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May 17 - May 19, 2017
Shanty Creek Resort

Intensive training conference for library staff seeking a level 3 or 4 certificate. Content is geared towards attendees with little or no previous library experience. Subjects include collections, customer service, technology, intellectual freedom, programming, and much more. 

For details on the agenda and lodging reservations visit:
Reservations must be made by April 16 to obtain the conference rate. 


Beginning Workshop is a yearly 3-day event geared for library staff members that have not had the opportunity for formal library coursework. Its aim is to introduce library staff to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a Michigan public library. Anyone new to the profession or just hired at a library, no matter what their academic credentials, is welcome to attend the event.

For those seeking an initial Level 3 or Level 4 certificate from the Library of Michigan attendance at the entire Beginning Workshop is obligatory. For more information on Library of Michigan’s certification program visit the Library Certification page.

Further details ...

The Idaho Library Commission offers numerous free webinars on library hot topics. Please see below for a peek into some of their offerings. For more information, visit the ICL’s Info2Go webpage.

  • March 6 Makerspace Communities and Their Futures
  • May 15 ~ Volunteers in the Library
  • June 19 ~ Gaining Employee Engagement
  • September 18 ~ "Making Readers:" How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy
  • November 13 ~ Leadership Development Opportunities

MiKidLib 2017

Save the date for MiKidLib 2017, an unconference for children’s and teen librarians and paraprofessionals.  This year’s event will take place on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City.  Registration will open in mid-January and this event is free to attend.  More information can be found at

Learn Online

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Webinar Schedule

GCFLearnFree.comOver 750 lessons in Computers, Reading, and Math.  Learn at your own pace about Blogging,  Social Media, Computer troubleshooting, Office 2010, email and internet basics, and much more.  Lessons include textual and interactive learning, video, and extras.

Free Webcasts from the Library of Congress.

California INFOPEOPLE archived podcasts (LSTA grant sponsor): 

Superiorland PODCASTS are available at

Serving libraries in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties

Our mission is to coordinate and provide high-quality, cost-effective services that will strengthen member libraries
so they can meet changing patron and community needs.

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