We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Northern Waters Library Service, an eight-county federated library system headquartered in Ashland, Wisconsin is seeking a full time ILS and Database Support Specialist. Under the supervision of the ILS Administrator, this position assists in managing the shared...
Public Libraries Reopening Guide

Public Libraries Reopening Guide

The latest version of reopening guidelines for public libraries has been released. The Wisconsin Public Libraries Reopening Guide, a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Wisconsin public library community, provides a process...
ALA Virtual Conference June 24-26

ALA Virtual Conference June 24-26

The ALA Virtual conference “Community Through Connection” will be June 24-26. It is an online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking. Event Highlights: educational sessions available in an on-demand format notable...
Public Libraries Reopening Guide

Libraries and Coronavirus – COVID-19

With the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the Northern Waters Library Service and the public libraries in all eight counties are actively following the Center for Disease Control’s sanitation and hygiene recommendations and protocols to ensure the...
Marketing plan template available

Marketing plan template available

Based on Kathy Dempsey’s “Cycle of True Marketing,” a state-wide public library system marketing cohort has drafted a marketing plan template that any library of any size can model and adapt. The template includes: A customizable marketing framework that can be...
Apply for WAPL Scholarship! Deadline April 1

Apply for WAPL Scholarship! Deadline April 1

NWLS is happy to provide an opportunity for directors to apply for a scholarship to attend WAPL this year. The deadline to apply is April 1. Details about the application process can be found on the NWLS Conference Scholarship Application 2020. More information about...
LAWDS Workshops Starting in March

LAWDS Workshops Starting in March

NWLS public library staff are invited to attend your choice of six workshops offered through the Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project. The LAWDS project brings together public library staff with regional Workforce Development Boards (WDBs)...