What’s Happening in Library Land

Chippewa Falls Doodle Diaries made the news!

Coming Up

on the calendar

  • IFLS is Closed for Thanksgiving, Thu Nov 26th – Fri 27th
  • Trustees Supporting Library Directors Part 4: Bringing It All Together, a Conversation, Thu Dec 3rd 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fill Up Your Fuel Tank With Compassion Resilience (webinar), Tue Dec 8th 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Accessible Libraries 101 webinar, Thu Dec 10th 10:00am – 11:00am

Free Stuff

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces the release of its Storytime Live book talk collection, available for Social Media sharing via our YouTube Channel at whspressbooks. The 15-25 minutes book talks are geared toward young readers but enjoyed by audiences of all ages and feature authors of our books from young readers sharing stories, reading excerpts, and suggesting related activities.

From UW-Madison Extension: Badger Talks Live

Accessibility on Social Media

Hashtags: If you use them, capitalize the first letter of each word. For instance, instead of #librariestransform use #LibrariesTransform. Screen readers will stumble over the first but be able to recognize the words on the second. And like most accessibility tips, it makes it easier for the rest of us to read the hashtag, too.

Alt Text on Facebook Photos: Facebook’s latest flurry of updates made it harder to use alt text. Now Facebook automatically adds alt text to all photos, which is usually cryptic. AND you can only change the alt text once the post has been published. Yes, Reb has opinions, but here’s a 3-minute walkthrough on how to do that, which makes Facebook better for screenreaders and search engines.