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WEMTA Programs - And the Winners Are....

The WEMTA Program team announces the winners for the Book Trailer, Golden Archer, and Battle of the Books.

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WEMTA Programs - Nominating Golden Archer Books

Our Golden Archer Committee shares the best ways to nominate books for the Golden Archer.

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WEMTA Programs -  Battle of the Books: I'm registered. Students are reading. Now what?

Are you looking for ideas and activities for your Battle Competition? Register for this virtual PD session to learn more about WEMTA's Battle of the Books 

December 1st, from 4:00-5:30 PM

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WEMTA Programs – Golden Archer Focus 

The WEMTA Program Team is made up of three parts that work together: Battle of the Books, Golden Archer and the Book Trailer Contest. This PD session will focus on the Golden Archer Program first, followed by updates from the Book Trailer Contest and as time allows Battle of the Books questions. Representatives from all three programs will be available.

October 25th from 4:00-5:00 PM

View Golden Archer Webinar Here

Defending the Common School Fund

When: September 20th, 2022 @ 6:30pm CT

Check out the slides here.

View the recording here.

Getting Started with Canva

When: September 21st, 2022 @ 6:30pm CT


Collection Analysis for Diversity, Genres and More | TeachingBooks

When: Apr 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join this hands-on session to learn how to use the BadgerLink-provided TeachingBooks tool to consider diversity, genres, and the just-right books for your students. Examine the titles in various collections and immediately receive a report revealing the cultural areas, genres, word count, reading levels, and more! Then, receive a collection of dynamic audio and video resources that you can give to teachers, students, families... anyone -- that deepen readers' connections to these very titles. Attendees will leave this workshop ready to use these tools to examine your collections for instructional, personal, and cultural needs.. If possible, bring a spreadsheet or listing of the books in various collections, reading programs, or classrooms.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note this additional message from Nick Glass of TeachingBooks:

If you are attending or not, we want to assist every WEMTA member to optimally set up TeachingBooks in your school. Technology changes quickly -- so, for example, if you use Clever or ClassLink, or your students have Chromebooks, we have new tools to make access seamless to our BadgerLink-provided resources about children's and YA books.  Please take a look at this TeachingBooks on BadgerLink Set Up Guide -- where we lay out a few steps to ensure you're getting the most of these resources. And as always, please ask if we can assist.

Thank you and hopefully we'll see you on the 27th!

LMS Pandemic Panel Webinar

You've made it through half the year - and what a year it has been. No matter your school's situation - virtual, all in person, or somewhere in between - you have had to overcome many challenges to keep your library program going. This webinar joins six amazing Library Media Specialists who share their experiences this year in adjusting to our new environment. They will share their challenges, their successes, and how they've kept moving forward in the age of COVID.

Special thanks to Jenn McMahon in Neenah, Laura Tooke in Rhinelander, Kirsten Novy in Broadhead, Cathy Daly in Fort Atkinson, Jennifer Griffith in Grafton, and Peg Billing in Lakeland for offering their time to share their knowledge! This webinar is pre-recorded and will be available to view later.  

WEMTA Members - FREE

Non-Members - $15

Register Here!

Battle of the Books Webinar

It is a brand new year. While so much feels unfamiliar, WEMTA still offers the same great programs as before. This webinar will be primarily focused on getting school library media specialists prepared for offering Battle of the Books opportunities at whatever level they will be facilitating. Participants who view this webinar will get an overview of WEMTA programs and how they are all connected, specific info on how Battle is run, a discussion of commonly asked questions, and ideas for ways to organize Battle of the Books whether you are in-person, virtual, or somewhere in-between. By the end of the webinar, viewers should feel empowered to charge into Battle (of the Books) this year!  This webinar is pre-recorded and will be available to view later.

WEMTA Members - Free

Non-members - $15

Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 to 7:45pm

Join WEMTA and Megan Schliesman from the Children's Cooperative Book Center as we discuss what Intellectual Freedom is, how this impacts school libraries, what you can do before and after concerns arise, and what services CCBC provides. Participants in the session will also have time to ask questions. 

The session will be recorded for later viewing

WEMTA Members - FREE

Non-Members - $15


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