The services listed below are available for all members of the Northland Library Cooperative. For further information, please refer to this document.

Consultant service: Roger is available to answer and assist library boards and librarians with professional concerns and questions, including board training: Call 231.855.2206

Listserv: Use this to broadcast messages to members, interactive so it goes both ways.

IT service: Need help with a question on technology for your library, contact the Technology department at Traverse Area District Library:

OCLC Partnership Program: If you have a request that cannot be filled by a library in Michigan, contact your Partner library for them to do an OCLC Search. Requests will be made via the new website soon. In the meantime you can contact the Partner libraries by phone.

Delivery: Northland pays for delivery for its members based on the size of the library:
Class I:  2 days
Class II:  3 days
Class III & IV:  5 days
Class VI: 5 days plus 3 days at branches.
Libraries with branches also receive 2 day delivery at those branches.
Further information and a breakdown of delivery costs per member can be found here.

Summer Reading: Northland pays for the booking service at Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative. The service schedules library programs for summer reading as well as other library programs throughout the year.

Continuing education: $500 grant to each library to pay for continuing education such as workshops and conferences. This is increased this year due to the Small and Rural Conference scheduled for May 2018.

Workshops: Planning has begun for a mini conference to be held in April of 2019.

Library Enhancement Program: Based on size of library each has an amount that can be used for a service, program or software or hardware that will enhance the library’s services to its public.
Class I: $1,550,
Class II: $2,900,
Class III: $3,675,
Class IV: $4,650,
Class VI: $6,400.
The grant application can be downloaded here.

Discount Program: Northland participates in the statewide discount program offered by the Cooperative Directors Association. Links to the program will be on the website (soon).

Advocacy: This year (2019) there will be no ALA Legislative Day in Washington DC. NLC will pay expenses for four individuals in addition to the Director to attend in the Spring of 2020.  More details coming.