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Facilities Management: Working with Vendors and Contractors
Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: MLA Connect

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MLA Connect: Facilities Management: Working with Vendors and Contractors

July 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Not sure where to start or what to do when making initial plans for capital improvements, remodels, or facilities upgrades? Worried about using your resources as effectively as possible? Join us to hear from some library professionals on tips, ideas, best practices, and resources when embarking on these projects and dealing with vendors and contractors and learn more about No Reservation Recommendations to help your library access local vendors for services.

This webinar will be recorded and available through MLA Connect On Demand


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Kate Pohjola AndradeKate Pohjola Andrade
Director, Woodlands Library Cooperative

Kate Pohjola Andrade is the Director at the Woodlands Library Cooperative, one of Michigan's eleven library cooperatives. A "library lifer" with over 35 years of public library experience, Kate is passionate about helping libraries - whether it's librarians, library workers, or their boards - make the right connections to find, create, and/or maximize the resources and tools available to them.

Shauna QuickShauna Quick
Implementation Manager, Brandon Township Public Library

Shauna Quick is the Implementation Manager at Brandon Township Public Library in Ortonville, MI. As an outcome engineer, she helps streamline operations and drives innovation. With her 15+ years of experience in library services, she is passionate about making new trends and technologies accessible to small and rural libraries while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters community engagement and lifelong learning.

Nick LoomisNick Loomis
Assistant Director, Harrison District Library

Nick Loomis is the Assistant Library Director, IT Director, and Surrey House Project Manager for the Harrison District and Pere Marquette District Libraries. Nick has been with the libraries for 12 years and has overseen numerous technology and building infrastructure projects. The Surrey House Project is the renovation of a 100+ year old building to become the new home of the Harrison District Library.

Len LemorieLen Lemorie
Associate Director - Facilities, Ann Arbor District Library

Len Lemorie is currently the AD of Facilities at the AADL, responsible for capital forecasting, facilities budgets, construction projects and maintenance for AADL’s seven locations. Len transitioned to facilities management in 2012 after 20+ years in construction and building trades.


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Registration is first-come, first-served. A maximum of 500 attendees can attend the live webinar. Registered attendees will receive information and a link to access the webinar on the Zoom platform. You will need to log in register. Retrieve your username or reset your password by visiting the links below and inputting your primary email address. This will be the email address where you receive MLA communications.


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