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

Library Security Workshop with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Bay County Library System and Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative cordially invite you to:

Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally-known for his training programs and consulting work in workplace and school violence prevention and library safety and security. Steve continues to speak, train, consult, and write on tough organizational behavior topics. He brings his HR, training, law enforcement, security, coaching, and writing background to issues like violence and security risk assessments, sexual or racial harassment, diversity, drugs and alcohol at work, team conflicts, and employee stress. His clients include city and county governments; public, law, and college libraries; Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs); K-12 school districts; colleges and universities; and private-sector firms.