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Nic News Weekly
Friday, October 9, 2020

What's News

New and Upgraded EBSCO Resources in BadgerLink

From WI Libraries for Everyone:

"Recently added as “bonus” databases in the latest EBSCO contract renewal, we will have access to the following resources through at least June 30, 2022, if not longer depending on the next renewal. Status and general information about our contracts are available on the BadgerLink website.

Brand new resources include:

Upgrades include Literary Reference Center Plus and MAS Complete.

If you are currently linking to Literary Reference Center and/or MAS Ultra- School Edition on your library or school website, please update your BadgerLink Resource URLs by December 1, 2020."

Bright Idea? Share It with Your Peers: Submit a PLA Webinar Proposal

From the Public Library Association:

Do you have an idea, innovation, collaboration, or case study you think other public libraries would benefit from? Share it with your peers by submitting a PLA webinar proposal today!

PLA webinars are a great opportunity to expand your presentation skills, grow your professional network, advance the public library field, and become more involved with PLA. Webinar proposals are reviewed by PLA staff and member volunteers on a biannual basis. Submit by November 30 to be considered for presentation in February or later.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the proposal form, please contact

CSLP Newsletter: September 2020

Take a few minutes to check out CSLP's latest newsletter and learn what's already available for 2021, and to submit your 2022 Oceanography programming ideas.

Family COVID Survey - University of Wisconsin

The BRAVE Research Center, at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry, is conducting a Family COVID Survey for families with school-aged children, and needs your help sharing this information with families in your community.

Study participation involves completing a set of online surveys. There is also an option for youth to complete surveys in addition to their caregivers. Upon completion of each survey, participants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Please see below for the direct link to the survey as well as a link to the research center's website. Families can call 608-265-3610 with any questions. 

Beanstack News

Epic! Integration Now Available in Beanstack

Beanstack just announced "a major step in that direction with the launch of Beanstack’s new reading log import tool. This reading import tool grabs logs from Epic!, the eBook app that over 1 million educators and millions of families use."

Click here to read more about Beanstack's Product Spotlight: Epic!

Register for Beanstack Webinar Focusing on Non-summer Reading Challenges for all Ages

Plan a Fall for All using the endless templates and options available through Beanstack. In-person programming will not be in full swing anytime soon, so make the most of Beanstack’s online platform and mobile app. Library users of all ages can take part in reading challenges like Read Woke, Mindfulness, Financial Literacy, and Staff Recommendations, and more!

This webinar will offer a variety of non-summer ideas, with a special emphasis on connecting with adult readers. Join your Wisconsin library colleagues and Becky from Beanstack for a webinar with something for everyone.

Register at

October Webinars from 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.

Highlighted webinar categories include:
  • COVID-19
  • Managing Stress & Building Resilience
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Many other topics...
Click here for more details from NEWI's October Webinars List

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

Remember to visit the NEWI website for the latest CE opportunities.
Partnering with Parents for Early Childhood Success
October 9

30-Minute Stress Management Program
Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20

Building Your Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17

Libraries Supporting Voter Turnout: Answers to Your Questions About the 2020 Election
October 12

Library Engagement: What Your Community Needs and How to Respond
October 13

NFLS Board Meeting
October 13

Beanstack Fall Sampler for WI Libraries
October 14

Implicit Bias Conference
October 15

Women's Empowerment Conference
October 16

WiLSWorld Shorts: Virtual Group Engagement
Oct 16

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

Advocacy: Promoting the Value of Your Library
October 21

The ACA and Advancing LGBTQ Health
October 21

2020 Wisconsin Local History and Historic Preservation Conference
Oct 21-23

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities
October 22
International Games Week
November 8-14

Nominations Due for IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service
November 2

Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
November 5-6

The Accidental Facilities Manager
November 10

AAC Meeting
November 13

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

Library Design Online
Nov 18

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

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
January 27-28, 2021

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

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