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  1. Marketing Your Library's Programs & Services Wkshp
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar
    • Program time: 9am - 12pm
      Featuring Ben Bizzle from the Craigshead County Jonesboro Public Library.

Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Technology Day 9:30-4
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar
    • Technology day will feature a variety of technology related items such as; Maker Space, Teen programming nerd it up, Microsoft Office Word/Excel basics, Publisher, trying out various gadgets, MaKey MaKey and much much more.

Tuesday, September 30th

  1. MWFLS Board Mtg 6 p.m.
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar

Monday, October 6th

  1. Leadership Wksp
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar
    • Workshop Time: 1pm-4pm
      Featuring Felton Thomas Jr., Director of Cleveland Public Library & Rachel Rubin PhD, Director of Bexley Public Library in Ohio.

Thursday, October 9th

  1. Director's Council Mtg 9:30-12
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar

Thursday, October 16th

  1. Trustee Dinner
    • Calendar: MWFLS Event and Meeting Calendar
    • Enjoy a relaxing night with beautiful views at Old Hickory Country Club, for the MWFLS annual trustee dinner. This is a great night to collaborate with fellow library board members, library directors and their staff. Keynote presentation will be with Kristy Rogers, Administrator Customer & Employee Services Division of the WI Department of Natural Resources. Kristy will discuss how the DNR moved towards the new initiative of lean practices and how it can be implemented in your library.

Grant & funding sources to check out...

This is a great place to start. The LibrarySpot website’s page has links to several organizations that provide assistance for locating funders and grant writing.

The Foundation Center; includes online proposal writing guide, sample grant application forms, electronic newsletters, and searchable index of foundations.

US Department of Education; primarily educational resources, includes some grant opportunities for libraries.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services; offers grants to libraries, and for museum-library collaborative projects.

A site of links for locating grants from Packard Bell.

The state of Wisconsin’s site for LSTA grants; information on categories, abstracts of current and previous grants.

The National Endowment for the Humanities; information on grant opportunities, also links to state humanities agencies.

Wisconsin Humanities Council; links to their grant programs, Speaker’s Bureau, and other available resources for libraries.

ALA’s index to grants and scholarships.

Grants Information Center; a grants and funding collection located at Memorial Library at UW-Madison.

Funding Information Center; grants and funding collection located at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

The Association for Library Service to Children, a unit of ALA; grants specifically for children’s librarians.