WLA Fall Conference Call for Proposals

If there’s one thing I know from my 3 years at IFLS it’s that you all are talented, creative library leaders. Please consider submitting a proposal for the fall WLA Conference. Want to run your idea past someone? Submit a HelpDesk ticket. Deadline is July 7.

Coming Up

Check out the IFLS calendar!

  • NOW! Registration for Wisconsin Trustee Training week (August 23 – 27) is open now. Encourage your trustees to take advantage of this great free training!
  • July 1, 1 pm – Charting Our Course towards Library Success:  IFLS Planning Survey Results and Next Steps. Register here.  (The session will also be recorded.)
  • July 5 IFLS office closed
  • Thursday, July 8, 1-2 pm Ryan Dowd’s next live webinar is a special presentation with Lydia Sigwarth, youth services librarian from Plattville and author of the new picture book Dear Librarian.  Ryan will interview Lydia about her experiences as a child experiencing homelessness, and they’ll provide some tips, tools, and tricks fro how libraries can better serve children experiencing homelessness, with time for questions and answers. Register here.The webinar will be recorded and available via the Niche Academy.  Please let Leah know if you need help accessing this content.
  • Ongoing from our friends at Wisconsin Health Literacy: a 2-part virtual training, Talking About the COVID Vaccine in Your Community, to help community leaders learn strategies to share COVID-19 vaccine information and resources in their communities. You can either register for live sessions or watch recordings by going to the Health Literacy website. The training is free!
  • Mark your calendars! Chippewa Valley Book Festival’s lineup has been released. This year’s festival is October 24-29, 2021.

The News from IFLS

The June News is out.

  • I added a Print PDF button at the bottom of the newsletter, so you can use that to print a version for your digital-averse board members. Please encourage your board members, volunteers, elected officials to subscribe.
  • I included a trustee challenge again this month, since I got a response to last month’s challenge. I think a prize each month would increase participation. It could be like the prize on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me (In case you dont know, they record a message on your answering machine). I don’t think it has to cost any money. Ideas?
  • I’d like to add a section for Friends Groups. Please invite yours to subscribe and ask them to email me with topics they’d like covered.
  • I’m always happy to get news from your library to include. Send it to my email: kilde@ifls.lib.wi.us

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