Nic News Weekly
Friday, August 30, 2019

Now Hiring: Administrative and Interlibrary Loan Assistant

Nicolet Federated Library System is hiring an Administrative Assistant/Inter Library Loan Assistant.

This is a full-time position at the NFLS office located at 1595 Allouez Ave., Suite 4, Green Bay, WI.  While the position requires some flexibility, work hours are generally between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday.  This position will be responsible for a variety of duties supporting NFLS administrative activities as well as providing support for Inter Library Loan (ILL) services.

What's News this Week

Update: BadgerLink Outage POSTPONED AGAIN to September 27-30

The BadgerLink authentication and Super Search platform vendor, Auto-Graphics, has yet again rescheduled their platform upgrade. The BadgerLink resources and Super Search is now scheduled to go down on Friday, September 27th at 7pm and come back online, on Monday, September 30th at 7am. > > LEARN MORE
Please tell me I'm not the only one that has this stuck in my head - Happy Friday!

OverDrive Support Course 5-week Session Starts September 30, 2019

Another round of the WPLC OverDrive Support Course is set to start on September 30th. It’s an online 5-week course, designed to help library staff provide front-line support to OverDrive users. It covers:
  • the basics of OverDrive (including Libby)
  • common and not-so-common support questions, and
  • the tools for providing support such as Marketplace, OverDrive Help, and the WPLC OverDrive Support Google Community.
There is currently space for 15 participants. The course fee is $45. To enroll, please fill out this registration form by Friday, September 20th.


Teach and Learn with WiscNet: Filtering - Appleton

Thursday, September 26, 2019,  9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Appleton Public Library

Love them or hate them, nearly everyone needs a filter on their network. And with so many options on the market – not to mention different solutions, features, pros and cons – there's a lot to learn and know.

Join Heidi and Felicia from WiscNet to talk and listen about all things filtering. (Please pass this on to anyone else in your organization who may also be interested!) They'll make time for the important stuff, and together we'll access the deep value of what it means to be a WiscNet member: teaching, learning from, connecting to one another.


Lots of ALA News on the NFLS Blog: Including Banned Books Week and Continuing Education Opportunities

Be sure to check out all that ALA has been communicating recently; some of which has been captured on the NFLS Blog, including Banned Books Week resources and ideas as well as several workshops and eCourses for September-October.


Marketing Tip: Use URL Shorteners to Avoid Looking Spammy or Sloppy

Do you use URL shorteners in your social media or blog posts? Whether you do or not, I urge you to take a few minutes to read The 7 Best Link Shorteners to Try Instead of Google URL Shortener.



Please note the following due dates for the next week:

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
ALA Emerging Leaders Program Applications Due
August 30

WI Library Hall of Fame Nominations Due
August 30

Recollection WI Digital Readiness Survey Due
August 31

NFLS Office Closed on Labor Day
September 2

Digital Preservation Advocacy (Webinar)
September 6

Proposals Due - Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
September 6

WLA Poster / Visual Displays Due
September 6

Tech Days East
September 10, 11 or 12

Sequences & Stories, Part 2
September 23
OverDrive Support Course
Starts September 30

NEWI Youth Services Grassroots Meeting
September 26

Teach and Learn with WiscNet: Filtering
September 26 in Appleton

CSLP End of Summer Survey Due
September 27 (extended date)

Marketing the Value of Your Library (Webinars)
October 1, 15, 29

WLA Conference
October 8-11

Children's Literature Conference
October 12

Social Justice & Public LIbraries (Chicago, IL)
October 28-29

Tech Days West
November 5, 6 or 7

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