2024 Annual Membership Meeting

Friends of Michigan Libraries

2024 Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 2024 10 am

FOML is excited about the Annual Meeting for 2024!   For the first time we are offering a blended meeting.  It will be held at the Library of Michigan in Lansing for those who are close enough to attend in person.  If that is too far for you to travel, join us via Zoom.

In the morning everyone will hear Debbie Mikula, MLA Executive Director, talking about “Library Friends & Right to Read:  What Should We Know?” and meet our 2024 Merit Award winners.

We will break for lunch and those on Zoom can raid your refrigerators.  Participants on-site have the option of having lunch catered by Panera.  There will be 4 choices including two vegetarian selections.   Lunch will cost an additional $15 that will be added to the registration fee when you register.  Those who do not wish to have lunch, select the “No Lunch” option and bring your own.

For the afternoon on-site participants will engage in Table Talk and get to meet and share ideas with the other participants.  Those on Zoom will have a Connect with Friends session to share ideas and discuss issues with their Zoom neighbors.

Can’t wait to get together again!

Library of Michigan

702 W Kalamazoo St. Lake Michigan Room  (4th Floor)

Lansing, Michigan 48911

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 10:00 am

Registration deadline: April 4, 2024   Refund deadline: April 8, 2024


9:30 am – Check-in and morning refreshments

10:00 am – Call to Order & Welcome – Sue Johnson, FOML President

Annual Membership Meeting with Determination of Quorum of Members Present at Meeting

 Motion to Approve Roster of FOML Board Officers & Board Members 2024

10:10 am – Introduction of Guest Speaker – Jill Sodt, Incoming FOML President

“Library Friends & Right to Read:  What Should We Know?”  – Presentation by Debbie Mikula, MLA Executive Director

            10:40 am Questions for the Speaker

11:00  am – Morning Break

11:15 am – Remarks from the 2023 FOML Merit Award winners – Outstanding Friends of the Library 2023

11:45 am – Lunch

FOML Zoom Meetings (Connect with Friends) & Talk About Friends (on-site)

AFTERNOON – Talk About Friends

1:15 pm – Welcome and Introduction of Members Present, Jill Sodt, FOML President

                  Overview of Friends Structure and Organization, Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan

1:30 pm – Talk Table # 1

2:00 pm – Afternoon Break

2:15 pm – Talk Table # 2

2:45 pm – Wrap-Up & Evaluation

3:00 pm – Adjournment