Updates

Statewide Book and AV Discounts, 2018-2021

The current round of statewide discounts for books and av materials for library cooperative member libraries expires September 30, 2018.  TLN prepared an rfp to send to highly qualified vendors, inviting same to submit bids covering the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

A copy of the summary of the discounts for different material types submitted by the eight successful vendors and other discount options can be found at https://wplc.org/discounts

  • TLN initiated the statewide discounts program in 2000.
  • The discount percentages for the 2018-2021 period are the highest they have ever been.
  • Fuel surcharges have been completely eliminated and most vendors have done away with service charges on net titles.

Thanks to TLN all library cooperatives in the state benefit!

 

Library Security Workshop with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Bay County Library System and Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative cordially invite you to:

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.

Top 5 Policies for Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

The Michigan Cooperative Directors Association (MCDA) is sponsoring another free statewide webinar:

 

What - This session will focus on the most important policies every library should have including patron behavior, internet use and meeting room policies.  We will discuss the legal reasons for having policies, what laws affect policies and how to draft effective policies.  We will also address how to handle patron enforcement, suspensions and appeals.
 
When - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan
 
 
Trainer - Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com
 
ALSO, you can find other archived webinars, including three others by Anne Seurynck, at:
 

Let’s Move In Libraries Initiative

Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities moving. It aims to support healthy communities.

With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, public libraries can and do impact health through StoryWalks®, Yoga classes, gardens, the circulation of fitness equipment, and much, much more.

Through Let’s Move in Libraries, public libraries can come together to answer the call to action.

Let’s Move in Libraries is a great place for library professionals to be inspired by, learn about and share excellent program ideas to get their communities moving.

Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

The opioid crisis which has crashed through American communities has brought patrons to public libraries seeking information about opioids and addiction. This collection of resources can help you connect patrons to the information that they need to support themselves or a loved one. Library staff are also encouraged to check out the recording of our September 2017 Opioid Crisis Town Hall where libraries, community partners and national organizations shared their experiences with the opioid epidemic, how it was impacting their communities and their responses.

You can copy the information on this page to repurpose for your library's website or resource list.  Provided by Webjunction.org

Resource guides - some libraries have responded by creating online guides to help patrons seeking information:

Programming - hosting public forums, discussions or training is another way that libraries are supporting the community around the opioid addiction. Examples range from events that are planned and hosted by a library, to those which depend on library space to house the event.

Books - consider adding these to your collection:

Young Adult

Adult

Copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

Handouts and flyers - these printable handouts and resources for patrons can be shared by or in the library:

Also check with your local and state health departments to discover what resources they may be able to share. Most of these resources were shared by members in the Facebook group, in the Facebook group, Libraries and the Opioid Crisis. We’ll be sharing other collections and lists as they surface.

Image credits:
Top: "Opioids" by K-State Research and Extension is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Bottom: Dreamland bookcover is copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

New WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

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

Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/culture-of-learning-library-boards.html

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 a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Presented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District