Continuing Education (CE)

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March 2023

  • Rescheduled: Unconscious Bias & Conflict Resolution Southwest Technical College, 3/27; 10am-4:30pm, (In-person, only 10 spots available!) 


  • Using Verso to Tell Your Story REGISTER; 4/4, 10am, Webinar 

Learn the best reports for gathering good data from Verso, how to visualize your data to tell a story, and how to tailor your message for different audiences! 

  • Getting Started with Beanstack REGISTER 4/6, 10-12pm, In-person & via Zoom, SWLS Headquarters
  • Compassion Resiliency Training REGISTER 4/14; 9am-4pm, In-person, Brewer Public Library (Richland Center), Lower Level

Compassion resilience is the ability to maintain emotional, mental, and physical well-being while compassionately supporting others through the challenges of daily work. It involves maintaining empathy, strength, and hope in the face of adversity while taking steps to prevent compassion fatigue. The Compassion Resilience Toolkits are designed to promote compassion resilience by providing resources and support to help professionals and caregivers maintain their well-being and compassion in the face of daily challenges. These toolkits, guided by a facilitator, offer guidance and support to help individuals navigate the demands of their work and maintain empathy, strength, and hope.


9:15-11:45: Challenged Materials Chat and Q&A (more details TBA)

11:45-1:00pm: Lunch (more details TBA)

1:00pm-2:30pm: Great New Books for Children and Teens, featuring books in CCBC Choices 2023

2:30pm-3:30pm: Browse books! 
  • Sharing Data with Stakeholders Workshop REGISTER; 5/19; 10am-2pm, In-person, SWLS Headquarters  
    • Learn which kinds of data speak to which audiences.
    • Work hands-on with your own actual numbers!
    • Get ready to be your library’s strongest advocate no matter the setting.


  • Becoming an Active Ally (Registration coming soon), 6/15, 10am-3pm, In-person, meet at Waunakee Public Library 

This training will give participants of all identities opportunities to reflect and learn how to enact allyship to create change personally and professionally. This is an engaging and interactive training that will incorporate contextualized examples that allow participants to see themselves professionally and personally in the materials.  Participants will leave with tips and tools to more fully understand and enact allyship.

  • Rescheduled: Youth Services Coding Workshop (Gearbox Labs) REGISTER; In-person, meet at Platteville Public Library
    • 6/16; 10:30am-5pm, (Patrons/Students) 
    • 6/17; 9:30am-4pm, (Educators) 

Thanks to Gearbox Labs, you have access to two free workshops on engineering, electronics, and coding using Arduino! Lunch and laptops will be provided. SWLS library workers and patrons are welcome to register. Saturday’s program qualifies for director certification hours!


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