- Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter, March 2015 News as-you-need-it from the Library of Michigan. Hear from State Librarian Randy Riley about the Night for Notables celebration scheduled for April 25th (advanced registration required), read about the Michigan Reads! 2015 book selection Do Unto Otters, Chelsea District Library's Business Leadership Award, MeL's core eResources process and how you can get involved, and learn about attending Beginning Workshop.
- Michigan's E-Rate Help Desk The Library of Michigan contracts through the TRIG E-Rate Activity for an E-Rate help desk for Michigan library staff. You can also follow the link above to the Michigan library E-Rate support page for referral to up-to-date information including tutorials and recorded webinars on filing Forms. Remember that the 2015 filing window has been extended to April 16, 2015.
- Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Secretary Johnson visited St. Gerard School in Lansing on March 23, reading The Legend of Mackinac Island with 3rd and 4th graders and taking their questions. During National Reading Month in March, Johnson is making stops at elementary schools across the state to promote the importance—and fun—of reading.
- Quality Services Audit Checklist (QSAC) Celebration We'd like to congratulate Kent District Library on renewing their Excellent status and the East Lansing Public Library on receiving their Enhanced level. QSAC is a voluntary management standards program that assists public libraries by setting benchmarks for a variety of operational and service touchstones.
- The 2014 Michigan library data digest is now available in print and online The Data Digest is your quick guide to the operations and services that Michigan Public Libraries provide. This year the digest contains 10 years of comparison data in easy to read charts, an overview of the MeL and MeLCat services available to Michigan residents, information on how libraries are funded, programs and services libraries offer, and more!
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