Nicolet Federated Library System
Nic News Weekly
Friday, August 28, 2020

Mental Health Resources

Please take some time to view, print, and share these free mental health resources with your staff and patrons. If you would like printed copies sent to you, please email Hannah Zima.
Free digital Hopeline Posters (5 versions) are available to print or order from the Center for Suicide Awareness, a local organization based in Kaukauna, WI.

HOPELINE™, by the Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text-in (versus voice call-in) free service for help and hope. HOPELINE™ is the Emotional Support Text Line in the State of Wisconsin and provides service throughout the entire state.

HOPELINE™’s purpose is to offer emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level. Texts received reflect struggles with breakups, job loss, bullying, LGBTQ issues, parental issues, school, friends, relationship issues or any struggle a person is experiencing.

Posters, business cards, and other items are available from the Crisis Text Line:

Click here for downloadable images and sample tweets for libraries to use as well.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Thank You - and Be Well!

What's News this Week

Menominee Public Library Awarded Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant

Congratulations to the Menominee Public Library on being awarded a $149,889 Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!

With this grant, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will create and self-publish a series of books to encourage fluency in and preserve the Menominee language. Library staff will work with a trained immersion teacher to create eight simple books, four picture books, and one book of short stories with phonetic pronunciation and English translation for juvenile readers.

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Libraries Transform® Newsletter

There is a TON of great information in the latest Libraries Transform Newsletter. If you haven't subscribed already, we encourage you to do so. The latest topics include:

WLA 2020 Summer Newsletter

Be sure to check out the latest WLA Summer Newsletter - and subscribe if if you haven't already.

> > Click here to view the newsletter.

Grants & Scholarships

Beanstack Black Voices Microgrants

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Zoobean will be awarding microgrants to bold projects that uplift Black voices. These funds will go to their library partners seeking to establish or enhance local programs that advance social justice and equity.

Zoobean knows that our library and school communities are well-equipped to create change at a local level. As Stacey Abrams recently said at the American Libraries Association annual conference, librarians are the bedrock of the community and have the power to reform and transform. Zoobean's goal is to provide incremental resources that support the transformations they are already creating.

East Asia in Wisconsin Grant

"Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in incidents of harassment and assault against Asian Americans, international students, and visitors from Asia has been reported by the Anti-Defamation League and other organizations. While the motivations behind these incidents are complex, a shortage of empathy and understanding is surely a factor.

Fostering a better understanding of East Asia and its peoples is part of the core mission of the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. To further this mission, CEAS is working with the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA), the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Library Team (DPI) to pilot a new initiative: East Asia in Wisconsin Program. The initiative supports collection development and programming at public libraries that will enrich understanding of East Asia in local communities."

> > Get all the details on the WI Libraries for Everyone blog.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.
Penguin Random House Open Storytime License Ends
August 31

Library Card Signup Month

"Lead the Way" Conference Scholarship Applications Due
September 10

WLA Leadership Development Institute Grant App Due
September 15

WiLSWorld Shorts: Redesigning Spaces for Health + Safety
September 15

Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning
September 15

Getting Hit On By Customers
September 17 (Live Webinar)

AAC Meeting
September 18

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

Tech Days 2020
September 23-34 (Online)

Library Journal's Fall Day of Dialog
September 25

ARSL Conference
September 28 - October 2

Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture
September 29
NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2

Library Journal’s Summit: What’s Next? Libraries Adapt to the New Abnormal
October 6

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities
October 22

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

International Games Week
November (TBD)

Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
November 5-6

AAC Meeting
November 13

Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
November 16-17

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
December 4

NFLS Board Meeting
December 8

2020 WLA Leadership Development Institute ​Conference
December 8 - 10

Power Up 2021 Conference
March 25-26, 2021 (Madison)

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