The Library Connection
The Monthly Newsletter of the Eastern
Shores Library System
Volume 27 Number 5 May 2007
Click here for the Winter 2007 Bookmobile Schedule
The Lakeview Community Library which serves the communities of Random Lake, Adell and the towns of Sherman and Scott will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on June 27, 2007 from four until eight pm with a lawn party. For more information contact the Lakeview Community Library at 920-994-4825.
Peg Branson, WLAF Scholarship Committee Chair
The Wisconsin Library Association Foundation sponsors scholarships for library education and library continuing education. The scholarships are funded by the Foundation through generous charitable contributions. WLA members and prospective students are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are awarded annually.
· Continuing Education Scholarships (due August 1)
◦ Continuing Education Scholarship ($750)
Available to a person employed in a library in Wisconsin for a continuing education program within or outside Wisconsin. Details and application are available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/CEscholarships.htm
◦ Education of Rural Librarians Scholarship ($1000)
Available to a person employed in a library in a Wisconsin community with a population of 5,000 or less for a continuing education program within or outside Wisconsin. Details and application are available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/rural.html
· Diversity Scholarship for Library Education or Continuing Education (due August 1)
◦ Diversity Scholarship ($800)
Available to a person employed in a Wisconsin library or enrolled in a Wisconsin library education/media program. Information on the targeted populations, the application and other details are available by going to: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/diversity.htm
· Library Education Scholarships (due September 15)
◦ Library Education Scholarship ($1,250)
Available to anyone who is or will be attending a master’s level program in library and information science or in education media at a Wisconsin school during the coming academic year. Details and application are available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/lccle.htm
◦ Sally Davis Scholarship ($1,200)
Available to a Wisconsin resident admitted to the master’s degree program in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a part- or full-time student. Details and applications are available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/sdscholarship.html
◦ Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship ($1,350)
Available to a Wisconsin resident admitted to the master’s degree program in the School of Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a part- or full-time student pursuing a library media or youth services program. Details and applications are available by going to: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/scholarships/lccvs.htm
Please contact Peg Branson for more information at 608/266-2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Librarians Corner
It is May and the Youth Services Librarians in Eastern Shores are finalizing plans to keep students reading during the summer months. Story times and programs that educate, entertain and excite the young people in their communities have been organized and materials have been ordered and distributed to the libraries.
Wisconsin libraries are fortunate to have the ability to choose the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme or create one of their own. Choosing the collaborative theme is like getting "program ideas in a box". Today the "box" is a manual and a CD.
This is the seventh year Wisconsin libraries have participated in the CSLP. The Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning (DLTCL) coordinates the summer reading program on behalf of Wisconsin's public libraries. DLTCL joins forty other state agencies and associations throughout the country to provide hi-quality materials at low cost. An illustrator/artist is commissioned for artwork. Based on the artwork, a commercial vendor produces posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates, stickers, temporary tatoos, and a variety of reading incentives designed exclusively for the CSLP members. Mark Teague's work will be featured for the children and Russell Walks has been commissioned for the young adult artwork.
In Wisconsin, the DLTCL purchases one manual for each public library. Each library needs to follow the copyright guidelines regarding use and restrictions. Eastern Shores has contributed to the upcoming program by:
In 2006, all thirteen libraries and the bookmobile used the CSLP theme. Local libraries registered over 7,600 children. Those children reported almost 59,000 hours of reading. Even as the 2007 Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ your Library" is about to begin local children's librarians are planning for the 2008 theme, "Catch the Reading Bug."
The latest in the ALA Programming Guides series, 5-Star Programming and Services for Your 55+ Library Customers by Barbara T. Mates is now available at the ALA Store. Mates, an advocate of outreach services is Head of The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Cleveland Public Library.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on everything from identifying the fifty-five and up age group to funding successful programming. The book also includes a chapter on serving the older generation with special needs, including the homebound senior. For information on purchasing this book click on the ALA Store link below.
Shawn Brommer’s Kidlist, South Central Library System
Houghton Mifflin announced a writing contest focusing on The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. The contest sponsored by Houghton Mifflin and Van Allsburg will award ten grand prizes of a complete set of Van Allsburg’s books for the winners and their libraries. For information on the contest contact: Children's_Books@hmco.com
Information and Guidelines for the 2008 LSTA Grants is available at: www.dpi.state.wi.us/pld/pdf/guide08.pdf. A general LSTA Information session will be done via a telephone conference call on Wed. June 6, 10:00 - 11:30 a. m. for the following categories: Innovative Uses of Technology (new for 2008); Literacy; Disabilities; and Library Development Training (new for 2008). The second LSTA Information Session on Digitization projects will done using WisLine Web conferencing on Thursday, June 7, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
can participate by phone from your own library by contacting Peg Branson
by June 1 at (608)-266-2413 or email@example.com to register for
the session or you may participate in a group session. ESLS will
host the telephone conference call in our meeting room. Please
contact David Weinhold by May 25 at 920-208-4900x12 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the session.
* Plans have been made for the UW-Sheboygan Library to move to the new Acuity Technology Center on Saturday, May 19. Visit http://sheboygan.uwc.edu/library/acuity/ for progress reports.
* A subscription to The Tumblebook Library has been made. More information will be coming from Paul Onufrak or David Weinhold.
* The Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation has set up a fund to receive donations to the Greensburg, KS / Kiowa County Library in response to the recent tornado devastation they have experienced. Donations are tax deductible. To view your payment options visit: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KLA/greensburg.html.
* Start planning now to attend the 2007 WLA Annual Conference "Libraries in the Here and Now", to be held at the Regency Suites and KI Convention Center in Green Bay, October 16- 19. For more information visit: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/conferences/2007/general/index.htm.
Michael Edmonds, Head, Digital Collections & Web Services, Wisconsin Historical Society
* 2007 marks the 175th anniversary of the Black Hawk War. The Wisconsin Historical Society is publishing one eyewitness account each day at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/diary/blackhawkwar.asp . At the bottom of the page is a link to view all the documents posted so far. There is also a link to have one delivered daily by RSS feed. For more information about this project visit the home page at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
* Helen Clarke, Herald Times Reporter
According to the Herald Times May 16,20007, two eighth-grade girls have been expelled for naming 66 of their classmates on two "Murder Lists." One of the "Murder Lists" was discovered the afternoon of April 23 when another student checked out a book from the school library. Inside the pages of the book was a "Murder list" of student names. The document's author was tracked down based on library records. The full article can be found at the Herald Times website: http://www.htrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070516/MAN0101/705160514