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Library Of Michigan


Library Development

Library Development provides support for statewide programs, continuing education, resources, consulting, and grant funding to assist Michigan libraries of all types serve their local communities.
Library Development Staff Directory

Library Staff Certification

Library staff certification requirements and completion options.

Library Staff Certification
State Aid Penal Fines

State Aid and Penal Fines

Information about monies distributed by the State of Michigan.

State Aid and Penal Fines
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Michlib-L (mish-libe el)

A listserv by, for, and about Michigan library workers.

Michlib-L (mish-libe el)


Important information about library administration for a number of audiences and across a range of topics including library trustees, financial management, statistics and library programs evaluation. Also includes information about QSAC, Ploud, and E-Rate reference materials. 

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Library of Michigan supports staff and trustee development by offering a variety of continuing education opportunities to Michigan libraries of all types. Many offerings are also offered online and are available at no cost to attendees.
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Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

The Library of Michigan supports statewide initiatives with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010.The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. In Michigan, we use these for MeL databases, MeLCat and professional development for librarians, as well as competitive grant programs for libraries and other programs.
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Kit Keeper

KitKeeper is an easy to use online reservation system for public library staff to checkout programming kits, as well as book kits, which the Library of Michigan offers to support programming in their local communities. KitKeeper helps public libraries reserve kits for future programming, keeps track and sends reminders of the ones checked out.
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Library Science Collection

The Library Science Collection is a circulating “Librarian’s Library” of professional library science books and materials. The collection serves all librarians and library types in Michigan. You can check out materials on a wide range of topics in person or through MeLCat. Search our ANSWER catalog for new items.

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Michigan Center for the Book

The Michigan Center for the Book is the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage. The Center draws from the Library of Michigan and its affiliate institutions to encourage and produce local and statewide programs and resources that promote the culture of books. 

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Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

MeL, which includes MeLCat and eResources, is a statewide service administered by the Library of Michigan. A wealth of content is available from the millions of items in the MeLCat Statewide Catalog to dozens of eResources, all available at Additional support, such as promotional materials and training resources, are also available for library staff and educators. Connect with engagement specialists for the public library and K12 communities.

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School Libraries

The Library of Michigan provides support for school libraries and school library staff through programs and resources, such as the 21st Century School Library benchmarks, MeL databases and school library staff professional development support.

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Youth Services

Youth Library Services

The Library of Michigan actively supports public library services for children and teens through a variety of programming, training, and resources.  Programming includes Ready to Read Michigan, the Summer Reading Program, NASA @ My Library, among others.  Webinars, in-person workshops, programming manuals, and access to circulating kits are all included, for public library staff to better serve their local communities. 

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