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OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile in Wisconsin

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on Monday, June 22, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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OverDrive's "Digital Bookmobile" will be in Wisconsin in July--in LaCrosse on July 1, and in Madison on July 2. The Digital Bookmobile is a high-tech, 18-wheel download experience with instructional videos and interactive computer stations....

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award announced

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on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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The Children's Book Award Committee has selected the 2008 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla award winner, "Rabbit’s Gift: A Fable from China." Written by George Shannon and illustrated by Laura Dronzek, the book emphasizes the importance of friendship, community, and sharing. The warm, beautiful illustrations are a perfect complement to the story. Both the author and illustrator of this year’s book have significant Wisconsin ties. George Shannon lived in Eau Claire for many years, and Laura Dronzek lives in Madison.The committee also named seven titles as exemplary of Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature:"The Silenced" by James DeVita"The Perfect Nest" by Catherine Friend"The OK Book" illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld"Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee!" Written and illustrated by Susan L. Roth"Terrible Storm" illustrated by S.D. Schindler"Circle the Truth" by Pat Schmatz"Keeping Corner" by Kashmira ShethThe Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla award is given annually for excellence in children’s literature to a book by a book creator with Wisconsin ties. The...

WAAL 2008: Diversity and Undergrad Internship Programs

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on Friday, April 18, 2008 in WLA Blog Archive
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"ISIP: Diversity and the Information Specialist Internship Program at the UW-Madison"Keisha Simpson, Jeanne Witte, Lisa Saywell, Carrie Krusehttp://www.library.wisc.edu/jobs/isip.htmlWhy an internship program?Diversify future of the professionAdmin support - $$$ - so we can pay the internsProvide variety of work experiences to spark interestAbout the ISIP programWork 8-10 hours/week within regular business hours - librarian supervisors are volunteeringInitially, thought 4 modules/year - now varying 1 16-week and 2 8-week modules - gives time to recruit both interns and supervisorsBreadth and depth - balanced experienceHow recruit? Partnered with other diversity programs on campus, able to target 2nd-3rd year students - able to get many applicants - also went to student fairs, get it out there in front of students and staff - wanted to get on radarKeisha is one of our 1st interns - very valuable feedback to improveNot necessarily a goal for students to go on to LIS grad school and profession -...