Find additional resources for library directors, youth services/programming staff, and support personnel in the WRLS Knowledgebase.
What is the WRLS Knowledgebase? The WRLS Knowledgebase is a self-service library of articles, links, worksheets, templates, pre-made publicity templates and posts, and shared documents. Visit the WRLS Knowledgebase through SharePoint in your WRLS Outlook Account or through this link.
Need help accessing the WRLS Knowledgebase? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRLS Continuing Education Scholarship Fund 2022-2023
CE Scholarship Fund Request Forms and More Information
WRLS Wonders Podcast
Listen to the WRLS Wonders Podcast here! Even though the podcast has been on a hiatus during the pandemic, expect an eventual return. The podcast is a great CE resource for library staff on the go.
Public Library Director (PLD) Certification Forms | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Certification Manual for Wisconsin Public Library Directors | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
More resources for library directors can be found in the WRLS Knowledgebase HERE.
2023 Minimum Compensation Recommendations for WRLS Area Library Directors
2022 Minimum Compensation Recommendations for WRLS Area Library Directors
2021 Minimum Compensation Recommendations for WRLS Area Library Directors
2020 Minimum Compensation Recommendations for WRLS Area Library Directors
Online Professional Journals
This collection highlights a small portion of the more than 320 free, full-text journals and magazines in Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text, an excellent, library-specific professional development collection from Badgerlink.
Niche Academy | Ryan Dowd Training
Recordings include advice for dealing with homeless patrons, patrons with mental health or hygiene issues, and information to help you deal with customers from all walks of life– a great resource for anyone who needs help having “tough conversations.”
(Subscription to this resource paid for by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.)
Are you a first-time user? Email email@example.com for access.
CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES- 2023
WRLS WeeWorkshop: Beanstack Refresher w/ Rebekah Garrety
Wed 1/11/2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
January 25-26, 2023
Register and find all archived webinars here: https://www.wildwiscwinterweb.com/
WRLS WeeWorkshop: Wisconsin Talking Books and Braille Library
Click here to join the 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!
WeeWorkshop: Wisconsin Historical Society– Genealogy Resources
In-Person Genealogy Workshop
WRLS WeeWorkshop: Password Security
Intellectual Freedom & What’s New in Kidlit with the Cooperative Children’s Book Center
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.
Go to tinyurl.com/CCBCworkshop2023 to register.
Questions? Email Cole Zrostlik, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Winding Rivers Library System, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, and CESA #4.
WRLS Events & Continuing Education Calendar
Contains WRLS-specific meetings, events, and workshops as well as significant non-WRLS conferences and workshops.
Subscribe to this calendar with its .ics link or email email@example.com for access and to add this calendar to your Outlook calendar.
Past Workshops/CE Opportunities
Continuing Education Opportunities- 2022
January 2022 Records Retention Workshop with Shannon Schultz Find out how long you need to keep those old boxes of meeting minutes here! Shannon is the Public Library Administration Consultant with the Library Services Team at the Department of Public Instruction--...
Continuing Education Opportunities- 2021
January 2021 Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference January 27-28, 2021 This year's conference has 14 programs with tracks in Management, Small Libraries, Public Services and Marketing. Participate from the comfort and safety of your own home or...
Continuing Education Opportunities- 2020
September Tech Days 2020 Online Online September 23 - 24 Learn from experts without having to travel — we've transformed our annual event from workshops to webinars! Tech Days 2020 is a series of 4 webinars over 2 days, and you may register here. You’ll find...
Continuing Education Opportunities- 2019
Mango Languages WebinarRecording here: https://bit.ly/2sv13g1.5 Contact HoursLearn all about this new resource WRLS is offering to all of it’s member libraries. Biblioboard WebinarFebruary 7th, 2pm Register...
Continuing Education Opportunities- 2018
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference January 24 – 25, 2018 http://www.wildwiscwinterweb.com/program-info–tracks.html Media Literacy Programming Jeff Rand and Lindsay Schmitt February 8, 2018; 1:00pm – 3:30pm Join LPL librarians Jeff Rand and Lindsay Schmitt for...