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August 2016 Events

Current Events:

  • Sep
    • HalfDayMarketingTHUMB

      Half Day Workshop - Marketing: Building Your Own Brand

      Sep 22, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Novi Public Library
      45255 W. 10 Mile Road
      Novi, MI

      Join us for a morning hands-on workshop to help you learn, evaluate and create a program to build engaged employees, also known as brand ambassadors, at your library. We’ll cover the latest research and thinking on employee engagement and review case studies of organizations famous for their strong corporate culture. Then we’ll work through a series of exercises and discussions designed to help you create a more engaged workforce.

Looking Forward:

  • Oct
    • ImprovEffects7

      MLA 2016 Annual Conference

      Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016 - (All Day Event)
      Lansing Center
      333 E. Michigan Ave.
      Lansing, MI

      The 2016 annual conference will be held in Lansing and feature renowned keynotes, jury-selected programming for all library professionals, an exhibition and an ideal environment to network with colleagues.
  • Mar
    • Academic Libraries 2017

      Mar 09, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      Mott Community College
      1401 E. Court St.
      Flint, MI

      Information coming soon!
  • Mar
    • Spring Institute 2017

      Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      Bavarian Inn and Conference Center
      1 Covered Bridge Ln.
      Frankenmuth, MI

      Information coming soon!

Past Events:

  • Mar
    • MarketingEVENTSjpg

      Marketing Your Library: Promoting Your Library Like a Marketing Pro

      Mar 18, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Portland District Library
      334 Kent Street
      Portland, MI

      Library professionals from the smallest to the largest libraries will learn how to promote the great things happening at their locations. Whether you have no resources, limited resources or a wealth of resources this event will help you find your voice and communicate your value to your community.
  • Mar
    • HalfDayPresentTHUMB

      Half Day Workshop - How to Present Like a Professional

      Mar 28, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Delta Township Library
      5130 Davenport Dr.
      Lansing, MI

      Are you looking to grow your presentation skills? Are you presenting at an upcoming MLA workshop or conference? Do your job duties require you to present in front of a group of people? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to acquire the talents and know how to become a highly effective presenter. During this half day workshop you’ll learn how to identify and refine your presentation topics, meet the needs of your audience, gather and organize your research and more.
  • Apr
    • SI2014

      Spring Institute 2016 Conference

      Apr 14, 2016 - Apr 15, 2016 - (All Day Event)
      Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
      219 S. Harrison Road
      East Lansing, MI

      This two-day conference brings together approximately 150 statewide children and teen service librarians and library professionals to share, learn and experience best practices. Programming includes national award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers.
  • Apr
    • HumanResourcesTHUMB

      Human Resources for Libraries

      Apr 29, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Troy Public Library
      510 W. Big Beaver Road
      Troy, MI

      Do you have an interest in supervisory topics in libraries? Is human resources part of your job description? Then this workshop is for you. Explore topics such as managing staff, team building and organizational health. This workshop will provide excellent networking opportunities with peers in similar situations.
  • May
    • BudgetingEVENTS

      Budgeting for Libraries

      May 09, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Flint Institute of Arts
      1120 E. Kearsley Street
      Flint, MI

      The inherent importance of a library is measured less in dollars and cents than in the services it provides to its patrons, but sometimes the most important job of a librarian involves understanding and exploring numbers to provide services in the most cost-effective way. Understanding finance and budget techniques can be one of the most important jobs of a librarian. Come explore how to master the art and science of a library budget and get some tips and tricks to help your bottom line!
  • May
    • AL16_logo

      Academic Libraries 2016

      May 20, 2016 - (All Day Event)
      GLAR Lansing Grand Ballroom
      4039 Legacy Parkway
      Lansing, MI

      Providing service to our users is an important value of librarianship and essential to those who rely upon us. MLA Academic Libraries 2016 is a day-long event that will focus on library service in the context of higher education. Join us on May 20, 2016 to hear speakers, view posters, and participate in discussions that will help you become an advocate for excellent customer service at your library.
  • May
    • Tech-Trends

      Technologies and Trends

      May 25, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Delta College
      1961 Delta Road
      University Center, MI

      Explore trends in technologies impacting today’s library, librarians and patrons and discover how to apply them in real world environment.
  • Jun
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      Executive Summit

      Jun 03, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Southfield Public Library
      26300 Evergreen Road
      Southfield, MI

      Executive Summit is a valuable one-day event designed to engage library leaders at the top or on their way to the top. Public, academic and specialty librarians all have a chance to learn about the key issues and future of libraries. Anyone looking to broaden their perspective should attend.
  • Jun
    • HalfDayConversationsTHUMB

      Half Day Workshop - Readers' Advisory: Conversations with Patrons

      Jun 07, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Delta Township District Library
      5130 Davenport Dr
      Lansing, MI

      Readers Advisory: finding the right book for the right person at the right time. Sounds easy, right?! Sometimes that best sellers list just doesn’t cut it. Come learn how to have the conversation with your patrons that finds the best match for their needs. Understand what factors affect the outcome and how to connect them with books and titles that interest them. Learn the strategies and resources to find them what they are really looking for.
  • Jun
    • WebinarsEvents

      Budgeting Essentials Webinar

      Jun 27, 2016 - (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
      A practical discussion of the budgeting process including legal requirements, how to prepare a budget, timelines and interaction with the Board of Directors. Attendees will be provided with a budget template that can be used in a smaller library or for a fund of a larger library.
  • Aug
    • WebinarsEvents

      New FLSA Overtime Rule Webinar: What Does This Mean for Your Library?

      Aug 04, 2016 - (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
      The U.S. Department of Labor published their final ruling on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in May 2016. The rule, which will be effective December 1, significantly increases the minimum salary level for "white collar" employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Under the new rule, no employee who has a guaranteed salary of less than $47,476 will qualify as exempt under the executive, administrative, or professional exemptions.
  • Aug
    • HalfDayBoardsTHUMB

      Half Day Workshop -How to Work Effectively with Your Board

      Aug 24, 2016 - (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Kent District Library – Grandville Branch
      4055 Maple Street SW
      Grandville, MI

      Building a positive relationship with your Trustees is important, but not always easy to accomplish. Learn how understanding roles and keeping your board informed can help create those positive relationships and build bridges to effective outcomes.