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Teen Reader’s Advisory Tools

Teen Reader’s Advisory Tools

How do we assist reluctant teen readers in reader's advisory? Put the tools in their hands! One idea is to print out this poster for your teen area. It shows teens what tools they can use to find their next read. If you have a social media account of any kind, look up...

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How Many Adults in the U.S. Have Smartphones?

How Many Adults in the U.S. Have Smartphones?

The following blog post was written by David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. You can follow more of his work on his website, http://www.davidleeking.com/. The Pew Research Center just released their newest report on...

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How Much Time Do We Spend In Meetings?

How Much Time Do We Spend In Meetings?

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend per week in meetings? The answer might surprise you.  According to an article from The Muse, a website dedicated to work and careers, the average manager spends 35% of their time a week in meetings. How can we make...

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Inclusive Services Update

Inclusive Services Update

Here is a smorgasbord of inclusive services items for you to read at your leisure: The annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute will take place July 29 - August 2, 2019, in Black River Falls, WI. This is an active, highly participatory, week-long...

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Need Basic Computer Skills?

Need Basic Computer Skills?

Two topics that the Library Advisory Committee (LAC) members discussed during the meeting on April 4 were assisting library users in completing specific tasks on computers and library staff wanting to improve their computer skills. What are some challenges? Users have...

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Marketing Series Set for October

Marketing Series Set for October

The Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service and Southwest Wisconsin Library System are proud to present a webinar series this October called “Marketing the Value of Your Library.” Webinars will be presented at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1;...

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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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Inclusive Services Update

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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