Originally presented April 19, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Wisconsin was well represented at the Public Library Association Conference in Denver last week. Next Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. several of us will be sharing some of our experiences and we'd love for you to join us.
You'll hear from Cindy Fesemyer, Director of the Columbus Public Library; Wendy Rawson, Director of the Fitchburg Public Library; Leah Fritsche, Director of the Deerfield Public Library; Katharine Clark, Adult Services Librarian for the E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland; and Holly Storck-Post, Youth Services Librarian for the Pinney Library in Madison.
Sessions covered: (Links will take you to the PLA Conference site. If there are handouts, they are listed there.)
Originally presented March 30, 2016 with Megan Schliesman and Merri Lindgren from the CCBC presenting.
Find out about some of the outstanding books published for children in 2015. This webinar will feature librarians from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) talking about books for children from birth through Grade 12 that are included in CCBC Choices 2016, the CCBC's most recent best-of-the-year list.
Originally presented 3/11/16.
A general explanation of the SCLS budget using 2016 budget numbers. The SCLS Director and Department Coordinators will review the sources of revenue and expenditures. Each department will allow time for Q & A by attendees. This webinar targets SCLS member library directors but contains information useful to any member librarian. The webinar will be recorded.
The first in this three-part Readers Advisory webinar series was held last Thursday, February 25 with Becky Spratford from RA for All.
From Pages to Directors, this program is aimed at any staff member in the library who interacts with patrons. Being able to provide good RA service from any desk in the library will help staff communicate effectively and ensure satisfied patrons. Using her “Ten Rules of Basic RA Service" as a guide," Becky Spratford will show you how to help any patron find their next great read. It's not as hard as you think. This webinar is sponsored by IFLS, MCFLS, NWLS, OWLS, SCLS, and SEWI.
There are two more webinars in this series:
The Physics of Plasma with Mike Randall
Plasma is the source of the majority of energy on earth. About 99.9 percent of the observable Universe is made up of plasma. But what IS plasma?
Learn how to teach your students about plasma, using hands-on, engaging activities and fascinating facts. Questions addressed in the workshop include: What is plasma? Where do we find it? How is it made? How do we use it? What can we learn from it?
We will explore how physicists study plasma in the laboratory, and how astronomers study extraterrestrial plasma. Activities include: states of matter; overview of current plasma physics research; plasma ball lab; basic stellar evolution; fusion cookie lab; paraffin wax photometers; calculating the energy source of the sun; identifying elements using spectrometry, and more!
Dream Big: Learn Code
Learn about the importance of code literacy and the valuable skills it teaches, as well as how to talk about the value of coding to your boss, your stakeholders, and your community! We will also show you many ways to bring coding programs into your libraries and communities with the resources that WisCode Literati offers, and have the opportunity for hands-on learning, testing, playing, and collaboration with your colleagues.
Originally presented January 13, 2016 with Mark Ibach, SCLS, presenting.
This session on filing the Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report online is designed especially for new directors or others completing the report for the first (or nearly first) time, or for anyone who has recently experienced questions or problems with the report. However, anyone who is working on the state annual report should find it a helpful review and is welcome to attend.
Originally presented December 18, 2015 with Kathy Wolkoff and Mary Fahndrich from Madison Public Library presenting.
New to requesting materials via Outerlibrary Loan or just need a refresher? Join us for an overview of the Outerlibrary Loan process, where we request items not owned in LINKcat for our customers. We'll focus on how to request materials, what happens behind-the-scenes, tips & tricks and how-to's. Open to all non-Madison SCLS library staff.
Slides (coming soon)
Agenda (includes links to Science Alliance participants)
On Your Mark… Get Set for… Science!
Outreach staff of UW-Madison’s Science Alliance will introduce science activities and experiments that will inspire and delight participants of next year’s Summer Library Program. Presenters will include information about physics, movement, and physical fitness in their presentation that will get everyone up & moving and learning through hands-on experience.
Science Alliance Slides
Making Literature Come Alive for Reluctant Readers with Rob Reid
Reluctant readers are often turned off to reading and books because they have difficulty reading or they are bored with the books offered to them, or sometimes a combination of these factors. Rob Reid will discuss strategies to bring these children into the library through outreach and then keep them interested in literary-based activities once they are at the library. Some of the strategies include reading aloud specific passages, storytelling, and music.
Originally presented November 13, 2015 with Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly from AwfulLibraryBooks.net presenting.
Make your collection count! This session talks about the overall quality of a library collection, including the benefits and methods of taking a physical inventory, analyzing collection procedures and workflows, and the life cycle of a collection. Most importantly, learn how to measure a collection’s quality. Our holistic approach to collection management will help all types and sizes of libraries to keep pace with the demands and expectations of their communities.
For more information about Continuing Education, contact Jean Anderson.