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Friday, March 10, 2023

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WLA SSCS survey due March 20th

WLA logoThe Support Staff & Circulation Services (SSCS) Section of WLA wants your feedback! How can SSCS offer more dynamic programming and opportunities to engage with Wisconsin’s library community? What are your barriers to getting involved? How can SSCS help you be more successful in your role?

If you are or have ever been an SSCS member, WLA's SSCS Section wants to hear from you! Please consider completing this brief survey by Monday, March 20.  

Questions?  Please email

Library Employment Opportunities

Hiring: Administrative Assistant/ILL Assistant @ NFLS

we are hiringAdministrative Assistant/ILL Assistant
Part-time, Non-exempt
Starting at $17/hour with full benefits
Apply by March 31st. Applications accepted until filled.

This position will be responsible for a wide variety of duties that support Nicolet’s administrative activities, Board preparation, interlibrary loan delivery, grant administration, continuing education, and outreach services.

This part-time position (20 hours/week) starts at $17/hour with full benefits; however, the position has the potential to grow into a 30-hour position within a year. Nicolet’s salary plans, insurance, and fringe benefit package is highly competitive.

Grants & Scholarships

Graphic Novels & Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grants

Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant
Through the Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant, the GNCRT will support two travel grants for GNCRT members to attend the 2023 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL this June.

These grants are intended to support the professional development of library workers interested in expanding their knowledge and experience with comics in libraries. Through these grants, GNCRT seeks to highlight the value “comics librarianship” brings to the field.

Each grant winner will receive reimbursement of up to $3,000 toward their attendance at the upcoming 2023 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. 

Grant applications are due April 1, 2023. Learn more at

Learning Opportunities for Library Staff


WLA LDI application deadline extended to Monday, March 13th

Great news!  WLA has received a pool of really impressive applications for LDI!  Now that the application deadline has passed and everything is in, the planning committee recognizes it will have space to accept 2-3 more participants. 

If you missed the application deadline or are kicking yourself for not applying, get moving!  The application deadline is now Monday, March 13 at midnight.

Apply at

WAPL 2023 conference logo & link

WAPL Conference registration is open


Registration is open for the 2023 Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Conference. This educational and fun event will take place April 26 - 28 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh.

Keynote speakers include notable Wisconsin authors Lori M. Lee, B.J. Hollars, and Maggie Ginsberg.  Attendees will come together to share big ideas and learn from each other through special events and more than 30 interactive breakout sessions.

Early bird registration for the conference closes on March 27, so register today at (sign-in required).

WiLSWorld shorts logo

Book Challenge Hindsight: What You Wish You’d Known

Join WiLS on Friday, March 24th at 1:00 pm CT, when they host the next WILSWorld Shorts with a panel of people involved with K12 and public libraries who have valuable experience and advice to share on handling book challenges. WiLS is honored to welcome these voices to the panel:
  • Ashley Knapp, Library Media Instructional Technology Specialist at West De Pere High School
  • Matt Mulder, current Oconomowoc Common Council member and former Oconomowoc Public Library Board of Trustees member
  • Katelyn Sabelko, Library Services Manager at Marathon County Public Library
Given the record number of challenges happening in libraries, what questions do you have for the panelists? What might help you with a future or current challenge? Let WiLS know by anonymously submitting your question(s) in this document, and they'll get their panelists' responses to them during the event.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

See also the Wisconsin Libraries Professional Learning Calendar for conferences and other webinars from in-state providers.

WLA Leadership Development Institute applications due
March 13

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
March 14

Helping Consumers Navigate Sky-High Insurance
March 15

Webinar: Does Your Computer Workstation Fit You?
March 15

WHRAB Professional Development Scholarship applications due
March 15

Meet Your OverDrive Team and Learn What’s New for 2023
March 15

Helping Consumers Navigate Sky-High Insurance
March 15

ConnectedLibFEST 2023 (virtual event)
March 15-16

WLA Support Staff & Circulation Services Section (SSCS) Survey is due
March 20

Meet Your OverDrive Team and Learn What’s New for 2023
March 21

WLA Government Information Day
Tuesday, March 21

Sexual and Reproductive Health Information at the Library
March 21

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy
March 21

Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning Foster Inclusion, Equity, Diversity, and Accessibility Solutions (IDEAS) in Libraries
March 22

Creating a Restorative Library Culture
March 22

Let’s Go Outside: Self-Care in the Great Outdoors
March 23

Using Excel to Manage Your Projects and Budgets
March 23

WiLSWorld Shorts - Book Challenge Hindsight: What You Wish You’d Known
March 24

Universal Design at Your Library
March 31

Promoting First-Generation Student Success Through Academic Library Services from UW
Madison iSchool
April 3 - May 14

Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table introduces Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant applications due
April 1

Strategies and Tactics to Navigate Difficult Employee Conversations with Confidence
April 5

How to Develop Your (website's) Main Navigation and Footer from BiblioCommons
April 6

Consortium Cooperation: Ways to improve overall collection development through ordering collaboration from UW-Madison iSchool
April 11

Proactive Planning for Library Staff Transitions
April 19

CCBC Choices Workshop, presented by NEWI
April 20 in Neenah

2023 EBSCO Solar grant applications due
April 21

EBSCO Solar grant program applications due
April 21

Lead the Way Conference: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement from UW-Madison iSchool
April 24-25 in Madison, WI

WAPL Conference - Oshkosh
April 26-28

WLA Leadership Development Institute
April 26 - October 24

Materials Challenges & Intellectual Freedom Workshop, Green Lake
May 23

Bus to ALA Exhibit Halls, Chicago – presented by NEWI
June 25

ALA Annual Conference, Chicago
June 22-27

2023 Play Make Learn Conference in Madison, WI
July 20-21

NNLM National Virtual Health Misinformation Symposium
April 4-7

Lead the Way Conference: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement from UW-iSchool
April 24-25

2020 WAPL Annual Conference
April 26-28 in Oshkosh

NEDCC Digital Directions Conference
June 1 Registration deadline
June 27-29 Conference

Play Make Learn Conference 2023
July 20-21

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 15-21

2023 WLA Annual Conference - Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI
October 24 - 27

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
January 25-25, 2024

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 20-26, 2024

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 19-25, 2025

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