Wednesday, May 3; 1 - 3 pm
Megan Theys, Interlibrary Loan/Administrative Assistant, NFLS
Nicolet Federated Library System
Modeled after presentations by Jean Anderson, Megan will walk attendees through databases such as LearningExpress Library, AncestryLibrary, EBSCOhost, Archive of WI Newspapers, and more! This hands-on, interactive session will include practicing potential questions from library patrons. 2 CE Credits
Play to Your Strengths (webinar)
Thursday, March 16; 1 pm
Elizabeth Kelsen Huber, Assistant Director
CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
How often do you have the opportunity to focus on what you are good at each day? Or is most of your day spending time and energy trying to improve all of things you are not good at? What if instead you focused on what you are good at, your strengths? Learn about the 34 traits identified by the Clifton Strengths-Finder online assessment. Discover how this tool can be used for individual growth and development, to coach and mentor others, and to create dynamic, balanced teams. 1 CE Credit
Powerup! Teen Leadership in Your Library and Beyond (webinar)
Thursday, March 23, 1 pm
Emily Scherrer, Library Manager, Sierra Vista Public Library
Sierra Vista, AZ
Powerup! your local youth through civic engagement! Emily Scherrer, Library Manager of Sierra Vista Public Library, will give examples on how you can inspire your local teen population to become more involved in your local library community and beyond. How can the library work as a catalyst to make teenagers an important part of civic discussions in our communities? Hear how one library engaged teens in public art projects, city-wide leadership conferences, and even brought late-night laser tag to their community in this engaging webinar. 1 CE Credit
Support staff are typically the first line of contact with patrons, but often don’t have the time or funds to attend events or conferences to further their skills.
The purpose of these grants is to provide support staff the opportunity to attend a conference, class or activity that will enhance their learning. It is also meant to serve as a tool for support staff developing their technology and presentation skills. The program was beneficial for everyone involved in 2015 and 2016, and the program will continue in 2017.
Grant Guidelines and Stipulations:
General news for the Nicolet Federated Library System.