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Library Law Spotlight: Risk Management

02/25/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
Risk is something that every business faces and libraries are no different. This session will discuss some strategies and steps libraries can use to mitigate and address common risks.

Uniform Chart of Accounts Update

03/02/2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
The Uniform Chart of Accounts provides a systematic arrangement and means for the uniform accumulation, recording, and reporting of financial information and transactions for all local units of government in Michigan.

Grant Writing 101 – Lessons Learned from a First Time Grant Recipient with June Power

03/03/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
This webinar is designed to share best practices for writing grant proposals and how to utilize grant funding once your proposal has been accepted. It will cover topics including how to write a grant, figuring out grant budgeting issues, grant reporting and management, and common pitfalls of utilizing grant funding.

Mindfulness: Begin with a Breath

03/08/2021 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM ET
  • Free
MSUE Webinars uses the Zoom platform.
Our stress cues can be signals for us to take a breath and engage in some mindful moments. This lesson is an introduction to mindfulness and the benefits of it. Topics include learning how stress affects our brain, exploring your personal resilience to stress and experiencing mindful breathing and mindful movement practices.

Trustee Training 101

03/10/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
  • Free
The webinar link will be emailed to registered participants the day before
An introduction to being a Library Trustee. What to know, who to ask and how to avoid pitfalls.

Leading During a Crisis Part 1 What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? w/Chris Woltjer

03/10/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
This presentation provides the necessary foundational understanding of crisis communication and how to navigate leadership responsibilities during these times.

Trustee Training 102: Advanced Trustee

03/17/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
  • Free
The webinar link will be emailed to registered participants the day before
This session will build on the information in "Library Board 101" and discuss topics such as handling board discord, member recruitment, officer duties and more.

Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director’s Seat with Douglas Crane

03/17/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Between a pandemic, political partisanship, and fast changing technology, public libraries are experiencing a dramatic series of changes and challenges. To survive in these unusual times exceptional leadership is required from our Library Directors.

Best Storytime Practices: Helping Children Build a Bigger Vocabulary

03/23/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar
Expand your storytimes with Ready to Read Michigan, as we explore vocabulary!

Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing & Mental Health

03/24/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Student mental health is a growing concern among high schools, colleges and universities, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the country are seeking connection and help from a variety of sources, and community members are uniquely positioned to identify and support struggling young adults.

Leading During a Crisis Part 2 How to Develop a Crisis Strategy with Gavin Woltjer

03/31/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Knowing how to communicate is the first step toward addressing a crisis situation. Developing a plan is the next step. How does one plan for a pandemic? (I don’t remember the pandemic chapter in library school!) Numerous strategies already exist.

Secrets to Climbing the Management Ladder with Katherine Burik

04/07/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Learn the secrets to climbing the management ladder in this interactive session. Brainstorm with other ambitious leaders to create your own personal career plan. Leverage the experience of our facilitator who was a Vice President at age 30 and avoid the “rookie mistakes” that can derail your goals.

LSTA Improving Access to Information Grant Application Webinar

04/08/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
The Library of Michigan's Improving Access to Information grant program for 2021 is open. This webinar will provide an overview of the grant priorities, the application questions, process and timeline. The webinar will include a presentation and a Q & A period.

Mindfulness: Kind Mind

04/12/2021 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET
  • Free
MSUE Webinars uses the Zoom platform.
Mindfulness gives us the ability to observe our thoughts from an outside perspective. Develop your “detached observer” to put some distance between you and the drama in your mind. This lesson will focus on using mindfulness to help you learn to pay mindful attention to your thoughts, learn the importance of self-compassion, how to "de-fuse" harsh thinking and harness the power of acceptance and gratitude to relieve stress.

The Virtual Reference Interview with Diana Silveira

04/14/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
In the online world, how do you deliver service excellence? In this interactive webinar, we will explore tips and techniques to engage users, provide a positive experience, and help users to the best of our ability.

YALSA: Transforming Teen Services – a Michigan Cohort

04/19/2021 01:00 PM - 05/10/2021 02:30 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
Transforming Teen Services is a nationwide initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Transforming Teen Services aims to support and elevate teen services in libraries and other learning environments by integrating connected learning, computational thinking, and youth development to help build responsive services for and with teens.

Best Storytime Practices: The Power of Pre-writing and Writing Activities with Kids

04/20/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar
Expand your storytimes with Ready to Read Michigan and explore pre-writing & writing activities & tips.

Leading During a Crisis Part 3 How to Be Proactive During a Crisis with Gavin Woltjer

04/21/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Building upon knowledge of crisis communication, effective leadership, and different crisis planning strategies, this presentation explores how to use this knowledge in a proactive manner.

Pages Against Prejudice with Jeanne Holba Puacz

04/28/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Young people face discrimination in many forms: race, religion, orientation, and more. Could we, instead, focus on building anti-discrimination collections to support our youth? In this informative and interactive program, you will get tips on how to evaluate your existing collection: identify additional titles, organize displays, and design programming to highlight anti-discrimination in your library.

Collaborate with Positivity: Improv Superpowers to Improve Team Communication & Resilience

04/29/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
Two-Hour Remote Interactive Presentation with Pam Victor, President, Happier Valley Comedy. We ask you attend live!

Children Collections Crash Course: Nonfiction with Rebecca Donnelly

05/05/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Nonfiction is a gateway to lifelong reading for many children, and young readers crave quality informational books. Join children’s librarian and author Rebecca Donnelly for a new look at nonfiction.

LSTA Public Library Services Grant Administration Webinar

05/06/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.
We will review the necessary activities to complete a Public Library Services grant from the Library of Michigan. This will include how to be reimbursed, how to request revisions, and how and what to do for your final report.

Information Literacy: News with Kira Smith

05/12/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
The truth is out there. Or is it? When you are helping library users either in person or online, you want to send users the best and most reliable information but a quick interaction doesn’t give you a lot of time to evaluate sources and check for authority and authenticity.

Memorial Records: Researching Cemeteries for Genealogy with Maggie Rose

05/19/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
In this informative program you will learn how to get the most out of your trip to the cemetery by learning about the types of records available to you, the types of memorials, and types of cemeteries common in the United States. There is no better way to honor our ancestors than by remembering and preserving their life through our research.

Tips for Virtual, Outdoor, In-Person Programming During COVID-19 – Children, Youth, and Family

05/26/2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
An emphasis will be placed on virtual programming, however, examples of all program types – virtual, outdoor, in-person, and hybrid (in-person and virtual) – will be used for all sizes of libraries, budgets, and ambition.