Channel Weekly

Channel Weekly is the online newsletter of the Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology. Its purpose is to provide the Wisconsin library community with timely and brief information and announcements from the Division and other sources on topics of interest and significance to all libraries in the state. The newsletter is sent automatically to subscribers via the Channel Weekly email list. See also Channel, our bimonthly newsletter.

Vol. 16 Date Articles
No. 26April 10, 2014 1. State Superintendent issues editorial for National Library Week and School Library Month
2. State Superintendent appoints new LSTA Advisory Committee members
3. DPI comments in response to the FCC's E-rate Modernization public notice
4. Computers in Libraries 2014 conference
5. Reminder: IMLS to hold public hearing on libraries and broadband
6. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Newspaper resources
7. Website of the Week: Today in History
8. Calendar
No. 25April 3, 2014 1. April edition of the Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase
2. April webinar on accessibility announced
3. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Auto Repair Reference Center
4. Website of the Week: National Weather Service
5. Calendar
No. 24March 27, 2014 1. Act 157 amends library county payments to consolidated counties
2. Early literacy symposium a success
3. FCC holds workshop on rural broadband
4. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Copyright and BadgerLink resources
5. Website of the Week: Geography from Space
6. Calendar
No. 23March 20, 2014 1. DPI launches Google+ Communities
2. LSTA meeting and public hearing scheduled
3. Science and Technology BadgerLink training
4. Library Spotlight: Luck Public Schools 7-12 Library
5. IMLS seeks libraries' input on future grant directions
6. Pew Research Center releases typology of public library engagement
7. IMLS to hold public hearing on broadband
8. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Bibliography resources in BadgerLink
9. Website of the Week: NASA's Earth Observing System
10. Calendar
No. 22March 13, 2014 1. IMLS preview of 2011 National Public Library Survey released
2. Wisconsin librarians receive Movers & Shakers Award
3. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: College Preparation Center
4. Website of the Week: Energy Saver
5. Calendar
No. 21March 6, 2014 1. Edge Initiative final phase: Free trial opportunities
2. March 13 webinar: Using WISEdash to Understand Young Patrons as Students
3. BadgerLatté training survey
4. Weed and update GED collections
5. March edition of the Youth Services Showcase
6. State Document of the Week: Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Drug Use
7. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Soundzabound
8. Website of the Week: National Institutes of Health
9. Calendar
No. 20February 27, 2014 1. State Superintendent approves LSTA grant awards for 2014
2. Last week to register for 2014 Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium
3. L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library receives award
4. Citizenship Education and Initiatives webinar
5. Social media policy webinar
6. Pew World Wide Web 25th anniversary study
7. Found in Wisconsin February Find of the Month
8. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Black History Month resources
9. Website of the Week: Google Art Project
10. Calendar
No. 19February 13, 2014 1. Using WISEdash to understand young patrons as students
2. Digital Learning Day: Wisconsin tops with 436 registered activities
3. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Black History Month resources
4. Website of the Week: Digital Public Library of America
5. Calendar
No. 18February 6, 2014 1. TEACH program upgrade boosts bandwidth to public libraries
2. Two new library consultants join Public Library Development Team
3. February edition of the Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase, featuring a "Pin it" button
4. Data Visualization – tell stories with your data
5. Interior design awards competition is open
6. John Cotton Dana will award eight grants
7. State Document of the Week: State of Wisconsin Classified Workforce & Affirmative Action Report
8. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Black History Month resources
9. Website of the Week: Resources for Genealogists and Historians
10. Calendar
No. 17January 23, 2014 1. State Superintendent Proclaims February 5 Digital Learning Day in Wisconsin
2. Public Library and Library System Annual Reports are now open
3. Webinar: Using Broadband Demand Survey Data to Promote Local Opportunities
4. Seventeen Wisconsin public libraries to receive nature backpacks from DNR
5. Applications being accepted for Neal-Schuman Foundation "Citizens-Save-Libraries" grants
6. Webinar Archive: Re-Thinking Summer Library Programs
7. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: College & Jobs page
8. Website of the Week: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
9. Calendar
No. 16January 16, 2014 1. Tony Evers to give a keynote address at Library Legislative Day
2. Registration opens for the 2014 Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium
3. Wisconsin's Digital Learning Day set for February 5, 2014
4. See how BadgerLink can perk up your classroom
5. State Document of the Week: Emerald Ash Borer Strategic Plan
6. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: BadgerLink tutorial
7. Website of the Week: Wind Map
8. Calendar
No. 15January 9, 2014 1. Preparing for the public library annual report
2. January edition of the Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase, now with "Pin it" button
3. LearningExpress Library update
4. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Encyclopedias
5. Website of the Week: Coursera
6. Calendar
No. 14December 19, 2013 1. LearningExpress Library 3.0 coming to BadgerLink in 2014
2. Found in Wisconsin December Find of the Month
3. BadgerLink Resource of the Week -- BadgerLink bookmarks and posters
4. Website of the Week -- BBC: Guide to World Religions
5. Calendar
No. 13December 12, 2013 1. COLAND approves biennial report on condition and progress of library service in Wisconsin
2. Growing Wisconsin Readers sprouts a new blog
3. Growing Wisconsin Readers featured on federal library blog
4. Nominations sought for LibraryAware community award
5. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: BadgerLink Newspapers
6. Website of the Week: Vocabulary.com
7. Calendar
No. 12December 5, 2013 1. State Superintendent proclaims December 9-13 as Computer Science Education Week
2. Early Literacy Symposium Save-the-Date
3. December edition of the Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase
4. Webinar recording available for "Youth Services by the Numbers: Data and Advocacy"
5. Second annual Teen Video Challenge announced
6. State Document of the Week: Study Guide to the Wisconsin Blue Book
7. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: BadgerLink Quickstart Guide
8. Website of the Week: The Ancient Web
9. Calendar
No. 11November 21, 2013 1. THOMAS.gov will now redirect visitors to Congress.gov
2. New financial education webinar for libraries
3. Federal webinar series explores immigration resources for public librarians
4. GettyReady website offers resources to celebrate Gettysburg Address 150th anniversary
5. Found in Wisconsin's November Find of the Month
6. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: LearningExpress Library 3.0
7. Website of the Week: BMI Calculator
8. Calendar
No. 10November 14, 2013 1. LSTA Advisory Committee nominations now being accepted
2. How Youth Services Improve Our Libraries and Communities: a webinar series from DPI
3. Apply for a Big Read grant
4. National Novel Writing Month
5. Impact Survey helps libraries learn from patrons
6. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: ECB Wisconsin Media Lab
7. Website of the Week: USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials
8. Calendar
No. 9November 7, 2013 1. Grant opportunity for public libraries serving youth in need
2. BadgerLearn now includes BadgerLearn Pro
3. Digital project planning resources now available
4. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Badger Bulletin
5. Website of the Week: AnnualCreditReport.com
6. Calendar
No. 8October. 31, 2013 1. LSTA Advisory Committee meeting and public hearing scheduled
2. Calculating library and county resident support per capita
3. DPI recruiting for Public Library Administration Consultant
4. LearningExpress Library 3.0 coming to BadgerLink in 2014
5. November edition of the Wisconsin Youth Services Showcase now available
6. ALA encourages public libraries to participate in the Digital Inclusion Survey
7. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: History Reference Center
8. Website of the Week: The Debt to the Penny and Who Holds It
9. Calendar
No. 7October. 17, 2013 1. Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries school library grant
2. National Medal deadline extended due to the Shutdown
3. Found in Wisconsin's October Find of the Month
4. State Document of the Week: Grey Wolf Population
5. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Spanish resources
6. Website of the Week: Arts and Letters Daily
7. Calendar
No. 6October. 10, 2013 1. Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 43 updated
2. LSTA Advisory Committee meeting and public hearing scheduled
3. Applications for 2014 LSTA-funded projects
4. Time to kick-off Speak Up 2013 | Tell Us About Your Digital Life
5. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: LearningExpress Library
6. Website of the Week: Open Library
7. Calendar
No. 5October. 3, 2013 1. Libraries use grants to support early literacy efforts
2. State Document of the Week -- Safe schools: legal resource manual
3. BadgerLink Resource of the Week -- Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site
4. Website of the Week – Well-Being Index
5. Calendar
No. 4September 26, 2013 1. Call for rural award nominations
2. DPI seeks Public Library Technology Consultant
3. Reminder: Schedule a "typical week" tally for October
4. Fast facts about Wisconsin public libraries
5. Use of small and rural libraries grows in digital age
6. IMLS awards Native American Library Services and National Leadership Grants to 3 Wisconsin libraries
7. Reach Out and Read wins literacy award from Library of Congress
8. Money Smart Week @ your library financial literacy webinar scheduled
9. September Find of the Month now available
10. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: ECB Wisconsin Media Lab
11. Website of the Week: Homework Helper
12. Calendar
No. 3September 19, 2013 1. Final 2012 Wisconsin Public Library Service Data now online
2. DPI files comments on E-rate reforms
3. JobCenter of Wisconsin schedules public library staff webinars on unemployment insurance changes
4. Announcing BadgerBrunch
5. New super-sized "Start to Finish" programs at WLA conference
6. State Document of the Week: Guide to Wisconsin Hospitals
7. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Consumer Reports
8. Website of the Week: OurDocuments.gov
9. Calendar
No. 2September 12, 2013 1. State Superintendent's Biennial Report to COLAND
2. Connect with colleagues at the WiLS Regional Community Meetings
3. Foundation supports initiative to assist rural libraries, literacy organizations in western Wisconsin
4. Workforce Development takes additional steps to connect UI claimants with job opportunities
5. BadgerLink Resource of the Week: Copyright resources
6. Website of the Week: Acronym Finder
7. Calendar
No. 1September 5, 2013 1. Preliminary 2012 Wisconsin Public Library Service Data now available
2. 2013 Wisconsin Public Library Directory now available
3. BadgerLink has a new look
4. Cooperative Children’s Book Center celebrates 50 years
5. COLAND provides information on e-book marketplace tools
6. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) in the news
7. Website of the Week: National Do Not Call Registry
8. Calendar
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