Nic News Weekly
Friday, February 28, 2020
What's News this Week

Library Staff: Update BadgerLink URLs by March 2020

Do you link to Explora for Middle & High Schools, MasterFILE Complete, or any other BadgerLink resource on your website or in another application? As of September 30th, 2019, all BadgerLink authenticated URLs changed. Its vendor was providing a redirect for up to 6 months.

Any library that places these authenticated URLs on a website will need to edit the URLs no later than early March 2020 in order to continue providing users access outside of the BadgerLink website.

Now Hiring

Page at Sturgeon Bay Library

This position will require someone that likes to work with the public and is organized and detailed.  Responsibilities could be anything from sorting and shelving books to aiding patrons in the proper use of equipment and technology. 

 Applications may be filed online at through March 13, 2020.


Library Assistant at Lakes Country Public Library

The Lakes Country Public Library is hiring a part-time library assistant for 60-80 hours per month, includes some weekends. High School diploma or GED required; applicants must have good computer skills.

Duties include circulation desk and patron assistance, office assistance, shelving and shelf maintenance, help with library programs.

Resumes will be accepted until March 10, 2020.


Library Director at Gillett Public Library

The Gillett Public Library seeks a well-organized and energetic leader to direct the operation of their library. The library service area includes approximately 2000 residents in northeast Wisconsin about 45 minutes northwest of Green Bay. The library is an integral part of the community and includes a separate Community Center facility and an outdoor Community Square space.

Application & resume need to be submitted to the library by March 2, 2020.


Temporary Workers at U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill thousands of temporary positions across Wisconsin to assist with the census count. Paid training, flexible hours and a chance to keep Wisconsin moving forward together await!

Browse the NFLS Employment Opportunities Page
Library Marketing

What Library Marketers Need to Know About Promoting Books

In this week's episode of Super Library Marketing, Angel Hursh talks about the work of readers' advisory expert Becky Spratford, from Check out this short video for four things that can help you with your library collection promotion.

You Can Do It! What Library Marketers Need to Know About Promoting Books

Census 2020 Handouts for Patrons - New Tip Sheet Link

In the 02/21/2020 - 📢 Nic News Weekly, we shared information about Census 2020 Handouts for Patrons.  Please note that the link to ALA's Tip Sheet with dates and what to expect was incorrect. The tip sheet can be found at

> > Get more information at the NFLS Blog.
Upcoming Events, Deadlines & Celebrations
WiLS 2020 Membership Meeting
February 28

Trauma Informed Roadmap Orientation & Training (3 workshop opportunities)
March 2 @ 3:30pm
March 9 @ 3:30pm
March 11 @ 11:30am

Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities
March 5 (Webinar)

Summer Food Service and Public Libraries
March 6 (Webinar)

Getting Started with Web Accessibility
March 13 (Webinar)

WAAL Scholarship Applications Due
March 15

WLA Mentorship Program Application Due
March 16

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
April 3

Money Smart Week®
April 4-11

NFLS Board Meeting
April 14

WAAL 2020 Annual Conference
April 16-17 (Brookfield)

National Library Week
April 19-25

National Library Workers Day
April 21

National Bookmobile Day
April 22

Preservation Week
April 26 - May 2

Choose Privacy Week
May 3-9
Streamline for Success:  Library Programs and Services Reboot
May 5 (New Berlin)
May 6: (Stevens Point)
May 7: (Mauston)
May 8: (Rice Lake)

WiscNet Connections 2020
May 12-13

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
June 5

GLBT Book Month

NFLS Board Meeting
June 9

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
August 7

NFLS Board Meeting
August 11

Library Card Signup Month

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

WLA 2020 Annual Conference
October 27-30 (Green Bay)

International Games Week
November (TBD)

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
December 4

NFLS Board Meeting
December 8

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