WVLS Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Find agendas, minutes, and materials for WVLS Board of Trustee meetings here:

Wild Wisconsin Winter Webinar Conference 2018! @ Webinar Conferece
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
Wild Wisconsin Winter Webinar Conference 2018! @ Webinar Conferece

Save the date for the 2018 Wild Wisconsin Winter Webinar Conference!

2018 program Information and speaker information coming soon!

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​Save the Date!
January 24 & 25, 2018

The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a state-wide virtual conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and supported by 15 other library systems in Wisconsin.

Several 60-minute web presentations, focusing on public libraries, will be given over three blustery days in January.

 We welcome anyone, in any library, of any size, to participate in our  5th annual web conference!

Deadline to Receive Act 420 Reimbursement Payments
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

As you know, Act 420 requires that by July 1, each public library which seeks reimbursement, to submit information to the County Clerk in the adjacent county about the amount of use by that county’s non-libraried residents and the cost of that use.  Based on this information, the adjacent county is required to pay at least 70% of the cost for the library service by March 1 in the next calendar year.

Did you receive your invoiced payments yet?

V-Cat Council Meeting
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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V-Cat Cooperative Circulation Meeting @ WVLS Office
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

V-Cat Cooperative Circulation Committee — Agenda

Thursday, February 1, 2018    1:00pm-2:30pm

WVLS Office – Wausau, WI

Type of Meeting:                V-Cat Cooperative Circulation Committee

Meeting Facilitator:            Mary Stachowiak and Kitty Roesler, Co-Chairpersons
GoToMeeting:  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212         Access Code: 212-594-045
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Time Meeting Item Description Presenter
1:00PM Call to Order Kitty Roesler
  Roll Call Mary Stachowiak

  • Review Billing Guidelines


  • Marathon County Uniform addressing update


  • Determine Upcoming Project Order

Mary Stachowiak


Kitty Roesler


Mary Stachowiak

  Next Meeting Date:  After next V-CAT Meeting  


WPLC Board
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Madison, WI with Library Legislative Day, Location TBD

Library Legislative Day-Wisconsin @ Concourse Hotel
Feb 20 all-day

Concourse Hotel
One West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

Register Online for Library Legislative Day or download the PDF and forward to WLA!

Tentative Program Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Registration & Continental Breakfast)
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Briefing Session & Library Champions Awards)
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Morning Appointments*)
12:00 AM – 1:30 AM (Lunch-on-your-own)
1:30 AM – 3:30 AM (Afternoon Appointments*)

*As always, the appointments will be scheduled for attendees by the Legislative Day Committee!


To make reservations, call 800.356.8293 and reference the WLA 2018 Library Legislative Day room block. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

Room Rate for Single and Double Premier Rooms: $152.00 plus applicable state and local taxes (currently at 14.5%)

The following group rates are also available:
Triple rate $162
Quad Rate $172
Governor’s Club King Room $189

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.

Cancellation Policy: All reservations cancelled after 4:00 p.m. CST 24 hours prior to arrival and all “no shows” will be charged on night room and tax.

Reservation Deadline: January 22, 2018

WPLC Steering
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

via GoToMeeting

Teen Tech Week 2018
Mar 4 – Mar 10 all-day

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by YALSA and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered through libraries, such as e-books, e-readers, databases, audiobooks, and social media.

Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.

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Public Library Association Annual Conference @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Mar 20 @ 10:36 pm – Mar 24 @ 11:36 pm

PLA is heading to Philadelphia for the PLA 2018 Conference, March 20–24, 2018, and we want to make sure you’re coming, too…

Registration is now open! The Early Bird registration discount—available to PLA and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) personal members only—expires January 19, 2018.

Everyone should register by February 23, 2018, to take advantage of Advanced registration discounts.

Want to take advantage of the Early Bird discount but not a PLA Personal Member? Join today and receive 50% off the nonmember advanced rate!

Conference registration is required to book housing, so reserve your room at the same time if registering online. Review our list of hotels.

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Wisconsin Valley Library Service

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Wausau, WI 54403