Tech trends 2030

21 Technology Tipping Points We Will Reach By 2030

90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018. The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021. 1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022. 10% of the world’s population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022. The first 3D-printed car will be in production by 2022. The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025. The first government will replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023. 10 Read more
Grant Fifty Dollar Bill Clip Art Dec 2 2016

Accepting Grant Applications Jan-Mar 2017: WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Grant

It's that time of year again! Please consider submitting an application fo rthe Spring 2017 WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Grant. Applications will be accepted January through March of 2017 and again June-August for fall applications. Total funds available is $10,000 annually. Multiple grants may be funded if total requested amount is less then $10,000. The Wisconsin Read more
Clip Art Social December 2016

Read, Tweet, YouTube all about it: WVLS uses many communication tools to reach you

Have you heard that WVLS has a Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube Channel in addition to using emails, newsletters, phonecalls, and flyers? WVLS strives to deliver information to you in the Read more
Facebook Screen on Mobile device

5 Things You Should Never Post on Facebook

Facebook has become the Google of social networks. If you're not updating your status right now, chances are that you are uploading photos or taking some sort of odd quiz. We post tons of intimate details about our lives that we normally wouldn't share with anyone. We think that as long as we make sure our privacy settings are set correctly that we are safe and snug within our circle of friends. The problem is that we never know who's really looking at our information. Our friend's account Read more
National Book Foundation

67th National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation presented the 67th National Book Awards on November 17, 2016. Especially poignant was the powerful and emotional acceptance speech by U.S. Representative John Lewis for the Young People's Literature award winner for MARCH: Book Three, part of a graphic Read more
Now OverDrive and WDL

New Overdrive Marketing and Getting Started Guides

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium has created graphics to help libraries get the word out about the new OverDrive platform for Wisconsin's Digital Library! Feel free to use them as is or modify them for your library websites and communications. OverDrive has also created free marketing and  Read more
Build a Better World CLSP Nov 29 2016

Summer Reading: How will you build a better world?

CLSP 2017: How Will You Build a Better World? "Build a Better World" is the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme. Jonathen Dolce (Lake County Library System in central 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

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