Remembering Fran PletzFrances H. Pletz (Fran) was born in 1920 in Chicago, Illinois. She just recently passed away at the age of 93.
Fran was truly the first lady of libraries and librarianship in the state of Michigan. She was a wonderful person professionally and personally, and she will be missed but always treasured.
New Early Literary Resources at MeL.orgLANSING - New resources at the Michigan eLibrary (MeL.org) are designed to help make more children proficient readers by the time they are third-graders. Teachers, parents, early childhood providers, and librarians can use the new early literacy resources to help children in pre-school through grade four become proficient in reading.
Library of Michigan on the Air with WGVUListen to Library of Michigan librarians discuss their areas of expertise. This month: Eunice Borrelli discusses her position as MeL Internet Librarian and the various aspects of the Michigan eLibrary.
Job and Career Accelerator in MeLThe Library of Michigan is pleased to provide, via the Michigan eLibrary, a resource that is especially geared to job seekers and career changers. Job and Career Accelerator (JCA) from LearningExpress Library LLC is designed to provide personalized job search assistance.
State Librarian and SOS ExpressNancy Robertson speaks about the role Michigan public libraries play in supporting the Secretary of State's express services website at the Sterling Heights Public Library. Check out this great service from the State of Michigan Secretary of State!
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• MeL for LibrariansFind information about MeL including promotional materials provided by the Library of Michigan, bookmarks and more that you can print locally and contact information for MeL staff.
Upcoming Events from the Library of Michigan
• Summer Reading Webinar SeriesLooking for help with your Summer Reading program? Join us at one of our Summer Reading winter webinar series. You can sign up for a small group webinar to talk with the Library of Michigan staff and your colleagues. The summer reading webinar series will be four sessions that cover a range of topics.
Session One will be Summer Reading 101: Learning about the Manuals, Programs and Online Resources. Session Two will be Online Clubs and Social Media: Using Apps, Badges, Clubs and Games. Session Three will be Getting Past the Reading Log: New Program Ideas for Children and Teens. Session Four will be Adult Summer Reading: Bringing Adults on Board to Encourage Adult and Family Literacy.