Thursday, May 25, 2006

Call for Programs!

Conference planning continues with the official announcement of the 2007 Call for Programs. Full details available at the all-new Library of Michigan Library Development & Data Services web page.

Proposals should reflect the conference theme "Libraries 2.0" and the future role of small & rural libraries in our communities and state.

Program proposals are due July 15, 2006.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers -- Get involved in Rural Libraries 2.0!

As the RLC chair, my vision for 2007 is a conference that keeps the best of our traditions while introducing some exciting new opportunities for everyone involved.

What are those traditions and opportunities? I don't know yet -- and that is where you come in! RLC Veteran? Newbie? Somewhere in-between? Please consider becoming a 2007 RLC volunteer.

To express your interest as a volunteer, please submit the following information to

-Name, library, contact information including email address
-Would you like to serve on a committee*, volunteer on-site, or both?
-If you are interested in a committee, which one? Why does that particular committee assignment appeal to you? What is your vision for that committee in 2007?
-Are you interested in serving as a committee chair?
-Any other information you'd like to share?

*see previous post for list of committees

Monday, May 08, 2006

2007 conference committees are...

Awards - Organizes and manages the conference awards program

Equipment & Internet
- Organizes and manages on-site technology including computers, LCD projectors, Internet access & stations

- Organizes and manages on-site conference volunteers (CEU sign-off, registration table, assisting keynote speakers, etc.)

Hospitality/Local Arrangements
- Organizes and manages conference hospitality and promotes/coordinates local attractions/sightseeing for attendees

- Executes call for programs. Peer review of program proposals, booking presenters, scheduling sessions and assigning rooms, handouts, etc.
Watch this space (and Michlib-L) for the call for conference volunteers to be issued May 15.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Welcome! to the 2007 RLC blog

Planning is now underway for the 2007 Loleta Fyan Rural Libraries Conference.

The 2007 theme, Rural Libraries 2.0, reflects both our rich past and the exciting future. Why 2.0? Much more on this concept later, but the brief explanation is that we are all engaged in creating the 21st century version of the public library. What will the 2.0 version of Michigan small and rural libraries look like? That is totally up to us!

I encourage you to bookmark this blog (or subscribe to the RSS feed) and come back often. Have an idea? Want to get involved? Leave a comment or send an email to