Here are the headlines from the October 29, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center has announced the names of the 2021 Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame inductees.
Carol L. Diehl (posthumous award) - Carol Diehl was a school librarian, library administrator, and local, state, and national library advocate. Diehl was a “big picture” person who understood the significance of state and national policies and their impact on local libraries. As a tireless worker for school and public libraries, she made significant contributions to improving library service at all levels.
Thomas J Hennen, Jr. - Hennen is known for his significant contributions to the Wisconsin library community, as well as to the planning, evaluation, and development of public libraries throughout the United States during his 40-year career as a librarian.
Paul E. Nelson - Nelson’s contributions to Wisconsin librarianship include many years as a highly successful library administrator, dedicated Wisconsin Library Association leader, skilled legislative advocate, library educator and author.
Alice A. Sturzl - Alice has lived many kinds of lives within the Wisconsin library community, devoting her time and talents to library service and leadership as a school librarian, a library trustee, an active member of numerous professional organizations, and a dedicated public servant.
The official induction will take place Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Awards & Honors Ceremony held during the Wisconsin Library Association’s Annual Conference at the KI Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
For more information about these and past Hall of Fame honorees, please visit heritage.wisconsinlibraries.org.
Here are the headlines from the October 22, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
On July 16, 2020, the FCC adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, easy-to-remember 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.
To ensure that calls to 988 reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, all covered providers will be required to implement 10-digit dialing in areas that both use seven-digit dialing and use 988 as the first three numbers in seven-digit phone numbers.
Timeline for Transition to 10-Digit Dialing:
Assessment and Evaluation for Strategic Decision-Making
October 15, 2021
Kim Kiesewetter, Data Analyst with WiLS. In recent years, there is increasing attention paid to measuring the value of our work – what are we doing that is effective and what challenges might remain? This is where assessment and evaluation come in! While these efforts may seem daunting at first (or even downright scary!), assessment and evaluation can be an opportunity for growth and celebration while also allowing us to make decisions strategically with limited resources. This session will show you how to find and collect data in support of assessment and evaluation efforts at your library.
Our New InfoSoup Catalog, powered by BiblioCommons, is live! We think you will find it easier to use and will love the new features. Your library card number and PIN will remain the same, but you will need to register a username on the new catalog. Information about registering is below. If you set up an EZ Login on our old catalog, that will not work on the new catalog, but you can continue to use it to login to the old catalog.
Our BiblioCommons catalog provides new features and a new interface, but our current catalog will remain available if you prefer to use it. Unfortunately, BiblioCommons cannot import lists from our current catalog, nor can it import or access the borrowing history in our current catalog. If your borrowing history is currently enabled, it will continue to keep track of items you check out, and can be accessed by signing into your account at https://catalog.infosoup.org/?section=MyAccount. If you have lists in the current catalog, those will remain. You will have the option to recreate them in BiblioCommons using the new shelves and lists features.
To learn more, take a look at some of our introductory videos
Or you can dive right in. The first time you sign in, you will need to register.
Here are the headlines from the October 15, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
On Wednesday, October 6, Gillett Public Library hosted the first “National Coffee with a Cop Day” social at the Library Community Center.
The Cracked Cup provided six dozen cookies and carafes of coffee for Gillett citizens to enjoy a coffee and a treat while getting to know their law enforcement personnel in an informal forum.
Officer Eric spoke to the kids about the important role that police officers play in their community.
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