Continuing Education, Workshops and Events


January 2020

♦ Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (come and go as your schedule permits), Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster: Annual Report Work Day. If you would like time away from your home library to work on your 2019 annual report, Lancaster will provide space and friendly faces, along with coffee and tea. Share your questions, see how others do things, or just grab some table space and work for a while. Stay all day or come and go as you like between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. If planning to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer via email or (608) 723-7304.

♦ Jan. 22-23, online: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference. Seven webinars will offered each day, all free to participants, sponsored by 15 Wisconsin library systems. Learn more about the sessions and register at

February 2020

♦ Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Platteville Public Library: Techniques for Youth Behavior Management Workshop. Back by popular demand, Brad Van Epps of CESA 3 will address teens’ and tweens’ behavior in your libraries and how best to develop positive and productive relationships with young patrons. Also, you’ll learn about techniques teachers use to get the best behavior from these challenging and fun kids. Be sure to bring your questions for the Q & A portion of the workshop; Brad has answers! Brad works with beginning teachers and provides workshops on many teaching topics, including classroom management. Sponsored by Platteville Public Library and Southwest Wisconsin Library System. Register here:

March 2020

♦ March 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Platteville Public Library: What Should I Say? Planned Responses Workshop. Work through some of the common and some of the sticky front desk questions and situations staff encounter our libraries. Also learn about patron privacy, what the statutes that guide us in Wisconsin say about it, and how to best handle information requests in real-world scenarios. During lunch, hear about workplace mental health and other self-care tips from a local health professional. Lunch will be provided. Event sponsored by Platteville Public Library and Southwest Wisconsin Library System. Click here to register or learn more.

April 2020

♦ April 29-May 1: WAPL Conference, Oshkosh. Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center.

August 2020

♦ Aug. 24-28, noon-1 p.m. each day: Trustee Training Week webinars. Further details to come; also check the Trustee Training Week web page for more: Sponsored by the library systems of Wisconsin.

October 2020

♦ Oct. 27-30: Wisconsin Library Association annual conference, Green Bay. Hyatt Regency Green Bay and KI Convention Center. Watch for details to come at the conference web page.