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Nicolet Federated Library System
Nic News Weekly
Friday, February 12, 2021

What's News

Kewaunee Public Library Receives ALA Community Engagement Grant


Congratulations to the Kewaunee Public Library on receiving one of the 11, first-round ALA Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) grants!

ALA has all the info you need to apply for second-round funding. Second round applications are due March 4, 2021.

Click here to learn more about this grant - and how your library can apply for future grants.

Programming Resources

Embracing Special Needs, Building Inclusive Communities: A Program offered by Miss Wisconsin 2020-2021


Alyssa Bohm, a Racine native, is currently serving as Miss Wisconsin 2020-2021. She is a high school special education teacher that understands the importance of equal opportunities and educating our youth about inclusion and acceptance. 
As a state titleholder, it’s Alyssa's job to volunteer, make appearances throughout the state and promote her social impact initiative, "Embracing Special Needs, Building Inclusive Communities" which focuses on enhancing the lives of those with disabilities and creating inclusivity within our communities. 

Alyssa is diligently working to fill up her calendar for the remainder of her tenure. She is scheduling virtual and in-person appearances.

Click here to learn more about Alyssa's program.

Continuing Education Highlights

Apply for the ARSL Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute


Applications for the ARSL Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute will be open through February 24, 2021.

This unique professional development opportunity is open to current and aspiring leaders from all library types and seeks to provide leadership training to those who feel their prior education and work has not adequately prepared them for the challenges of leading in libraries. For more information about the requirements of this program check the ARSL Outstanding FAQs.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

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
February 23-25

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

Virtual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium 2021: Mapping Our Identity
June 11

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