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 month:
- How to Move Past Midwest Nice Towards Safety and Belonging (WI Libraries Talk About Race), Thursday, May 4 at 1pm
- Combatting the Misuse of Information, Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30am
- Creating Preservation Quality Oral Histories, May 10 at 11:30am
- No More Neutral: How to Use Marketing to Position Your Library in Challenging Times, Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00am
- Disability Accommodations in Libraries, Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00pm
- Build Skills & Take Action to Stand Up for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (WI Libraries Talk About Race), Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00pm
- Library Safety and Security: A Holistic Approach, Thursday, May 18 at 2:00pm
- Using NoveList & NoveList K-8 (BadgerLink), Tuesday, May 16 at 12pm
- Using HeritageQuest Online (BadgerLink), Tuesday, May 23 at 12pm
In Person Workshops & Events
Intellectual Freedom and Challenges Workshop, Tuesday, May 23 at Green Lake Public Library
A full-day, hands on learning opportunity, open to library staff and trustees. The workshop will be presented by Dawn Wacek, the Deputy Director at La Crosse Public Library. In the 20 years she has worked in libraries, she has faced challenges to materials, programs, displays, and outreach events. Learn more and register here.
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.
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).