• Courier routes combined

    WALTCO routes 1303 (St Croix & Dunn) and 1312 (Polk & St Croix) combined today (2/22/18) and possibly on Friday. 1303 libraries affected: Somerset, New Richmond, Roberts, Hammond, Baldwin, Woodville, Menomonie, Colfax, and Elk Mound. If your library has later delivery today, if you could let Maureen know the time you receive, that would help me track this combination. Thanks and if have questions, please contact Maureen/IFLS.

    02/22/2018 - 9:46am
  • Search slowness in Sierra

    We are working on the problem with Sierra being at least intermittently very slow to return search results, which began on Tuesday, 2-20.

    02/22/2018 - 8:25am
  • New automated telephone system running

    MORE's new automated telephone notification and renewal services have replaced their older counterparts as of Monday. Neither patrons or staff need to do anything differently, except expect to hear a new voice! Phone numbers have not changed. Please submit an IFLS help desk ticket if you hear of any problems.

    02/19/2018 - 10:42am
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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