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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Wakanheza Project

Well, fresh on the heels of 3 staff inservice presentations about The Wakanheza Project, and I think the IFLS Wakanheza Project Team is ready for anything!

If you have been seeing the notices from around the state about The Wakanheza Project training and felt jealous, feel jealous no longer! In IFLS-land, we decided to do Wakanheza Project training in the form of staff inservices, so that everyone in the library could participate. Since The Wakanheza Project is very much about making a little shift in the culture of the library, it works best if everyone is on board--or at least everyone has the same information to start with.
Be sure to contact me if you are interested in having a 2-person team come to your library to present this information. It seems like 1.5 hours to 2 hours is the best amount of time to allot--so we can easily fit this in before the library opens.

If you are at a very small library, maybe there is a way we could team up and have a few neighboring small libraries work together.

If you have never had a staff inservice and need some ideas about how to make this work, let me know that, too!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

4-H, Pumpkin Carving, Collaboration

All three go together! In Durand, the Pepin County 4-H held a pumpkin-decorating program at the library. The library provided the venue, and 4-H provided everything else. The event was open to the public, free for the library, promoted 4-H to the community, and allowed kids a chance to spread their creative wings. Win-win-win! Not only that, but now the library has some terrific October decorations they didn't even have to make.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Short and Sweet Bulletin Board Report

In Menomonie, Jodi Bird is bragging up her co-worker Debbie Nelson, and for good reason! Check out this charming bulletin board Debbie created with picture book jackets and some creativity:
'Nuff said.