Advisory, Board, and Director’s Report for October

The White Pine Library Cooperative Advisory Meeting minutes, Board meeting minutes, and Director’s reports have been published and can be found at:

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/advisory/advisory_minutes_oct2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/board/board-minutes-oct2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/director_reports/director-report-oct2019.pdf


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

 

 

Advisory, Board, and Director’s Report for August

The White Pine Library Cooperative Advisory Meeting minutes, Board meeting minutes, and Director’s reports have been published and can be found at:

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/advisory/advisory_minutes-aug2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/board/board_minutes_aug2019-draft.pdf

https://wplc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/director_reports/director-report-aug2019.pdf

icon-star The September Advisory and Board meetings have been canceled.


REMC Device Purchasing

The 2019 Device Purchasing Purchase Window is from April 17, 2019, 9:00 am and will remain open until 11:59 PM on September 30, 2019.

All purchases must be made through SPOT, and SPOT has been updated and simplified this year! Frequently Asked Questions about the bid and SPOT and a document with all of the awarded devices and related options can be found in the Help section on the REMC SAVE website.

Public libraries are eligible to purchase off of this bid.

Several of the vendors are also offering the opportunity to purchase the awarded devices for personal use. Information on this program will be sent out in the next week or so. (Personal purchases are not made through SPOT.)

If you have any questions, email spot@remc.org.

Device Purchasing Device and Options Spreadsheet_0.pdf

Karen Hairston
Project Manager – REMC Device Purchasing
Office 517.927.1982

Statewide Book and AV Discounts, 2018-2021

The current round of statewide discounts for books and av materials for library cooperative member libraries expires September 30, 2018.  TLN prepared an rfp to send to highly qualified vendors, inviting same to submit bids covering the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

A copy of the summary of the discounts for different material types submitted by the eight successful vendors and other discount options can be found at https://wplc.org/discounts

  • TLN initiated the statewide discounts program in 2000.
  • The discount percentages for the 2018-2021 period are the highest they have ever been.
  • Fuel surcharges have been completely eliminated and most vendors have done away with service charges on net titles.

Thanks to TLN all library cooperatives in the state benefit!