The Library Connection
The Monthly Newsletter of the Eastern
Shores Library System
Volume 30 Number 9 September 2010
Click here for the Fall 2010 Bookmobile Schedule
It's almost here, the very first Children's Book Festival for the State of Wisconsin. Well-know authors and illustrators will be coming to Sheboygan for readings, speaking engagements, open studios, book sales and signings from Friday through Sunday, October 15 - 17. Besides these exciting events the grand opening of Bookworm Gardens will take place October 16 - 17 and all this is just part of the Sheboygan Shindig.
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center will have a series of seven new exhibitions making up Animal Magnetism. Above & Beyond Children's Museum will host an exhibit all weekend that takes you on a journey through the process of developing a picture book. Experience the thoughts and ideas children's author Barbara Joosse had while developing the book ROAWR! Finally on Sunday evening the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan will host the final event of the weekend starting at 7:00 p.m., Writing Children’s Books: Behind the Scenes With Avi.
A free shuttle bus will be available between Bookworm Gardens and downtown Sheboygan. For a full schedule of events click here.
Would you like to learn more about Avi and Barbara Joosse, two of the authors participating in Sheboygan Children' s Book Festival? Additional sources of information are the links in EasiCat to TeachingBooks original author programs. Ali Ross, Eastern Shores' Cataloging Librarian has recently loaded the MARC records for these items. Other information, including book guides and book readings from participating authors can also be accessed at TeachingBooks, which is available through BadgerLink.
For all the author programs enter TeachingBooks as a keyword search in EasiCat.
Plymouth Public Library has a new Youth Services Librarian. Sandy George recently earned her MLS degree at UW-Madison and has spent the previous three years working at the Sun Prairie Public Library as an assistant in their Children's Department. Sandy is eager to get her hands dirty in this new position and has greatly enjoyed getting to know the Plymouth community.
In her free time, Sandy loves to read (usually books for children and teens). Her preference is science fiction. While knitting she loves to listen to an audio book. She and her husband have two cats, Phred and Zeke. They usually want to "help" her read and knit. Sandy's husband Greg, is a little envious that her job is "just like kindergarten," however, Sandy spends a lot of time reassuring him that it's really more complicated than that.
We hope to meet Sandy at the October Children's meeting or sometime very soon. Welcome Sandy!
Children's Librarians Corner
Judy Jones, U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library, Grafton
Book to film programs are programs that encourage children to read a book, they may not be aware of, that has been adapted into a film and then discuss the similarities and differences between the two. The Grafton Public Library obtained a public performance site license and began offering films for families, children, and adults four years ago and the programs are well attended and popular. The events are easy to plan and promote. Often times, movie license companies include promotional materials and programming ideas on their websites. Motion picture Licensing Corporation ( MPLC), www.mplc.org, and Movie Licensing USA, www.movlic.com are two companies that provide license agreements for protection against copyright infringement for public libraries
This fall we are sponsoring a “Book to Movie Dinner Club” after school program for children in 2nd to 5th grade. Each month we pick a book for the participants to read and then watch the film adaptation. Immediately following the movie we discuss the pros and cons of the book vs. the film while enjoying pizza and beverages. The book and film for September is Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, October’s book is Curious George by H. A. Rey, November’s book is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, and December’s book is The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Future film programs could include titles such as Because of Winn Dixie, Hotel for Dogs, Nanny McPhee, Spiderwick Chronicles, and How to Eat Fried Worms.
Whether you are hosting programs for children, teens, families or for adults, you can be sure that patrons will enjoy a feature presentation while spending time in your library. These programs bring people into the library who may not ordinarily use the library and help promote an increased sense of community and camaraderie.
Elkhart Lake Library Director
The Elkhart Lake Library seeks a permanent library
director for its small, beautiful community in Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine
area. Elkhart Lake is a quiet village of about 1000 residents in the
winter months. The
population swells during the warm months due to its unique charm,
proximity to its famous race track - Road America, and the many fine and
world famous golf courses in the area.
This is a 24 hour per week position which will begin in
January, 2011. The library is
part of the Eastern Shores Library System and its director will be
responsible for all aspects of library administration.
A few of the duties of the director are: to attend monthly meetings
of the Library Board of Trustees, to jointly prepare and propose the
annual library budget with and for the Trustees, to plan and supervise the
work of the library, to maintain a libraries materials collection by
selecting, purchasing, cataloging and withdrawing books, magazines, music
and videos, and to supervise the part-time staff.
The applicant should have good communication,
mathematical and problem solving
skills. The position requires a Grade 3 Wisconsin Library Certificate, at
least two years of study at an accredited college, university,
or technical school, and must have public library experience.
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and references
by October 29, 2010 to email@example.com
or send the information to: Elkhart Lake Public Library, c/o Nan Siebert,
P.O. Box R, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Interim Reference & Instruction Librarian
UW-Sheboygan seeks an Interim Reference & Instruction Librarian to serve through May 2011, 30-40 hours per week. MLS required; previous academic library and/or classroom teaching experience preferred. Send letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: UW-Sheboygan, Attn: Bonnie Smith, One University Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information is available at www.sheboygan.uwc.edu/about/employment. Submit application by October 5, 2010, to ensure consideration
A Youth Services meeting that was to be held October 1 in Saukville starting at 11:00 a.m. has been cancelled. The meeting was to be for those libraries interested in discussion of collaboration and or coordination of Summer Library Reading Program incentives. The regular Children's Grass Roots meeting will be Friday, November 12 at the Cedar Grove Public Library starting at 9:00 a.m., contact Paula Siefert for more information or questions at email@example.com or (920) 208-4900 ext. 310.
A reference workshop about social networking sites for libraries will be held on Tuesday, November 9 with Tasha Saecker. Tasha is the Director of the Menasha Public Library. The workshop will be at Mead Public Library. Teresa Dees, the reference liaison for the system will have more information on the workshop soon. Before the workshop check out the Menasha Public Library website for various staff blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr , delicious and the buzz on their Google profile.
On November 12 "Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference" will be the College of Du Page web conference. A co-editor of Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends, Marie L. Radford will be speaking about re-designing library public services, focusing on reference and its interaction with other public library services.
This teleconference will be 90 minutes (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). You can find out more information and register by clicking here.
Due to the positive feedback from last year's Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! A Day in Pictures 2009, a similar event will take place in 2010. On Wednesday, November 17 get ready to smile and show your library's activities and positive staff attitudes so other can view them on November 18 on Flickr. Updated information on this year's Wisconsin Library Association Foundation's campaign will be available on the Say Cheese website. Watch for new details and announcements to come. Looking for suggestions for your photos, click here.
October is National Medical Librarians Month. The hospitals in Sheboygan County do not have Medical Librarians on staff however, there is a way to contact the Aurora Medical Librarians with questions. Their Ask the Librarian site will connect you with professionals in the surrounding counties. Aurora libraries are free and open to the public. For information on locations click here. They also have an online Health Information Library.
Ozaukee County at Columbia St. Mary's has the Kacmarcik Education Resource Center which continues to educate and inform. It is located at 13111 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. The Resource Center is situated in the center of the Doerr Atrium. There is no charge for the Center’s services. They also have links to "research consumer health websites, cancer site links or request a professional search for information on a specific topic".
You can email them at : firstname.lastname@example.org . The libraries at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Columbia and Milwaukee are staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The Aurora Medical Center in Grafton will open November 1. The links from Sheboygan County are applicable to the Grafton site as well.
Check out the twenty-one different government agencies that have partnered to create Mymoney.gov.This website brings together unbiased and reliable information about financial topics, so that you can make smart financial decisions. The website organizes information by "life events" such as "starting/buying a business" and "planning for retirement". The "planning for retirement" section includes information on 401(k)s, long-term care information, step-by-step social security retirement benefits planner, and more. In addition, there are tools, such as a savings calculator. You can also request a free Personal Financial Toolkit by calling 1-888-mymoney.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Refugee
Act. There are over 70,000 refugees living in Wisconsin communities.
The communities with the highest concentration of refugees in
Wisconsin are: Milwaukee, Madison, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Appleton, Green
Bay, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Janesville.
Starting September 1, 2010 Wisconsin's electronics recycling law established a statewide program, called E-Cycle Wisconsin, to collect and recycle certain electronics from all residents. To find out which products are included please click here.
According to the Wisconsin DNR, state law already prohibited businesses or institutions from disposing of any electronics that contain hazardous materials in municipal solid waste landfills or incinerators. Now individuals are also included in the recycling law. "If businesses and institutions do not recycle electronic equipment, they are subject to state solid and hazardous waste management rules and may require licenses from the DNR for transportation and treatment, storage or disposal of the equipment."
Electronics covered by E-Cycle may be taken to these locations in Ozaukee and Sheboygan County :
Best Buy, 3600 County Trunk A,
Kohler or at 1070 N Port Washington Rd, Grafton
* Sheboygan County Finance Committee approved the budget request for
2011. The recommendation will go to the County Board in October as part of
the Budget request. The Ozaukee County Library Service request is
scheduled for review by its Administrative Committee on Thursday, Oct 7.
* The U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Library in Grafton will be conducting a Food for Fines campaign again this year. Director John Hanson said the program has been going for several years, "the patrons and Board like this program a lot" stated Director Hansen. "We started doing it just to give people a break, and at the same time we can gather food for the needy. We give all food to Family Sharing". Family Sharing of Ozaukee, Inc., is located in Grafton. Family Sharing's primary function is to provide food to people in need in Ozaukee County.
Last year the Food for Fines program was held between October 19 and 31. Customers brought food items to the Library and had up to $5 of fines forgiven. The library does this program about a month before Thanksgiving so Family Sharing can have the items for the holidays. Each year many food items are received.
* Did you know Nolo will match library donations of up to $1500 per year from your patrons or Friends of the Library group? Go to www.nolo.com/library/matching-funds.html to find out how to get more Nolo books with those donated dollars!