Program Handouts

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Check out the WLA Conference Program Booklet (PDF) for detailed listings of programs and activities.

We hope you enjoyed the WLA Conference in Green Bay!
Selected presentation handouts are provided below, or you can read about programs on the WLA Blog or at the New Cybrary. If you attended but didn't get an evaluation form emailed to you, contact

Post Conference Resources

Tuesday, October 16

          Living Your Life on Purpose (ppt)

          Pre-conference with Joan Gillman, UW-Madison

Wednesday, October 17

A Writers Life (Keynote Address)
David Maraniss
Press coverages: Appleton Post Crescent, Green Bay Press Gazette (Article), Green Bay Press Gazette (Video)

FLASH! The Digital Future of Talking Books (ppt)
Marsha Valance, Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Learning Games and Simulations: What Librarians Need to Know (ppt)
Ulrike Dieterle, UW Madison Ebling Library

Library Conference Planning 101: Backs to the WAAL (ppt)
Jim Buckett, UW Madison
Sylvia Contreras, Edgewood College
Julie Schneider, UW Madison
Debra Duncan, UW Oshkosh
Eric Robinson, UW Madison

Lutie Stearns and her Library Legacy (ppt)
Stuart Stotts

Open Holds -- A Win-Win Solution!

Jane Grogan, Madison Public Library (Word)

Pearl Mosier, Sun Prairie Public Library (Word)

Providing Health Reference on a Budget (ppt)
Websites (Word)
Julie Schneider and Michael Venner, Ebling Library, UW-Madison

Youth Mental Health Issues (ppt)
Joan Helbing, Appleton Area School District

Thursday, October 18

Academic Podcasting - Costs, Benefits and Outcomes at UW-Washington County (ppt)
Marc Boucher, Jim Stevens and Mark Robson, UW Washington County

Bibliotherapy with Pet Books- Nonfiction Reads for Animal Lovers (ppt)
(bibliography; Note, this is a work in progress)
Ken Foster
Kirsten Houtman, WiLS

Fighting Fraud: We Can Do It - Together!

ID Theft Consumer Tips brochure (pdf)  

Jeanne I. Benink, State Program Coordinator, AARP Wisconsin; Susan Schilz, Regulatory Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection; Patricia D. Struck, Administrator, Division of Securities, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

How Do I Manage Series Authorities
Michael Cohen, UW Madison (ppt)
Susan Foran, UW Milwaukee (ppt)
Holly Ledvina, OWLS (ppt)

Leadership and Resilience in an Age of Uncertainty (pdf- core handouts)
(pdf - other handouts)

Jeffrey Russell, Russell Consulting, Madison

Life in a Consortium: A Balancing Act
Vicki Teal Lovely, SCLS (ppt)
Louise Diodado, Cardinal Stritch University (ppt)
Gerri Moeller, OWLS

Net Neutrality and Internet Surveillance (ppt) (pdf)
Bob Bocher, Technology Consultant

Reel to Real: Films and Discussion about Topics that Matter (ppt)
Lynne Blinkenberg, Wisconsin Public Television
Shawn Brommer, SCLS
Cheryl Becker, SCLS

Those Who Can, Teach: Becoming a More Effective "One Shot" Trainer (and Explainer) (ppt)

Michele Besant, School of Library and Information Studies Library, UW-Madison

Carrie Nelson, UW-Madison
Pamela ODonnell, Academic Librarian, UW-Madison
Group Wisdom (Word)
Self-evaluation (Word)
Bibliography (Word)
Learning Objects: Database Girl (swf) and Google Dog (swf)

Training 2.0: Bringing Order to Chaos (ppt)
Emily Rogers, Renee Ettingers, Leah Smith
Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay

Using Digital Collections for K-12 Education (ppt)
Melissa McLimans and Vicki Tobias, UW Madison

UW Madison Libraries/Google Partnership (ppt)
Ed Van Gemert and Irene Zimmerman, UW Madison

We Are the Very Model of a Modern Staff Training Program:  Involving All Staff in Preparing, Leading and Learning Information Service Competencies (ppt)
Overview (pdf)
Guidelines Checklist (pdf)
Tips (pdf)
Topics and Teams (pdf)
Expectations Handout (Word)

Friday, October 19

Hiring Tips to Strengthen Your Workforce (ppt)
Jim Chiolino, Quarles & Brady, LLC

How to Weed Your Library Without Losing Your Mind (ppt)
Denise Anton Wright, New Glarus Public Library

In the "Palm" of Your Hand ( )
Robert Wagner, School of Education, Marian College

Original Information Superhighway (ppt)

Bruce Smith, South Central Library System

Reaching Out to Homeschoolers (Word) (ppt)
Leah Langby, Indianhead Federated Library System

Wisconsin Public Library Standards and Certification, Here and Now - Mapping the Future
David Polodna, Winding Rivers Library System (pdf)