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BadgerLink at WAPL 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BadgerLink is excited to be presenting at the 2015 Wisconsin Association of Public Library's conference!

Here's the information on our presentation at WAPL:

Friday, May 8th at 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Room: Riverside A
BadgerLink at the Reference Desk
Kara Ripley, Department of Public Instruction

Having trouble answering questions like: Where can I find wiring guides for my truck? Where can I find information on my prescriptions? Where are the ACT practice test books? Find answers to frequently asked question using BadgerLink!

Hope to see you there!

See you at WEMTA!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Each year the BadgerLink team looks forward to the WEMTA conference. Our supporters in the field are our valuable partners and we want to know how we can better serve you.
Here's what we'll be up to at WEMTA:
  • Get a sneak peak of our presentation Monday, March 23 at 8 AM in the Ignite Session B.
  • Stop by our booth #103/105 for a chat and promotional materials.
  • Attend our presentation Tuesday, March 24th at 8 AM. Learn how to Shake it up with BadgerLink!

See you at WEMTA!

Are you going to WEMTA?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stop by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-Division for Libraries and Technology booth 206/208! Chat with BadgerLink staff about the new website or whatever questions you have! You will also be able to pick up bookmarks and posters (at no charge!). Here's what BadgerLink currently has in stock.

BadgerLink's Training Librarian, Kara Ripley, will also be presenting 2 sessions at WEMTA. Check them out:

Discover Wisconsin’s Online Library 2-3 PM- Wisteria

Using Statewide, Online, and OER in the New Digital Era 2:30 PM- Portia

Going to WLA?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stop by booths 603/605 and Play, Create, and Innovate with DPI’s Division for Libraries and Technology. Learn about Wisconsin’s statewide library and learning resources and get great conference swag!!
Stop by our sessions and learn with DPI! The sessions below are sponsored or co-sponsored by DPI. Hope to see you at WLA!
Tuesday 12:30PM - 5:00PM, October 22, 2013

Play & Read: Early Literacy in Libraries

Sponsored by DPI and YSS- Pre Registration is necessary.

Jim Gill, celebrated musician and author, will serve as the keynote speaker as well as offer additional breakout sessions on the topic of music and play for young children. Other breakout sessions include: Bringing “Every Child Ready to Read 2” to Diverse Audiences—Tanya Misselt and Yee Vue, Appleton Public Library;  Early Literacy Library Spaces—Ashley Bieber and Shelly Collins-Fuerbringer, L. E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire;  Developing an Early Literacy Collection: Books That Work for Kids, Parents, and Librarians--Merri Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC); Engaging Early Literacy Storytimes—Flannelboards, Puppets, Props, and More!—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN.


Wednesday 1:45PM – 2:30PM, October 23, 2013


Online Games and Learning: Technology & Digital Services Track

Kara Ripley, DPI, Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian; Shawn Brommer, Youth Services & Outreach Consultant, South Central Library System

Learn about screen time, appropriate apps and software for early learning, resources in BadgerLink, and ways to use technology in youth programming.


Thursday 7:30AM - 8:45AM, October 24, 2013


The Cost of Sharing

From staff time to shipping, even when libraries are working with reciprocal partners, there are costs involved with sharing materials. With tightening budgets, staff in all areas is under increased pressure to establish the costs associated with specific services. In this roundtable discussion ILL staff will be invited to establish a standardization of expenses for ILL with the goal of providing a framework for examining costs at individual institutions.


Thursday 7:30AM - 8:45AM, October 24, 2013


Supporting the Needs of Libraries: Help Us Help You

Martha Berninger, Director, DPI Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning

The Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) acts a voice for libraries and library patrons statewide. It is the one and only council appointed by the Governor to work on library issues. Come and share your feedback on past and current COLAND goals and activities, and pass along your ideas for future projects.


Thursday 11:00AM - 11:45AM, October 24, 2013


EveryoneOn: Connecting to the National Digital Literacy Campaign

Martha Berninger, Director, DPI Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning; Kara Ripley, Reference/Training Librarian, DPI Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning; John DeBacher, Director, DPI Public Library Development Team

"EveryoneOn" is a national digital literacy campaign launched on March 21, 2013. This 3-year program, supported by the national Ad Council, can help libraries spread the word on the great digital literacy training they offer. Learn more about the Public Service Ad campaign.  Come and see free digital literacy training tools you can use in training patrons and hear more about how you can get hooked in!


Thursday 2:45PM - 3:30PM , October 24, 2013


Trustee Topics & Trends: Library Issues & Challenges Track

Walter Burkhalter, Public Library Administration, Public Library Development Team, DPI; Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System; Kathy Pletcher, WLTF Chair

These are challenging times to be a public library trustee. This panel presentation will focus on not only those challenges but also the resources and support that are available both within Wisconsin and nationwide for public library directors and trustees.


Thursday 3:30PM - 4:15PM, October 24, 2013


The Affordable Care Act in Your Library: a Q&A and Resource Share

Christina Jones, Director, Altoona Public Library; Cindy Fesemyer, Director, Columbus Public Library; Terrie Howe, Public Library Development, DPI

Join a group of librarians and staff from the DPI for an informative Q&A and "resource share" about the Affordable Care Act. Learn what libraries around the state are doing to educate and support their communities after the ACA rollout in early October, and find out where to go for more information.