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Friday, November 6, 2020

WLA Virtual 1-Day Conference: 11/11/2020

You're invited to meet up with your library friends to reconnect, rejuvenate, and revitalize at the WLA Virtual 1-Day Conference on November 11th! In addition to gaining valuable knowledge, you will also earn up to six contact hours of Category B continuing education for attendance. 

Member Registration: $15
Non-Member Registration: $25
Student / Furloughed Library Staff: $0

And don't forget - your registration can be recovered through your library's CE funds with NFLS!

Register today to take part in this energizing event full of great speakers and valuable programs at

DON'T FORGET: Round off the day with an invigorating game of virtual trivia with your library cohorts – gather a team or hop on solo. The winning team will be awarded complimentary registration to the 2021 WLA Annual Conference! Find more details on the game and sign up at 

What's News

COVID-19 Resources and Free Training on Legal Services in Libraries

The REALM project recently released a range of resources to support your library as you seek to resume services to your community while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. View a WebJunction-hosted webinar recording on caring for collections and resources during COVID-19, explore toolkit resources that provide visual interpretation of the project findings, and review the latest test results on fabrics and leather book covering.

Source: WebJunction's Crossroads newsletter

Webinars in November (NEWI)

Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you can attend from where you are, whether in the library or working from home. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. Here’s a spotlight on topics that may be of most interest to you.

Get more details about November webinars at

WLA Newsletter Features Two NFLS Member Libraries

The 2020 Fall WLA Newsletter has articles pertaining to two of our libraries: Menominee Public Library and Door County Library. Be sure to take a look.

If your library would like to be featured in the 2020 Winter WLA Newsletter, please submit news, ideas, updates, and stories to editor Colleen Hallfrisch at by November 30, 2020.

Employment Opportunity

Reference Librarian at Farnsworth Public Library

Farnsworth Public Library is looking for a Reference Librarian to begin December 2020 or early 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing reference services to library users in person, online, and over the phone. The Reference Librarian is also responsible for the library’s magazine, CD, video game, and movie collections.

Please click here to view the Reference Librarian Job Posting for more details.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.
30-Minute Stress Management Program
Nov 6, 13, 20

International Games Week
November 8-14

Digital Library Federation/DLF Forum 2020
November 9-10

The Accidental Facilities Manager
November 10

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools
November 10

Building Your Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
Nov 10, 17

Grief, Loss, and New Traditions During the Holidays
November 11

Project Outcome: New Features Demonstration
November 11

WLA Virtual 1-Day Conference
November 11

WLAF Virtual Trivia! Fundraiser
November 11

WLA's Government Information Day 2020
November 13

AAC Meeting
November 13

Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
November 16-17

Library Design Online
November 18

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World
November 18

Fostering Engagement and Building Information Literacy Competencies for Students and Patrons of Various Cultures
November 18

Ornery Teenagers: How to Compassionately and Effectively Manage their Problem Behaviors
November 19
Be Your Community's Career Development Anchor
November 19

Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries
November 19

LSTA Advisory Council Applications Due
November 20

The Science behind the Preservation and Conservation of Archival Records
November 28

PLA Webinar Proposals Due
November 30

Preserving Digital Archives
December 1

NFLS Librarians' Advisory Committee Meeting
December 4

NFLS Board Meeting
December 8

2020 WLA Leadership Development Institute ​Conference
December 8 - 10

Appraisal of Digital Records
December 9

Grief, Loss, and New Traditions During the Holidays
December 10

WiLSWorld Shorts: Data Visualization in Excel 101
December 11

ALA 2021 Midwinter Meeting
January 22-26

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
January 27-28, 2021

2021 Library Legislative Day
February 16-18, 2021

Power Up 2021 Conference
March 25-26, 2021 (Madison)

Nancy Drew 90th Anniversary Celebration
April 28

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