2018 FOML Spring Workshop

FOML Friends 2018 Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium
March 8, 2018

Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Best Practices: Key Steps to Improving Your Service as a Library Friend

Synopsis:  Service as a library Friend works best when all the elements of service fall into place and activities are carried out with well-functioning practices and organization.  What are the key best practices that will help and guide you along your path to being a productive Friend serving your library and being an advocate for its services?

Registration Deadline is February 23, 2018 ~ No Refunds after March 2, 2018

8:30 a.m.Registration with breakfast refreshments
9:00 a.m.Welcome and attendee introductions
Allison Arnold, FOML President
David Ewick, Director, Southfield Public Library
Yolanda Haynes, President, Friends of the Southfield Public Library
9:05 a.m.FOML Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election
Allison Arnold, FOML President presiding
9:10 a.m.2017 FOML Merit Award Winners announcement
9:20 a.m.Keynote Speaker – Fred Ruffner Symposium
“The Library Bill of Rights:  Why is it important? What you need to know”
Dr. Robert Holley, Retired Professor of Library Science, Wayne State University
10:15 a.m.Morning Break
10:30 a.m“Successful Friends:  The Troy Public Library Experience?”
Cathy Russ, Director, Troy Public Library
Sue Matthews, President, Friends of the Troy Public Library
12:00 NoonLunch with Information Sharing and Optional Library Tours
provided either by Friends of the Southfield Public Library or the Outreach Department of the SPL
12:45 p.m.“Course Correction:  How to Navigate Choppy Seas”
Rebecca Higgerson, Director, Brandon Township Public Library
1:30 p.m.Talk About Friends: What Knowledge Can You Share?
Share Your Friends Success Stories and Other Information
2:00 p.m.Afternoon Break
2:15 p.m.What Knowledge Can You Share? (New Discussion Table)
2:45 p.m.Wrap-up & Workshop Evaluation
3:00 p.m.Adjournment

Click here to register online for the FOML Friends 2018 Spring Workshop.

If you prefer to register by mail, click here to download the pdf registration form, fill it out and mail it along with your payment to the address on the form.

Click here to download a list of HOTELS near the Southfield Public Library.

The morning and afternoon refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Southfield Public Library.