Nic News Weekly
Friday, August 2, 2019

Best of Luck to Megan!

As you may already know, Megan Theys will soon be leaving the NFLS crew. We are, of course, sorry to be losing her. Her work ethic and attention to detail is only surpassed by her wonderful demeanor! To be certain, the office won’t be the same without her. Yet we are excited to see her off on her next adventure. Megan worked hard to graduate with her MLIS from UW Milwaukee this spring and it has paid off! She accepted a job as the school librarian for the school district of Cudahy in southern Wisconsin.

Megan’s last day with NFLS will be Wednesday, August 14. We thank her for all she has done for NFLS and wish her well in her new position.
What's News this Week

BadgerLink Outage August 9 - 12

The BadgerLink authentication and Super Search platform upgrade will occur next weekend, August 9-12.

BadgerLink resources and Super Search will be offline at 7pm on Friday, August 9th, and be back online at 7am on Monday morning, August 12th. This upgrade will not affect functionality of any BadgerLink resource, however the Super Search platform will see new features and more modern styling, and the BadgerLink authenticated URLs will change.

If you link to BadgerLink resources from your website, you will need to update those links no later than February 2020. Please take a couple minutes to read more about this important update so your libraries are prepared.

Upcoming Events
WLA Leadership Development Institute
August 7-9

WI Trustee Training Week
August 12-16

WLA Inclusive Services Photos Due
August 26

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

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

Sequences & Stories, Part 2
September 23

Tech Days East
September 10, 11 or 12

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

WLA Spotlight on Inclusive Services: 
Submit Your Example and You’re Done!

The WLA Conference Committee wants you to share examples of how your library strives to include everyone in your library space, programming, and services.

Submit your photos and descriptions using this Google form

Don't have a Gmail/Google account? Submit your information to Bethany Bulgrin at

Submission deadline: August 26th.

  • The images and ideas will be used for displays at the WLA Conference, and possibly in the WLA Conference Archives.
  • This submission form could take around 10 minutes to fill out depending on how detailed your descriptions are.
  • You do not need to attend the conference in order to submit your examples of inclusive spaces, services and programs.
Thank you for your time and continued work in providing inclusive library services.

Perspectives on Reading - Call for Submissions

Over a year ago, OverDrive launched Perspectives on Reading, a quarterly online magazine that focuses on trends in the reading world.

Many of the articles and essays that appear in Perspectives on Reading came from librarians and booklovers. It’s time to plan the fifth edition of Perspectives on Reading and OverDrive would like to hear from you. Has your library had a unique program you want to share? Do you have reading success stories from your library? Is there some element about your book-related job you think more people should know about?

OverDrive is accepting story ideas over the next few weeks, so if there’s something you think the reading world needs to know about, send your story submission to

WiLSWorld Shorts: Digital Preservation Advocacy

On Friday, September 6 at 1:00pm, join Recollection Wisconsin team members Emily Pfotenhauer and Vicki Tobias for a free, one-hour webinar on the topic of Digital Preservation Advocacy.

This webinar will help prepare you for conversations about digital preservation with your organization's key stakeholders such as administrators, IT personnel, and content creators. Gain confidence to navigate digital preservation discussions and advocate for your organization’s long-term digital asset management and preservation work. 

Register to attend the Sept. 6 webinar. This event will be recorded and shared.

Digital Readiness Survey from Recollection Wisconsin

Help Recollection Wisconsin assess and plan for digital readiness in Wisconsin, and develop a plan for a Digital Readiness Community of Practice that will increase your capacity to create, manage and share digitized historical resources.

Please take their Digital Readiness Survey, which survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Coordinate with others at your library to ensure only one response is submitted on behalf of your group. The survey will be open through August 31, 2019. > > LEARN MORE
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