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Friday, June 21, 2019

WiLSWorld Scholarships Available: Apply by July 1, 2019

WiLS’ annual conference on innovative library practices in technology and collaboration brings together its members from across Wisconsin and beyond to share ideas, connect with one another, and learn about developments in the field. This year, WiLSWorld will be held on July 23rd, with workshops on July 24th, at the Pyle Center in Madison.

Eight scholarships of up to $350 each will be awarded to current or future library professionals who may face barriers to attending WiLSWorld. ​People from underrepresented groups in librarianship are strongly encouraged to apply, as are library school students, folks that have to stay overnight to make the travel work, and new professionals. > > LEARN MORE
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Advocate with Data: Tell Your Story Effectively: 25% Off Registration Fee

Every library has a compelling story to tell , but librarians can sometimes be tight-lipped when it comes to sharing successes. This course will cover how to share your library’s story with stakeholders in an effective and visually appealing way.

You will learn to create an effective grassroots advocacy campaign and act as an advocate. You will also explore how to effectively present annual statistics and other library highlights to a broad audience in person, print, and via social media. 

Get 25% off with code iSchool25.  > > LEARN MORE
Upcoming Events
Advocate with Data: Tell Your Story Effectively
June 24 - July 28

Listening Session on Security
June 27

2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey Due
June 28

WiLSWorld 2019 Scholarship Applications Due
July 1

AAC Meeting
July 19

WiLSWorld 2019
July 23-24

WLA Awards Nominations
Due August 1

WLA 3rd Annual Leadership Development Institute
August 7-9

Trustee Training Week
August 12-16, 2019

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

Tech Days East
September 10, 11, or 12

Children's Literature Conference
October 12

Listening Session on Security: June 27

It's not too late to join WiscNet in Waukesha for a WiscNet Community Conversation: Listening Session on Security.
  • What does “security” mean and look like in your organization?
  • Where are you at on your security journey?
  • What problems are you trying to solve?
  • What do you still need to learn

Updated NFLS Expense Report & Travel Voucher Forms

These 2019 forms have been updated and are available on the NFLS website at The forms have more lines for entries and auto-calculate. Please note that the travel voucher has two worksheets (tabs): the 2-Up tab is meant for those who submit hand-written copies, and the 1-up is for those who wish to submit electronically.
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