The Wisconsin Historical Society is announcing the launch of the next phase of its COVID-19 Poster Project with an open call for artwork. Wisconsin artists who are interested in participating should complete the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM before the entry period ends on May 15, 2021.
The Wisconsin Historical Society will award $600 per commission to ten Wisconsin artists selected to participate in the second phase of the project. A separate category will exist specifically for high school students. The posters will be unveiled this summer and one design will be highlighted on the Society’s website and social media channels every week. All commissioned artwork will become part of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s poster collection to be preserved for future generations.
New America Study Reveals Race, Wealth Disparities in Library Access During Pandemic
A Virtual Book Talk with Walter Echo-Hawk
April 28, 2021 06:30 PM
Walter Echo-Hawk is an author, distinguished attorney, and legal scholar, having litigated and worked on several watershed cases for Native American rights and he is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
Echo-Hawk’s The Sea of Grass traces ten generations of his Pawnee Indian family in the Central Plains of North America. All families have ancient roots with powerful stories to tell. Echo-Hawk’s family survived the challenges of colonialism as settlers engulfed their homeland during the rise and growth of our democracy. He will explain why he wrote this book, how he gathered family history, and how he wrote this historical novel.
Read Africa Grants Deadline Approaches: Apply by May 1
The African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to offer public libraries throughout Wisconsin the opportunity to enrich their collections with new titles. Libraries across the state are invited to submit proposals to purchase books and materials that will enable Wisconsin readers to deepen their understanding of Africa.
Designed for the novice data user, the series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist libraries, schools and organizations identify data-driven solutions to challenges encountered.
This Summit is a FREE Virtual Webinar that will teach users more about the demographics and economic characteristics of the patrons you serve. Featuring data from decennial censuses and various other census surveys, this training will take a deeper dive into demographic, social, and economic tabulations and how you can access them using the Census Bureau's enterprise-level data-access tools.
At the conclusion of this session, you will:
Have an increased awareness of the vast data products available through the U.S. Census Bureau
Be better equipped to utilize some of the free online tools available on Census.gov
Have resources and toolkits to assist with navigating data available through Census.gov