We hope many of you will participate. The cost to register is $25.
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Continuing Education Highlights
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference: January 27-28
Don't forget to register for this 9th annual web conference, geared toward public librarians in Wisconsin. This year's conference has 14 programs with tracks in Management, Small Libraries, Public Services and Marketing. Participate in the comfort and safety of your own home or library workspace.
A free professional development series from the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is being offered. This webinar series features five sessions from the 2020 event, remade into 90-minute live webinars and 60-minute follow-up recorded sessions for those who want to dive deeper into the topics.
Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers in small and rural communities to apply for Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries.
Up to 450 grants will be awarded in 2021 through ALA’s community engagement funding initiative. Participating libraries will receive training in how to lead conversations, a skill vital to 21st-century librarianship, and receive $3,000 to support community engagement efforts.
Register now for a January 26 pre-application webinar to learn about the application process. The webinar will be recorded.
"CEAS East Asia Now programming and Public Libraries, The US & The Korean Peninsula: Understanding America's Longest War
Guest post by David Field, UW-Madison Center for East Asian Studies
The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison takes the Wisconsin Idea very seriously and sees Wisconsin public libraries as a natural partner in making this idea a reality. This past fall CEAS piloted a grant program for Wisconsin Public Libraries as well as a Sijo poetry writing competition with incentives for libraries and their patrons to become involved.
But the Wisconsin Idea is not a one-way exchange in which the “beneficence” of the university is distributed across the state. It is a conversation between the university, policymakers, and the community. . . "