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Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Don’t forget to send your monthly board meeting agendas and minutes to Katelyn at IFLS (noack@ifls.lib.wi.us). Receiving agendas and minutes helps IFLS staff to be aware of all the exciting things happening in your library and ensure compliance with open meetings law. This practice was recommended by the WI DPI in 2018. Questions? Feel free to reach out!

Local printing resource

This comes from Joleen Sterk (director, Menomonie). We have a library board member who works at UW-Eau Claire, and who has arranged for a number of print projects for our library.

They are inexpensive and reliable. Turnaround time has been excellent. If IFLS or any member libraries would like to pursue this as an option, here’s the link to Tina Wolfgram’s contact info:




  • Library 2.0 has a FREE online conference, AI and Libraries: Applications, Implications, and Possibilities, coming up Thursday, March 21 from 2-5 pm. Details and registration links to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward are on their site.


  • If your library provides or supports adult literacy and English Language Learner services, you might be interested in joining a nation-wide discussion about public libraries and adult literacy, convened by California Library Literacy Services staff:  register for and join a Zoom gathering on Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. The agenda for this meeting is to learn about the state of the field. Please be ready to share what’s happening in your region, or at least share your questions.

    Side note:  If you are interested in or are already collaborating with adult literacy and/or English Language Learning programs, please let Leah know (langby@ifls.lib.wi.us).  She’d love to hear more about it if you are doing it, and help you consider next steps if it is something you want to explore further.

  • The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite breakout session proposals for our 12th annual conference to be held on June 7, 2024, at University of Minnesota – Duluth.

IFLS website how-to: the calendar

It’s an information-dense website, so for the next few weeks look for these how-to tidbits to make navigating the information a little easier.

  1. If you notice something is missing on the calendar, please submit a HelpDesk ticket!
  2. You can access the full IFLS calendar in two ways: click “calendar” in the top menu or click “open full calendar” at the bottom of the mini-calendar on the homepage.
  3. Once you’re in the full calendar there are a few ways to find what you’re looking for.
    1. Use the search box. Search with a keyword, title or tag. Note on tags: Tockify defaults to a hyphen in multi-word tags (like check-in, not check in). Try using just one word.
    2. You can view the calendar in agenda or monthly format. Note that in monthly format certain tags are color-coded. For instance, all MORE events are orange.
    3. In the agenda view you can see tags for each event. Click on a tag to see related items.
    4. All links to relevant agendas or registration are in the description.
    5. You can usually see a registration button in agenda view, and you can click it there without opening the event. If there’s a “Meeting Info” button, you can click that for login information.

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Just added and coming soon

  • All MORE Operations committee meetings have been added to the calendar for this year.
  • All February Website Office Hour events have been added. You can find these events on the IFLS calendar. Check out the very excellent Libraries Win website for tons of resources and tutorials, as well as contact information for the Website Services team.
  • Annual Report template updates are on the Marketing Page.