Event: Sequences & Stories, Part 2
Time/Date: 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019
Presenters: Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, WI DPI; Caitlin Schaffer, Oconomowoc Public Library; Angela Meyers and Laurie Freund, Bridges Library System
Location: Franklin Public Library. 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132
This workshop will introduce participants to Computational Thinking (CT), which is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer can execute. CT is also referred to as "coding." Don't feel intimidated--the session will be relaxed with no PYTHON, HTML, or binary code spoken or used!
Congratulations to these staff at NEWI-area libraries for having been chosen as members of the 2019 Youth Services Institute Cohort:
The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities. For these individuals, there is a need to improve skill and knowledge base, foster a supportive network, and develop stronger peer-to-peer and professional community connections within the Wisconsin public libraries infrastructure.
The Institute is supported through an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
View the entire list of participants at https://dpi.wi.gov/wilibrariesforeveryone/announcing-2019-youth-services-institute-cohort.
In the spirit of work at the national level through ALA’s State Ecosystem Initiative and the new Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit done through collaborative efforts of AASL, YALSA, and ALSC, WEMTA, WLA, and DPI are working together to support and foster communications and collaborations among Wisconsin public and school librarians in order to better support the communities we serve.
Each quarter we will share a resource, strategy, or example with you that could be used as a talking point in your community. Please use these ideas to initiate or continue to build relationships with public and school librarians.
Register in Advance and Connect on Tuesday, April 30 from 2 to 3:30 pm, via Skype
The Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) Steering Committee recently submitted the final Recommendation Report to the State Superintendent, Carolyn Stanford Taylor. In response to the report, Ms. Stanford Taylor requested a final opportunity for community input. To fulfill this request the Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) scheduled four listening sessions throughout the state, which were completed last week.
Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute
Sunday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Heartwood Conference Center • Trego, Wisconsin
Cost: There is no fee for Institute participants
The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities.
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Youth and Inclusive Services Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction