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Now Available: BadgerLink Genealogy Tutorial

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Are you curious about BadgerLink’s genealogy resources, but not sure where to start? Try the new interactive genealogy tutorial from the BadgerLink team! Read a description and watch a short video on 3 BadgerLink genealogy resources (HeritageQuest Online, Access NewspaperARCHIVE, and Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers), then test your knowledge!

If you’re looking for more BadgerLink genealogy help, check out our Genealogy Class series, going on each Thursday through October 20th. Representatives from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Access NewspaperARCHIVE, Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, and HeritageQuest Online will be joining us for 20-minute webinar sessions on how to use each resource. All sessions are recorded, and will be made available on this page shortly after the session is over. You can find more information, including how to join the sessions, on that page.

See the full list of genealogy resources available through BadgerLink here, and please contact the BadgerLink team with any questions!

BadgerLink Genealogy Class

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Learn to use BadgerLink resources for your genealogy research and explore the amazing history of you. Each 20 to 30-minute class will start at 10AM. All are welcome!

Check out our schedule:

Details:

Contact Us if you have any questions!
 

BadgerLink Office Hours are back!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Join the BadgerLink librarians on the last Tuesday of each month at 10am for a 30 minute, agenda-less, virtual meeting. Stop in and ask any questions you have about BadgerLink, and see what others are curious about! These sessions are free and open to all.

Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, August 30th at 10am
Tuesday, September 27th at 10am
Tuesday, October 25th at 10am​
Tuesday, November 29th at 10am
There will be no office hours in December! 

Ask questions like...
How can I make virtual "clippings" of newspaper articles in Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers?
Where can I find information on auto repair?
How can I save my favorite articles to view later?

Interested? Here's how to join!

Sign up for email reminders

Ask a Librarian if you have any questions!

BadgerLink Featured in ConnectEd!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BadgerLink is managed by the Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning team within the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Even though we are a part of DPI, the BadgerLink team still feels honored to be featured in DPI-ConnectEd Stories, which shares education news like success stories from Wisconsin schools, DPI updates, student opportunities, and more.

We caught the attention of folks in the main DPI office with our June Library of the Month, which featured Crivitz School District Libraries. Crivitiz School District Libraries may be in a rural location, but they heavily use BadgerLink as part of their curriculum to support innovative technology policies. ​

Read the DPI-ConnectEd Story! 

BadgerLink Health Class

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Learn about health information in BadgerLink. All are welcome!
 
August 4, 3-3:30 PM
August 11, 3-3:30 PM
August 18, 3-3:30 PM

Interested?

 
Each webinar will be recorded and posted on the training page.
 
 

Request Bookmarks and Posters

Monday, June 20, 2016
Image of select bookmarks and posters that are available
Explore our promotional
materials!

We recently replenished our stock of promotional materials that you can request online.

Materials are mailed or sent through library delivery at no charge to you. 

Let's tell Wisconsin about BadgerLink!

Ideas for promo materials at your library:

  • Put a poster or two on bulletin boards, near computers, and in study rooms
  • Place bookmarks near bookdrops, self check-out stations, or at the circulation desk
  • Hand out bookmarks, postcards, or posters at library events
  • Include bookmarks with Summer Library Program materials

Have other ideas? Share them with us!

 

Training Survey

Monday, June 13, 2016

The BadgerLink team recently posted new training information for each of our vendors. Here are our new Info Sheets:

We want to be sure BadgerLink’s training materials help you! Please take this short survey to let us know what you think of some of our training changes.

Take the BadgerLink Training Materials Feedback Survey

Contact Us if you have any questions!

Announcing Info Sheets & Training Survey

Friday, May 13, 2016

This Spring, outreach librarian, Gail Murray, and training librarian, Kara Ripley, were busy spreading the word about BadgerLink by attending and presenting at many conferences. The feedback that we received indicated a need for more short and easy-to-digest training materials for educators, librarians, and the general public, so that they can more easily teach and use our resources.

In response to this need, we put together what we’re calling “Info Sheets” which give a quick overview of the navigation of each resource and also provide information about full-text availability, how to access a permalink, if there is an automatic citation feature, and copyright information for the resource.

The Info Sheets are now live on the BadgerLink website. You can find the Info Sheets on the Training page and on each applicable More Information page (for example, the Access NewspaperARCHIVE More Information page which you can get to by clicking on the link on the list of resources; see image below).

On each Find Resources page, click on the link in the table under "Description & More Information"

 

Ultimately, we want to be sure BadgerLink’s training materials help you!

Please take this short survey to let us know what you think of some of our training changes.

Take the BadgerLink Training Materials Feedback Survey

Please Contact Us if you have any questions!

Sincerely,

The BadgerLink Team

Lit Class Archive

Monday, April 4, 2016
During the month of March, we explored BadgerLink's literary resources with our weekly Lit Class. If you were unable to attend any of the live webinars, don't worry! The sessions were all recorded and are now available on our website! You can access the recordings on the Training page, the BadgerLink YouTube Playlist, or the resource's More Information page.
 
Here's what we learned in Lit Class:

If you have any questions, Ask a Librarian!

Back by Popular Demand: Office Hours!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

 

Join the BadgerLink librarians on the last Tuesday of each month at 10am for a 30 minute, agenda-less, virtual meeting. Ask any questions you have about BadgerLink, and see what others are curious about! These sessions are free and open to all.

Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, February 23rd at 10am
Tuesday, March 29th at 10am
Tuesday, April 26th at 10am
Tuesday, May 31st at 10am​
Tuesday, June 28th at 10am
 
Ask questions like...
Why do I need to log in to LearningExpress Library?
How can I use BadgerLink when I’m temporarily out-of-state?
How can I save my favorite articles to view later?

Interested? Here's how to join!

Sign up for email reminders

Ask a Librarian if you have any questions!

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