Below are the headlines for the 06/28/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
CSLP encourages the collaboration of innovative and age appropriate ideas, resources, and programs through the production of its manuals. The manuals include program ideas, book lists, decorations and activities for age groups, from babies to adults.
Since public librarians are our users of the manual, CSLP wants your ideas! You know what will work best in your libraries. Use the form below to submit your idea and any related materials (pictures, worksheets, etc.).
The theme for 2021 is: Animals
The slogan for 2021 is: "Tails and Tales"
Submit your programming idea at https://forms.gle/ebHUdBKUsJfu1VNbA.
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame for 2019. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 30, 2019. Procedures and nomination form can be found here.
Both the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center and the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame are programs of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Most American communities are aging, and libraries are in a position to identify opportunities to meet the needs of older adults in their communities. Your library can help anticipate the growing technological needs of mature audiences, so they can better understand the digital landscape.
In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn how you can increase opportunities for older adults in your community to learn the latest gadgets, obtain government resources and services, develop personal awareness, and actively participate with accessible gaming equipment. Discover how your library will remain a vital point for seniors who wish to engage more deeply with the world around them.
Sharing a few announcements from UW-Madison iSchool:
Facebook has announced the addition of 22 new digital marketing training courses as part of its free Facebook Blueprint education platform. The new Blueprint courses will be available at facebook.com/blueprint at the end of the month.
One module that is particularly valuable for libraries is Get Started with Events, which shows you how to use Facebook to create, share, and promote events. Even the experienced Facebook user is likely to pick up some great tips to make their next library event or program really stand out!
Looking for more tips on effectively marketing your library? Be sure to check out the Marketing category on the right for handy tips and tricks you can use on the library's social media page, website and more!
NFLS member libraries are also encouraged to reach out to the NFLS marketing contact for additional assistance, training, or answers to questions regarding library marketing and communication needs.
Facebook is removing a number of Page info fields on August 1, with prompts urging Page admins to integrate those fields into other sections:
Not sure which fields you need to move or lose? Here's an easy way to find out:
Below are the headlines for the 06/21/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
It's not too late to join WiscNet in Waukesha for a WiscNet Community Conversation: Listening Session on Security.
Steve Schlomann from the School District of Waukesha will share some of his answers to these questions. Attendees will have the chance to listen and learn from each other's experiences, successes, pain points, and wishlists. In addition, they’ll walk through some exercises from the design thinking process to explore together ideas about security, and what steps you might take next.
RSVP here to join WiscNet at Room 129 in the School District of Waukesha at 222 Maple Avenue from 9:30am-12:00pm to be part of the discussion on security.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language will offer its annual Children’s Literature Conference designed for PK-12 teachers, literacy leaders, school administrators and librarians. The conference features four keynote presentations by authors of books for children and young adults. The authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase at the conference.
Registration opens in August.
Below are the headlines for the 06/14/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
Eight scholarships of up to $350 each will be awarded to current or future library professionals who may face barriers to attending WiLSWorld.
People from underrepresented groups in librarianship are strongly encouraged to apply, as are library school students, folks that have to stay overnight to make the travel work, and new professionals. Apply by July 1, 2019.
Door County Public Library
Salary: $13.86 - $15.84 Hourly
Location: Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Branch Library at Sister Bay WI 54234
Job Type: Part-Time
Closing: 6/19/2019 4:30 PM Central
This position performs routine clerical and physical tasks as required. Reports to Library Head of Circulation and Branch Managers. Regular attendance and punctuality along with being prepared to commence work at designated work locations, on the assigned or scheduled days and hours is expected.
Technical Services Acquisitions / Cataloger
Door County Public Library
Salary : $17.58 - $20.09 Hourly
Location: Sturgeon Bay Branch Library in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Closing: 6/18/2019 4:30 PM Central
This position will have direct public contact. They will manage acquisitions of all library materials. This person will be responsible for ordering print and non-print materials for all Door County Library systems. This position will work independently and with accuracy and precision.
Below are the headlines for the 06/07/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
Congratulations to these staff at NEWI-area libraries for having been chosen as members of the 2019 Youth Services Institute Cohort:
The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities. For these individuals, there is a need to improve skill and knowledge base, foster a supportive network, and develop stronger peer-to-peer and professional community connections within the Wisconsin public libraries infrastructure.
The Institute is supported through an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
View the entire list of participants at https://dpi.wi.gov/wilibrariesforeveryone/announcing-2019-youth-services-institute-cohort.
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.
Honor the innovative and exceptional library services, staff, trustees, and supporters in Wisconsin. Nominate an individual, group, or library for one of the 2019 WLA Awards.
Visit http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/awards-scholarships/awards/wisconsin-library-association-awards for a full list and descriptions of the awards listed below. The criteria, application form, and instructions to apply are listed under each individual award on WLA’s website. Winners will be honored at the WLA Conference during the Awards and Honors Reception.