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Friday, March 12, 2021

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CCBC Choices 2021: Two Tools to Choose New Books for Children & Teens

Two CCBC Choices 2021 tools are available to help libraries choose new books for children and teens:
  • Workshop Webinars: Birth - Grade 5 and Older Children & Teens
  • Booket: CCBC Choices 2021

Click here for more details about these CCBC Choices tools.

Need to Know Legislative Newsletter for Library Leaders

Be sure to read the March 8, 2021 edition of the "Need To Know" Legislative Newsletter from the Wisconsin Library Association. Contents include:
  • 2021-2023 Biennial Budget Update
  • ACTION ITEM! Contacting Joint Finance Committee members
  • 2021 Virtual Library Legislative Day(s) report
  • April 6 Spring Election
  • Legislative and State Government Reference Resources - Updated!
Click here to view the "Need to Know" Legislative Newsletter.

Participate in WiLS’ Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Survey

WiLS recognizes that many organizations, including libraries, have been increasingly focused on equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI) efforts both internally and externally. One of WiLS’ values is an explicit commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To that end, in mid-2020 they initiated an EDI working group composed of WiLS staff to formalize these efforts and ensure that they are doing the best they can to support member organizations in their EDI work. The following survey is one way for them to learn from members about the EDI work they have in place already and what additional resources may be of use to them.

The survey is available through March 31st. Feel free to connect with WiLS at if you have any questions. Thank you.

Continuing Education Highlights

Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation - Scholarships Available

This opportunity comes from our colleagues at Minitex. Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation is a virtual course that takes place over three sessions: April 27, May 4 and May 11. Scholarships are available for staff facing budget challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. View more information and register here.
While many of the traditional resources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--books, photographs, objects--can survive for years with no intervention, digital content is much more fragile. Managing it requires ongoing care and preservation activities to ensure continued access far into the future.  This online course introduces fundamental concepts for managing and preserving your digital content over time.

Programming Highlights

Smiling entertainer with a small dog on each side.

ABC Circus with Sharon Page and the Circus Dogs

Looking to add a spark to your “Tails & Tales” line-up? Sharon Page and the Circus Dogs are national-award-winning performers based right here in Wisconsin!

They’ve retired from live shows, but spent the past four months filming and editing a 48-minute video called “ABC CIRCUS”—the culmination of 25-years performing with animals. This was a labor of love for the 2021 Summer Reading Program theme “Tails & Tales” that will never be repeated!

Learn more about this virtual programming opportunity at

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment from Hollaback
March 15

A Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri from Bibliotheca
March 16

Spring/Summer Christian Fiction Preview from Library Journal
March 16

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
March 16

2nd Annual Southeast Collaborative Conference
March 16-18

Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace
March 17

Creating Accessible Virtual Storytimes for All Abilities
March 17

Getting to Happy: Four Morale Boosting Initiatives for Library Staff
March 17

Self-Care 101: Battling Stress, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma to Live Your Best Librarian Life
March 17

What's Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results
March 17

Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget
March 17

Conflict De-Escalation Training from Hollaback
March 17

ARSL TRAIN Workshop: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach in Small & Rural Libraries
March 18

Canva for Graphic Design and Marketing
March 18

Library Workers of Color Pursuing the MBA Degree AKA Master of Business Administration: A Virtual Discussion on the Opportunities and Challenges from the Virginia Library Association Librarians of Color Forum
March 18

How to Respond to Anti-Asian/American Harassment When it Happens to You from Hollaback
March 19

Elements of Empowerment Conference
March 23-24

Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library
March 24

Bystander Intervention in the Workplace to Stop Race-Based Harassment: How to Show Up for Others
March 24

Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners
March 24

BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness (Symposium)
March 24-26

Free but Not Cliché: Visual Resources for Everyone
March 25

CCBC Webinar: Great New Books for Older Children & Teens
March 25

Weathering the Storms of Change: Rebounding from Disruptive Life Challenges
March 25

More than Resiliency: Taking Care of Library Workers in Moments of Crisis
March 25

Titles for Tough Times: How Books can Help Educators Support Socio-Emotional Learning from Booklist
March 25

Civic Engagement in Action
March 25-26

Power Up 2021 Conference
March 25-26 (Madison)

WAPL Registration Opens
March 26

Registration DEADLINE for (April) Streamline for Success:
Library Programs & Services Reboot

March 29

Libraries and Workforce Development: Connecting the Dots between Your Patrons and Public Policy
March 30

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue
March 30

Qualitative Data Analysis with Taguette
March 30

Streamline for Success: Library Programs and Services Reboot
Session 1: April 6 or 7
Session 2: April 20 or 21

Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons
April 13

Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries
April 13

Health Information Online:  Finding Information You Can Trust--Train the Trainer (Webinar)
April 14 PART ONE  Register here
April 15 PART TWO Register here

Health Information Online:  Finding Information You Can Trust--Train the Trainer (Interactive)
April 14-15 

Digital Backpack Workshops
April 27

Smart Spaces are Community Places
April 27

Managing Digital Content Over Time: An Introduction to Digital Preservation (3-Session Course)
April 27, May 4, May 11

Nancy Drew 90th Anniversary Celebration
April 28

WAAL Virtual Conference
April 29-30

WAPL Annual Conference
May 4-7

Library Journal's Day of Dialog
Mary 6

Support Staff & Circulation Services One-Day Conference
May 27

Virtual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2021: Mapping Our Identity
June 11

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