Call Conference

CALL Conference Feb 9: Collaborate!

The 1st Conference About Libraries & Literacy (CALL) is scheduled for February 9, 2017. Attendees can expect to network and discover new ways to collaborate with like-minded people from all library types. The theme "If Only They Knew" refers to the idea that each library has things to share that could help other libraries be more successful as they strive to advance literacy in Read more
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference 2017

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference: Jan 24-26

Have you registered for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference yet?  19 webinars on staff empowerment, youth services, tech trends, leadership, and small but mighty libraries. January 24-26, 2017. Register here!
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#30SecondBookTalk Challenge!

Do you or your co-workers give Book Talks? Would you like to but aren't sure where to start? The Adventures of Library Girl (Blog) is here to save the day! See the full blog "#30SecondBookTalk Challenge! It's Time for ROUND1!" from The Read more
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Guns in the Library: You Have the Policy... How Do You Enforce It?

(Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone, published January 12, 2017) If your policy states that weapons are prohibited, consider including an action plan in the event that this condition is violated. For example, the Read more
ALSC Making Your Marketing Work for Special Populations

Make Your Marketing Work for Special Populations

Marketing to special populations is no different than marketing any other resource and service provided by your library. There is no difference between offering something nobody knows about and not offering it at all. ALSC Blog from January 7, 2017: "Making Your Marketing Work for Read more
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WVLS Tech Team Finishing Migration to New Server Location

Today Tuesday January 10, 2017 We were able to schedule our IP address block migration for this morning (see in-depth information below).  The process should be completed before the opening hours today of most of our BCN members.  We are ready to rollback quickly in the event of any unforeseen issues critical to operations. Check the LibrariesWIN Status Page for regular updates on operational status changes. Read more
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Five Lessons in Tween Programming

Feeling discouraged about tween programming at your library? This Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) blog offers excellent short and long-term advice using a Star Wars program as a teaching example.  Read the full January 6, 2017 article "Five Lessons in Tween Read more

Libraries Transform

Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign will ensure there is one clear, energetic Read more

Aspen Report - "Rising to the Challenge"

This report examines how U.S. public libraries are uniquely situated to advance the needs of the communities they serve—and how these communities can best respond to libraries’ needs.

V-Cat: Online Library Catalog

V-Cat is the shared library catalog for most WVLS public libraries and contains holding information and access to a variety of books, audiovisual materials, and more.


Badgerlink is a program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that provides Wisconsin residents access to electronic information online. It includes many of the databases offered by Read more