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    April is National Poetry Month!

    Last Updated: 04/09/14

    National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry!


    BadgerLink is participating in this poetry jam by providing online resources like literary criticism (Literary Reference Center), articles about writing poetry (MasterFILE Premier), full-text poems (LitFINDER), biographical information on poets (Britannica School), and poetry book suggestions for kids (NoveList K-8) and adults (NoveList).


    Download the BadgerLink Celebrates National Poetry Month handout. 


    Find other BadgerLink Handouts on GoogleDocs!


    Contact BadgerLink if you have any questions!


    Tags: Resource Highight

  • EAA Stunt Plane

    New Promotional Postcard Available!

    Last Updated: 04/09/14

    We've created a brand new design to highlight BadgerLink resources! The double-sided 5 x 7 cards come in packs of 100.


    See all available designs and request your promotional materials now! Go to the Get the Word Out! page.


    BadgerLink promotional materials are available to Wisconsin organizations. Materials are mailed or sent through library delivery at no charge to you!


    Tags: Announcement

  • Spring Bike Racing

    Are you going to WEMTA?

    Last Updated: 03/26/14

    Stop by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-Division for Libraries and Technology booth 206/208! Chat with BadgerLink staff about the new website or whatever questions you have! You will also be able to pick up bookmarks and posters (at no charge!). Here's what BadgerLink currently has in stock: http://www.badgerlink.net/get-the-word-out/bookmarks-posters.


    BadgerLink's Training Librarian, Kara Ripley, will also be presenting 2 sessions at WEMTA. Check them out:

    Discover Wisconsin’s Online Library 2-3 PM- Wisteria

    Using Statewide, Online, and OER in the New Digital Era 2:30 PM- Portia

    Tags: Conference

  • Luck Computer Lab

    BadgerLink Library of the Month: Luck Public School's 7-12 Library

    Last Updated: 04/17/14

    BadgerLink is an excellent resource for educators and students!


    At Luck High School, students and teachers take advantage of the resources in BadgerLink. According to Lori Nelson, the  PreK-12 Luck Library Media Specialist, students use BadgerLink for research projects “because BadgerLink provides reliable information on virtually any topic.”


    BadgerLink is a great resource for basic fact-finding or an in-depth research project. BadgerLink allows Wisconsin residents to access popular, current full-text magazines and newspapers that are easily incorporated into the research and classroom projects. Students can use encyclopedias in BadgerLink to get general knowledge. Students and teachers alike, can download audio and sound effect  tracks from Soundzabound (Provided by Wisconsin Media Lab) to put in presentations, YouTube videos, or other multimedia displays without worrying about copyright infringement.


    Likewise, in BadgerLink, educators can easily access to exceptional classroom resources. Multimedia from a variety of resources (videos in Wisconsin Media Lab, animations is Consumer Health Complete, or images in Britannica School) provides clarification and helps educators describe complex ideas. Using BadgerLink, educators and librarians can access ideas for classroom activities and games as well as conduct educational research and participate in self-guided training.


    BadgerLink resources are great for all students and lifelong learners and are available to all Wisconsin residents at www.BadgerLink.net. Annually, BadgerLink costs over $2.2 million. It sounds like a lot of money, but if each library in Wisconsin purchased the same resources, the total cost would be over $74 million. In the era of small budgets, BadgerLink is particularly important to communities that are without the funding to spend on licensing reliable online resources.

    Tags: BadgerLink Library of the Month

  • Women's History Month

    Celebrate Women's History Month!

    Last Updated: 03/18/14

    Women's History Month highlights contributions that women have made to history. Use BadgerLink to find images, articles, video, and other information about scientists, writers, and other great thinkers!


    Get started with this BadgerLink flier available on GoogleDocs that showcases some Women's History from BadgerLink!


    Feel free to share what you've found on Facebook or Twitter!


    Not finding what you're looking for? Ask a Librarian!

    Tags: Resource Highlight

  • How did we do?

    How did we do?

    Last Updated: 03/17/14

    BadgerLink recently hosted BadgerLatté Training Series that highlighted resources that support Black History Month. We were wondering what you thought about the trainings.


    By completing this short survey about the BadgerLatté webinar training series you will help us evaluate our current webinar format and content as well as provide insight into future trainings.


    The survey should not take more than 5 minutes to complete. Due Date: March 14, 2014


    Take the survey!


    If you have any questions, Contact Us

    Tags: Announcement

  • BadgerLink on Twitter

    Last Updated: 03/04/14

    BadgerLink has hit a Twitter milestone; we have over 1,000 followers! On Twitter we share searching tips, content updates as well as share relevant content and interact with the community.


    Thank you for following us on Twitter!

    Tags: Announcement

  • Declaration of Independence

    BadgerBite: Primary Source

    Last Updated: 03/07/14

    A new BadgerBite video about using Access NewspaperARCHIVE and History Reference Center to find primary sources is available on YouTube. BadgerBites are 1-4 minute YouTube tutorials on BadgerLink searching tips and tricks. 

    Tags: training

  • Science & Technology

    Science & Technology

    Last Updated: 04/17/14

    BadgerLunch Training

    Thursdays at Noon

    April 3-May1


    Each 20 minute BadgerLunch webinar explores a resource BadgerLink where you can find Science and Technology information.


    These sessions will be recorded and archived.The archive of previous sessions is found at http://badgerlink.net/help/training. There is no registration.


    Session Title

    4.3.2014 Science Reference Center ARCHIVE
    4.10.2014 Wisconsin Media Lab ARCHIVE
    4.17.2014 Britannica School ARCHIVE
    4.24.2014 LearningExpress Library Click to Join
    5.1.2014 GreenFILE Click to Join
    Frequently Asked Questions

    I am not a librarian or a teacher. Does that matter? Can I participate?

    BadgerLink and the BadgerLunch training series are available to all Wisconsin residents!


    What do I need to participate?

    You will need reliably fast internet connection, speakers or headphones, and a recent version of Java. To find out if you have the correct version of Java, open the following web page: http://bit.ly/BbSystemTest. If Java is needed, you may download it from here: http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp


    Do I need to register in advance?

    No, you do not need to register.


    What conferencing software does this webinar series use?

    BadgerLunch uses Blackboard Collaborate. To find out if you have the correct version of Java, open the following web page: http://bit.ly/BbSystemTest


    Should I log into a session early?

    Yes, since each session is short, please log into the webinar 5-10 minutes early. If you have little experience with webinars, give yourself some extra time and log in a few minutes earlier.


    When I try to log in, I am asked for a password. What’s the password?

    There is no password. You can only log in 45 minutes before the session starts. When you are prompted for a password, it indicates that you have attempted to log in more than 45 minutes before the session. Wait and then try again. If you continue to have issues, please contact Kara Ripley at kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov.


    I can’t make that time. Will the sessions be recorded?

    Yes, we will record these sessions and make them available from the BadgerLink webpage. Go to http://badgerlink.net/help/training for the archived sessions.


    Who do I contact with my questions about this series?

    For any questions about this series, please contact Kara Ripley at kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov.


    Who can help me to get access to BadgerLink?

    Complete the BadgerLink Technical Support Request Form at http://badgerlink.net/help/contact-us.


    Where can I get announcements about BadgerLink?

    You can join the BadgerLink email list at http://badgerlink.net/list or read the Badger Bulletin http://www.badgerlink.net/bulletin. Additionally, BadgerLink is on Facebook and on Twitter.


    Tags: training

  • circuitboard

    Scheduled Maintenance Saturday

    Last Updated: 02/03/14

    BadgerLink’s authentication and federated search provider, Auto-Graphics, will be performing an update Saturday (2/1).  BadgerLink resources will be unavailable from 9pm until approximately 1am. . 


    If you have questions, please complete the BadgerLink Technical Support Request Form: http://www.badgerlink.net/help/contact-us.  

    Tags: Announcement