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MLA Connect Coffee Hour

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour With U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-8)

Thursday, July 16, 2020
9:00 am

Grab a mug of your favorite beverage and join MLA as we welcome Rep. Elissa Slotkin, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 8th District, to this edition of MLA Connect Coffee Hour. Rep. Slotkin will discuss how libraries are critical community resources throughout Michigan as well as tell us about any new federal developments that may affect libraries in the near future. There will also be time for audience Q & A.

Special Guest:

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) headshot

 

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8)
United States House of Representatives
https://slotkin.house.gov/

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Reopening Academic Libraries

Join our new MLA President, Dr. Jennifer Dean, Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology at the University of Detroit Mercy, for the MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Reopening Academic Libraries. Jennifer will help facilitate conversation about how academic libraries throughout the state are planning their reopening and preparing for students this fall. Attendees are encouraged to share how their libraries are preparing and brainstorm ideas for common concerns.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Ask a Library Lawyer

Grab a cozy mug of your favorite beverage and join MLA as we continue our discussion about safely reopening our libraries. Back by popular demand, Attorney Anne M. Seurynck will join us to discuss the legal aspects of enforcing new safety standards and what libraries should and should not consider as they enter new reopening phases*.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: De-escalation Tactics

Grab a cozy mug of your favorite beverage and join MLA for a discussion about communicating effectively to our patrons and de-escalating situations that may arise during reopening. How do you enforce a mask policy? How do you hold patrons to new standards for safety? Learn from psychotherapist Casey Coker about best practices for interactions post-COVID.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Reopening Communications Strategies

This week, join MLA for a discussion about communicating your library's reopening plans effectively to your patrons and community. How do you tell your story? How do you prepare your patrons for a reopened library with new safety protocols in place? MLA has encouraged “over-communicating” during this time. Learn from some exemplary communications directors about best practices and ideas.

Special guests include Trenton Smiley, Director of Marketing and Communications, Capital Area District Libraries, and Victoria Meadows, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), who previously served as Library Communications Manager for Lansing Community College.

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