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Friday, September 17, 2021

Library Employment Opportunities

Kewaunee Public Library Hiring Student Library Aide

""Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school and at least 16 years old. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting patrons with technology, shelving of books, providing customer service to patrons, assisting with events and programs, and light cleaning of the library. Applicant must be willing to work two or three evenings a week and every other Saturday. ​The application deadline is September 27, 2021.

Applications are available at or at the library. Please submit completed application with cover letter and resume to:

Carol Petrina
Kewaunee Public Library
822 Juneau St.
Kewaunee, WI 54216

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Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

Libraries and Veterans Microgrants

Libraries and Veterans National ForumThe Libraries and Veterans microgrants provide funding to libraries for eligible projects that support library services and programming for veterans and military-affiliated patrons. Microgrants are intended to encourage libraries to engage with veterans and other military-affiliated patrons such as service members, military family members, and family members of veterans. Multiple grant applications are eligible per library system.

Funding for these microgrants has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis while funds remain available. 

Award Amount
: $500 to $3000

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from October 2021 to February 2022 while funds remain available.
  • To be eligible for initial review, submit applications by October 1, 2021.
  • No applications postmarked after February 1, 2022, will be accepted.
  • Spending must be completed and all final reports will be due no later than April 15, 2022.
Connecting Communities to Preserve & Share History

WHRAB Professional Development Scholarships


The Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board (WHRAB), with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), is offering scholarships to attend the 2021 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference. The conference will be held online from October 20-22, 2021.    

To be considered for the scholarship, the application should be received no later than Friday, October 1, 2021. Recipients will be notified by email of their status by Monday, October 11, 2021.    

Visit for more information on the conference and for more information on WHRAB professional development scholarships.

Following are links to PDF and Word versions of the application:

If you have any questions about the application, please email Brianna Krumwiede, Program Assistant for the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Continuing Education Opportunities


Registration is open for WLA 2021

Registration is Open: Go to to register online or download the pdf form. Register soon to take advantage of the early and advance registration discounts!

Dates to remember:
  • Now thru October 25, 2021 – Early registration open
  • October 26 - November 1, 2021 – Advance registration open
  • Starting November 2, 2021 – Onsite registration at the conference only

Need to cancel? Refunds for canceled conference registrations will be provided, less a $25 cancellation fee, for all requests received no later than Monday, November 1. No refunds after November 1, 2021.

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.

Developing Welcoming Spaces for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
September 17

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

New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability
September 22

Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books
September 22

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

Compassion Resilience and Anxiety Management During Tough Times
September 22

Less Ostrich, More Owl: 5 Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster
September 22

How to: TikTok
September 22

Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability
September 22

Supporting Patrons to Obtain In-Demand Credentials That Boost Employability and Career Mobility
September 23

ALA Connect Live with LIS Students
September 23

Library Journal’s Day of Dialog winter/spring 2022 forthcoming titles
September 23

I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Due
September 27

International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of Crisis
September 28

Hiring in 2021 and Beyond
September 29

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content
September 30

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

WHRAB Professional Development Scholarship Applications Due
October 1

Best Practices in Volunteer Management
October 6

Mental Health First Aid Training
October 6

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2021 Fall
October 7

“Should we do (or keep doing) this?” Assessment and evaluation for strategic decision-making from WiLS
October 15

Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health
October 19

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

Fall Summit: Libraries @ the Center of Recovery from Library Journal
October 21

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

Last day of early registration for WLA Annual Conference
October 25

Last day of advance registration for WLA Annual Conference
November 1

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

CCBC Choices workshop
April 1

Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting
May 5-7

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

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