the Michigan eLibrary and other statewide initiatives, policy questions, help with problems, name that poem or book, offers of old runs of journals, discussion about the state of libraries, library furniture for sale - 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. For more information, please contact Sonya Schryer Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up to receive Michlib-l here.
- LM Dispatch
- The Library of Michigan's bimonthly newsletter with information of interest to all library types. Learn about the happenings at the state library, state and national initiatives, library success stories, co-op news, news from the state librarian, and more in every email issue. For more information, please contact Sonya Schryer Norris at email@example.com. You can sign up for the LM DISPATCH here.
- LSTA - Library Services and Technology Act
- The LSTA contact list is for announcements relating to the Library Services and Technology Act, from grant program and funding announcements by the Library of Michigan staff to questions about the competitive grant program and comments on the five-year state plan. For more information, please contact Karren Reish at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up to receive LSTA notifications here.
- MeL Minute
- A bi-weekly update about items of interest to people who use the Michigan eLibray (MeL.org) suite of resources. You can sign up to receive the MeL Minute here.
- MICHDOC - Closed list for Michigan Documents Depository Coordinators
MICHDOC is a closed listserv for coordinators and staff of Michigan Documents depository libraries and the staff of the Library of Michigan to communicate program information, post queries and exchange ideas, comments and news related to Michigan government resources. For more information, please contact Bernadette Bartlett at email@example.com.
- MiLibData listserv for members of the Michigan Library Data Group and library staff interested in data topics relevant to libraries. Library Data Coordinator, Joseph Hamlin, uses this listserv to provide support, announce data related news, facilitate group conversation, announce upcoming meetings and encourage data experimentation. For more information, contact Joseph Hamlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up for MiLibData here.
MiYouth listserv specifically for public library staff who conduct children and teen programming and services. Library of Michigan’s Youth Services Coordinator, Cathy Lancaster, will use this list for conducting polling and announcing upcoming trainings and programs, but it is also open to all for discussing youth services related topics.
For library staff members using the Ploud software to create and maintain library Web sites in Michigan. For more information about the Ploud program, please contact Sonya Schryer Norris at email@example.com. You can sign up for the Ploud list here.
- Public Library Trustees
- The Library of Michigan’s communication channel with information of interest to public library trustees. Learn about training, resources and support for those serving as library trustees in Michigan. For more information, please contact Clare Membiela at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up for the Public Library Trustees list here.
- Ready to Read Michigan (newsletter)
- This newsletter is for public library staff that plans and conducts early literacy programming. For more information, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Cathy Lancaster at email@example.com. You can sign up for the Ready to Read Michigan newsletter here.
- SCHOOLLIBRARY (K-12 School Library/Media Center Community)
- To stay informed about the SL 21 program and statewide resources, materials and events for use by K-12 students and staff, please join the School Library Community listserv. The listserv is for the Library of Michigan and the K-12 School Library Media Center community. For more information, please contact Karren Reish at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up for SCHOOLLIBRARY here.
- Updated 10/30/2019