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Friday, September 25, 2020

What's News this Week

TeachingBooks' Diverse Books Toolkit: Recording Now Available

In August, TeachingBooks' Implementation & Training Specialist, Mary Ellen Graf, provided virtual training on their Diverse Books Toolkit to BadgerLink users. You can now view the recording of the live session on the BadgerLink training page. 

Click here to learn more about the Diverse Books Toolkit recording.

WiLS Cooperative Purchasing Advisory Committee Seeks New Members


WiLS is recruiting participants for the Cooperative Purchasing Advisory Committee (CooPAC) to provide input into the current state of and future developments for its cooperative purchasing service. As a member-guided organization, WiLS deeply values your input and your time. It welcomes any volunteers but particularly those from its K12, public, and special libraries.

WiLS is currently reconfiguring this Committee so that there are few or no meetings so work can be completed on a schedule determined by the participant. Please let WiLS know at if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions.

Grants & Scholarships

$3,000 Grant Opportunity for Rural and Small Libraries


ALA invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.

Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging from media literacy to COVID-19 safety to unemployment. Grants will be awarded in two waves in 2020 and 2021.

Applications will be accepted from Sept. 21 to Dec. 2, 2020.

Click here to get all the details about this grant opportunity.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.
Library Journal's Fall Day of Dialog
September 25

Responding when COVID comes to your Library:  Learning from Real Stories
September 28

ARSL Conference
September 28 - October 2

Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture
September 29

Building Your Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2

30-Minute Stress Management Program
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

WiLS Taco Tuesday
October 6

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

Introduction to Marketing: It’s More than Emails, Newsletters, and Social Media
October 6

Managing Student Loan Anxiety and Coping Financially During COVID-19
October 7

Collections and Facilities: Caring for your resources during COVID-19
October 8

Library Engagement: What Your Community Needs and How to Respond
October 13

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

Compassionately and effectively working with people with dementia (Ryan Dowd)
October 15
WiLSWorld Shorts: Virtual Group Engagement
Oct 16

2020 Wisconsin Local History and Historic Preservation Conference
Oct 21-23
Advocacy: Promoting the Value of Your Library
October 21

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)

Nominations Due for IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service
November 2

Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
November 5-6

The Accidental Facilities Manager
November 10

AAC Meeting
November 13

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

Library Design Online
Nov 18

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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