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    • pair of wolves from a Sabuda pop-up book image REWIND: A Look Back at Previous Michigan Notable Books & Authors - 2006 - Pop goes the author! Robert Sabuda

      2006 - Winter’s Tale by Robert Sabuda. (Simon and Schuster)

      Over the last 20 years, Robert Sabuda has greatly influenced the world of pop-up books, helping bring new energy to the genre as well as widening the reach and content of these fascinating books.  His beautiful book, Winter’s Tale, was named a Michigan Notable Book in 2006 for good reason.  


    • Continuing education stipend program Continuing Education Stipend Program

      The Library of Michigan strives to support libraries’ efforts to provide quality service and programming to their communities. A major element of excellent service is empowering library staff to learn and implement new skills and best practices. The Librarian Continuing Education program helps by providing financial support for library staff continuing education.

    • snowy outdoorscape superimposed with a snowglobe Holiday Hours

      In observance of the holidays, the Library will be closed the following days in December and January:

      • Friday through Monday, December 22 - December 25
      • Friday through Monday, December 29 - January 1

      Season's Greetings from the Library of Michigan!

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      The Library of Michigan has an active Twitter presence. Check out new books coming into the library, staff happenings, Notable Book events, information about Michigan authors and Great Lakes books, Michigan history facts and figures and more. Join us on Twitter and participate in the Michigan conversation!

    • Library of Michigan's RRSG Staff State Employee Resources

      Journal articles, legislative histories, statistics, literature searches: when you need research assistance, think Library of Michigan. Our team of reference librarians is at your service to provide you the information you need to complete your work. We have a long history of conducting timely, objective, and confidential research.

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  • If You Seek a Cool Resource...come to the Library!

    • Hidden Gems - In the Michigan Periodical Collection!

      collage of 3 Michigan genealogical society newsletter coversThe Library of Michigan has many materials to aid your family history research. One such hidden gem is rather many hidden gems. We strive to collect genealogical society newsletters from across Michigan. There are many local societies that publish newsletters with advice, facts, and research leads. Some of the titles you can find at the Library of Michigan are: Timbertown Log (Saginaw), Acorns to Oaks (Oakland County), and Van Buren Echos (Van Buren Regional area).   


    On the Other Hand: Resources for State Employees

    • Professional Development Lending Library

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      The Professional Development Lending Library (PDL) exists to promote career-development for all State of Michigan employees, and to support training provided by the Michigan Civil Service Commission. 

      The PDL consists of printed books, audio books, e-audio books, and videos on a variety of topics including:  building trust; coaching; communication; customer service; decision making; developing a successful team; facilitating change; innovation; and managing conflict.

       Borrowing materials from the PDL is easy:

      • Scan the PDL titles for titles of interest, and use the 

        "(State Govt Employee: click here to order)" links to request items.

      • After you identify yourself with your library card number, tell where you want the materials delivered.
      • That’s it!  Your materials will come through I.D. mail.

      State employees are also welcome to come to the Library of Michigan to check their materials out in person!

Rural Libraries Conference

  • State Librarian's Excellence Award

    • Rural Libraries Conference Awards Nomination Form DOC icon

      We all enjoy the feeling of being recognized by our peers for a job well done. This is your opportunity to take a few hours between now and January 12th to put together a nomination packet for one of four awards being given at RLC 2016 in Traverse City. Please consider who you know that meets the quality of excellence in the profession. Do you know someone at a small or rural library who is a leader in our profession?  Do you have a Trustee or Friend who goes above and beyond the call of duty to promote and advance your library? Do you know a small or rural library that truly excels? We want to hear from you!

      It’s time again to nominate libraries, directors, librarians, employees, trustees, and friends of small and rural libraries for a Loleta Fyan Conference Award. Self-nominations are accepted for the Mendel award that goes to a library and it includes a cash prize! Nominations are due by Friday, January 12, 2018 to norriss2@michigan.gov or by post to Sonya Schryer Norris, Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48909.

      There will be four awards in 2018. The categories are:

      * Outstanding Small/Rural Librarian Award
      * Trustee/Friend Award
      * Patron Service Award (includes children's services)
      * The June B. Mendel Award for Excellence in Rural Library Service (this award goes to a small/rural library)

      Please note that library cooperative staff and conference planning committee chairs are not eligible for conference awards. To qualify for the award the library must serve a population of 25,000 or less. Branch locations of larger libraries do not qualify for nomination. Nominations may come from a library director or staff, another library, a library user, a community business or organization, a library cooperative or a library may self-nominate for the June B. Mendel Award for Excellence in Rural Library Service.

      Nominations are due by Friday, January 12, 2018 but we encourage you to get them in early.

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