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.
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.
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | 734.527.7210 p | 734.527.5790 f | www.merit.edu
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
An extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10. From simple issues like customizing your Start menu to complex solutions for fixing the Blue Screen of Death. The guides are thorough, easy-to-follow and supported with helpful screenshots that will guide you through every step of the process.
The guide is structured into 15 distinctive chapters – each dealing with the problems related to a specific topic and is suitable for users of all levels..
Location: Grand Traverse Resort, April 30-May 2, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)