Have you registered for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference yet?
19 webinars on staff empowerment, youth services, tech trends, leadership, and small but mighty libraries.
January 24-26, 2017. Register here!
Do you or your co-workers give Book Talks?
Would you like to but aren't sure where to start?
The Adventures of Library Girl (Blog) is here to save the day!
See the full blog "#30SecondBookTalk Challenge! It's Time for ROUND1!" from The Adventures of Library Girl blog posted January 12, 2017.
Marketing to special populations is no different than marketing any other resource and service provided by your library. There is no difference between offering something nobody knows about and not offering it at all.
Today Tuesday January 10, 2017
We were able to schedule our IP address block migration for this morning (see in-depth information below). The process should be completed before the opening hours today of most of our BCN members. We are ready to rollback quickly in the event of any unforeseen issues critical to operations.
Check the LibrariesWIN Status Page for regular updates on operational status changes.
Feeling discouraged about tween programming at your library? This Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) blog offers excellent short and long-term advice using a Star Wars program as a teaching example.
Read the full January 6, 2017 article "Five Lessons in Tween Programming" on the ALSC Blog.
A new virus is circulating around libraries. The new bug displays a pop-up window, warns users the computer is infected, and instructs them to call a support number. Do not fall for it!
- KnowBe4 wrote an in-depth article on the new bug: "Tech support scammers abuse bug in HTML5 to freeze computers"
The pop-up page cannot be closed, so here is what you need to do:
January is the time when state senators and assembly representatives routinely hold listening sessions in their district. These meetings are particularly important in state budget producing years (which this is) and especially to members of the powerful Joint Finance Committee.
See below for listening sessions scheduled at WVLS libraries and in WVLS communities on Monday January 23 and Wednesday January 25.
Read more about the Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) project on their website.
On January 13th at 9:30 am, hear from the ILL and ILS/Discovery Layer workgroup leadership about how their work is progressing and then ask questions and offer your feedback. There will be time for questions and discussion. Questions about any of the service areas are welcome.