What is a library ecosystem and why is it important? In general terms, an ecosystem is a complex network or interconnected system.
In today’s webinar, we’ll learn about the different partners involved in this ecosystem, beginning with a statewide perspective on how Wisconsin’s public libraries work. We will move our way through the public library system and the importance of system membership, then finish with libraries at the local level. Along the way, we’ll explore the statutory language that comes into play at each level, and we’ll provide links to resources that can be helpful.
You & your library's trustees are invited to attend any or all 5 of these webinars during Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, August 23 - 27, 2021. All presentations start at 12:00 noon, and last 60 minutes. The webinars will be recorded.
All library staff, board trustees, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate. There is no charge.
To participate, all you need is...
for the visual, either...
- an internet-connected computer; you can test your computer & connection ahead of time, or
- an iOS, Android or Windows device; just download the free GoToWebinar app ahead of time
for the audio, either...
- earbuds, headphones, or speakers connected to your device, or
- use a telephone or speakerphone to call in (long distance rates apply)
If you're not able to attend live, the webinars will be recorded.
All of the webinars are eligible as continuing education contact hours (1 per webinar) toward public library director recertification.
The Trustee Training Week series is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.