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.

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

LM’s New & Advanced Director’s Workshops registration

Registration is open for the Library of Michigan’s New & Advanced Director Workshops.

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.

To register, please visit: https://www.solutionwhere.com/WW/lom/Default.aspx.

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

LM’s New & Advanced Director Workshops 2017

Library of Michigan’s New & Advanced Director Workshops

Registration is open for the Library of Michigan’s New & Advanced Director Workshops.  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.

To register, please visit: https://www.solutionwhere.com/WW/lom/Default.aspx.

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

Michigan Library Safety Program Opportunities

Join MCLS, Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association, Library of Michigan, Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA), and Michigan Library Association (MLA) this fall for two programs on safety in libraries.

Library security: A safer place

September 6, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm
(Registration 9:30-10am; Program will begin at 10am)
University Center, Gaylord, MI
Cost: $40, includes lunch

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Baymont Inn Gaylord.  The rate is $67.99 plus tax, good for Sept 5, 6, or both.  Please reference MCLS when reserving.

Creating a culture of safety and security in your library

September 7, 2017, 9am - 3:30pm
(Registration 9-9:30am; Program will begin at 9:30am)
Dearborn Public Library, Dearborn, MI
Cost: $55, includes lunch

Learn more

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New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

 Check out these upcoming webinars and new content from WebJunction. Free access to WebJunction is brought to you, in part, by the Library of Michigan.

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These resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today!

  • Free Activity Calendars Put Programming at Your Fingertips: Library users young and old benefit from the fun, exciting, and educational programming you offer in your schools and libraries. But little do they know how much hard work and planning goes into putting those activities together! Check out these free, downloadable resources.
  • Librarians who Wikipedia: This series highlights public library staff who are using Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together is a WebJunction project that bridges public library staff and Wikipedia. A popular and convenient reference source, Wikipedia is the sixth-most visited website online. What can Wikipedia do for public libraries? We’ve recently launched a new series of articles called Librarians Who Wikipedia. We speak with public library staff who have meaningfully engaged with Wikipedia to hear what it has brought to them and their message for other public library staff.

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.

Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-2.html

In the United States, there are a number of national surveys of public libraries and their patrons. While all of these efforts help us tell a data-based story of public libraries, they differ in terms of their samples, what types of data they collect, and how their data are collected, stored, and accessed. During the first webinar in this three-part series, we scanned the landscape of major public library surveys and considered how library data could be used more productively in the future. In this second webinar, we will drill deeper into the concepts of sampling, data types, and data management, and how they impact what we know about public libraries and their patrons. At the end of this webinar, participants will have a greater understanding of various sampling methods, recognize the differences between inputs, outputs, and outcomes, and be aware of the data management practices for various national public library surveys.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies’ Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data. All sessions are recorded for you to watch if you aren’t able to participate live.

Presented by: Rebecca Teasdale, Senior Evaluation and Research Associate, Garibay Group; John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor, College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland; Linda Hofschire, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library


Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections

Thursday, June 29, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/effective-online-outreach.html

 How did a small two-person library capture national media attention, become a focus of high-profile museum exhibits, and generate 13 million views of its online photos in just a few years? They built on a framework of eight values to drive innovative services and greatly enhance the information-seeking experience of their users. With a combination of free and low-cost web tools, savvy marketing, and innovations borrowed from archives and museums, Kenn Bicknell embarked on an aggressive digitization and outreach program to push information out to his constituents in creative, engaging ways. Find inspiration and practical ideas that can breathe new life into your collections and keep libraries front and center in users' lives.

Presented by: Kenn Bicknell, Digital Resources Librarian, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archive