This full day workshop provides information and details for libraries considering or planning for a millage. Presenters will focus on millage law and ballot requirements as well as other considerations for libraries and their communities. The workshop includes: strategies for successful millage campaigns; timeline, budgets & fundraising; marketing tips and strategies; the roles of administration, staff, trustees, friends and volunteers; and a discussion of marketing and branding for success. Morning refreshments, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for attendees.
Library directors, staff, trustees and friends are all welcome to attend.
The day's schedule:
9:30 am - Registration – coffee/tea and light refreshments
10:00 am - Marketing Strategies – Scott Duimstra, Executive Director, Capital Area District Library
11:00 am - Legal Issues: Millage Proposals & Millage Campaigns – Anne Seurynck, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
12:00 pm - Lunch (Taco bar with options for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free included)
12:45 pm - Winning a Millage Campaign – Shirley Bruursema, Board Member, Kent District Library
1:45 pm - Show What You Know With a Hands-on Review - Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan
2:45 pm - Lessons Learned: Panel Discussion with Library Directors -- Lori Coryell, Chelsea District Library; Dale Parus, Ionia Community Library; Julie Censke, Colon Township Library
3:30 pm - Question and Answers
4:00 pm - Adjourn