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Friday, May 14, 2021

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Take the Marketing Toolkit Survey: Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills


As part of the Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) program, a statewide marketing effort will be rolled out as libraries continue to add services for their communities.

Once the majority of public libraries are again open to the public for a full, or near-full, range of services, that marketing campaign will reach out across the state to communicate with people looking for work, scaling up their careers, or needing assistance with Unemployment Insurance. 

A marketing survey will be used to help identify communication tools that can help you and your library communicate two important messages within your community. The marketing effort will:

  • drive seekers to workforce tools at and
  • let people know they can access workforce tools at their local public library.

To help us provide you the right toolkit for your marketing efforts, please take this short survey by Monday, May 24:

PLA 2022, Portland Oregon, March 23-25

Submit a PLA 2022 Program Proposal

PLA is heading to Portland, Oregon for the PLA 2022 Conference, March 23–25. If you would like to be a part of PLA’s renowned educational programming, submit a proposal and share your idea for a pre-conference or program. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 21, 2021, at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Learn more at

Grant Opportunities & News

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Registration Open May 12

EBB Registration Webinar on May 19


Starting on Wednesday May 12, eligible households will be able to enroll in the EBB program to receive discounted broadband service -- $50/month off, and $75 off on tribal lands. Residents can determine eligibility and apply at, or through an approved provider.

EBB communication toolkit materials are now available for download. The toolkit is a collection of social media, printables, and other content to assist libraries and school districts with raising program awareness in their communities.

DPI will provide an EBB registration webinar on May 19 at 1:00 PM, where we will share ideas on how libraries can promote the program and set up EBB registration events.

Get more information at

archivist preserving photos

National Preservation Program: Preservation Needs Assessment and Preservation Plan

This program is open to institutions with humanities collections that are available to the public on a regularly scheduled basis located anywhere in the United States. Through funding from the NEH, CCAHA can offer a limited number of subsidized assessments for a total of just $500 each.

For more information about both opportunities and application instructions, visit Contact Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, for assistance or additional information at 215-545-0613 ext. 309 or

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Brown County Library Recipient of Grant to Fund Materials about East Asia

Brown County LibraryThe 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.

Read more about the grant here.

Continuing Education Highlights

Registration Open for May 27th SSCS Conference


""Registration is now open for the one-day Support Staff and Circulation Services conference May 27. This year’s theme is Supporting and Serving Through Challenges. Share in the opportunity to learn, grow, and gain tools to assist with facing challenges impacting your organization, staff, and communities.  

Keynote Speaker, Keonte Turner: Community Family and Youth Director at the YMCA, La Crosse, Wisconsin. He will be sharing his journey of serving his communities, and how we as library staff can provide support to our communities of color. 

Register at


Customers Without Masks (by Ryan Dowd) - Free 1-Hour Webinar May 20th

Customers Without Masks: Simple strategies that get customers to follow your COVID-19 policies (without a fight!)

  • 5 Simple Steps to Prevent Problems
  • 3-Step Strategy to Deal with Problem Behavior
  • Masks and the ADA
  • Free Workbook
  • Pick a Time That Works for YOU

Click on this link to sign up:​ (Note: If the link doesn't work, type it in your browser)

Wisconsin literacy & Wisconsin health literacy

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community

In this 2-part virtual series, participants will learn strategies to share COVID-19 vaccine information and resources in their communities.

This training is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Length: 2 sessions - 90-minutes each
     Session 1: May 17, 24, June 1
     Session 2: May 18, 26, June 3

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.

Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts from Southern Tier Library System
May 14

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Applications Available
May 15

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 1 of 2)
May 17

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 2 of 2)
May 18, May 26, or June 3

Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout from WebJunction
May 18

Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors
May 18

Accessibility Features of Apple iOS Devices
May 18

e-FORUM: We Faceted our Seatbelts, Now What? Advocacy for Implementing Faceted Vocabularies in Public Facing Interfaces from CORE (ALA)
May 18-19

The "Marketing Funnel" Approach to Customer Engagement
May 19

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Registration Webinar (DPI)
May 19

Customers Without Masks: Simple strategies that get customers to follow your COVID-19 policies (Ryan Dowd)
May 20

Spanish Language Collection Development
May 20

School Library Journal Day of Dialog
May 20

ARSL Program-Palooza Roundtable
May 20

From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue
May 20

Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors
May 20

Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts from Southern Tier Library System
May 21

Creating Accessible Virtual Programs for Children with Disabilities and their Families
May 21

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 1 of 2)
May 24

Marketing Toolkit Survey Due (LAWDS/Job Center of WI)
May 24

Rural Libraries Summit
May 25-26

Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children's Literature in the Classroom and Library
May 25-26

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 2 of 2)
May 26

Beat the Heat: Easy, Breezy Books to Head Off Summer Slide from Booklist
May 26

Support Staff & Circulation Services One-Day Conference
May 27

BCALA's Best of the Best Booklist: Ensuring Equity and Diversity in Public and School Libraries
May 27

ARSL Conference Scholarship Applications Due
May 28

Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation from Southern Tier Library System
May 28

PLA Webinar Proposals Due
May 31

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 1 of 2)
June 1

Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (PLA)
June 1

Trustee 201
June 2

Building Connections with Community Assets
June 3

Talking about the COVID Vaccine In Your Community (Part 2 of 2)
June 3

Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries
June 9

Virtual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2021: Mapping Our Identity
June 11

National Preservation Program: Preservation Needs Assessment and Preservation Plan Grant Applications Due
June 15

eForum: Does Better Training Lead to Greater Job Satisfaction? From CORE (ALA)
June 15-16

From Self-Care to Community Well-being through Design Thinking
June 17

Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World Mini conference from SJSU School of Information
June 17

PLA 2022 Program Proposals Due
June 21

2021 Ideas to Action Fund Application Due
June 28

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Applications Due
July 15

Trustee Training Week
August 23-27

Library Card Sign-up Month

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

PLA Conference
March 23-25, 2022

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Project Start Date
June 1, 2022

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