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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available. WVLS Providing Transportation to WLA Conference Youth Services Workshop to Be Held in Person Reading to Dogs in Antigo Rhinelander Hosts Consumer Protection Programs Book Grants Awarded to Medford MCPL Holds Staff...

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WLA Conference Registration Open

WLA Conference Registration Open

Get Ready to "Rise to the Challenge" this fall. Registration is now open for the WLA  Annual Conference, scheduled for November 1 - 4, 2022 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This year, the conference registration fee includes:...

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

The WVLS September Newsletter is now available. WLA Conference Scholarships Available MCPL Staff Visit Brown County Library Loyal Partners on Strength Training Class Minocqua Ends Summer Programs at Water Park Author Presentation and Youth Services Social at Book...

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September Inclusive Services Update

September Inclusive Services Update

Hi all! There is a lot in this month's update! Please take some time and look over the information. Since it is National Suicide Awareness Month, I cannot stress how important it is to take time for mental health. Please take time to care for your whole self. I am...

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Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection Outreach Available

Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection Outreach Available

The following message was sent by Jeff Kersten, Agency Liaison for the Division of Trade & Consumer Protection. Dear Wisconsin Librarian, Consumer Scams and Identity Theft are at an all-time high and criminals are always changing tactics. Our role at the Bureau of...

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The Reluctant Library Advocate: Fall Webinar Series

The Reluctant Library Advocate: Fall Webinar Series

So much of library work requires advocacy–for resources, for funding, for staff, for communities, and so much more, yet many of us feel ill-equipped or reluctant to take on this role. In this virtual workshop series, we will engage in interactive activities designed...

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WVLS August Newsletter

WVLS August Newsletter

The WVLS August Newsletter is now available. Features include: Get Ready for Library Card Sign-Up Month Clark County Libraries Present at ‘Farm Technology Days’ Crandon Creates Green Space MCPL Hosts Youth Poetry Contest Update on Rhinelander and Library Marketing...

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September Inclusive Services Update

August Inclusive Services Update

At the end of last month, I attended the Annuals ALA Conference in D.C. While it was quite the time to be in our nation's capital, I was excited to learn about what the annual Emerging Leaders groups were working on. One of the groups worked with United for Libraries,...

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July Newsletter Now Available

July Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS July Newsletter is now available. Features include: Registration Now Open for Tech Days Granton Combined Library Celebrates 10 Years MCPL’s Renovations: One Year Later 10 Things to Know About: Virginia Woods Roberts Tomahawk Creates Butterfly Garden WVLS...

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Registration Open for Tech Days 2022

Registration Open for Tech Days 2022

Tech Days 2022 is a two-day webinar series that will be held on September 20-21. Go to techdayswisc.org to find descriptions of the webinar sessions, read about the presenters, and register for the sessions.  All webinars will be recorded and captioned. Topics...

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Wisconsin Trustee Training Week Set for August 22-26

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week Set for August 22-26

Registration is now open for Wisconsin Trustee Training Week. Sponsored by all 16 public library systems, the annual Trustee Training Week offers a one-hour webinar each day of the week on a topic of interest to public library trustees and administrators.  The line-up...

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September Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update: June

Today we begin a new month and I wanted to share with you an article that can help you understand and recognize some of the feelings you may be experiencing: The Librarians Are Not Okay. I hope you are all taking the time you need for self-care and healing. Please...

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September Inclusive Services Update

May Inclusive Services Update

Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being of everyone. Even before the pandemic, we were experiencing stress, trauma, anxiety, and heightened levels of depression, and the pandemic exacerbated those conditions,...

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Spring Webinar Series

Spring Webinar Series

Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service, Southwest Wisconsin Library System and the IFLS Library System are excited to announce a Spring Webinar Series. Each webinar will be worth 1 contact hour for public library certification, and they will...

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March Newsletter Now Available

March Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS March Newsletter is now available. Features include: WVLS Aspen Update Spring Webinar Series MCPL Launches “Little Art” ‘From Page to Film’ in Colby Antigo’s Stockbox Program a Success Thank you to Katie, Dan, Vicky and Dominic for this month's...

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September Inclusive Services Update

March Inclusive Services Update

March is Women’s History Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s BadgerLink Online Library has a variety of resources to learn, commemorate, and celebrate the impact women have had in American history. Additionally, the Library of Congress,...

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Recorded Webinar on Customer Service Available

Recorded Webinar on Customer Service Available

The third WVLS recorded presentation of 2021, "Top Tips for Online Presentations," is available. You can view it here. About this presentation: The last year and a half has turned library service (and our world) upside down. Libraries have been tested and have had to...

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September Inclusive Services Update

November Inclusive Services Update

I wanted to briefly talk about November themes you might be using this month and how you might want to rethink what has been used historically in the past. We just passed the Halloween season, a season that sees issues of cultural appropriation arise more frequently,...

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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available. Features include: Save the Date for Youth Services Workshop Antigo and Three Lakes Continue Grant Work 10 Things to Know About: Taylor Weinfurter Collaborations in Minocqua and Medford Safety Precautions at WLA 2021 Want...

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