Adult Services

Resources, Outreach, Civic Engagement

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Resources

Adult Programs

KitsLend items, memory kits, maker kits, and more

List of Ideas: A braindump of ideas to get the ball rolling

Performers: tips, buttons for IFLS collaboration spreadsheet and IFLS library staff crowd-sources reviews

Summer library program: links and resources

How-To Track Your Programs

Job Guide

IFLS Free Job-Seeker Resources: Links for basic computer skills, job search engines, Wisconsin Job Center locations, and job readiness and search resources.

Brown County Library Job Guide: Includes a wide variety of resources for job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and career advancement resources.

DPI Library Staff Resources to Assist Wisconsin’s Workforce: In partnership with the Job Center of WI, the DWD, and WI Workforce Development Boards, the DPI has developed multiple resources to assist in building partnerships and enhance knowledge the support job seekers. 

Accessibility & Inclusivity

IFLS Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy

Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide (DPI)

Inclusive Services Statement (DPI)

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library (DPI)

Hiring a Sign Language Interpreter (Wisconsin Dept of Health Services)

Resources on Accessibility and Inclusion (IFLS)

Internet Discount Finder: Developed by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, this tool can locate internet providers and search for free and discounted internet options utilizing a person’s address.

ProLiteracy (Non-profit): Offering professional development resources that help program managers, instructors, trainers, and others build capacity and quality of adult education programs for reading, writing, and financial literacy.

Reader’s Advisory

IFLS Advisory Page: Contains RA education, tools, and resources

Book Club Selections: Check out these sites, ilovelibraries, LitLovers, Reading Group Choices, Library Reads, and National Public Radio

Digital Literacy

Digital Learn: Teach and facilitate classes with their modules and materials for free, available in English and Spanish

GFCGlobal: Free self-paced learning on over 200 topics

Loki’s Loop Escape Room: Free escape room program that engages members in utilizing digital literacy skills to uncover the truth

Northstar Digital Literacy: Free and straightforward online tool to learn and practice digital literacy skills

Wisc-Online: A self-paced course for learning basic computer skills, including WORD, email, and social media.

Home Delivery & Outreach

Delivery

IFLS Home Delivery and Outreach to InstitutionsContains general considerations and implementation models.

Developing Partnerships

Potential Local Partners

Think about the organizations in your community, in your county, and in your region. Consider those whose mission aligns with your goal and reach out to discuss a collaboration. Everyone can be a potential partner, but be sure to select and maintain partnerships that are beneficial for the library.

Civic Engagement

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Nonpartisan

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Search & Connect to Support

An entirely free compendium of social assistance offerings, sorted by zip code. Includes financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced cost help.