Reminder, WPLC Survey is Live

The WPLC annual patron survey is now live, through Nov 5. Here’s the link to share:

Anne’s Webmasters session yesterday showed how to get this on your website. Here are some other materials to help:

Events, Continuing Ed & Calendar Items

John’s Open House celebration

Come and celebrate John and the work that he does for libraries. Click to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

Professional Development

Check out the recording and resources from your colleague and grant-whisperer Cricket LaFond’s presentation from earlier this week:  Recipes for Grant Success.

Next week’s webinar, Using Your Sphere of Influence to Create Big Ripples from Small Splashes is designed for staff at all levels!  Join us for an empowering time with Kenosha’s rising star Zander Miller.  October 28, 10 am.  Register here

Free Resource

IFLS received several complementary copies of the video We All Fit from Good Friend, Inc.  It is a K-5 grade autism peer sensitivity and bullying prevention video.  As of now, no one in the MORE system owns this video, made in 2014.  Please let Leah know if you are interested in adding a copy to your collection or if you have a school partner who would like to use it.

Coming Up

  • October 25-29 – Fall delivery study: see Oct. 20 email from Maureen Welch
  • October 25 – Early bird registration deadline for the WLA conference.
  • October 28, 10 am Using Your Sphere of Influence to Create Big Ripples from Small Splashes webinar
  • November 4, 2 pm Youth Services Check-in
  • November 5, 10 am – MORE Executive Committee meeting
  • November 7 Daylight Savings Time

See all the details on the IFLS calendar.

Operations, Marketing and Tech

Freading App Help is Here

From Lori: Recent changes with Freading’s app and new sign up requirements have not been totally smooth! App assistance from our vendor has boiled down to “uninstall and reinstall the app and try again.” That’s a good place to start, but reference staff at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire have developed more robust Freading user guides. Thanks, LEPMPL!

Get Some Free Libby Digital Magazine Marketing Materials

It’s a great way to raise awareness of your digital magazine collection. But don’t wait. This offer is limited and will fill up quickly! Materials will arrive on or before November 26. Limited to one box per library building. Each kit will include a counter card display sign, 250 magazine bookmarks or rack cards and 100 stickers to add to your physical magazines to inform users the title is also available in Libby. You can sign up here. There’s also a video to share that covers all the highlights.

Theme Survey for a New MORE poster

We’re developing more marketing materials for our expanding MORE audience. Here’s your chance to chime in:

You read to the end!

Gail Spindler (IFLS) and Amy Marsh (L.E. Phillips) identified last week’s mystery photo. Bonnie Johnson (Administrative Secretary) is standing and Julie Gast (Business Manager) is typing at L. E. Phillips. I think this might be an IBM 5150 which would date this to the mid-80s.

Anybody care to talk about how the 1980s Farm Crisis impacted your library and community? Send that to

library building “The Other Farm Aid"