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Inclusive Services Update: January 2022

Inclusive Services Update: January 2022

Happy new year y'all! There is a lot happening in January so this update is a bit longer than others. This month is National Braille Literacy Month and I just wanted to highlight a few things you may not know about Braille: Braille itself is not a language. Most...

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Registration is Now Open

Registration is Now Open

Fourteen sessions will be available in four different tracks, including Management, Marketing, Small and Mighty, and Wellbeing (new). In addition, a "Stretch Break" and "Canva Demo" will be held during conference lunch breaks. The 2022 WWWWC features renowned speakers...

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WVLS December Newsletter Available

WVLS December Newsletter Available

The WVLS December Newsletter is now available. Features include: 2022 “Wild Wisconsin” Conference Registration Open WVLS Awarding Full PLA Conference Scholarships Colby Provides Boredom Buster Bags for Kids MCPL Offers Virtual Gardening “Holiday Tea” Event Continues...

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Recorded Webinar on Customer Service Available

Recorded Webinar on Customer Service Available

The third WVLS recorded presentation of 2021, "Top Tips for Online Presentations," is available. You can view it here. About this presentation: The last year and a half has turned library service (and our world) upside down. Libraries have been tested and have had to...

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Inclusive Services Update: January 2022

December Inclusive Services Update

The holidays are upon us again and I wanted to take this time to talk about inclusive holiday celebrations. Most people love the holiday time! Adults flutter around busily preparing for festivities and children are abuzz with excitement. While we should have an...

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WVLS November Newsletter

WVLS November Newsletter

The WVLS November Newsletter is now available. Features include: Congratulations, Alice! WVLS Member Librarians Attend ARSL Conference Aspen Discovery Layer Update Marketing Plan Grant Recipients Announced Neillsville Holds 3D Printer Program MCPL Has Staff...

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Inclusive Services Update: January 2022

November Inclusive Services Update

I wanted to briefly talk about November themes you might be using this month and how you might want to rethink what has been used historically in the past. We just passed the Halloween season, a season that sees issues of cultural appropriation arise more frequently,...

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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available. Features include: Save the Date for Youth Services Workshop Antigo and Three Lakes Continue Grant Work 10 Things to Know About: Taylor Weinfurter Collaborations in Minocqua and Medford Safety Precautions at WLA 2021 Want...

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Registration Open for WLA Conference

Registration Open for WLA Conference

Mark your calendars! Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) conference from November 16-19, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency and KI Convention Center. More information about the conference, including registration, and early and advance...

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Marketing Grant Now Available

Marketing Grant Now Available

There is a competitive, statewide mini-grant opportunity now available for any public library in Wisconsin to develop and implement a marketing plan. Those selected will be awarded $1,000 to implement plan ideas. Libraries of all sizes are encouraged to apply. To...

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Fall Webinar Series on Staff Empowerment

Fall Webinar Series on Staff Empowerment

More than ever, library staff need access to tools and resources to feel empowered while at work. Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Northern Waters Library Service, and the Southwest Wisconsin Library System are excited to announce a Fall Webinar Series focusing on...

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WVLS January Newsletter

WVLS January Newsletter

The WVLS January Newsletter is now posted. Features include: Registration Open for Virtual Library Legislative Day Natalie Portman Named Honorary Chair for NLW Merrill Distributes Bird Art Kits Loyal Revamps Picture Book Section MCPL Distributes ‘Grab n G” Craft Kits...

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October Newsletter Now Available

October Newsletter Now Available

The WVLS October Newsletter is now available online. Features include: WVLS Adult Services Workshop in November October Recognizes Important Observance Member Library Director Interviewed on WPR Rib Lake Hosts Online Trivia Nights Back-to-School Bag Sale at RDL MCPL...

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How Can We Serve Seniors?

How Can We Serve Seniors?

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) presented a webinar on June 17 on providing senior services, and it was excellent. Here is more information: Webinar Recording Access the slides Full description and speaker information Highlights of the Webinar...

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“Beanstack” Office Hours Available

“Beanstack” Office Hours Available

On April 24, 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Instruction finalized a three-year, statewide contract for Beanstack, an online reading challenge platform and mobile app, with the assistance of Wisconsin Valley Library Service as fiscal agent. This statewide contract is...

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Recorded Webinar on “Giving Bad News” Now Available

Recorded Webinar on “Giving Bad News” Now Available

The first recorded WVLS webinar of 2020 is now available, on our YouTube Channel. “Giving Bad News” is a presentation by Betsy Bleck, director of the Oconomowoc Public Library. This presentation is worth 1 contact hour in Category C.  Watch it here.      About this...

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Spotting Fake News

Spotting Fake News

In a time when information is overwhelming, it is important for librarians and other information professionals to be vigilant about the information they share and be prepared to guide others to the best information out there. Right now, many websites and other media...

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COVID-19 Webpage and Updates

WVLS created a webpage devoted to COVID-19 and assisting its member libraries. You will find: Status Updates of WVLS Member Libraries Health Resources Archive of the WVLS Covid-19 Daily Update Language Used for Library Closures WVLS Operations The WVLS Office is...

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