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Friday, January 17, 2020
2020 NFLS Grants

Youth Services Support Grants

NFLS is once again providing Youth Services Support grants to member libraries to compensate for their efforts in the area of youth services during 2020.

Each library that received grant funds in 2019 must first complete the 2019 Youth Service Support Grant Evaluation in order to be eligible for funds in 2020.

An email was sent to Youth Services contacts at each library yesterday to get the ball rolling.

> > Visit our Youth Services Support Grants page to learn more.

Collection Development Grants

Information regarding the 2020 Collection Development Grants will be coming in the near future - please stay tuned. 
What's News this Week

Supporting Child Care Providers & Maximizing Maker Efforts

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, wrote a post for the Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone blog regarding two distinct national projects with resources to help us and our community: ​Both projects have recently published the results, and Tessa feels the content is high-quality and valuable. Regardless of the size of your library or scope of service, she hopes you will consider these tools. 

> > Read more about the projects' results here.
Continuing Education

New Customer Service Online Training, via Ryan Dowd

Because we want to provide the best possible service to all people – and some patron interactions require a thoughtful and deliberate approach – you now have anytime access to online training from Ryan Dowd that will give you practical tools you can use every day. Through this training, you will learn how to compassionately manage problems and prevent conflicts with all patrons who enter your library, including those who are experiencing trauma such as mental health issues, homelessness, and substance abuse issues.
The online training is 3½ hours long and is on-demand, so you can watch it little by little or in bigger chunks, whenever works for your schedule. The subscription runs from January - December 2020.
Supervisors & Department Heads: please share this info with your staff. 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.

> > Click Here to Learn More about the Training and Get Started

Continuing Education Funding

We are finalizing the libraries' 2019 balances and 2020 calculations. Please be on the lookout for an upcoming email for more details. 

Library Legislative Day: Registration Closes TODAY

Library Legislative Day is February 11, 2020. This is a one-day opportunity and annual event to express our thanks to legislators in person and advocate for their continued support of libraries.

Our collective influence at the capitol is based on your relationships with your legislators, both on Library Legislative Day and year-round in each legislative district.

Once you submit your registration with which representatives you'd like to meet with, our Legislative Day Committee can create your appointment schedule (to be published in late January).

Registration closes TODAY.


January 22-23: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

There is still time to register! Click below to see detailed session information regarding the 14 webinars that will be offered in 4 tracks + opening and closing sessions.

> > Click Here to Register
Upcoming Events, Deadlines & Celebrations
ALA Free Facilitation Skills Training Applications Due
January 20

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference (Webinars)
January 22-23

Voices of Women in America Survey
Due January 31

Take Your Child to the Library Day
February 1

Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant Application Due
February 3

Library Legislative Day
February 11

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (Webinar)
February 11

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 12 (Green Bay)

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 18 (Oshkosh)

Money Smart Week®
April 4-11
National Library Week
April 19-25

National Library Workers Day
April 21

National Bookmobile Day
April 22

Preservation Week
April 26 - May 2

Choose Privacy Week
May 3-9

GLBT Book Month

Library Card Signup Month

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

WLA 2020 Annual Conference
October 27-30 (Green Bay)

International Games Week
November (TBD)


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