Annual Meeting 2019

Archives of Michigan, Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist
Kris Rzepczynski is a senior archivist at the Archives of Michigan, where he specializes in family history and Michigan research. Rzepczynski has worked in the genealogical community for nearly 20 years. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University and a Master of Arts degree in history from Western Michigan University. He is a former vice president of membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a former president of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.

Space Planning, Fred Schutmaat, Team Schutmaat, Inc.
Fred will focus his first session on the best use of space and talk about the different library areas (Children’s, YA, Reading, browsing, collaborative, quiet, admin, backroom, etc. ).  Size, the configuration of furniture, and shelving components will also come into play.   The second session will focus on locally available products and services that will best fit the library’s needs.  Budget consciousness will be a major part of this session. 

Making the Best of a Bad Board Situation, Clare Membiela, Library of Michigan
Clare will share helpful tips and ideas when it comes to working through difficult board situations.

Michigan Mayhem, Tom Carr
Author Tom Carr tells stories of murder, robbery, and mayhem through the ages in the Great Lakes state. Delivered in a lively manner with irreverence and historical context, the stories include crimes of passion, greed, insanity and just plain awfulness. Carr is the author of MI BAD: Robbers, Cutthroats and Thieves in Michigan’s Past and Present, the second book in the Michigan Mayhem series published by Mission Point Press.  Since his first book,  Blood on the Mitten, was released in 2016, he has told stories of true crimes in all corners of both peninsulas, in print and in person.

Registration deadline: October 4, 2019

Annual Meeting Agenda

 

 

Small Libraries Big Impact Conference 2019

CRASE (Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events) presentation

White Pine Library Cooperative members,

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Plan to attend the CRASE presentation at the St Charles District Library, 132 S Saginaw St, St Charles, MI.

10:00 am – 11:30 am   Trooper Mark Burch is the speaker, from the Michigan State Police Freeland Post.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm    Adam Oster, Community Engagement Library, Library of Michigan will also present a session on how libraries can make themselves more vital to their communities.

If you are unable to attend, send staff members – even a board member or two.

Thanks to Nannette Pretzer for hosting.

Beginning Workshop May 15-19, 2019

Beginning Workshop Registration now open - May 15 - 17, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Beginning Workshop is now open! To register, visit the Library of Michigan's event registration system.

Beginning Workshop is an intensive 3-day workshop for library staff seeking a level 3 or 4 certificate. Content is geared towards attendees with little or no previous library experience. Subjects include collections, customer service, technology, library law, programming, and much more.

For details on the agenda and lodging reservations visit: https://www.michigan.gov/beginningworkshop.

Census 2020

In 2020, the Census will primarily be conducted online for the first time. ALA is providing information as the time approaches to help libraries prepare for increased demands on technology resources and staff to assist those taking part in the Census.  Below you can find some informational links to help provide background about the process and how libraries are a vital component. As training opportunities are created we will post them to the list and other communication channels.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Provided by:
Shannon White
Library of Michigan
www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan
517.335.1507
Whites29@michigan.gov

Annual Meeting 2018

Eric Guthrie, State Demographer, will speak on changing population trends in Michigan, especially rural communities. 

Collaborators for the Future: Values, Trends, and Our Changing World

How do we think about the future? As something for someone else to worry about? As something that will happen to us, not with us? Over the past three years, ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries has learned that thinking about the future starts when we activate our minds to look for signals and trends outside of our immediate environments – and then think about those trends in light of our professional values and the values we seek to provide to our communities. Attendees will take some of the trend scanning from the Center for the Future of Libraries – as well as their own community insights and evidence – and consider positive innovations for the futures of their own libraries.

Megan Murray Cusick, Grassroots Specialist
Office for Library Advocacy
American Library Association

Conservation officer John Borkovich, author of “Wildlife 911“will speak.

Registration deadline: October 4, 2018