Below are the headlines from the March 5, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The statement below is taken from www.seussville.com/statement-from-dr-seuss-enterprises/.
"Today, on Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises celebrates reading and also our mission of supporting all children and families with messages of hope, inspiration, inclusion, and friendship.
We are committed to action. To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.
Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families."
Below are the headlines from the February 26, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the February 19, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Access 7,000+ Digital Newspapers and Magazines from Around the World
Stay connected on a variety of topics including business, tech, news, science, design, sports, travel and others - all at your fingertips. Brown County Library cardholders can access over 7,000 digital magazines and newspapers in multiple languages, from around the world through PressReader, available online and through apps for iOS and Android.
Cardholders have instant access to issues as soon as they are published. There are no due dates and no limits on downloads. For instructions on getting started, using, and exploring PressReader, go to browncountylibrary.org/digital. To apply for a library card, visit browncountylibrary.org/apply-for-a-library-card
Popular publications include newspapers like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, and The Guardian (US edition). Popular magazines include Car and Driver, Field and Stream, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, PC World, Reader’s Digest, HGTV Magazine, Smithsonian, and more!
For further assistance, call the library 920-448-4400.
Contact: Sue Lagerman
Community Engagement Manager
#4 public library system worldwide in total digital circulation
Wisconsin – February 8, 2021 – In 2020, Wisconsin’s Digital Library, provided by a collaboration of all 16 of the state’s public library systems, broke records by lending nearly 7 million digital books and audiobooks. For each of the last six years, Wisconsin’s Digital Library has seen steady usage growth between 10% and 20%, highlighting the value of public library lending of ebooks and digital audiobooks. This year, with access to physical library buildings limited throughout the state and many school districts teaching students virtually due to the pandemic, the digital library’s importance to the residents of Wisconsin was even more clear. New users of the library jumped 30% and checkouts increased nearly 20% over 2019.
Below are the headlines from the February 12, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Congratulations to the Kewaunee Public Library on receiving one of the 11, first-round ALA Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) grants!
ALA has all the info you need to apply for second-round funding. Second round applications are due March 4, 2021.
Click here to learn more about this grant - and how your library can apply for future grants.
Below are the headlines from the February 5, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Children's Library Assistant
Shawano County Library - Shawano, WI
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Children's Library Assistant - Part time approximately 20 hours/week
Job Summary: Performs circulation and customer service functions. Answers directional questions and refers customers to appropriate materials. Assists with programming for children.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Click here for more information and to apply.
Below are the headlines from the January 29, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the January 22, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Building Your Data Confidence
In an era of data-driven decision making, what does it really mean to strategically use data to support your work? Join Kim Kiesewetter of WiLS for a two-part series on research and data specifically tailored to library workers.
Part 1: By March 15, watch an archived one-hour webinar and read two reports on the foundations of research and data.
Part 2: On Tuesday, March 16, from 9:00 AM - noon, participants will join together for an interactive virtual workshop to dig in and explore your library's "data ecosystem.” The workshop begins with participants finding and using library data and ends with building together a scenario that illustrates how to apply data locally.
Application is required. Due by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 3, 2021
No prior data knowledge is required. There is no cost to applicants chosen to participate in the training.
From the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Team:
"This free webinar series, which is open to anyone (not just RIPL alums), features five sessions from the 2020 event, remade into 90-minute live webinars and 60-minute follow-up recorded lessons for those who want to dive deeper into the topics. So, if you missed one of these sessions in December, now is your opportunity to take it in a live setting.
Similar to the RIPL 2020 event, these will NOT be webinars where you listen to a talking head the whole time; instead, please come ready to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities, some of which will occur in small groups in breakout rooms.
Here is the schedule – go to https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/ to learn more about each webinar and register:
Below are the headlines from the December 23, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Technical Assistant/Branch Librarian
Marinette County - Stephenson Library Branch
Job Description: Serve as technical/networking contact for Marinette County Consolidated Library, under direction of Library Director; perform Branch Librarian duties for Stephenson Library; train new Branch Librarians and perform Library Assistant duties.
Mail Resume To: Marinette County, Human Resources Department, 1926 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143
Deadline: 4:30 pm 12/29/2020
Link to job posting: www.marinettecounty.com/career_opportunities/?l=all&c=d5ed4de9d68f
Below are the headlines from the December 4, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The conference will take place on January 27-28, 2021. Fourteen sessions will be available in four different tracks, including Public Services (new!), Management, Marketing, and Small and Mighty.
Presenters include Dipesh Navsaria, Angela Hursh, Beck Tench, Helyn-Luisi Mills, Julie Biando Edwards, and more.
Planning has been underway since April to give those who work in public libraries an excellent conference experience, without having to leave their library or work space.
All 16 public library systems in Wisconsin, along with the Department of Public Instruction, are providing support for this conference. All of the sessions will be recorded and captioned in the event people are unable to attend the live session.
Each session is worth 1 contact hour for public library certification.
For more information on the conference, contact Jamie Matczak at email@example.com or 920-455-0668.
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether in the library or working from home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. Here are samples of topics that may be of interest to you.
For webinars on managing stress & building resilience, click title to register:
For webinars on equity, diversity and inclusion, click title to register:
Amnesty Week Offers Fine Forgiveness
We are all guilty of it – library materials that we forgot to return on time or at all. Knowing life happens, Brown County Library is offering fine forgiveness during the week of December 7-12, 2020.
Whether overdue library items are few days late or a few years late, fines for items returned during Amnesty Week will be waived.
“If having overdue items are keeping people from coming back to the library, we want to change that! This amnesty program encourages the return of library materials - no questions asked,” said Sarah Sugden, the Library’s Executive Director.
Items returned must be in good, usable condition. As a convenience, items can be returned to an outdoor book drop. Fine forgiveness applies only to items returned from December 7–12 and does not apply to existing fines or items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
For additional information call 920-448-4400 or visit www.browncountylibrary.org
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