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RESOLVED: Sierra Issue Monday February 20, 2017

9:16am Update: The Sierra issue has been resolved. WVLS has been given the all clear from Innovative to resume using Sierra. Thank you for your patience while the WVLS Tech Team worked through the issue.  7:59am Sierra will be down this morning until further notice. We will keep you updated as we work thorugh the issue.  
Idea Studio Webinar Capture February 15, 2017

More Than Just a Maker Space: Webinar Recording

Jon Mark Bolthouse presents the development of the Idea Studio, the permanent makerpace housed in the Fon du Lac Public Library. The Idea Studio is a permanent, do-it-yourself zone where people can gather to create, invent and learn. It includes work tables, equipment to use, display cases, a projector and screen, a demonstration kitchen and a digital recording studio. It will have a space for DIY programs. New Read more
Electronic Frontier Foundation

School Librarians Navigate Educational Technology vs. Student Privacy Concerns

In “A School Librarian Caught in the Middle of Student Privacy Extremes,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation notices school librarians are often the  only staff members trained as educators, privacy specialists and technologists. School librarians frequently find themselves at the nexus between Read more
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Important! Replacing Patron Cards and Merging OverDrive Accounts

Reissuing or replacing a patron's library card? Ask if a patron uses OverDrive before deleting old library card information. Library staff need to merge the patron's holds and bookshelf information in OverDrive from the old card with the new card number using OverDrive Marketplace.  If the old card barcode is not recorded and merged with the new barcode information, patrons usually create Read more
KnowBe4 Scam

Alert: New Tax Season Scam

(Scam of the Week Blends CEO Fraud and W-2 Phishing, KnowBe4 2/3/2017) The bad-guys are starting their tax scams early this season! Scammers are combining two scams into one. First, they ask you to send them the W-2 forms of all employees, their email looks like it comes from the CEO of your company. Next, they follow up with an urgent request to Read more

NASA@ My Library

APPLY NOW! Public libraries are invited to apply to be part of the NASA@ My Library STEM education initiative. Sign in or visit the guidelines for details. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on March 22, 2017. Questions? Contact ALA’s Public Programs Office at NASA@ My Library will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and Read more
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Keats. Imagination. Diversity: $500 Mini-Grants

Apply before March 31st, 2017 for a Ezra Jack Keats Foundation mini-grant worth up to $500! The EJK Mini-Grant offers funding of up to $500 and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library. What are you waiting for? Application Basics: Who: Public schools, public libraries, public pre-school Read more

Libraries Transform

Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic Read more

Aspen Report - "Rising to the Challenge"

This report examines how U.S. public libraries are uniquely situated to advance the needs of the communities they serve—and how these communities can best respond to libraries’ needs.

V-Cat: Online Library Catalog

V-Cat is the shared library catalog for most WVLS public libraries and contains holding information and access to a variety of books, audiovisual materials, and more.


Badgerlink is a program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides Wisconsin residents access to electronic information online. It includes many of the databases offered by Read more