Schedule

Monthly Themes
Jan. 2024 – Who and where we are right now
Feb. 2024 – Engaging with community: Appreciative Inquiry (with Michelle Bradley, LM) + Introduction to Survey
Mar. 2024 – Social media (with Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications)
Apr. 2024 – Language
May 2024 – Messaging strategies
June 2024 – Voices from the Field: What’s working to strengthen community ties?
July 2024 – Customer service in changing times
Aug 2024 – Difficult conversations
Sep 2024 – Change management for staff and community
Oct. 2024 – Crisis management (with Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications)
Nov. 2024 – Your community’s data
Dec. 2024 – Sharing your story: conference presentations

COHORT A: Class I, Class II, and some Class III Libraries | March Zoom link
Meets on 3rd* Fridays in 2024 from 10:30am-noon (with optional informal chat noon-12:30pm)
1/19, 2/16, 3/1*, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/4*, 11/15, 12/6*
Tentative media training dates (later, you will RSVP to attend just one): Mon 10/7/24 9:30-noon |
Mon 10/14/24 1-3:30 | Tues 10/22/24 9:30-noon | Tues 10/29/24 1-3:30pm | Wed 11/6/24 9:30-noon
Presentation rehearsal TBA in early 2025
Must present either face-to-face in Lansing on 3/21/25 or online 4/25/2025

COHORT B: Some Class III and some Class IV Libraries | March Zoom link
Meets on 3rd Fridays in 2024 from 1:30-3pm (with optional informal chat 3-3:30pm)
1/19, 2/16, 3/1*, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/4*, 11/15, 12/6*
Tentative media training dates (later, you will RSVP to attend just one): Wed 11/13/24 1-3:30 | Thu 11/20/24 9:30-noon | Mon 11/25/24 9:30-noon | Mon 12/2/24 1-3:30pm | Tues 12/10/24 9:30-noon
Presentation rehearsal TBA in early 2025
Must present either face-to-face in Lansing on 3/21/25 or online 4/25/2025

COHORT C: Some Class IV and Some Class V Libraries | February Zoom link
Meets on 4th* Fridays* in 2024 from 10:30am-noon (with optional informal chat noon-12:30pm)
1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/3*, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20*
Tentative media training dates (later, you will RSVP to attend just one): Tues 12/17/24 1-3:30 | Thu 1/9/25 9:30-12 | Thu 1/16/25 1-3:30 | Wed 1/22/25 9:30-noon | Wed 1/29/25 1-3:30pm
Presentation rehearsal TBA in early 2025
Must present either face-to-face in Lansing on 3/21/25 or online 4/25/2025

COHORT D: Some Class V and all Class VI Libraries | February Zoom link
Meets on 4th* Fridays in 2024 from 1:30-3pm (with optional informal chat 3-3:30pm)
1/26, 2/23, 3/22, 4/26, 5/3*, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20*
Tentative media training dates (later, you will RSVP to attend just one): Thu 2/6/25 9:30-noon | Thu 2/13/25 1-3:30 | Mon 2/17/25 9:30-noon | Mon 2/24/25 1-3:30 | Tues 3/11/25 9:30-noon
Presentation rehearsal TBA in early 2025
Must present either face-to-face in Lansing on 3/21/25 or online 4/25/2025

*Note: Starred dates do not follow the meeting pattern so that you can attend other library events happening in the state!

Subject to change