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Friday, September 9, 2022

What's News

New Library Directors at three NFLS member libraries

New Library Directors were appointed at Farnsworth (Oconto), Oconto Falls, and Marinette libraries.

""Amy Peterson left her position at Oconto Falls Community Library to become the new director for the Farnsworth Public Library in Oconto.

""Joan Denis is filling in as Interim Library Director at the Oconto Falls Community Library while the library board searches for a new director. Joan was also the long-time library director before Amy filled the position.

""Karin Adams' last day as Director for the Marinette County Consolidated Public Library Service will be next week. Amy Commers will step in as Interim Library Director while the library searches for a new director.

WLA seeks candidates for 2023 leadership positions

""The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) is accepting nominations for the WLA ballot through Friday, September 16. All of the positions below are without a candidate as of the date of this communication.

WLA Foundation: At-Large Board member (3 positions available, 3-year terms) 

WLA Board of Directors: Secretary (3-year term)

Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL): 

  • Vice Chair (1-year term, 3-year commitment)
  • Secretary (1-year term)
  • Vice Chair (1-year term, 3-year commitment)
  • Director (3-year term)
  • Director (1-year term)
  • Chair (1-year term, 2-year commitment)
  • Vice-Chair (1-year term, 3-year commitment)
  • Director-at-Large-Academic (3-year term)

Resources for Banned Books Week: September 18-24

""The latest WiLS Ideas to Action e-blast provided resources for members who are planning programs or campaigns to promote Banned Books Week, including: Check out the e-blast to learn more.
Field Report 2021: Banned and challenged books

2021 Field Report of Banned and Challenged Books


Compiled by ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, the Field Report is a complete list of banned, challenged, and restricted books tracked during the previous year. It's the perfect handout for those who may think book-banning is a thing of the past, and readers who want to stay informed of recent attempts to restrict their access to information.

Find other downloadable materials, plus stickers and bracelets, to create vibrant displays, show your support, and encourage discussions in September and year-round!

Library Employment Opportunities


Hiring: Research Librarian for Brown County Library

Research Librarian - Brown County Library
Full Time 37.5 hours, Non-Exempt
Wage: $22.64 (hourly)
Application Deadline: September 18, 2022

Brown County Library, a 9 branch county-wide library system, is currently seeking a full time Research Librarian for our Central Library in downtown Green Bay. This role works within a team to provide exemplary customer support in our Adult Services department. They provide research and technology assistance to our adult patrons. Additionally, they offer readers’ advisory and develop innovate programming. Review this posting for further details:
View more library employment opportunities at

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Items in red were added since the prior newsletter.
Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.

Community Fundraising Success Stories from NEWI
September 13

How to Turn Over a New Leaf this Fall with Doable Daily Wellness Practices 
September 13

Being in the Moment & Diminishing Anxiety
September 14

Lessons in Authentic Allyship
September 14

ARSL Conference (Chattanooga, TN)
September 14-17

Mental Health in Library Customer Interactions from the IFLS Library System, Wisconsin
September 15

WLA Awards & Honors nominations due
September 15

Community-Led Planning for Equitable, Responsive Services from WebJunction
September 15

The 21-Day Plan to Disarming Microaggressions
September 16

Banned Books Week
September 18-24

Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Employees
September 19

Cultivating a Great Relationship with Your Municipal Clerk
September 20

Overcoming the Email Avalanche: Three Steps to an Empty Inbox from Tech Days
September 20

Making Your Images Ready for the Web from Tech Days
September 20

Canva for Teachers and Librarians from Tech Days
September 21

What's on the Technology Horizon for 2023 from Tech Days
September 21

Cultivating Adaptability: Normalize Change
September 21

Librarianship and DEI
September 21

Nothing About Us Without Us: Inclusive Services for Youth with Disabilities at Brooklyn Public Library
September 22

Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict
September 22

Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book
September 22

Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters: Libraries Can Help from WebJunction
September 22

NFLS Staff Development Day @ Brown County Library
September 23

Moving Towards Holistic Healing in Libraries
September 28

Conversation Cafés: Engagement Strategies to Encourage Dialog with WLA Outreach Services Roundtable
September 28

WLA Inclusive Services Special Interest Group Meeting
September 28

Beginner's Guide to Being in Charge
September 28

Addressing Implicit Bias
September 28

Graphic Design Crash Course webinar from the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems (SEWI)
September 29

I Love My Librarian Award submission deadline
September 30

Back in Circulation Conference in Madison, WI
October 3-4

Public Library Staff and Diversity: Results from PLA’s 2021 Survey (webinar)
October 4

Prejudice: How to respond to prejudicial comments from customers (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 4/2021)
October 10

Backup: How to backup a coworker during a crisis (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 8/2021)
October 10

Mental Illness: Basic introduction to mental illness (by Ryan Dowd, recorded 5/2022)
October 10

2022 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference from the Wisconsin Historical Society
October 12-14

Beyond the Post: Making Social Media Work for Your Library webinar
October 6

WilsWorld Shorts: Tell Your Library's Story with Wisconsin DPI
October 7

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects from WebJunction
October 19

WLA Annual Conference - Lake Geneva, WI
November 1-4

How to Train Your Community on Libby - from OverDrive
November 9

Open Outreach Discussion with WLA's Outreach Services Roundtable
November 29

2023 WLA Annual Conference - Madison Marriott West in Middleton, WI
October 25 - 27, 2023

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