Events

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Dealing with Change: Using Mindfulness to Respond in Difficult Situations with Cari Dubiel

05/25/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Change is all around us, whether we like it or not. Often, change occurs without our control, and we must adapt to difficult situations. Mindfulness can help us stay in the moment and respond appropriately to strong emotions surrounding change.

Funding Your Digitization Project

05/31/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
Want to increase access to your collections but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Digitization Basics series and get ready to start scanning!

The First Amendment in the Public Library: More than Book Bans with Clare Membiela

05/31/2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ET
  • Free
This PCI webinar will be using the Zoom Platform
This session will lead participants through an exploration of library scenarios that involve the First Amendment. The session will begin with an introduction to the First amendment, its history, and its unique relationship to public libraries (25 minutes). Participants will learn about the intent of the First Amendment as well as the risks and possible consequences of violation.

Reading into the Past with Census Records with Maggie Rose

06/01/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
This year the 1950 Federal Census data is released! Learn about using Federal Census data to research your family history, the historical importance of data collected by census records, and how information not indexed in a database can lead to big breakthroughs in your genealogical research.

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

06/07/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

How to More Effectively Write to Your Customers with Philip Vassallo

06/08/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
How to Write to the Customer explains how to initiate and respond to customer letters and emails in diverse situations by using a proven method of addressing the customer’s needs without abandoning the library’s position. You will learn to craft messages using the unique Customer Service Triad formula. Through a deeper understanding of the connection between your services and your patrons’ concerns, you will cultivate deeper relationships with readers.

Michigan Library Director Virtual Meeting

06/10/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to library directors before each session.
Monthly meeting of Michigan library directors to hear updates on news and resources from the Library of Michigan and get answers to current questions.

“Do Your Research” with Kira Smith

06/15/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
In this webinar, you will learn about different starting points so that you can “do your research” and help others do the same. We’ll also cover starting points for students in search of a topic and the first steps of their research journeys.

Improving Your Posture at Work for a Healthier You! with Laura Greco

06/22/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Might you have text neck? Or Dead Butt Syndrome? Do you slouch? You can develop health problems from poor posture and prolonged sitting: back pain, stress incontinence, heartburn, balance problems, fatigue, headaches.

Metadata for Digital Collections

06/28/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
Want to increase access to your collections but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Digitization Basics series and get ready to start scanning!

Classic Picture Books are Boring and What You Should Read in Storytime Instead

06/29/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
PCI Webinars uses the GoToMeeting platform.
Many books considered classics are difficult to integrate as part of an engaging storytime. In this interactive and informative program, we will examine the numerous reasons why many classic picture books should no longer be a librarian’s first choice of material and what elements we look for in a book while planning storytime.

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

07/05/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

Michigan Library Director Virtual Meeting

07/08/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to library directors before each session.
Monthly meeting of Michigan library directors to hear updates on news and resources from the Library of Michigan and get answers to current questions.

Digital Capture: Digitization Process & Quality Control

07/26/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
Want to increase access to your collections but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Digitization Basics series and get ready to start scanning!

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

08/02/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

Michigan Library Director Virtual Meeting

08/12/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to library directors before each session.
Monthly meeting of Michigan library directors to hear updates on news and resources from the Library of Michigan and get answers to current questions.

Digital Asset Management Part 1: Access & Creating Digital Collections

08/30/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
Want to increase access to your collections but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Digitization Basics series and get ready to start scanning!

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

09/06/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

Michigan Library Director Virtual Meeting

09/09/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to library directors before each session.
Monthly meeting of Michigan library directors to hear updates on news and resources from the Library of Michigan and get answers to current questions.

Trustee Training 101: The Basics

09/13/2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
An introduction to being a Library Trustee. What to know, who to ask and how to avoid pitfalls.

Trustee Training 102: Advanced Trustee

09/20/2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
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.

Digital Asset Management Part 2: Preservation, Fixity & Storage

09/27/2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
  • Free
Webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar begins.
Want to increase access to your collections but don't know where to begin? Join us for our Digitization Basics series and get ready to start scanning!

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

10/04/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

11/01/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

12/06/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.

MiNDS - Michigan New Director Support

01/03/2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
  • Free
Zoom details will be emailed to public library directors before each session.
The Michigan New Director Support meeting provides a virtual space for new directors to learn more about their roles as administrators of Michigan public libraries and share experiences with their peers. Meetings are informal and not recorded. We encourage new directors to join the monthly meet-up whenever possible.