[Michlib-l] Resources for Trustees and Friends - toolkits, webinars, tipsheets and more...

Shannon White - Library of Michigan whites29 at michigan.gov
Thu Dec 5 14:23:58 EST 2019

A new year is almost here and we want to make sure you know that the Library of Michigan is continuing its support of the statewide United for Libraries membership for all Michigan public libraries. Please provide the login information to your staff, trustees and friends. I've included an attachment here with the information necessary and it is also included below. Just make sure to not post the login/password in public.

Login: michigan
Password: greatlake1837

Some of the items you can access with the statewide membership are below but these are not all the resources available. There's lots more!  Take some time to login and explore all that is out there.

LIVE  WEBINARS like this one on Dec 11 -  Intellectual Freedom: What Library Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Need to Know

ARCHIVED WEBINARS such as this one 2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know

TOOLKITS AND Ebooks like these:

  *   Finding the Right Library Director -  Strategic Planning -  Evaluating the Library Director-  Hiring Outside Experts- Board Self-Evaluation
  *   Starting a Friends Group or Revitalizing the One you have  --  Friends Groups and Libraries: Working Effectively Together  --  Incorporating and Tax Exempting Procedures for Friends
  *   Getting Grants in Your Community with sample grants, cover letters, fill in the blank templates and more

ONLINE COURSES such as The Trustee Academy series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. Short Takes for Trustees - 8-10 minute mini courses for trustees.

Let us know if you have questions!


Shannon White
Library Development Manager
Library of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48909
517.335.1507, whites29 at michigan.gov<mailto:Whites29 at michigan.gov>

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