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

Registration for the FOML Friends 2018 Spring Workshop is now closed.

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.