On Tuesday, 3/17/2020 , Macmillan Publishers announced that it would return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October. 31, 2019, canceling the embargo on sales of new titles to libraries, a policy which went into effect on November 1, 2019. See ALA’s press release: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/03/ala-welcomes-cancellation-macmillan-embargo?utm_source=alanews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031720&utm_content=pressrelease
New option in Overdrive:
Managing available holds with “deliver later”
In March (2020), Overdrive is introducing a new option for available holds in your library’s OverDrive collection: Deliver later. This feature gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for you.
To support this feature, the automatic hold checkout setting will be removed from your library’s OverDrive collection. You’ll need to manually borrow your holds when they’re available (including any current holds).
More details can be found at:
Check the Michigan Secretary of State’s Find My Clerk page to verify what municipality the patron pays taxes in and therefore whether a patron lives in our service area: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk
Today the American Library Association issued an updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, the premier resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States.
When: February 11, 2020 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Peter White Public Library, Heritage Room
Access also available via Zoom (Superiorland Library Cooperative)
Description: The League of Women Voters of Marquette County will be at PWPL presenting simple ways that Public Libraries can support Census 2020.
Get tips on how to speak to patrons about the importance of Census data and ask questions of our local UP Census activists!
Congratulations to Howe Memorial Library!
The Library of Michigan Foundation and Library of Michigan bestow the awards yearly to highlight the importance of Michigan libraries’ services.
Congratulations to Capital Area District Libraries for being awarded the State Librarian’s Excellence Award and to Petoskey District Library for also receiving Citations of Excellence Awards.