NICE Project Updates

NICE Update September 19, 2023

With the use of 2023-2024 LSTA grant funds WVLS and NWLS will again contract with WiLS to coordinate meetings, facilitate the project’s processes and prepare a final report. Four members have been added to the NICE team for the 2023/2024 grant cycle (marked with an...

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NICE Update June 20, 2023

The NICE Team met on Tuesday, June 20 to review the final report document and discuss the most effective way of sharing the document with stakeholders. The Team also began discussing next steps and potential membership adjustments for the group. More details will be...

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NICE Update May 16, 2023

The NICE Team met on Tuesday, May 16 to discuss the decision making principles, decision making rubric and executive summary of the final report. The Team also began discussing potential next steps and order of priority for those steps. More details will be shared on...

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NICE Update April 18, 2023

The NICE Team met on Tuesday, April 18 to review and discuss all collected data for overarching themes and ideas. The Team also discussed the creation of a decision making tool and rubric for next steps. More details will be...

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NICE Update March 21, 2023

The NICE Team met on Tuesday, March 21st to receive a data report on the stakeholder survey. A recording of the survey results presentation can be found here. A one page summary is available here. The Team also discussed ideas on the best communication tools to share...

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NICE Update February 21, 2023

The NICE Team met on Tuesday, February 21st to receive an update on the stakeholder survey.  The Team also reviewed information on system comparisons and ILS merger cost comparisons. Focus groups will take place in February/March. More details will be shared on the...

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Meet the NICE Exploration Team

  • Alexander Johnson, Marathon County Public, Library Support Services Manager
  • Gina Rae, NWLS Database and Support Specialist
  • Jackee Johnson, NWLS ILS Administrator
  • Katie Zimmermann, WVLS ILS Administrator
  • Molly Lank-Jones, Hayward Library Director
  • Peggy O’Connell, Minocqua Library Director
  • Rachel Metzler, WVLS Database and Support Specialist
  • Sue Heskin, Superior Library Director
  • Tammie Blomberg, Rib Lake Library Director
  • Teresa Schmidt, Mercer Library Director
  • Sara Klemann, Eagle River Library Director
  • Kelly Wiisanen, Superior Public Library, Youth and Family Resources Manager
  • Laurie Ollhoff, Merrill Library Director
  • Katelyn Sabelko, Marathon County Public Library, Library Services Manager