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Volume 3, Number 4
February 18, 2005

 

Index

400 patrons have offered to ‘speak up” for their library
New to the SCLS Professional Collection
Cross Plains library closed Feb. 21-27
UW Ebling Library offers tutorial on medical information
Member/Staff News
MALC scholarships awarded
WLA heralds good news for libraries in Gov. Doyle’s budget
WAAL conference is April 20-22 in Madison
UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies spring events
Black history sources from the Wisconsin Historical Society
‘It’s all good’ blog covers wide range of library topics

Continuing Education --
CEs

 


Did you know…

...that in 2004, SCLS Delivery Service logged 888,341 miles and made 57,159 library stops while delivering 268,628 baskets?


 

400 patrons have offered to ‘speak up” for their library

Since the program was announced in a Nov. 30 memo to library directors, 400 library patrons have indicated their willingness to “speak up” for their library by signing the yellow campaign cards that are being displayed throughout the South Central Library System.

How well we marshal local patron support for the resources and programs provided by our public libraries will, in large measure, determine the level of influence we can achieve during budgetary and legislative discussions.

The goal of the campaign is to collect patron names and e-mail addresses so we can better educate them about the value and impact of the public library. This is an ongoing effort that can pay potentially significant dividends when we need patrons to “speak up” for libraries at the local, county, or state level.

If you need additional cards or posters (8.5x11 or 11x17), contact Mark Ibach at (608) 246-5612 or by email.

 

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New to the SCLS Professional Collection

The following titles were recently added to the SCLS Professional Collection.

  • Anderson, Cokie G., and David C. Maxwell. Starting a Digitization Center. Chandos Publishing, 2004.
  • Benton, Gail, and Trisha Waichulaitis. Low-Cost, High-Interest Programming: Seasonal Events for Preschoolers. Neal-Schuman, 2004.
  • Gordon, Rachel Singer. The Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Publication. Scarecrow, 2004.
  • Kladder, Jeri. Story Hour: 55 Preschool Programs for Public Libraries. McFarland and Co., 1995.
  • Paul, Richard. Who Needs Libraries? [CD]. Soundprint Media Center, 2004.
  • Perez, Alice J. Reference Collection Development: a Manual. RUSA/American Library Association, 2004.
  • Sturgis, Alice. The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th ed. Mc-Graw Hill, 2001.
  • Wilson, Paula. 100 Ready-to-use Pathfinders for the Web: a Guidebook and CD-ROM. Neal-Schuman, 2005.

Professional Collection holdings are included in LINKcat but do not appear in the public access catalog. To recommend titles for the collection, contact Cheryl Becker at (608) 246-7973 or by email.

 

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Cross Plains library closed Feb. 21-27

The Rosemary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains will be closed Feb. 21-27 for the move into its 'temporary' facility. The library’s address for the next year will be 1865 Ludden Drive, but all mail for the library should still be addressed to 2107 Julius Street, Cross Plains, WI 53528. The phone number will remain the same during the temporary move.

The library received another substantial gift from Lillian Regenberg toward the library building project. Mrs. Regenberg donated another $350,000 dollars bringing her total contribution to $500,000. Another $115,000 donation has been made by Leila Tubbs, bringing her total contribution to $215,000. Mrs. Tubbs was one of the original founders of the library. Mrs. Tubbs and Mrs. Regenberg will each be 102 years old this year.

The library also received $40,000 from Ellen (Bunnie) and Andy Martino and Bill and Judy Saeman and $25,000 from the Cross Plains Business Association.

 

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UW Ebling Library offers tutorial on medical information

Ebling Library, the health sciences library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, has received a grant to develop tutorials geared toward helping staff at public libraries find and use medical information, in response to their patrons' questions.

Developers of one of the tutorials, "Getting it Right: Connecting People With Online Health Information," are asking for input from the public library community. This is your chance to help influence the development of this tutorial.

Library staff are asked to try the tutorial at projects.hsl.wisc.edu/grants/consumer/getting_it_right/intro.cfm and complete the questionnaire (available here in PDF).

Return completed questionnaires directly to Stephen Johnson, Ebling Library, Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705 (stjohnson@library.wisc.edu), or you can return them through Delivery to the Ebling library.

 

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Member/Staff News

Deerfield Public Library's 13th annual Trivia Contest will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Doubledays. For information visit www.scls.lib.wi.us/deerfield/trivia.html or call the library at (608) 764-8102.

The Lodi Woman's Club Public Library is hosting a day of readings from Aldo Leopold's writings as part of the 6th annual "Lodi Reads Leopold.” The readings will take place at the library on Saturday, March 5, from 10 am to 5 pm. Readers from all walks of life (including a few state and local celebrity readers) will read from "A Sand County Almanac" and other Leopold writings. All are welcome to attend this free event and enjoy the works of one of Wisconsin's most honored environmentalists. For more information visit www.lodireadsleopold.org, or contact the library at (608) 592-4130. Lodi Reads Leopold is a two-day event, taking place March 5 and 12. Other activities during those days include a bison dinner, demonstrations, tours of the Leopold shack, and a pancake breakfast.

The Rosemary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains celebrated its first Winterbrary Festival on Saturday, February 12. With a theme of tree recycling and education, a portable sawmill was brought to the site to demonstrate how the wood will be prepared for use in conjunction with the new library. A professional wood turner demonstrated how to make items from the wood, and each child received a toy top made from the felled trees. Kids participated in an educational game involving the trees, and everyone received a lunch of chili, a hot dog, and hot chocolate.

 

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MALC scholarships awarded

Steven Cloyd, librarian at the UW Madison Plant Pathology Library, received the MALC scholarship to attend an in-state conference or educational activity. The MALC scholarship will allow Steven to attend the Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL) 2005 annual conference at the Monona Terrace in Madison, April 20-21, 2005 (see article below).

Alycia Sellie, UW-SLIS student and a student assistant in the Newspapers and Periodicals Department of the Wisconsin Historical Society, received the MALC scholarship to attend an out-of-state conference or educational activity. The MALC scholarship will allow Alycia to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Minneapolis, April 7-10, 2005.

More information about the MALC scholarships is available at www.scls.info/malc/, or from Shawn Brommer, SCLS Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator, at (608) 246-7974 or by email.

 

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WLA heralds good news for libraries in Gov. Doyle’s budget

“The governor’s budget is an important step toward renewing the state’s partnership with local public libraries,” said Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) President Terry Dawson. His comments came in reaction to the 2005-07 biennial budget proposal recently released by Gov. Jim Doyle. Dawson acknowledged that there are still concerns, particularly about the UW System libraries and state level contracts, but he praised the governor for including additional funding for public library systems and BadgerLink.

The complete WLA press release is available here in PDF.

 

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WAAL conference is April 20-22 in Madison

GRAPHIC: WAAL CONFERENCE LOGOThis year’s WAAL conference, sporting the theme “Our Capital Convergence,” will be held April 20-22 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. Featured speakers include Kevin Reilly, University of Wisconsin System President, and First Lady Jessica Doyle. Program topics include: Librarians and the Web, Librarians Abroad, Recruiting a Diverse Workforce, Combining Leadership Roles, Library Statistics, Resource Sharing and more…

In addition, a poster session and reception will be held in the Monona Terrace Community Room, along with a vendor showcase with demonstrations of new products and services available to academic libraries. This year also features a special post-conference workshop on Friday, April 22, called “Bridging Learning Differences in the Workplace and the Classroom.” There is no deadline for registration and librarians from all walks of life are welcome!

For information, including registration, hotel, travel, and parking details, visit the WAAL conference website at www.wla.lib.wi.us/waal/conferences/2005.

Through its Professional Development Committee, WAAL provides three scholarships for this annual conference, one in each of the following categories:

  • library student assistant or undergraduate student;
  • paraprofessional library staff member; and
  • graduate student currently enrolled in a library/information science program.

The application guidelines and forms are available at www.wla.lib.wi.us/waal/committees/pdcomm.html.

 

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UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies spring events

The following events are being sponsored this spring by the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS).

  • Feb. 23, 4-5 p.m. -- Career Advising and Placement: Barbara Arnold, UW-Madison SLIS Admissions and Placement Advisor moderates. Elisa F. Topper, Director, Dundee Township Public Library District, Dundee, IL and columnist for American Libraries discusses issues from the field. Learn the job searching services SLIS provides. Other recruiting events may also be scheduled based on student recommendations.
  • April 13, 4-5 p.m. -- Building Bridges: Current faculty and doctoral student research at SLIS will be presented. Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison SLIS Advanced Students Association.
  • April 25-29 -- American Library Association Distinguished Visitor Michael Gorman, American Library Association Vice-President President Elect (more details later).

Each of these events will be held in the SLIS Commons, 600 N. Park Street, 4207 H.C. White Hall. For more information contact Barbara J. Arnold at (608) 263-2909 (bjarnold@.wisc.edu).

 

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Black history sources from the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society has posed a page on its website -- www.wisconsinhistory.org/blackhistory/ -- devoted to Black History in Wisconsin, and it's also linked from a banner image atop the Society home page at www.wisconsinhistory.org.

The new page describes 250 years of African American history in Wisconsin, from the fur trade era to the Civil Rights movement, and links to 30 photos, books, articles, manuscripts, and other primary sources available in our online collections.

 

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‘It’s all good’ blog covers wide range of library topics

“It's all good” is a blog from 3 Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) staff about all things present and future that impact libraries and library users. The blog’s content is not vetted by OCLC, and everything you read is purely the personal reflections about what's going on in libraryland -- informed by their birds-eye views from the center of the WorldCat universe in Dublin, Ohio. You can visit the blog at scanblog.blogspot.com.

One recent timely post was titled Demonstrating Value (scanblog.blogspot.com/2005/02/demonstrating-value.html) that talks about the fact that this is the legislative season in most states, and that OCLC just released a set of advocacy ads that may be of use to libraries (www.oclc.org/advocacy/default.htm). Some library staff members also share how they will be using the materials.

Visit the blog for more of the discussion.

 

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Continuing Education -- www.scls.info/ce/


Upcoming CEs

February 24, 2005 -- A Job Well Done: Recognizing It, Rewarding It (Compressed Video Broadcast), with Debra Wilcox Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consulting, Waunakee (WI), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SCLS Administration and Portage County PL, Stevens Point (Prairie Room).

February 25 -- Literature Resource Center (LRC) (Hands-on Workshop) with Dawn Foster, Portage Public Library, 9-11:30 a.m., SCLS Training Room, Suite E, Madison.

March 2, 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., SCLS Administration.

March 3, 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., SCLS Administration.

March 4, 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., MATC-Portage.

March 7, 2005 -- Genealogy Training -- Ancestry Library & HeritageQuest Online Databases (Hands-on Workshop) with Jean Anderson, Sun Prairie Public Library, 9:00 a.m.-noon, SCLS Training Room, Suite E, Madison.

March 11, 2005 -- Reference Tools for the Information Age (Library Teleconference, College of DuPage), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Downlink sites:Marshfield Clinic; MATC Campus-Reedsburg; Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids;  Monona Public Library; Pyle Center, UW-Madison; and UW-Stevens Point.

March 16 , 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., Mt. Horeb Public Library.

March 17, 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., Mt. Horeb Public Library.

March 18, 2005 -- Library As Place; Where People Want to Be (Library Teleconference, College of DuPage), with William Miller, Director of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University; Douglas Zyskowski, Director of the Southfield (Michigan) Public Library, and Ed Rivenburgh, Director of Libraries at SUNY Geneseo, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Downlink sites: Marshfield Clinic; MATC Campus-Reedsburg; Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids;  Monona Public Library; Pyle Center, UW-Madison; and UW-Stevens Point.

March 22, 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., Charles & JoAnn Lester Library, Nekoosa.

March 31, 2005 -- The CCBC celebrates books for youth: outstanding new books for children and teens, with Kathleen Horning, Megan Schliesman, Merri Lindgren, Hollis Rudiger, 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., The Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells – Grand Ballroom.

April 6 , 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., MATC-Reedsburg.

April 7 , 2005 -- Windows 2000 Skill-Building Training (Hands-on Workshop) with Barbara Rowe, Madison Area Technical College, 9 a.m.-noon., SCLS Administration.

April 14, 2005 -- What Do I Read Next? (Hands-on Workshop) with Liz Amundson, Madison Public Library, 9:00-11:00 a.m., SCLS Training Room, Suite E, Madison.

 

 

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For more information about marketing and public relations, contact Mark Ibach at (608) 246-5612 or by email.