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Friday, August 12, 2022

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Hiring: Library Director at Oconto Falls Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Oconto Falls Public Library is currently accepting applications for a full-time library director.

Get all the details here.

Continuing Education Highlights

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week

Library board trustees, directors, staff, volunteers, and Friends group members are invited to participate in Trustee Training Week, a series of five webinars taking place August 22 through 26, from 12pm to 1pm daily.

There is no charge to attend, and all webinars will be recorded. Contact hours for continuing education toward public librarian re-certification: 1 per webinar.

Register for webinars at

WiLSWorld Shorts: Reproductive Health and Library and Information Science

Time: Aug 19, 2022 01:00 PM

Description: Learn about the intersection between reproductive health information and information access with Wisconsin's own 2022 LJ Mover and Shaker. Barbara Alvarez’s research focus is on information sharing and access related to reproductive health issues. This talk will center on relevant research and writing projects, as well as contemporary issues for Wisconsinites.

""About Barbara Alvarez, Associate Lecturer and PhD Student University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barbara is an instructor in Library and Information Science at three different universities. She is also a PhD student in Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where her focus is on information access for reproductive health. Barbara is a 2022 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and is working on her second book about how public libraries can provide sexual and reproductive health information to their communities. 

Register here to attend Reproductive Health and Library and Information Science.

This presentation will be recorded and shared with registrants and on the WiLS YouTube channel following the event. If you have any questions, or if you have suggestions for future WiLSWorld Shorts, let WiLS know 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.

Fighting for #FReadom
Aug 17

There’s a Week for That: Exploring Federal Government Resources for Diverse Weekly Celebrations
August 18

WiLSWorld Shorts - Reproductive Health and Library and Information Science August 19

Materials Challenges and Your Library from the Trustee Table
August 22 (Trustee Training Week)

Here to Stay: Recruiting & Retaining Dedicated Library Workers
August 23 (Trustee Training Week)

Effective & Efficient Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure
August 24 (Trustee Training Week)

From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit your Collection and Why
August 24

BiblioCon'22 from BiblioCommons
August 24-25

Making Sense & Cents of a Library Building Project: The Library Trustee Role
August 25 (Trustee Training Week)

From Stories to Action: How to Talk about Your Budget to Activate Support and Secure Funding
August 26 (Trustee Training Week)

Things to Avoid When Launching Your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative
August 30

Today’s Digital Fundraising Trends, and How to Apply Them to Your Nonprofit
August 30

Emerging Tech Trends for 2022 and Beyond from WebJunction
August 30

NFLS Staff Development Day @ Brown County Library
September 3

ARSL Conference (Chattanooga, TN)
September 14-17

WLA Awards & Honors nominations due
September 15

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

Tech Days webinar series
September 20-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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