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Nic News Weekly
Friday, July 5, 2019

How are you using your 2019 Youth Services Support Grant?


The Lena Public Library recently brought in The NEW Zoomobile. 146 people (99 children) enjoyed some animals up close and personal!



How are you using your 2019 Youth Services Support Grant? We'd love to hear your stories - so please email us a short recap and any photos or perhaps a video of how your libraries are using your 2019 grants, and we'll add them to the 2019 Youth Services Support Grants web page. If you don't have photos, a simple description is fine - we can make it work.

Please also remember to submit your Youth Services Support Grant Evaluation form once funds have been used (due by end of year). Submissions can be emailed to LBaumgart@NFLSoffice.org.
What's News this Week

July 11 Webinar: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library


Webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy... >>LEARN MORE
Upcoming Events
Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library
July 11

AAC Meeting
July 19

WiLSWorld 2019
July 23-24

WLA Awards Nominations
Due August 1

WiscNet Listening Sessions on Security @ Brown County Library
August 1

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
August 2

WLA 3rd Annual Leadership Development Institute
August 7-9

Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice
August 8

Trustee Training Week
August 12-16

WI Library Hall of Fame Nominations Due
August 30

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

Sequences & Stories Part 2: Computational Thinking in Youth Services 
September 23

Tech Days East
September 10, 11, or 12

WLA Conference
October 8-11

Children's Literature Conference
October 12

New Release ‘The Public’ Available July 2 with Swank License


Featuring a star-studded cast, Emilio Estevez’s new film tackles important issues like addiction, mental health, homelessness and more while highlighting the goodwill role public libraries – and librarians – play in their communities.

This film – available for showings starting July 2 – is covered under Swank's annual public performance site license.  > > LEARN MORE

Facebook Adds 22 Free Training Modules to Facebook Blueprint


One module that is particularly valuable for libraries is Get Started with Events, which shows you how to use Facebook to create, share, and promote events. Even the experience Facebook user is likely to pick up some great tips to make their next library event or program really stand out!  > > LEARN MORE

Six WI Public Library Director Certification Course Scholarships


Continuing Education Services at the UW-Madison iSchool announces a scholarship for Wisconsin library directors currently taking certification courses. Six scholarships are available for Fall 2019 certification courses. We will cover the entire cost of one certification course for each of the six winners.  > > LEARN MORE

2019 Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame Nominations Requested


The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame for 2019. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 30, 2019> > LEARN MORE

Transparent Language Online: New Features


Two features have been added to Transparent Language Online over the past few months:
  • "Introduction to Latin" Course
  • "American Citizenship Test" Prep Course
> > LEARN MORE
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