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Friday, February 7, 2020
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PBS KIDS Early Childhood Edcamp Fox Valley: 2/15/2020

Attention: Youth Services library staff:
PBS Wisconsin Education and Community Early Learning Center Fox Valley have partnered to bring a free professional learning experience to librarians and others who care for young children. A PBS KIDS Edcamp is a local gathering of educators connecting through shared experiences and peer-led conversations with a PBS twist.

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 8am - 12:30pm
Location: Community Early Learning Center Fox Valley, Appleton

Directors: Joy Schwartz (NEWI) also emailed YS staff on her contacts list on Monday, February 3. Feel free to forward this to anyone you think may have been missed.


Scholarship Opportunities for WAAL 2020
Apply by 3/15/2020

The Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL) is accepting applications for scholarships to the WAAL 2020 Annual Conference at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin, April 16-17.

Scholarships cover the registration fee for the conference and up to $250 of documented expenses.


2020 Census Online Survey Sneak Peek

The US Census Bureau released a sneak peek of the 2020 Census online form during the National Advisory Committee Fall Meeting. This walks you through the whole form so you can make sure your library is ready for Census 2020.

Please share these screenshots with library staff who might be in a position to help patrons with their Census survey so they can provide the best possible service to folks who need a hand.

>> View 2020 Census Online Survey Sneak Peak

Learn about Census 2020 on InfoSoup

The 2020 Census marks the first time there will be a widely available online response option.

Have questions about the 2020 census? Want to learn more about how the online option works?

Check out InfoSoup's 2020 Census page for quick links to commonly asked questions about the census.
Continuing Education

Streamline for Success: Library Programs and Services Reboot

Save the Date! Registration Opens in March

9:00 am-4:00 pm each date, choose the one that fits your schedule:
  • Tuesday, May 5: New Berlin Public Library
  • Wednesday, May 6: Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point
  • Thursday, May 7: The Lodge at Mauston
  • Friday, May 8: Rice Lake Public Library
This workshop will lead participants through perspectives on creating and implementing mission-driven library services. Participants will have an immediate opportunity to put their learning into practice at this hands-on workshop.


The Latest from NEWI

Check out free webinars on marketing plans, going fine-free, social media & more this month.

Go to the NEWI list of free webinars to find continuing education opportunities in which you can participate without leaving your library; most sessions are 60 minutes long and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.


Youth Services Support Grants

Libraries that received grant funds in 2019 must first complete the 2019 Youth Service Support Grant Evaluation in order to be eligible for funds in 2020.

Keep those evaluations and photos coming!

> > Visit our Youth Services Support Grants page to learn more.
A child and Marin Denny holding a stuffed animal, shaking hands and smiling.
Table full of children with bowls, bottles and cups of different colored liquids.
Dan Robinson musical performance for children and adults.
Child blowing bubbles from a paper tube at Tigerton library.

Lots of Learning Opportunities in Early February

Be sure to check out the upcoming webinars and workshops below - we have a lot to take advantage of in February!
Upcoming Events, Deadlines & Celebrations
Library Legislative Day
February 11

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (Webinar)
February 11

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 12 (Green Bay)

Creating a Library Marketing Plan
February 13 (Webinar)

Collection Development Grant Applications Due
February 14 (or as soon as possible)

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 18 (Oshkosh)

Disability, Diversity, and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from Industry Leaders (Webinar)
February 18

NFLS Board Meeting
February 18

WiLS 2020 Membership Meeting
February 28

Getting Started with Web Accessibility
March 13 (Webinar)

WAAL Scholarship Applications Due
March 15

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
April 3

Money Smart Week®
April 4-11

NFLS Board Meeting
April 14

WAAL 2020 Annual Conference
April 16-17 (Brookfield)

National Library Week
April 19-25

National Library Workers Day
April 21
National Bookmobile Day
April 22

Preservation Week
April 26 - May 2

Choose Privacy Week
May 3-9

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
June 5

GLBT Book Month

NFLS Board Meeting
June 9

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
August 7

NFLS Board Meeting
August 11

Library Card Signup Month

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

WLA 2020 Annual Conference
October 27-30 (Green Bay)

International Games Week
November (TBD)

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
December 4

NFLS Board Meeting
December 8

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