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    Executive Director's Desk - February 11, 2016

    Governor's 2017 FY Budget Recommendation Holds Libraries Harmless This Year Governor Snyder has recommended a 2017 FY budget that’s nearly a mirror image of libraries’ 2016 numbers. Last year’s $1 million increase in State Aid to Libraries for fiscal year 2015/16 along with the additional Renaissance Zone Reimbursements remain in the governor’s recommendation. In fact, line items for the Library of Michigan, LSTA and Michigan eLibrary showed a modest $94,000 total increase over last year.

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    President's Update - February 11, 2016

    Show of hands, please – who wants to ride a Zamboni? Last weekend two of my student workers and I got to do just that at a Northern Michigan University hockey game. In a few days, we’ll get to climb to the rafters of the Superior Dome, NMU’s 14-story athletic dome. People are sometimes surprised when I tell them that I’m convinced that adventures like this contribute to the success of our library.​

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    President's Update - January 14, 2016

    Today’s topic is the value of professional associations, specifically the value of active participation in said associations. I’m reflecting on this topic for two reasons. First, a student and I are going to present on the topic in a few weeks as part of Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program. Second, SB 571 highlights the need for Michigan Library Association as a place to bring together our voices.

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    Executive Director's Desk - January 14, 2016

    Work on SB 571 Continues Late yesterday afternoon Sen. Dale Zorn (R-Ida) introduced a bill which would repeal the prohibition on disseminating educational ballot information 60 days prior to an election. It is reported that Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) is planning to introduce a similar bill in the House. However, it is unlikely Senate leadership will consider the bill at this time.

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