Netflix: Grant of Permission for Educational Screenings

We know that many of you are as excited about these films as we are; and because of their informational aspects, you’d like to show them in an educational setting — e.g., … with your book club, etc. Consequently, we will permit one-time educational screenings…

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OverDrive’s Libby App to Include Remote Library Card Signup as an Opt-In Feature

OverDrive will soon launch a feature for its new Libby ebook and audiobook app that will enable new patrons to sign up for a library card using their smartphone or tablet, confirming residency without requiring a visit to a library branch…

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North Korea: A Reading List

The regime will fall one day. Until then, insightful books provide our best opportunities for encouraging education and understanding. Here’s a selection of fiction and nonfiction titles, linked to their Booklist reviews, that allow us to look in.

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ALA Conference At-a-Glance: WVLS Scholarship Winners Report

Denise and Debbie of the Rhinelander District Library will recap riveting sessions and report on invaluable resources they found at the ALA National Conference in Chicago.

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Gender Gap Making Progress in Technology Leadership, But Still a Long Way to Go

While there is still a long way to go even in the technology sector, it is at least moving in a positive direction. Here’s a dive referencing a few pieces worth reading, including an excellent New York Times piece, “Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were.” 

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PC Magazine Recommends: The Best Kids’ Tablets of 2017

Can’t get your hands on your own iPad? Looking for the top tablet picks to add to library learning tools in the Children’s Department?’s lead mobile analyst reviews “good kid tablets” that are cheap, rugged and protected.

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Libraries Transform

The ALA Libraries Transform! campaign is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals.

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VCat: Enhanced 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: Wisconsin's Online Library


BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed content not available through regular search engines. Explore the resources!

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