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Friday, August 6, 2021

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Don’t Delay - Take Newspapers Survey Today!

""BadgerLink wants to hear from you about its three newspaper collections. The 2021 BadgerLink Newspapers Community Survey is open to gather feedback on your satisfaction with BadgerLink newspaper resources, and the desired features and functions of these resources. 

Your feedback is important to BadgerLink so please take the survey today, and share widely with other BadgerLink newspaper users. 

The survey will close on August 16.

NFLS Libraries are Hiring!

Help Wanted

NFLS Libraries are Hiring

Please share the following positions with your communities: If your library has openings, please reply to this newsletter with the details and we will help share the news here, at, and social media.

Library Programming & Resources

Fall 2021 Ghost Programs with Curt Strutz

Are you and your patrons still looking for that perfect paranormal/ghost program at the library this fall?  Something that would be educational, entertaining, and even infused with humor and fun (without being too deep into occult or questionable material)?

Curt Strutz' "Visiting the Beyond" paranormal program could be just the fit your library needs.

Learn more at

Penguin Random House Extends Story Time Temporary Open License to December 31st, 2021

penguinsAttention all library staff serving youth who plan to offer virtual story times into Autumn 2021!

With the uncertainty around school full or partial closings, we have extended the Penguin Random House Story Time Temporary Open License until December 31, 2021. We are heartened by the role that books and reading is playing to help connect us when we are physically apart. Please continue to share our books and stories with students and readers everywhere.

Details about the extension and some clarifications around the Open License have been made. You’ll find all the details HERE.

Thank you for your shared commitment to storytelling and reading, and to our collective belief in the power of books to connect us—especially during times like these.


Story Time Temporary Permissions

Continuing Education Highlights

UW-Madison iSchool Fall Lineup: Bucky Wants You!

Bucky BadgerThe UW-Madison iSchool Continuing Education Department has a great line-up of CE classes slated for the fall.  Known for their high-quality instructors and course content, these offerings are perfect for anyone in any position in a library - from director to shelving assistants.

These are asynchronous courses - which means you access the weekly content and discussion boards at your most convenient time each week. Register at least 2 weeks before a class starts and get a 10% discount.


ARSL's August TRAIN Workshop: Creating a Building Book for Your Library

ARSL: The Association for Rural & Small Libraries
  • Part One: Thursday, August 19, 1:00-3:00 pm CT
  • Part Two: Thursday, August 26, 1:00-3:00 pm CT
Libraries come in all shapes and sizes and each building is unique as the librarians that run them. You probably know exactly where everything is located, but what happens when you are unable to provide the answers?

This two-part session will help you develop a tool that will be invaluable to staff and future employees. Part one will provide the foundation and tips for creating a building book for your library. In part two of the workshop, we will look at completed books, share insights, and discuss any obstacles or concerns with each other. Presented by Judy Calhoun, Regional Director, Southeast Arkansas Regional Library.

This workshop is free for ARSL members and $25 for non-members.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

Mental Health First Aid Training
August 6

Combatting Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections from Library Journal
August 10

Project Outcome 101: Measuring the True Impact of Libraries
August 10

Create Your Own Escape Room in PowerPoint
August 11

WLA YSS New Member Welcome Social
August 12

How to Ensure Your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs Deliver Value
August 12

Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent
August 12

HELP!: The Correct Way for Staff to Provide Backup in Crisis
August 12

WLA Conference Program Proposals Due
August 12 (extended date)

2021 BadgerLink Newspapers Community Survey Closes
August 16

MogaMove: Mindfulness & Yoga
August 16

ARSL Conference Early Bird Registration Closes
August 17

OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories
August 17

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
August 18

Creating a Building Book for Your Library (ARSL TRAIN Workshop, Part 1 of 2)
August 19

Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges
August 19

8 Tools To Mitigate Implicit Bias
August 19

Partnering to Meet Community Workforce Needs from PLA
August 19

Establishing a Telehealth Center in Your Library
August 20

Resilience: This Moment And Beyond
August 20

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
August 20

Trustee Training Week
August 23-27



Introduction to Citizen Science in Libraries
August 25

Strengthen Patron Workforce Opportunities with Labor Market Information from PLA
August 26

Creating a Building Book for Your Library (ARSL TRAIN Workshop, Part 2 of 2)
August 26

How to Give Feedback and Performance Reviews Like a Coach, Not a Boss
August 26

Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities
August 26

WLA Award Nominations Due
August 27

Taking a Stand for Employee Well-Being: The Science of Helping Employees Move More for Better Health
August 31

Library Card Sign-up Month

Libraries & Veterans National Forum
September 13 - 24

Tech Days Webinar Series
September 15-16

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Grant Applications Due
September 16

Mental Health First Aid Training
September 20

CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community
September 22

I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Due
September 27

Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers: A Discussion
September 30

Mental Health First Aid Training
October 6

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

Libraries as Community Anchors Mini Conference from San Jose State University
October 21

Mental Health First Aid Training
November 8

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
November 15-17

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)


Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3, 2022

Library Legislative Day
February 8

PLA Conference
March 23-25

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Project Start Date
June 1

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