- Order your SLP school visit video now
- New titles added to SCLS Professional Collection
- Member/Staff News
- Social media email list started
- 675 applicants file for 2012 E-rate support
- New to BadgerLink: Encyclopedia Britannica mobile
- UW Edible Book Festival is April 12
- Continuing Education Calendar
Order your SLP school visit video now
In preparation for the 2012 Summer Library Program (SLP), libraries can once again obtain a personalized school visit video from the South Central Library System.
This year’s theme is “Dream Big: Read!” and we’ve created a video that features three vignettes -- a girl who wants to be a pediatrician, a boy who wants to be a football player, and two boys who want to ride horses. Each begins in the library with a request of a librarian for a book about their topic of interest, after which the children are transported to a doctor’s office, a football field, and a horse riding stable. To this we will add a brief introduction and ending that promotes your library’s SLP dates, as well as a photo of your building and/or staff.
To view a sample of the video, to order your copy, and submit a photo(s), please complete the form on the SCLS website. If you’ve ordered a video before, and you’ve submitted a photo of your building, there is no need to send another photo. If you’re building has changed, you have a new photo, or you want to submit a photo of 2012 SLP staff, please do so when submitting the form. If you’ve already ordered a video but want to add a photo of your SLP staff, just send that photo to Mark Ibach.
We’ll provide one DVD for each of your schools, so please be sure to indicate how many DVDs you need.
In addition to the DVD, we can produce a digital file that you can use on your website or Facebook page. Just be sure to make that request when you complete the online form. Directions for obtaining the video will be sent to you when your video is done.
The DVDs are available at no cost to SCLS member libraries. Be sure to order early so as to ensure delivery before you begin your school visits.
If you have questions about the video, contact Mark Ibach.
- Crash Course in Genealogy by David R. Dowell
- Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide by Jessamyn C. West
- Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head by Michelle Boule
- The Mobile Marketing Handbook, 2nd edition, by Kim Dushinski
- Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Merideth Jenson-Benjamin
- Successful Community Outreach by Barbara Blake, Robert S. Martin, and Yunfei Du
The March issue of WSLL @ Your Service has been published at http://wilawlibrary.gov/newsletter/1203.html. This issue includes:
- What's New: Staff news
- This Just In...: New & updated library materials; New titles list & RSS link
- Start Here: A selective list of tax law sources
- WSLL Recommends: Waters and Water Rights
- Odds 'n' Endings: Another reason to love chocolate; March notables
Past issues of WSLL @ Your Service are available online.
Social media email list started
In response to questions about using various social media tools, SCLS is starting a Social Media email list. This format was selected for these reasons:
- everyone already has email, so there is a low barrier to participation;
- most people check their email on a daily basis;
- an email list is easy to set up and use;
- it won't prevent people who aren't using a particular network/tool from participating; and
- it doesn't require a lot of overhead to control or manage -- list subscribers can easily talk to each other.
List members may occasionally be polled about which social media they are using and what they are doing with it so that we can share that info with the larger SCLS audience. We'll also try to keep an eye out for training opportunities and helpful articles specific to libraries and social media.
If you're interested in subscribing, please do so at http://lists.scls.lib.wi.us/mailman/listinfo/scls-socialmedia.
675 applicants file for 2012 E-rate support
The E-rate program has a two-tiered application process and 675 Wisconsin schools and libraries filed the initial application by the Feb. 21 deadline. The next key date is March 20, which is the deadline for the final application form (The 2012 E-rate funding year starts on July 1.).
For the current E-rate funding year, which started July 1, 2011, Wisconsin schools and libraries are eligible to receive $42 million in discounts on the cost of their Internet and telecommunication services. This is the highest amount since the E-rate program started in 1997.
The DPI E-rate website is at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/erate.html. The department also has an E-rate email list. Anyone in a school or library who works with the E-rate program is encouraged to subscribe to this list. Instructions are at http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wieratelist.html.
-- from Channel Weekly (Vol. 14, No. 22 -- March 1, 2012)
New to BadgerLink: Encyclopedia Britannica mobile
Looking for a reliable resource for information when you are on the go? Look no further than BadgerLink!
Encyclopedia Britannica, a BadgerLink vendor, has taken its thoroughly researched and vetted articles and made them available to all customers to use on mobile devices, including smart phones (iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry) and tablets (iPad, PlayBook, etc.). Users will have access to over 120,000 articles, and thousands of images, that are available on Encyclopedia Britannica!
This advertisement-free resource is easy to use! From your mobile device, go to the BadgerLink Homepage at www.badgerlink.net, then go to the Encyclopedia Britannica section and click on Mobile! You can type your search term right into the search box or you can browse through the articles alphabetically.
And don’t forget about EBSCOhost Mobile! From your mobile device, go to the BadgerLink Homepage at www.badgerlink.net, then go to the EBSCO section and click on EBSCO Mobile.
If you have any questions about Encyclopedia Britannica Mobile, please contact BadgerLink technical support by using the web form.
-- from Channel Weekly (Vol. 14, No. 22 -- March 1, 2012)
UW Edible Book Festival is April 12
National Library Week is an opportunity to have your cake and read it too!
The UW-Madison's 5th annual Edible Book Festival will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Library, Room 460, 728 State Street, Madison. This is a free event, open to the public.
An edible book is an entry made of edible materials, with the subject pertaining to books in shape or content. Over the years, edible books have been made out of everything from cake to bread sticks, and all done to promote libraries through community engagement with a twist of foodie fun! All aspiring food artists, and interested groups, are encouraged to participate. Group entries and kids of all ages are welcome, as are entries from individuals. Entries should be no larger than 18-by-18 inches.
The application deadline is Monday, March 26, and applications must be submitted online. This event is sponsored by UW-Madison's Memorial Library and Librarians Assembly. More information is available at www.library.wisc.edu/edible-book.