January 2023

WRLS WeeWorkshop: Beanstack Refresher w/ Rebekah Garrety

Wed 1/11/2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Microsoft Teams Meeting 


Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

Virtual Conference

January 25-26, 2023

Find archived webinars here: https://www.wildwiscwinterweb.com/

February 2023

WRLS WeeWorkshop: Wisconsin Talking Books and Braille Library

Wed 2/15/2023 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Microsoft Teams meeting

Marketing & Branding Workshop

Thu 2/16/2023 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Please join us for this in-person workshop on marketing and branding! 

Sarah Arendt-Beyer hosts a two-hour workshop on developing your library’s brand. 
Note: There will be no afternoon segment of the workshop.

March 2023

WeeWorkshop: Wisconsin Historical Society– Genealogy Resources

Wed 3/8/2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
“Ask the Old Librarian”
Lori Bessler has been researching family and local history for over 40 years.  She has been a librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society for over 30 years.  The scope of her work is international and she’s developed many strategies to assisting researchers in this field.  Attend this online meeting to hear her stories and come with questions to ask this “old” librarian.
Microsoft Teams Meeting 

In-Person Genealogy Workshop

Tue 3/14/2023 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Winding Rivers Library System Headquarters 

Learn genealogy essentials so that you can help your patrons and maybe even explore your own family history!

9 am-Noon- Hannah Scholze
Learn about free and select paid genealogy tools including FamilySearch.org, FindAGrave.com, MyHeritage.com as well as local online collections/databases such as ECHO, the La Crosse Public Library Archives Genealogy Database, and the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum website (where Hannah works her day job) which has over a million searchable records for Monroe County families. 
Lunch- On your own
1 pm-3 pm- BadgerLink genealogy resources with Jen Champoux from the DPI

April 2023

WRLS WeeWorkshop: Password Security

Wed 4/12/2023 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Microsoft Teams meeting

May 2023

Intellectual Freedom & What’s New in Kidlit with the Cooperative Children’s Book Center for Public and School Librarians 

Thu 5/18/2023 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
At the Holmen Public Library (121 W. Legion St., Holmen, WI, 54636)
CCBC librarians will highlight some of the books in CCBC Choices 2023, the most recent edition of the library’s best-of-the-year list, in the morning, and discuss preparing for and responding to materials concerns and challenges in the afternoon at this workshop.

9:15-11:45: Intellectual Freedom Discussion/Q&A

11:45-1: Lunch on your own.

1:00pm-2:30pm: CCBC Choices Presentation

2:30pm-3:30pm: Browse the books!

FREE. Registration is required.

Sponsored by Winding Rivers Library System, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, and CESA #4.

August 2023 

Trustee Training Week 

August 21-25, 2023

Find archived webinars here: https://www.wistrusteetraining.com/archive

September 2023 

WRLS WeeWorkshop: Social Media 101 with Firespring 

Wed 9/6/2023 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM 

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause
and mission via social media.

Microsoft Teams Meeting 


Tech Days 

September 12-13, 2023

Find archived webinars here: https://techdayswisc.org/resources


WRLS Bus Tour (Exploring the North) 

Thu 9/14/2023 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 

Here are the libraries on the tour:
— John Bosshard Memorial Library (Bangor)
— Black River Falls Library (Black River Falls)
— Strum Public Library (Strum)
— Independence Public Library (Independence)
— Arcadia Public Library (Arcadia)
— Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library (Trempealeau)

We will depart from Winding Rivers Library System Headquarters in
West Salem and arrive back at WRLS at the end of the day
Lunch will be at Revolution Café in Black River Falls and will be
provided by WRLS (choose your lunch option when registering) and
specialty drinks will be your own expense.

October 2023

WRLS WeeWorkshop: Learning All About GALE Courses 

Wed 10/4/2023 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM 

Join this training webinar to learn more about your Winding Rivers Public Library course offerings from Gale! Gale Courses delivers hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Help your patrons extend their knowledge and pick up new skills with a huge variety of courses including personal finance, technology, Microsoft Office, photography, grant writing, Adobe software, and so much more. In this webinar, we will explore your course catalog and give you an idea of the end user experience of your patrons. Learn how Gale Courses can help transform lives and foster positive changes in your community! 

Microsoft Teams Meeting 

November 2023

WRLS WeeWorkshop: When A Service Desk Isn’t Enough 

Wed 11/15/2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tech help is one of the most difficult types of assistance a library can offer as the range and uses of technology has increased while the availability of instruction booklets has decreased. Join Zander Miller of the Kenosha Public Library share his experience with creating a library service for patrons that is empathy-focused (rather than tech-focused) to assist patrons with one-on-one technology support. Learn how Zander and his co-workers at Kenosha Public Library have created a model that has impacted the style and result of one-on-one tech help in the public library. 

Microsoft Teams Meeting


CSLP Intro and Beanstack Workshop

Thu 11/16/2023 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Winding Rivers Library System Headquarters

We are so pleased to welcome Sarah Kyrie from the Argyle Public Library and Becky Garrety from Beanstack to give us some great information about summer library programs. Come prepared to participate!

9am-9:15am- Introductions/Icebreaker

9:15am-10am- Let the Adventure Begin! A Presentation with Sarah Kyrie

10am-11:45am- Small group discussions

11:45am-1pm- Lunch break (on your own)

1pm-3pm- Beanstack presentation with Becky Garrety

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