Money for you!

from an email from Leah on 9/12

Reminder: Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, IFLS has funding for scholarships this fall! Even if you have received scholarships from IFLS in the past, you are welcome to apply.  This opportunity is for all public library directors and staff in the IFLS region. 

Note: Information about the Wisconsin Library Association Conference has been updated—it looks like a terrific conference!

UW-Madison iSchool Online Courses (Deadline is tomorrow! Sep. 16, 2022):

Full scholarships to allow registration for one of five iSchool courses. These courses are asynchronous–you participate weekly, but on your own schedule.

  • Courses include: Inclusive Marketing; Copyright in Libraries; What’s New in Children’s Books; Personnel Management; Trans-Inclusive Librarianship (Please note: These scholarships cannot be used for the four courses needed for public library director certification, but if there is another course you want to take that is not listed here, please let Leah know)
  • Information Sheet
  • Scholarship Application (due September 16)

Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference (Application Deadline September 30, 2022):

A full scholarship (up to $1400) to attend the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, November 1-4 in Lake Geneva.  Keynote speaker is Jason Reynolds.

Justice at Work in Public Libraries (Application deadline September 30, 2022):

A full scholarship to participate in a 4-5 hour asynchronous (do it on your own schedule) course with video lessons, templates and resources, discussion forums, and support from the instructor, Mia Henry.

Bonus scholarship opportunity, reply by the end of the day today!

Cultivating a Great Relationship with Your Municipal Clerk (from Wisconsin Library Association. Airs on September 20, 10-11:30 am, and also available via recording) It costs $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers), please let Leah ( know by the end of TODAY, THURSDAY 9/15.  She will use LSTA scholarship funding and register and pay for up to 10 library directors. First come, first serve.

Katelyn’s pick of the week

Webinar Recording: Records Retention Workshop with Shannon Schultz  

Presented in January of 2022 to the Winding Rivers Library System by DPI Public Library Administration Consultant, Shannon Schultz. This webinar will shed some light on how long you need to store those old boxes of minutes, notes, and more. What is considered a record? Who is responsible for the record? And, how/when can I get rid of these records? Whether you’re learning more about records retention or would like a refresher – I think that this webinar is a valuable resource.

If you have any follow-up questions, please reach out to Katelyn! (

Coming up

  •  MORE Directors Council meeting tomorrow (9-16) The agenda, July minutes, and meeting materials are posted on the MORE Committees page, in the Directors Council section. Directors can attend online or in person.
  • Tech Days!! Sep 20 and 21, all the details and registration are on the calendar.
  • No Weekly Digest on Sep 22. Weekly Digest will be back on Sep 29.

New on the website

Cecelia added some resources to the Challenge Support & Intellectual Freedom Resources page on the IFLS website.

Do you have announcements you’d like to share? See you in two weeks!