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Manuals: Public Libraries and Grants

These guidelines are a tool to aid in the original and copy cataloging of materials, and furthering the understanding of various MARC fields and subfields.
Cataloging Guidelines For Small and Rural Libraries

This manual has the information library staff need to complete their approved Collaborative Library Services grant, including evaluation, reporting and reimbursements.

Collaborative Library Services Grant Administration Manual

This manual has the information library staff need to complete their approved Improving Access to Information grant, including evaluation, reporting and reimbursements.

Improving Access to Information Grant - Grant Administration Manual

This guide provides a process of developing, maintaining and promoting a local materials collection.

Local Materials Collection Guide

This manual provides information for Public Library Trustees and Directors. It is both online and in printable pdf format. Users can check back for revisions to keep their hard copy up-to-date.

Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual

This manual is intended as a "go-to" resource for Michigan public library directors. It is updated regularly to provide up-to-date information on successfully directing a library. 

Public Library Director's Manual

This 2021 guide assists library administrators, staff and trustees in Michigan public library financial management.

Public Library Financial Management Guide

This manual has the information library staff need to complete their approved Public Library Services grant, including evaluation, reporting and reimbursements.

Public Library Services Grant Administration Handbook

A printable toolkit designed to help public libraries in times of crisis plan programming that creates a sense of normalcy for youth and teens in times of disaster or upheaval. Written by Jamie Gilmore, Grace Morris, Erica Trotter, and Alexandria Wardrip.  

Youth Services Programming During a Time of Crisis