Library of Michigan CARES Act grants – application

The Library of Michigan (LM) is pleased to announce CARES Act grant program as part of LM’s response to the COVID-19 crisis’ impact on Michigan public libraries. The LM grant program is designed to assist public libraries in providing improved access to the Internet for their community, while maintaining a safe environment for staff and Read More

TechSoup for Libraries newsletter

If you don’t already get the TechSoup for Libraries newsletter consider signing up for it so you receive news about deeply discounted software that may be useful for your library organization. Below is the latest newsletter from TechSoup. To subscribe to the TechSoup for Libraries newsletter:–Z-VEofm4B7Ik43Kop6cTcOvBnWnte0a08BLfmln86PaeNFMSHIAMZW5ptdg1ZUQ_akuohi2isEwUC4wzOCmbPr4b7Ew&_hsmi=86248475 The most recent newsletter has info on: Read More

Beginning Workshop May 15-19, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Beginning Workshop is now open! To register, visit the Library of Michigan’s event registration system. Beginning Workshop is an intensive 3-day workshop for library staff seeking a level 3 or 4 certificate. Content is geared towards attendees with little or no previous library experience. Subjects include collections, customer service, technology, library Read More

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

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

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 Read More

Directory updates

Let White Pine know about any changes to your library’s information and remember to update the Michigan Library Directory as well.      WPLC Member Directory Check your libraries information on LM’s site here:       Michigan Library Directory Let LM know about  changes to your information using this form:      Michigan Library Directory Update Form   Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More