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WVLS June Newsletter

WVLS June Newsletter

The WVLS June Newsletter is now available. Features include: Registration Open for Trustee Training Week A Closer Look: Starred Reviews Colby Hosts Spring Service Projects Rib Lake Breaks Ground on Community Shelter Loyal Starts "Stories on Main" Minocqua Providing...

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WLA Conference Accepting Program Proposals

WLA Conference Accepting Program Proposals

The WLA Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2021 WLA annual conference! The conference will be held in Green Bay from November 16-19 at the KI Convention Center. The Conference already boasts a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers, including Sarah...

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Now Available

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Now Available

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Here are some updates:    Starting on Wednesday May 12, eligible households...

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Recorded Webinar Available

Recorded Webinar Available

The first WVLS recorded presentation of 2021, "Top Tips for Online Presentations," is available. You can view it here: https://youtu.be/QvDWi0y_sq8 About this presentation: Online meetings and presentations came to the forefront in 2020, and they likely aren't going...

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May Newsletter Available Online

May Newsletter Available Online

The WVLS May Newsletter is now available. Features include: MCPL Creates Poet-Tree Program Owen Welcomes a Furry Friend New Makerspace Kits Added WVLS Members Participate in Library Stories ARSL Conference To Be Held In-Person Libraries who are interested in...

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Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update

I am happy to present the first in a series of Digital Bytes about Inclusive Terminology. A big thank you to Laurie Ollhoff, a member of the IDEA Team for starting us out. Please check it out here, and then drop a line to Laurie! ~Sherry Resources: The Office for...

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Meet Your Partners: Workforce Resources (LAWDS)

Meet Your Partners: Workforce Resources (LAWDS)

WVLS public library staff are invited to attend your choice of three upcoming workshops offered through the Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project. Meet your partners in providing workforce and community resources! Library staff and...

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2020 Infographic and Social Media Templates Now Available

2020 Infographic and Social Media Templates Now Available

The 2020 statistics infographic and social media share templates are now available.  These are great tools to use in addition to your annual report. You can use these graphics the entire year! Use these for advocacy efforts during budget time. Include them with a...

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Forward Thinking Building Changes

Forward Thinking Building Changes

Boost: Forward Thinking Building Changes A Report from the 2020 Library Journal Design Institute. See also the WVLS Building Resources webpage. "Libraries have an incredible opportunity to be considered first responders.” Pamela Anderson-Brulé, President &...

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WVLS Loves Its Libraries

WVLS Loves Its Libraries

February 2021, National Library Lovers’ Month, is the perfect opportunity for community members to share their love for libraries. Our member libraries’ resourcefulness, adaptability and resilience continue to motivate and inspire the WVLS team to seek ways to adapt...

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WAPL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

WAPL Conference Accepting Program Proposals

With a theme of LIBRARY STRONG, the goal of this year’s four day conference (May 4-7)  is that attendees will leave feeling emboldened, connected, and strengthened in their library work. We’re looking for library leaders who have strengths in areas of mental health,...

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WVLS January Newsletter

WVLS January Newsletter

The WVLS January Newsletter is now posted. Features include: Registration Open for Virtual Library Legislative Day Natalie Portman Named Honorary Chair for NLW Merrill Distributes Bird Art Kits Loyal Revamps Picture Book Section MCPL Distributes ‘Grab n G” Craft Kits...

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Best of 2020 Book Lists

Best of 2020 Book Lists

Best of 2020 Book Lists A few resources for filling out your collection with the best selections.  Save the date for the Youth Media Awards scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT  during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference. Follow...

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Need Some Help With Virtual Programming?

Need Some Help With Virtual Programming?

We have posted our third recorded webinar of 2020! View it here.  Virtual programming in the library has become the norm in 2020. Marge will share some tips, tricks and resources to help you up your programming game. This webinar will explore: •  tips on purposeful...

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Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update

There continues to be amazing continuing education on inclusive subjects! A lengthy list is below, including some new classes that start next year. After that, I've listed a month and a half of upcoming diverse holidays to help plan displays, storytimes, or virtual...

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Graphic Novel Recommendations for Kids and Teens

Graphic Novel Recommendations for Kids and Teens

School Library Journal recommends 18 Superb Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids and Teens in an article from October 28, 2020. All things manga and graphic novel enthusiast Steph Cherrywell, Antigo Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, has a few more your library...

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WVLS December Newsletter Available

WVLS December Newsletter Available

The WVLS December Newsletter is now available. Features include: 2021 Wild Wisconsin Conference Registration Open Compassion Resilience Training Abbotsford Hosts In-Person Adult Book Club Colby Holds “Foodsgiving” Antigo Public Library Showcases Recycled Art Minocqua...

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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available online. Features include: WVLS Adult Services Workshop in November October Recognizes Important Observance Member Library Director Interviewed on WPR Rib Lake Hosts Online Trivia Nights Back-to-School Bag Sale at RDL MCPL...

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How Can We Serve Seniors?

How Can We Serve Seniors?

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) presented a webinar on June 17 on providing senior services, and it was excellent. Here is more information: Webinar Recording Access the slides Full description and speaker information Highlights of the Webinar...

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