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Friday, November 19, 2021

Employment Opportunities

Lena Public Library Searches for Library Director

The Lena Public Library is looking for its next great director- is it you?   

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, this full-time position manages all aspects of library operations, including selection of materials, planning of events, building and staff management and of course serving our wonderful community. 

The right candidate must have an associate degree and be willing to obtain a Grade 3 Wisconsin Library Certification.  

Please mail your letter of interest and resume by December 8, 2021 to Ben Pytleski, Board President, at:
Ben Pytleski
304 E. Main St.
Lena, WI 54139

Peshtigo Public Library Seeks Branch Librarian

The Marinette County Consolidated Public Library Services seeks a branch librarian for its Peshtigo Branch. The branch librarian will manage daily library branch operations, maintain library collection and records, oversee branch programming and statistics, and direct the work of branch staff.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; one year experience in library field; insurance acceptable driver’s license. Work around 26 hours/week – mostly days. $18.05 - $20.63/hour.

Limited benefits included. Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by 4:30 PM, December 3, 2021.
Submit resumes, including position title and position location, to:
Human Resources Department
1926 Hall Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143

Youth Services

CCBC Services and Collections User Survey

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) is conducting an online survey to get information for short- and long-term planning, and they want to hear from Wisconsin youth services and school librarians.

Please complete this survey by November 30.

Grants & Scholarships

PLA 2022 Scholarships - Apply by December 8, 2021

PLA 2022 Conference Scholarships


PLA is giving 15 scholarships to public library workers and students to attend the PLA 2022 Conference in Portland, OR, March 23–25. Five conference scholarships will be awarded in each of the three categories: Early-career Library Staff Scholarships, Non-Salaried or Unemployed Library Staff Scholarships, and Library School Student Scholarships.

The application deadline is Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and awardees will be notified Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Learn more about these PLA 2022 Conference Scholarships.

""Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Gant Competition


The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds before-school, after-school, and summer programs across the state of Wisconsin. The purposes of the program are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students, particularly students attending low-performing schools, to meet challenging state academic standards

  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students

  • Offer the families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development

Applications will be due on or before 4:00p.m., January 28, 2022. More information and application materials are available on the DPI's 21st CCLC website.

Programming Resources

Girls Who Code Offers Free & Flexible Computer Science Opportunities

As an international non-profit, Girls Who Code offers free and flexible computer science opportunities for students with a strong emphasis on social-emotional development.
  • The Girls Who Code Clubs program for 3-12th graders provides educators with free coding curriculum, resources, and training. 
  • The virtual Girls Who Code Summer Programs offer introductory or advanced computer science courses for 9-12th grade girls and non-binary students to get an inside look into tech careers through our company partners like YumBrands and Bank of America.
Read more about Girls Who Code opportunities here.

Continuing Education

Tips and Tricks from an Accidental Advocate

Wed December 1 at12:00 pm US CST

Communicating and interacting with elected officials is not something you learn in library school, yet is a fundamental part of the job of many library leaders.

Join Larry Neal, director of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library and Policy Corps Fellow for the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office to build your advocacy skills and confidence.

Learn how to educate decision-makers about the importance of the library to your customers - their constituents - through facts, stories, and personal interactions. Remember, if you don’t advocate for your library, who will?

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. Niche academy will send a recording to all registrants after the fact.

Register for Tips and Tricks from an Accidental Advocate.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

Creating a Healthy Culture with Conduct, Communication, and Conflict Resolution
November 30

Library Design Institute
November 30

Grant Applications Due: Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage Humanities Discussion Project
December 1

Tips and Tricks from an Accidental Advocate from Niche Academy
December 1

American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants for Libraries Application Deadline
December 2

CSLP First Annual Summer Symposium
December 2

Inclusive Entrepreneurship by Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference
December 2

CCBC Friends Booksale
December 4

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

Public Libraries & Healthier Communities
December 15

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

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

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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