Hudson had the roof of the nearby bath house hit the library. Shelly Tougas and John Thompson would like to hear from you if your library has had experience with storm damage. They’ll be closed until further notice.

From Maureen: If you could hold any items that are in transit to Hudson for now, that will help at the Waltco terminal.  If you have a bin to start a pre-sort bin for those Hudson items, that would be great.

Do you have a plan?

IFLS has a page of resources for you and your board to use to get ahead of that eventual event.

Resources for Disaster Planning, Recovery, and Community Resilience

Don’t Miss Out!

  • September 21 is the deadline to apply for IFLS-sponsored scholarships for fall conferences. Find all the details on the calendar.
  • WI Humanities Board Recovery Grant deadline is October 15. WH Recovery Grants are being used to keep their venues open, pay staff while revenue is down, and bring back to life the humanities programs we loveWant to know more? Everything you need to know in order to apply is on this website. You can also register now for a live, virtual event with their Grant Program Director on Tuesday, September 21 to ask questions.

Marketing Mini-grant Opportunity

Leah sent out an email, and we’re talking it up in this week’s digest again because this is an excellent opportunity to step up your marketing game. Both Kathy Dempsey and Angela Hursh are well-respected library marketers with years of experience and they’ll share all that with you-individually! Plus $1,000 to play with.

Grant applications are due on October 6. See the website for more information on the workshop and to submit a grant application (It’s short!). Questions can be directed to Jamie Matczak at jmatczak@wvls.org.

Bring health literacy programs to your community!

Three programs are available. The first two are facilitated by Wisconsin Health Literacy, with support from Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health Systems. Stipends given for host partners.

  • Let’s Talk About Pain Medicine: a free community-based education workshop, talking about safe and effective ways to use prescription opioid medicines.
  • Let’s Talk About Diabetes – Ways to help not get diabetes: a free community-based education workshop talking about type 2 diabetes, including ways to prevent diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Both workshops are 60-minutes and can be hosted in-person or virtually. Participants receive a workbook to guide them through the workshop and take home, along with fact sheets and workshop give-a-ways. These two workshops can be scheduled now through February 2022.

The third offering is also from Wisconsin Health Literacy for caregivers of people with dementia. RRF Foundation on Aging is providing support, and WHL is partnering with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, and numerous Aging and Disability Resource Centers across Wisconsin to implement health literacy training and support to unpaid caregivers across the state from the newly created curriculum. Workshops can be scheduled now through January 2022.

  • Toolkit for Caregivers: How health literacy can help you and the people you care for with dementia. This 60-minute workshop is facilitated virtually. Participants receive an electronic workbook to guide them through the workshop and for future reference.

If you are interested in bringing any of the above programs to your community, please contact project manager, Caitlyn Mowatt, at caitlyn@wisconsinliteracy.org.

Coming Up at IFLS

Some of these events require preregistration. Details on the calendar.

  • Sep 21 Conference Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Sep 22 IFLS Board of Trustees meeting
  • Sep 23 Human Resources Round Table
  • Sep 23 Youth Services Check-in: Displays
  • Sep 29 Human Resources Round Table
  • Sep 30 Actively Anti-Racist Library Service to Leisure Readers (culmination/discussion)
  • Oct 6 Marketing Mini-grant Deadline
  • Oct 7 Human Resources Office Hours with Mabel Gehrett
  • Oct 13 Creating a Healthy Culture with Conduct, Communication, and Conflict Resolution

Update your Info

Don’t forget to update your contact info on the IFLS internal communication list. This is a password protected spreadsheet, so you can publish your direct email or phone information if you’d like. Contact Reb if you need the password.

Weekly Digest submissions go to kilde@ifls.lib.wi.us