Nic News Weekly: February 28, 2020
Below are the headlines from the 02/28/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The Lakes Country Public Library is hiring a part-time library assistant for 60-80 hours per month, includes some weekends. High School diploma or GED required; applicants must have good computer skills. Duties include: circulation desk and patron assistance, office assistance, shelving and shelf maintenance, help with library programs.
Starting wage: $11.00 per hour.
Stop in, mail, or email a resume to:
Lakes Country Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 220, Lakewood WI 54138 (Subject line: LIBRARY ASSISTANT 2020)
Resumes will be accepted until March 10, 2020.
Get more details at Help Wanted: Library Assistant
Do you link to Explora for Middle & High Schools, MasterFILE Complete, or any other BadgerLink resource on your website or in another application? As of September 30th, 2019, all BadgerLink authenticated URLs changed. Our vendor is providing a redirect for up to 6 months.
Any library or school that places these authenticated URLs on a website, within a proxy, or in another SSO application such as OpenAthens, will need to edit the URLs no later than early March 2020 in order to continue providing users access outside of the BadgerLink website. Find current URLs on the BadgerLink Resource URLs Google sheet.
In the coming weeks, all library locations in Wisconsin will be receiving a small stack of handbills about Census 2020. These are meant for patrons, especially those who might need a heads up that the Census is coming.
As a reminder, Census postcards will be mailed on March 12, arriving in households in mid-March. The postcards will have the info people need to login and do their Census form online. It’s expected that 90% of respondents will do their form online (that’s where our libraries come in). If people don’t reply in a timely manner, they’ll get additional mailings. If they still don’t reply, they’ll have paper forms mailed to them. If they still don’t reply, Census workers will knock on their door.
Let’s help people understand the importance of a good count in your area and across the state. For tips in providing assistance to Census takers, DPI is maintaining a resource page: https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/census-2020-wisconsin-counts
Of particular note, DPI recommends looking at ALA’s most recent Tip Sheet with dates and what to expect. It also recommends looking at Community Connect Lab’s screen grabs of the online Census form.
Please share with all staff in your library so they can start familiarizing themselves with the process.
Updated 2/26/2020: Tip Sheet link was updated. PDF can also be downloaded below.
SALARY: $11.00 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 02/24/2020
CLOSING DATE: 03/13/2020 04:30 PM
LOCATION: Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI
HOURS: Averages 11.25 hours per week–year round – every other weekend
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position will require someone that likes to work with the public and is organized and detailed. Responsibilities could be anything from sorting and shelving books to aiding patrons in the proper use of equipment and technology.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill thousands of temporary positions across Wisconsin to assist with the census count. Paid training, flexible hours and a chance to keep Wisconsin moving forward together await!
Apply now. Call 1-855-JOB-2020 or go to this U.S. Census Bureau web page to learn more.
Door County Speaks Oral History Kits: Coming to Door County Library Branches in 2020
The Door County Speaks Oral History Kit is an exciting tool for promoting oral history projects, building community memory, and fostering deeper collaborations between public libraries and community organizations.
Each kit contains a set of tools for planning and conducting a professional-quality oral history interview: a Zoom H2n audio recorder, studio monitor headphones, a tripod and other essential accessories, and a resource binder with instructions for every stage of the oral history process.
Kits will be available for checkout in 2020 at every Door County Library branch.
The Door County Library would like to thank NFLS for its support for this ongoing project, through its 2019 Library Improvement & Innovation Grant, which funds programs in the areas of workforce development, lifelong learning, and/or technology.
Check out what other NFLS libraries have purchased with their grants here.
Get more information about the kits below:
More historical content added to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
More than 100,000 pages of early newspapers from thirteen WI communities are now available.
Below are the headlines from the February 21, 2020 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Now Hiring: Library Director at Gillett Public Library (Applications Due 3/2/2020)
The Gillett Public Library seeks a well-organized and energetic leader to direct the operation of their library. The library service area includes approximately 2000 residents in northeast Wisconsin about 45 minutes northwest of Green Bay. The library is an integral part of the community and includes a separate Community Center facility and an outdoor Community Square space.
Under the direct supervision of the public library board of trustees, the library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its service program.
Grade 3 Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification - 54 college semester credits including at least 27 in the liberal arts and sciences; supplemented by 12-semester credits approved by the Division in Public Library Administration (within one year).
Starting salary range is dependent on qualifications and experience, and includes full-time benefits.
Application & resume to be submitted to the library by March 2, 2020:
Gillett Public Library, 200 E Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124
WebJunction’s free, online Course Catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. From customer service, to managing staff development, to designing programming for patrons of all ages, there is something to meet your learning needs!
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The following upcoming webinar is open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.
Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities
Thursday, March 5, 2020 ◆ 2:00 pm Central ◆ 60 minutes
You're invited to WiscNet Connections 2020
Join WiscNet at the Monona Terrace in Madison on May 12 and 13 for its annual conference all about connecting people and strategies!
You can register on its website. That's also where you'll find details about the conference schedule (the content is still in progress as it works hard to bring you a wide variety of topics, ideas, and avenues for teaching and learning), keynote speakers, and hotel reservations.
Mark Ibach and Jamie Matczak, along with Kathy Dempsey, discuss how a library can create a marketing plan using "The Cycle of True Marketing." They introduce a template that will be finalized soon and available for use.
Nic News Weekly: February 14, 2020
Below are the headlines from the February 14, 2020 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Libraries Transform®: Harrison Ford video PSA, Olympians named NLW honorary chairs, and more
Following are the headings in the February 13, 2020 Libraries Transform newsletter:
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