Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Webinar: FoodShare Outreach

FoodShare Outreach at Food Pantries
March 19, 2015, 1pm CST *Register Here!*
Want to connect your clients with more food- without bringing more food through your pantry doors? Join our next webinar.
Policy Update: Able-bodied adults without dependents work requirement
March 25, 2015, 1pm CST *Register Here!*
Find out what this policy change means for food insecure clients you serve and the impact that it may have on the emergency food network.
FoodShare 101: Did you miss our FoodShare 101 Webinar in November? A recording of the webinar is posted on our Webinars and Events page.
For more information visit our website.

If you have troubles with the Webinars and Events link, please copy and paste this address into your browser: http://www.getaquestcard.org/webinars-and-events

Monday, October 13, 2014

WLA Conference 2014

If you haven't signed up for this year's Wisconsin Library Association annual conference, we hope that you'll join us soon! This year's conference will be held November 4-7, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. 

The WLA Annual Conference is a premier educational event attracting more than 800 attendees from across Wisconsin, including directors, librarians, trustees, friends, support staff and others interested in libraries. Additional programs will also be co-sponsored by affiliate library organizations. It's going to be a terrific conference full of folks who love libraries.
You should be there to connect and engage – and come away transformed! 

The Early Bird registrationdeadline is TODAY…not only do you save enough money to buy at least a Skinny Latte, you’ll qualify to be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at Madison Marriott West, next year’s conference site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SLJ Leadership Summit 2014

The 10th Annual SLJ Summit is coming to a place near Wisconsin in October. This event will be at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, MN on October 25 & 26, 2014. The best part ... it's free for attendees! (You will need to pay for a hotel room if you're staying over at the hotel.)

Here's their home page information...
The 10th annual SLJ Summit: Fire it Up! Sparking Creativity and Motivating Students will bring together a dynamic group of school librarians, education leaders, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders. This influential assembly—along with an array of speakers and presenters—convenes to tackle the most pressing challenges and the greatest opportunities facing schools and school libraries. The 2014 Summit will focus on connecting to school success and sparking student creativity. Programming will also address trends in education, successful services and uses of technology, and leadership initiatives and strategies. Summit programs, conversations, and takeaways are shared nationally at www.slj.com and in the print magazine School Library Journal. The SLJ Summit is free for attendees. (text from http://www.slj.com/leadership-summit/)

If you want a peek at their schedule, visit http://www.slj.com/leadership-summit/schedule/

Monday, August 11, 2014

‘Poverty Matters!’ Conference

WISCAP* is offering a 'Poverty Matters!' Conference on September 24, 2014 – September 24, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI. They are offering workshops on the themes of Strategies to Address Poverty, The ‘War on Poverty, Professional Development, Healthcare and the Poor, and Self-Reliance & Sustainability. More information is available on their website: http://wiscap.org/event/poverty-matters-conference-2/.

*The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for Wisconsin’s sixteen (16) Community Action Agencies and three single-purpose agencies with statewide focus: the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG), the Foundation for Rural Housing and United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Every library their own patron "foodies" so why not plan more programs for them?

Check with you local UW Extension Family Living Agent for some nutrition education.

Program Suggestions:
Book Club                                               Grilling
Movies                                                    Food Bank Benefit
Healthy Eating Seminars                        Holiday Baking
Baking with the kids                               Recipe Exchange
Food Preservation                                 Local Farmers

For the visual people check Pinterest - Food Programming Ideas

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Become an Outreach Services Roundtable board member

The Outreach Services Roundtable is seeking candidates for the WLA election Oct. 1. The Outreach Services Roundtable board has two openings:
  • Chair Elect (3-year term)
  • Secretary (1-year term)
If interested, please contact Troy Espe (tespe@uwsp.edu) by July 24. To learn more about the Outreach Services Roundtable, visit wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/osrt.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Marketing Webinar

30-Minute Thursday: More Low-Cost Marketing Tools Webinar
Thursday, July 24 at 10am
Presented by Karen Echberg, Campus Librarian Rasmussen College (Green Bay)

Karen shared some great free and low-cost print marketing tools at a 30-minute session in April, so she's back to share some more! Learn some more online tools that can help you with your library print marketing, their level of difficulty and examples of how they can be used.

Register for the webinar HERE.

This presentation will be recorded.