Continuing our forward momentum by enabling all members to provide and promote premier library service.
Welcome to Mideastern MI Library Cooperative
503 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan
Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC) is a non-profit governmental organization consisting of 31 public, academic, school and special libraries located in the ten county area (Bay, Clare, Genesee, Ingham, Isabella, Midland, Lapeer, northern Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawassee) of the Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan. MMLC is one of eleven library cooperatives funded by the State of Michigan.
MMLC's purpose is to provide those services that can usually be performed more effectively and economically by a larger unit of service while at the same time permitting the smaller unit of service to retain its local autonomy and close contact with the people it serves. The Cooperative itself does not provide direct service to the public; rather it aids and assists member libraries in their endeavors to better serve their patrons.
The Cooperative encourages, facilitates, and coordinates resource sharing for its member libraries; provides services that aid member libraries in improvement of area library service; advocates for its members; seeks funding; provides relevant information to members concerning library issues; provides continuing education opportunities for librarians; and promotes interlibrary cooperation.
This is an exciting and challenging time for libraries. While library funding is being eroded at an alarming rate, libraries have never been busier.
How to do more for less has been a mantra for many years, but there is an even greater urgency to that phrase. Library patrons are flocking to the library in droves to use career and job seeker databases. However, print materials are still holding their own among that dramatically increased use of electronic resources.
Social media tools are providing an even more robust way to communicate with patrons and marketing efforts have taken on a whole new excitement. Libraries are extremely vital in today’s world and will continue to thrive, change, and grow far into the future!
Library of Michigan
New Director's Workshop
The New Director's Workshop provided in-depth information about services of the Library of Michigan. Participants were also given a handy flash drive with meeting documents, forms, promotional items (to print in your library), and other reference materials used by Public Library Directors. You may access those documents by clicking here.
Michigan Library Laws Handbook
Updated in 2013
Michigan Library Directory
Digital Media Zone
for the Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative