News & Updates

Save the Dates for the 2024 UPRLC Annual Conference: September 25th and 26th, 2024

The 2024 UPRLC Annual Conference will be held on September 25th and 26th at the Joseph Heirman University Center on the campus of Bay College in Escanaba.  This year’s theme is “Bold Library Futures”.  Join us and help create Bold Library Futures! 

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Save the date for the 2023 UPRLC Annual Conference

The 2023 UPRLC Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday September 14  in Sault Ste. Marie.    The main conference will be held at Lake Superior State University on September 14th; the Bayliss Public Library will be hosting pre-conference events on September 13th.  For more information, go to the UPRLC Conference page on our web site.  We look forward to seeing you in the Sault in September!

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Beware of bootlegs

Watch out!   OK, I exaggerate.  Adding a bootleg copy of a DVD to your collection won’t burn down the house (or the library).  But sharing illegally made copies does infringe on copyright; in other words, sharing illegal copies is, well, illegal.  Because our shared catalog is public and easy to search, and because large production companies like Disney and Netflix do care about their intellectual property, adding bootleg copies could lead to a cease and desist letter.  The production copy would have grounds to sue if you didn’t cease … read more Beware of bootlegs

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Records for large print books

The thing about large print is that if you want it, you want it, and regular print size won’t do.  Imagine this scenario:  Your patron has been waiting for the new book by their favorite author that they placed on hold weeks ago.  They needed the large print, and only one or two libraries in the system owned that format.  They get the call, the books is in!  They get someone to drive them to the library. (They failed the eye exam last time they tried to renew their drivers … read more Records for large print books

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UPRLC Board of Directors Regular Meeting Scheduled

The next regular meeting of the UPRLC Board of Directors will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024 at 11 AM Central/12 Noon Eastern. The meeting will be held via Zoom conferencing service. Contact Pam Malmsten (pmalmsten@superiorlandlibrary.org) for more information.

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