Look to Libraries Campaign

Look to Libraries Campaign

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has a new campaign called #LooktoLibraries. ALSC encourages parents and caregivers to look to libraries as they consider their options for the education and...
Library Advocacy and Funding Conference 9/14-9/16

Library Advocacy and Funding Conference 9/14-9/16

The world’s largest virtual conference dedicated to library advocacy and funding! Join us September 14-16th. Register here to be a part of the Library Advocacy and Funding Conference to learn from the world’s best political consultants, organizers, operatives,...
Tech Days September 23 & 24

Tech Days September 23 & 24

Four webinars over 2 days. Learn from experts! This annual event has been transformed from workshops to webinars. Register here. Schedule at a glance: Time Wednesday, September 23 Thursday, September 24 10:00 – 11:30am Technology Training for Non-Techies...
Public Libraries Reopening Guide

Public Libraries Reopening Guide

The latest version of reopening guidelines for public libraries has been released. The Wisconsin Public Libraries Reopening Guide, a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Wisconsin public library community, provides a process...
Public Libraries Reopening Guide

Libraries and Coronavirus – COVID-19

With the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the Northern Waters Library Service and the public libraries in all eight counties are actively following the Center for Disease Control’s sanitation and hygiene recommendations and protocols to ensure the...
Marketing plan template available

Marketing plan template available

Based on Kathy Dempsey’s “Cycle of True Marketing,” a state-wide public library system marketing cohort has drafted a marketing plan template that any library of any size can model and adapt. The template includes: A customizable marketing framework that can be...
Apply for WAPL Scholarship! Deadline April 1

Apply for WAPL Scholarship! Deadline April 1

NWLS is happy to provide an opportunity for directors to apply for a scholarship to attend WAPL this year. The deadline to apply is April 1. Details about the application process can be found on the NWLS Conference Scholarship Application 2020. More information about...
LAWDS Workshops Starting in March

LAWDS Workshops Starting in March

NWLS public library staff are invited to attend your choice of six workshops offered through the Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project. The LAWDS project brings together public library staff with regional Workforce Development Boards (WDBs)...