Mid-Michigan Library League

Webinars

Current and archived webinars

There are no currently scheduled webinars.  Stay tuned for more.

View Archived webinars from the Library of Michigan HERE

NEW:  Library of Michigan Law Webinar:  Narcan in Michigan Libraries - What the Law Means

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*LearningExpress Library Tutorial (MMLL Webinar)

What - The new MeL database collection features Ebsco's LearningExpress Library with 50% more content. Suitable for most students, from upper elementary to lifelong learning adults, for job & career seekers and anyone seeking upskilling in english, math, science or technology. There are more than 1,000 practice tests, short course tutorials and e-books. More than 200 e-books (review and test prep guides) are downloadable for free with no DRM. The individual user experience is powerful and includes an easy learning management system for comprehensive review. We'll cover the big picture of this massive new database in 60 minutes or less.

When - Thursday, February 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. (now archived)

Archive - LearningExpress Library Tutorial

Trainer - Tom Burnosky, director, Reed City Area District Library, tburnosky@reedcitylibrary.org

*Active Shooter Policy

What - Part of "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World" Library 2.0 Conference, https://www.library20.com/page/social-crisis-recordings

When - October 17, 2018

Archive - Access webinar here

Trainer - Mary Soucie, state librarian, North Dakota

*top 5 policies for libraries (MCDA Webinar)

What - This session will focus on the most important policies every library should have including patron behavior, internet use and meeting room policies.  We will discuss the legal reasons for having policies, what laws affect policies and how to draft effective policies.  We will also address how to handle patron enforcement, suspensions and appeals.

When - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan

Archive - Top 5 Policies for Libraries

Presentation - PDF of presentation slides

Trainer - Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com

*An Introduction to Cybersecurity and How to Begin a Cybersecurity Program (MCDA Webinar)

What - During this session, attendees will learn the basics of cybersecurity and how to protect themselves from external threats with little to no cost. Topics will include:

  • Proper password hygiene and two factor authentication
  • Cloud based security recommendations
  • Information sharing with trusted third parties
  • Cybersecurity frameworks
  • What to look for in Phishing emails
  • Protecting sensitive data

When - Thursday, April 12th, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Who - Anyone associated with a library in Michigan

Archive -  An Introduction to Cybersecurity Webinar  (skip to the 40 second mark)  Cybersecurity memo 4-20-18

Trainer - Jason Brown, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, Merit
jbrown@merit.edu | 734.527.7210 p | 734.527.5790 f | www.merit.edu 
1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

*The Michigan Service Hub: Bringing the Great Lakes State to the Digital Public Library of America (MCDA Webinar)

What - The Michigan Service Hub (MSH) promotes the state's libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions by helping them share their digital collections through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The service hub is a collaborative effort, drawing on the support and expertise of the Library of Michigan, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. The Michigan Service Hub is a metadata aggregator, making digital collections more visible and more accessible by sharing their metadata through the DPLA while leaving the digital objects themselves in the custody of the cultural institutions that host them.
This webinar will include a brief history of the service hub, explain its mission, offer updates about current projects, and look at what the MSH has planned for 2018.

When - Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Who - anyone associated with a library in Michigan

Archive - Michigan Service Hub - Digital Public Library Webinar  (sorry, introduction not recorded)

Resources - stay tuned

Trainer - Richard C. Adler, Michigan Service Hub Coordinator, University of Michigan Library, rcadler@umich.edu

*E-rate 101 for Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

What - this webinar will provide a general overview of the E-Rate program with a focus on library applicants. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Topics include (1) brief description of E-rate history; (2) Eligibility of entities; (3) Eligible goods and services; (4) CIPA compliance; (5) determining discounts and category 2 budgets; (6) getting set up in the E-rate portal and portal overview; (7) filing process

When - Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Who - anyone associated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - E-rate 101 for Libraries Webinar

Resources - additional E-rate resources

Trainer - Lori Leugers, TeleComp Solutions, LLC
Ph: (231) 778-0174 (ext. 1)
eFax: (866) 564-8396
lleugers@telecompsolutions.com

*Community Technology and Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

What - Libraries play a critical role in providing access to technology for communities. This webinar will provide an overview of broadband and technology in rural Michigan communities, how residents are leveraging the technology resources at libraries, and how libraries can further use technology to improve the digital equity of a community and its residents and businesses.

When - Thursday, November 30th, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Who - anyone associated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - Community Technology and Libraries Webinar

Presentation - pdf of Powerpoint presentation

Trainer - Eric Frederick, AICP, LEED AP, Vice President for Community Affairs, Connected Nation and Connect Michigan, efrederick@connectmi.org 517-994-8024

*The Opioid Crisis and Narcan in Michigan's Public Libraries (MCDA Webinar)

What - Clare Membiela, Library Law Specialist at the Library of Michigan, will discuss how public libraries can respond to the opioid crisis. Participants will obtain information on how the Michigan Opioid Antagonist laws affect how libraries may obtain and administer drugs like Narcan. This webinar will discuss possible policies and strategies to help public libraries comply with current law and still assist patrons in need.

When – Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - The Opioid Crisis and Narcan in Michigan's Public Libraries Webinar

Presentation - Powerpoint slides

Resources - Q&A document

Trainer – Clare Membiela, Library Law Specialist at the Library of Michigan email: membielac@michigan.gov

*Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Understanding the Law (MCDA Webinar)

What - Has a patron brought a comfort animal into the Library?  Do you have spaces in your library that are not wheel chair accessible?  Have you ever been asked to make accommodations for people with disabilities at your programs?  These are ways in which the Americans With Disabilities Act affects libraries and library services.  This webinar will address common situations that arise for libraries including service animals and public accommodation.  We will discuss the requirements of the ADA and what libraries need to know to comply.

When – Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Understanding the Law Webinar

Presentation - Powerpoint slides

Trainer – Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com

*Human Resource (HR) Issues in Library Environments (MCDA Webinar)

What - a three-topic presentation on human resource issues in public library environments. The three topics to be covered are (1) considerations when making decisions about compensation of library employees; (2) a review of challenges when completing performance reviews and sharing of how KDL has overcome many of these with a new method of managing performance called “the check-in process”; and (3) candidate employment assessments – history of success and the new tool developed by KDL for libraries of all sizes to use to add more science to the art of hiring staff.

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - Human Resource (HR) Issues in Library Environments

Presentation - Powerpoint slides

Trainer – Brian L. Mortimore, SPHR, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Kent District Library bmortimore@kdl.org

*Parliamentary Procedure and Running Effective Board Meetings (MCDA Webinar)

What - the focus will be on how to run a successful meeting. We will provide a primer on parliamentary procedure to help attendees gain knowledge and understanding in order to attain a level of comfort in the basics of making motions and voting on the matters before them. Topics to be covered include: the difference between a motion and a resolution; the requirement of a roll call vote; the definition of a quorum and handling motions. We will also cover the basics of the Open Meetings Act, including notice, minutes, and public comment rules.

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - Parliamentary Procedure and Running Effective Board Meetings Webinar

Presentation - PowerPoint slides; Follow-up question

Trainer – Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com

*NIS Health Insurance partnership with the Michigan Library Association (MCDA Webinar)

What - information on the partnership between National Insurance Services and Michigan Library Association to offer health insurance options to MLA member libraries

Who - anyone associated with a public library in Michigan

ArchiveNIS Health Insurance Partnership with the Michigan Library Association Webinar

Trainer - Brian Mitchell, GBDS, market Development, National Insurance Services, Inc., http://www.nisbenefits.com

*Michigan Public Library Records Management (MCDA Webinar)

What - training on what records must be retained by public libraries in Michigan, and for how long. Sponsored by the Michigan Cooperative Director's Association

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

Archive - Records Management for Public Libraries Webinar (skip to 3:30 for the beginning) 

Presentation slides - powerpoint presentation

Links - General Retention Schedule #17 - Michigan Public Libraries
DTMB Records management website
Michigan history center archives FAQ

Trainer - Caryn WojcikSenior Records Analyst, State of Michigan wojcikc@michigan.gov

*District Library Establishment (MCDA Webinar)

What - discussion of the steps involved in establishing a district library in Michigan

Who - anyone affiliated with a public library in Michigan

ArchiveDistrict Library Establishment Webinar

Presentation slides - Powerpoint slides

Trainer - Anne M. Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC. aseurynck@fosterswift.com ; www.fosterswift.com

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*How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

What - This session will take the top 10 security, behavior, crime, or emergency-related incidents that occur in libraries and describe the issues, the concerns, and the responses surrounding them. Many of the scenarios will involve challenging or problem-inducing patrons, and others will discuss responses to events that staff might not always know how to deal with properly. Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is board certified in HR, security management, and employee coaching. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an M.A. in Security Management, and a B.S. in Psychology. He worked for the San Diego Police Dept from 1984-99 and is the author of 15 books on business, workplace security, and criminal justice topics.

When - Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Who - Group viewing webinar for MMLL members

Archive - How to Respond to a Security Incident in Your Library

Presentation - View slides here

Trainer - Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, CTM  DrSteve@DrSteveAlbrecht.com

*PLOUD - Websites for Public Libraries (MMLL Webinar)

What - this is a customized webinar for MMLL libraries, a good opportunity for you, since there are up to ten more spots for libraries to join Ploud this year, and YOU can have one! Sonya Norris will talk about what the service is - about the hosting, templates and helpdesk support and the fact you can keep your URL if you have one or be provided with one. She will describe the content built into the template, the four look-and-feel options, and the fact that users can extend it as far as they'd like. She will do some show and tell of the higher level functionality such as the calendar with its bells and whistles, the carousels, and the upcoming built-in registration software.  Then she will show how the editing mode works via a demonstration. Information about the costs to the library (it is subsidized by LSTA funding so the library only pays 45% of the cost) will be provided, as will the estimated amount of staff time necessary for startup and ongoing maintenance.

When – Wednesday, September 13th, 10:00 a.m.

Who - Mid-Michigan Library League members

ArchivePloud Websites for Public Libraries Webinar

Trainer – Sonya Norris, Library of Michigan ; norriss2@michigan.gov

*Introducing TumbleBooks to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - learn about TumbleBook Library, TumbleBookCloud, and AudioBookCloud
TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of over 1000 eBook titles for elementary schools and public libraries.  The content included helps students and young children strengthen their literacy skills and is most appropriate for those in grades K-6. Included in a TumbleBookLibrary subscription is a collection including animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, music playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels as well as math stories and so much more.  TumbleBookCloud is an online database of e-books and other digital content featuring over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more.  This resource supports a wide range of readers’ interests and levels with hundreds of High-Interest/Low-Level content. In addition, our new AP English section makes hundreds of curriculum books available to readers. AudioBookCloud is an online collection of audio books with unlimited streaming access.  No downloads, no software, no wait.  This collection offers over 1400 audiobooks with tiles ranging from classic literature, to science fiction, to contemporary blockbusters to everything in between.

Who - anyone interested in learning more about tumblebooks for their library.

ArchiveIntroducing TumbleBooks Webinar

Trainer - Jacqui Liepshutz, Vice President, Sales (jacqui@tumblebooks.com)

*Introducing Hoopla to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - a webinar demo of Hoopla, a digital media service that allows your patrons to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to play on a computer, tablet, phone, and TV.  Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.

Who - anyone interested in learning more about Hoopla for their library.

ArchiveIntroducing Hoopla Webinar

Presentation Links - http://hoopladigital.com ; http://midwesttape.com

Trainer - Nick Anderson, Account Executive, Midwest Tapes, NAnderson@midwesttapes.com

*introducing bibliotheca 3M cloudlibrary to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - learn about cloudLibrary ebook and audiobook solution, designed to be accessible to library users wherever they want to read or listen.  Providing cross-platform user capabilities, intuitive browsing, downloading, reading, and listening, cloudLibrary can integrate with self-service kiosks and discovery stations inside the library.  Integrated with Novelist and Librarything to provide book jackets, synopsis, reviews and ratings to enhance content discovery.  The cloudLink program allows libraries with private collections to share available materials with other libraries while prioritizing use by local patrons first.

Who - anyone interested in learning more about cloudLibrary

Archive - Introducing cloudLibrary

Presentation Links - cloudLibrary brochure Bibliotheca product page ; cloudLibrary website

Trainer - Brett Ward, Cloud Specialist b.ward@bibliotheca.com

*Introducing RBdigital to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - a webinar demo of RBdigital, Recorded Books audiobook titles, as well as content from all major publishers, together with an eBook service. Libraries can combine eBooks and audiobook titles in one collection, offering a comprehensive platform for content.  https://www.recordedbooks.com/Our-Products/RBdigital

Who - anyone interested in learning more about RBdigital for their library.

Archive - Introducing RBdigital Webinar

Trial link - RBdigital Trial

Trainer - Bethany Leach, Recorded Books national account manager ; bleach@recordedbooks.com

*Introducing Playaway/Findaway to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - This presentation will cover the Findaway suite of pre-loaded products, including Playaway, Launchpad, Bookpacks, View, and Lock. Findaway offers unique solutions to help public libraries provide the best content for their patrons and communities.  products are preloaded, secure, and simple to use, allowing access for all, regardless of age or technical ability.  Audiobooks – Playaway; Apps – Launchpad; Print + Audio – Bookpacks; All-In-One Video – View; eBooks – Lock eReader. 

Who - anyone interested in learning more about the findaway suite of products for their library.

Links - Playaway pre-loaded products 

Trainer - Peter Wuerl, Account Manager pwuerl@finaway.com

*Introducing TLC Library•Solution ILS to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - learn about Library•Solution, TLC’s most widely used integrated library system has features and functionality designed for libraries of any size, from single-site installations to multi-location consortia. Available for on-site implementation or as a hosted solution, Library•Solution is the preferred automation system for more than 4,500 libraries worldwide. https://tlcdelivers.com/public-libraries/

Who - anyone interested in learning more about Library•Solution for their library.

ArchiveTLC Library Solution Webinar ; Another Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4UsnS4i_7A

Trainer - Phillip Green, regional sales manager

*Introducing Biblionix Apollo ILS to the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL Webinar)

What - learn about the Biblionix Apollo ILS (Integrated Library System), designed from the ground up by practicing librarians to be a hosted ILS for public libraries with fewer than 300,000 items. Because of Internet delivery, the system requirements for Apollo are simple. No particular hardware or a particular operating system is required. Plus, since Apollo is hosted only, it’s optimized for on-line use, providing rapid response times. https://www.biblionix.com/products/apollo/

Who - anyone interested in learning more about Apollo ILS for their library.

ArchiveIntroducing Biblionix Apollo Webinar

Presentation Links - more information for mmll members Learn More (PDF)

Trainer - Cameron Charbonnet ; cameron@biblionix.com

*Introducing ODILO to Mid-Michigan Library League Libraries (MMLL Webinar)

What - learn about ODILO, an eBook and audiobook platform that provides libraries with more options beyond the one-copy. one-user model. Check out this 30-second video for more information: https://vimeo.com/168199414.

Who - anyone interested in learning more about Odilo for their library.

Archive - Introducing Odilo Webinar

Presentation Links - more information for MMLL members

Trainer - Mark Eaton, director of sales, north america and Australia