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Financial Literacy Resources Webinar

Financial Literacy Resources Webinar

If you are interested in developing financial literacy with kids and teens, this webinar should give you some good ideas.  Thanks to Maureen for passing this on.Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Developing Financial Literacy in the...

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What We Say to Teens Matters

What We Say to Teens Matters

Image credit  PexelsThere's an important post on Teen Librarian Toolbox about mental health, teens, and the impact that we as adults in their lives can have.  One quote:  "the weight of our words is a burden that our teens will carry with them long...

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Brief Interventions: Exposure to Diversity

One of the things Dr. Robert Nix talked about during his workshop on Brief Interventions was research his colleague Markus Brauer is doing about discrimination and prejudice in an area called Intergroup Perception.  In a recent study he did, he found that white...

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Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Submit a Poster for the WLA Poster Session!

Is your summer reading program surpassing all expectations? Are you implementing a new service model and seeking feedback? Would you like to share out a successful initiative but avoid public speaking? The poster session at the WLA fall conference is for you! WLA...

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Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

Understanding Child Poverty in Wisconsin

According to 2017 data from the Institute for Research on Poverty, Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties are two of the three counties in the state that have a higher rate of child poverty than the rest of the state.  Yikes!  What is happening?To learn more, I'm...

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Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Tiered Purchasing Plan for Supporting Act 31

Act 31 requires all students and teachers in Wisconsin to receive instruction on the history, culture, and tribal soverignty of the American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.  Public libraries need to have materials that support this work for a...

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Spotlight On Services:  This Means YOU!

Spotlight On Services: This Means YOU!

The WLA Conference Committee wants you to share examples of how your library strives to include everyone in your library space, programming, and services.  Submit your photos and descriptions here.  The images and ideas will be used for displays at...

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Brief Interventions to Increase Talking

Brief Interventions to Increase Talking

Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay I mentioned earlier that I attended a workshop in June about Using Brief Interventions with Families with Dr. Robert Nix of UW-Madison.  One of the things he highlighted was the effect that a simple prompt...

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New Infographic about Diversity in Publishing

New Infographic about Diversity in Publishing

Credit:  Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and...

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