Libraries: Your Gateway to Discovery

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Library News

Regional, state and national library news resources:

Gale Courses

Gale Courses  offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Google+ Librarian Groups

Collaborate, connect, be informed.

American Libraries

The Scoop covers a wide range of issues related to libraries.

WLA Newsroom

WLA informs librarians about state advocacy and learning events.

Digital Library Blog

OverDrive Blog has news updates for Wisconsin's Digital Library users.

Library Journal

Library Journal has the latest news, views and book reviews of interest to the library community.


WebJunction offers news articles and learning resources to help public librarians meet the needs of their local communities.

Quick Links

Services and reference resources:

Resource Sharing

Delivery - Guides, Routes
Circulation - Sierra guides, notices, codes, daily tasks, Merlin catalog
Interlibrary Loan - Guides, policies
Cataloging -  Sierra guides, codes, inventory, Acquisitions, maintenance
Merlin Consortium -  Governance, meetings, circulation reports

My Library

MailABook - Service by mail for those without access to a library.
Catalogs and Databases - Library collections and discovery databases.
Rural Bookdrops - Located throughout the system rural areas.
Readers Advisory - Books reviews, popular titles, award winners.

Library Development

Professional Development - Training, advocacy and events  for Librarians and Trustees
Collaboration - News, agencies  
Reports -  Annual, monthly
Services - Standards, outreach
Technology - Services, policies, long range plan, guides


Contact NWLS - Administration, resource sharing, technology and delivery staff departments 
Libraries -  Member library contacts
Board of Trustees - Members and meetings
Service Overview - Consultation, technology support, long range planning