Building Projects 101
September 28, 2021
Presented by John Thompson, IFLS Library System Director. Provided by Southwest Wisconsin Library System.
Does your library need more space? Does the building need to be updated? John Thompson has served as the IFLS Library System Director since January 2007 and has consulted on over 30 building projects in the IFLS area. John has provided consulting, training and workshops for library boards and staff on a variety of library administration topics including building projects! His building project consulting has included evaluating current library configurations, developing space needs assessments, assisting with architect selection, developing building program statements, providing ideas for capital campaigns, and helping answer questions throughout the construction phase.
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Tech Days Webinar Series
September 15 - 16, 2021
Learn from experts without having to travel! Tech Days 2021 is a two-day series of webinars. When you participate in the four 90-minute sessions of the Tech Days webinar series, you’ll earn the same number of tech-related continuing education contact hours as you would from attending a one-day in-person workshop. All webinars are recorded, captioned, and available on the Resources page.
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The following is from a press release from the Wisconsin Library Association.
Governor Evers Issues National Library Card Sign-Up Month Proclamation
(Madison, Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Library Association thanks Governor Tony Evers for his proclamation in recognition of Library Card Sign-up Month this September. The Governor’s recognition of libraries as an essential community resource and library cards as a critical tool for empowering students and fueling academic success is much appreciated. A copy of the proclamation can be found here.
Throughout the month of September, Wisconsin libraries will join Governor Evers, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students to get the school year off to the best possible start by signing up for a library card - the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. In a separate proclamation, Governor Evers also established September 6 as National Read a Book Day throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin libraries offer a wide range of resources - from early literacy programs to virtual homework help and GED classes, helping transform lives and communities through education. Want to learn more? Visit your local library, sign up for a library card, and support your local library today!
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the ALA and libraries work together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. To learn more, visit www.ala.org.
The NFLS News is a bi-monthly newsletter highlighting all the great things the member libraries of the Nicolet Federated Library System are doing throughout our communities.
Read the September 2021 NFLS News for the latest news from a few of our member libraries. Topics include:
"Coming soon, a new look to InfoSoup, powered by BiblioCommons! We are busy putting the finishing touches on our New Catalog. We think you will find it easier to use and will love the new features. But don't take our word for it give it a try and let us now what you think! Although we are in the preview stage, the catalog is live and up-to-date. You can view your account, search the full catalog, place holds, add to your shelves, and create lists.
Our BiblioCommons catalog provides new features and a new interface, but our current catalog will remain available if you prefer to use it."
Get more information about this exciting update from InfoSoup's What's Simmering blog at infosoup.info/ws/sep-07-2021/preview-our-new-catalog.
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Guest Post by Joan Denis, Director of Oconto Falls Community Library
Oconto Falls Library spent four days at the Oconto County Youth Fair. In 2019 we had a booth at the fair trying to identify photos of 52 barns in Oconto County taken in 1949. Some were identified and we continued to work on the remaining farm photos. This spring we went out to the farms and took a matching picture to the 1949 photo. Many people stopped by remembering the project to see what we had done and others to see the changes in the farming landscape. We met past and present landowners, neighbors who grew up near the farms and young farmers looking at the past.
Our total exhibit had five banners each with the topic of Barns, Aerials, Animals, Helping Each Other, and Families featuring photos from our vintage photo collection. This Spring we were also at the Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm with the exhibit. The response from the public was overwhelming and encouraging us to continue our work.
UntitledTown, northeast Wisconsin’s premier source for dynamic and daring literary arts experiences, turned the page to a new chapter in partnership with the Friends of the Brown County Library.
After canceling the 2020 Book & Author Festival because of the pandemic, UntitledTown organizers took the opportunity to explore partnership with the Friends of the Brown County Library.
“UntitledTown’s partnership with the Friends of the Brown County Library opens up new opportunities to connect our community with the types of literary experiences we know they want,” said Amy Mazzariello, owner of Lion’s Mouth Bookstore and an original founder of UntitledTown. “Working with Brown County Library, Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, and others as additional partners, UntitledTown’s new chapter promises to be the best and most thrilling yet.”
“The Friends of the Brown County Library is proud to partner with UntitledTown to offer these exciting and engaging literary experiences,” said Sherrill Revolinski, Friends of the Brown County Library Board President. “Supporting literary arts is vital to our education and learning; the Friends are enthusiastic for this opportunity.” Revolinski added.
This new community partnership debuted at “UntitledTown: The Comeback Event,” a day celebration of reading, writing, and stories. UntitledTown: the Comeback Event will feature almost twenty authors, including Miranda and Baptiste Paul, Nickolas Butler, Patricia Skalka, Amanda Skenandore, Pao Lor, and Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.
UntitledTown: the Comeback Event took place on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Brown County Library’s Central Library in downtown Green Bay.
The revived UntitledTown is planning a variety of literary events throughout 2022, with the Book & Author Festival returning in 2023.
Guest Post by Shannon Nichola Stoner, Gillett Public Library Director
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you.
Managing stress & building resilience; click title to register:
Equity, diversity and inclusion; click title to register:
Tech Days Webinar Series; click title to register:
A sample of webinars on other topics; click title to register:
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