• Sierra maintenance updates Our vendor is applying fairly frequent "maintenance updates" to our system, the most recent one being overnigh Wednesday to Thursday (April 19-20). If you notice a message about an update at the bottom of your Sierra session when you open it, please try to open Sierra on one computer at a time at your library. These udpates should not take long to complete. -Lori 04/20/2017 - 12:16pm
  • Serials and "Verifier Error" There is a problem with editing and deleting some serials (magazine) records in Sierra: users get a "Verifier Error - Field group does not have pattern field(s)" message. This problem is expected to be fixed next week. I'll post an updade when the fix is in place. -Lori 04/19/2017 - 3:01pm
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Most of these materials were created as part of Library Services and Technology Act Grant 15-154 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.         IMLS Logo


American Academy of Pediatrics Media and Children Communication Toolkit

Carissa's App Picks for the Madison Public Library

Digital Storytime:  Kids, Apps, and Libraries--FREE online course from the Public Library Development Team of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Course description.

Resources created by IFLS:

Parent handout, as a jpg for using online (see below for sample)

Parent handout, as print-ready pdf (see below for sample)

Talking Points for librarians and other professionals

Power Point Slides "Creating a Family Media Plan" to illustrate talking points

Early Literacy iPad Kit (contains 3 iPads loaded with early childhood apps, chargers, and a speaker.  To borrow, contact Leah at IFLS.

Resources from Media Mentor Workshops:

9/18/15 with Carissa Christner resources

10/6/15 with Erin Walsh and Chip Donohue resources

Resources from Zero to Three

Infographic with five key points about Children and Screen Media

Report:  Screen Sense:  Setting the Record Straight--Research-Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old

Resources from St. Croix Falls Public Library

15 Weeks of Apps

Resources from Wisconsin ILEAD Team

Video (6 minutes) about Media Mentorship (designed for librarians)

Pinterest Page about Media Mentorship (designed for librarians)

Managing Media handout