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.
The Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is proud to offer scholarships for 20 library staff to participate in the online professional development course, "Coding Together, Learning Together" as part of the Coding Initiative in Wisconsin Public Libraries.
The course is offered by University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool Continuing Education Services.
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.
(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 transfer a large sum of money to a bank account.
Take back control over your personal information and digital identity!
The podcast "Note to Self" is hosting a five day event from February 6-10th. Participants will be given daily challenges regarding the Privacy Paradox and digital privacy to build awareness, help others learn, and develop digital citizens so they become more adept in managing digital privacy.
Learn where your information goes, what the trade-offs involve, and how you can live a better life, online and off.
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?
Who: Public schools, public libraries, public pre-school programs
Early Literacy Kits are now available to WVLS libraries through a partnership with Indianhead Federated Library System! These kits can be booked through Lend-Items, the same website WVLS and IFLS libraries can book makerspace kits through after setting up an account through their respective library system.
Enhance your storytime or programs with large motor skill activities, flannel stories, music, games, puppets, books, and more!
Representative Jeff Mursau was presented with a Libraries Transform! poster on January 23, 2017 at a meeting of the Forest County Library Board (FCLB) hosted by the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center Museum and Library.
We are happy to share that Wisconsin's Digital Library set a new record for lending digital books in 2016!
Wisconsin's Digital Library experienced growth of 11 percent over 2015, circulating 3.9 million eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos - the highest of all OverDrive-powered collections!
Download this press release for libraries to share the good news with your communities.
Submitted by Inese Christman.