Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium 2020

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  • Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium
     March 26, 2020 - March 27, 2020
     8:30 am

Friends of Michigan Libraries

Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium

Portage District Library

Thursday, March 26, 2020


“Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  –Investopedia

8:30 am – Registration and breakfast refreshments

9:00 am – Welcome: Jill Sodt, FOML President

                                Christy Klien, Library Director, Portage District Library

                                Toni Yannie, President, Friends of the Portage District Library

9:10 am – FOML Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election, Jill Sodt, FOML President Presiding

                                2019 FOML Merit Award Winners Presentations

9:30 am – Introduction: Rebecca Higgerson, FOML Workshop Chair

                                Keynote Speaker – Fred Ruffner Symposium—“Engaging with More Diverse Audiences”, Cordelia Anderson, Cordelia Anderson Consulting

10:30 am – Morning break

10:45 am – Seeking Grants, Karren Reish, Library of Michigan

11:45 am – Lunch with optional library tour

12:45 pm – Breakout Session—Cordelia Anderson: “How Library Friends Can Be Super Supporters”

1:45 pm – GROUP DISCUSSION (topic TBD)

2:15 pm – Afternoon break

2:30 pm – GROUP DISCUSSION (topic TBD)

3:00 pm – Evaluation and Adjournment

This project is funded in part with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

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