2017 Fall Workshop

FOML Friends Fall Workshop
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kent District Library Service Center
814 W River Center Dr. NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321

(616) 784-2007 (for directions only)

Good to Great:  Becoming High-Achieving Friends

Synopsis:   There’s a saying that applies to all our work as Friends of the Library, “Good, better, best; never let it rest; ‘til your good is better, and your better best.”  What actions and activities stand out in great Friends groups?  What practices might improve your Friends activities and make your group “the best Friends” in your community library?

8:30 a.m.Registration with breakfast refreshments
9:00 a.m.Welcome and attendee introductions
Allison Arnold, FOML President
Lance Werner, Director, Kent District Library
9:10 a.m.Keynote Speaker
“Friendly Advice:  Helpful Information about Successful Friends Organizations”
Lance Werner, Director, Kent District Library
10:00 a.m.Morning Break
10:15 a.m“Organizing and Planning Book Sales and Bookstore Operations”
Laurel Ingram and Nancy Harper – Friends of the Cascade Township Branch of the Kent District Library
11:15 a.m“If Only I Knew How: Tips for Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Volunteers and Friends Board Members”
A panel discussion led by Darnell Gundy-Reed, FOML Director, Muskegon District Library, with Laurel Ingram and Nancy Harper, Friends of the Cascade Township Branch of the Kent District Library
12:00 NoonLunch with Information Sharing
1:00 p.m.Talk About Friends: What Knowledge Can You Share?
Share Your Friends Success Stories and Other Information
1:45 p.m.Afternoon Break
2:15 p.m.Talk About Friends: What Knowledge Can You Share?
2:45 p.m.Wrap-up & Workshop Evaluation
3:00 p.m.Adjournment

Click here to register online for the FOML Friends 2017 Fall Workshop. If you prefer to register by mail, download the pdf registration form, fill it out and mail it to the address indicated on the form along with payment.

Click here to download a list of HOTELS near the Kent District Library.

The morning and afternoon refreshments are provided by the Kent District Library Alliance of Friends.