System News Issues & News Calendar
Celebrates National Picture Book Month
Click on the image to the left and take a look at the ALS Picture Book
Month brochure (2 sides). Each library in the system is doing a special
event, setting up displays and participating in our bookface social media
project (see below)
Click on the image to the left
for information about this great workshop.
Yes, you can still come! You don't even have to register and it will
on the bookface flyer
to see the postings on Facebook.
Join your friends
and colleagues and upload
your bookface to #picturebookfaceALS!
Please Keep Pushing
Hoopla use is holding steady but we
would like to see it grow! Please keep talking to your patrons about it
and if you have time, help them get set up right away. We have a lot of
people interested when we talk to them but we think that when they get
home they are just not following through.
Before Kindergarten App
Click on the image to the left to
see a flyer about the new 1000 Books App. This app was developed by
Bridges Library System and now 7 or 8 systems are collaborating to
integrate the app into their 1000 books projects.
The app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
Search for 1000 Books and select the one that says Waukesha.
Unfortunately, once the app image is uploaded you can't change anything
and the app went up before the partnership.
Arrowhead and the Lakeshores Library System is working on a mail chimp
aspect to add to the app for our patrons so we can continue to push out
tips and book recommendations to them via email. So when you help people
sign up, please ask them to say yes to email useage.
ALS participation in the 1000 books project and app is supported by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the Wisconsin DPI by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
2 workshop opportunities posted by Sharon
Up: A Conference in Leadership for Youth Services Managers and Staff
March 30-31, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
This is very exciting news! The opportunity to attend an amazing youth services leadership event has just been made easier.
Scholarships are now available.
This will be a fantastic 2-day experience, so please do check out the scholarship information. Let me know if you have any questions.
30-Minute Tuesday: Toddlers and Tablets in Storytime
Tuesday, November 15 at 1 p.m.
Presented by: Cathy Kolbeck, Children's Librarian, Algoma Public Library
Using apps can provide interactive extensions to any storytime theme. This webinar will discuss other benefits of using apps, how to incorporate them, and best practices. What have librarians used before and what doesn't work so well ? Cathy will talk about apps she uses for a typical storytime for toddlers.
.5 CE Credits Register
Sharon Grover, email@example.com
Youth Services Consultant, Arrowhead Library System
Youth Services & Audiobook Literacy Consultant
Co-author, Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy
Relaunch of The Great Outdoors @ your library
ALS is in the process of revamping the website
for The Great Outdoors @ your library, a project we started several years
ago. We are so fortunate that the Lakeshores Library System is partnering
with us on this project now and their gifted IT staff have made some huge
upgrades to the website.
Under "Resources" we now have 11 sub-categories including:
Astronomy, Biking, Birding, Edible Foraging, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting,
Orienteering, Photography, Water Sports and Winter Sports. When you click
on the category you are interested the first thing you see are scrolling
book covers of books available through RockCat. Click on the cover and it
takes you to RockCat so you can put a hold on the book. I LOVE
IT! Under the book covers is the list of parks, clubs,
organizations, sites about licenses, and other area and state resources in
that category. Thank you to the Hedberg Public Library reference staff who
have been a great help in increasing the listings of resources.
The website can tell if you are located in the Arrowhead Library System or
the Lakeshores Library System and will direct you to the proper library
The website looks very similar to the old Wix site but it is now located
We're still working on getting the new resources up on the pages
but will be ready to relaunch the site soon. Take a sneak peek and let us
know what you think!
& NEWS: Return
Tech Bits: What is USB type C?
Posted: 03 Nov 2016
A small 24-pin connector called USB type C
will soon be replacing most if not all the connectors USB-C_Reversible_ picture came from Belkin
on your personal devices and laptops. Apple has already made the switch to USB C, they call it the lightning plug (remember the uproar recently when they got rid of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Don’t worry; you can purchase an adapter for your headphones if I caught you by surprise there.) What I like about this new cable is that it’s reversible and both ends are the same, so no more guessing which end goes where and which end is up. The USB C port will be able to transfer audio, video, data and power.
creators of the Berg Fashion Library have introduced the Fashion
Photography Archive, an online resource containing more than
750,000 newly digitized and high-quality runway, backstage, and
street-style images from the predigital photography era. The interactive
time line enables finding a photo by designer, period, trend, or season.
Also included are hundreds of articles and audio and video resources
providing context and analysis.
- Extra Helping, School Library Journal, 3 November 2016
& Gadgets go wireless
& Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition has a wireless Bluetooth Low Energy
Bit and a new digital experience that enables kids to control their
inventions through smartphones or tablets, using the littleBits Invent
app as a personal invention advisor. - Extra Helping, School Library
Journal, 3 November 2016
Penguin for Pooh
Young Readers announces that, in honor of the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh,
a new character is being added to the gang in the Hundred Acre Wood:
Penguin, inspired by a penguin toy that was in a photograph of Christopher
Milne, the basis for his father’s Christopher Robin character. Penguin
will be featured in Winter, written by Brian Sibley. - Extra
Helping, School Library Journal, 3 November 2016
Now Available: BadgerLink Genealogy Tutorial
Are you curious about BadgerLink’s genealogy resources, but not sure where to start? Are your patrons looking for a quick way to get a feel for how to start their genealogy research? Try the new interactive
genealogy tutorial from the BadgerLink team! Read a description and watch a short video on 3 BadgerLink genealogy resources (HeritageQuest Online, Access NewspaperARCHIVE, and Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers), then test your knowledge!
the Elusive Library Non-Users
The Nov/Dec issue of Marketing
Library Services answers the question of how to reach those elusive
non-users. That feature, by Donna Fletcher, happens to be the one from
this issue that's free online. - Kathy Dempsey, Editor, Marketing Library Services newsletter,
Information Today, Inc., Medford, NJ.
Here are links to IMDb
Wednesday, November 16 at 9:30
a.m. at Beloit Public Library
ALS Board of Trustee Meetings:
Wednesday, November 9 at 5 p.m. at
Hedberg Public Library
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