October 2013 Consultant Team Report to AC & SCLS Board

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Dec 5, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)



Consultant Team Report to
AC &

n Anderson

sponsored the Designing a Marketing Plan with Nicolet Federated Library System

about 50 people attended.

Met with Vicki and Shawn to talk about the customer service training

alked wit
h Connie Von D
er Heidi at the Wisconsin State Law Library about setting up another
legal services workshop in 2014 (we last held one in 2009)

Met with Rose to talk about scheduling Drupal Training

Hosted Genealogy: Everyone's a Beginner for 26 peo
ple. Lori Bessler presented this workshop

Attended the statewide Continuing Education Consultant's Meeting in DeForest

Shawn Bromme

Facilitated a brief activity about outcome
based planning for the youth services staff of the
Madison Public Library

itated Creating Welcoming Environments workshop for Columbus staff in
service day

Library visit to Prairie du Sac

Library visit to Wisconsin Rapids

Attended all
day Customer Service workshop at Southwest Wisconsin Library System (SWLS)
in Fennimore

ed all
day Organizational Health workshop sponsored by South Central Library System
(Kevin King presentation)

With Deb, facilitated discussion with Middleton staff about efficient and practical use of Archer
meeting room

Attended all
day meeting of Wiscons
in youth services liaisons

Library visit to Marshall

Deb Haeffner

Did some initial calculations for shelving needs for Cambridge for Building meeting.

Meeting with Monroe to look over design plans.

Ordered samples for Pittsville.

Numerous graphic fall pro

Made modifications to 1000 books before Kindergarten materials for Pinney Branch Library

Wrote up suggestions and recommendations to cut the proposed project budget down for
Monroe project.

Several graphic projects for Madison Central.

tended meeting in Middleton about meeting room needs.

Sent Pittsville rug options for final approval so I can pick paints.

Mark Ibach

Worked on materials for SCLS Marketing Work Group and shared with members

Edited short
video clips and added "call to act
ion" messages; drafted informational pieces for packet for
Library Legislative Day.

Continued to share SCLS library editorials with Speak Up for your Library email list (part of
Marketing Work Group Effort)

Met first time with a Dane County group to work o
n new options for marketing databases
(Diana Skalitzky, Erick Plumb, and Tracy Herold). This is a project that will be made available
to the entire system in the future.

Prepared invitation and program for 2013 SCLS Foundation Cornerstone Award reception.

Drafted press releases for Portage and Stevens Point Newspapers about local recipients of the
SCLS Foundation's Cornerstone Award.

Met with Arrowhead Library System member libraries to talk about a partnership with SCLS to
provide Continuing Education prog
ramming in 2014. Reached agreement for cost sharing on
several programs, and also a sharing of online resources that SCLS will make available to

Attended Wisconsin Library Association's Library Development and Legislation (LD&L)
Committee meeting.

tended webinar about using different marketing tools at libraries (Ben Bizzle).

Drafted press release for Friends of Madison Public Library annual book sale during Wisconsin
Book Festival.

Drafted press release for Prairie du Sac about board member who was

named Wisconsin
Library Association Trustee of the Year.

Top 5 (weekly) and Online Update (every
other week).

Printed and delivered numerous requests for member libraries

Denise Anton Wright

Attended the first meeting for the 2014 Wisconsin Association o
f Public Libraries (WAPL)
Conference Committee at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan.

In my role on the WAPL
Board, I am coordinating programs for the 2014 WAPL Conference.

Attended the September 17 Library Board meeting at Columbus Public Library.


Plains library visit.

With Marty Van Pelt, met with the directors of the LaValle, North Freedom, Rock Springs &
Wyocena libraries to discuss challenges faced by our smallest SCLS libraries.

Attended the 2013 ARSL (Association for Rural and Small Libraries
) Conference in Omaha.

Presented two sessions on "Mind Mapping Your Library, Mind Mapping Your Life."

Working with key SCLS staff, began testing pre
population data for the 2014 Annual Reports.

Visited LaValle on October 3 to assist them in weeding their
adult non
fiction collection.

Working with members of the SCLS ILL Subcommittee, prepared the agenda for the



Communicated with members of the library board and the village administrator in Pardeeville
regarding their new library directo

Finalized plans for the nine 2013 WLA Conference sessions that are part of my "Library Issues
& Challenges" program track.

Communicated with SCLS member libraries that are part of the Muslim Journeys project
regarding their upcoming programs/events.

lied to numerous e
mail and phone requests from SCLS member libraries regarding a wide
variety of library administration questions.

Rose Ziech

Email & phone contacts: digital projects discussion (Kelly Hiser,
Madison); Delivery Twitter

migration schedule (
Cross Plains);

managing sidebar blocks in
Drupal (
Stevens Point);

make Library Value Calculator embeddable for Drupal sites (

troubleshooting DNS (
Sauk City);

update hours on website (

digitization grant
rtunities (

managing homepage blocks (
New Glarus);

update homepage &
Children's page (
Pittsville); and

restore Drupal website from backup (
New Glarus

Drupal software updat
es: completed testing & updated


Drupal theming & tweaking
Marshall (color changes); Cross Plains (
Entity Re
gistration feature
; Entity Registration retesting

Web maintenance: Domain name renewal (techatalka.org), update template for menu links
Cross Plains

Drupal theming & tweaking:
Sun Prair
, retesting Entity Registration module

Drupal Migration Phase 2: planned training sessions to start in 2014 with Jean, webinars for
remainder of 2013

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