Below are the headlines from the June 25, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the June 18, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The following information was taken directly from a WI Libraries for Everyone blog post.
As Mark mentioned in yesterday’s Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone blog post, beginning May 23, 2021, the COVID-era Unemployment Insurance (UI) work search waiver disappeared. Wisconsinites filing for unemployment insurance benefits (with certain exceptions) must now complete and document four work search activities per week.
Assisting residents with filing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims and with job seeking are among the top priorities as libraries are able to resume service delivery within their communities. The Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project is well-situated to enhance the ability of public library staff to meet those needs. The Department of Public Instruction is working closely with partners from the Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin’s public libraries and systems, the Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Workforce Development Boards to re-envision the activities of the grant to align them with current needs.
A number of partner resources and previously recorded webinars might be the refresher you need to help you help UI claimants:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) awarded Brown County Library a grant of $1,000 as part of the new East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program.
CEAS, a federally funded National Resource Center for the study of East Asia, created the program to encourage Wisconsin libraries to augment their collections with East Asia- related materials. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and aligns with the Wisconsin Idea mission of service to Wisconsin citizens beyond the boundaries of the classroom. CEAS partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center to plan and promote the new program, which launched in August, 2020.
If you missed any of Ryan Dowd’s customer service training webinars, you can watch the archived recordings when you log in to your "Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness" account at https://my.nicheacademy.com/dpi-wi-staff. If you don’t have an account yet, just email Joy Schwarz (NEWI) and she'll get you enrolled!
Here are the newest webinars added this year:
Here are all the other archived webinars you can watch there:
When you finish a course, you can download a pdf of your Certificate of Completion by clicking the green "Download Certificate" button. When you complete a course, you may count it as a continuing education (CE) activity. The number of tutorials increases each month – the courses now include the 3½ hour Core Training + 19 one-hour archived webinars.
Below are the headlines from the March 5, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Building Your Data Confidence
In an era of data-driven decision making, what does it really mean to strategically use data to support your work? Join Kim Kiesewetter of WiLS for a two-part series on research and data specifically tailored to library workers.
Part 1: By March 15, watch an archived one-hour webinar and read two reports on the foundations of research and data.
Part 2: On Tuesday, March 16, from 9:00 AM - noon, participants will join together for an interactive virtual workshop to dig in and explore your library's "data ecosystem.” The workshop begins with participants finding and using library data and ends with building together a scenario that illustrates how to apply data locally.
Application is required. Due by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 3, 2021
No prior data knowledge is required. There is no cost to applicants chosen to participate in the training.
The conference will take place on January 27-28, 2021. Fourteen sessions will be available in four different tracks, including Public Services (new!), Management, Marketing, and Small and Mighty.
Presenters include Dipesh Navsaria, Angela Hursh, Beck Tench, Helyn-Luisi Mills, Julie Biando Edwards, and more.
Planning has been underway since April to give those who work in public libraries an excellent conference experience, without having to leave their library or work space.
All 16 public library systems in Wisconsin, along with the Department of Public Instruction, are providing support for this conference. All of the sessions will be recorded and captioned in the event people are unable to attend the live session.
Each session is worth 1 contact hour for public library certification.
For more information on the conference, contact Jamie Matczak at email@example.com or 920-455-0668.
DPI, in partnership with the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, has renewed our subscription to the Ryan Dowd Guide to Homelessness customer service training program. Everyone’s progress will be saved in the new year and new people can be added the same way.
Ryan Dowd, executive director of a large homeless shelter, trains libraries around the world on how to compassionately and effectively manage problematic behavior from troubled and traumatized individuals.
Access training at https://my.nicheacademy.com/dpi-wi-staff.
Supervisors & Department Heads: If someone on your staff does not have a work email address, please contact Joy Schwartz with their alternate email address and she’ll send them a personalized invitation.
Below are the headlines from the November 20, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the November 13, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) has today awarded Brown County Library a grant of $1,000 as part of the new East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program.
CEAS, a federally-funded National Resource Center for the study of East Asia, created the program to encourage Wisconsin libraries to augment their collections with East Asia-related materials, and to design new book clubs and other programing with an East Asian theme. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and also aligns with the Wisconsin Idea mission of service to Wisconsin citizens beyond the boundaries of the classroom. CEAS partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center to plan and promote the new program, which was launched in August.
Brown County Library’s grant was one of 38 awarded to libraries across Wisconsin, totaling $32,765 is awards. The grants will be used to purchase books and films about China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and also to host book clubs, speakers and other related library programs.
Below are the headlines from the October 30, 2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Below are the headlines from the October 9, 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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