Nic News Weekly
Friday, December 6, 2019

2019 Library Improvement & Innovation Grant Purchase


The Kewaunee Public Library recently purchased a new CleverTouch Plus Interactive White Board with its 2019 Library Improvement & Innovation Grant. The library can use this technology to engage every type of learner; to brainstorm, collaborate, diagram, play games, stream, and involve groups in activities.

"We are hoping to grab the interest and attention of our audiences with its large colorful display," said Library Director Carol Patrina.


Thank you for continuing to share your stories with us! If your library received grants from NFLS this year - whether it was the Library & Innovation grant, Youth Services grant or Collection Development grant - simply reply to this email with photos and short descriptions of how they were used so we can help spread the news.
What's News this Week

ALA Announces Free Facilitation Skills Training for Small & Rural Library Workers: Applications Due January 20, 2020

The American Library Association has announced a professional development opportunity - including funding to attend an in-person workshop at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago - to help small and rural library workers develop the communication skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century library.


Registration Open for Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

Registration is now open! This year, we welcome two new session tracks in Adult Services and Library Management.


Important Update on the CSLP 2020 Artwork and Products

Some necessary changes were made to the CSLP 2020 program. Products containing the offensive imagery have been removed, and the new poster and reading record design have been added to the online store.

Essentially, the product line up has stabilized, and you can resume using the CSLP online store to place orders.

Marketing News
Marinette County switched website providers last week - and with it came a whole new look! Some of the changes include:
  • Logo creation (performed earlier in the year)
  • Cleaner and less text-heavy
  • Consolidation of pages
  • Built with accessibility in mind
  • Significant cost savings: over $150 annually
  • Training & support provided by NFLS at no extra cost to the library
The new website was built by NFLS using Weebly Pro, and library staff was personally trained on how to update their respective branch pages.

If you would like NFLS to evaluate and provide training or updates to your website, email Lori Baumgart or simply reply to this email to get started!

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PLA Awards & Grants Applications - DUE TODAY


Nominate yourself, a colleague, or your library, today!

The Public Library Association (PLA), through the generosity of its sponsors, is offering 10 awards and grants for 2020. 

The PLA Awards are designed to highlight the best in public library service and programming and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Nominate yourself, a colleague, or your library today!

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
2020 WAPL Conference Proposals Due
December 31

Public Library Public School LTSA Subawards Applications Due
January 14
ALA Free Facilitation Skills Training Applications Due
January 20

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference (Webinars)
January 22-23

Library Legislative Day
February 11

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