Nic News Weekly
Friday, June 28, 2019

Facebook Removing Certain Business Page Info Sections on August 1

Facebook is removing a number of Page info fields on August 1, with prompts urging Page admins to integrate those fields into other sections:
  • Mission
  • Company Overview
  • Biography
  • Affiliation
  • Personal Interests
  • And Others
Not sure which fields you need to move or lose? Here's an easy way to find out:
  1. Above your Page's cover photo, click on "Settings"
  2. On the left, click on "Page Info"
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Look for this box that says "The following fields will be removed on August 1, 2019. Consider adding this info to your Page's description."

    Fields showing below this box are those slated for removal.
If you are fine with losing this information on your page, do nothing. Otherwise, I'd suggest copying/cutting the text and pasting it into another field, such as:
  • The "About" field: This is a brief summary of your Page, and is limited to 255 characters.  
  • "Impressum" field: This is an optional field, and is limited to 2,000 characters.
Please pass this information on to whomever updates your library's Facebook page.

You may also reach out to Lori Baumgart for assistance - with this or any other social media / marketing needs you have for your library.
Upcoming Events
2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey Due
June 28

WiLSWorld 2019 Scholarship Applications Due
July 1

NSLA National Summer Learning Week
July 8-13

AAC Meeting
July 19

WiLSWorld 2019
July 23-24

WLA Awards Nominations
Due August 1

WLA 3rd Annual Leadership Development Institute
August 7-9

Trustee Training Week
August 12-16

Proposals Due - Lead the Way: Libraries at the Heart of Community Engagement
September 6

Sequences & Stories, Part 2
September 23

Tech Days East
September 10, 11, or 12

WLA Conference
October 8-11

Children's Literature Conference
October 12
What's News this Week

Summer Learning Week Events & Programs: July 8-13

National Summer Learning Week (July 8-13) is a national advocacy week recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth. The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) encourages organizations such as ours to register their summer learning events or programs to help families in your community find them. As as of the writing of this newsletter, Wisconsin has had very little participation (only one entry).

Our libraries have so many amazing summer programs that deserve recognition - so we combed through our libraries' Facebook pages and websites for events to submit on your behalf. Should you have additional programs you'd like to add, please do so at

12 Months of Coding - FREE Resource from WLA

Looking to incorporate more coding into your programming, but unsure where to start?  Or maybe you think coding isn't something you're able to offer, due to limited funds and/or technological resources?  > > LEARN MORE

Spotlight on Inclusive Service: Share Your Library's Story

The WLA Conference Committee wants you to share examples of how your library strives to include everyone in your library space, programming, and services.  Submit your photos and descriptions here.  
  • The images and ideas will be used for displays at the WLA Conference, and possibly on the WLA Conference Archives.
  • This submission form could take around 10 minutes to fill out depending on how detailed your descriptions are.
  • You do not need to attend the conference in order to submit your examples of inclusive spaces, services and programs.

Children's Literature Conference: October 12, 2019 in Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language will offer its annual Children’s Literature Conference designed for PK-12 teachers, literacy leaders, school administrators and librarians. The conference features four keynote presentations by authors of books for children and young adults. The authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase at the conference.

​Registration opens in August. > > LEARN MORE

DUE TODAY: 2019 WI Public Libraries CE Survey

Here is your opportunity to tell our continuing education planners what you would like to learn in the areas of administration, general skills, inclusivity and social justice, leadership and management, and library services and skills as well as how you would like to receive these opportunities. Your responses will help shape and develop the offerings in our region and the state.

Click here and give your opinion. This should take you about 10-15 minutes. Deadline to submit your responses is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Questions? Problems? Contact Laurie Freund at or 262-896-8083.

TeachingBooks Enhancements

As communicated on Monday, TeachingBooks has updating its website and branding. If there is any specific support they can schedule with you and/or your team, don't hesitate to email specifics to
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Summer Library Programs 
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