- Blitzke, Culvers to receive 2011 ‘Cornerstone Award’ at Nov. 10 ceremony
- Member/Staff News
- NetLibrary is now eBooks on EBSCOhost
- MTH seeks Patron Services Librarian
- Madison Public Library’s Central Library to relocate in November
- Draft of eBook summit report now available
- Expanded preliminary 2010 public library data available
- Tomah Public Library videos
- PLA Results Boot Camp is Oct. 18-22
- Continuing Education Calendar
Blitzke, Culvers to receive 2011 ‘Cornerstone Award’ at Nov. 10 ceremony
In recognition of their lifetime of work in support of area libraries, including the South Central Library System Foundation, Bob Blitzke and Craig & Lea Culver will receive the “Cornerstone Award” at a Nov. 10, 2011, fundraising reception. The event will be held at Electronic Theater Controls, 3031 Pleasant View Road in Middleton.
The award is given to an individual or individuals who have had a significant and long-term impact on enhancing public libraries in South Central Wisconsin and represent the values and mission of the SCLS Foundation.
Bob was the architect of the SCLS Delivery System, which is a national model that serves libraries statewide. He also played a vital role in the creation of the SCLS Foundation, serving as the development coordinator for two years.
Craig and Lea Culver have supported libraries statewide through the “Culvers Coloring Contest” as part of National Library Week, and have contributed countless coupons, t-shirts, and other items as reading prizes for the Summer Library Program. They also have supported their local libraries, most recently donating their previous Support Center Headquarters building to the Prairie du Sac Public Library. In recognition of the donation, the library will be named the Ruth Culver Community Library in honor of Craig’s mother.
This year’s host, Electronic Theater Controls (ETC), is a global entertainment and architectural lighting company dedicated to providing customers with the best and most innovative lighting products, services and solutions.
More detailed information will be distributed soon in the Foundation newsletter and through direct mailings. Help sponsor this event by donating in honor of Bob, Craig and Lea to the SCLS Foundation, 4610 S. Biltmore Lane, Suite 101, Madison, WI, 53718.
Laura Headrick is the new director at Lester Public Library of Vesper. She has an MA in Library and Information Studies and a BA in English Literature with a minor in Library Science.
Terry McMenamin has left Madison Public Library after 11 years. Terry was a youth services librarian and worked in Central Y.S., at Lakeview Branch, and more recently as a Reference Librarian at Central. She is moving to Sacramento, where both she and her husband will be working at the University. Her last day was July 15.
Robin Krueger, librarian at Madison's Pinney Branch, had a baby girl on July 6. Hazel Marie was 19.5? long and 7lb 4oz. Both Robin and Hazel are doing great.
Kim Huber started this week as the new Library Assistant I at Columbus Public Library, replacing Suzanne Salzwedel who retired on Wednesday, July 27.
NetLibrary is now eBooks on EBSCOhost
The NetLibrary ebook website has been retired, and the ebooks from this collection are now available through the eBooks on EBSCOhost platform. The collection can be accessed from an SCLS authentication link (such as the one on the Online Resources page) or via LINKcat (search by Library Catalog for NetLibrary).
Viewing Online: All ebooks on EBSCOhost can be viewed online using the title's "eBook Full Text" link. The ebook will be automatically checked out while you are viewing it and will be unavailable to others. It will automatically check itself back in after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Downloading: Most, but not all, ebooks on EBSCOhost can be downloaded to Windows and Mac computers. Downloading requires a free My EBSCOhost account (click the "Sign In" link to create one), and you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed to complete the download. Tips:
- If you click a title's "Download (Offline)" link, it will be automatically checked out to you (as if you had clicked the "eBook Full Text" link) and will be unavailable to others. Clicking the "Cancel" button and not downloading the title will return it to the collection after 15 minutes.
- You can select your own checkout period (typically 1-7 or 1-14 days—the maximum checkout period varies by title). The title will be unavailable to others during the checkout period.
- Downloaded ebooks cannot be returned early at this time.
E-readers and Devices: Downloadable titles can be used with devices that are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. You must download the title via Adobe Digital Editions and then transfer it to your device using Adobe Digital Editions (i.e. you cannot copy the ebook file to your device using your computer's file system).
- List of compatible devices.
- Apps for direct download to mobile devices are not available at this time.
- EBSCO's eBook Support Center
- eBooks on EBSCOhost User Guide (.doc)
- Downloading eBooks on EBSCOhost - Help Sheet (.doc)
MTH seeks Patron Services Librarian
The Mount Horeb Public Library seeks a customer-oriented librarian for a full-time position to handle reference duties, adult programming & marketing, and other duties as assigned. Schedule includes some evening/weekend hours.
An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science preferred, but not required. Computer and web skills are essential, and some reference, marketing and library experience preferred. This is a Union position with a starting wage of $17.22/ per hour, with benefits. For more information, including a detailed job description, visit www.mhpl.org.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and references (electronic submission is acceptable) by Aug. 8, 2011, to: Brendan Faherty, Library Director, Mount Horeb Public Library, 105 Perimeter Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572; (608) 437-5021 x102.
Madison Public Library’s Central Library to relocate in November
In late November 2011, Madison’s Central Library will temporarily relocate to 126 S. Hamilton St. to accommodate the construction of the new Central Library (rendering at right).
The Central Library, currently at 201 W. Mifflin St., will relocate for approximately two years until the new Central Library is complete. Construction is expected to begin on the new Central Library in January 2012, and the new library will open in 2013. The library will be closed for a brief period while moving from Mifflin Street to Hamilton Street.
The temporary Central Library at 126 S. Hamilton St. will house a smaller collection consisting mostly of new and popular materials. The smaller space will accommodate 22 public computers, and the library will continue to offer reference and checkout services during all open hours. The temporary library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will not have Sunday hours through April. The temporary library will have limited seating and no meeting room availability to the public.
The majority of the Central Library’s collection will be housed off-site but available through the library’s online catalog and reserves system during the temporary relocation. Reserved items from the Central Library’s collection will be transferred for pickup at any Madison Public Library location or any library in the South Central Library System.
Building designs and project updates are available on the library’s web site at www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new-central-library. Exact closing dates will be announced in the fall.
Draft of ebook summit report now available
On May 4 the Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning held a statewide ebook “Summit.” The overall purpose of the Summit was to seek some consensus from the library community and recommendations for moving forward on this important issue. More information is on the Summit’s website.
A draft report was recently shared with Summit attendees and is now available for comments from the wider library community. The draft is at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/pdf/ebooksummit_draft_rpt.pdf.
-- from Channel Weekly (Vol. 13, No. 37 -- July 14, 2011)
Expanded preliminary 2010 public library data available
The preliminary 2010 Wisconsin public library statistics are now available in more formats, arranged in an Excel workbook of spreadsheets.
The workbook now shows the data in four views: at the public library level; statewide by systems; county totals; and all libraries arranged by system. The file containing the spreadsheets can be found as a link at the top of the Service Data page at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/dm-lib-stat.html.
These statistics are based on information submitted on the 2010 Public Library Annual Reports. Library directors are asked to review their library's data, and report errors and/or corrections to John DeBacher.
The final Wisconsin data will be made available soon after review and acceptance of Wisconsin's 2010 public library data submission by IMLS (probably late August). Until that time, however, the preliminary data may be useful for planning and comparison purposes, as well as for preliminary budget preparation.
-- from Channel Weekly (Vol. 13, No. 39 -- July 28, 2011)
Tomah Public Library videos
Public libraries use a multitude of mediums to reach out to customers, and the Tomah Public Library has made good use of videos. For ideas, you may want to give the following a quick look in YouTube.
- How to get a library card
- Water Bottles and Book Bags
- What’s on the other side of the book drop?
- What’s on the other side of the book drop? (Chapter 2)
PLA Results Boot Camp is Oct. 18-22
Public libraries are invited to send their best and brightest staff to PLA Results Boot Camp in Nashville, Oct. 18-22, 2011.
PLA Results Boot Camp is a week long interactive workshop designed to teach practical library management skills. Participants will be encouraged to apply what they learn to real-life problems and issues in their library. The Boot Camp will help attendees understand the publications in the Results series and see first-hand how they interconnect, and how they can help library managers forge an effective management style.
By the end of the week, attendees will be able to:
- identify community needs
- understand and explain the public library service responses
- write goals and objectives that will enable you to measure progress toward achieving your strategic plan
- identify and select the most effective activities to support the priorities in your strategic plan
- identify current staff workload and skills and determine the staffing requirements to accomplish your selected activities
- understand the issues that affect the allocation of collection, technology, and facilities resources in a Results environment, and
- manage change in your library more effectively.
Acceptance to Results Boot Camp 6 is competitive, and participation is limited to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Sept. 16, 2011.
You can learn more about Results Boot Camp on the PLA website.