WVLS Newsletter

  • WVLS publishes a bi-monthly newsletter that includes WVLS system announcements, continuing education opportunities, and timely resources to subscribers.

To suggest additions, please email Anne Hamland at comm.coordinator@wvls.org.

WVLS Newsletter

WVLS Newsletter 12 June 23 2017 Full

2017 WVLS Newsletters

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Issue 12 June 23, 2017

WVLS Newsletter 12 June 23 2017 Full

Issue 10 May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 Issue 10

  • Summer Reading Program Season is Here!
    • Build a Better World theme with CSLP
  • Wisconsin Digital Projects Toolkit is now available!
  • Resources to help families take a screen break
    • The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
  • Dates to Know
    • Collection Development Webinar Series: Adult Selection Tools
    • WVLS Cataloger’s Retreat
    • Trustee Training Week August 21-25
  • News from WVLS Libraries
    • Loyal Public Library Children’s Mural
    • Withee Public Library handmade crafts
    • Meet Julie Kinney, YSS Secretary & MCPL Young Adult Librarian
  • Resources You Should Know About
    • LibrariesWIN Status Update Page
    • Cyber Security Threat: How to Handle WannaCry
    • Apply for a 2017 WLA Annual Conference Scholarship
  • Coming Soon!
    • 2018 WVLS Technology Planning Guide June 1st
    • New WVLS Website Launches July 3rd
    • WVLS Cataloging Day August 10th
    • WVLS Director’s Retreat October 5th
Issue 9 May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 Issue 9

  • Virginia Says You Should Go! Last Call for WVLS 2017 ARSL Conference Scholarship Applications!
  • Dates to Know
    • Collection Development Web Series: Adult Selection Tools
    • Data Into Action
    • WVLS Listening Session: Rhinelander
  • Upcoming Conferences
    • SSCS Support Staff & Circulation Services Conference May 25
    • WiLSWorld 2017 July 27-28
    • WLA Conference October 17-20
Issue 8 April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 Issue 8

  • WVLS 2017 ARSL Conference Scholarship Announced!
  • Dates to Know
    • WVLS Listening Session: Rhinelander
    • Decoding Databases
    • Data Into Action
    • Collection Development Web Series
  • Programs in WVLS Libraries
    • WVLS & NWLS Librarians Advocate at Finance Hearing
    • Congratulations Colby Public Library and Rhinelander District Library
  • Resources You Should Know About
    • Indeabook: Libraries for Families
    • Choose Privacy Week
Issue 7 April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 Issue 7

  • WPLC: Wisconsin’s Digital Library to Grow Even Faster 2017
  • WVLS Listening Session: Rhinelander May 2, 2017
  • Dates to Know
    • Webinar: Data Into Action
    • Decoding Databases
  • Programs in WVLS Libraries
    • Congratulations Marlene Klemm, Frances L Simek Memorial Library, Medford
    • Colby Public Library Ground Breaking
  • Resources You Should Know About
    • The All-American Total Eclipse
    • Dia! El dia de los ninos!
    • CCBC Shorts
Issue 6 March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 Issue 6

  • Rhinelander District Library: Congratulations Ashley Polinski and Mary Taylor, winners of the “Coding Together, learning Together” scholarship from the iSchool at UW-Madison
  • Courier Resources
  • Dates to Know
    • National Library Week
    • Webinar: Data Into Action
  • Programs in WVLS Libraries
    • Thorp Public Library iPad class
  • Resources You Should Know About
    • Careers with Code
    • Subscribe for PLSR Updates
Issue 5 March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Newsletter

  • OverDrive: Big Library Read
  • PLSR Survey Panel and Steering Committee Webinar
  • Dates to Know
    • Webinar: Play to Your Strengths
    • Webinar: Powerup! Teen Leadership in your Library and Beyond
    • Listening Session Rescheduled: Greenwood Public Library March 30
  • Programs in WVLS Libraries
    • Minocqua Public Library Number 2 Pencils
    • Minocqua Public Library Community Crochet
  • Innovative Customer Support Update Webinar March 21
  • Design and Infographic Resources.
  • Upcoming Conferences
Issue 4 February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 Newsletter

  • Subscribe fro Email Status Updates During Tech Issues
  • Teen Tech Week March 5-11
  • Dates to Know
    • Workshop: Rhinelander Children’s Book Fest March 7-8
    • WVLS Listening Session 15 (Rescheduled to March 30)
    • Webinar: Play to Your Strengths
  • Programs in WVLS Libraries
    • Spheros in Abbotsford Public Library
    • Needle Felting in Three Lakes- Demmer Memorial Library
  • Resources You Should Know About
    • 2016 Books by/about Native Peoples Your Library Should Consider
    • More than just a maker space, recorded webinar
  • 2017 Library Legislative Day Wrap Up
Issue 3 February 8, 2017

WVLS February 8, 2017 Newsletter

  • Picture: Happy Valentine’s Day from the V-Cat Crew!
  • Fake News Resources
  • Early Literacy Kits Now Available
  • OverDrive Tip: Merging Barcodes
  • Dates to Know
    • PLSR Town Hall Meeting: Delivery and eResources Models
    • Webinar: The All-Generation Library
    • Webinar: WI Library Legislative Day
  • Grant: Ezra jack Keats Foundation
  • Scholarship: Coding Together, Learning Together
  • WVLS Library Programs
    • Abbotsford: Candy Heart Bingo
    • Colby: Maddie Thums’ Memorial Sew-a-thon
    • Alert: New Tax Season Scam
Issue 2 January 24, 2017

WVLS Newsletter 2 January 24, 2017

  • Youth Media Awards: Newbery, Caldecott, Scott King, Printz and more!
  • WVLS 2016 Year in Review
  • Guns in the Library: You have the policy… How do you enforce it?
  • Dates to Know:
    • Periodic Renewal Discussion Group
      • Burnout
      • Budget Maximization
    • PLSR Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Delivery & Resources
    • Webinar: The All Generation Library
  • Harry Potter Book Night at Medford
  • Conference About Libraries and Literacy
Issue 1 January 6, 2017

WVLS Newsletter January 6, 2017 Annual Report

  • Meet your WVLS Annual Report Team
  • Annual Report Resources
  • Dates to Know
    • Webinar: The All Generation Library
    • WVLS Spring 2017 CE Calendar
  • Alert: Fake Microsoft Pop-up
  • PLSR Virtual town hall meeting Ill & ILS/Discovery Layer
  • Legislative Listening Sessions in WVLS Libraries
2016 WVLS Newsletters

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Issue 12 December 19, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 12 2016 Happy Holidays

  • Year End Checklist
  • Tax Season Tools
  • Video: WVLS Courier Best Practices Video
  • Juno’s Book Club: Rib Lake Public Library
  • Referendum Passes! Demmer Memorial Library
  • WVLS Spring CE Calendar Announced
  • Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference 2017
  • Save the Date for WI Library Legislative Day 2017 Feb 21
Issue 11 December 6, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 11 Dec 6 2016

  • OverDrive Marketing and “How to Resources”
  • UW-Milwaukee to Offer 20 Workshops in Libraries on Adult Programming
  • Public Library System Redesign Project: Get Involved Now!
  • WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Grant Applications Accepted Jan-Mar 2017
  • Webinars
    • Growing a Library Edible Garden
    • Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference 2017 Schedule Announced
  • Cyber Monday Mug Making- Neillsville Public Library
  • Daring Shelving Ideas for 2017
Issue 10 November 15, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 10 Nov 15 2016

  • WVLS is Thankful For
  • PLSR Presentation Available
  • Adventures in Fargo! WVLS Team Reports on the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference
  • Webinar: Rethinking Adult Programming and Displays Dec 1
  • Webinar: Growing a Library Edible Garden Dec 7
  • Congratulations Alice Sturzl
  • Order Your 2017 WISCAT License
  • OverDrive Training Webinar Recordings Now Available
  • Send Congratulatory Notes to Your Legislators
  • Bullet Journalism
Issue 9 November 2, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 9 Nov 2 2016

  • Election Resources for Voting Week
  • Sierra Server Move Nov 13-14
  • WVLS Youth Services Workshop Dec 8
  • Webinar: 30 Minute Tuesday: Toddlers and Tablets in Storytime
  • Webinar: Rethinking Adult Programming and Displays
  • Libraries Transform: Legislators @ WVLS Libraries
  • Order Tax Forms Now
  • Calling for Volunteers: PLSR Feedback Panels
  • International Games Day Nov 19
Issue 8 October 17, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 8 Oct 17 2016

  • PLSR Presentation in Wausau
  • Webinars for the New OverDrive Website
  • Easy Tech Training for Librarians: Microsoft Office
  • WVLS Youth Services Workshop Dec 8 2016
  • Webinar: Asking the Right Questions: User Experience Design for Libraries Nov 3
  • Facebook Groups for Librarians
  • Magazines Provided Through Badgerlink
  • November is National Novel Writing Month
Issue 7 October 3, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 7 Oct 3 2016

  • OverDrive Website Makeover Before the Holidays
  • October is Annual Survey Week
  • Teen Read Week is Oct 9-15
  • Webinar Recording: Down and Dirty with Social Media
  • Webinar: Tools for Community Engagement and Planning Oct 14
  • Webinar Recording: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library
  • WVLS Listening Session @ Tomahawk Public Library Nov 9
  • Senator Moulton and Representative Bernier visit Thorp
Issue 6 September 20, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 6 Sep 20 2016

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App
  • LSTA Grant for Counting Visitors
  • WVLS Innovation and Collaboration Grant
  • Webinar: Tools for Community Engagement and Planning Oct 14
  • Makerspace Kit Fair
    • Oct 18/19 WVLS Locations
  • Power Up! Youth Library Leadership Conference March 30-31, 2017
  • Banned Books Week and Dealing with Material Challenges
  • WiLs Regional Community Meetings
  • Minocqua Public Library: Badgerlink Library of the Month
Issue 5 September 7, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 5 Sep 7 2016

  • OverDrive Magazines Ends October 1st, 2016
  • WIFI Mobile Hot Spot Update
  • Makerspace Kit Fairs
    • Sep 22/23 IFLS Locations & Oct 18/19 WVLS Locations
  • Workshop: Cyber Sneakers Sep 20, 2016
    • WVLS & NWLS Sep 20, 2016
    • Public and K-12 librarians
    • Micro-grants offered
  • Get Connected with WVLS
  • Book Ninjas and Public Outreach
  • WVLS YouTube Channel and Makerspace Kits
  • WI Youth Services Showcase
Issue 4 August 26, 2016

WVLS Newsletter 4 Aug 26 2016

  • LIbrary Campaign Institute Four Part Webinar Series
    • United for Libraries and ALA
    • Create, market, and implement effective advocacy campaigns for libraries.
  • The Purposed-Based Library- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library Sep 12, 2016
  • Webinar: Bite Sized Training: Managing Your Digital Footprint without Falling prey to Cyber-Sneaker
    • WVLS & NWLS Sep 20, 2016
    • Public and K-12 librarians
    • Micro-grants offered
  • 2016 WVLS Technology Services Survey
  • The Programming Librarian
Issue 3 August 10 2016

WVLS Newsletter 3 Aug 10 2016

  • National Library Card Sign-Up Month is September
  • OverDrive Magazines Ends October 2016
  • PLSR System Redesign Information
  • SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference
  • WVLS Fall Continuing Education Schedule
    • Webinar: Bite Sized Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees Sep 8, 2016
    • Webinar: How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library Sep 12, 2016 ALA
    • Makerspace Kit Fairs Sep 22/23 IFLS Locations & Oct 18/19 WVLS Locations
Issue 2 July 26 2016

WVLS Newsletter 2 July 26 2016

  • Ebsco Discovery Service Training Sessions
    • Aug 3, 2016 MCPL
    • Aug 4, 2016 Medford
  • Fall WVLS CE Schedule Released
  • Badgerlink & Ebsco Discovery Service Workshop Aug 17, 2016 Minocqua
  • Small Business Saturday is Nov 26, 2016
  • Wisconsin Trustee Training Week Aug 22-26, 2016
  • National Library Card Month Sep 2016
  • Free Basic Computer Skills Course
Issue 1 July 13 2016

WVLS Newsletter Launch Issue 1 July 13 2016

  • Social Media & Summer Reading
    • David Lee King outlines tips on “Using Social Media for Your Organization.”
    • Summer Reading Advertising
  • Northcentral Technical College-Top Rated
    • Best Colleges in 2016
  • Pokemon Go! @ The Library
  • National Honey Bee Day Aug 20, 2016

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