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Friday, June 11, 2021

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Be Part of a Study on Storytime

An opportunity shared by Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

"""Based on findings from the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded Storytimes for School Readiness and Community Needs project (LG-96-17-0199-17), a multi-state study of public library storytime programs designed for preschool children, we created a fully online asynchronous module designed to support librarians’ learning.

Enhancing Storytime Programs to Better Support Children’s Learning Outcomes is both the title and the focus of the learning module which was developed at the University of Kentucky. The learning module consists of a narrated presentation and video demonstrations as well as self-reflection questions and responses embedded throughout. The module is freely available and accessible via this link until June 30, 2021"

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BadgerLink: Wisconsin's Online Library

BadgerLink Training Survey

Do you want to learn more about BadgerLink resources, but don’t know where to start?

Do you help students/patrons/friends/family with online resources?

Have you ever attended a training session or watched a recorded webinar?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, BadgerLink wants to hear from you! Please take the BadgerLink training survey today. It is 19 quick questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

BadgerLink is gathering feedback on the use and satisfaction of current training options to better adjust to suit your current needs and future interests in BadgerLink. Thank you for providing this valuable feedback!

Questions or comments about the survey itself? Contact BadgerLink.

Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

3 NFLS Member Libraries Win Read Africa Grant Competition""

Congratulations to our very own Kewaunee Public Library, Brown County Library, and Shawano County Library on winning the Read Africa grant competition through the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

Over $20,000 in funding will be distributed to 34 libraries, representing 14 of Wisconsin’s 16 library systems.

Continuing Education Highlights

ARSL Conference Early Bird Registration is Open

Early Bird registration will open on Wednesday, July 7 for all conference attendees. Those who register during the Early Bird registration period will receive a significant discount on registration!

Early Bird registration will close Tuesday, August 17.

Visit for more details.

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.

WiLSWorld Shorts: The Wisconsin Latinx History Collective
June 11

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

In the Chaos, Stick with Emotional Intelligence and Accountability
June 11

Introduction to Evaluating Gifts and Donations
June 15

How to Practice Empathy at Work
June 15

Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage
June 15

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

Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy from PLA
June 16

Community Homelessness: What Can Libraries Do?
June 16

A Publishing Accord for a Global Audience from BookList
June 17

Data Summit on Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry from the U.S. Census Bureau
June 17

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

OCLC Cataloging Community Virtual Meeting
June 18

Defining Library Accessibility: Services, Programs, & Technology
June 21

PLA 2022 Program Proposals Due
June 21

Fights: How to Prevent and Stop Them (Safely!)
June 24

Hire Right the First Time
June 24

2021 Ideas to Action Fund Application Due
June 28

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
Hosted by Appleton Public Library
June 29

ARSL Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Opens
July 7

WLA Annual Conference Proposals Due
July 7

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

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
July 16

NASA@ My Library Grant Application Deadline
July 21

Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap
July 22

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
August 3

ARSL Conference Early Bird Registration Closes
August 17

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
August 18

Trustee Training Week
August 23-27

Library Card Sign-up Month

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)

PLA Conference
March 23-25, 2022

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

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