Webinars Presented By Alumni Of The UW-Madison ISchool (Free And Open To All Viewers!)
March 12 at 12 p.m. > Out of the Box Outreach for Public Libraries
April 2 at 12 p.m. > What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It Important To Libraries?
April 9 at 12 p.m. > Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons
April 23 at 12 p.m. > Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus
April 30 at 12 p.m. > New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment
May 14 at 12 p.m. > Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy
This is a great post on internet safety, something that affects us all at home and work. We must all remain vigilant to protect our staff and patrons, as well as ourselves.
- John Kronenburg, NFLS IT Coordinator
This Safer Internet Day, we teamed up with ethical hacking and web application security company Detectify to provide security tips for both workplace Internet users and web developers. This article is aimed at employees of all levels. If you’re a programmer looking to create secure websites, visit Detectify’s blog to read their guide to HTTP security headers for web developers.
More and more businesses are becoming security and privacy conscious as, they should be. When in years past, IT departments’ pleas for a bigger cybersecurity budget fell on deaf ears, this year, things have started looking up. Indeed, there is nothing quite like a lengthening string of security breaches to grab people’s—and executives’—attention.
Purely reacting to events is a bad terrible approach, and organizations who handle and store sensitive client information have learned this the hard way. It not only puts businesses in constant firefighting mode, but is also a sign that their current cybersecurity posture may be inadequate and in need of proper assessment and improvement.
As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is teaming up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst to increase consumer education around health insurance.
Up to 70 U.S. public libraries will be awarded $500 mini-grants to implement consumer outreach and education activities around health insurance and health information. Mini-grant applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/2tiRHV2
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The NEWI Youth Services & SLP 2019 Workshop was held on February 21 and 22 at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh and the Kress Family Branch of Brown County Library in De Pere. Speakers and facilitators did such an amazing job, and attendees had opportunities to share ideas and work on teams for various STEM-based challenges.
How many times have you realized that the information you were reading online was inaccurate because it was outdated? How many times do you suppose that happened without you realizing it...? Have you ever wished you could search for things released on/around a certain date? Well, Google has a tool that will allow you to control the exact time-frame of your search results and I love it!
Below is an image showing you where to find this feature. Enter search criteria into the Omnibox (address field at the top of any web browser) or from wherever you Google things. At the top middle of the Google results page there will be a Tools button. Once you select that, two new menus will appear on the left: Any time and All results. Select Any time and the drop down box will reveal your options within the last year. Select Custom range... and a calendar will appear for you to select the exact start and end dates.
This tool has endless possibilities for improving your search results and for dialing in specific time-periods for research. I may not use it every time, but it is invaluable when I need it. Enjoy!
Written by John Kronenburg, NFLS Information Technologies Coordinator
BiblioBoard 101 Webinar
Friday, March 8th at 1:00 pm
Learn how to provide tools to support your local authors while also growing your readers' access to digital resources - all available for free and with no waiting!
For creators, those resources include Pressbooks, SELF-e, and the Wisconsin Author Project. For readers, BiblioBoard Library provides access to much of this content created by Wisconsin authors and a lot more, all available to read immediately - no waiting for holds and no logging in.
Join WPLC Project Managers from WiLS, Melody Clark and Andi Coffin, in a free and virtual webinar as they share information about these four resources and how you can help users find and use them. This presentation will be recorded and shared.
National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in the communities they serve. Free tools are already available for you to start planning—stay tuned for more great materials coming soon!
Learn how to participate, download Library Week tools, and more at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/national-library-week-tools.
The 2018 WAPL Conference was a huge success. Join us in 2019 for even more spectacular programs and events!
Don’t delay and miss out on the conference room rate:
Holiday Inn & Suites
1000 Imperial Avenue
Rothschild, WI 54474
Standard Double Queen: $109 + 13.5% state & local taxes
Reference Block Code: LIB
Reservation Deadline: April 5, 2019
For more information, visit:
UPDATE: Both sessions of the workshop have now filled.
Both forms are still open for staff who want to be put on the waiting list.
Registration is now open for the Creativity and Aging: Arts Education for Older Adults workshop!
You have two opportunities to attend:
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NEWI (Northeastern Wisconsin CE Partnership) is the place to go for continuing education activities throughout the region each year. These free workshops and webinars are designed for the professional development of librarians and trustees and, in most cases, the programs may be attended by any library personnel.
Here is a list of just some of the upcoming events:
Visit NEWILIBRARIES.ORG for a complete list of upcoming events, news, and live webinars. Webinars are provided by agencies, companies, associations, and library systems. Registration for the programs is required.
NEWI is a continuing education (CE) partnership of four library systems located in North Eastern Wisconsin: Manitowoc‐Calumet Library System (MCLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), and Winnefox Library System (WLS).
Did you know that 47% of Facebook users only access the site through the mobile app?
Or that video posts get more shares than any other post type?
If you're looking for ways to reach more library patrons or sponsors through Facebook, this article from SocialMediaToday offers some great tips for taking your Facebook marketing to the next level. READ MORE
Power Up 2019 Conference
March 28-29, 2019
A Leadership Conference for Youth Services Managers and Staff
Library 2.019: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design
March 13, 2019
This is an online (and free) conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future.
The Nicolet Federated Library System is excited to announce that Transparent Language Online is now available to if its member libraries their library card holders. Transparent Language Online for Libraries is one of the most complete language-learning system available anywhere.
To get started visit your Transparent Language login page:
To learn more check out some of Transparent Languages videos:firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or use the "Contact Support" tab anytime in your browser when when using Transparent Language.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has three library grant programs open right now:
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries
Deadline: February 25, 2019
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) supports projects that strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries and archives to serve their communities.
Native American Library Services: Basic Grants
Deadline: April 01, 2019
Native American Basic Grants support existing library operations and maintain core library services for tribal communities.
Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants
Deadline: May 01, 2018
Enhancement Grant projects may enhance existing library services or implement new library services for tribal communities.
For a full list of grant programs offered by the IMLS, visit their Grant Programs page.
You can also learn how to Apply for a Grant, Manage Your Award, Become a Reviewer, learn more about the Library Grants to States Program, or search for Awarded Grants.
Congratulations go to the February 2019 WLA Small Library Section Librarian of the Month - Tracy Opper!
Tracy, the branch manager at Door County Library's Baileys Harbor Branch, is also the first LotM to be from a branch library. She was recommended by a colleague in Ephriam, who praised Tracy for all the amazing things she's done for the library.
Read more about Tracy here.
The Gates Library Foundation: How Digital Inclusion Came to the Libraries (TechSoup blog by Jim Lynch's)
The TechSoup blog post below is not just interesting on its own, it also references numerous other organizations and programs worth looking into like: Edge Benchmark project; Pew Research Center; Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries; Public Library Association (PLA); International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA).
Here is the beginning of the original post:
From 1997 to 2018, the Gates Library Foundation (a program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) invested $1 billion over 21 years in public libraries both domestically and globally. Its investments have ensured that millions of people around the world have better access to digital tools that can help improve their lives. The program has left a powerful legacy, nothing less than bringing digital inclusion to many thousands of public libraries and their patrons around the world. TechSoup is deeply proud to have had the chance to work with the Gates Foundation to empower public libraries everywhere.
In 1997, Bill and Melinda Gates created the Gates Library Foundation to bring computers and digital information to public libraries in the United States and Canada. When the foundation began this work, less than a quarter of U.S. libraries were connected to the Internet, and fewer provided Internet access to patrons. Today, nearly all U.S. libraries are not just connected, they've been transformed into critical community resources for today's digital world by supplying public-access computers, software, and training to their communities.