David Weinhold, System Director
Welcoming a New Board
Tom Hudson, a member of
Port Washington’s W.J. Niederkorn Library Board, was appointed by
Ozaukee County to serve on the Eastern Shores Library System Board for a
three year term beginning January 1, 2008.
Mr. Hudson is a computer programmer and develops graphics software.
He is originally from Missouri, and moved to Port Washington after
visiting the area a number of times.
He has served on the W.J.
Niederkorn Library Board since 2001 and has been an alderman on the Port
Washington City Council since 2001. He
is a fan of EasiCat and appreciates the cooperative services that the
A Thanks to our Retiring
Sue Karlman, President of
the Cedarburg Public Library Board, recently retired from the Eastern
Shores Library System Board. She
has represented the Cedarburg area and its Library for 18 years at ESLS.
Ms. Karlman served as Vice President of the Board. She served on the Personnel Committee for 11 years and
the Budget Committee for 7 years. Sue
began her service on the ESLS Board at the time the Library System became
a separate organization in 1990.
“Sue thought very
highly of the ESLS staff,” stated David Weinhold, Director.
“She would frequently report on the help that the ESLS staff
provided to the member librarians.”
As a member and President of the Cedarburg Library Board, she saw
the value of cooperation and collaboration.
Her advocacy for such cooperation was often eloquently expressed to
fellow board members.
Pat Premo, member of the
Cedar Grove Library Board, also recently retired from the Eastern Shores
Library System Board. As the
District Media Librarian for the Cedar Grove Belgium School District, she
provided another perspective on the value of cooperation and the
library’s impact on student achievement.
The Library System thanks
Sue and Pat for their service. We
wish them well in their future activities that we know includes libraries.
David Weinhold, System Director
the preparation of the 2008 County Library Services budget, decisions and
discussions by the individual county’s Finance committees regarding the
funding of the bookmobile service within their respective County Library
Service Plans indicate a need for both counties to review, evaluate, and
determine the shared provision of bookmobile service in the non-libraried
communities of the two counties.
2009, Ozaukee and Sheboygan County will be undertaking a joint review of
their respective county library services plans.
Ozaukee and Sheboygan County officials would like to gather
information on bookmobile service for their joint review of their county
library services plans.
The most recent plans covering the years 2006-2010 include the
shared provision of bookmobile service to non-libraried communities of
Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties.
Eastern Shores Library System was asked by county officials in both
counties to draft a proposal for an advisory referendum which would ask
residents of non-libraried municipalities if the two Counties should
continue to provide bookmobile service to non-libraried residents who pay
for the service through the county library tax.
resolutions were sent to both Counties in January.
Eastern Shores Library System Bookmobile service is in its 29th
year of service - beginning as a county library service to rural Sheboygan
County residents in 1979.
In 1987, when Ozaukee County joined the Library System, both
Ozaukee and Sheboygan County began to share in the cost of the bookmobile
service on a proportional basis.
The proportion is based on each county’s use of the bookmobile
mission of the Bookmobile service is to serve residents of all ages and
abilities in the Eastern Shores Library System at locations where people
are likely to gather providing popular materials in various formats for
recreation, information and education needs. The role of the Bookmobile
Service is to provide popular materials in various formats to all ages,
and to provide reading readiness materials for children.
In a limited capacity, it provides reference service and
The Bookmobile operates in cooperation with other libraries in the
to its limited capacity for reference service, it encourages the use of
other libraries for specific library needs.
It also promotes and encourages future library use among its
current Bookmobile vehicle was purchased in 1990 and placed into service
to replace a then 26 year old vehicle.
It has been maintained very well by Markwardt Sales and Service.
The Library System has upgraded its ability to connect to EasiCat
and the Internet through the use of a satellite antenna.
Bookmobile service receives funds from each County’s county library tax
- about 5¢ per $1000 Equalized Value in Ozaukee County and 4¢ per $1000
Equalized Value in Sheboygan County with a 2008 budget of $185,500.
The county library tax is levied on residents of the non-libraried
municipalities who are the primary users of the service.
Library Media Specialist
Sheboygan South High School
“I have all these ‘freebie’ books and no cataloging! What
am I going to do?” Many times school librarians are faced with
this delightful dilemma. Delightful because ‘freebie’ books can
enhance the collection, dilemma because often times busy class visit
schedules and other professional responsibilities don’t allow much time
for creating original cataloging. What to do? WISCAT it!
School libraries in the Sheboygan Area School District use WISCAT on a
regular basis for a number of reasons. Probably the most common use is
downloading MARC records. With just a few keystrokes MARC records
can be downloaded, edited, and saved into any circulation system.
Books are closer to being ready for patron use very quickly. Another
use is to see what schools within the district, or other libraries in the
area, have an item that we may wish to borrow. At the high school
level interlibrary loan is an important component of the WISCAT system.
Each year at South High alone we fill about a dozen requests for materials
and request about the same from other libraries. Our students think
that it’s great that we can get that hard-to-find book for their British
Authors class; teachers like that we can help with materials for their
graduate studies; and I’ve been known to request a book to preview
before I make a purchase decision.
WISCAT… positive public relations … quick cataloging … what a
Jenny Kuckuk, Youth Educator
Mental Health America
Mental Health America's resource library is available
for use by the public during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Available materials cover a variety of mental health
topics and are on loan for a two week period at no charge. Included are
pamphlets, books, CDs, audio cassettes, DVDs and videos. This library is a
great resource and provides information on topics such as stress,
anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, schizophrenia, and
bipolar disorder. Select materials are
also available in Spanish and Hmong. If you
are interested in bettering your mental health, learning more about a
particular topic, utilizing resources in the classroom, or introducing
mental health concepts to children, MHA has resources for all ages and
Staff and board members are available to present
programs on mental health topics for classrooms, worksites, service
organizations, churches, and other community groups. Programs are easy to
arrange. Simply contact the office to discuss your groups needs.
To find out more information about Mental Health
America or the resource library please call the office at (920) 458-3951
or stop in to check out materials. The Mental Health America office is
located in the United Way building at 2020 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan.
Linda Bendix, Director of the Frank L. Weyenberg Library of
Mequon-Thiensville, will be a participant in the statewide conference on
the future of library services. The Strategic Visioning Summit will take
place May 5 and 6, 2008. The group will "explore a vision for the
future of library services." This includes technology changes,
changing demographics and fulfilling residents' service needs.
The Summit is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction and the Council on Network and Library Development. It has
been ten years since the state of Wisconsin has sponsored a statewide
conference on the future of library services.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduling legal information workshops
in Judicial Districts around the state. Ozaukee County lies in the 3rd Judicial
District and this legal information workshop is scheduled for Tuesday,
April 8 at the Mid-Wisconsin Library System offices in Horicon. This
is a full day workshop and will include a presentation by Supreme Court
and Judicial Court personnel including the Ozaukee County Court
Commissioner in the morning and a presentation by staff from the Wisconsin
Law Library in the afternoon. There will be contact hours awarded
for library directors who attend this workshop, however the presentation
is also useful for any reference staff.
Because ESLS is split between two Judicial Districts, this workshop is for
Ozaukee County Libraries only. Sheboygan County is in a different
Judicial District and its workshop will be scheduled later this year.
The thirteenth celebration of World Book and
Copyright Day will be held on April 23.
The event was established in 1995 by UNESCO’s General Conference
to promote reading, creativity, publishing and copyright and to encourage
people to “explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them
with the opportunity to have a book of their own.”
Publishers, booksellers and other interested parties work together
to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of
all. World Book Day is
celebrated in over 100 countries around the world.
The April 23rd date was first celebrated in 1923 by
booksellers in Catalonia, Spain as a way to commemorate the death of
author Miguel de Cervantes.
Every year thousands of events are organized in
schools, bookshops and libraries to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day.
Activities such as:
author talks, poetry readings, book sales, book signings for adults and
for children, dressing up as a favorite character, making group library visits, book cover
designing ,favorite character contests, book quizzes, and readathons are
just a few.
On World Book Day (March 6th) in the United Kingdom all school
age children receive a free book token to be used to purchase books that
are released especially for World Book Day.
This year's main event in the UK is the chance for children to vote
for their favorite animal in literature. Go to http://www.worldbookday.com/
for information on the British celebration.
for more information on World Book and Copyright Day.
Looking for unbiased information about candidates for
U.S. President and other offices? Check out Project Vote Smart <http://www.vote-smart.org/>,
where you’ll find candidates’ biographies, voting records, issue
statements and much more.
* The DLTCL Electronic Newsletter
Volume 10, Number 17 - January 31, 2008
In order to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American
history and culture, Picturing America brings some of the nation's
greatest works of art into school classrooms and public libraries.
Public, private, parochial, and charter schools and home school consortia
(K-12), as well as public library systems and school districts, are
invited to apply.
Successful applicants will receive a set of forty high-quality
reproductions of American masterpieces, a teachers resource book, and
additional educational resources available at http://picturingamerica.neh.gov.
Awards will be announced in May 2008 and
distributed in September 2008 for display during the 2008-2009 school year
For more information about Picturing America, including a list of the
artwork featured, grant guidelines, and the online application, visit http://picturingamerica.ala.org.
Visit the Think Better Blog at http://tenkaizen.blogspot.com/
by author Tim Hurson. His new book, Think better (your company's future
depends on it--and so does yours): an innovator's guide to productive
thinking is available in EasiCat at http://www.easicat.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?index=UTILEX&term=hz879608.
According to Hurson: "There
is really good scientific evidence that suggests that in any brainstorming
session, the first third of the ideas that people come up with are usually
mundane, run of the mill, everybody's-thought-of-them-before ideas. Then
you get to what we call the second third. Now the second third we're
starting to stretch because we're in new territory, we're not repeating
old ideas. And if you can stretch even further and get to what is called
the third third - that's where the diamonds lie, that's where the energy
is, that's where all of the potential lies."
Looking to make more money? Jordan Goodman author of Fast profits in
hard times suggests: "If
you have a website, all of the big search engines have online advertising
services now that you allow them to serve ads on your website. Anytime
anybody clicks on those ads you get twenty-five cents or fifty cents. For
example on my website moneyanswers.com I have Google AdSense and I get a
check for like five hundred dollars a month for basically doing nothing."
Find his book in EasiCat at http://www.easicat.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?index=UTILEX&term=hz888109.
Goodman's web site is: http://www.moneyanswers.com/.
Check out 30 Google Apps you've never heard of by Laura Milligan
Also from the Virtual Hosting Blog, 50 things you didn't know you could
do with a map by Christina Laun: http://www.virtualhosting.com/blog/2008/top-50-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-with-google-maps/,
and The Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet: top 100 lists of Web development cheat
sheets by Jessica Hupp at : http://www.virtualhosting.com/blog/2008/the-cheat-sheet-cheat-sheet-top-100-lists-of-web-development-cheat-sheets/
* How have book covers changed over the years? Check it out at the
Pelican Project http://drawn.ca/2008/01/29/the-pelican-project/.
* The Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Annual
Conference will be held in nearby Manitowoc April 16- 18 at the Holiday
Inn. For more information on the "Winds of change: Setting Sail
for Manitowoc" conference go to: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/waal/conferences/2008/index.html.
* Check out the updated web sites of the Frank L. Weyenberg Library of
Oscar Grady Public Library (Saukville): http://www.saukville.lib.wi.us/
and the U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton): http://www.grafton.lib.wi.us/.