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MLA Connect Coffee Hour

Archived recordings of previous MLA Connect Coffee Hours are available on-demand for viewing at your convenience! Browse archived recordings and don't forget to check out upcoming events by clicking the button below. Please note recordings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Summer Reading Programs 2020

With limited services, reduced access to library spaces, and socially distant staff and patrons, how should we approach summer reading programs? Join Cathy Lancaster from the Library of Michigan as we discuss the best practices and ideas for youth service staff to navigate through 2020 summer program ideas.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Human Resources in the Time of COVID-19

Dealing with new and unexpected HR issues? Wondering how to handle employee schedules and pay during library closures? Interested in best practices to help guide you? Carol Stone, SPHR, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations for the City of Midland will join MLA to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic from an HR Director’s perspective. Grab a cup of coffee and come with your questions ready at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 13.


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Thursday, May 07, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: COVID-19 in Small and Rural Libraries

Grab a cup of joe and join Director of the Presque Isle District Library, and newest member of the MLA Board of Directors, Amber Alexander, for a discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted smaller and rural libraries. MLA Event and Programming Director Amber Sheerin will facilitate this conversation and audience interaction and questions will be welcome!

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Emotional Health During COVID-19

This is a time of uncertainty and we need to be intentional about how we care for ourselves and our community. In this conversation, we will discuss ways to adapt our expectations, increase self-compassion, focus on mindful awareness, and support each other. Join MLA and Casey J. Coker for a conversation about what self-care and community support look like and mean to you.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Library Advocacy

Grab a mug of your favorite beverage and join MLA, Megan Cusick, American Library Association (ALA) and Bob DeVries, Governmental Consultant Services Inc. as we discuss Federal COVID-19 relief legislation and the impact of both Federal and State legislative action on Michigan libraries during this week's MLA Connect Coffee Hour. Each week we provide a platform for you to ask questions, share ideas, and provide input to other library professionals struggling with the global health crisis, remote work, and how to prepare for the future.

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