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WiLSWorld Shorts: Open Educational Resources

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!

Public Comments Open Until July 17th on New FCC Net Neutrality Proposal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its proposal to undo the 2015 net neutrality rules and is now accepting public comment on the measure. Read more

Take Action with the National Humanities Alliance

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.

Share the Impact of Your Federally-Funded Archives Project

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!

Informed Librarian Online

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 for more information.

Ask Community Businesses to Support Library Funding Through CCLI

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