Howe Memorial Library, Breckenridge Citation of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Howe Memorial Library!

The Library of Michigan Foundation and Library of Michigan bestow the awards yearly to highlight the importance of Michigan libraries’ services.

Congratulations to Capital Area District Libraries for being awarded the State Librarian’s Excellence Award and to Petoskey District Library for also receiving Citations of Excellence Awards.

No Reservations Recommendations

The website is live as of October 16, 2019.

No Reservations Recommendations website https://nrr.ninja

A new website/database going live at MLA which showcases and highlights recommendations for vendors and services, from auditing firms to plumbers.  The database will be arranged by cooperative boundaries.

Please submit your positive recommendations as this will only be successful if libraries contribute.

History:

In May 2018, the Woodlands Library Cooperative Continuing Education Committee, under Director Kate Pohjola Andrade, offered a workshop titled, “The care and feeding of our library buildings” in Jackson, Michigan. Rebecca Higgerson, Director of Brandon Township Public Library, attended and at the conclusion of the program Kate and Rebecca began discussing how public libraries could better share facilities-related information. As it often happens, the discussion grew into the larger issue of how libraries can share a wide variety of vendor information with each other without redundancy. The concept on which they settled was to offer a moderated website where directors can provide contact information for companies with whom they’ve had a positive experience. Thus No Reservation Recommendations (NRR) was born! Shauna Quick, Circulation Manager at Brandon Township Public Library, was brought into the project to design the website and ensure its functionality.

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

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.

Top 5 Policies for Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

The Michigan Cooperative Directors Association (MCDA) is sponsoring another free statewide webinar:

 

What - This session will focus on the most important policies every library should have including patron behavior, internet use and meeting room policies.  We will discuss the legal reasons for having policies, what laws affect policies and how to draft effective policies.  We will also address how to handle patron enforcement, suspensions and appeals.
 
When - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan
 
 
Trainer - Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com
 
ALSO, you can find other archived webinars, including three others by Anne Seurynck, at: