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