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Friday, October 22, 2021

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3-digit codes to obtain the information you needNew 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Hotline & 10-Digit Dialing Requirement


On July 16, 2020, the FCC adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, easy-to-remember 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.

To ensure that calls to 988 reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, all covered providers will be required to implement 10-digit dialing in areas that both use seven-digit dialing and use 988 as the first three numbers in seven-digit phone numbers.

Timeline for Transition to 10-Digit Dialing:

  • Beginning October 24, 2021, consumers must dial 10-digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. Consumers must hang up and dial again using the area code and the 7-digit number.
  • Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing “988” will route calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Other three-digit dialing codes and a printable handout (shown right) are available on the NFLS Blog.

BadgerLink BulletinBadgerLink Bulletin Updates

Please see the latest BadgerLink Bulletin updates below (estimated reading time: 48 seconds each):

Guide to the Library Staff Page

"Have you had a chance to check out the new For Library Staff page on the BadgerLink website yet? This page was created so library staff can access all things BadgerLink, all in one place. We’ve created a handy guide that describes each of the sections so you know what you can find where."

Find A Spooky Read Using BadgerLink Resources

"Looking for scary reads like The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and Stephen King's It this time of year? Use NoveList to look up your favorite mystery or horror title and check out the Read-alikes."

Grant Opportunities

2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of ALA and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries grant cycle. These grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. The grants award funds for graphic novel collection development and programming and are open to libraries and institutions across North America.

Learn more about the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries.

Carnegie-Whitney Grant

""The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes, or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Applications must be received by Nov. 5, 2021. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2022.

For more information and guidelines, visit or contact Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association at

Library Program Opportunities & Resources

CSLP Summer Symposium: December 2, 2021


""Who is this conference for? All library staff interested in summer programming.

Where is the conference? Virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

When is the conference? Thursday, December 2, 2021, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

How much is the registration fee? FREE!!!!

Learn more about the symposium and registration.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

ARPA Grant Pre-Application Forms Due
October 25

Last day of early registration for WLA Annual Conference
October 25

Realistic Resilience: Well-Being During Challenging Times
October 26

The Read Woke Movement: What You Can Do Now in Your Library 
October 27

Using the MeL Maven Badge to Create a Statewide Standard of Reference Service Among Front Line Staff from Niche Academy
October 27

Using Your Sphere of Influence to Create Big Ripples from Small Splashes
October 28

Boosting Youth Workforce Readiness
October 28

The Psychological Underpinnings of Making Inclusion a Habit
October 28

The Next Decade of Well-Being
October 28

Digging Deeper into Local & Family History with Census Data from PLA
November 1

Last day of advance registration for WLA Annual Conference
November 1

Library Marketing and Communications Virtual Conference
November 2-3

Half the Victory: Preparing for the Opioid Crisis
November 3

Be the Change: Best Practices for Impactful Social Justice Programs through Local Partnerships
November 3

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

Virtual is Here to Stay: Making Online Sessions Fun and Focused
November 10

Virtual is Here to Stay: Making Online Sessions Fun and Focused
November 11

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
November 15-17

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)

Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help
November 18

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

CSLP First Annual Summer Symposium
December 2

Inclusive Entrepreneurship by Entrepreneurship & Libraries Conference
December 2

The Myth of the Work/Life Balance for Small Library Directors
December 9


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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