Following is a press release about an online fundraising platform called 100 Extraordinary Women (100EW). 100EW helps nonprofits meet their needs as it empowers women to join together to support causes they believe in and create a bigger impact than they could do on their own.
Learn how two Wisconsin public libraries used 100EW to exceed their fundraising goals.
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Please see the below Call for Applicants from the Badger Bulletin:
The BadgerLink team seeks applicants to participate in the BadgerLink Advisory Group. This group seeks to improve the ability of all Wisconsin residents to access and effectively use high-quality, licensed resources provided by BadgerLink, expand program visibility, and build stronger relationships between the program and stakeholders. By gathering the diverse opinions and expertise of Wisconsin’s learner communities, the BadgerLink team will develop strategies to adapt and grow the program as needs evolve.
We seek applicants representing diversity in race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, and professional background from libraries and schools of all types, sizes, and Wisconsin regions. Applicants from community organizations will also be considered.
Members serve staggered, two-year terms and the group meets twice annually, in the spring and in the fall. For more details, see the Participation Handbook: http://bit.ly/baghandbook.
Applications will close at the end of the day on August 16, 2019, with review and selection finalized on or before September 15, 2019.
Questions? Want to learn more? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to share this call for applicants (bit.ly/bagannouncement) widely.
The Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service and Southwest Wisconsin Library System are proud to present a webinar series this October called “Marketing the Value of Your Library.”
Webinars will be presented at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1; Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 29. This series is geared toward public libraries of all sizes, with presentations by some of the top library marketers in the country. These three webinars are related and sequentially will build on one another.
Register today for one, two, or all three webinars. Each webinar is worth 1 contact hour toward public library certification.
The following workshops that are being offered by ALA June - September, 2019:
Library Manager (Full Time, Exempt)
Brown County Library
Kress Family & Wrightstown Branches
Brown County Library, a 9 branch county-wide library system, is currently taking applications for a Library Manager. We are looking for an innovative and creative leader who has experience developing responsive programming and dynamic services for library patrons.
This manager will oversee two locations: our Kress Family branch in De Pere, and our Wrightstown branch. Besides leading a team of 13 staff members, this supervisor will also be a member of the larger management team at Brown County Library, ensuring that library services are deployed consistently throughout the county.
Pop Art Experience
Michael Albert brings his nationally-known Cereal Box Collage Art to Brown County Library on July 30-31
American Pop Artist/Author Michael Albert brings his “Modern Pop Art Experience” to Brown County Library this summer as part of his Summer Pop Art Tour. New York-based Albert, author of an artist autobiography titled, “An Artist’s America” (published by Henry Holt in 2008), is known for making detailed and colorful collages out of cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer packages including crackers, cookies, soda cartons, frozen pizza boxes, etc. He is taking his art on the road and bringing his unique program for kids, teens and families to over 100 libraries, museums & festivals in 18 states from June-August including a series of programs around the state. This will be his first visit to Wisconsin.
Albert will be visiting the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay, on Tuesday, July 30 and the Brown County East Branch Library, 2255 Main Street, on Wednesday July 31 for two art making sessions with kids and teens (ages 6-12) and their parents. Both programs will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Participants will listen to a short presentation by the artist about his life and work and have a chance to create their own collage using the same materials he uses to create his masterpieces. All those who make a collage will receive a free signed limited edition poster (choosing from a selection of over 14 different prints), compliments of the artist.
For more information about the artist & this special program, please visit www.michaelalbert.com or call the Central Library’s Youth Services Department at 920-448-5846 for more details.
These and other library events are available online at www.browncountylibrary.org/calendar.
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6 opportunities to attend:
Tech Days East: September 10 – 12, 2019
Tech Days West: November 5 – 7, 2019
Tech Days is a series of full-day workshops held at locations around Wisconsin. Each day includes a keynote / plenary session by a guest presenter, and a variety of breakout sessions of presentations & hands-on learning activities.
Breakout session topics and presenters vary with venues, so check the complete list to see what & who will be where & when. There is no charge to attend a Tech Days workshop.
Registration is open for Tech Days East workshops:
Each day will include a keynote presentation, and concurrent breakout sessions and hands-on learning activities on topics like coding, digitization, partnering with the Girl Scouts, VR, free CRM software, tech classes for adults & seniors, DPI scanning kits, and computational thinking and connected learning in youth services.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM CST
Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information
In this webinar learn about the upcoming online training program Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM CST
Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow
In this webinar, learn the steps for creating a successful technology plan for your library.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM CST
Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit
Learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.
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To access all upcoming events and webinar recordings, go to WebJunction's Events Calendar.
STAR Library Network (STAR Net), in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP's 2019 summer learning program called "The Universe of Stories."
Each Summer Reading Champion recorded a short HD video introducing themselves and what they do and how public libraries have inspired them.
Check out these great videos at
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The impact of weeding your library collection is a true reward for your library, your staff, and your community. You’ll keep your library looking better, the best materials will be easier to find, and you’ll save the time of your library customer.
And now, WebJunction has updated a course in its free Course Catalog to help you get started!
Webinars: Hooray for Freedom! Webinars on the Legal and Ethical Foundations of Library Practice (July 11 & August 8, 2019)
New Transparent Language Courses: "American Citizenship Test" Prep and "Introduction to Latin" Courses
Transparent Language® Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.
These two features have been added to Transparent Language Online over the past few months:
A regional symposium on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice for public libraries
October 28–29, 2019 at Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Libraries across the country are making stronger commitments to equitable library services for all. Librarians, library administrators, library staff, and other stakeholders are encouraged to join us to grow the collective capacity and connections we will need to do this work.
During this one-and-a-half day symposium we will explore how power and privilege operate interpersonally and institutionally; identify how oppression shows up in our communities and libraries; and learn about historical and contemporary social justice movements. Participants will hear from libraries putting equity into practice, develop regional connections, and create local action plans to advance equity and social justice in our organizations and communities.
Get Engaged, Grow Your Skills, Advance Your Career
With Caitlin Williams; A 60-minute free webinar
Thursday, August 1, 2019
11:00 am Central
If you feel like you’re stuck professionally, it can be difficult to find opportunities to advance. In this free event, Caitlin Williams, author of Be Opportunity-Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now, will get you started by showing you techniques for self-reflection and concrete strategies from her book that will ensure you keep growing regardless of where you are in your career. She’ll also discuss her upcoming eCourse and how you can use that course to further grow in your career.