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Friday, December 3, 2021

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WLA Library Legislative Day 2022

Library Legislative Day returns to Madison on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The day starts with a morning session at the Madison Concourse Hotel, followed by appointments with state legislators in the Capitol building.

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Programming Resources

Connect with your library: National Library Week

National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022


The theme for National Library Week 2022 (April 3-9) is "Connect with Your Library."

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Grant Opportunities

Apply Now: Inclusive Financial Literacy Programming Kit


One hundred public and school libraries will receive free books and resources through an effort to distribute diverse and inclusive financial literacy resources for children and young people. The giveaway is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). Library workers are invited to apply online to receive one of the kits for their library. Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2022.

** NOTE: Libraries may also wish to apply for a FINRA Foundation Library Grant. These grants (up to $50,000) help libraries undertake personal finance programming, including initiatives that make use of the Inclusive Financial Literacy Programming Kit. Learn more and apply by March 1, 2022. **

Grant Opportunity for Public and School Libraries


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce that applications for the Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant competition are available for the 2022-23 school year. The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds before-school, after-school, and summer programs across the state of Wisconsin.

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Continuing Education


Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference: January 26-27, 2022

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference (WWWC), on January 26-27, 2022.

Fourteen sessions will be available in four different tracks, including Management, Marketing, Small and Mighty, and Wellbeing (new). In addition, a "Stretch Break" and "Canva Demo" will be held during conference lunch breaks.

The 2022 WWWWC features renowned speakers such as Ozy Aloziem (Denver Public Library), Jennifer Burke (Intellicraft Research), Amy Franco (Glen Ellyn Public Library), Angela Hursh (EBSCO), Felton Thomas, Jr. (Cleveland Public Library), Dan Gingiss (The Experience Maker), and many more! 

All fourteen conference sessions will be captioned and recorded in the event people are unable to attend the live session. 

Do you have a Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference memory from the last 10 years? What about a favorite presenter or a presentation that had an impact on you? Share it with us!

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Items in red were added since the prior newsletter.
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

CCBC Friends Booksale
December 4

WiLS Taco Tuesday with Rosen, Tumblebooks, Kermode, and Scholastic
December 7

Libraries and Eviction: Continuing the Conversation from WebJunction
December 8

Instagram Basics for Libraries from Niche Academy
December 8

Understand Your Library’s Community Better with Census Data from PLA
December 8

Too Many Bags: How to Address Someone Bringing in Too Much Stuff by Ryan Dowd
December 9

Hoarding: How to Help Someone Not Get Evicted by Ryan Dowd
December 9

The Myth of the Work/Life Balance for Small Library Directors
December 9

Passive and Drop-In Programs—Love that Journey for Us
December 9

Partnering to Connect Library Patrons to Health Insurance
December 10

Challenged Books at Your Library: Managing and Addressing Censorship Attempts
December 15

Public Libraries & Healthier Communities
December 15

Tackling Racism and Bias in the Library Catalog
December 16

Tips and Tools for Patron Tech Help
December 16

PLA Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline
January 7

10th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Mid-Winter Unsymposium
January 14

Promote Community Engagement and Challenge Prejudice with a Human Library
January 20

LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience
January 21-24

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
January 26-27

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3

Library Legislative Day
February 8

Power Up Pop-ups: A (mini) Leadership Conference for Youth Services Managers & Staff
February 21 – March 4

WiLS 2022 Annual Membership Meeting
February 25

PLA Conference
March 23-25

CCBC Choices workshop
April 1

National Library Week
April 3-9

Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting
May 5-7

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

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