See below for WiLS learning opportunities in January - February 2020:
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The NFLS office will be "closed" December 31 - January 1. Happy New Year!
Click here see the staff in action (external link). Expires 1/1/2020.
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Last year, InfoSoup made a switch and subscribed to My Heritage Library Edition rather than Ancestry Library Edition. Ancesty can only be made available for use inside the library, while My Heritage can be used from home. During the year, however, numerous users expressed a preference for Ancestry Library Edition, even though it was library use only.
Given that, InfoSoup is going back to Ancestry Library Edition rather than continue with My Heritage.
Ancestry Library Edition is now available again for use from within any InfoSoup library.
My Heritage will remain available until December 31, 2019.
Date and time:Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Program: Booklist Webinars
Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA's 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens.
Featuring conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame), this free, hour-long webinar will be moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editor—and Morris Award Committee consultant—Sarah Hunter and sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers, and Scholastic.
For more information about the Morris Award, visit http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award.
Due to very limited use, InfoSoup will be discontinuing its subscription to Transparent Languages at the end of 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience to those using the program.
Please see InfoSoup's language learning page for other resources available at your library.
For those looking for a free online program, we recommend Duolingo (link is external).
As new subscribers to Ryan Dowd's Customer Service program, we are eligible for occasional webinars with his team. Below please find information on the first one in 2020.
Topic: Issues around Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (In Libraries)
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Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement (National Conference in Madison on April 20-21, 2020)
The Department of Public Instruction is also running the Wisconsin Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) project, for which this conference will serve as the kick-off event.
Participants in the LTC project will have their registrations for this conference paid for as part of the project. The conference webpage includes a link to the LTC project for more information.
The recorded webinar from Tuesday, 12/17/19, with introductory information on the Wisconsin Libraries Transforming Communities (WLTC) community engagement training, is now available on the DPI website at https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisconsin-libraries-transforming-communities. You can watch the webinar below: