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February 2016 Events

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  • Mar
    18
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      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
      48875

      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
    28
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      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
      48917

      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
    14
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      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
      48824

      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
    22
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      Community Collaborations

      Apr 22, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library
      315 S. Rose Stree
      Kalamazoo, MI
      49007

      Libraries are the catalysts for building strong healthy communities. Components of community well-being, such as health and safety, economic conditions, educational opportunities and social connectedness, often overlap and reinforce one another. Learn how to do an analysis of community resources, how to find the best contacts and how to propose partnerships that strengthen relationships and better support everyone’s need for information, services and insights.
  • Apr
    29
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      Human Resources for Libraries

      Apr 29, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Troy Public Library
      510 W. Big Beaver Road
      Troy, MI
      48084

      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
    9
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      Budgeting for Libraries

      May 09, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Flint Institute of Arts
      1120 E. Kearsley Street
      Flint, MI
      48503

      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
    20
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      Academic Libraries 2016

      May 20, 2016 - (All Day Event)
      GLAR Lansing Grand Ballroom
      4039 Legacy Parkway
      Lansing, MI
      48911

      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
    25
    • Tech-Trends

      Technologies and Trends

      May 25, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Delta College
      1961 Delta Road
      University Center, MI
      48710

      Explore trends in technologies impacting today’s library, librarians and patrons and discover how to apply them in real world environment.
  • Jun
    3
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      Executive Summit

      Jun 03, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Southfield Public Library
      26300 Evergreen Road
      Southfield, MI
      48076

      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
    7
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      Half Day Workshop - Readers' Advisory: Conversations with Patrons

      Jun 07, 2016 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Chippewa River District Library
      301 S. University Ave
      Mount Pleasant, MI
      48858

      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.
  • Aug
    24
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      Half Day Workshop -How to Work Effectively with Your Board of Directors

      Aug 24, 2016 - (09:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Kent District Library – Grandville Branch
      4055 Maple Street SW
      Grandville, MI
      49418

      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.
  • Sep
    22
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      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
      48375

      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.
  • Oct
    26
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      MLA 2016 Annual Conference

      Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 28, 2016 - (All Day Event)
      Lansing Center
      333 E. Michigan Ave.
      Lansing, MI
      48933

      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.

Past Events:

  • Oct
    28
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      MLA 2015 Annual Conference

      Oct 28, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015 - (All Day Event)
      Suburban Collection Showplace
      46100 Grand River Ave.
      Novi, MI
      48374

      248-348-5600

      The 2015 annual conference will be held in Novi and feature renowned keynotes, jury-selected programming for all library professionals, an exhibition and an ideal environment to network with colleagues.