Nic News Weekly
Friday, August 16, 2019

New Newsletter Format - & Searchable on NFLS Website

You may notice that this week's newsletter looks a little different. Here's what changed:
  • The newsletter name Nic News Weekly and date have been moved up to the header area, and
  • "Upcoming Events" has been renamed Upcoming Events & Deadlines and moved from the top-right side to the bottom to create a better flow for mobile readers.
If your library would like to start up a newsletter like this one for your patrons - just reply to this email with your request to get started!

Going forward, you can search the NFLS website for past Nic News Weekly topics. For example: you thought you read something about a BadgerLink outage, but don't recall where; simply type "BadgerLink Outage" in the search bar - results will now include newsletters with those words in the heading: (as well as other places on the website).

I hope these changes add to your reading and searching enjoyment. Thanks for reading Nic News Weekly!
  ~ Lori
What's News this Week

Now Hiring: Central Library Manager, Brown County Library (Applications Due August 28th)

Brown County Library is taking applications for a Central Library Manager. Please visit our Member Library Employment page for complete information.


Libraries as Recovery Centers: A Free CE Opportunity from the GMR

Are you interested in an amazing opportunity to learn to work with librarians, first responders, health professionals, and the public in emergencies for free?

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR) and Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (Midwest Chapter/MLA) have joined together to provide an opportunity for local public librarians, first responders, or public health professionals to attend free training in the field of disaster information and planning at the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI, on October 5, 2019.

Applications Due by August 30, 2019.


The Sesame Street eBook Store

The company Impelsys, Inc. recently contacted our office regarding its Sesame Street eBooks collection (available titles can be found at

The Sesame Street eBook Store houses over 200 classic and brand new eBooks developed by Sesame Workshop and hosted by Impelsys to incorporate fun into learning. This gives children exposure to an enhanced learning experience with round the clock access. Delight your kids with the enchanting characters as they teach them the alphabet or number. The Sesame Street eBooks comes in Read, Read and Listen, Read and Play, Read and Watch formats and can be accessed on PC, iPad & Android Devices. All eBooks based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum.

If you would like information about setting up trial access for your library for evaluation, you can contact Rahul R K, Institutional Sales Team Lead, at 646-859-3979 or

2019 Military Veteran Hiring Event: August 22

AUGUST 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Sheboygan Area SHRM invites all Military, including Active/Transitioning Service members, Veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen, and Trailing Spouses to attend this Job fair and see what great employment opportunities Sheboygan County and surrounding areas have to offer.

This event is possible thanks to a SHRM Foundation Grant. Partnering Organizations, include: Sheboygan County Job Center, DWD/ Office of Veteran Employment Services, WI EDC, the ESGR, and the SCEDC.


WLA Online Election Ballots Due Today

All WLA Members should have received the 2019 online election ballot for association-wide and unit officers. Today is the lats day you can cast your votes. Please visit and login to your MemberClicks profile with your Username and Password to get started.

If you do not know your Username and/or Password, please call the WLA office at 608.245.3640 or email Thanks for voting!
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Veteran Hiring Event
August 22 in Sheboygan

WLA Inclusive Services Photos Due
August 26

ALA Emerging Leaders Program Applications Due
August 30

WI Library Hall of Fame Nominations Due
August 30

Recollection WI Digital Readiness Survey Due
August 31

Digital Preservation Advocacy (Webinar)
September 6

Proposals Due - Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
September 6
WLA Poster / Visual Displays Due
September 6

Tech Days East
September 10, 11 or 12

CSLP End of Summer Survey Due
September 13

Sequences & Stories, Part 2
September 23

Marketing the Value of Your Library (Webinars)
October 1, 15, 29

WLA Conference
October 8-11

Children's Literature Conference
October 12

Social Justice & Public LIbraries (Chicago, IL)
October 28-29

Tech Days West
November 5, 6 or 7

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