Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether in the library or working from home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. Here’s a spotlight on topics that may be of most interest to you.
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Trustees Supporting Library Directors, a 4-part series from IFLS Library System; you may register for the whole series, or click title below to register for individual sessions:
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Earlier this year, the NFLS Board agreed to sponsor one of the keynote speakers, Nigel Poor, at the upcoming WLA Fall Conference in Green Bay.
Poor is a volunteer at San Quentin Prison and co-hosts the podcast “Ear Hustle.” The podcast is a partnership between Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin. The podcast was also co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. Poor currently co-hosts with Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, an inmate at the prison.
Webinar: Unemployment Insurance Basics: Assisting Library Patrons
Monday, May 18, 10:00-11:00 AM
Login here, no registration necessary. Sorry there is no option to call in via phone.
The way Wisconsinites sign up for and apply for unemployment is changing rapidly, sometimes multiple times a day. As such, the DPI Public Library Team is repeating the Unemployment Insurance webinar originally given on April 27, 2020. Ann Astin will include up-to-the-moment tips. This webinar does not have a seat capacity so everyone will be able to access it. It will be recoded and captioned, as well.
Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Expands Economic Opportunity
Apply now for $2,000 toward virtual workforce programming
The COVID-19 crisis has forced libraries to pivot into virtual services in lieu of face-to-face programming. Recognizing the critical role libraries play in supporting America’s workforce when millions file for unemployment, Libraries Lead with Digital Skills has expanded its initiative to offer public libraries $2,000 to provide virtual programming, outreach, and education to address the digital skills gaps of job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.
Who should apply? Public libraries that want to start virtual digital skills programs or those that are interested in testing out new resources.
> > Click here to learn more in PLA's announcement.
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