Nic News Weekly
Friday, February 14, 2020

Welcome, Hannah Zima!

NFLS welcomes Hannah Zima as its new Administrative/Interlibrary Loan Assistant.
Hannah comes to NFLS from the Brown County Library. Over the last two years, she worked at the Central, East and Denmark branches. This was her first library job and she is excited to continue to be part of the library community.

Hannah grew up in Arizona, spent 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and recently moved to Green Bay in 2017. She enjoys gardening, hiking and traveling.

Hannah can be reached at and 920-448-4410.
What's News this Week

Together We Read: Available on OverDrive

Together We Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any waitlists or holds.

​Participating in this event allows your library to offer a new simultaneous use title for community-wide access from your library at no cost. It’s an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in your digital collection beyond the bestsellers.

The title will automatically be added to Wisconsin's Digital Library at the start of the program. To borrow the Together We Read title, your users will simply log in to your digital collection and the eBook will be prominently displayed on your OverDrive-powered website and discoverable through the digital library catalog.


LearningExpress Library: New and Updated Content

Check out the new and updated titles recently added to LearningExpress Library centers. 

LearningExpress Library is a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials. You can access all 7 LearningExpress Library learning centers through BadgerLink, which includes full-text ebooks, courses, and tutorials.


February 13, 2020 Libraries Transform newsletter topics:

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Continuing Education

Summer Food Service and Public Libraries

Registration is now open for the webinar Summer Food Service and Public Libraries webinar.

This webinar will provide information about Wisconsin’s program and will share ideas about ways that public libraries in the state have partnered with local agencies to become host sites for the summer program.
When: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: your computer.  The program will be recorded and archived
Speakers: Amy Kolano, Summer Food Service Coordinator, Dept. of Public Instruction and regional public library staff


Trauma Informed Roadmap Orientation & Training (Workshop)

Attend a workshop to learn about the Trauma-Informed Roadmap, a free downloadable toolkit that will assist you in implementing trauma-informed practices at your library. ​You have 3 opportunities:
  • March 2, 1-3:30pm
  • March 9, 1-3:30pm
  • March 11, 9-11:30am
Location: United Way Fox Cities, 1455 Midway Road, Menasha, WI

Call the University of Wisconsin Extension - Winnebago County at 920-232-1970 to register. Attendance is limited to two people per library, so please call to reserve your spot early!

Library Marketing

Show, Don’t Tell: Why Infographics are an Essential Component in Your Library Marketing

Infographics are a great way to visually show data and complex information to your audience. Library marketing expert Angela Hursh has some great advice on this subject. Learn more about how infographics can be a great addition to your library marketing toolbox.


PBS KIDS Early Childhood Edcamp Fox Valley: 2/15/2020

Attention: Youth Services library staff:
PBS Wisconsin Education and Community Early Learning Center Fox Valley have partnered to bring a free professional learning experience to librarians and others who care for young children. A PBS KIDS Edcamp is a local gathering of educators connecting through shared experiences and peer-led conversations with a PBS twist.

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 8am - 12:30pm
Location: Community Early Learning Center Fox Valley, Appleton

Upcoming Events, Deadlines & Celebrations
Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 18 (Oshkosh)

Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders (Webinar)
February 18

NFLS Board Meeting
February 18

Together We Read: Lean on Me Launch
February 19 - March 4 (OverDrive)

WiLS 2020 Membership Meeting
February 28

Trauma Informed Roadmap Orientation & Training (3 workshop opportunities)
March 2 @ 3:30pm
March 9 @ 3:30pm
March 11 @ 11:30am

Getting Started with Web Accessibility
March 13 (Webinar)

WAAL Scholarship Applications Due
March 15

Summer Food Service and Public Libraries
March 6 (Webinar)

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
April 3

Money Smart Week®
April 4-11

NFLS Board Meeting
April 14

WAAL 2020 Annual Conference
April 16-17 (Brookfield)

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

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
June 5

GLBT Book Month

NFLS Board Meeting
June 9

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
August 7

NFLS Board Meeting
August 11

Library Card Signup Month

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

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

International Games Week
November (TBD)

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
December 4

NFLS Board Meeting
December 8

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