Guest post by Angela Schneider
Please check the NEWI calendar of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. Most sessions are 60 minutes long and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you this summer:
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CHILDREN & TEENS
- The Best Nature & Climate Books for the Children and Families in Your Program, Wednesday, June 14 at 1pm
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & READERS ADVISORY
- Upcoming book talks from Booklist.
- Developmentally Appropriate Collection Development, Wednesday, June 14 at 12pm
COMMUNICATION, MARKETING, & ADVOCACY
- How to Talk with People in Power, Tuesday, June 20 at 1pm
- Social Media: tips, tricks, strategy, and evaluation, Tuesday, June 20 at 2pm
- Designing for Diversity in Your Library’s Communications, Thursday, July 13 at 2pm
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
- Producing Accessible Digital Content for your Nonprofit, Monday, June 12 at 11am
- On Demand: Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race Webinars and Workshops
- Fundraising 101: Encouraging Active Board Participation and Leadership, Thursday, July 13 at 12pm
- HOW TO TURN FUNDRAISING EVENT ATTENDEES INTO LONG-TERM DONORS, Thursday, July 20 at 12pm
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
- Transforming Library Staff Learning Through Technology Skills Assessments, Tuesday, June 14 at 10am
- How to Set Team Goals, Monday, June 26 at 3pm
- Low Morale in Libraries: Impacts and Countermeasures, Thursday, June 29 at 2pm
- Managing Difficult Conversations, Wednesday, July 12 at 1pm
- Bed Bugs in Libraries, Thursday, July 13 at 12pm
- Five Habits of High-Performing Middle Managers, Tuesday, July 19 at 1pm
OUTREACH & PROGRAMMING
- Sustainability 101, Tuesday, July 18 at 1pm
In-Person Workshops & Events
Become an Active Ally, presented by Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race
- June 15, 2023; 10am-3pm; Waunakee Public Library (201 N Madison St, Waunakee, WI 53597)
- June 16, 2023, 10am-3pm, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library in Eau Claire (400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI 54701)
The training will begin with a general discussion of allyship practices within organizations and wider communities. Next moving into a specific focus of allyship practices that are supportive of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ people. Finally, this training will highlight the role of allyship in racial and LGBTQIA2S+ justice movements. This training will give participants of all identities opportunities to reflect and learn how to enact allyship to create change personally and professionally. This is an engaging and interactive training that will incorporate contextualized examples that allow participants to see themselves professionally and personally in the materials.
Play Make Learn 2023 Conference, July 20-21, Madison
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.
Save the Dates!
Trustee Training Week – August 21-25
- Find past Trustee Training webinars here.
Tech Days 2023 – September 12 & 13
- Find past Tech Days webinars here.
WLA Annual Conference – October 24-27, Middleton
See the Wisconsin Libraries Professional Learning Calendar for conferences and other webinars from in-state providers.
NEWI is a continuing education (CE) partnership of library systems located in Northeastern Wisconsin. The NEWI website aims to be a central source of CE info for staff working at libraries in four library systems: Manitowoc‐Calumet Library System (MCLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), and Winnefox Library System (WLS).