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December 2016 Events

Current Events:

  • There are no current events.

Looking Forward:

  • Mar
    • Academic Libraries 2017

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

      Librarians, both individually and collectively, have a long history of engagement with human rights issues as they pertain to libraries and the communities they serve: against censorship and discrimination; in support of the rights of immigrants, cultural minorities, the destitute, people with disabilities, children and young adults, the LGBTQ community, the senescent, those who are illiterate, and the imprisoned.
  • 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!
  • Apr
    • Managing Digital Resources Webinar

      Apr 21, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      Are you asking the right questions to get what you need out of your database? Do you know how to manage the digital resources you have available to get what your patrons need? The ever increasing volume of e-resources require the 21st century librarian to deploy new solutions to these questions and provide easy access to these e-materials. Learn the latest trends in digital resources management and how you can incorporate these new approaches into your institution.
  • Apr
    • Community Collaboration - Mental Health in Libraries

      Apr 28, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      Helping mentally ill patrons is a challenge that libraries are grappling with, but most have limited resources, training or information on how best to handle the situations that arise. In this workshop learn how to find the best strategies and resources to better accommodate these patrons. Discover community partnerships that could strengthen the resolve to provide the help these individuals deserve.
  • May
    • Hybrid Librarian

      May 19, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      the Hybrid Librarian Workshop is offering an experience that will blend collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and flexibility. Be inspired to flex your creative leadership skills with an experienced leadership coach. At the end of the day you will leave ready to explore your inner hybrid librarian.
  • Jun
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      Executive Summit

      Jun 02, 2017 - (All Day Event)
      This valuable one-day event is 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!

Past Events:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct
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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

      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.