Nic News Weekly
Friday, June 7, 2019

NFLS Website has New InfoSoup Page

A new InfoSoup page was added to the Catalogs & Resources tab this week. Previously, viewers were redirected to The purpose of the new page is to assist viewers in finding InfoSoup offerings more easily and all on one page.

Features include:
  • Navigation at the top of the page allows users to jump to categories within the page, and "BACK TO TOP" navigation below each category returns users back to the top of the page.
  • Each category contains tabs and/or tables to navigate to subcategories.
  • For those who prefer navigating directly through InfoSoup, simply click on the header at the top of the page (above the category navigation).

We hope you find this page useful and invite you to click through as time allows. Please email Lori Baumgart with any constructive criticism you may have.

Thank You!
Upcoming Events
NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee
June 7

NFLS Board of Trustees Meeting
June 11

WiLS Ideas to Action Fund
Extended - Due June 14

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 20-25
June 20 (All day)

2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey Due
June 28

AAC Meeting
July 19

WiLSWorld 2019
July 23-24

WLA 3rd Annual Leadership Development Institute
August 7-9

Trustee Training Week
August 12-16, 2019

Proposals Due - Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
September 6

Tech Days East
September 10, 11, or 12
What's News this Week

New Delivery Tubs are Coming

NFLS and OWLS have purchased new delivery tubs. Once tubs are ready, they will go be woven in with the old tubs as needed. One end on the lids has a plastic lip that secures under the tub; on the other end, NFLS and NFLS Libraries will be using zip ties to keep them in place. CLICK HERE to sneak a peek at the new tubs.

Something to Keep in Mind During Your Summer Library Program

The Public Library Development (PLD) Team coordinates a summer reading program on behalf of Wisconsin's public libraries. PLD supports Wisconsin's membership to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and provides the all-ages manual to Wisconsin public libraries. Through the state-sponsored membership to CSLP, Wisconsin libraries are able to purchase high-quality program materials at a low cost.
Beginning this year, PLD will conduct an annual end-of-the-summer survey about the summer library program in concert with CSLP. The online survey will be open July 29 through September 13, 2019. Details on who and how to fill out the survey will come later. For now, here are a few key requests the survey will include:
  • How your library tracks participation in your summer library program (SLP)
  • Total number (#) in each of the three age groups who participated in your SLP [Children’s (0-11), Teens (12-18), and Adults (19+)]
  • # in each age group who completed the minimum goal
  • # of SLP themed events for each age group
  • # of individuals attending SLP themed events for each age group
  • Your suggestions, ideas and feedback for SLP themes for 2021 and beyond
  • If/how your library participated in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program
  • If/how your library engaged with local schools to encourage participating in summer library programming

WiLS Ideas to Action Fund: Deadline Extended to June 14

WiLS Ideas to Action Fund provides support for innovative or collaborative projects to help members reach their goals and have a positive impact on Wisconsin libraries. If you and your project meet its eligibility and requirements, you can apply for up to $5,000.

Winnefox Library System is Hiring: New Assistant Director

Are you passionate about rural libraries? If you are, then consider applying to become the new Assistant Director for Wisconsin’s Winnefox Library System. Learn more at

Are you planning a visit to a legislator's office while at ALA?

Sherry Machones from Northern Waters (WLA President Elect) and Vicki Teal Lovely from SCLS are wondering: Is anyone attending ALA Annual and planning a visit to their legislator's office?

If you are, please let them know so they can help coordinate messaging and visits. 
Email Sherry at and/or Vicki at
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