Arrowhead Library System, Janesville, Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Library Organizations and Resources

Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Includes information on the e-rate, LSTA, WISCAT, conferences and DLCL services.

Public Library Services for Youth with Special Needs: A Plan for Wisconsin - Funded through LSTA and developed by a 23-member task force appointed by DPI State Supt. John Benson, the plan focuses on library service at the local goal and each of six goals includes objectives and suggested activities for individual libraries.

Reference and Loan Library - With links to WISCAT, the Full-Text Database Project, Interlibrary Loan, the VHS Videocassette Catalog, and more.

Sample Library Policies for the Small Public Library - Compiled by the Small Library Committee of WAPL and recently revised by David Polodna.

TEACH Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Offers numerous links of interest to teachers and librarians.

Wisconsin Interlibrary Service (WILS) - Information on services for Wisconsin libraries to support and facilitate resource sharing.

Wisconsin Library Association

Wisconsin Library Directory - Contains basic information on the state's academic and public libraries and library systems. Links to Wisconsin library and library organization web sites.

Wisconsin Library Statistics - from the Department of Public Instruction "Statistical Data and Reports" webpage.

Wisconsin Women Library Workers - Look here for information about WWLW, a calendar of upcoming events, enrollment form, directory information and a quilt section, featuring a picture and description of last year's theme quilt and a list of past quilts. Upcoming pages include reading lists, recipes, and links to related sites.

WISDOM Calendar - Wisconsin Data on Meetings. A listing of library-related meetings, conferences an programs that will be held in Wisconsin and at the national level in the coming months.

Book-Related Web Sites

For many more links to booklists and booksellers, go to Arrowhead's Books & Booklists.

Booklist - Books for Adults - Current and advance reviews for fiction and non-fiction books from the pages of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine.

Books Section of the New York Times -- All the latest reviews from the Sunday Times' venerable Book Review section, plus the archives dating back to 1980. Registration required.

Children's Book Council - Links to author and illustrator home pages and annotated bibliographies

Children's Literature Web Guide - This site has won awards for its coverage of resources related to books for children and teens. It has recommended lists, award lists, author/illustrator information, resources for teachers, storytellers, writers and parents.

Cooperative Children's Book Center - Information on CCBC resources, publications, collections, upcoming events and current literary interests.

Index to Internet Sites: Children's and Young Adults Authors & Illustrators. - A meta-site by the Internet School and Library Media Center.

Literary Criticism - Criticism and biographical information for over 120 authors and their works. The collection of over 1,000 sites contains links to many important English language authors.

PubList - The Internet Directory of Publications. Provides bibliographic data for more than 150,000 publications. - A guide to book clubs and reading groups with an outstanding collection of links and information for readers, including information about saving with discount book clubs.

Webtime Stories - Annotated collection of outstanding Web sites for people who love children's literature, including sections on storytime books, myths and fairy tales, Great Books, Young Adult books, and resources for parents, teachers and librarians.


Book Discussion Guides for Book Clubs and Reading Groups
Most of the guides included in the following sites contain an introductions to selected books, some provocative questions to get discussion going, and information about the authors. Book Clubs and Reading Guides

Books@Random - Readers Group Guides from Random House

Penguin Putnam Reading Group Guides
Reading Group Guides - HarperCollins Publishers

Reading Group

Gateways for Reference Information on the Web

Association for Library Service to Children, ALA - A gold mine of links for libraries -- literature, parent resources, library homepages, kids sites, award-winners.

Internet Library for Librarians - A comprehensive set of links to Internet resources related to libraries and librarianship.

Librarian's Index to the Internet

The Scout Report -- Weekly updates on new and newly-discovered Internet resources.

Miscellaneous Web Sites of Interest to Librarians

America Reads Challenge

American Library Association

Association for Library Service to Children, ALA - A gold mine of links for libraries -- literature, parent resources, library homepages, kids sites, award-winners.

Copyright - Copyright basics, laws, pending legislation, and news from the Library of Congress.

Current Internet Hoaxes, Urban Legends and Other Digital Lies

FOLUSA -- Official site of the Friends of the Library USA.

Gates Library Foundation - Guidelines for applying for Gates Foundation grants.

Librarians' Yellow Pages - Do keyword or vendor-specific searches for products or communicate with publishers and vendors via hotlinks and Email Express service.

Library Policies - A collection of sample Ohio library policy statements, including such topics as collection development, meeting room use, behavior, interlibrary loan, unattended children, and many more.

LJ Digital - The online version of Library Journal.

Puppetry Resources Worldwide- Scroll down to link to sites on puppet construction, puppet supplies, organizations, festivals, theaters, schools, classifieds, etc.

Repositories of Primary Sources - Links to more than 3,400 Web sites describing holidngs of manuscripts, archives, rare books, photographs and other primary sources for the research scholar.

Sample Library Policies for the Small Public Library - Compiled by the Small Library Committee of WAPL and recently revised by David Polodna.

Schools and Libraries Division - Information about the E-rate.

Storybook Characters Costume Booking Information - Includes tips and tricks for using costumed characters in your library and contact information to book costumes.

Weed of the Month Club - Every month, this Web site gives specific weeding criteria and suggestions for children's books to week and to add for a different topic. Recent topics have been geography, children's fiction, computer science, and folklore.

Technical Matters

Schools and Libraries Division - formerly the Schools and Libraries Corporation, the new name reflects the SLD merger with the Universal Service Administration Company. Look here for E-rate information.

The Netscape Unofficial FAQ - Frequently asked questions about all versions of Netscape and a Netscape Troubleshooting Chart.

Web4Lib Electronic Discussion for Library-Based World Wide Web managers - Includes an archive and workstation reference center. - the most complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows. Explore this free web resource by selecting one of the destinations on your left, or use search to find a specific solution.

Library Jobs

ALA Education and Employment Page - Monthly job listings from "American Libraries."

LIBJOBS - An employment service list for library professionals. About 15-200 postings are sent to the list each month. A service of IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations.

LJ Digital - The electronic offshoot of "Library Journal." Click on Job Search.

The Networked Librarians Job Search Guide - Links to hundreds of job listings for librarians nationwide.

Library Systems in Wisconsin

Arrowhead Library System

Eastern Shores Library System

Indianhead Library System

Kenosha County Library System

Lakeshores Library System

Manitowoc-Calumet Library System

Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System

Milwaukee County Federated Library System

Nicolet Federated Library System

Northern Waters Library Service

Outagamie Waupaca Library System

South Central Library System

Southwest Wisconsin Library System

Waukesha County Federated Library System

Winding Rivers Library System

Winnefox Library System

Wisconsin Valley Library Service

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