2017 Spring Workshop

FOML Friends Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium
March 23, 2017

Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

(248) 642-5800

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
Paul Snyder, President, FOML
Carol Mueller, Director, Bloomfield Township Public Library
Nancy Lambert, President, Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library
9:05 a.m. FOML Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election
Paul Snyder, President, FOML
9:10 a.m. 2016 FOML Merit Award Winners announcement
9:20 a.m. Keynote Speaker – Fred Ruffner Symposium
“Winners! Friends Helping Libraries Achieve Great Service”
Randy Riley, State Librarian, Library of Michigan
10:15 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m “Assessing Your Friends Best Practices: Are You Achieving the Best?”
Dr. Charlaine Ezell – Past President, The Extra Edge
12:00 Noon Lunch with Information Sharing
12:45 p.m. “Promoting the Friends: Telling Your (Great) Stories”
Hope Brown and Jason Brown, Public City PR
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 / Optional Library Tours – Friends of the Bloomfield Twp. Public Library

Registration for the FOML Friends 2017 Spring Workshop is now closed.

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