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Wisconsin Libraries: Building a Better Tomorrow


Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference

November 4-7, 2008, Madison Marriott West, Middleton

Special Events


♦ Meet & Mingle with Exhibitors

      Tuesday November 4

      4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Join us for a kickoff reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, and take some time to meet and greet your colleagues and WLA members.


♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction

     Wednesday, November 5

     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


     Thursday, November 6

     8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     3:30 p.m. - pay and pickup


Bit on items to benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, such as art works, collectibles, antiques and much more.


♦ WLA Foundation Fundraiser

     Wednesday, November 5

     8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Show your support for the WLA Foundation (WLAF) by attending this year's fundraising event, Wee? Wii? Que?? ... Gaming!  Whether you're a gaming wizard or you've never played one in your life, join in the fun of friendly competitions in Wii bowling and boxing, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution (DDR for short).  Who knows, you might discover a hidden talent and win one of the “coveted prizes” awarded to the top finishers in each contest!  Need a little practice before the main event?  Stop by the Highsmith exhibit booth during the day, where several Wii stations will be available. 

Admission to this event is $30 per person, which includes a donation to the WLAF, one beverage (beer, wine, or soda), two gaming tickets, and "7th Inning Stretch" snacks.  To sign up and pay in advance, complete the appropriate section on your conference registration form. Additional gaming tickets may be purchased during the event, and a cash bar will be available. You’ll also be able to check on your WLAF Silent Auction bids during the evening. Wee? Wii? Que?? ... Gaming!  is open to conference registrants and non-registrants alike, so bring a friend, join your colleagues, and Get Your Game On!


♦ Resume Review Service

     Wednesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 6

     4:00 p.m. - 5:15 pm

     Middleton (both days)

This resume review is offered specifically for students looking for their first jobs, but if you’re in the hunt for new employment we encourage you to drop in and get some pointers on how to improve your resume and enhance your chances of landing job interviews.


♦ Tour of the American Girl Library & Marshall Erdman Library

     Thursday, November 6

     2:00 p.m.

Limited to the first 50 registrants.  A bus will be available at the Madison Marriott West Convention Center entrance nearest the Registration Desk.


♦ Awards & Honors Banquet

     Thursday, November 6

     7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


They have left their imprints on our libraries.  Please join us for this annual celebration in recognition of those professionals who symbolize the best in librarianship and support of libraries.  Dinner will be followed by presentation of the following awards:  RR Donnelley Award; Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award; Librarian of the Year Award; WLA/Highsmith Library of the Year Award; WLA/DEMCO Award; Trustee of the Year Award and Special Service Award.  There will also be acknowledgement of the winners of the Media & Technology Section's Webbies and Outreach Services Round Table Frances de Usabel Awards.


♦ Book Cart Drill Team Competition – Sponsored by DEMCO

     Friday, November 7

     10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.




Librarians have many talents, and this year’s Book Cart Drill Team competition is the perfect opportunity to highlight a unique set of skills. Come and join the fun!