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Youth Services Development Institute Announces Winners

Youth Services Development Institute Announces Winners

Twenty-five participants were recently selected from a large pool of applicants for the Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute, representing 14 of the 16 regional library systems. WVLS will have three representatives participating in the Institute, which runs...

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Registration Open

Registration Open

Registration is now open for Trustee Training Week, set for August 12-16.  There is a great line-up of speakers this year, including Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Pat Wagner Dawn Wacek Connie Meyer and Kathy Pletcher Shauna Koszegi There will be variety of topics covered,...

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IDEA Team, Census Guide Among Updates

IDEA Team, Census Guide Among Updates

IDEA Team update The IDEA Team met on May 23 and discussed possible CE opportunities for our libraries in 2020 including: the inclusive services toolkit presentation, collection development and weeding, mental health first aid workshop, ACEs (Adverse Childhood...

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Photography in Libraries

Photography in Libraries

Library photographs can play an impactful role in libraries’ advocacy, marketing and documentation efforts.AdvocacyPhotos tell stories. Action photos of library book clubs, groups using meeting rooms, children participating in STEM/STEAM activities, teen gaming...

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Use NoveList Plus For That Perfect Summer Read

Use NoveList Plus For That Perfect Summer Read

Summer reading is right around the corner.  Try NoveList Plus to help your patrons find the perfect summer read! NoveList Plus features cultivated lists for many favorite genres and features books for all ages. It is a searchable database; allowing you to search by...

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BadgerLink Outage Scheduled for August

BadgerLink Outage Scheduled for August

Due to server issues identified by the BadgerLink authentication and Super Search vendor, Auto-Graphics, their platform upgrade has been postponed. The migration has been rescheduled for the weekend of August 9-12. BadgerLink resources and Super Search are now slated...

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Help YALSA Name A New Teen-Focused Month

Help YALSA Name A New Teen-Focused Month

Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week are no more.   Librarians, please encourage your teens to be a part of an exciting initiative. Do your teens want a say in YALSA’s newest month long celebration?  This year, Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week will be dissolving to form...

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SSCS Conference Registration Now Open

SSCS Conference Registration Now Open

Registration for the one-day Support Staff and Circulation Services Conference on May 23 is now open. This year's theme is "Help Yourself, Help Your Library." Please join the conference in wonderful Eau Claire for a day of energized learning. Full conference...

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Director’s Retreat Scheduled for September

Director’s Retreat Scheduled for September

The WVLS Director's Retreat will be held on Thursday, September 26 at Tribute Golf Course and Bunkers Bar and Grill, located at 1001 Golf Club Rd in Wausau. This biyearly event will be a full day geared toward the needs of library directors. Topics are still in...

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Refresh Your Adult Programming

Refresh Your Adult Programming

Are you looking to refresh programming for adults at your library? Find ideas and resources below for inspiration all year long. And, save the date for the 2019 Adult Services Summit on November 7, following the V-Cat meeting. “Cut the Cord:” invite speakers to talk...

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Children’s Day/El Dia is April 30

Children’s Day/El Dia is April 30

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all...

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Registration Open for WAPL Conference

Registration Open for WAPL Conference

The 2018 WAPL Conference was a huge success. Join us in Rothschild in May of 2019 for even more spectacular programs and events! WAPL Registration is open! http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/wapl/conferences-events/conference-registration The keynote address, "How to...

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It’s Time to Celebrate

It’s Time to Celebrate

The following information was taken from ALA's website on National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to...

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The Bubbler Comes to WVLS on May 7

The Bubbler Comes to WVLS on May 7

The Bubbler Makes Over WVLS Tuesday, May 7, 2019; 9 am - 3 pm Marathon County Public Library 300 First Street, Wausau 4.5 Contact Hours The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is a hub for creative expression among people of all ages through art creation and...

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Outdoor Learning Webinar in April

Outdoor Learning Webinar in April

Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (webinar)Wednesday, April 17; 1 pmPresented by: Trina Evans, Branch AssistantSusan Bednarz, Assistant Reference LibrarianKokomo-Howard County Public LibraryKokomo, IN1 Contact Hour Studies show children benefit a...

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New in Inclusive Services

New in Inclusive Services

1. Thank you to all who offered to join the new IDEA (Inclusive, Diversity, Equity and Access) Team! Our Team members are Laurie Ollhoff (Merrill), Sue Heskin (Superior), Jeanne Wolfe (Lac du Flambeau), Emilie Braunel (Sayner), Angie Bodzislaw (Spooner). We will be...

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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants Now Available

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants Now Available

An EJK Mini-Grant program is a creative and innovative activity that takes place in class or out in the community, and provides an enriched experience. It's funded solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It's an opportunity for a public school teacher or librarian...

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Gale Courses Email and Social Media Share

Gale Courses Email and Social Media Share

(Submitted by Anne Hamland) The Gale Courses catalog includes courses perfect for job seekers or anyone looking to brush up on their workplace skills.  Send the email below to local workforce centers such as: UW-Extension offices Job Center of Wisconsin offices County...

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2019-2020 WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant

2019-2020 WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant

The Rib Lake Public Library and Tomahawk Public Library are the recipients of the 2019-2020 Innovation and Collaboration Literacy Grant. Join us in congratulating these libraries for their passion, imagination, and big dreams. Now wish them well as they roll up their...

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