Tuesday, September 22; 1 pm
Presented by: Mallory Arents
1 CE Credit
The hardest part of aging isn't always declining health, but often a loss of shared
connectedness and community spirit. Feeding seniors' curious minds and encouraging them
to meet one another is a direct investment in your community's health. From line dancing to
origami, painting to hip hop lectures, seniors will try it all! Learn how to create and market
fresh events while targeting this mature group.
Tomorrow's Transformations: 5 Trends That Will Change the Face of the Public Library (workshop)
Friday, September 25; 9 am – 2 pm
Presented by: Jamie LaRue, Library Consultant
Brown County Library, Green Bay
4 CE Credits
Libraries are actually pretty good about keeping up with change. But now, there are five trends that are
fundamentally challenging library relevance and presenting tremendous opportunities to make our
communities stronger. Are you ready for them?
Non-NFLS members will be asked to contribute $8 at the door. Includes lunch.
Digital Habits of Public Library Members (webinar)
Wednesday, October 7; 1 pm
Presented by: Christi Farrar & Deidre Costello
1 CE Credit
EBSCO’s User Research team recently conducted an ethnography-style
project focusing on the digital habits of public library members, how the habits are formed, and the needs that
spark their searches. The team talks about the project, the research findings, how those
findings impact how they think about public library users, and how the findings can help public
libraries support their users’ evolving needs—reader, seeker, socialite, “informavore”!
Poverty Awareness Through Library Engagement (workshop)
Tuesday, October 13; 9:30 am – 3 pm
Shawano City-County Library, Shawano
4.5 CE Credits
This in-person workshop will focus on rural poverty that is custom designed for library directors and staff. Poverty Awareness for Community Engagement (PACE) presentations by a Shawano County UW-Extension agent will provide key lessons regarding poverty challenges and class awareness.
A former UWEX agent and PACE trainer who now directs the public library in Three Lakes will serve as a bridge between PACE concepts and the library environment. Participants will be guided to develop a palette of library-based and outreach action plans for community implementation. Outcomes will be
measured by survey instruments in a manner consistent with other CE events in the two systems.
NEWIL Super Symposium (workshop)
Tuesday, October 20; 1 – 5 pm
Kress Family Branch Library, De Pere
2.5 CE Credits
This afternoon will feature a virtual presentation, working in groups, a panel discussion and a chance to network with librarians of all kinds
in Northeast Wisconsin!
1 pm: Registration
1:30-2:30 pm: Visual Content: Level Up Your Social Media, Presented by Laura Solomon
Chances are, your library has been active in social media for a while now. You may be wondering how to
change things up, get more visual, and how to take more advantage of the platforms you're on. Even if
your library has been creating visual content, there are now guidelines that can help you to make that
content more effective. Get new tricks and tools that can boost engagement and make your library's
2:30- 3 pm: Small Group Discussion
3-3:15 pm: Break
3:15-4:15 pm: Multitype Panel Discussion
4:15-5pm: NEWIL Meeting
5 pm: Optional Social Hour