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<p class="MsoNormal">The Library of Michigan and MCLS are pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership with
<a href="http://theharwoodinstitute.org/">The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation</a>. There will be a third opportunity for Michigan library staff to participate in the Institute training. This opportunity will include a full 2.5-day Public Innovators
 Lab, Nov 7-9, followed by 18 months of coaching. Learn more and apply <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmcls.org%2Fharwood2017&amp;h=ATNlfRgtvZZ6UtmR6nVsZrQ2P3HkueCvO8MdlR8Rtauuyd2ed5s1Q41cLlolmo6QYZ_9OQKsd1--OoI5jYMdy3jY7awupy4fDugSsp0WLbg3VI01yLDLAgNvclk8lQ59NtI-GExL1qjeHn4Uj0Cv5A&amp;enc=AZMRnLSMr-bexvaZ_daEzpU8typoYayOxkPS9c68ojkGTrulJK6bVq0XWocobmexJNRSFE0OA-PMWtYmoTD0NG8HGJ3Kr5zJ1DEDu-Gj_x5Khle4Df9W7gC3oJibOS6tamlNZQWxHZhExXTPsnGOuI03tNB-XgugaTHvMKtUjn97GMLBHakxj4x0Ix9bticHNHz3rMJQbWr-Q5-V8cMHXoeg&amp;s=1" target="_blank">
mcls.org/harwood2017</a> <o:p></o:p></p>
<p>The training will be led by coaches from the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. It will be robust, extensive, and is being offered at no charge to selected Michigan libraries, with generous stipends provided through Library of Michigan LSTA funding.<o:p></o:p></p>
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Applications must be submitted by 5pm Eastern (4pm Central) August 31, 2017.<o:p></o:p></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:0in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
Notification to recipients will be on or before September 13, 2017. <o:p></o:p></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">See our
<a href="http://mcls.org/training-events/events/michigan-harwood-cohort-2017/"><span style="font-weight:normal">page</span></a> for how to apply and more information about this initiative:
</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;font-weight:normal"><a href="http://mcls.org/harwood2017">http://mcls.org/harwood2017</a><o:p></o:p></span></strong></p>
<p>Questions should be sent to David Votta, MCLS Community Engagement Librarian, at
<a href="mailto:vottad@mcls.org">vottad@mcls.org</a> or call David at 800-530-9019 ext. 122<o:p></o:p></p>
<p>This project is supported by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">David Votta</span><br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Community Engagement Librarian</span><br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
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Lansing, MI<br>
Phone: &nbsp;(800) 530-9019 ext 122</span><br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Phone: &nbsp;(517) 492-3822
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Fax: &nbsp; &nbsp;(517) 492-3886<br>
<a href="mailto:vottad@mcls.org"><span style="color:#0563C1">vottad@mcls.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">&#8220;For every complex problem there is an answer which is clear, simple, and wrong.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i>-H.L. Mencken<o:p></o:p></i></p>
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