Webinar on Tuesday, 7/30/2019
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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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
Below are the headlines from the 07/05/2019 - 📣 Nic News Weekly newsletter.
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)
This summer WebJunction is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.
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.