On Friday, June 16th, Annie Baumann of Viterbo University joined us to present our second WiLSWorld Short on Open Educational Resources. It was a fascinating look into the work that her library is doing to promote adoption of OER resources in order to save students money on textbook fees. If you weren’t able to join us, you’re in luck! We recorded the session and present it here for your viewing enjoyment!
Gleaned from the Library Assessment Conference 2016 held last fall, we thought our academic library members might like to browse this reading list from Nola Walker, Assistant Director for Assessment at UW-Madison. Read more
The National Humanities Alliance offers a number of ways to add your voice to others’ supporting and protecting the role of the humanities in public life. Send pre-written messages to your elected officials opposing the elimination of IMLS, NEH, and international education programs.
The Society of American Archivists “encourages and supports robust federal funding for grants to archival programs to ensure that the historical record of our collective human experience is preserved and accessible for use by the American public, including teachers and students, scholars, scientists, family historians, the business community, and governments themselves.” Read more about the SAA as well as its position and planned actions to respond to the proposed federal budget.
The SAA is collecting the stories of the impact of federally-funded archives projects from around the country. Do you have a project to share? Fill out this form to let the world know!
WiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with The Informed Librarian Online! The Informed Librarian Online is a current awareness service that keeps you up-to-date with your professional reading and librarianship. Free access to 17 full-text Emerald Publishing library journals with all backfiles is included, as well as ILOSearch, a fully searchable index to library periodicals with 300,000 searchable articles. Each month, ILO brings you the most current content from over 290 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, with free full-text premium content from major publishers and specially written content found only in ILO. ILO is an easy, timesaving way to stay informed and abreast of all library trends and WiLS cooperative purchasing members can receive up to 45% off discounted pricing!
If you are interested in subscribing or would like to trial Informed Librarian Online for free, contact Andrea Coffin at email@example.com for more information.
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 Katie Aldrich, Library Services Assistant at Northcentral Technical College.
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 Jude Hayes, Manager of Consortia Sales at LexisNexis.
WiLSWorld is WiLS’ annual library technology and innovation conference, connecting you to people and ideas from the Wisconsin library community and beyond. This year’s event will be held on July 27th, followed by hands-on workshops on the 28th, at the Pyle Center in Madison. Registration is open!
We are pleased to welcome WiLSWorld 2017’s keynote speaker, Dr. Safiya U. Noble, Assistant Professor in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California (USC) whose research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology.
We also have a fantastic line-up of programs and workshops for you this year, tackling topics such as diversity, user experience, collaboration, digital preservation, virtual reality, using and communicating data, marketing, fundraising, information literacy, privacy, and more!
We hope to see you at WiLSWorld 2017 in July!
The Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) is an organization of businesses of all kinds united by the common belief that America’s libraries are business-building, job-creating, workforce-preparing engines of the U.S. economy in every corner of the country. CCLI will work to maximize federal funding for the nation’s libraries by educating Congress and other federal policymakers about the extraordinary value to businesses and taxpayers of federal investment in America’s libraries of all kinds. Read more