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PLSR Workgroup Model Information Session Recording

NWLS is pleased to provide you with the recording of our PLSR workgroup information session that was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Bill Invests in Rural Libraries

Governor Walker signed library bill 2017 Wisconsin Act 142 to help rural community libraries with technology infrastructure and training grants.

Net Neutrality Update

The FCC ordered net neutrality to end on April 23, allowing ISPs to block, slow down, or charge more for certain content as they see fit. 

Big Increases for Libraries

Congress has passed an FY2018 omnibus spending bill that includes significant federal funding increases for our nation’s libraries! 

Google+ Librarian Groups

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American Libraries

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