Peer Council is the yearly assembly of librarians involved with and interested in library technical services hosted by WiLS! WiLS and the Peer Council 2018 Planning Team are excited to present this opportunity to learn new things, share information with peers, build a community of practice, and interact with a diverse group having shared common interests.
When: Monday, June 4th, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Third floor Community Room at the Madison Public Library – Central at 201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703 (with parking available at the Overture Center Garage.)
More info/register: https://www.wils.org/news-events/wilsevents/peer-council-2018/
Andrea Coffin, from WiLS, sent this reminder about the upcoming BiblioBoard Webinars:
Hello! Now that the Wisconsin Author Project is underway, we are excited to share more about other upcoming WPLC projects with BiblioBoard!
Register to attend one of two upcoming webinars focused on Pressbooks, SELF-e, and digital collections from BiblioBoard:
Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm: Register to attend
Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00 pm: Register to attend
Both webinars will cover the same information and both will be recorded and shared with the WPLC community.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Great Books and Great Authors?
Go inside the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with LIVE, exclusive author interviews from PBS Books and The Great American Read
Live online coverage this Saturday and Sunday!
April 21-22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET!
PBS Books brings you up close with the world’s great and emerging authors and celebrity writers at the largest event for books in the U.S.
Watch two days of coverage this week online at
pbsbooks.org or on Facebook Live
Read all of Rich Homberg's PBS Detroit post...
The 3 Most Common Social Media Challenges for Libraries and How to Overcome Them (from Sima Thakkar on techsoup FOR LIBRARIES)
Not enough time to post on social media? Unsure of who to delegate your social media tasks to at your library? Don't worry, you're far from alone — and we have the data to prove it.
In a collaborative survey done by WebJunction and TechSoup (see infographic below), we surveyed over 400 libraries to try and get a better understanding of how they are currently using social media — and some of the biggest challenges they face.
The final survey results revealed that the three most popular platforms were Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. No surprise there. However less than half of the libraries were posting on these platforms multiple times per week.
Top Social Media Challenges for Libraries
In a time-strapped and resource-strapped industry, many libraries saw recurring challenges that didn't prove that the effort was really worth it. However, when done correctly and consistently, social media can be a truly powerful tool for cultivating a community.
In this post, we break down the top three challenges and offer a few solutions to make social media efforts more fruitful. We also include links to some useful tools that will help streamline your efforts.
Read more at: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/3-most-common-social-media-challenges-for-libraries-and-how-to-overcome-them
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