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


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.

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


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

White Pine Virtual Annual Meeting October 21, 2020


Dianne Connery is the Library Director of the innovative Pottsboro Area Library in Pottsboro, Texas, a community 80 miles north of Dallas with a population of 2,300 people. Dianne was a corporate trainer and entrepreneur before moving to this rural community ten years ago. On the verge of closing its doors, she led a group of dedicated volunteers who transformed this library into the vibrant community hub it is today. She is passionate about the role of rural libraries and a huge proponent of digital inclusion. Dianne shares some of the programs she has initiated, like esports competitive gaming, and how she is getting WIFI to places in need in her community.