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Friday, August 20, 2021

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Get your Library Card Today.
InfoSoup's Library Card Sign-Up Month Toolkit

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and a great opportunity to remind members of your community of all the benefits that come with holding a library card.

To help you get the word out, take advantage of links to materials provided by the ALA, some fun memes, a toolkit of images that you can customize and share, and blog posts containing some creative ideas at

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For readers who subscribed to the WLA Youth Services Shout-Out: YSS Blog before August 1, 2021, and receive blog updates through your email account: you will need to re-subscribe under the blog's new subscriber account in order to continue receiving emails from the blog.

It's simple to re-subscribe. Head to the YSS Blog and scroll down the right side to the box that says "Get new posts by email."

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Library Programming & Resources

""Introducing BadgerLink's For Library Staff Page

To make sharing BadgerLink resources faster and easier, BadgerLink introduces its For Library Staff page. Request bookmarks and posters, add links to your website, learn how to use specific resources, or gather ideas for the classroom, now from one handy page! View the full story at

Library Employment Opportunities

NORTHEAST WI Technical CollegeNWTC Searches for Library Lab Technician

Library Lab Technician - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
NWTC Green Bay Campus - 2740 W. Mason St.
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Provide computer support and instruction to internal/external patrons online, via phone, and within the library. Work closely with other College teams to maintain the lab hardware/systems and a large circulating collection of laptops and audio-visual equipment. Assist with library projects as needed.

LOCATION:  NWTC Green Bay Campus – 2740 W Mason St.
STANDARD HOURS:  37.5 hours per week. Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Flexibility to work other hours as needed.
Required online application available on website:

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

Establishing a Telehealth Center in Your Library
August 20

Resilience: This Moment And Beyond
August 20

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
August 20

Trustee Training Week
August 23-27

Introduction to Citizen Science in Libraries
August 25

Strengthen Patron Workforce Opportunities with Labor Market Information from PLA
August 26

Creating a Building Book for Your Library (ARSL TRAIN Workshop, Part 2 of 2)
August 26

How to Give Feedback and Performance Reviews Like a Coach, Not a Boss
August 26

Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities
August 26

WLA Award Nominations Due
August 27

Data Literacy for Youth: Using Census Data in Public Library Programming from PLA
August 31

Taking a Stand for Employee Well-Being: The Science of Helping Employees Move More for Better Health
August 31

Library Card Sign-up Month

Family Homelessness and Libraries from Niche Academy
September 1

Libraries & Veterans National Forum
September 13 - 24

Tech Days Webinar Series
September 15-16

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Grant Applications Due
September 16

Using Slack for your team’s communications from WiLS
September 17

Mental Health First Aid Training
September 20

Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids' Literature from Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and School Library Journal
September 21

CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community
September 22

I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Due
September 27

Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: A Discussion
September 30

Mental Health First Aid Training
October 6

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2021 Fall
October 7

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

Libraries as Community Anchors Mini Conference from San Jose State University
October 21

Mental Health First Aid Training
November 8

From Collection to Action: A One-Day ‘Read Woke’ Mini Course with Cicely Lewis from Library Journal
November 9

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
November 15-17

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)


Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3, 2022

Library Legislative Day
February 8

PLA Conference
March 23-25

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Project Start Date
June 1

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