Below are the headlines from the September 11, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the September 4, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
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.
For webinars related to COVID-19, click title to register:
For webinars on managing stress & building resilience, click title to register:
Below are the headlines from the August 21, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Registration is now open for Tech Days 2020, a series of four webinars over two days, September 23 – 24.
The schedule of sessions is as follows:
Wednesday, Sep. 23
Thursday, Sep. 24
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Registration is now open for the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference, which will be offered virtually September 28–October 2, 2020.
This is a special opportunity for staff at many of Wisconsin’s libraries to connect with quality content and engagement on topics highly relevant to their work without additional travel commitments. The 2020 conference theme is "SOAR: Sharing Our Amazing Resources." Details on the schedule and sessions descriptions can be found at https://www.arsl.org/2020-con.
Below are the headlines from the 7/31/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 am
Presenter: Geoffrey Trotier, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Info & Registration: https://sewilibraries.org/?p=6671
Our society has gone through an unprecedented period. But as we begin the process of reopening, renewing and reinvigorating – including our HR function – what are the key points to consider as we move forward? “Business as usual” is likely not the answer. Instead, we must assess challenges and create solutions. During this interactive webinar, we will discuss “best practices” being adopted by employers and compliance with rapidly changing laws and regulations surrounding re-opening in the midst of a pandemic. We will address:
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Application Deadline is October 2, 2020
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2021 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program (LB21).
Applicants have through October 2, 2020, to submit their two-page preliminary proposals.
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether at work or at home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
For webinars on COVID-19, click title to register:
For webinars on racial equity, click title to register:
Below are the headlines from the 06/26/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Libraries as Social Infrastructure Virtual Discussion is wrapping up with Part 6 (Ahead of the Storm and Before We Lift the Next Shovel). These last two chapters talk about the challenges and responses to a changing environment and creating the world we want to live in. Discussion questions and additional resources are now ready to use.
The team hopes you’ve enjoyed the discussion of the themes and ideas from Eric Klinenberg's book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, you can join in any time! You can go back to Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 at any time. Sign up here so we know who is participating (even if you don't add to the discussions).
Please consider attending and sharing the following FREE opportunity from Denver Public Library: a virtual three-day “Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium” on July 8th-10th from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST.
The symposium will be a chance to leverage professional networks across a multitude of fields to dive deeper into particular issues that contribute to success in promoting racial equity & inclusion in the workplace. The themes for each day are as follows:
After much consideration, the WLA Board at its June 12th meeting made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 annual conference. A workgroup is being created to explore alternative ways to provide professional development opportunities to members yet this year. Click here for more details about the decision.
ORIGINAL POST: 3/11/2020
Please see the below a copy of the email delivered on March 11, 2020, by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) regarding WLA conferences and COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019):
Free PLA Webinar
2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. Central
A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Participants in this webinar will learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October. REGISTER NOW!
This webinar is co-sponsored by the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.
Below are the headlines from the 6/19/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below is an outline of the June 17, 2020 issue of Crossroads: The newsletter for library learning.
Crossroads is a free publication produced by WebJunction. You can subscribe to Crossroads on webjunction.org.
"As communities across the country continue to speak out against racial injustice, libraries are seeking ways to stand in solidarity, to take action, and to ensure library services and programs are equitable and safe for all. In addition to updating Access and Equity resources on WebJunction.org, we're highlighting a few of the courses related to race and equity hosted in the WebJunction Course Catalog."
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