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Michigan Service Hub Collections now live in DPLA

“We are pleased to announce that the collections of the Michigan Service Hub are officially ‘live’ in DPLA and ready to explore! Accepted to the DPLA network in 2015, the Michigan Service Hub represents a collaborative effort between the Library of Michigan, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. As of this week, the Michigan Hub partners have made 42,000 new items discoverable in DPLA and plan to add more in the future” (via Digital Public Library of America)

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Ann Arbor library partners with U-M to create ‘Secret Lab’ invention space

“A partnership between the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor library has developed a place where people can create, invent and learn. Called “Secret Lab,” the library’s new community space for participants ages 6 and up, is scheduled to hold a kickoff event Friday evening. The Halloween-themed open house takes place on the lower level of the Ann Arbor District Library.” (via MLive)

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The public library in an Internet age: Walton Erickson Public Library

Although Walton Erickson Memorial Library in Morley is one of only six libraries left in the state that uses a physical card catalog instead of an automated one, that doesn’t mean it’s technology deficient. The library has six computers, often occupied by patrons who come to file their taxes, book bus and plane tickets, or do homework. Morley is a rural town an hour north of Grand Rapids, dotted with cornfields and farm stands full of fresh produce. The library serves an area of 9,800 people, including a sizeable Amish population.” (via Michigan Public Radio)

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Randy Riley chosen to be [Michigan’s] next state librarian

“A 24-year veteran at the Library of Michigan will be the next state librarian.Randy Riley will succeed Nancy Robertson, who is retiring this week after almost a decade in the role. Riley is called a “librarian’s librarian” by state Superintendent Mike Flanagan, who made the announcement on Monday. Riley is recognized as a leading family history librarian in the United States.” (via AP)

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Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeal from library whose anti-gun policy was struck down

“The Michigan Supreme Court won’t upset a lower court ruling that prohibits a Lansing-area library from banning guns. In a 6-1 decision, the court says it won’t hear an appeal from the Capital Area District Library in Ingham County. The library banned weapons at its branches, but the state appeals court last year struck down that policy.” (via AP)

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