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PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive Now Available

PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive Now Available

Applications are now open for the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Training Incentive, supported by AT&T! The new incentive program is designed to support library adoption of the new digital literacy courses and training materials, which are freely available in...

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WVLS May Newsletter

WVLS May Newsletter

The WVLS May Newsletter is now available. Features include: - ARSL Conference Scholarships Now Available - State Legislators Record Bedtime Stories in Antigo - Rhinelander Delivers May Day Baskets to Seniors - Art Ledges Installed at MCPL - Three Lakes Librarian...

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May 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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Submit a Proposal for the WLA Conference

Submit a Proposal for the WLA Conference

The Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference Programming Committee seeks program proposals for the next conference to be held November 1-4, 2022 at the Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva. The theme for this year's conference is ?Rising to the Challenge'' and we...

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May 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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May 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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Registration Open for WLA Conference

Registration Open for WLA Conference

Mark your calendars! Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) conference from November 16-19, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency and KI Convention Center. More information about the conference, including registration, and early and advance...

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Marketing Grant Now Available

Marketing Grant Now Available

There is a competitive, statewide mini-grant opportunity now available for any public library in Wisconsin to develop and implement a marketing plan. Those selected will be awarded $1,000 to implement plan ideas. Libraries of all sizes are encouraged to apply. To...

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Fall Webinar Series on Staff Empowerment

Fall Webinar Series on Staff Empowerment

More than ever, library staff need access to tools and resources to feel empowered while at work. Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service, and the Southwest Wisconsin Library System are excited to announce a Fall Webinar Series focusing on...

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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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“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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