WLA Bulletin | 10.15.2021
WLA Bulletin

TODAY'S TOOLBOX                                                                                              10.15.2021



Early bird registration for the WLA Annual Conference* ends on October 25, so get registered today!  

Attend the conference with a friend & WIN!  When you invite a friend or colleague to join you at the 2021 WLA Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency & KI Convention Center in Green Bay, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card package valued at $200! Get back on track & moving forward with a friend!  To learn more and register, visit our website.

*The Department of Public Instruction has made continuing education funds available that can be used for attending professional learning opportunities like the WLA Annual Conference.  Check with your library system for more information.  



Digital exhibit traces history of Hispanic activism at UWM and in Milwaukee
UWM Report
Estimated reading time:  1 minute, 59 seconds


A new digital exhibit by the UWM Libraries documents the history of Hispanic activism at the university and Milwaukee overall, including a 1970 protest on campus demanding more support for the Latinx community.


The largest public library system in the country has become the latest to eliminate all late fees.

Wisconsin Public Radio
Estimated reading time:  2 minutes, 9 seconds


Effective immediately, the New York Public Library system will not charge fines on overdue materials, and all library card holders have had their accounts cleared of any prior late fees or fines, including replacement fees for lost materials.

9-year-old raises money for diverse library books with lemonade stand
ABC News
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 15 seconds


One 9-year-old wants to help stop racism by making school libraries more inclusive.  "One day my mom and aunt asked me how I would want to make a difference in the world and I said to help stop racism," Emi Kim, from Provo, Utah, told "Good Morning America."



Libraries are invited to apply for the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries
American Library Association, 10/07/2021
Estimated reading time:  4 minutes, 42 seconds


The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of ALA and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries grant cycle. These grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature and awards funds and resources for graphic novel collection development and programming and are open to libraries and institutions across North America.


Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Award applications for guides to library resources

American Library Association, 10/11/2021
Estimated reading time:  42 seconds

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.



Telehealth and Libraries: A New Report and Companion Webinar

EveryLibrary Institute
Estimated reading time:  5 minutes, 15 seconds

In collaboration with telehealth expert Craig Settles, the EveryLibrary Institute is proud to announce a new whitepaper "Telehealth Services and Public Libraries” and a companion on-demand webinar “Libraries & Telehealth: Tackling the Healthcare Gap”.  

Public Libraries Town Hall One, Region Six

National Library of Medicine

Estimated reading time:  48 seconds

Region Six of the Network of the National Library of Medicine invites public library staff from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to join us for a town hall. The purpose of the townhalls is to establish and deepen connections with public library workers in Region 6. The sessions will introduce or refresh knowledge of NNLM services available and allow participants to provide feedback, ask questions, and suggest new ways of engagement.

Ready-to-use lesson plans for scholarly research topics
American Library Association, 10/05/2021
Estimated reading time:  2 minutes, 9 seconds

The world of scholarly research is uncharted territory for undergrads, but with the right approach you can quickly get them up to speed. With 33 time-saving lesson plans, Toni Carter’s “Introducing Scholarly Research: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans and Activities for Undergraduates,” published by ALA Editions, will assist you in moving your instruction beyond basic skills to include topics such as how to use a library database and the reasons scholars use them, to why peer review is important.

Call for Advisors: Teaching with Primary Sources: Women's Suffrage & Libraries

Programming Librarian, 10/06/2021
Estimated reading time:  3 minutes, 30 seconds

ALA's Public Programs Office is seeking four librarian advisors to take part in an effort to create and widely disseminate a programming guide, based on Library of Congress digital collections, that will help library workers nationwide lead informal education programs about the U.S. women’s suffrage movement.  Submissions are requested by November 3, 2021.



'NPR's Book of the Day' Podcast
National Public Radio
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 5 seconds


Starting Wednesday, September 29, listeners will be able to find NPR's best book interviews in one podcast feed.  NPR's Book of the Day is a daily quick listen: author interviews that illuminate the ideas and issues of our time, and literary conversations curated from NPR's archive. The podcast will offer a mix of genre fiction, literary fiction and nonfiction, as well as showcase interviews with authors of color and female writers.


Q&A: ‘Wisconsin hometown stories: Stevens Point’ documentary producer, Holly De Ruyter

Wisconsin PBS

Estimated reading time:  3 minutes, 29 seconds

The newest installment in PBS Wisconsin’s ongoing local history project, Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point tells the story of a city shaped by its distinctive geography and natural resources in central Wisconsin. It premieres 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 on PBS Wisconsin. The documentary will also be available for free on-demand streaming online at wisconsinhometownstories.org and on the free PBS App on streaming devices and Smart TVs.



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