Library of Michigan Communication Channels

You can find listservs and other communication channels moderated or hosted by Library of Michigan staff here. Use the links provided to subscribe or sign up to participate.

Michlib-l
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, contact Library of Michigan at LM-Libtraining@michigan.gov
 

 
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, contact Sonya Schryer Norris at norriss2@michigan.gov.
 
Library Services and Technology Act
Bulletin for announcements relating to the Library Services and Technology Act, LSTA, 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, contact Karren Reish at reishk@michigan.gov
 
MeL Minute
A bi-weekly bulletin about items of interest to users of the Michigan eLibray (MeL.org) suite of resources. 
 
MICHDOC
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, contact Bernadette Bartlett at bartlettb@michigan.gov.
 
MiLibAccess
Listserv for members of the Michigan library community and non-profit organizational partners to exchange information about accessibility services for all ages, including adaptive programming, collection development, assistive technologies and special items of interest to those working with the disability community as library patrons.

MiLibData
Listserv for members of the Michigan Library Data Group and library staff interested in data topics relevant to libraries. The list provides support, announces data related news, facilitates group conversation, announces upcoming meetings, and encourages data experimentation. For more information, contact Joseph Hamlin at hamlinj2@michigan.gov

MiYouth
Listserv specifically for public library staff who conduct children and teen programming and services.  Library of Michigan's Youth Services Coordinator announces training, resources and other programs for public library staff. Members of the library community may use it for discussing youth services related topics. For more information, contact Youth Services Coordinator, Cathy Lancaster at lancasterc5@michigan.gov.

PLOUD
For library staff members using the Ploud software to create and maintain library Web sites in Michigan. For more information, contact Sonya Schryer Norris at norriss2@michigan.gov.

Ready to Read Michigan
Bulletin for public library staff conducting early literacy programming. For more information, please contact Youth Services Coordinator, Cathy Lancaster, at lancasterc5@michigan.gov.
 
Special Collections Update
Bulletin highlighting the collections, services, and resources provided by the Library of Michigan's Special Collections staff. For more information, contact Librarian@Michigan.gov.

Trustee Times
Bulletin with content of interest to public library trustees and library directors. Learn about training, resources and support for those serving as library trustees in Michigan. For more information, contact Clare Membiela at membielac@michigan.gov.
 
K-12 School Library/Media Center & Educator Community
Bulletin for those interested in topics related to the K-12 school library media center community such as the SL21 program, statewide resources, materials and events for use by K-12 students and staff. For more information, contact Karren Reish at reishk@michigan.gov.
 
 
 
Updated 10/14/2021