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Digital Bytes

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NEW! Supporting & Representing Indigenous People in the Library
Time: 22:31
In this Digital Byte, Angela Bodzislaw from Spooner Memorial Library and Laura Merchant from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Extension discuss representing and supporting indigenous people in the library. This presentation includes topics of Land Acknowledgement, addressing historical trauma, cultural responsiveness, evaluating collections, and partnering with Indigenous organizations.

NEW! Creating a Web Button for Library Stories
Time: 6:35
In this Digital Byte, Anne talks about an easy and convenient way to collect library stories.


New! Library Employment, Part 3
Time: 5:41
In Part 3 of this series on Library Employment, Jamie shares where to post library jobs, and how WVLS can assist.

New! Library Employment, Part 2
Time: 5:13
In this three-part series on library employment, Jamie talks about how to post an open position of employment for your library.

Recent Digital Bytes

Google Form Registration
Time: 15:38
In this Digital Byte, Anne talks about how libraries can use Google Forms for library registrations and summer library program activities.

Library Employment, Part 1
Time: 8:27
In this first of a three-part series, Jamie talks about what should be be in a library job posting and description.

Time: 8:51
In this Digital Byte, Anne talks about Bitmoji, and how it can be used to promote your library and its programs.

Captioning Library Videos (part 2)
Time: 7:36
In this Digital Byte, Jamie talks about tools that libraries can use to caption videos.

Latest Digital Byte

Annual Report
  • Keeping Track: Recording Program Statistics in the Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report 32:29   Watch     Transcript
Continuing Education
  • Continuing Education Resources  5:22   Watch
  • Forms for Public Library Certification   6:35   Watch
Customer Service
Databases/Online Resources
  • JCW Resume Builder 10:29  Watch
  • NoveList Plus 10:50   Watch
  • Sharing Gale Courses Links 2:15    Watch
Marketing, Social Media & Advocacy
    • Communications Tips (While Wearing a Mask)  8:07  Watch
    • Creating a Bitmoji Library 12:34   Watch  More Resources
    • Creating Transparent Logos 6:28  Watch
    • Free Stock Photos   5:32    Watch
    • Introduction to Canva 27:44    Watch      Digital Bytes Training Guide
    • MailChimp   6:08   Watch
    • Photo Editing Apps    5:55  Watch
    • Print Friendly   2:55   Watch
    • Scheduling Facebook Posts    4:06   Watch
    • Scheduling Facebook Posts On Your Mobile Device   2:59   Watch
    • Social Media Message Optimizer  5:26  Watch
    • Images on Websites Time: 12:24 Watch
    • URL Shorteners   2:35   Watch
    • Writing a Press Release  9:03     Watch   Training Guide
    • Zoterobib: Creating a Bibliography    4:05  Watch


Technology Tools
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately   14:31    Watch      Training Guide
  • Images on Websites 12:24   Watch
  • Online Digital Book Club 7:35  Watch
  • Sliders Accessibility and Mobile-Friendly Design  4:57  Watch
  • Spring Cleaning for Your Website    8:00   Watch    Training Guide
  • URL Shorteners   2:35   Watch
Workplace Problem Solving & Culture
WVLS Resources

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