WiLS’ mission is to help its members turn ideas into action. WiLS Ideas to Action Fund provides support for innovative or collaborative projects to help members reach their goals and have a positive impact on Wisconsin libraries. If you and your project meet its eligibility and requirements, you can apply for up to $5,000.
WiLSWorld, on July 23rd and 24th at the Pyle Center in Madison, is going to be jam-packed with great learning and sharing opportunities. Here are just a few exciting highlights:
The three events below are scheduled for October and November 2019, and will be held at the offices of the Winnebago County UW-Extension in Oshkosh:
A few announcements from UW-Madison iSchool CE:
Certification course scholarship applications are now open, and applications for fall courses are due by Friday, August 2. If you are a library director who is going to be taking director certification courses, please look at this. iSchool especially strongly considers directors who are paying some or all of the registration costs out of their personal pocket, or who are working in libraries for which the cost of these courses is a substantial budgetary burden. iSchool will be awarding three scholarships for the fall courses. Application information is at https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/certification-scholarship/.
There are three certification courses coming up this fall. Registration will open in July:
The call for proposals is now open for Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement. This conference will take place at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI from April 20-21, 2020. All selected proposals will receive one complimentary conference registration, which may be divided however the presenters of that session choose.
Summer classes are open for registration. There is a 10% early bird registration discount: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/
Please feel free to drop Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer a line if you have any questions or comments.
Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
April 20-21, 2020 | Madison, WI
Full details: https://go.wisc.edu/ischool-engage
Call for Proposals: Lead the Way
Do you have ideas to share about engaging your community? If you have a passion for community engagement, consider submitting a program proposal. See the details below, and mark it on your calendar. Be on the lookout for more information to come, including PLD scholarships to help Wisconsin library workers to attend.
Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement is an ideal venue to share your exciting projects and practices! Librarians and staff from all types of libraries are invited to attend and present. The program committee will accept proposals until September 6, 2019. Read more from the iSchool @ UW-Madison below.
Increasingly, public libraries are feeding hungry bodies as well as hungry minds during the summer – and throughout the year. The CSLP’s Child and Community Well-Being committee supports and encourages library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives to help kids and teens stay nourished, active, and healthy when school is out.
The CCWB committee is pleased to offer the new Libraries and Summer Food Guide on the CSLP website and a series of articles showcasing the experiences of libraries around the country. Past articles are available on the Resource List section of the Libraries and Summer Food Guide.
In the spirit of work at the national level through ALA’s State Ecosystem Initiative and the new Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit done through collaborative efforts of AASL, YALSA, and ALSC, WEMTA, WLA, and DPI are working together to support and foster communications and collaborations among Wisconsin public and school librarians in order to better support the communities we serve.
Each quarter we will share a resource, strategy, or example with you that could be used as a talking point in your community. Please use these ideas to initiate or continue to build relationships with public and school librarians.
Do you have a tech tool that makes library work easier, a technology program or service that draws adults, teens or children into your doors, or apps you’ve found or created for library use?
Please fill out this form to let us know what you’d like to share and show at Tech Days East this September!
All topics at the intersection of technology and libraries are welcome.
Register in Advance and Connect on Tuesday, April 30 from 2 to 3:30 pm, via Skype
The Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) Steering Committee recently submitted the final Recommendation Report to the State Superintendent, Carolyn Stanford Taylor. In response to the report, Ms. Stanford Taylor requested a final opportunity for community input. To fulfill this request the Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) scheduled four listening sessions throughout the state, which were completed last week.