The Brown County Library’s Bookmobile is teaming up with fellow county departments this summer and is hitting the road! The Neville Public Museum, Aging Disability and Resource Center (ADRC) and Extension Brown County will be traveling to Bookmobile stops so residents can learn about available programs and services, participate in a program, listen to a presentation, ask questions and get answers!
A news conference introducing, “Brown County on the Go,” will take place at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay, on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:15 am. Weather permitting, the event will take place in front of the library on the Pine Street plaza. The event will move indoors if necessary.
Update: Innovative support found an “undocumented” back door way of setting the Location facet to alphabetical order, which has been implemented. The Location list is now displaying in Alphabetical order. If you don’t see it, try refreshing your browser. The original “scope menu order” began with Adult & Young Adult and Children and then went in alphabetical order. The new workaround is strictly alphabetical order, so Birnamwood, enjoy your time on the front page! When the official fix comes out, it will likely return to the original sort order.
There has been a recent change in InfoSoup that has been causing some minor confusion. After you do a search in InfoSoup, you can use the Refine by column to limit your results by format, location, genre, language, etc.
In the past, the location list always began with Adult & Young Adult and Children, and then three libraries in alphabetical order. Clicking on more > would continue listing all the InfoSoup libraries in alphabetical order.
Like the other Refine by sections, Location now sorts by "hit count" rather than by alphabetical order.
Below are the headlines for 05/31/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
During this week, the country will unite in efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of libraries, museums, and many other partner organizations to lift our voices that summers matter. Join in shaping smarter summers, brighter futures by showcasing how quality summer enrichment opportunities can stem summer learning loss and change the lives of millions of young people.
Trustee Training Week is a series of five webinars that will take place from noon to 1pm each day, August 12 – 16, 2019.
All library board trustees, directors, library staff, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate.
There is no charge to attend, and all webinars will be recorded.
Contact hours for continuing education toward public librarian re-certification: 1 per webinar.
Below are the headlines for 05/24/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
Below are the headlines for 05/17/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
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.