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Friday, February 5, 2021

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Shawano County Library is Hiring

Children's Library Assistant - Part time approximately 20 hours/week

Job Summary: Performs circulation and customer service functions. Answers directional questions and refers customers to appropriate materials. Assists with programming for children.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Submit your Program Proposal for WAPL 2021

Submission deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm.

"The Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Annual Conference Programming Committee seeks program proposals for the next public library conference to be held virtually May 4 - May 7, 2021."

"With a theme of LIBRARY STRONG, the goal of this year’s four day conference is that attendees will leave feeling emboldened, connected, and strengthened in their library work. We’re looking for library leaders who have strengths in areas of mental health, technology, inclusivity, leadership, fundraising, outreach, Beanstack, serving seniors, community collaborations, reader’s advisory, virtual programming, and more."

Learn more and submit your proposals at

WiLS Annual Membership Meeting

Join WiLS on Friday, February 26th from 10:00 to 11:30 am for their 2021 Annual Membership Meeting!

"This is an opportunity for us to look back at 2020 and take a moment to appreciate the ingenuity and fearlessness and tenacity of the Wisconsin library community in responding to the challenges of the year. We are honored to be able to highlight a few instances, among many, of that work in our member community. Additionally, at WiLS, we have been working hard to do the same for our staff and our members, to pivot and respond to changing needs and new challenges.

We want to share all of this with you! Please register to attend our free and virtual Annual Membership Meeting and let us know if you have any questions at all at"

Programming Resources

Japanese Folktales with Origami and Magic Tricks


performer and room full of children smiling & holding origami paperYasu Ishida is a library performer living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Before COVID-19, Yasu performed 80-90 library shows a year. Last year, Yasu worked with more than 55 libraries in 12 states around the country providing virtual SRP shows.

Yasu incorporates Japanese folktales, origami and magic tricks with with this year’s “Tails and Tales” theme. The performance is 35-40 minutes, targeting family audiences. Yasu can do any virtual formats your library likes (e.g. Live streaming on your FB page, pre-recording, or zoom workshop etc.) and also offers a virtual hands-on origami workshop for teens or adults.

Click here to learn more and watch some short video examples.

Lalo's Lunchbox: Live and Interactive Virtual Performances

Lalo's Lunchbox is an interactive livestream for the whole family. The viewer chooses what happens next in the show! The show includes sketch comedy, songs, and live viewer interaction aimed at teaching about healthy foods and the importance of being kind.

Learn more about Lalo's Lunchbox on our Library Programming & Resources blog.

Continuing Education Highlights

Building Community Resiliency: How your Library can Help Prepare your Community Before a Disaster or Crisis Hits

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

This webinar focuses on the ability for a community to recover quickly after a disaster or crisis. This can only happen if a community is already made resilient by preparing resources ahead of time, and knowing what to do when an emergency strikes. While there are many parts and players involved in building a culture of resiliency, the library can play a significant role in helping its community build capacity by offering programming, and connecting with partners from other local organizations.

Click here to learn more and register.

Wild Wisconsin Conference Recap

This year's conference beat that of the past two years!

If you missed any sessions, or would like to review them again, the recordings, slides and hand outs are available at

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries
February 5

Successful Programs for Youth, This Summer & Year-Round
February 5

Mindful Moments in Storytime
February 9

Starting a Conservation Project: How to Get the Most out of Your Money
February 9

Psychological Safety in the Workplace
February 9

Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-Inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving Toward Equity 
February 9

Other Duties as Assigned: 
A NoveList Day of Learning
February 10

Communicating for Inclusion: From the Interpersonal to the Organizational
February 10

The Unexpected Telecommuter: Practical Strategies to Improve the Work From Home Experience
February 10

Moving From Face-To-Face to Webcam Presentations: I’m Ready for My Close Up
February 10

Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation 
February 10

Job and Career Search Using Labor Market Information
February 10

Unattended Children: How to Talk to Parents About Their Children's Behavior
February 11

Job and Career Search Using Labor Market Information
February 12

Diversify Your Book Collection: Shake Up Your Shelves
February 16

Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers
February 16

2021 Library Legislative Day
February 16-18

Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book
February 17

Rural & Small Library Social Work
February 17

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes
February 17

Feminist Reads: Spotlight on Body Positivity for K-12 Readers
February 18

Building Community Resiliency: How your Library can Help Prepare your Community Before a Disaster or Crisis Hits
February 18

Trauma-Informed Communication for Trying Times
February 18

More on HR Issues in the Time of COVID-19
February 18

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to Consider?
February 18

Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries
February 18

WiLSWorld Shorts: Communication During a Crisis
February 19

Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books
February 19

Library Journal Winter Summit: Building the Next Normal
February 23

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue
February 23

Building the Next Normal: A Library Journal Day-Long Summit
February 23

NAVROC - North American Virtual Reference Online Conference
Feb 23-Feb 25  

Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture
February 23, March 2 & March 9

Adaptability: Thriving in Uncertain Times (North American Virtual Reference Online Conference)
February 23-25

Using Routines to Help Children Adjust After COVID Closures and Other Disruptions
February 24

Cohort Application Due: ARSL Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute
February 24

Managing Stress and Building Resilience During Uncertain Times 
February 25

Strategies to Keep Remote Workers Engaged, Enthused, and Effective
February 25

WiLS Annual Member Meeting
February 26

WAPL 2021 Program Proposals Due
February 26

Big Talk From Small Libraries One-Day Conference
February 26

Project Outcome 101 (PLA)
March 2

Focus Grant Application Deadline: Libraries Transforming Communities, Focus on Small and Rural Libraries
March 4

Facilitator Training Course: Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries
March 8-26

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

Civic Engagement in Action
March 25-26

Power Up 2021 Conference
March 25-26 (Madison)

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

Nancy Drew 90th Anniversary Celebration
April 28

WAPL Annual Conference
May 4-7

Support Staff & Circulation Services One-Day Conference
May 27

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