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.
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.
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.
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.
- American Library Association’s 2020 Census page - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census
- Libraries and the 2020 Census - http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/ALACensusBrief.pdf
- Getting Ready for the 2020 Census – Partnering with Complete Count Committees - https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/getting-ready-2020-census/
- Census Resources for Libraries - https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/202-census-resources-libraries/
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.