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WiLS 2017 Regional Community Meetings

Our patrons and our students are wonderfully curious and it’s our job is to show them how to ask good questions and get good answers. In a world that is a tangle of unreliable or unsupported or outdated information, “alternative facts,” fake news, and fake news about real news, how do we do this?

Through spreading information literacy, the skills that people need throughout their lives to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information. It’s an important topic right now for all types of libraries. So important, in fact, that we’re dedicating the 2017 WiLS Regional Community Meetings to it.

If you want to do more to help your patrons navigate the increasingly complex information landscape, please attend! Whether you have a full information literacy program implemented, you’re just starting to create or rethink your information literacy program, or you aren’t doing anything yet but want to get started, all are welcome to attend.

Here are the locations and dates of this year’s Regional Community Meetings. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be provided!

  • Monday, October 30, 1:00-4:00 pm at McIntosh Memorial Library in Viroqua
  • Tuesday, November 7, 1:00-4:00 pm at Portage County Public Library in Stevens Point
  • Wednesday, November 8, 1:00-4:00 pm at Kenosha Public Library
  • Tuesday, November 14, 1:00-4:00 pm at Madison Area Technical College
  • Wednesday, November 15, 1:00-4:00 pm at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton
  • Thursday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm at UW-Stout in Menomonie
  • Friday, November 17, 9:00 am-12:00 noon at Platteville Public Library and the Southwest Wisconsin Association of Libraries (SWAL) 2017 meeting from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Register to Attend