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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
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.
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.
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 MeL.org. 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.
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.
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.