Good to Great: Becoming High Achieving Trustees

 

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Shirley Bruursema, Trustee Kent District Library, will review the new Trustee Manual from the Library of Michigan.

Larry Neal, Director Clinton Macomb District Library, will outline roles for directors and trustees.

Please join Shirley and Larry along with other trustees from the White Pine Library Cooperative area to discuss why your “job” is important and other various topics of interest.

Shirley and Larry are well known presenters across Michigan and Nationally for library administration, board training and millage campaigns.

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

 Thursday, May 24, 2018,  3:00 pm Eastern, 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/culture-of-learning-library-boards.html

Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn't this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Presented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District

 

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

Highlighted Content

  • Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities:  In response to local community health needs, public libraries are also evolving by partnering with local parks to create StoryWalks™, offering Zumba classes, and establishing seed libraries so that patrons can grow their own food. Here is a collection of videos and examples from libraries around the United States that can help inspire new health programming ideas in your library!
  • Online Course: Shelving with the Library of Congress Classification: WebJunction has recently updated this course to deliver an improved learner experience. It’s a great resource to help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the supervising staff. All content in the WebJunction Course Catalog is freely available and ready when you are.  

Free WebJunction Webinars for You

These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.

Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting from Awareness to Funding in 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/voter-perceptions-of-libraries.html

In 2008, OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America, a study of the awareness, attitudes, and underlying motivations among US voters for supporting library funding. The research dispelled long-held assumptions and provided eye-opening insights about who supports public library funding and for what reasons. A decade later, OCLC has partnered with PLA and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to investigate perceptions and support among US voters today, and how they may have shifted in the intervening years. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from summary report (due to be released in late March); provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.
Presented by: Marci Merola, Director, American Library Association Office for Library Advocacy; Larra Clark, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Public Library Association; and Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC Research

Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library's Impact

Ensure your library’s programs and services are meeting patrons’ needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This three-part webinar series on user-centered assessment and evaluation will help you go from gut instinct to data-supported proof.

The first session is User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps is on April 24, 2018.

More information and registration details: https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/webinar-series-research-assessment.html

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

Thursday, May 24, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/culture-of-learning-library-boards.html

Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn't this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.
Pzresented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District

 Free access to these webinars are brought to you, in part, by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

Cybersecurity Webinar

Registration is now posted for our next Co-op Director's Association (MCDA) sponsored [free] webinar:

An Introduction to Cybersecurity and How to Begin a Cybersecurity Program
(MCDA Webinar)

What
- During this session, attendees will learn the basics of cybersecurity and how to protect themselves from external threats with little to no cost.

Topics will include:

Proper password hygiene and two factor authentication
Cloud based security recommendations
Information sharing with trusted third parties
Cybersecurity frameworks
What to look for in Phishing emails
Protecting sensitive data

When - Thursday, April 12th, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan
How - Register here and connect with your computer and headphones/mic or phone
Trainer - Jason Brown, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, Merit
jbrown@merit.edu | 734.527.7210 p | 734.527.5790 f | www.merit.edu
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2018 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Libraries Conference

Location: Grand Traverse Resort,  April 30-May 2, 2018.

Attendee Registration is NOW OPEN!

Attendee Packet

2018 Preliminary Session Schedule

Major Sponsors:

The Library of Michigan Foundation generously supports the Rural Libraries Conference through administration of Loleta Fyan funds.  This project is also supported by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

www.michigan.gov/fyanconference

 

LM’s New & Advanced Director’s Workshops 2018

All new (or new to Michigan) public library directors must attend the New Director Workshop within 12 months of appointment.  If your new library is a Class 4 or higher, attendance at the Advanced Director workshop is required within 24 months of appointment.

New Director Workshop 

The next New Director Workshop is scheduled for the following date and will be held in the Lansing or East Lansing area: Thursday, September 13, 2018.  Registration will open June, 2018

Registration cost includes materials, snacks and lunch. The deadline for registration is 5:00PM on September 6, 2018.   The event begins with registration and refreshments from 8:45 to 9:15am on Thursday, September 13, 2018.   Sessions will conclude at 4:30pm. Attendees are invited to attend a post session dinner to network with their colleagues.

Advanced Director Workshop

The next Advanced Director Workshop is scheduled for the following date and will be held in the Lansing or East Lansing area:  Friday, September 14, 2018.   Registration will open in June 2018.

Registration cost includes materials, snacks and lunch. The deadline to register is is 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 6, 2018.  The event begins with registration and refreshments from 8:45 to 9:15am.  Sessions will conclude at 4:30pm.

Check the Library of Michigan Continuing Education Page in June for Registration Links.

 

For more information on the certification process, visit: www.michigan.gov/librarycertification.

Beginning Workshop 2018

May 16-18, 2018

Location: Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire, Michigan

The Library of Michigan’s Beginning Workshop is a yearly 3-day event geared for library staff members that have not had the opportunity for formal library coursework. Its aim is to introduce library staff to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a Michigan public library. Anyone new to the profession or just hired at a library, no matter what their academic credentials, is welcome to attend the event.

More Details and Registration information can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/beginningworkshop

An annual 3-day event held each spring for library staff without a Master's degree in Library Science. Beginning Workshop is a requirement to obtain Level 3 or Level 4 Library of Michigan certification.

Full Body Storytime & Ready to Read Webinars

Reach up high and touch the sky...Reach down low and touch your toes!

Best Storytime Practices a webinar series with Jenifer Strauss continues:

  • Full Body Storytime: Moving and Grooving with Stories, Songs, Rhythms and Rhymes
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2pm EST

    Description:
    Movement is a child’s first language! Combine movement with rhythm and you have the foundation for literacy skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    In support of healthy early childhood learning experiences and the ALA Every Child Ready to Read initiative, narrative consultant/storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will host a live webinar featuring stories, songs, play, and movement. Participants will learn how to plan and execute a well-balanced storytime that will allow young patrons to be active and creative with language. Directions for making percussion instruments and props included. PDF handouts of song lyrics and supporting research provided.
    Books:
    I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (your favorite version)
    The Talkative Tortoise (India, Haiti, Anishinabek origins)
    The Enormous Turnip, a folktale illustrated by Kathy Parkinson (or your favorite retelling)
  • Ready to Read Michigan:  “I Got the Rhythm!”
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2pm EST
    Join us to learn about a Ready to Read Storytime designed for outreach to your local early childhood providers & schools!  This year’s book selection is “I Got the Rhythm” by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.  Copies of the title will be shipped to libraries mid-January-early February, so this is a sneak peek if you do not already have the book in-hand.
 

Market research and community data for entrepreneurs

Free MeL Webinar

Nov 29, 3:30 pm Eastern

Help entrepreneurs and small businesses in your community by empowering them with market and demographic research far beyond anything available on the web. Please join us on November 29 at 3:30pm Eastern for a 30-minute webinar focused on market and community research resources available in MeL.

Utilizing the MeL research databases allows user to:

Scan new markets
Strategize marketing and messaging programs
Develop, plan, and analyze franchise territories
Understand your customers better - How much do they earn/spend?
Add thematic layers to create detailed, data-enhanced maps
Analyze the shifts and needs of a given population within a specific geographic location
Teach and reinforce customer segmentation principles with real data
Supplement market segmentation theory with real-life applications
Use the same lifestyle segmentation categorization used by professionals

Registration is free and open to all Michigan library staff, educators, and other interested users.

Read more and register for this webinar.
https://store.mcls.org/index.php/market-research-and-community-data-for-entrepreneurs.html

This webinar will be recorded, and made available on demand anytime.

http://mcls.org/mel/mel-training-events/

MeL training is funded in part by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.  Additional service support comes from the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) via the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Free Online Training for November 2017

Webjunction Online Training

75 free library-relevant webinars

November brings 75 free library-relevant webinars (and one virtual conference!) from a wide variety of organizations. This month includes a session on how to manage your collections and how to communicate with your community partners, or you're interested in finding new resources to meet your community's changing need. These training opportunities are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library. Highlights of November's webinar offerings include:

November 7 - Legal Reference: The Basics (Washington State Library)
November 8 - BIG Ideas for Small Libraries (SirsiDynix)
November 9 - "For the Greater (Not) Good (Enough): Open Access and Information Privilege" (OCLC)

Access the full  list