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WLA News Fall 2021 Edition

A lot has been going on in Wisconsin libraries - and at the Wisconsin Library Association

Read all about what WLA and Wisconsin libraries have been up to in the WLA News Fall 2021 Edition at

You're newsworthy! Email news, ideas, updates, and stories for the 2021 Winter WLA Newsletter to Lori Baumgart no later than Friday, December 10, 2021.

Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

Suffragettes picket the White House with a sign that reads "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?"

Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage Humanities Discussion Project

"The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for its Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage humanities discussion project.

A new grant is available for libraries designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement. Through Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage, participants will read a series of books curated by humanities scholars and discuss the people and events from this often under-taught part of U.S. history.

Twenty-five libraries will be selected to receive a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs, ten copies of five themed books, access to programming guides and support materials, virtual training on the LTAI model, a suite of online resources and more.

Applications will be accepted from September 1 to December 1, 2021. Library workers can apply online at

(Source: Libraries Transform)

Continuing Education Opportunities

Creating a Healthy Culture with Conduct, Communication, and Conflict Resolution


Free Webinar on October 13, 1:00-2:00. Presented by Emily Rogers and Karla Giraldez, from the Brown County Library.

Many of us are coming back to our libraries after a year of altered work life. This creates an opportunity for thoughtfully examining our workplace culture and redefining the ways we work together. In this webinar, we will explore ways to collaboratively create safe spaces for transparent and open communication, with a shared vocabulary for problem-solving. We will talk about tools we have used for communication, onboarding, impactful meetings, and team building to improve and enhance your culture.

This webinar will be recorded and captioned.  It supplies one continuing education contact hour for library directors needing certification.

Register here.
LLX: LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. Virtual January 21-24, 2022. An American Library Association Production

Registration opens soon for LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience


"LibLearnX, ALA’s all-new January event, is a member-focused conference designed to motivate, inspire, and engage discussions that will shape the future of libraries and their communities. LibLearnX will feature active and applied learning, networking opportunities for library professionals, and celebrations of the positive impact libraries have on society. It will be taking place virtually from January 21-24, 2022.

Registration for Virtual LibLearnX opens on Oct. 15, 2021."

(Source: Libraries Transform)

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Items in red were added since the prior newsletter.
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

WHRAB Professional Development Scholarship Applications Due
October 1

Virtual Programming during COVID: What We Wished We Had Known in Advance & What We Learned During the Process from Niche Academy
October 6

Best Practices in Volunteer Management
October 6

Mental Health First Aid Training                          
October 6

School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2021 Fall
October 7

Virtual Learning during a Pandemic and After from PLA
October 13

Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combatting Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Programming Fun Again from Niche Academy
October 13

Creating a Healthy Culture with Conduct, Communication, and Conflict Resolution
October 13

Q&A With Ryan Dowd
October 14

“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)

Grant Applications Due: Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage Humanities Discussion Project
December 1

Inclusive Entrepreneurship by Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference
December 2



LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience
January 21-24

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3

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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