WHERE: Door County Library - Sturgeon Bay Branch
Parking is in the city lot between Michigan St. and Nebraska St., across the street from the library.
Use the staff entrance on the alley behind the library.
WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 9:00–11AM (8:45-9:00AM sign-in)
Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Compassionate Accountability: Dealing with Problem Behaviors in the Library
Presented by Emily Rogers, Deputy Director and Karla Giraldez, Branch Manager with the Brown County Library
We all have those patrons who can make library work more challenging. Maybe they repeatedly violate a policy or they seek out the staff person who is willing to bend the rules for them when you have already told them no. In this session, we will explore ways we can hold patrons accountable for behaviors and still be compassionate. Brown County Library Branch Manager, Karla Giraldez, and Deputy Director, Emily Rogers will discuss tips and tricks to use before, during, and after a behavior concern to help make the library safe for all.
Questions? Need an invite? Email Lori Baumgart
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Free webinars on teen outreach, guiding staff through change, programs for babies & more this month (NEWI)
Go to the NEWI list of free webinars to find continuing education opportunities in which you can participate without leaving your library; most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems.
Here’s a sample of webinars offered this month:
Missed a webinar? It might have been archived, so check NEWI’s list of webinar recordings you can watch for free, anytime.
Bonus: the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference will take place online via GoToWebinar on Wed & Thu Jan. 22 and 23. Fourteen webinars will be offered in 4 tracks + opening and closing sessions:
The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a state-wide web conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and supported by 15 other library systems in Wisconsin since 2013.
This year, we welcome two new session tracks in Adult Services and Library Management.
The sad reality is that most PDFs found online are not very accessible to screen reader users. For many PDFs, screen reader users can only access the words in the document and not the structure (like headings or lists). In an online survey of over 1000 screen reader users, over 75 percent of people said PDF documents are likely to pose significant accessibility issues. By contrast, just over 30 percent said the same thing about Microsoft Word documents. Considering the large number of PDFs on websites, this is very troubling.
The good news is that the process for creating accessible PDFs can be very straightforward. For example, it often only takes a couple minutes to turn a well-structured and accessible source file (like a Word document) into an equally accessible PDF.
NFLS member library staff: if you need further assistance making your documents or media more accessible, please contact Lori Baumgart.
1/3/2020 update: Application deadline extended. Applications for both Coaches and Teams are now due Friday, January 17 at 5 PM.
The Public Library Development arm of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction is proud to partner with the American Library Association for a new state-level community engagement training, Wisconsin Libraries Transforming Communities.
Thriving Libraries, a team of consultants trained in community engagement and leadership development techniques, is providing the expertise for this 18-month hands on, cohort-based training. Up to 20 two-person Teams--consisting of one library staff member and one community member--will be trained in this inaugural effort.
Learn more and apply at https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisconsin-libraries-transforming-communities.
It takes a specialized skill set to conduct a complete web accessibility evaluation, but there are several things anyone can do to evaluate a website. Below are 6 things you can do without a knowledge of HTML.
Start by watching this 6-minute video demonstrating these evaluation steps. Then use the details below to try it yourself.
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