The White Pine Library Cooperative Board meeting minutes and Director’s Report have been published and can be found at:
For those of you that have your subscription to Swank Movie Licensing through White Pine, just a reminder that they have extended the coverage through December 2021.
The company knows that there are no in-person movies happening right now and that was the reason to extend the license through this year.
If you are able to hold outdoor movie events, they have approved select titles for outdoor showings.
A presentation of Brainfuse via Zoom on January 19, 2021
Jack Rothstein, Brainfuse Director of Library Services discusses Brainfuse, a live tutoring service
available 7 days a week for students of all ages.
A presentation of HW Wilson’s Core Collection via Zoom on January 15, 2021
Kathy Stewart from Novelist explains how HW Wilson’s Core Collections can assist librarians in balancing their collections.
A presentation of Hoopla Digital via Zoom on November 19, 2020
by Mike Riedeman, Hoopla Account Executive
A presentation of the Bibliotheca cloudLibrary via Zoom on November 19, 2020
by Amy Peterson, cloudLibrary Account Executive
White Pine Library Cooperative went through boxes that were kept for years and needed to eliminate a lot of the papers and dated information.
There are certain items that need to be kept for different amounts of time. We used the State of Michigan Records Retention and Disposal Schedule, General Schedule #17 – Public Libraries. This schedule defines how long records need to be retained to satisfy administrative, fiscal, legal, and historical requirements, and they specify if/when records can be destroyed.
Here’s the link to the schedule that was used: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dtmb/RMS_GS17_640201_7.pdf
You can also find this information on the White Pine Library Cooperative Resources page: https://wplc.org/resources/
WPLC VIRTUAL AUTHOR SERIES November 11, 2020
Amy Haimerl, author of Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life, and Home/
Discusses her book about restoring a house and constructing a life.
My bread and butter is covering small businesses in the country’s greatest city for innovation, entrepreneurship, and community building. I come prepared with my own pair of Carhartt bibs, every grease stain earned in service to my father’s small excavating company. I also know a fair amount about urban renewal and rural poverty.
I am currently an adjunct professor of journalism at Michigan State University, but I once bled blue as a Knight-Wallace Fellow, class of ’13, at the University of Michigan. I am an alum of Crain’s Detroit Business, CNNMoney, Fortune Small Business, Westword, and USAA, where I helped military families make smarter choices about their money. I also have a background in enterprise and investigative reporting.
WPLC VIRTUAL AUTHOR SERIES November 4, 2020
Rachel Gladstone, author of “The Weekend Wedding Assistant”, shares the twists and turns in her life that culminated in her writing a novel. She discusses how the characters popped in her head and her writing and editing process.
Rachel started her career as a bohemian backpacker who hiked across Europe and ended up singing backup for Arlo Guthrie and David Bromberg and eventually brought her musical and songwriting talents to Nashville. Taking Music City to her heart, she wrote songs with leading artists such as Rosie Flores and landed her own acclaimed “All Booked Up” book review column for the international online magazine Dishmag.com. Her previous writings have appeared in the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles magazine Ourselves, Foundations, and GX.