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Friday, August 19, 2022

What's News

WLA Awards & Honors nominations are due September 15


""This is a reminder to consider taking a few moments to recognize a colleague or institution by nominating them for one of WLA's annual awards listed below:

WLA's Awards & Honors Committee streamlined the award process to make it more inclusive. Nomination forms are shorter and digital. Annual awards will now recognize the recipient's work within the past 18 months. Criteria has been made more clear for nominators and rubrics are currently being developed to provide feedback to all nominees.

More information about the awards can be found here. The deadline for nominations is September 15 and nominees do not need to be WLA members for consideration. Please take some time to nominate yourself or a colleague/institution - it goes a long way!

Library Employment Opportunities


Door County Library is hiring Circulation Assistants

Door County Library is looking to fill three (3) part-time Circulation Assistant positions at the following Door County Library locations:
  • Forestville 
  • Egg Harbor
  • Sturgeon Bay/Float - Fill in at other branches as needed. 
Get all the details at

Youth Services Highlights


2022 ALSC Graphic Novel Lists

The 2022 ALSC Graphic Novels Lists are available in three age ranges (click each range below to see its corresponding PDF file:

Continuing Education

WiLS Small Library Strategic Planning Cohort

This is a reminder for administrators at small libraries (serving a resident population of 5,000 or less) that the registration deadline for WiLS' small library strategic planning cohort is coming up on Wednesday, August 31st. 
If you know that you plan to participate this year, please fill out the registration form directly here:
This cohort is an efficient, cost-effective, and manageable way to do strategic planning in your small library and community. 

To learn more please email or visit the cohort page on WiLS' website at

Graphic Design Crash Course webinar


Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 pm Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Finally, a webinar for the “other duties as assigned” marketer. This is the crash course in design you wish you had years ago. This webinar will cover basic design concepts, copywriting for various platforms, and how to create an efficient workflow. The webinar will conclude with the presenters applying the shared concepts to real-life promotional pieces. If interested, please submit a project for workshopping consideration to ljfreund@bridgeslibrarysystem.orgPDF or PNG preferred.

Learning Objectives: Participants will…

  • Learn about basic design concepts, copywriting, and workflows to make designing promotional materials easier.
  • Understand how these concepts work together to improve design across platforms. 
  • Know how to set yourself up for success in your marketing role.

This webinar is sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and Monarch Library System.

Upcoming CE, Deadlines & Celebrations

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

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

Advancing Access for Library Customers with Sensory Needs from the Public Library Association
September 7

Community Fundraising Success Stories from NEWI
September 13

ARSL Conference (Chattanooga, TN)
September 14-17

Mental Health in Library Customer Interactions from the IFLS Library System, Wisconsin
September 15

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

Graphic Design Crash Course webinar from the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems (SEWI)
September 29

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

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects from WebJunction
October 19

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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