Swank Movie Licensing information

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.

Approved Titles

image of movies titles located on Swank Movie licensing page

Records Retention and Disposal Information for Michigan Public Libraries

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/

A Writer’s Journey Does Not Follow a Straight Line with Amy Haimerl 11-11-2020

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.

Amy’s Bio

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.

A Writer’s Journey Does Not Follow a Straight Line with Rachel Gladstone 11-4-2020

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