Receive LibrariesWIN Technology Status Updates Via Email and Text

Weather, technology projects, or connectivity issues, be in the know when your technology is unavailable.  Please subscribe to the LibrariesWIN Services Status Page to receive email and text updates in real-time as technology problems are diagnosed, monitored, and resolved. Directions below.  The WVLS website homepage and Facebook page are also updated when there are connectivity issues. How do I Read more
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The Wisconsin Digital Projects Toolkit is now available!

This free series of five short courses is designed to provide basic digitization education and support for Wisconsin libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Topics covered include copyright, scanning, metadata, file storage, digital preservation, and processes for contributing digital collections to Recollection Wisconsin and the Digital Public Library of America. The course is pre-recorded and will take 3-4 hours to complete.  Read more
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Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood: Resources to Help Families to Take a Screen Break

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood's (CCFC) mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitative practice of child-targeted marketing. In working for the rights of children to grow up - and the freedom for parents to raise them - without being underminded by corporate interests, CCFC promotes a more democratic and sustainable world. Read more
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Cyber Security Threat: How to Handle WannaCry

Action 1: Please ensure all of your Windows PCs have the latest round of critical security updates applied ASAP. Action 2: Please be mindful that social engineering/"phishing" attempts will be at a very high level. Be extremely cautious with unsolicited emails and with the use of non-mainstream websites and web applications. The WVLS Tech Team will be reviewing Deep Freeze and Faronics Antivirus reports and will notify directors and/or technology staff in member libraries if we have any Read more
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2017 ALSC Summer Reading Lists Posted

ALSC has posted their 2017 Summer Reading Lists for ages birth - 8th grade! You can download each list AND they "can be customized to include library information, summer hours and summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons. Four different lists cover Birth - Preschool, Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd through 5th Grade, 6th through 8th grade. Download the Read more

WPLC User / Non-User Research Program Announced

First things first, if you've not yet subscribed to the WPLC Announcement List, we highly recommend doing so.   One of the recent announcements introduces the new WPLC User / Non-User Research Program. Part of that program involves 4 training webinars which build upon each other that are scheduled for Tuesdays during the month of April.  Due to the training Read more
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Free Basic Computer Skills Course!

In response to needs in the employment and education sectors, the Wisconsin Technical College System has created a free basic computer skills course available as an open education resource that might be just the ticket for public library patrons!   Basic Computer Skills MOOC     Project Interface:  Backed by a $23.1 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, INTERFACE is a statewide 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