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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Free Programming Resources for Earth Day

Are you looking for ways to engage with patrons about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Citizen Science Month this April? Through Our Planet: EARTH, free resources are available for libraries to help communities learn about our changing planet. 

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Join the WLA Mentorship Program!

WLA has announced the launch of a new statewide mentorship program and is seeking applications for members interested in participating as a mentor or mentee in the WLA Mentorship Program’s pilot year.

For more information about the WLA Mentorship Program and to see the program outline application, visit the WLA website.

2020 Collection Development Grants: Coming Soon

Information regarding the 2020 Collection Development Grants will be coming in the near future - please stay tuned. 

Now Hiring: Youth Services Manager for Brown County Library (Central Library)

Brown County Library, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Youth Services Library Manager (Full Time, Exempt)
Salary: $48,900 (negotiable)
Application Deadline: 2/3/2020
Apply Online:
Continuing Education

An Introduction to Creating a Library Marketing Plan

Webinar: Thursday, Feb. 13, 1 pm
1 contact hour
Except for the shelves of books, today’s libraries would be mostly unrecognizable to the patrons of 30 years ago. One of the challenges for libraries is finding effective ways to promote what they do, and developing a comprehensive marketing plan is an excellent starting point.

A state-wide public library system marketing cohort has drafted a marketing plan template that any library of any size can model and adapt.  Based on Kathy Dempsey's "Cycle of True Marketing," Jamie Matczak and Mark Ibach will walk through the marketing plan template that has been developed, answer questions, and seek feedback before the plan is officially presented to Wisconsin libraries.


Voices of Women in America: Survey Due January 31

Remember to participate in the Voices of Women in America Survey conducted by the National Association of Commissions for Women.

The survey is designed to identify important issues in our communities that impact women's daily lives at home and in the workplace. The association will use your feedback to focus its outreach projects on the issues that matter most to women in the United States.

Upcoming Events, Deadlines & Celebrations
Voices of Women in America Survey
Due January 31

Take Your Child to the Library Day
February 1

Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant Application Due
February 3

Library Legislative Day
February 11

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (Webinar)
February 11

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 12 (Green Bay)

Creating a Library Marketing Plan
February 13 (Webinar)

Youth Services & SLPO 2020 Workshop
February 18 (Oshkosh)

Money Smart Week®
April 4-11

National Library Week
April 19-25
National Library Workers Day
April 21

National Bookmobile Day
April 22

Preservation Week
April 26 - May 2

Choose Privacy Week
May 3-9

GLBT Book Month

Library Card Signup Month

Banned Books Week
September 20-26

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 18-24

WLA 2020 Annual Conference
October 27-30 (Green Bay)

International Games Week
November (TBD)


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