2018 Fall Workshop Agenda

FOML Friends Fall Workshop
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Delta Township District Library
5130 Davenport Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

“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?

9:30 a.m. Registration with breakfast refreshments
10:00 a.m. Welcome and attendee introductions
Allison Arnold, FOML President
Mary Rzepczyaski, Library Director, Delta Township District Library and
Jane Thomas, President, Friends of the Delta Township District Library
10:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker
“Friends of All Ages: Engaging with Youth Through Programming”
Cathy Lancaster, Youth Services Coordinator, Library of Michigan
10:50 a.m. Morning Break
11:05 a.m  “Are You Organized – or Not? Key Organizational Principles for Successful Friends Groups”
Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan
11:45 a.m “Friends as Library Advocates”
Gail Madziar, Executive Director, Michigan Library Association
11:55 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. “All Pumped Up: Strategies for Friends’ Public Relations & Possible Fundraising, Too”
Trenton Smiley, Marketing + Communications Director
Scott Duimstra, Executive Director, Capital Area District Libraries
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 Tour

Registration is now closed.

The morning and afternoon refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Delta Township District Library.