In August, Recollection Wisconsin celebrated its first anniversary as a partner in the Digital Public Library of America! As the state’s DPLA Service Hub, Recollection Wisconsin shares almost half a million digital cultural heritage resources…Read more
One of our greatest joys at WiLS is hearing our members tell the stories of the big and important work they are doing – interesting new projects or initiatives, or even interesting and new approaches…Read more
At WiLS, we want to bring valuable information to our library partners, including information about the missions and big ideas of the vendors they may already do business with. Each month, WiLS interviews a vendor…Read more
The Wisconsin Schools Digital Library Consortium (WSDLC) is a brand new K12 consortium that will share a collection of ebooks and other digital materials. The sign-up period to participate is open and runs through November…Read more
We are so excited to share that we’ve received an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and we are even more excited to get to work…Read more
WiLS vendor-partner, Infobase has advised us that they are offering an open trial of their award-winning Bloom’s Literature database. Try it now to get instant access. The trial lasts until November 30, 2017.
Bloom’s Literature has been rebuilt from the ground up with a dynamic new design, exciting new features and valuable new content.
Database features include:
The largest addition of new content in the history of the database, including full-length performance videos, images, and complete books (800+ classic literary works and more!)
All-new Shakespeare Center, with the full, searchable text of all of his plays
User-friendly guidance on how to write about the most frequently assigned works and authors
Discussion questions, full-text poems, and much more!
As always, contact Jeff Brunner () for more information!
Credo and WiLS have just agreed on an expanded agreement with Credo’s award-winning InfoLit Modules. WiLS members are eligible for a scaling introductory 20%+ discount. The more subscribers we get, the better the discount will be!
To see how the InfoLit Modules stack up against the competition, see this independent review from a Council of Chief Librarians in California, which found the Modules to score better in every category.
Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Areas include: Read more
WiLS is proud to announce a new partnership with Bloomsbury to offer great consortial discounts on their digital resources! WiLS members stand to save between 10% and 20% on various resources depending on institution size and what you buy! To start off, we’re highlighting the Bloomsbury Design Library, a unique resource that includes:
The landmark, three-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
The definitive, two-volume World History of Design
Over 60 eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars.
Over 100 Designer Pages providing essential details and links to further reading about key figures.
An interactive timeline providing a richly illustrated overview of global design and crafts history from 1500 BCE to the present day.
Coming soon: online exclusive articles from The Encyclopedia of Asian Design, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, a searchable image library, and much more.
If your institution subscribes to Berg Fashion Library you can get an additional 5% off the price of Design Library and if you subscriber before October 31, youll get 5% more off, so act quickly!
And the Design Library is just one of the fantastic resources Bloomsbury is offering consortial pricing on. Contact Jeff Brunner () today to arrange a trial or obtain a price quote!
Report Builder’s interactive question-and-answer approach helps emerging researchers (grades K-4) find the information they need to write reports. Curriculum-based topics are concise and supported by eye-catching visuals. 7 modules to choose from!
At WiLS, we want to bring valuable information to our library partners, including information about the missions and big ideas of the vendors they may already do business with. Each month, WiLS interviews a vendor partner in order to bridge the gap and open the door to valuable collaborations. This month, we are delighted to share insights from Chris Gordon, Educational Sales Consultant at Gale / Cengage Learning. Read more
One of our greatest joys at WiLS is hearing our members tell the stories of the big and important work they are doing – interesting new projects or initiatives, or even interesting and new approaches to old projects. And, in addition to hearing about it, it makes us even happier when we can share those stories with other members. Each month, WiLS is proud to feature an interview with one of our library members. This month, we interview Bruce Gay, Director of Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Holder Printworks!
Since opening in 2003, Madison-based Holder Printworks has processed more than 600,000 feet of film and 100,000 slides, scanned thousands of photos, and digitized hundreds of home movies. Now, their services are available to WiLS cooperative purchasing members at a 10% discount!
Read more about Holder Printworks and their products and services here.
WiLS is excited to announce the next WiLSWorld Short, quarterly, free webinars to continue the learning that happens at WiLSWorld all year long! These webinars are designed to do all the same things as WiLSWorld – connect our member community around important issues, foster the exchange of ideas, and help members form professional connections and collaborations to get done what they need to get done.
Our next upcoming WiLSWorld Short features special guests from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Credo Reference who will present about research student misconceptions in information literacy and strategies for overcoming them. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 1:00 pm.
In any domain of learning, it is helpful to anticipate common student misconceptions, and design instruction to correct them. Recognizing that no systematic investigation has been done into misconceptions around information literacy, Lisa Hinchliffe of the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign and Credo Reference have partnered to explore this area and provide a foundational list of predictable misunderstandings. This project draws upon data from the recent Library Journal & Credo survey of librarians, as well as focus groups and interviews. In this webinar, Hinchliffe will explain the methodology behind the research, discuss initial findings, and share strategies libraries can utilize to correct student misconceptions.
Professor & Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In addition to her role in information literacy services and instruction, Lisa is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Previously, she served as the President of the Association of College and Research Libraries and is the lead lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innivation.
For over two decades Ian has been committed to innovation in the field of information services and has held leadership positions at some of the library industry’s most well-respected companies. Before joining Credo, he served as Vice President, Group Publishing for Media Source, Inc., where he was responsible for strategic planning and day-to-day operations of such prestigious publications as Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book. Prior to Media Source Inc., he held positions at Bowker LLC and Joint Information Inc; in 1996 he co-founded eComp.