Nic News Weekly
Friday, May 31, 2019

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Upcoming Events
Advisory MeetingEgg Harbor Library
June 7, 10:00am

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 20-25
June 20 (All day)

2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey Due
June 28

WiLSWorld 2019
July 23-24

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
What's News this Week
Are you planning a visit to a legislator's office while at ALA?
Sherry Machones from Northern Waters (WLA President Elect) and Vicki Teal Lovely from SCLS are wondering: Is anyone attending ALA Annual and planning a visit to their legislator's office?

If you are, please let them know so they can help coordinate messaging and visits. 
Email Sherry at and/or Vicki at

Trustee Training Week: August 12–16, 2019

All library board trustees, directors, library staff, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate in this series of five webinars that will take place from noon to 1pm each day. There is no charge to attend, and all webinars will be recorded. Contact hours for continuing education toward public librarian re-certification: 1 per webinar. >>LEARN MORE

Public Comment on WisDOT ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan is an opportunity for the department to focus on what it can do to enhance service for our fellow Wisconsinites who may have diminished vision or hearing as well as mobility issues. Public comments on the plan will be used to help guide the department’s strategy for ADA improvements moving forward. The full plan and information about public comments can be found online at

WisDOT encourages anyone interested, including individuals with disabilities or organizations that serve individuals with disabilities to submit comments.  Comments can also be emailed to or mailed to:

Taqwanya Smith
Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
4822 Madison Yards Way, 5th Floor South
Madison, WI 53705
2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey

Here is your opportunity to tell our continuing education planners what you would like to learn in the areas of administration, general skills, inclusivity and social justice, leadership and management, and library services and skills as well as how you would like to receive these opportunities. Your responses will help shape and develop the offerings in our region and the state.

Click here and give your opinion. This should take you about 10-15 minutes. Deadline to submit your responses is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Questions? Problems? Contact Laurie Freund at or 262-896-8083.
Applications for the 2019 Library Improvement and Innovation grant are due June 3, 2019.  >> LEARN MORE
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