WLA Bulletin | 10.1.2021
WLA Bulletin

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DPI accepting grant applications for $3 million in ARPA library pandemic relief funding | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
WI Libraries for Everyone Blog, 9/28/2021
Estimated reading time:1 minutes, 27 seconds
Introduction:  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced on Monday, 9/27, that the competitive grant application process for library relief funding is now open. All Wisconsin public libraries and regional public library systems are eligible to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act funds awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants Deadline October 15
Wisconsin Humanities
Estimated reading time:  34 seconds
Introduction:  Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants help our state prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic. Funding for these grants is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. 



SOAR Analysis: 16 Questions to Improve Your Community Engagement
Community-Centered Libraries Blog, 9/30/2021
Estimated reading time:  3 min, 18 seconds
Introduction: As part of its Skills for Community-Centered Libraries work, the Free Library of Philadelphia uses a series of SOAR questions, developed by the Aspen Institute, to help you approach community engagement from a position of strength.


New from ACRL - “Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy (Publications in Librarianship No. 77)”
American Library Association, 9/29/2021
Estimated reading time:  2 minutes, 9 seconds


Introduction:  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Envisioning the Framework: A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy,” edited by Jannette L. Finch, book number 77 in ACRL’s Publications in Librarianship series. This book can help you use symbols and visuals for a deeper understanding of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, map the Framework with teaching and learning objectives, and tell a coherent story to students featuring the threshold concepts of the Framework.  


PLA releases 'Strategic Planning for Public Libraries' publication
American Library Association, 9/27/2021
Estimated reading time:  2 minutes, 31 seconds
Introduction: The Public Library Association (PLA) has released a new book, "Strategic Planning for Public Libraries," addressing the key areas of strategic planning that public library professionals care about most. This instructional publication provides a framework that libraries of all sizes can use as a basis for their strategic planning. The content is supported by research conducted across more than 200 public library professionals and in-depth interviews with more than 20 library directors and leaders throughout the country.



Celebrate Star Wars Reads this October!
Star Wars Blog, 9/30/2021
Estimated reading time:  2 minutes, 28 seconds
Introduction: This October, the greatest bounty in the galaxy will be books: Star Wars Reads, a month-long celebration of reading and Star Wars, is back!  Celebrating its 10th year, Star Wars Reads blasts off on October 1 with special events and offers throughout the month.

America’s Cultural Agencies Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Arts and Humanities Month 2021
National Endowment for the Humanities, 9/30/2021
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 45 seconds
Introduction:  In celebration of the vital roles that arts and humanities play in American society, the nation’s cultural agencies—the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)—have joined together to celebrate the 35th anniversary of National Arts and Humanities Month in October.



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