WLS sponsored workshops: minimum of 4 each year:
system will pay all workshop costs including speakers, required
workshop materials, and mileage for librarians and/or trustees
to attend the workshops. Development of a workshop calendar
will consider joint sponsorship with neighboring systems
and coordination of activities with the Fox Valley Library
Council (FVLC) and other area organizations.
UW-Extension and UW-SLIS sponsored Educational Teleconference
Network (ETN) library related courses:
The system will pay the ETN registration fees for courses
totaling no more than one (1) CEP for each library director
in one calendar year. Since State Public Librarian certification
is required for all member library directors, the first
priority for funding ETN registration fees will be for directors.
Grade II and III certification course courses: Certification
requires successful completion of courses in the areas of
selection of library materials, organization of library
materials and provision of reference and information services.
The system will reimburse member libraries for the registration
fee for no more than one WLS Policy Statement Continuation
Education Funds for Member Libraries Page 2 (1) core course
per library director. Reimbursements will be made upon evidence
of successful completion of the course. System reimbursement
will be made only if Division for Libraries and Community
Learning "Tuition Reimbursement Grants" are no longer available.
Within budget limitations, the system will pay ETN course
registration fees for trustees and other library personnel.
Kay Swan Study Grants:
grant funds are budgeted annually to help fund attendance
at specific educational programs offered or sponsored by
outside institutions, organizations or associations. These
grants are intended to develop special library skills and
expertise which can be shared with all member libraries.
Grants are limited to no more than $200 with matching institutional
or personal funds required. All library staff are eligible
FoxRap, the WLS continuing education newsletter, is published
at least five (5) times each year. It is a calendar listing
courses, conferences, institutes, workshops, etc. on various
topics that are offered by other systems or educational institutions
and organizations. In addition, workshop announcements and
notices from outside sources are distributed to all member
Professional Consulting Service:
system may request assistance from professional staff of
member libraries to provide specific consulting services.
In payment for those services, "professional consulting
credits, "based on consulting hours of service, are awarded
to that consultant's library for use of the following year.
Earned consulting credits may be used for a variety of continuing
education programs of the library's choice.