Special Events

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♦ Meet & Mingle with Exhibitors

   Tuesday, October 20

   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, October 21

   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


   Thursday, October 22

   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   3:30 p.m. - pay and pickup

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


♦ WLA Foundation Fundraiser

   Wednesday, October 21

   8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

   Lawrence University (shuttle bus will be available)

Show your support for the WLA Foundation (WLAF) by attending this year's fundraising event,  Suite Sorcery: An Evening of Music & Desserts.  

Admission to this event is $35 per person, which includes a donation to the WLAF, one beverage and dessert.  To sign up and pay in advance, complete the appropriate section on your conference registration form.


♦ Tour of the Library at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute and the

   Julaine Farrow Museum

   Wednesday, October 21

    2:00 p.m.

A bus will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.


♦ Resume Review Service

   Thursday, October 22

    2:00 p.m.

This resume review is offered specifically for students looking for their first jobs, but if youre 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 History Museum at the Castle

   Thursday, October 22

    2:00 PM

Reclaim the Magic in your life by visiting the History Museum in the Castle, just down the street from the Conference hotel. The A.K.A. Houdini exhibit lets you experience some of Harry Houdini's tricks of the trade through hands-on activities. It's great fun for the whole family!  There is a $5.00 entry fee; please complete the appropriate section on your registration form.


♦ Awards & Honors Banquet

   Thursday, October 22

   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 various awards.


♦ Second Annual Book Cart Drill Team Competition Sponsored by DEMCO     Wisconsin

    Friday, October 23

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Special Events

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