Continuing Education

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2019 Recordings, Slides & Activity Sheets

Oct. 15: Creating Compelling Copy – aka Persuasive Writing and How to Effectively Tell Your Library’s Story  Recording  Slides  Activity Sheet
Oct. 1: How (and Why) to Do a Simple External Communications Audit  Recording  Slides  Hand Out  Activity Sheet
Sept. 26: WVLS Director’s Retreat  Activity Sheet
Aug. 12-16: Wisconsin Trustee Training Week: Activity Sheets, Recordings & Slides
May 7: The Bubbler Makes Over WVLS:  Activity Sheet
April 23: Are You Ready for a Building Project?:  Activity Sheet
April 17: Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural  Activity Sheet   Recording  Slides
April 4: Creativity and Aging: Activity Sheet
March 27: From Inbox to Completion: The Secrets to Successful Workflow  Activity Sheet, Recording and Slides
March 20: Overcoming the Email Avalanche  Activity Sheet, Recording and Slides
March 5-6: Children’s Book Fest  Night Presentation Activity Sheet    Day Presentation Activity Sheet
Jan. 31: What I Wish I Had Known: Reflections of a Public Library Director  Activity Sheet(Live)   Activity Sheet(Recording)  Slides   Recording
Jan. 23-24: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference  Activity Sheets   Slides & Recordings
Jan. 9: Rethinking Programming  Activity Sheet  Slides   Recording

2018 Recording, Slides & Activity Sheets

Dec. 14: NWLS Winter Retreat  Activity Sheet
Nov. 15: WVLS Peer Training Day   Activity Sheet
Nov. 8: Youth Services Workshop  Activity Sheet

Oct. 17: Apps and Beyond: Technology in the Library  Activity Sheet   Recording  Slides  VPN Page
Oct. 16: Gale Courses Launch Workshop    Activity Sheet  Recording
Oct. 4: Responding to Active Threat in the Workplace  Activity Sheet
Sept. 18-20: Tech Days Workshops    Slides, Resources and Activity Sheets
Aug. 13-17: Trustee Training Week    Recordings, Slides and Activity Sheets
Aug. 2: Leading with Compassion  Activity Sheet  Climate survey  Training Doc  Recording   Slides   
June 7:  Dealing with Substance-Abusing Patrons in the Library  Activity Sheet   Recording
April 26: Show it Off: The Power of Merchandising    Activity Sheet  Recording
April 24: STEAM in Youth Services    Activity Sheet  Agenda    Emily’s Slides
April 5: The Ins & Outs of Media Literacy   Activity Sheet  Recording   Jeff’s Slides   Lindsay’s Slides
Feb. 27: Marketing Library Programs for Increased Impact  Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
Jan. 23-25: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference  Activity Sheets   Recording and Slides

2017 Recordings, Slides & Activity Sheets

Graphic Design for Libraries   Activity Sheet   Recording
Promoting Your Collection: Merchandising and More  Activity Sheet  Recording   Slides
Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Video! Using Video to Market Library Services  Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
Are You Being Served? Programming for Emerging Adults   Activity Sheet   Recording  Slides
Database Overview   Activity Sheet  Recording  Hand Out
Tips for Building a Well-Rounded Collection for Youth   Activity Sheet Recording
Effectively Managing Customer Behaviors  Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
Wisconsin Trustee Training Week   Activity Sheets and Recordings
Data Into Action; Or Translating Your Web Stats Into To-Dos  Activity Sheet Recording Slides
Making a Collection Count   Recording
Power Up! Teen Leadership in Your Library and Beyond  Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
30-Minute Thursday: Big Ideas with an Itty-Bitty Budget   Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
The All-Generation Library   Activity Sheet  Recording  Slides
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference  Activity Sheets  Recordings

Additional CE Opportunities

Continuing Education from Wisconsin
Will Update As Needed

Continuing Education from National Organizations
Monthly Listing of National Live Webinars

2020 State and National Conferences
ALA Midwinter, Jan. 24-28, Philadelphia
PLA Conference, Feb. 25-29, Nashville
WAPL Annual Conference, April 29-May 1, Oshkosh

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