2020 Loleta Fyan Small & Rural Library Conference

04/13/2020 12:00 PM - 04/15/2020 02:00 PM ET


  • $125.00


Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
United States of America


A Biennial conference aimed toward Michigan small and rural library staff.


For updated information about event, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,9327,7-381-88855_89737-142226--,00.html 


Who Should Attend
Members of the Michigan library community are welcome to attend the event. This event is geared particularly to library staff and trustees from public libraries serving populations of 25,000 or fewer. Please review the preliminary program for more information about speakers and session content.

Time and Location
The conference will be held at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan, Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Registered attendees can pick up their registration materials, at the lower level main lobby, beginning at 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 12. The conference will begin with an opening luncheon at 12:00 pm on Monday in the Governor’s Hall at the hotel. The conference will conclude at the end of lunch on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 pm.

Attendees, including speakers, must register online at https://libraryofmichigan.z2systems.com/np/clients/libraryofmichigan/eventRegistration.jsp?event=269&. Each person registering for the conference needs an account in the Library of Michigan’s workshop registration system. Confirmation emails and updates will be sent through the registration system to the email provided in your registration profile. There will be no on-site registration. The deadline to register is April 1, 2020.

The cost of conference registration is $125 for the entire event. This fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner meals during the conference and all conference materials. This does not include lodging at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. More information about lodging can be found later in this document. It is the attendee’s responsibility to make lodging arrangements for the event.

After registering online you may pay the $125 conference registration online by credit card here: https://www.thepayplace.com/mi/education/libofmich The name of the attendee must match the name of the attendee you list with payment information. Billing name and address may be a different individual or organization. Please also use the code provided on the PayPlace page when paying by check and make your check/money order payable to: State of Michigan. 
Print out your registration confirmation and send with check/money order to: Workshop Registration - MDE Attn: Chief Cashier PO Box 30106, Lansing, MI 48909.

Cancellations with a full refund for workshop registration will be accepted until April 2, 2020. Questions regarding a cancellation? Please contact Becky Wartella in writing at wartellab@michigan.gov. For hotel cancellations see information below under Lodging. The Library of Michigan does not handle hotel reservations, cancellations or hotel billing issues for this event. Lodging Attendees must reserve their rooms directly by using this link (https://www.grandtraverseresort.com/promocode?promocode=DOE0419). You must be sure you use the link provided to book your room. The Grand Traverse Resort has offered attendees a rate of $85.00 daily, per room. Room rates are based on single/double occupancy. Additional adults in a guest room will be charged a $15.00 per person, per night rate. Room reservation must be made at the Grand Traverse Resort by March 12, to qualify for the conference block rate.

Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the event should contact Becky Wartella at 517-335-4038 at least a week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing and other assistance.

The event registration covers seven conference meals including: Monday lunch and dinner; Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Wednesday breakfast and lunch. If you have dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, please note this during online registration. The hotel can handle limited dietary need accommodations. If you have additional needs, please contact Becky Wartella at 517-335-4038 or wartellab@michigan.gov.

Breaks and refreshments will be provided to workshop participants. The Library of Michigan staff members are not able to accept payment on-site for meals.

2020 Keynote Speakers:

Andrew Sanderbeck - People Connect Institute

Cindy Fesemyer - Fesemyer Consulting

Patrick Lloyd - Georgetown Public Library

2020 Authors:

Karen Dionne

Joe Grimm

Denise Brennan Nelson