• Major Network and Server outage From 5:10am to approximately 8:20am most of our network and services were down due to an issue with the fire suppression system at CVTC which houses all of our network equipment and servers. The MORE server was down a bit longer, but is now working. - Gus 02/20/2017 - 8:49am
  • MORE online payments (ecommerce) not working There's a problem with our online payment system that cropped up late Sunday night (2-12). Payments have been declined: accounts are debited, then the charge is refunded (which may take awhile). The online payment button has been hidden as of Friday afternoon (2-17). I'll post an update when this is fixed. -Lori 02/14/2017 - 9:02am
  • Circulation Notices Slow to Send Circulation notices continue to be slow to send from Sierra. I have reported the problem to our vendor. Notices do eventually go through. Avoid stopping and restarting--that results in multiple notices sent to patrons. -Lori 01/03/2017 - 10:09am
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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

Updates

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