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

Free MeL webinar – Michigan history with MeL

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Help your genealogists, students, researchers, and history buffs by connecting them with best sources for Michigan history. Join us on October 25 at 3:30pm Eastern for a 30-minute webinar focused on Michigan history resources available through MeL. Learn about tools within MeL Databases which can help your genealogists, students, researchers, and community.

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/michigan-history-with-mel.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).

2017 Annual Appeal Workshop

Workshop for White Pine Member Libraries

Mark Morrow from the Breton Group will conduct a workshop on letter writing campaign for raising funds for the library.  Workshop leaders will work with each library to prepare the necessary letters.  Participants will leave the workshop with a letter that can be used to fund raise. This is a pilot project.  Once you have completed your campaign, and are satisfied, there will be a cost - possibly $500+, per library.  There is no cost to attend the workshop.  The workshop is a follow up to the presentation that Mark gave at the last (September) Advisory Meeting.

Please let Bryon Sitler know if you will attend.

WHO
White Pine Library Cooperative Member Libraries
It is not necessary to have attended the Ad Council meeting to attend this workshop.

WHAT
The Breton Group will offer a half-day workshop to help library leaders develop and execute a fall 2017 annual giving mailing. The service would help library leaders:

  • Develop a personalized local appeal letter (Case Statement) utilizing provided letter drafts and day-of, hands-on coaching/editing guidance
  • Customize an appeal brochure that when completed that day is ready to print (in-house at your library or a local printer)
  • Determine how to best personalize each letter either by data (electronic) or hand-written additions by staff or volunteers

Outline an annual appeal of Board members prior to public appeal

  • Evaluate the library prospect pool to identify the data necessary for the fall appeal

Provide example of accountability reports to the community

WHEN and WHERE
October 24, 2017
10 am to 1 pm

At the White Pine Office in Saginaw
3210 Davenport Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: (989) 793-7126

Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community

PLA Webinar
Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM Central

A FREE webinar presented in partnership with ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Banned Books Week (BBW) has been a mainstay in American libraries for over 30 years. This annual event brings together communities in support of the freedom to read and to express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. Some libraries have been celebrating BBW for decades and feel like they are “preaching to the choir,” while others have steered clear of stirring up controversy. This free webinar from PLA and OIF will shine a light on these and other barriers to successful participation in BBW and will focus on solutions to keep your library’s involvement fresh, relevant, and meaningful to your community. REGISTER NOW!

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Recognize potential barriers to celebrating Banned Books Week in their communities;
  • Know the free resources, tools, and recommendations available from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom; and
  • Gain fresh ideas for celebrating the freedom to read at their libraries.

Panelist:

  • Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time: 1:00–2:00 PM Central

Who Should Attend:
This free webinar is open to everyone and will be helpful for anyone interested in intellectual freedom issues, particularly those library staff involved in development of programs or displays, community engagement, or administration.

Cost:

THIS WEBINAR IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. You can register for this webinar until it begins, or until space is no longer available, whichever comes first. Please do not register unless you are sincere about attending the live webinar. Space is limited, and signing up and not attending may deprive someone else of the opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.

REGISTER NOW!