Beginning Workshop - May 18-20, 2016

Beginning Workshop title text

The Library of Michigan’s Beginning Workshop is a yearly 3-day event geared for library staff members that have not had the opportunity for formal library coursework. Its aim is to introduce library staff to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a Michigan public library. Anyone new to the profession or just hired at a library, no matter what their academic credentials, is welcome to attend the event.

For those seeking an initial Level 3 or Level 4 certificate from the Library of Michigan attendance at the entire Beginning Workshop is obligatory. For more information on Library of Michigan’s certification program visit the Library Certification page.

Beginning Workshop is offered annually each year in May. Dates and locations are announced in late summer or early fall via Michlib-l.

This event is sponsored by the Library of Michigan Foundation and the Library of Michigan.

2016 Date: May 18-20, 2016

2016 Location: Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire, MI


Online registration is open. The deadline to register is April 17, 2016.

2016 Attendee Information Packet

2016 Attendee Agenda at a Glance

Beginning Workshop Presentations 

Collections & Statewide Services Overview

Library of Michigan Youth Programs

Selection 101: Awful Library Books

A Matchmaker!: Connecting People With Stories They Love

Weed 'Em and Weep!: Part 1

Weed 'Em and Weep!: Part 2

Ploud: Public Libraries in the Cloud Part 1

Ploud: Public Libraries in the Cloud Part 2

Top 10 Reasons to Love MeL: Part 1

Top 10 Reasons to Love MeL: Part 2

Patron Management: Security

The Art of The Reference Interview

Library Snapshot Day

Teen Services 101

Children & Youth Services

Resources for Library Staff

Teen Demographic Infographic

Updated 05/16/2016