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ILS Committee Meeting

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:02

Technology Committee Meeting

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:02

ILS Evaluation Group - Site Visit

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:01
Members of the ILS Evaluation Work groups will visit the Menominee Falls Public Library to talk to staff about their use of the Polaris ILS. All travel expenses (including lunch) will be paid by SCLS.

Registration deadline is Friday, November 30th at 5 pm.

SCLS Closed

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:12

SCLS Closed

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:12

SCLS Board

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:07

All Director Meeting

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:30

9:00 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions- K. Goeden

9:35 a.m.  Updated printing guidelines for implementation in 2018

9:45 a.m. Round table discussions of service priorities and/or challenges for 2018 & 2019               

  •  Brainstorm Use of System Aid Increase: Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning, and                       enhanced/expanded Broadband.
  • How can we help make programming & meetings more accessible to library directors and staff members?

10:30 a.m.   ILS Update - Vicki Teal Lovely

11:15 a.m.   PLSR Steering Committee Representatives - Steve Ohs & John Thompson

12:15 p.m.   Lunch Taco Bar from Burrachos. Cost = $10

1 - 4 p.m.  David Bailey, Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company (CVMIC), Employment Practices & Liability Specialist.

This workshop will be an overview of Employment laws that impact the decisions made daily within your library.  David will cover things that your front line supervisors should be aware of and process that must be in place to protect both the employee and the employer. Some laws that will be discussed include FMLA, FLSA, and ADA as well as many best practice processes.

CCBC Shorts: A (Brief) Monthly Look at Books for Children & Teens (webinar)

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:51
Join us for brief, timely tours through some of the newest and best in children's and young adult literature. Librarians from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) will be your guides for these monthly 30-minute sessions designed to give librarians a heads-up about selected brand new titles of note. We'll also revisit some of the gems already in your library collections. Each month will feature a different topic or theme.

Register here!

PAC Subcommittee Meeting

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 01:51

Circulation Services Subcommittee

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:34

Ill Subcommittee Meeting

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:32

Multitype Library Workshop

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:52
9 - 9:30 a.m.         Registration & Refreshments

Continental breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, Collectivo coffee, and juice from Gooseberry on the Square.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.     Welcome & Introductions

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.    Legislative Reference Bureau

Founded in 1901, The Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) is the official reference source for information about the Wisconsin Legislature and its proceedings. Among other documents, the LRB publishes the Wisconsin Blue Book. Join LRB librarians for a tour of their Digital Collections and an overview of the Subject Index to Legislation..

10:45 -11 a.m.       Break

11 - 12 noon         Wisconsin State Law Library

The Wisconsin State Law Library (WSLL), established in 1836, is the oldest library in the state. WSLL exists to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of this state, attorneys and the public by providing the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law. Librarians from WSLL will provide an overview of their services and a tour of extensive online resources on their website.

Noon                   Wrap up and Thank you!

Note: Registration is open to all library staff - including public library staff.

Collection Maintenance Subcommittee meeting

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 00:37

Promoting Your Collection: Merchandizing and More (webinar)

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:35
Presented by Kathy Dempsey. Collections are the mainstays of libraries. After spending lots of money and time curating, processing, and making them available, you may think the work is done. But there's one more vital step-promoting them! This final webinar of your series will help you go beyond basic book displays and posters. You'll hear about using book talks and shelf-talkers, and will learn ways to publicize your collections outside of your buildings. This webinar will focus most on merchandising-what it really is, and how to do it effectively enough to boost your circulation. It will feature many colorful photos of great signage and merchandising from libraries around the world to get your creative ideas flowing.

Register here!


Wisconsin Award Winners (webinar)

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:33
Each year the Literary Awards and the Children's Book Award Committees read and evaluate many books by Wisconsin authors. Join this year's committee chairs and hear all about this year's winners.

Presenters: Leah Fritsche, Deerfield Public Library, Katie Hanson, Madison Public Library, and Krissy Wick, Madison Public Library

Register here!

Mindfulness & Music: Youth Programming Workshop

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:33
9 - 9:30 Registration & Refreshments

9:30 - noon - Mindfulness in the Library

Intrigued by mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your library programs or your personal life? Chad McGehee from the Center for Healthy Minds will teach us what mindfulness is and how it benefits everyone from children to adults. You'll learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your programs and activities, how to incorporate it into your own life, and how to share your knowledge with your community.

noon - 1 p.m. Lunch & Networking - Taco Buffet from Cranberry Creek for $12

1 - 3:30 p.m. Music in the Library

Music soothes, educates, inspires, and informs. Lori Bell, from the Middleton Public Library, Beth Hays, from the Ruth Culver Memorial Library in Prairie du Sac, and Andrea Schmitz, from the Monroe Public Library, will introduce strategies for using music and rhythm in library programs for youth.  Overcome stage fright and performance anxiety in this program that is sure to leave participants humming with joy and inspiration.

Please let our presenters know if you have specific questions about including music in library programs for youth by completing this survey.

Co-sponsored by Southwest Wisconsin Library System

OverDrive Support Course (online)

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:25
The next OverDrive Support Course will begin on October 30 and continue through December 8. Registration will open October 1 and will be limited to 15 participants. All course materials are online and can be reviewed at your convenience. There will be weekly readings, quizzes, and email questions. While the course is online, it is interactive. Participants will receive weekly email questions from 'pretend' patrons and have to respond to their support request as if it were a real request.

Register here!

SCLS Board of Trustees

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:57

Data Informed Collection Development (webinar)

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:49
Do you like language and stories far more than numbers and statistics? Do your feel like data is dull and uninspiring? Get ready to change your thinking and begin uncovering the clues that data can reveal for you! Join us for an exploration of Data-Informed Collection Development. (It is so much more exciting than it sounds.) It's NOT about fancy data collection tools, it IS about using the basic data you have access to help you make informed decisions when developing and maintaining your collection. It's about interpreting your data, rather than just blindly following the numbers. It's about discovering correlations and connections that drive planning and decision making. Part four in a five-part Collection Development series sponsored by these Wisconsin library systems: IFLS, MCLS, NFLS, NWLS, OWLS, SCLS,SEWI, SWLS, WLS, WRLS, WVLS

Register here!

LibLime Circulation Demo

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:40
12:30-1 Registration1-5 Circulation Demo
A lunch is offered prior to the session beginning at noon. Please register for lunch separately.  The cost will be $5.00 for sub sandwiches.  Thanks!