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:
Please read the following Call for Proposals, brought to us by WAPL Conference Programming Co-Chairs Eva Kozerski, Black Creek Village Library; Angie Bodzislaw, Spooner Memorial Library; and Kaushalya Ivengar, Waukesha Public Library:
Now is the time to look past impossibilities and obstacles and focus on possibilities…
We’re looking for library staff who believe in infinite possibilities! The Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Annual Conference Programming Committee seeks program proposals for the next public library conference to be held April 29 – May 1, 2020 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center in Oshkosh.
Courses and webinars are always free through WebJunction's Course Catalog, providing learning at your fingertips when you need it. Sign-up for a free account to get started and then you'll have access to over 320 self-paced learning opportunities.
WebJunction is turning an eye towards health communities and the value that libraries can bring to related needs and initiatives. As part of the California State Library Mental Health Initiative, Infopeople, the education and training branch of Califa, hosted a webinar series, Where Compassion Meets Action. These informative webinars are now available in the WebJunction Course Catalog - check out three highlights below and learn about all the new additions.
Date Posted: December 2, 2019
Deadline for Submission: February 3, 2020 by 11:59 pm (CST)
Award Notification Date: April 15, 2020
Apply online via Google Forms
Questions? Please read the grant description and carefully review the requirements in each category before applying.
Contact the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office staff at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read the following request from the Wisconsin Library Association:
We want you!
Share your expertise, network with colleagues and enhance your CV by volunteering with WLA! Volunteers can play a very important role by serving on a committee or task force; providing thoughtful input on deliberations; and focusing on the best interests of WLA’s membership while working toward accomplishing our goals. WLA could not be successful without our passionate and dedicated volunteers!
The following positions are now open:
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact the WLA Membership Coordinator, Hannah Bunting, at email@example.com.
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