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DLT Blog

The Division for Libraries & Technology maintains a blog called "Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone." Click the link on the top of that page to subscribe.

Email Lists

The Public Library Development Team moderates the following six (6) email lists, each organized around library information and topics relevant to their targeted audiences*. Please contact the listserv administrator for more information and to inquire about subscribing to a specific list:

List Name Target Audience List Administrator(s)
LIBCERTCE Wisconsin library system staff covering director certification and continuing education; closed discussion group
Cindy Fesemyer
Shannon Schultz
LIBRARYIT Wisconsin library system technology staff; closed discussion group

Samantha Link

Library Services for Adults chat Any and all library staff members who provide programs and services to adults. Please email to be added to this chat group. Cindy Fesemyer
WISPUBDIR Wisconsin Public Library Directors only; DPI announcements only. Subscribe/Unsubscribe unavailable. 

Shannon Schultz

WISSYSDIR Wisconsin Library System Directors only; closed discussion group

Shannon Schultz

YS Wisconsin Library Staff Serving Children, Teens, and Families; DPI announcements only

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

YSANDSN Wisconsin Youth Services and Inclusive Services System Staff and Liaisons; closed discussion group

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

The Future of DPI Library Communications

The Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) established WISPUBLIB in 1994 as a venue to discuss public library issues of interest to the state's public library community. That email list was replaced by DPI Google+ Communities in late 2015 until they were sunsetted by Google in April 2019. The Public Library Development Team (PLD) understands the value of open and trustworthy communications, and discussion of a replacement for the communities is in the works among Wisconsin library systems.

*Listservs not open to general audiences. All subscriptions are subject to approval by list administrators.