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April 2015 Events

Current Events:

  • May
    1
    • customer_service

      Customer Service Workshop

      May 01, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Capital Area District Library - Okemos Branch
      4321 Okemos Road
      Okemos, MI
      48864

      517-347-2021

      The term “customer service” is most readily associated with retail environments, but is your library really so different? Every time a member of your community interacts with your library, you have the opportunity to promote your programs, create memorable experiences and foster loyalty through superior service.
  • May
    8
    • Platform

      The Library as Platform and Programming Workshop

      May 08, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Novi Public Library
      45255 W. Ten Mile Rd.
      Novi, MI
      48375

      248-349-0720

      Libraries are the catalysts for building strong communities. Whether you call it a place, platform or programming, this workshop will help libraries rethink public spaces while collaborating with local partners. Learn how to do an analysis of community resources, how to find the best contacts and how to propose partnerships that strengthen patron relationships and attract new users.
  • May
    15
    • Executive_Summit

      Executive Summit

      May 15, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Lansing Grand Ballroom - Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
      4039 Legacy Parkway
      Lansing, MI
      48911

      517-323-4090

      Executive Summit (formerly Directors’ Summit) is a valuable one-day event designed to engage library professionals at the top or on their way to the top. Public, academic and specialty librarians can learn how to recognize leadership potential in themselves
      and others. Part two focuses on mentoring; how it works and how it connects with leadership. Anyone looking to broaden their perspective should attend.

Looking Forward:

  • May
    28
    • 110_0127

      Academic Libraries 2015 Conference

      May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015 - (All Day Event)
      This event shares best practices, emerging trends, career advancement, mentorship and future goals for academic libraries and librarians. This two-day conference features jury-selected presenters and nationally recognized keynote speakers.
  • Jun
    5
    • Tech-Trends

      Technologies and Trends Workshop

      Jun 05, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Grand Valley State University, Mary Idema Pew Library
      1 Campus Drive
      Allendale, MI
      49401

      616-331-3500

      Explore the cutting edge trends impacting today’s evolving libraries. Learn how to use these new technologies to enhance your patrons’ experience.
  • Oct
    28
    • Trade_show_5

      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.

Past Events:

  • Mar
    20
    • Plan_Maze

      Project Management Workshop

      Mar 20, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Novi Public Library
      45255 W. Ten Mile Rd.
      Novi, MI
      48375

      248-349-0720

      As libraries become more complex, librarians often face the difficult challenges involved in coordinating people, tasks, time and money to see a project meets its goals. Whether you succeed or fail often depends on your leadership and decision making abilities as well as a host of other skills. Discover what tools are needed to ensure the success of your next project. Learn how to oversee all aspects of any size project.
  • Mar
    26
    • SI14-SNielsen2

      Spring Institute 2015 Conference

      Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015 - (All Day Event)
      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
    17
    • Leadership

      Changing Your Library Culture Workshop

      Apr 17, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Southfield Public Library
      26300 Evergreen Rd.
      Southfield, MI
      48076

      248-796-4200

      Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges. Are you looking to embrace innovation, customer service or a new or evolving culture at your library but don’t know how to affect change? Learn how to facilitate the discussion and what action to take to get the leadership and management tools needed to help guide new attitudes, change assumptions, and initiate new goals and processes.
  • Apr
    21
    • 614

      FOIA Policy Change Workshop

      Apr 21, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
      Delta Township District Library
      5130 Davenport Drive
      Lansing, MI
      48917

      517-321-4014

      The Legislature approved significant changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); this amendment becomes effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes, the new law restricts what fees may be charged and provides new penalties for violations. Learn more about how these changes will affect municipalities in this workshop.
  • Apr
    24
    • BizMarketManage

      Business, Marketing and Management Success Workshop

      Apr 24, 2015 - (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
      Grand Rapids Public Library
      111 Library St. NE
      Grand Rapids, MI
      49503

      616-988-5400

      Is facilities management, human resources, logistics or marketing part of your job description? Library professionals from the smallest to largest libraries will learn best practices for efficient library operation. Managing staff, time management and supervisory challenges will be covered. Also in this workshop, the latest marketing trends and ideas will be incorporated.