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Board of Trustees

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:30

Introduction to Creativity & Aging: Education for Older Adults

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:13
Thinking about attending the July in-person workshops and want to know more? Ed Friedman, Executive Director, and Lindsey Francis, Program Manager, from Lifetime Arts will provide an overview of the workshops being held in July.

This program is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Register here!

AC

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 02:41

BOT Pers/Finance committee

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:36

Wisconsin Public Library System Technology Collaboration Meeting

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 02:35
Join other Wisconsin public library system technology professionals to begin exploration of collaborative ways to provide technology services to our member libraries. This is a discussion that several of us started at the recent WiscNet Connections conference and we decided we would like to continue it and expand it to include all of you.

Our first meeting will be on June 20 at the Monarch Library System in Sheboygan. We will begin at 9:30 am. Lunch will be available at a cost of $12 or you may bring your own. We will plan to end the day around 3 pm. Please register by 5 pm on June 15.

Wisconsin Shared ILS System Administrators Meeting

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 02:31
Wisconsin Shared ILS System Administrators Meeting
June 19, Noon to 5 pm Wisconsin Dells Public Library
Join other Wisconsin shared ILS System Administrators to discuss the various support issues that ILS system administrators face. This is the first meeting created as a sub-set of the Wisconsin Tech-a-Talk-a technology group. Submit topics of interest to be discussed at the meeting in the Notes field. Lunch will be available at 12:30. Registration closes on Friday, June 15 at 5 pm.

Drupal Training

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 01:58
Who should attend?
  • Libraries that are migrating their site to Drupal: The "point person" and other key staff that will work on the website.
  • Libraries that have already migrated to Drupal: New staff who have not received training and others who need a review.
  • We can accommodate up to 7 libraries (2 participants per library) at each session. (7 laptops in our training lab, 2 people per laptop.) If fewer than 7 libraries sign up for a session, we may be able to accommodate 3+ participants per library.
  • Bringing your own laptop is also welcome.
  • Priority will be given to participants who have not taken the training before if space/laptops are limited.

Library Innovation Subcommittee Meeting

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:44

Dealing with Substance-Abusing Patrons in the Library (webinar): From Meth to Marijuana, Opiates to Alcohol

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:07

Patrons who visit your library under the influence of drugs or alcohol (or worse, both) can range in their behavior from no problems to causing problems. They can be cyclical - cooperative one moment, then raging the next. Stimulant drug users -taking meth and crack cocaine - are particularly difficult, since they often show signs of paranoia and even schizophrenia. Heroin users are now shooting up in library restrooms an even in the stacks at an alarming rate. Some library staffers have been trained to give Narcan to overdosed patrons, as they wait for the paramedics to arrive. Marijuana use is being decriminalized and legalized in dozens of states. Some patrons have started vaping pot in the library. What do we do about all of this, to keep staff and the facilities safe? This webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht answers these questions. You'll learn what to do and not do when in contact with drug or alcohol-using patrons, when to call police and/or the paramedics, and how to stay safe around drug paraphernalia. 

Dr. Steve Albrecht teaches library security workshops around the country. His ALA book, Library Security, was published in 2015. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years and is a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here!


This webinar is co-sponsored by IFLS, NWLS, Manitowoc-Calumet WVLS, SCLS, WRLS, WInnefox, and OWLS library systems.

Circulation Overview

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 01:07
In this workshop we will cover Check out, Check in and other circulation-related functionality, including Offline Circulation. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Circulation: Items with Problem statuses webinar. 

This workshop will be held at the Lodi Woman's Club Public Library.

ILS Committee

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:01

Technology Committee

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 01:01

Drupal Training

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:21
Who should attend?
  • Libraries that are migrating their site to Drupal: The "point person" and other key staff that will work on the website.
  • Libraries that have already migrated to Drupal: New staff who have not received training and others who need a review.
  • We can accommodate up to 7 libraries (2 participants per library) at each session. (7 laptops in our training lab, 2 people per laptop.) If fewer than 7 libraries sign up for a session, we may be able to accommodate 3+ participants per library.
  • Bringing your own laptop is also welcome.
  • Priority will be given to participants who have not taken the training before if space/laptops are limited.

Board of Trustees

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:57

All Directors

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 02:02
SCLS All Directors Meeting
May 17, 2018
Portage Public Library

9:30 Coffee and Registration

10:00 Administration & Consulting Budgets
   2019 budget Highlights - Kerrie Goeden
   2019 Agreements - Martha Van Pelt
               Technology Services Agreement
               Statutory Resource Services Agreement
               Supplementary Resources Agreement

  Databases - Martha Van Pelt
     OverDrive Statewide Buying Pool Update
     Flipster vs. OverDrive periodicals

  Consultants - Mark Ibach
      SCLS Web Site Training
      TEACH grant update

    Delivery Budget - Corey Baumann

     Technology & ILS - Vicki Teal Lovely
         Budgets
               ILS
               Technology
         Technology and ILS Decision Items

11:00 Library Policies - Shannon Schultz

12:00  Lunch (TBD)  $12.00

1:00 Reports Dashboard Overview - Jody Hoesly

2:00 Workforce Development - Mark Jochem

3:00 Adjourn

Future All Directors Meetings
  July 19 - Fitchburg Public Library
  November 15 - Sun Prairie Public Library




Patron Record & Registration

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 02:02
In this workshop we will learn multiple search methods for finding a patron record, review the data and data import standards in the patron record fields and review all other data elements stored in tables that are connected to the patron record. This workshop is prerequisite for the Circulation: Items with Problem statuses webinar.

This will be held at the Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point Branch in the PInery Room.

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

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 01:53
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, 05/02/2018 - 01:53
Meeting of the PACC Subcommittee

The purpose of the PAC Subcommittee is to provide guidance for the setup of features of the PAC module of the shared ILS, including its peripheral functions, and to make recommendations to the SCLS ILS Committee concerning these matters. The committee shall be composed of staff members from a minimum of 5 LINK libraries with no more than 3 representatives from Madison Public Library. A variety of sizes of libraries should be represented.

Serials User Group

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 01:53
This gathering is for library staff who are involved with the serials management process. User Groups are a time for library staff to talk about current issues, best practice procedures, new training needs, new report needs, ideas for Koha development, and to share workflows. The Serials User Group is offered once in the spring and once in the fall. Staff only need to attend one Serials User Group per year to maintain the SCLS serials certification. NOTE: If you attend the Serials Receiving Workshop, you do not need to attend a Serials User Group in the same year to maintain certification, although you are certainly welcome to attend both Serials Receiving and a Serials User Group in the same year.

This session will be held at SCLS Headquarters.

Personnel Committee

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:08