- SCLS Libraries contribute books to Wisconsin Local Histories digital collection
- Member/Staff News
- D-U-N-S Number needed to apply for federal funds
- SCLS Libraries named 'Star Libraries' by Library Journal
- Public libraries invited to seek $50,000 in training, support to help teens learn news literacy skills
- Continuing Education Calendar
SCLS Libraries contribute books to Wisconsin Local Histories digital collection
On Nov. 6, 20 local history digital volumes from the collections of SCLS member libraries were added to the Wisconsin Local Histories collection hosted by University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Titles were selected and contributed by:
- Albertson Memorial Library (Albany)
- Baraboo Public Library
- Belleville Public Library
- Jane Morgan Memorial Library (Cambria)
- Cambridge Community Library
- Columbus Public Library
- Fitchburg Public Library
- Monroe Public Library
- Ruth Culver Community Library (Prairie du Sac)
- Reedsburg Public Library
- Waunakee Public Library
Previously, the Wisconsin Local Histories collection contained just 15 volumes digitized through an earlier LSTA project. The new titles significantly expand the collection's coverage to include histories of all seven counties in SCLS, histories of many communities therein, and volumes dealing with industry, natural resources, and military service. Digitizing and making these titles available online preserves fragile materials in digital format, makes them searchable, and exposes them to a wider audience.
The books were digitized by University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center staff using funds from a 2012 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. This grant provided financial support for public libraries to digitize and make available online, their local library resources. This LSTA grant was made available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
New Glarus Public Library seeks a full-time Assistant Director, responsible for circulation and interlibrary loan services, adult programming, and promotion. The Assistant Director may have supervisory and decision-making responsibilities and be capable of running the library in the absence of the Director. He/she must be able to work collegially in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent customer service, organizational skills, and a high comfort level with technology required. Bachelor’s degree required and library experience preferred. Flexible schedule includes day, evening and some Saturday hours. Starting at $14.79 per hour plus benefits. E-mail a cover letter and resume that includes three references by 5 p.m. Nov. 19 to email@example.com. NGPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (detailed job description)
The Stoughton Public Library is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) professional Youth Services Librarian to oversee operations of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, and outreach. The successful candidate will supervise the department staff, using an integrative collaborative management approach and actively participate on the library management team. (job announcement and position description)
The November issue of WSLL @ Your Service has been published at http://wilawlibrary.gov/newsletter/1211.html. This issue includes: What’s New -- Upcoming legal research class; Librarians speak out; and Toys for Tots dropoff site: This Just In... -- New & updated library materials: Tech Tip in Brief -- Simple ways to change your search engine habits: WSLL Recommends -- Americans with Disabilities Practice & Compliance Manual: and Odds 'n' Endings -- WSLL's audio-visual room.
During her preparation of the Muslim Journeys Grant, SCLS Public Library Administration Consultant Denise Anton-Wright learned that some libraries didn’t have Dun & Bradstreet -- or D-U-N-S -- Numbers.
Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a D-U-N-S Number, a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your library. D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants.
When registering for your D-U-N-S Number, you will need the following on hand:
- Legal name
- Headquarters name and address for your business
- Doing Business As (DBA) or other name by which your business is commonly recognized
- Physical address, city, state and ZIP Code
- Mailing address (if separate from headquarters and/or physical address)
- Telephone number
- Contact name and title
- Number of employees at your physical location
- Whether you are a Home-Based Business
More information is available on the U.S. Small Business Administration's website.
Results of the fifth edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJI) have been released, and this year SCLS member libraries in Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Amherst and North Freedom are being recognized.
The Star Libraries measurement tool compares U.S. public libraries on the quantities of services they deliver. You can read more about this year's Library Journal Index on The Star Libraries website.
Public libraries and library consortia are invited to apply for more than $50,000 in training and support, in the News Know-how initiative that helps students, grades 10-12, learn skills that will help them distinguish fact from opinion, check news and information sources and distinguish between propaganda and news.
Students work with librarians, journalists and news ethicists in the program funded by the Open Society Foundations and administered by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF). Proposals must be submitted by Dec. 8, 2012. To apply, go to www.newsknowhow.org/apply.
“In today’s mass media environment it is critical that students are taught to analyze news coverage,” said Barbara Jones, director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Through the support of the participating libraries, students will be encouraged to practice news literacy by engaging with the media in their communities.”
Libraries will receive several benefits, including:
- more than $50,000 worth of training and support;
- opportunity to provide a chance for young people to work and connect with highly respected journalists from around the country and become part of a national network;
- a stipend to give to each student who completes the project.
- recruit between 12-15 diverse students from the 10th-12th grades from your community who will most benefit from the program;
- gain the students’ commitment to attend all of the approximately 25 hours of training during the summer 2013;
- have the students commit to complete a team project (due by Thanksgiving 2013) that will require approximately 25 hours of outside work and foster civic engagement by having students share their work with their entire community;
- participate (the library director/program manager) in a series of on-line trainings and conference calls;
- provide training space and logistical support as needed;
- commit to the program’s requirements, timelines, and quality standards.
For more information, contact Barbara M. Jones, director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60611; (312) 280-4222.
More information about the News Know-how program, visit www.newsknowhow.org.