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Friday, July 9, 2021

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Brown County Library’s Offer to Purchase Building for Future East Branch Library Accepted

""After careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, and upon approval by the Brown County Education and Recreation Committee, the Brown County Library Board of Trustees announces an accepted offer of $975,000 for property that will become the future home of the East Branch Library.

Read the entire press release at

Covering Wisconsin: Providing Assistance in Applying for Health Insurance

Covering Wisconsin: Connect to Care, Engage in Health
Covering Wisconsin is a non-profit that connects Wisconsin residents with health insurance and other programs that support health. 

Here are links to county-specific sheets created by Covering Wisconsin that provide your patrons with the contact information they need to obtain health insurance and other services:
Learn more about what Covering Wisconsin has to offer at
you deserve to be a nominee

Nominate Yourself or Another Deserving Candidate for a WLA Award This Year

You're amazing! Nominate yourself or another deserving candidate for a WLA Award this year.

New this year! Winners will have a chance to share their stories at a winners panel presentation at the WLA Conference in November!

Visit for a list of awards and application instructions.

Nominations are due August 27, 2021.
Want to promote these nomination opportunities at your library? Download these files, print & share!

Continuing Education Highlights

Register for Trustee Training Week 2021

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week
Registration is now open for Wisconsin Trustee Training Week 2021, which will be held Aug. 23-27.

There will be one webinar each day from noon to 1 p.m. on a topic that’s relevant to public library boards, friends, and trustees. Webinars are available free of charge and are open to anyone.

Sessions include:

You must register for each webinar individually at More information is also available at that link, and you can also access recordings from the 2015-20 webinars.

Tech Days Wisconsin Libraries 2021

Tech Days Webinar Series: September 15-16

Learn from experts without having to travel! Tech Days 2021 is a two-day webinar series.

Go to to find descriptions of the webinar sessions, read about our presenters, and register for the sessions you wish to attend.  All webinars will be recorded, captioned, and available on the Resources page.

There is no fee to attend Tech Days, thanks to sponsorship by all 16 library systems and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ARSL Conference Early Bird Registration Open July 7th

ARSL: The Biggest Little Library Conference, October 20-23 in Sparks, NevadaEarly Bird Registration for the 2021 ARSL Conference is now open! From now through August 17 conference attendees can register at reduced Early Bird rates:

  • ARSL Members: $275
  • Nonmembers: $350
  • Advocates*: $225

After August 17, attendees can register at regular registration rates:

  • ARSL Members: $350
  • Nonmembers: $425
  • Advocates*: $275

*Advocates include library Trustees, Board Members, Friends, and Volunteers

Preconference workshops are back for in-person attendees this year! These workshops are priced separately from general conference attendance and will take place on Wednesday, October 20. Check out the Program Descriptions page for full workshop details.

limited selection of virtual offerings is also available for those who can’t make the trip this time. Virtual attendance rates are:

  • ARSL Members: $50
  • Nonmembers: $75
  • Advocates: $25

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach (Niche Academy)
July 14

Mental Health First Aid Training
July 14

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Applications Due
July 15

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
July 16

NASA@ My Library Grant Application Deadline
July 21

Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap
July 22

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
August 3

Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model
August 5

Mental Health First Aid Training
August 6

Project Outcome 101: Measuring the True Impact of Libraries
August 10

ARSL Conference Early Bird Registration Closes
August 17

OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories
August 17

Digital Readiness Fair (free & virtual)
August 18

Trustee Training Week
August 23-27

WLA Award Nominations Due
August 27

Library Card Sign-up Month

Libraries & Veterans National Forum
September 13 - 24

Tech Days Webinar Series
September 15-16

Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Grant Applications Due
September 16

Mental Health First Aid Training
September 20

I Love My Librarian Award Nominations Due
September 27

Mental Health First Aid Training
October 6

2021 ARSL Conference
October 20-23

Mental Health First Aid Training
November 8

Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
November 15-17

WLA Annual Conference
November 16-19 (Green Bay)


Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
February 1-3, 2022

Library Legislative Day
February 8

PLA Conference
March 23-25

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants (HCRR) - Project Start Date
June 1

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