Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium

  • Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium
    April 4, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Spring Workshop and Fred Ruffner Symposium

Novi Public Library

Thursday, April 4, 2019

“Meeting the Challenge”

Synopsis: Libraries are viewed as open access organizations, providing information resources and materials to their communities without barriers to those services. Libraries have an obligation to provide materials and information which represent all points of view and which reflect diversity of opinion. What happens when a library is challenged about its selection of materials or its use of meeting room space? How does a library meet that challenge?

Registration deadline: March 22, 2019     Refund deadline: March 29, 2019 

8:30 am – Registration and breakfast refreshments

9:00 am – Welcome and attendee introductions,
Allison Arnold, FOML President
Sue Johnson, President, Novi Public Library Friends

9:10 am – FOML Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election
Allison Arnold, FOML President Presiding

9:10 am – 2018 FOML Merit Award Winners Presentations

9:30 am – Keynote Speaker – Fred Ruffner Symposium
“Meeting the Challenge” Jamie LaRue, Past Director, ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom
(with time for audience questions and answers)

10:30 am – Morning Break

10:45 am – Reactor Responses to Jamie LaRue’s Presentation
“Library of Michigan Perspective on Challenges”– Clare Membiela, Library Law Specialist
“What Challenges Face Libraries in Providing Materials?” – Paul Beavers, WSU Librarian

11:45 am – Lunch with Information Sharing and Optional Library Tours

12:45 pm – “Friends and Library Staff: The Ultimate Challenge” – Rebecca Higgerson, Director, Brandon Township Public Library

1:30 pm – Talk About Friends: What Knowledge Can You Share?
Share Your Friends Success Stories and Other Information

2:00 pm – Afternoon Break

2:15 pm – What Knowledge Can You Share? (New Discussion Table)

2:45 pm – Wrap-up & Workshop Evaluation

3:00 pm – Adjournment

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library of Michigan.