Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning

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Libraries

Public Libraries and Systems

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) staff works with public libraries and systems on resource sharing issues and programs, including interlibrary loan, reference services, access to full-text and digitized materials, and provision of specialized materials. Some public libraries take part in the Wisconsin Document Depository Program. RL&LL staff meet with public library system interlibrary loan and reference staff several times per year.

Schools

Our staff works with school libraries on resource sharing issues and programs, including interlibrary loan, reference services, access to full-text and digitized materials, and provision of specialized materials.

Academic Libraries

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) staff works with academic libraries on resource sharing issues and programs, including interlibrary loan, reference services, access to full-text and digitized materials, and provision of specialized materials. Some academic libraries take part in the Wisconsin Document Depository Program.

Institution Libraries

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning provides resource sharing services to libraries in correctional institutions, mental health institutions and other institutions in the state. The provision of services to inmates and residents in these institutions are subject to the guidelines and rules of the specific state agencies responsible for the institution, and to the guidelines and rules of each individual institution.

Special Libraries

Our staff works with correctional, health care institution, hospital and clinic, corporate and other types of special libraries on resource sharing issues and programs, including interlibrary loan, reference services, access to full-text and digitized materials, and provision of specialized materials.

State Government Agency Libraries and Employees

RL&LL works with state agency libraries on resource sharing issues and programs, including interlibrary loan, reference services, access to full-text and digitized materials, and provision of specialized materials. State agency employees may receive direct library services from RL&LL. The Wisconsin Document Depository Program and the Wisconsin Digital Archives collects publications from state government agencies for distribution.

Wisconsin Historical Society, State Law Library, and Legislative Reference Bureau

RL&LL works with the Wisconsin Historical Society, State Law Library, and the Legislative Reference Bureau work collaboratively on issues related to the Wisconsin Document Depository Program and the Wisconsin Digital Archives.

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL)

The Department of Public Instruction provides funding for the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library and for the NFB Newsline service. The director of Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) serves as the Department contact person and maintains the Regional Library web site.
 

Advisory Committees

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) staff assists with meeting arrangements for, provides background information to, and consider the advice of the following Department of Public Instruction Advisory Committees. Staff members from all types of libraries serves on advisory committees.

COLAND (Council on Library and Network Development)

COLAND works to assure that all state citizens have access to library and information services.

LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act)

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries and Technology implements the Grants to States program on behalf of public libraries in Wisconsin. The LSTA program is administered at the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Blind and Visual Impairment Education Council

The State Superintendent's Blind and Visual Impairment Education Council provides advice on educational and library services to blind and visually impaired people. This Council provides advice on the services of the Regional Library for the Blind and Visually Handicapped and NFB-Newsline.


 

Other Library Organizations

Cooperative Children's Book Center

The Department of Public Instruction provides a portion of the funding for the Cooperative Children´s Book Center. Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) staff serves as the Department contact person and some historical children’s materials are housed at RL&LL.

Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS)

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) has a contract with WiLS to provide interlibrary loan from the UW-Madison campus and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Child Care Providers and Community

The Child Care Information Center is housed at RL≪ services are provided through a contract with the Department of Workforce Development.

 

 


This service is provided by the Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries and Technology using federal Library Services and Technology Act funds received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.