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The following are continuing education (CE) opportunities offered to all WVLS-member library staff, including workshops, online conferences and more. Where noted, some of these events count towards Wisconsin librarian certification. If you have any questions or would like to add continuing education events to this list, please email Inese Christman at ichristman@wvls.org.


Cyber-Sneakers Workshop

08/30/2016

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Managing Your Digital Footprint without Falling Prey to Cyber Sneakers

A workshop for Library Professionals who design programs for Tweens/Teens/Parents.

Attendees will learn more about online sharing and privacy and digital citizenship and social media safety.

4.5 Technology CEUs


DATE: Tuesday, Sep 20 from 9-3pm 

LOCATION: Wausau Room, Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 N 1st Street, Wausau, WI 54403

REGISTER: Online Here or email Anne Hamland (ahamland@wvls.org) by Sep 15th. 

DESCRIPTION:

Trainign for public and K-12 library staff interested in developing proactive local programming for youth ages 9-18 and parents on the topic of practicing good digital citizenship while deling with internet privacy and cyber-security challenges. Librarians who attend will emerge with an overview of the problem and how their library can become part of the solution. Micro-grants will be available to public libraries to develop implementation plans for local programming with school colleagues, law enforcement and other collaborative partners.

AGENDA:

9-9:30am Coffee and Conversation

9:30-12 Libraries, Privacy and Ethics in a Digital World (via videoconferencing)

Michael Zimmer (UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and Center for Information Policy Research) providing an overview of internet and social media ethics and privacy issues.

Erin Berman (Technology and Innovation Librarian, San Jose Public Library) introducing the SJPL "Virtual Privacy Lab" model for teaching online privacy.

12-1pm Lunch (provided on site by WVLS)

1-3pm Designing Library Sponsored "Cyber Sneakers" Programs

Rhinelander Police Chief Michael Steffes (Nicolet College Adjunct Faculty Instructor and national instructor for Leadership in Police Organizations for the International Association of Chiefs of Police) will demonstrate successful community presentations on cyber security, as well as providing advice on identifying appropriate audiences and working with community partners.

WVLS will distribute $1,500 in micro-grants to libraries within WVLS borders represented at the training who submit implementation plans for their communities. Attendees will be asked to identify 2-3 areas on which micro=grants can be spent after submitting an action plan. Examples: speaker expenses, PR materials, informational brochures, library materials.

Mini-grant funding requests from WVLS libraries are due by October 15 and must be spent before March 1, 2017. 

Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS) and Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS). This program was funded in part through the Department of Public Instruction Division for Libraries and Technology with a Youth and Special Services Continuing Education Project grant from the Insitute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Special Accomodation: Please contact WVLS inadvance and we will assist you. A TWIN PROGRAM, identical format but with different afternoon speaker, will be hosted by NWLS in Ashland on September 20. Please contact Sherry Machones smachones@northernwaters.org or Kris Adams Wendt kwendt@wvls.org with questions.

Submitted by Kris Adams Wendt

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


Maker Space Kits- 4 Workshops!

08/25/2016

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Maker spaces and STEAM programming are hitting libraries by storm and provide many learning benefits according to the August 25, 2016 School Library Journal Article "Seven Surprising Benefits of Maker Spaces."

Over one-hundred (100!!!!!) maker space kits are available to all library types and systems. All types are welcome to borrow kits as long as the kits can be picked up at a courier stop or from WVLS in Wausau or IFLS in Eau Claire.

WVLS YouTube- Maker Space Kit Videos

The Wisconsin Valley Library Service YouTube page will feature 3-5 minute videos showing how to use the maker spaces while also providing ideas for programming and partnership. Yes, you heard right, WVLS has a YouTube!

Maker Kit Fair Workshops

Register here for one of four Maker Kit Fairs near you to learn more about all the maker space kits offered and get hands-on experience with the kits!

Some maker kits will come with an ideas sheet with programming ideas and kit instructions.

These workshops provide 4 Technology CEUs

  • Sep 22nd; 10-3pm River Falls Public Library
  • Sep 23rd; 10-3pm Rusk County Library, Ladysmith
  • October 18th; 10-3pm Minocqua Public Library
  • October 19th; 10-3pm Marathon County Public Library, Wausau

Reserving Kits

Start reserving kits by sending an email to support@wvls.org. Once a library has been registered, libraries can log on to the Lend Items website to browse all the makerspace kits and start reserving kits.

Each maker space kit entry on Lend Items contains information for each kit such as: kit contents, padlock combinations and passwords for locked kits. 

Submitted by Anne Hamland

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


WVLS Circulating Journal Subscriptions

08/23/2016

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Hello WVLS member library colleagues! Take a look at the list of journal subscriptions WVLS maintains below. Would you like to be added to the routing list to receive any of these journals? These journals are a great way to keep up with what's new, perfect for desk shifts!

I have hyperlinked the magazine titles to their homepages if you would like to learn more about each title.

Please send an email with the titles you wish to see to support@wvls.org

American Libraries: The flagship magazine of ALA conveys full and accurate information about the activities, purposes, and goals of ALA.

Audio File: Discover Audiobook Reviews and Recommendations

Children and Libraries: ALSC journal serving as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians working with children.

Computers in Libraries: Provides complete coverage of the news and issues in the rapidly evolving field of library information technology.

Information Today: Designed to meet the needs of the information professional, provides coverage of late-breaking news and long-term trends in the information industry.

Library Administration & Management: Assists Library Administrators and Managers at all levels as they deal with day-to-day challenges (management issues, successful management methods, interview with prominent practioners in libraries and related fields, and more).

Library Journal: Publication for the library community providing groundbreaking features and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic, and institutional libraries. Provides reviews.

Library Technology Reports: A ALA publication source to help librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects.

Marketing Library Services: Provides information professionals in all types of libraries with specific ideas for marketing their services.

Public Libraries: A PLA publication devoted exclusively to public libraries including industry news, PLA and ALA updtaes, and feature articles and columns offering strategies and ideas. 

Publisher's Weekly: Book reviews, best sellers, and commentaries

School Library Journal: Publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens, quality reviews and features.

VOYA: Voice of youth Advocates, leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians. Advocacy and promotion of young adult literature with major feature articles.

Young Adult Library Services: Latest news and information on how to support teens and their families.

Submitted by Anne Hamland

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


Trustee Training Week August 22-26th

08/09/2016

WI Trustee Training Week

Developed in 2014, Wisconsin Trustee Training Week provides high-quality webinars to public library boards, friends and trustees in Wisconsin.

Starting Monday August 22 through Friday August 26 there will be a webinar at 12noon covering successful board practices, community engagement, preparing for capital campaigns, ensuring director success, and a listening session.

These hour-long webinars are inspiring, engaging and applicable to library team members as well as board members and friends groups. All webinars are free and recorded for viewing later. Board members can watch recordings on their time and explore the archive of 2015 and 2016 as the webinars will be uploaded daily. What a convenient way to reach new library groups with inspiration content from the professionals!

Register today!

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


WVLS Fall Continuing Education Schedule

07/25/2016

Ebsco Discovery Service Training Session #1- Marathon County Public Library, Wausau

Workshop, Wednesday, August 3rd; 1-4pm 

Ebsco Training Specialist Kathy Kiely is flying in to trian V-Cat library staff on how to the new Ebsco Discovery Service interface for two sessions. Kiely will walk through features of the Discovery Service layer and provide guided training work time.

A representative from each library are strongly encouraged to attend. Please choose the session that works best for your schedule.

Please bring a laptop or tablet, limited Chromebooks available. (3 CE credits)

Register here!

Ebsco Discovery Service Training Session #2- Medford Library

Workshop, Thursday, August 4th; 9-12noon

Ebsco Training Specialist Kathy Kiely is flying in to trian V-Cat library staff on how to the new Ebsco Discovery Service interface for two sessions. Kiely will walk through features of the Discovery Service layer and provide guided training work time.

A representative from each library are strongly encouraged to attend. Please choose the session that works best for your schedule.

Please bring a laptop or tablet, limited Chromebooks available. (3 CE credits)

Register here!

Research and So Much More! Badgerlink and Ebsco Discovery Service Workshop

Workshop, Wednesday, August 17th; 9-3:30pm

Kara Ripley and Gail Murray will show how to optimize key features of badgerlink resources. WVLS Assistant Director Inese will show you how to utilize the full capabilities of the Ebsco Discovery Service interface launching for all V-Cat libraries later in August. Bring your laptop or tablet, limited Chromebooks available. (5 CE credits)

Register here!

Trustee Training Week- WI Department of Instruction 

Webinar Conference August 22-26th

Speakers seek to inspire and invigorate board members and library team members. Topics include: advocacy, 21st century libraries, capital projects, ensuring director success and more!

See website for more information. 

Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees

Webinar, Thursday, September 8th; 1pm

Presented by Julia Huprich, Director of Continuing Education and Training, Georgia Public Library Service

Discover ways to customize staff training to fit the ever-changing needs of the modern learner using readily available e-learning tools and resources. During this session, the presenter will share tips and tricks to engage staff members using microlearning techniques that are easy to integrate into a busy library schedule. Participants will learn more about microlearning and how this instructional delivery style can help managers overcome common training barriers. At the end of the session, participants will have tools and ideas to customize and modernize their staff training program. (1 CE credit)

Register here!

Listening Session-Stetsonville Jean M. Thomsen Memorial Library

Wednesday, September 14th; 9-12noon

WVLS Listening Sessions foster dialog. Listening sessions are casual, informal conversations that provide unique opportunites for colleagues to: share their stories, voice challenges and vet solutions, and brainstorm potential collaborations and opportunities!

No need to register.

Youth Services Information Exchange

 Friday, September 16th; 11-2pm 

Gather with Youth Services Librarians from across WVLS for a discussion on current issues and brainstorming ideas.

No need to register.

Cyber-Sneakers: Managing Your Digital Footprint without Falling Prey to Cyber-Sneakers

Workshop, Tuesday, September 20th; 9-3pm  4.5 Technology CEUs

An in-person workshop to be facilitated in Wausau by WVLS and in Ashland by NWLS will focus on online privacy, social media and online sharing. Particular emphasis will be placed on information tweens and teens (an their parents) need in order to be informed, safe and responsible digital citizens while using social media. The custom-designed training for public library directors and staff will be based on the San Jose Public Library "Virtual Privacy Lab" model for teaching online privacy. 

Information and Registration here!

Down and Dirty with Social Media

Webinar, Wednesday, September 21st; 10am

Presented by Laura Solomon, Library Services Manager, Ohio Public Library Information Network

Laura Solomon, author of the Librarian's Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media and Doing Social Media So It Matters: a Librarian's Guide, will explore the current quagmire of social media. It's not all fun and games anymore, is it? What happens when it becomes a chore? Or when comments get ugly? This session will not only delve into some of the not-so-pretty parts of doing social media work but will provide concrete solutions and practices to help bring the chaos under control. (1 CE credit)

Register here!

WVLS/IFLS Makerspace Kit Fair #1 River Falls Public Library

Workshop, Thursday, September 22nd; 10-3pm

A series of four (4) Maker Kit Fairs. A chance to explore new high and low-tech makerspace kits: everything from handcrafts to robotics to button-making to electronics to animation, sound design, 3D pens, and pancake art! Get your hands on the kits created by IFLS and WVLS and learn some cool ways to use them for programs for all ages! (4 CE credits)

Register here!

WVLS/IFLS Makerspace Kit Fair #2 Rusk County Library, Ladysmith

Workshop, Friday, September 23th; 10-3pm

A series of four (4) Maker Kit Fairs. A chance to explore new high and low-tech makerspace kits: everything from handcrafts to robotics to button-making to electronics to animation, sound design, 3D pens, and pancake art! Get your hands on the kits created by IFLS and WVLS and learn some cool ways to use them for programs for all ages! (4 CE credits)

Register here!

Managing Employee Performance

Webinar, Friday, September 23rd

Registration forthcoming!

New Public Library Director Boot Camp- WI DPI

Workshop, Thursday/Friday, September 29/30th, Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott, Wausau

Originally intended to be held every other year, this event is planned to provide public library directos either new to the position or new to Wisconsin with an orientation to the laws and regulations that affect the operation of public libraries in our fair state, as well as other useful information such as advocacy, collaboration, and media relations.

Registration has been sent to new directors.

Libraries of the Future Mini-Online Conference

Tuesday, October 6th; 2-5pm

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the futre, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future-at the intersection of information, education, and technology, and community-and this dialog will help bring our best thinking together with exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners. 

This is a free event. Register here to attend live or to receive the recording links.

WVLS/IFLS Makerspace Kit Fair #3 Minocqua Public Library

Workshop, Tuesday, October 18th; 10-3pm

A series of four (4) Maker Kit Fairs. A chance to explore new high and low-tech makerspace kits: everything from handcrafts to robotics to button-making to electronics to animation, sound design, 3D pens, and pancake art! Get your hands on the kits created by IFLS and WVLS and learn some cool ways to use them for programs for all ages! (4 CE credits)

Register here!

WVLS/IFLS Makerspace Kit Fair #4 Marathon County Public Library, Wausau 

Workshop, Wednesday, October 19th; 10-3pm

A series of four (4) Maker Kit Fairs. A chance to explore new high and low-tech makerspace kits: everything from handcrafts to robotics to button-making to electronics to animation, sound design, 3D pens, and pancake art! Get your hands on the kits created by IFLS and WVLS and learn some cool ways to use them for programs for all ages! (4 CE credits)

Register here!

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Milwaukee, WI

October 25-28th "Better Together"

See the WLA website for more information on sessions, speakers, registration.

Asking the Right Questions: User Experience Design for Libraries

Webinar, Thursday, November 3rd; 1pm

Presented by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library user Experience Consulting

By designing your library with the user experience in mind, you have the potential to deepen the connection your library has with its community, and make your library a place that people love to use. In this webcast, Schmidt will share UX techniques that you can use to ask the right questions and improve your library. Many different aspects of libraries will be covered, from policies and customer service to websites, furniture, signage and more. (1 CE credit)

Register here!

Listening Session-Tomahawk Public Library

Wednesday, November 9th; 9-12noon

WVLS Listening Sessions foster dialog. Listening sessions are casual, informal conversations that provide unique opportunites for colleagues to: share their stories, voice challenges and vet solutions, and brainstorm potential collaborations and opportunities!

30-Minute Tuesday: Toddlers and Tablets in Storytime

Webinar, Tuesday, November 15th; 1pm

Presented by Cathy Kohlbeck, Children's Librarian, Algoma Public Library

Using Apps can provide interactive extensions to any storytime theme. This webinar will discuss other benefits of using apps, how to incorporate them, and best practices. What have librarians used before and what doesn't work so well? Cathy will talk about apps she uses and then demo a short storytime using nothing but apps! (.5 CE credit)

Register here!

Rethinking Adult Programming and Displays 

Webinar, Thursday, December 1st; 9am

Presented by Becky Spratford, Independent Librarian

Becky Spratford brings her popular new RA Rethink Series (Reader's Advisory) to your computer with a webinar that focuses on serving your adult populations better. Becky will help you to rethink the library mainstays of programming and displays so that you can work more efficiently and dynamically to increase patron engagement with the library. So let's take these old concepts out for a spin, air them out, and have some fun. (1 CE credit)

Register here!

Growing a Library Edible Garden

Webinar, Thursday December 7th; 1pm

Presented by Leah Liebergen, Library Services Associate, Brown County Library

Gardens seem to be popping up all over the place these days, from front yards to schools to libraries. With the goals of advocating healthy eating, fighting hunger and promoting outdoor learning experiences, gardening and libraries are perfect partners. The Central Branch of the Brown County Library in Green Bay, WI worked with community partners to take an underused portion of their library property and turn it into a vibrant, colorful and educational place of learning literally outside their front door. Discover how this happened and what the garden looks like now. (1 CE credit)

Register here!

Youth Services Workshop- Marathon County Public Library, Wausau

Tentative Date December 8th; 9-3:30pm

WVLS librarians serving youth in school and public library settings appreciate opportunities for face-to-face conversations and sharing of ideas. Our annual Decmber workshop will showcase the talented and creative colleagues among us in a series of short presentations designed to thaw creative new ideas heading into the new year. Stay tuned for more details! (5 CE Credits)

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


Workshop: Research and So Much More - Badgerlink and Ebsco Discovery Service

07/15/2016

Research and So Much More!

August 17, 2016

9am-3:30pm

Minocqua Public Library

Agenda

9:00 am – 9:30 am Coffee and Conversation

9:30 am - 1:00 pm Top Ten Search Tips for Searching BadgerLink

Kara Ripley and Gail Murray will show how to optimize key features of Badgerlink resources. Learn tips and tricks that will make patron service easier! Use Badgerlink to assist students and educators with STEAM programming resources. Find resources for local historians and genealogists.

9:30 am – 10:00 am – Overview of the BadgerLink Interface

10:00 am – 10:45 am – MasterFile

11:00 am – 11:45 am – Historical Newspapers and Genealogy

12:00 – 12:45 pm – STEAM and STEM – How can BadgerLink help students succeed!

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch   -   On Your Own

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

What Is This Discovery Thing? It’s V-Cat Catalog Searching in Disguise!

EBSCO’s Discovery Service (EDS) is almost here! Inese will show you how to utilize the full capabilities of this new interface. Please continue to test drive the new Ebsco Discovery Service in preparation. 

Bring questions, experiences, search examples, your own discoveries and tips to the workshop. 

 To register via Eventbrite registration before August 15, 2016 or email Anne Hamland at comm.coordinator@wvls.org.

Attend the whole day for 5 CEUs

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org


Libraries of the Future - October 6, 2016

07/14/2016

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We're excited to announce the third of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Libraries of the Future," October 6th, 2016, from 2:00 - 5:00pm (CST).

As libraries shape their futures – and adapt to the future needs of their communities – what are the near- and long-term trends that point to our brightest opportunities. What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards?

Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. Libraries and librarians are well-positioned to envision the future – at the intersection of information, education, technology, and community – and this dialogue will help bring our best thinking together with the exciting visions of our collaborators, allies, and partners. Sponsored with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.

This is a free event, being held online. Please register HERE  to attend live or to receive the recording links.

Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. You can also use #library2016 on social media posts leading up to and during the event.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals is now open at http://www.library20.com/page/call-for-proposals. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:  The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. Additional information will be sent with the final conference information after registration.

Visit Library 2.0 at: http://www.library20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


Focus on the Future: Designing Your Technology Curriculum

07/13/2016

Students and Technology

An important element of building a learning environment that prepares students for their future is to equip them with the tools that allows them to inquire, collaborate and create and that they are most likely to use after high school. That means giving them access to Windows 10 and Office 365 Education and a computing device designed for learning. Not only does Windows 10 based devices give students access to a powerful tool for learning, but getting those students comfortable with modern office technology will help prepare them for success after graduation.

Register for this complimentary webcast on July 19th to learn how your school or district can design a tech curriculum that matches the future needs of your students today. 

During this interactive presentation, you'll hear how Kennewick School District is giving its students a head start with access to modern tech tools they are likely to use in the real world. Find out how the right tech plan can enable innovative teaching and learning at your school.

Join us as Ron Cone, Kennewick School District CIO, shares:

•How to design a tech curriculum that matches your students' future career needs

•Tips for selecting the right tech to support that curriculum

•Managing the nuts and bolts of deploying and managing that tech

•Assessing curriculum and student success

Register 

Thank you,

Linda Briggs,  Senior Contributing Editor,  THE Journal

Sponsored by Dell and Microsoft

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrap-Up (Free Webinar)

06/13/2016

If you’ve ever been to an ALA Conference, you know that there’s always a lot of tech to see and never enough time to see it all. Whether you’re unable to attend this year or you just want to get a good run-down of what you may have missed, our free webinar has got you covered! Our expert panel will discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference and take some audience questions as well! Please join us for this free one-hour event!

Our expert panel for this event will include:

  • Marshall Breeding, Writer, Consultant, editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter
  • Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library
  • Andromeda Yelton, Writer, Consultant and LITA Director-at-Large

Register Now!

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding is Not Collection Development - Webinar

04/22/2016

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WVLS and the Northern Waters Library System are co-hosting an informative and engaging webinar on May 3 entitled "Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding is Not Collection Development." 

We hope you will be able to join us on May 03, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT. 

Register now!    

Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly awfullibrarybooks.net. Holly and Mary will discuss: “Does your collection help meet your mission? Are you proud of your collection? Weeding Personalities, Collection Objectives and much more. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements 

 

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


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