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: