2015 Fall Workshop

FOML Workshop October 1, 2015

Petoskey District Library (Historic Carnegie Building)
451 E. Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

(231) 758-3100

“Community Engagement: How Friends Can Promote the Value of Your Library”

Synopsis:  Friends can play a vital role as advocates for the library and its services. What are some of the strategies that Friends can undertake to promote and increase the value of the library? How can Friends work with the director, library staff, and trustees to carry out cooperative and collaborative activities which make the library a center of community engagement?

8:30 a.m.Registration with breakfast refreshments
9:00 a.m.Welcome
Paul Snyder, President, FOML
Valerie Meyerson, Director, Petoskey District Library
Peg Pinho, President, Friends of the Petoskey District Library
9:15 a.m.Attendee Introductions / Position, years of service
9:30 a.m.“United For Libraries – Introducing the Statewide Subscription”
with Shannon White, Continuing Education Coordinator, Library of Michigan
9:45 a.m.“Native American Culture / History of the Odawa Bands”
with Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives and Records, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:30 a.m“Lifelong Learning Model”
with Helen Leithauser, Corporate & Community Education, North Central Michigan College, Valerie Meyerson, Director, Petoskey District Library, and Margaret (“Peg”) Pinho, President, Friends of the Petoskey District Library
11:30 a.m.Lunch with Information Sharing
12:30 p.m.“Petoskey Stones”
with Nikki Devitt, Petoskey Chamber of Commerce
12:45 p.m.“Telling Your Library Story”
with John Pelegrino, Education Sales Consultant,Gale | Cengage Learning, Inc.
1:30 p.m.“Resources for Library Friends”
with Paul Snyder, FOML President, and Charles Hanson, FOML Past President
1:45 p.m.Afternoon Break
2:00 p.m.Talk About Friends – Table Talks
Share your Friends Success Stories and other information
2:45 p.m.Wrap-up & Workshop Evaluation
3:00 p.m.Adjournment / Optional Library Tours – Friends of the Petoskey District Library

Registration for the FOML Fall Workshop is currently closed.

To download a list of hotels near the Petoskey District Library, click here.

The Stafford’s Perry Hotel,100 Lewis St, Petoskey, MI 49770, http://www.staffords.com/ or (231) 347-4000 is offering a special rate for FOML and Trustee Alliance Conference attendees.