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New Category Alert!
If you are looking for a vendor or program recommendation, the “No Reservation Recommendations” website is here to provide options that have been submitted by your Michigan-based colleagues. You can search regionally by library cooperative or search the entire contents of the database by subject. In order to ensure that we have a robust and growing database, we need you to submit your positive recommendations today!
Directors and director-approved employees may add to Vendors.
Any library employee may add to Programs.
3+ Years of Recommendations...
In May 2018, the Woodlands Library Cooperative Continuing Education Committee, under Director Kate Pohjola Andrade, offered a workshop titled, “The care and feeding of our library buildings” in Jackson, Michigan. Rebecca Higgerson, Director of Brandon Township Public Library, was in attendance and at the conclusion of the program, Kate and Rebecca began discussing how public libraries could better share facilities-related information. As it often happens, the discussion grew into the larger issue of how libraries can share a wide variety of vendor information with each other without redundancy. The concept on which they settled was to offer a moderated website where directors and appointed staff can provide contact information for companies with whom they’ve had a positive experience. Thus No Reservation Recommendations (NRR) was born! Shauna Quick, Implementation Manager at Brandon Township Public Library, was brought into the project to design the website and ensure its functionality. In July 2021, it was decided to expand the website to include library programs and presenters. NRR now provides one-stop shopping for vendors and programs! We appreciate Rebecca’s contributions to NRR and wish her well in her retirement (January 2022). NRR is excited to welcome Laura to the No Reservation Recommendations team.