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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.


Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

12/15/2014

The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a state-wide virtual conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and supported by 14 other library systems in Wisconsin.

Five, 60-minute web presentations focusing on public libraries will be given each day from speakers all over the country. Attend what you want - one...four...or all 10.

Because of the collaboration, all sessions are available without cost.

For details, visit www.wildwiscwinterweb.com.

The current session schedule is as follows (subject to change):


Wednesday, January 21


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9 am: Look First: Creating Exceptional Patron Experiences
Erica Reynolds, Team Member
BiblioCommons
Shawnee, Kansas

Success in wowing people requires planning for the big picture and tiny details, considering all the senses, and considering the various reasons people visit or could visit the library—both online and in person—but all that requires that we look and listen before we act. Too often, we assume we know more than we do, and we skip the looking step. By taking time to observe and experience the library through patrons’ eyes, we can dramatically improve the experiences our patrons encounter. Learn simple, fun, and effective tools and low-budget tips that will improve the patron experience—for all ages, for big and small libraries, and for all budgets. No additional funds required.

 

REGISTER

 
 

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  10:30 am: Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Special Needs 
  Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director
  Glen Ellyn Public Library
  Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve children with special needs.  Developing an awareness and sensitivity to children with special needs is crucial to providing top-notch inclusive service to families in our communities.  Participants will learn how to perform a community needs assessment in their library communities, forge new partnerships with outside organizations, and be inspired by new and innovative programming ideas. This program will also provide positive strategies for disability etiquette, as well as present different approaches to reevaluating existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.

 

REGISTER

 
 

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  1 pm: Tablet-Slinging Librarians: Using Tablets to Improve Customer Service
  Leah Kulikowski, Assistant Branch Manager
  Lexington Park Library
  Lexington Park, Maryland
No matter a library’s size or budget, we are all looking for ways to increase staff efficiency and better serve our patrons. This webinar will focus on practical and creative ways to use tablet technology (including reference, circulation, payments, storytime music, program registrations, and more!) to stay on the leading edge of customer service.
 

REGISTER

 
 

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  2:30 pm: Get Out to Get Them In: Marketing Outside the Library
  Erin Shea, Supervisor
  Ferguson Library
  Stamford, Connecticut

To attract nonusers to the library, you'll first have to bring the library to them. Getting outside the four walls of your building is often the first step toward bringing new users in. This presentation will cover outreach ideas that are easy to implement in order to market your library's programs and services.

 

REGISTER

 
  Sarah Houghton, Director
  San Rafael Public Library
  San Rafael, California

Much is written about love and libraries. And no, this is not a presentation about love in the stacks or sexy times in the study room. Much of library marketing across the world is focused on reminding people that they love libraries, or soliciting them to say outright that they love their libraries and their librarians. I believe that we are having the wrong conversation. The conversation we should be having is how much “we in libraries love our communities.”

Nearly everyone who works in a library believes wholeheartedly in our mission. We love our communities and want to serve them to the best of our ability. Modern library messaging should be that “The Library Loves You,” not pleading for love from our communities. How do we shift the viewpoint to be less navel-gazing and insecure and more about sharing our commitment to our communities?

 

REGISTER

 

Thursday, January 22:


 

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9 am: Stop the Whining: How to Complain Effectively
Pat Wagner, Educator and Instructional Producer
Pattern Research, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

If we describe whining as complaining ineffectively, then it seems possible to learn how to ask for what we want more competently. To be more influential, we have to learn to get our own act together, build a support network, and make sure we know the facts. A combination of data and good interpersonal skills work better than accusations and whimpering. Learn how to become better at problem solving and decision making in the library instead of adding negativity to a situation.

 

REGISTER

 
 

 

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10:30 am: What You Need to Know About Library Technology
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
San Mateo, California

Now that the revolutionary change that the Internet caused in libraries has largely been absorbed, what are the technologies that may change what we do or how we do it in the future? What changes to our metadata infrastructure will we need to weather? What new opportunities will these potential changes provide? This and more will be explored in a rollicking look at where we've been and are going in the near future.

 

REGISTER

 
 

 

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1 pm: Listening to the Future of Libraries
Daniel W. Rasmus, Founder
Serious Insights LLC
Sammamish, Washington

Daniel W. Rasmus will offer you a journey through the uncertainties that will shape the future of libraries and provide you with tools to help navigate your future. Rasmus will discuss issues of place, purpose, relevance and reinvention as it pertains to public libraries. 

 

REGISTER

 
 

 

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2:30 pm: Six Essential Skills for One-on-One Tech Instruction
Crystal Schimpf, Training Consultant
Kixal LLC
Berkeley, California
 
Have you ever helped a library patron with a technology issue? Have you offered computer tutoring by appointment? One-on-one tech instruction happens every day in libraries, and every technology question presents an opportunity to teach new skills. Luckily, you don’t need to be a tech expert to provide effective tech instruction. Learn six practical training skills that will help boost your ability to help library patrons with technology questions.
 
 
 

 
4 pm: Trigger Talks

The conference will conclude with 6, six-minute presentations on a variety of topics, by 6 different people. They are:

Dominic Frandrup, Waupaca Area Public Library
Kevin King, Kalamazoo Public Library
Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library
Ben Miller, Sauk City Public Library
Kay Rankel, Gillett Public Library
Cole Zrostlik, St. Croix Falls Public Library

Their short spiels should "trigger" ideas for the audience members. 
But, the presenters will have to get their ideas across in only six minutes. 
 

 

Ben Krombholz / bkrombholz@wvls.org


Early Literacy Community Development

11/19/2014

As part of the Growing Wisconsin Readers early literacy initiative, the Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology's Public Library Development Team is proud to announce a new, free professional development oppor­tunity for Wisconsin public youth services librarians and their community partners in spring 2015. The Early Literacy and Community Development (ELCD) course is designed to assist participants in the investigation, analysis, and assessment of the role of local libraries in early literacy development within the context of their communities.

The ELCD course description may be viewed at http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/files/pld/pdf/ELCD_Course.pdf.

The ELCD application is accessible online at https://forms.dpi.wi.gov/se.ashx?s=56301B2D40B1D7AF

The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

Ben Krombholz / bkrombholz@wvls.org


Youth Services Workshop

10/21/2014

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt; Sue Abrahamson; Sharon Grover

School librarians and youth librarians from all Wisconsin public library systems are invited to "Libraries, Literacy and Community Value: What Youth Services is All About!", a special workshop presented by the Wisconsin Valley Library Service on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First Street, Wausau.

Guest speakers include Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Sue Abrahamson, Youth Librarian at the Waupaca Area Public Library; and Sharon Grover, Head of Youth Services at the Hedberg Public Library.

Pre-registration required by December 12. To register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/libraries-literacy-and-community-value-what-youth-services-is-all-about-tickets-13182841233.

If you have any questions about this event, contact Kris Adams Wendt at kawendt@wvls.org.

This workshop is worth 5 CEUs toward Wisconsin Public Library Director Certification.


Schedule:

  • 9:00-9:30am -- Coffee and conversation
  • 9:30-11:30am -- Shake it all About: Libraries, Literacy and the Big Picture
    • Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, DPI/DLT Public Library Youth & Special Services Consultant, presents “Offering Library Reading Programs: Top Ten Tips for Librarians” and “Why library reading programs matter: 10 Tips for Parents & Caregivers” outlining the benefits of library reading programs, including summer programming and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Tessa will also demystify the annual report questions related to programs, drop-in activities and literacy offerings.
      • Come prepared: to share ideas for planning and promoting to kids, families, library boards, schools and the general community!
      • Plan on: participating in small group discussions and taking a mid-morning break.
      • Please bring: a copy of your library’s mission/vision statement.
  • 11:30am-12:30pm -- Lunch and Table Topics Discussion (FREE LUNCH provided by WVLS!)
  • 12:30-3:00pm -- Neither Hokey nor Pokey: Practical and Empowering Program Ideas
    • Sue Abrahamson, Waupaca Area Public Library Children’s Librarian, and Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library (Janesville) Head of Youth Services, will present examples of passive programming (Relief for the harried librarian!), partnerships (Working smarter together!) and alternative methods of recognition beyond incentive based reading promotions and programs (Reading is its own reward!).
      • Come prepared: to share your own success stories and solicit solutions to current challenges.
      • Plan on: participating in small group discussion and a mid-afternoon break – with chocolate!

If you require special accommodations please contact us in advance and we will endeavor to assist you.

WVLS Youth Services Workshop 12-18-14 Flyer

Ben Krombholz / bkrombholz@wvls.org


Taming Tech Tools for Libraries

09/12/2014

Kieran Hixon

Webinar: September 18, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm |

With so many new tech tools popping up everywhere, we are all working on a wild frontier of possibilities. But how do you know which tools are worth "taming" to help you provide better library services? In this webinar, tech-tamer Kieran Hixon will unpack a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that can help your library better engage with patrons and build digital literacy skills. From completing daily tasks to growing advocacy efforts, these web based tools can help you work smarter.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

To register, visit http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/taming-tech-tools-for-libraries.html.

Presented by Kieran Hixon, Technology and Digital Initiatives Consultant for the Colorado State Library, and Board Member and Web Master for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Ben Krombholz / bkrombholz@wvls.org


Marketing & Merchandising!

08/05/2014

Peggy Barber

Wisconsin Valley Library Service presents MARKETING & MERCHANDISING!     

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wausau Room, Marathon Co. Public Library, 300 1st Street, Wausau

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Coffee and conversation

9:30 – 10:45 AM: Reach for it and Take it Home Stellar Library Displays, PART 1
Interesting, attractive and enticing ideas presented by Jane Johnson from Janke Book Store

10:45 – 11:00 AM: BREAK

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Reach for it and Take it Home Stellar Library Displays, PART 2
Promoting virtual and non-print services and materials by Barnes & Noble representatives.

12:15 – 1 PM: Lunch provided by WVLS!

1:00 – 4:00 PM: Word of Mouth Marketing with Peggy Barber!

Not only can your library afford Word-of-Mouth Marketing (WOMM), but you can also deliver a more compelling message than commercial brands with this proven system in place. Learn how to package your library's successes so people absolutely must tell their friends and neighbors. WOMM is a positive exercise that you can use to connect your library with the community you serve, build a buzz, increase pride, appreciation, support, and turn customers into champions.

Join us Sept. 3 to learn the principles and strategies of WOMM and begin developing your Word-of-Mouth Marketing Plan. Peggy will be available for long-distance consulting as you share your WOMM plan with your colleagues and put it to work from September 2014 through February 2015. A follow up workshop with Peggy will be held in March 2015 to share your plans, experience and results!

Peggy was Associate Executive Director for Communication for the American Library Association (ALA) prior to launching Library Communications Strategies, Inc. in 2000 focused on marketing and communication support for libraries. With her business partner, Linda she wrote BUILDING A BUZZ: Libraries and Word-of-Mouth Marketing (ALA, 2010). See: https://infopeople.org/people/peggy-barber

SPECIAL NOTE: WVLS will provide lunch for everyone and mileage reimbursement for WVLS member libraries. Workshop co-sponsored by OWLS, Winnefox and WVLS. (6 CEU credits for the day)

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-merchandising-tickets-12530776891 by August 28, 2014. Questions? Contact Kris Adams Wendt kawendt@wvls.org

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


Failing in the Right Direction - An Infopeople Webinar

05/21/2014

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What happens at your library when something doesn’t go according to plan? Do you or your colleagues find yourselves:

  • Apologizing and promising not to let that happen again?
  • Pointing out the circumstances that were beyond your control?
  • Worrying about how this setback might affect your budget or your career?
  • Wishing that other people had done more to support you?
  • Or just feeling generally down and discouraged?

We hear a lot about the need for innovation and risk taking in the workplace but not so much about the flip side of that coin: failure. Failure happens. Some even say that there is no creativity without failure. In fact, many success stories – Thomas Edison, Vera Wang, Jay-Z, Dr. Seuss – are prefaced by accounts of repeated failures. Even so, the library environment has not been especially tolerant of imperfect outcomes. If we want to continue to change and grow, we’ll need to rethink how we deal with failure.

Though we can’t totally avoid failing, we can learn to fail more constructively. In this lively one-hour webinar, we will explore how to:

  • Set clear parameters for what constitutes success,
  • Inspire support and participation even when success cannot be guaranteed,
  • Keep minor glitches from escalating,
  • Isolate and correct what went wrong without shaming or blaming,
  • Understand when to let go and when to regroup and keep trying,
  • Extract valuable information from unsuccessful ventures,
  • Care for ourselves and others when things don’t work out as well as we’d hoped, and
  • Avoid repeating old mistakes while retaining the nerve to make new ones!

If you are a member of the library community who has ever planned, supervised, funded, participated in, or stood by helplessly during an honest effort that fell short, this webinar will offer you both practical techniques and reassuring perspectives.

When Start:  June 17th, 2014 2:00 PM (CST)    End: 3:00 PM (CST)

Presenter: Joan Frye Williams

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button. If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

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Speaker's slides: Will be available the morning of the webinar.

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


Wisconsin Trustee Training Week - 2014

05/21/2014

Logo for 2014 WIS Trustee Training Week

A series of webinars taking place at 12 pm (CST) each day from August 18-21, the Wisconsin Trustee Training Week will provide Wisconsin public library trustees new ideas and tools to support the libraries they serve.  All sessions will be recorded. 

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week is a great opportunity to learn about Facility Planning; Advocacy Using Social Media; the Baddest issues Facing Libraries; and Staff Development from national experts! 

These FREE webinars are scheduled during the noon hour August 18-21.  For more information and to  registration click on this link.  
https://www.facebook.com/notes/nicolet-federated-library-system/wisconsin-trustee-training-week-2014/658319180894961

Don't delay!  sign up today!

Kathy Pletcher, WLTF Chair

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


2014 International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration: Muslim Journeys

05/12/2014

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2014 International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration: Muslim Journeys - Saturday, June 7, 2014  8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Venue: Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin Ballroom. 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

Featuring: Ali Alalou (award-winning author), Saideh Jamshidi (peace journalist), Rukhsana Khan (award-winning author), and Naheed H. Senzai (award-winning author)

This one-day workshop is geared towards educators, librarians, students and children's literature enthusiasts, with an aim to internationalize classrooms and libraries statewide. This year the celebration will focus on Muslim Journeys by exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims around the world, through presentations on literature, media, history and social organizations. Three award winning authors will present on their literature while other presenters will offer insights and resources for inclusion in building teaching resources on the topic. In conclusion, we will have a book signing and reception.

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC).
Registration is $65 ($35 for students). Fee includes full-day workshop, choice of book (see registration page), continental breakfast, poster, and lunch with invited authors.
Register today @ http://intl-institute.wisc.edu/payment/childlit/ - deadline to register is Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

For more information, contact Rachel Weiss at 608.262.9224 or rweiss@southasia.wisc.edu

Featured speakers are...
Ali Alalou
Ali Alalou teaches French and applied linguistics at the University of Delaware. Born in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Ali met Elizabeth Alalou while he was teaching at a public school in southern Morocco. They are now married and live with their four children near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Saideh Jamshidi
Saideh Jamshidi is an American-Iranian journalist, filmmaker and editor covering Iran, the Middle East news and views, and Muslim women issues for Al-Monitor. Saideh has worked in different national and international media outlets. She has traveled extensively and can speak four languages. Saideh is also the CEO, Executive Editor for Soltan Post LLC and is a contributor to Fashion Muslima: Unveiling Muslim Women Power and Beauty.

Rukhsana Khan
Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. She has twelve books published and other projects under contract. She has appeared on television and radio numerous times, has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, India, Singapore, Italy, and South Africa, and has presented all across Canada and the U.S. She tells tales of India, Persia, the Middle East, as well as her own stories. She has four grown children (three girls and a boy) and nine grandchildren. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family. Rukhsana is a member of SCBWI, The Writers Union of Canada, and Storytelling Toronto. Visit her online rukhsanakhan.com.

N.H. Senzai
N.H. Senzai is the author of award winning Shooting Kabul, chosen by the Asian Pacific Librarians Association as their Young Adult Literature winner and an NPR’s Backseat Book Club pick, and its companion novel Saving Kabul Corner. She spent her childhood in San Francisco, Jubail, Saudi Arabia and attended high school in London, England where she was voted "most likely to read a literary revolution" due to her ability to get away with reading comic books in class. Today Ms. Senzai lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their son. Her upcoming novel is Partition Junction (Fall 2015). Visit her online nhsenzai.com.

Rachel Weiss
WIOC Co-chair   Telephone: (608) 262-9224  Website: wioc.wisc.edu

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


2014 International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration: Muslim Journeys

05/12/2014

International Children's Literature Celebration Logo

2014 International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration: Muslim Journeys - Saturday, June 7, 2014  8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Venue: Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin Ballroom. 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI

Featuring: Ali Alalou (award-winning author), Saideh Jamshidi (peace journalist), Rukhsana Khan (award-winning author), and Naheed H. Senzai (award-winning author)

This one-day workshop is geared towards educators, librarians, students and children's literature enthusiasts, with an aim to internationalize classrooms and libraries statewide. This year the celebration will focus on Muslim Journeys by exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims around the world, through presentations on literature, media, history and social organizations. Three award winning authors will present on their literature while other presenters will offer insights and resources for inclusion in building teaching resources on the topic. In conclusion, we will have a book signing and reception.

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC).
Registration is $65 ($35 for students). Fee includes full-day workshop, choice of book (see registration page), continental breakfast, poster, and lunch with invited authors.
Register today @ http://intl-institute.wisc.edu/payment/childlit/ - deadline to register is Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

For more information, contact Rachel Weiss at 608.262.9224 or rweiss@southasia.wisc.edu

Featured speakers are...
Ali Alalou
Ali Alalou teaches French and applied linguistics at the University of Delaware. Born in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Ali met Elizabeth Alalou while he was teaching at a public school in southern Morocco. They are now married and live with their four children near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Saideh Jamshidi
Saideh Jamshidi is an American-Iranian journalist, filmmaker and editor covering Iran, the Middle East news and views, and Muslim women issues for Al-Monitor. Saideh has worked in different national and international media outlets. She has traveled extensively and can speak four languages. Saideh is also the CEO, Executive Editor for Soltan Post LLC and is a contributor to Fashion Muslima: Unveiling Muslim Women Power and Beauty.

Rukhsana Khan
Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. She has twelve books published and other projects under contract. She has appeared on television and radio numerous times, has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, India, Singapore, Italy, and South Africa, and has presented all across Canada and the U.S. She tells tales of India, Persia, the Middle East, as well as her own stories. She has four grown children (three girls and a boy) and nine grandchildren. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family. Rukhsana is a member of SCBWI, The Writers Union of Canada, and Storytelling Toronto. Visit her online rukhsanakhan.com.

N.H. Senzai
N.H. Senzai is the author of award winning Shooting Kabul, chosen by the Asian Pacific Librarians Association as their Young Adult Literature winner and an NPR’s Backseat Book Club pick, and its companion novel Saving Kabul Corner. She spent her childhood in San Francisco, Jubail, Saudi Arabia and attended high school in London, England where she was voted "most likely to read a literary revolution" due to her ability to get away with reading comic books in class. Today Ms. Senzai lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their son. Her upcoming novel is Partition Junction (Fall 2015). Visit her online nhsenzai.com.

Rachel Weiss
WIOC Co-chair   Telephone: (608) 262-9224  Website: wioc.wisc.edu

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


GET IN THE HEARING LOOP!

04/29/2014

Hearing Loop Logo

Wisconsin Valley Library Service presents
GET IN THE HEARING LOOP!   May 29, 2014
Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, 400 North Main Street, Medford, WI

A workshop for librarians and their community partners in better service to people with hearing loss. Hearing Loops improve hearing access for hearing aid users in places where background noise or distance make it difficult to hear. Installations in libraries, churches, schools, public auditoriums, and customer service desks provide transformative opportunities for citizens with hearing loss! Reach out and offer a ride to this program for others who want to know more about getting in the loop!

9:30 Coffee and conversation

10:00 – 11:30 Presentation by Dr. Juliette Sterkens with MeLinda Brahmer, and Brian Haines

You are invited to learn about hearing loop technology at an informative workshop featuring Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Au.D. Dr. Sterkens is currently on sabbatical from her Oshkosh audiology practice, Fox Valley Hearing Center, to devote her time to the promotion of hearing loops on behalf of the Hearing Loss Association of America. She is the recipient of the 2011 Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year and Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education for her advocacy efforts on a local, state and national level.

Sterkens will be assisted by Brian Haines from Consulting with Clarity located in Colby, and Medford audiologist MeLinda Brahmer. The presentation and discussion will include an overview of the development, dissemination and different types of hearing loops and T-coil enabled assistive aids, on-site demonstration of the Contacta S-Supra M300 system installed by the WVLS 2014 LSTA grant, service to the hearing impaired, best practices for library staff, and promotion of community partnerships for increased awareness of hearing loop technology.

11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:30 PM Presentation by Midstate Independent Living Consultants, Inc.

Midstate Independent Living Consultants, Inc. is a publicly supported non-profit agency serving persons of all ages in North Central Wisconsin with disabilities of all ages. MILC can assist you with your ADA questions and suggest ways in which your library can become friendlier to persons with disabilities. Nancy Keller will increase your understanding of disability awareness, assistive devices, technology, and local/state resources for library patrons of all ages. Karen Spaulding RN will provide information about My Way Home Services, a division of MILC that provides in-home assistance to people with disabilities.

SPECIAL NOTE: Attendance by at least one representative from each of the 13 locations where hearing loop installations are taking place under the WVLS 2014 Special Needs Grant is required. Round trip travel for one car from each of the 13 installation locations will be reimbursed by the LSTA grant. (3 CEU credits for the day)

RSVP to Kris Adams Wendt no later than by May 22, 2014.

Inese Christman / ichristman@wvls.org


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