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Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update

July is already moving so fast. Hopefully, you are able to enjoy what the month and the weather has to offer. Keep being excellent to each other! ~Sherry Resources: Lambda Literary announces 2021 winners Lambda Literary Award submissions are judged principally on...

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July Newsletter Now Available

July Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS July Newsletter is now available here: Features include: Rhinelander Holds Pet Parade Three Lakes Starts Summer Collaborations Crandon Continues “Tasting Tuesdays” Weekly History Chats at Marathon County Workforce Development Resources Now Available...

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Tech Days Set for September

Tech Days Set for September

Learn from experts without having to travel! Tech Days 2021 is a two-day webinar series. Schedule at a glance:   Wednesday, September 15 Thursday, September 16 10:00 – 11:30am Digital First: All Library Planning Starts with Digital Video Production: Tools, Tips...

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Registration Open for Trustee Training Week

Registration Open for Trustee Training Week

Wisconsin Trustee Training Week is set for August 23-27. 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 of...

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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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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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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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Core Values. Equity. Recruiting. Inclusion.

Core Values. Equity. Recruiting. Inclusion.

Trustee Training Week registration is now open! Here's this year's lineup: Monday, August 24 -- Core Values of Librarianship with Jessamyn West Tuesday, August 25 - Recruiting and Engaging Friends and Trustees Under Age 40 with Madeline Jarvis and Tess Wilson...

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Reopening Guidelines Released

Reopening Guidelines Released

The latest version of reopening guidelines for public libraries has been released. The Wisconsin Public Libraries Reopening Guide, a collaborative effort between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Wisconsin public library community, provides a process...

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“Beanstack” Office Hours Available

“Beanstack” Office Hours Available

On April 24, 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Instruction finalized a three-year, statewide contract for Beanstack, an online reading challenge platform and mobile app, with the assistance of Wisconsin Valley Library Service as fiscal agent. This statewide contract is...

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Recorded Webinar on “Giving Bad News” Now Available

Recorded Webinar on “Giving Bad News” Now Available

The first recorded WVLS webinar of 2020 is now available, on our YouTube Channel. “Giving Bad News” is a presentation by Betsy Bleck, director of the Oconomowoc Public Library. This presentation is worth 1 contact hour in Category C.  Watch it here.      About this...

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Spotting Fake News

Spotting Fake News

In a time when information is overwhelming, it is important for librarians and other information professionals to be vigilant about the information they share and be prepared to guide others to the best information out there. Right now, many websites and other media...

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COVID-19 Webpage and Updates

WVLS created a webpage devoted to COVID-19 and assisting its member libraries. You will find: Status Updates of WVLS Member Libraries Health Resources Archive of the WVLS Covid-19 Daily Update Language Used for Library Closures WVLS Operations The WVLS Office is...

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Marketing Plan Template Now Available

Based on Kathy Dempsey’s “Cycle of True Marketing,” a state-wide public library system marketing cohort has drafted a marketing plan template that any library of any size can model and adapt. The template includes: A customizable marketing framework that can be...

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Streamline for Success: Library Programs and Services Reboot

Streamline for Success: Library Programs and Services Reboot

Open to public library staff. 60 seats are available at each location. Lunch provided at no cost. Mileage reimbursement available, carpooling strongly encouraged! Choose a workshop that best fits your schedule. CE contact hours: 6 Tuesday, May 5                    ...

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Customer Service Webinar Series Starts in April

Customer Service Webinar Series Starts in April

Nationally-known library consultant Pat Wagner will present a three-part webinar series on April 1, 8 and 15, focusing on customer service in libraries. All of the webinars will be recorded and posted to the WVLS website. Each webinar is worth 1 contact hour. The...

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Miss Some Conference Sessions?

Miss Some Conference Sessions?

The 8th Annual Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference happened last month, and it's possible you weren't able to attend all of the sessions. Some of the sessions ran simultaneously, or you didn't have time to view it live. All of the session recordings are now posted...

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Conference Scholarships Now Available

Conference Scholarships Now Available

WVLS is pleased to announce the 2020 scholarships for its member libraries. The following are available: 1 ALA Annual Conference Scholarship (application deadline is March 9) 2 WAPL or WLA Conference Scholarships (application deadline is March 23), 1 WAPL or WLA...

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