WVLS Newsletter

WVLS publishes a monthly newsletter that includes:

  • WVLS system announcements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Member library news

To suggest a feature, please email Jamie Matczak at .

Current Newsletter

WVLS June 2024

  • New Makerspace Items Available for Checkout
  • Zimmermann Talks About V-Cat and ILS Management
  • Rhinelander Hosts First After-Hours Event
  • Clark County Starts “Passport Adventures” Program
  • Guest Feature: River Falls and Junior Librarians
  • Unlocking Efficiency for the 2024 Annual Report
  • WVLS Member Receive WAPL Conference Scholarships


2017 Issues

Newsletter 24 December 21, 2017: Virtual Reality, Neillsville, Collection Development: Diversify Me! and Diverse Books and BadgerLink

Newsletter 23 December 8, 2017: Library eBooks Now Shown in Google Search Results, Network Neutrality, Marketing Kit From OverDrive, MCPL Rothschild

Newsletter 22 November 22 2017: PLSR Focus Groups, Wisconsin State Law Library: A-Z topics, Gilman

Newsletter 21 November 8, 2017: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment, Tomahawk, Website Services

Newsletter 20 October 26, 2017: DPI Launches Internet Safety Website, Withee and Thorp, Canva For Nonprofits

Newsletter 19 October 12, 2017: Teen Read Week, IEEE Grant: Science Kits for Public Libraries, Neillsville, Magazines in BadgerLink

Newsletter 18 September 29, 2017: Banned Books, Libby Features, Crandon

Newsletter 17 September 13. 2017: Banned Books Week, National Library Card Sign-up Month, WVLS Director’s Retreat, Three Lakes, Survey Week

Newsletter 16 August 25, 2017: Libby App Launch, PLSR Regional Meetings, Central Wisconsin Book Festival, Three Lakes and Rhinelander, Solar Glasses After the Eclipse

Newsletter 15 August 11, 2017: Read Aloud 15 MinutesAspen Institute Action Guide 2.0, Neillsville, WPLC Year in Review

Newsletter 14 REVISED July 28, 2017: LearningExpress Library, Medford and Tomahawk, Get Your Library Ready to Code: Libraries Ready to Code ALA Grant

Newsletter 13 July 13, 2017Always-Available Audiobook Collection Added to Wisconsin’s Digital Library, Create Annual Report Brochures in LibPAS, Abbotsford, Rib Lake and Rhinelander at Youth Services Institute

Newsletter 12 June 23, 2017: State Bar of WI Offers Programs, New WVLS Website Launches July 5th, Programs at Rhinelander and Minocqua, The Wisconsin Senior Guide

Newsletter 11 June 9, 2017: Announcing the New Libby App from OverDrive, 2017 Fall WVLS Fall Continuing Education Calendar, Cataloger’s Retreat, Trustee Training Week, T.B. Scott Free Library: Solar Array Community Project

 Newsletter 10 May 26, 2017: Summer Reading Program, Wisconsin Digital Projects Toolkit, Loyal, Withee and MCPL Wausau, Cyber Security Threat: WannaCry

Newsletter 9 May 9, 2017: Collection Development Web Series: Adult Selection Tools, Upcoming Conferences

Newsletter 8 April 28, 2017: WVLS 2017 ARSL Conference Scholarship, Congratulations Colby Public Library and Rhinelander District Library

Newsletter 7 April 13, 2017: WPLC: Wisconsin’s Digital Library, Programs at Medford and Colby,  All-American Total Eclipse, Dia! El dia de los ninos!

Newsletter 6 March 30, 2017: Rhinelander District Library “Coding Together, learning Together” scholarship, Courier Resources, Programs at Thorp

Newsletter 5 March 9, 2017: OverDrive: Big Library Read, PLSR, Programs at Minocqua, Design Resources

Newsletter 4 February 24, 2017: Technology Update Emails, Teen Tech Week, Programs at Abbotsford and Three Lakes, Collection Development, 2017 Library Legislative Day Wrap Up

Newsletter 3 February 8, 2017: Picture: V-Cat, Fake News Resources, Early Literacy Kits, Grant, Scholarship: Coding Together, Learning Together, Programs at Abbotsford and Colby

Newsletter 2 January 24, 2017: Youth Media Awards, WVLS 2016 Year in Review, Guns in the Library, Harry Potter Book Night at Medford 

Newsletter 1 January 6, 2017 Annual Report: WVLS Annual Report Team, Annual Report Resources, Fake Microsoft Pop-up, PLSR, Legislative Listening Sessions in WVLS Libraries

2016 Issues

Newsletter 12 2016 Happy Holidays: Year End Checklist, Tax Season Tools, WVLS Courier Best Practices Video, Juno’s Book Club: Rib Lake Public Library, Referendum Passes! Demmer Memorial Library, WVLS Spring CE Calendar Announced, Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference 2017

Newsletter 11 December 6, 2016: OverDrive Marketing, UW-Milwaukee Workshops in Libraries on Adult Programming, PLSR, Cyber Monday Mug Making-Neillsville Public Library

Newsletter 10 November 15, 2016: Thankful, WVLS Team Reports on the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference, Congratulations Alice Sturzl, WISCAT License, OverDrive Training

Newsletter 9 November 2, 2016: Election Resources, Sierra Server Move, WVLS Youth Services Workshop, Libraries Transform: Legislators @ WVLS Libraries

Newsletter 8 October 17, 2016: PLSR Presentation, New OverDrive Website, Tech Training for Librarians, Magazines in Badgerlink, November is National Novel Writing Month

Newsletter 7 October 3, 2016: OverDrive Website Update, Annual Survey Week, Teen Read Week, Senator Moulton and Representative Bernier visit Thorp

Newsletter 6 September 20, 2016: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App, Door Counter Grant, WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Grant, Banned Books Week and Dealing with Material Challenges, Minocqua Public Library: Badgerlink Library of the Month

Newsletter 5 September 7, 2016: WIFI Mobile Hot Spot, Workshop: Cyber Sneakers, Connected with WVLS, Book Ninjas

Newsletter 4 August 26, 2016: Library Campaign Institute Webinar Series,The Purposed-Based Library, 2016 WVLS Tech Services Survey

Newsletter 3 August 10, 2016: OverDrive Magazines Ends, PLSR Information, SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference, Makerspace Kit Fairs 

Newsletter 2 July 26, 2016: Ebsco Discovery Service Training, Fall WVLS CE Schedule, Small Business Saturday, Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, National Library Card Month, Computer Skills Course

Newsletter 1 July 13, 2016: Social Media & Summer Reading, NTC in Best Colleges in 2016, Pokemon Go! 

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