New puzzle competition kits

(email from Katelyn) WVLS has recently added some new items to the LendItems catalog, and I wanted to call your attention to their puzzle competition kits.

I recall there being some interest among libraries about sharing puzzles to have competitions but buying 5-10 copies of a puzzle you may only use for a single program can be a challenge to justify. Well, you can alleviate those concerns by borrowing one of three different puzzle kits! Each kit has 10 copies of the same puzzle; there is one 300-piece and two 500-piece puzzles available.

Here they are:

For help accessing the LendItems catalog or creating an account, you can visit the Kits article in the IFLS Article Index.

New on the calendar

First in a series about Collection Development: Nonfiction Is Non-Negotiable: Why Nonfiction Books Are Important to Public Library Collections will be on Fri Sep 13th 10:00am – 11:00am. Go ahead and register before you forget.

New Keeping Up With Kids blog post

Go to the Youth Services page for the YS update. Leah also sent this out as an email.

Free job accommodation resources

The Job Accommodation Network, or JAN, is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, and it is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance of job accommodations and disability employment issues.

They provide assistance to both  employers and individuals with disabilities.  Free resources include monthly webinars and newsletters, A to Z lists with information, publications and articles, and one-on-one consulting.

If you have questions about what is legal and what your options are as an employer or as a person who may need an accommodation, this source should be your first step!

Coming up on the IFLS calendar