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Tuesday, October 06, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: Designing Equitable and Inclusive Patron Policies

Tuesday, October 6
10:00 – 11:00 am

Is your library an equitable and inclusive environment for your community? How should your library draft policies that create a welcoming environment for patrons of varied backgrounds and beliefs? In this virtual event, Anne Seurynck from Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC, will discuss the most important library operational policies including those surrounding patron behaviors, meeting rooms, material selection, and library displays.

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Jenny Marr Appointed to Extended Term on MLA Board

Jenny MarrAt the MLA Board of Directors September meeting, the Board voted to appoint Jenny Marr to the seat vacated by Scott Duimstra. The Board also voted to appoint Jenny to the open seat on the Executive Committee. Jenny will fulfill the remainder of the term which ends June 30, 2025.

Jenny is the Director at Ferndale Area District Library and Chair of MLA's Advocacy and Legislative Committee.

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Spring Institute 2021 Virtual

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Spring Institute for Youth Services 2021 Virtual Conference

*Sparking Connection and Possibilities*
March 11 – 12, 2021


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Spring Institute for Youth Services 2021 Virtual Conference is all about "sparking connections and possibilities" and we can't wait to connect with you and explore new and creative possibilities for library youth services in Michigan! Our lineup of keynote speakers, education sessions, and fun virtual networking opportunities are sure to spark your creativity and energy in providing the best possible library service for Michigan children, tweens and teens.

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Thank you to our Exhibitors and Sponsors!

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Contact: MLA at [email protected] or (517) 394-2774

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Public Opinion Polling Update

As the MI Right to Read paid advertising campaign rolls to an end, MLA commissioned a single question in the EPIC-MRA omnibus public opinion poll (600 sample – Error ±4.0%)  in early November. We wanted to see the change in voter perception about support for state legislation to protect the right to read from March 2023 to now.

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MLA Awarded Nonprofit Relief Grant

MLA has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund, a collaborative fund of the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

This award may be used as a general operating grant pursuant to the Department of the Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) Final Rule effective April 1, 2022.

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