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Friday, September 10, 2021

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Governor Evers Issues National Library Card Sign Up Month Proclamation

Wisconsin Library Association
A note from the Wisconsin Library Association:

Governor Tony Evers is helping Wisconsin libraries celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month with a special proclamation. This press release was distributed yesterday. As you develop promotions for your own community, please feel free to share this information.

The WLA office wants to know how you are promoting National Library Card Sign-up Month in your community. Please send your stories, promotional materials, etc. to

Library Employment Opportunities

Brown County Library Hiring Library Manager for DePere & Wrightstown Branches

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Library Manager - Brown County Library
Kress Family (DePere) and Wrightstown Branches
Application Deadline: September 26, 2021

Brown County Library, a 9 branch county-wide library system, is currently taking applications for a Library Manager. They are looking for an innovative and creative leader who has experience developing responsive programming and dynamic services for library patrons. This manager will oversee two locations: their Kress Family branch in De Pere, and their Wrightstown branch. Besides leading a team of 13 staff members, this supervisor will also be a member of the larger management team at Brown County Library, ensuring that library services are deployed consistently throughout the county.

Brown County Library, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Library Supervisor (Full Time, Exempt)
Salary: $50,691 (starting)
Application Deadline: September 26, 2021
Apply Online:

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Library Programming & Resources

Back to School with BadgerLink Guides

BadgerLink Getting Started GuideStart off this school year with BadgerLink by sharing a few new guides with your students, patrons, families, and colleagues! These guides help everyone get the most out of BadgerLink resources, whether in the classroom, library, or home.

This guide shows how to get started finding great information with BadgerLink, including resource topics and steps to log in from home: Getting Started Guide.

These guides highlight "best bets" and the most popular BadgerLink resources by grade level, ensuring students use relevant and appropriate resources that meet their level of complexity for research and exploration.  Get more information at

Continuing Education Opportunities

Tech Days, Wisconsin Libraries 2021
Tech Days: September 15 & 16

Learn from experts without having to travel! Tech Days 2021 is a two-day webinar series, and there’s still time to register.

Go to to find descriptions of the webinar sessions, read about our presenters, and register for the sessions you wish to attend.  All webinars will be recorded, captioned, and available on the Resources page.

There is no fee to attend Tech Days, thanks to sponsorship by all 16 library systems and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ALA Connect Live with LIS Students

ALA Connect Live!Join WLA on September 23, 2021, for their September program when ALA President Patty Wong will share with LIS students the continuing growth opportunities through ALA. The program will feature national, well-known speakers with their perspectives on how LIS education can be a rewarding career path and a current LIS student will share how LIS can help shape and influence the future diverse workforce of the profession.

Ample time will be available for a rich conversation with President Patty Wong and other speakers. Built upon the success of the LIS Student Segment program in November 2020, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Register at

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Items in red were just added since the prior newsletter.
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

Libraries & Veterans National Forum
September 13 - 24

Beanstack Library Administrator Essentials: Admin Tools Tour
September 14

Autism in Libraries
September 15

Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have
September 15

Put Yourself on Top of Your To-Do List: Lessons in Self-Care
September 15

Tech Days Webinar Series
September 15-16

Embracing Discomfort
September 16

Library U: Transforming Educators into Library Ambassadors from PLA
September 16

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Grant Applications Due
September 16

Developing Welcoming Spaces for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
September 17

Using Slack for your team’s communications from WiLS
September 17

Mental Health First Aid Training
September 20

Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids' Literature from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and School Library Journal
September 21

New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability
September 22

Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books
September 22

CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community
September 22

Compassion Resilience and Anxiety Management During Tough Times
September 22

Less Ostrich, More Owl: 5 Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster
September 22

How to: TikTok
September 22

Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability
September 22

Supporting Patrons to Obtain In-Demand Credentials That Boost Employability and Career Mobility
September 23

ALA Connect Live with LIS Students
September 23

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog winter/spring 2022 forthcoming titles
September 23

I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Due
September 27

International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of Crisis
September 28

Hiring in 2021 and Beyond
September 29

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content
September 30

Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: A Discussion
September 30

Best Practices in Volunteer Management
October 6

Mental Health First Aid Training
October 6

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2021 Fall
October 7

“Should we do (or keep doing) this?” Assessment and evaluation for strategic decision-making from WiLS
October 15

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

Fall Summit: Libraries @ the Center of Recovery from Library Journal
October 21

Libraries as Community Anchors Mini Conference from San Jose State University
October 21

Mental Health First Aid Training
November 8

From Collection to Action: A One-Day ‘Read Woke’ Mini Course with Cicely Lewis from Library Journal
November 9

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
November 15-17

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)


Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3, 2022

Library Legislative Day
February 8

PLA Conference
March 23-25

CCBC Choices workshop
April 1

Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting
May 5-7

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Project Start Date
June 1

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