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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Like Magic:  A shortcut to check out Tuesday again!


7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

♦ Registration

    Radisson Paper Valley Hotel Pool Dome Area


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

♦ All Conference Continental Breakfast



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

♦ Past Presidents Breakfast 



8:00 a.m.

♦ Youth Services Section Board Meeting



8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


♦ Keynote Address: The Magic of Social Networks




Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project  

Lee Rainie discusses his organizations latest findings and why they suggest that libraries can play a role in peoples social networks in the future.  He will describe the reasons that people rely more and more on their social networks using old and new technology as they seek information, share ideas, learn, solve problems and look for social support.  Hell describe why the Internet and cell phones have changed the way people construct and operate their social networks and why this opens new magical opportunities for librarians to do what they naturally do: act as nodes in peoples networks. 


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

♦ Internet Caf/strong>

    Exective Boardroom

♦ Exhibits   No Conflict:  10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    Grand Ballroom

Join us for a fun grand opening and visit our many returning and new exhibitors.

♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction


Your chance to win beautiful artwork, tasty food, vacation getaways, valuable services, and more -- while benefiting the WLA Foundation!  All bids close at 3:30 on Thursday.


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

♦ ADA Refreshed: Ensuring Access for Everyone


Robin A. Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center  

2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the ADA, yet many entities struggle to meet their obligations under the law. The rules have remained the same, but we have learned a thing or two about creating accessible physical and virtual environments. Customers are savvier about their rights, and the growing older population is swelling the ranks of individuals experiencing one or more limitations. Learn what is new, what works and how to ensure your library is accessible to everyone.


♦ Circulation Services Round Table Business Meeting


♦ Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: What It Means to You


Marni Y.V. Bekkedal, Program Manager, Wisconsin Division of Public Health

The Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking program is part of a national effort to better integrate data and information for environmental contaminants and their relationship to human health.  As part of this effort, the program has created a web-based data query system that includes data for a number of priority topics, including childhood lead poisoning, carcinogenic emissions and asthma.  Additionally, the site includes individual County Environmental Health Profiles that summarize the data in a printable report for each county in Wisconsin.  The site can support efforts for local agencies, community groups, advocacy groups and interested individuals to explore relevant data and obtain additional information related to environmental health.

♦ If Trees Could Talk: Stories about Wisconsin Trees


R. Bruce Allison, Arborist and Author

Mr. Allison, in discussing his new book, If Trees Could Talk: Stories about Wisconsin Trees, will explore famous trees in Wisconsin and share stories of historical significance

♦ JOBS Projects in Wisconsin:  What Wisconsin Libraries Are Doing to Help

    People Find Jobs


Barbara Huntington, Moderator, Youth and Special Needs Consultant, DPI; Leah Langby, Special Needs Consultant, Indianhead Federated Library System; Lisa Mettauer, Outreach Librarian, Madison Public Library; Kris Neiman, Head of Administrative Services, Kenosha Public Library  

The national economic problems have affected workers all over Wisconsin. Many public libraries have initiated projects to help workers find new jobs and improve their job skills. A panel of librarians and their partnering agencies, who have been involved with employment support efforts, will discuss what they have done together to help workers in their respective communities. Highlights of what systems are doing to help employment efforts of their libraries will also be included.

♦ Light a Fire in the Reference Service Make the AskAway Virtual

    Reference Work for You, Your Patrons and Your Library! 


Martha Farley Berninger, Librarian Supervisor, Wisconsin Reference & Loan Library; Mark Beatty, Trainer, WiLS; Joy Schwarz, Web Librarian, Winnefox Library System  

Virtual reference service offers huge benefits for patrons, libraries and librarians.  The statewide AskAway virtual reference service can connect your library with folks who never walk through your doors, offer 24/7 help to your current patron base, build relationships with your young adult patrons and allow your staff to develop vital new skill sets.  Join a panel of AskAway librarians and administrators ready to share ideas on the best ways to make the AskAway virtual reference service work to everyones advantage. 


♦ Open-Source Library Automation: All Grown-Up




Susan Buchanan, VP Library Partners, LibLime

Susan Buchanan will give an overview of recently enhanced modules in Koha, including a new staff interface with improvements to OPAC, acquisitions, cataloging, serials and reporting. For libraries who fear they can't take advantage of the benefits of open source, Susan will discuss the perceived barriers to implementation and show how libraries can now enjoy the advantages of open source--with or without an IT staff.


♦ Speaking Up for Teen Services



Penny Johnson, Teen Specialist, Baraboo Public Library; Jesse Vieau, Teen Services Librarian, Madison Public Libary

Why should you be an advocate for teen services? Because you are the voice for teens! You know that teens need access to excellent library staff, resources and services, but many important library leaders, elected officials and policy makers do not. Its up to you to ensure theyre informed. Attendees will learn how to incorporate simple advocacy efforts into their daily work routine, recruit parents and teens to be advocates, create and use talking points and testimonials, conduct successful interactions with decision and policy makers, and more. Attendees will also learn about free advocacy resources from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).


♦ Twitter in Libraries



Tasha Saecker, Director, Elisha D. Smith Public Library

Those 140 characters in a Twitter message (sometimes called a tweet) can go surprisingly far to answer typical questions asked of librarians. Hear from several librarians, both academic and public, about using Twitter as part of their suite of communication tools.

♦ Wellness: For the Health of It!



Wolfgang Wallschlaeger, Counselor AODA/Prevention Specialist/Mental Health Facilitator

An interactive PowerPoint presentation and discussion on wellness of the mind, body and spirit for longevity.


PowerPoint Presentation Available



12:15 p.m.

♦ Autograph Garden

    Grand Ballroom (Exhibits)  

    R. Bruce Allison, Author

       If Trees Could Talk:  Stories about Wisconsin Trees

       Every Root is an Anchor:  Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees


12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

♦ Association of Wisconsin Special Librarians Business Meeting


♦ YSS Luncheon Every Picture Tells a Story: The Language of Art in 

    Childrens Picture Books




Amy Cdova, Artist/Illustrator

Known for her vibrant paintings that tenderly reflect culture and a sense of place, Taos, NM, artist and gallery owner Amy Cdova will discuss her world as an illustrator.  Cdova, a 2008 Pura Belpre Honors award recipient for What Can You Do With a Rebozo? (TenSpeed Press, Berkeley), will share her latest 2009 releases, Namaste! (Bellpond, NY) and Juan and the Jackalope (UNM). 



2:00 p.m.

♦ Autograph Garden

    Grand Ballroom (Exhibits)  

    Amy Cdova, Artist/Illustrator


       Juan and the Jackalope


2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

♦ Author David McGlynn



David McGlynn, Author and Assistant Professor of English, Lawrence University

Professor McGlynn will talk about his collection of short stories, The End of the Straight and Narrow: Stories.  McGlynn is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. His works have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Mid-American Review, Shenandoah, and other literary journals.

♦ Connecting Wisconsins Job Seekers and Employers



Linda Williamson, Business Area Manager,; Rebecca Powell, Business Area Manager,

Are you wondering how to assist customers who need help finding a job? Learn about, the services available to job seekers, workshops and resources, and tips about how to help customers use the website.  

♦ (The) Curious Nature of Order, or, How I Learned to Love Classification



Hope A. Olson, Professor and Associate Dean, UW-Milwaukee  

Its not just in libraries its everywhere its in your mind, your body, the weather, the economy; its even in outer space. It tells you whether or not men still do less housework than women. Non-library examples show us classifications enormous potential impact and LIS contributes principles that can improve how other fields organize, well, everything. Join us for the politics, the economics and the curious nature of classification.


♦ Dyslexia: Health, Literacy and Libraries



Dr. Julie A. Gocey, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Margery Katz, M.A., J.D., Librarian and Dyslexia Tutor

Librarians are in pivotal positions to improve literacy for the large population of individuals with dyslexia through literacy programs, collection development, reference services and attention to accessibility.  Dr. Julie Gocey, a pediatrician and the founder of the Learning Differences Network, will speak on the medical aspects of dyslexia and effective community services.  Margery Katz, a librarian and dyslexia tutor, will discuss resources on dyslexia, multisensory reading instruction and what librarians should know about dyslexia.  


♦ Exploring Wisconsin Opera Houses



Jim Draeger, Architectural Historian  

Jim will discuss the ten Wisconsin opera houses and theaters featured in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press new book, Encore! The Renaissance of Wisconsin Opera Houses. He will explore the history of these buildings: why they were built, why they closed or began to deteriorate and, finally, what their communities did to restore them.

♦ MacGyver Library: Amazingly Useful Stunts You Can Perform with

    Ordinary Library Objects



Jon Mark Bolthouse, Automation Librarian, UW Colleges; Chris Grugel, Reference Librarian, Carthage College

Ok, so you may not ever have to diffuse a bomb using a roll of microfilm and an electronic eraser. That doesnt mean that there arent numerous technology gadgets that can save your patrons day anyway. In this fast-paced and entertaining presentation, Chris and Jon Mark will show you how to do everything from running Firefox on an aging iPod to five-minute vodcasting and much more!  Be sure to bring your own gadgets and ideas to the presentation; there will be time for everyone to examine the gadgets on hand and share tips and tricks from their own libraries.

♦ Puppetry, Tomfoolery & All the World's a Stage: Storytimes with Puppets



Pat Hewitt-McNichols, Youth Services Manager, Neenah Public Library; Deb Andrews, Assistant Librarian, Neenah Public Library; Martha Moore, Assistant Librarian, Neenah Public Library

Most grown-ups don't have this much fun.  We do; we're storytime puppeteers!  It's not all good times, though -- especially when you're struggling to come up with a fresh idea or must-have prop.  We'll discuss staging, tips for scripts, use of props and sound, selecting puppets, and voicing and bringing characters to life.  Enjoy demonstration performances and find out why it's worth all the trouble.

♦ Science is a BLAST!



Sonja Ackerman, Library Media Specialist, Wausau School District; Ruhama Kordatzky Bahr, Youth Services Librarian and Library Consultant; Deborah Olguin, Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library; Diane Peterson, Youth Services Librarian, Marathon County Public Library 

Here is a programming idea for you that goes beyond early literacy and book clubs. Science has so many possibilities, and its exciting for kids. You dont have to be a science guru to incorporate science into your programming! Listen to these panelists as they share their success stories on how to incorporate science into your childrens programming. This is also a great opportunity to partner with your local teachers! Forget about booking Mad Science, do it yourself!

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

    Julaine Farrow Museum (bus will be available on first come - first serve basis)


Mary Campfield Kotschi, Director, Winnebago Mental Health Institute

The library supports the Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI), which serves as a specialized component in a community-based mental health delivery system. In 1973, the state made county boards responsible for the general care and treatment of the mentally ill. WMHI is responsible for meeting the needs for specialized services that cannot be met by community agencies. Winnebago's programs are designed to serve children, adolescents, adults and forensic patients requiring specialized mental health services.


The Julaine Farrow Museum is dedicated to Mrs. Julaine Farrow (1917-1991), who was a registered nurse at Winnebago Mental Health Institute for 36 years. It was through the personal interest of Mrs. Farrow that the history of Winnebago was gathered and preserved. The museum is the recipient of a recent LSTA grant to digitize their records.

♦ Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! Using Pictures to Tell the Library Story

Peter Gilbert, Chair, WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee; Martha Gammons, WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member; Lia Vellardita, WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member; Annie Rauh, WLA Foundation Campaign Action Committee Member
The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! will be created on Flickr the week of November 1, and then unveiled to the media November 18. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state.  Attend this program and learn how to include your librarys story in pictures!


3:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m.  

♦ Exhibits No Conflict

    Grand Ballroom


3:30 p.m.

♦ Autograph Garden

    Grand Ballroom (Exhibits)  

    Jim Draeger, Architectural Historian

       Encore! The Renaissance of Wisconsin Opera Houses

       Fill 'Er Up:  The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations

     David McGlynn, Author

       The End of the Straight and Narrow:  Stories  



4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m.


♦ After the Honeymoon: Strategies for Success as a New/Emerging




wedMelissa McLimans, Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center; ">Kelley Hinton, Instruction & Public Services Librarian, UW-Waukesha; Reference Librarian, Brown Deer Public Library; Katharine Clark, Library Assistant, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library

These librarians, prot of WLAs WeLead program, will discuss strategies for ensuring success and fulfillment as an early career professional. From participating in conferences to joining committees to seeking mentors and pursuing professional development opportunities, they will offer their insights on how to succeed after landing a first job. The WeLead program identifies potential leaders and provides them access to training, mentoring and networking opportunities.


♦ Best Books for Young Adults: 2010 Nominees



Cooperative Childrens Book Center Librarians

Librarians from the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will talk about some of the books that have been nominated for the American Library  Association's 2010 Best Books for Young Adults list.  Hear their take on what they find outstanding, admirable and underwhelming on the list.


♦ Beyond Cervantes: Effectively Selecting Spanish Language Materials



RenBue, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library

Selecting quality Spanish language materials that is also appropriate for your community and library can be exhausting and frustrating. Learn what the best resources are for making the selection process easier and more effective.


♦ Canoe the Open Content Rapids



Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian,UW-Madison

Copyright and "permissions culture" drowning your and your patrons' creativity? Open Content is your liferaft!  Learn about various Open Content movements, from open access to open educational resources to the vast ocean of Creative Commons text, images and multimedia. Learn how to spot Open Content in the wild, search for the Open Content you need, harness Open Content for yourself and your patrons, and create more Open Content to enrich the world.  In the March 15, 2009, issue of Library Journal (picture on page 58), Salo was named one of 2009s Movers & Shakers, the people shaping the future of libraries.  She also has a blog: Caveat Lector, Reader Beware at Her passion is open content.   


♦ Is Your Community "Money Smart"?


Lori Burgess, Reference Librarian, Fond du Lac Public Library; Christine Arkenberg, Coordinator of Business and Technology, Milwaukee Public Library

Jeff Dawson, Director, Lester Public Library; Dave Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy

Is the poor economy hitting your community? Do residents recognize the library as a place to find free, unbiased financial information and programs? Your library can get free, knowledgeable speakers and advertising materials to provide financial literacy programminghow, you ask? Get involved with Money Smart Week Wisconsin(SM)!, which allows you the opportunity to network with local bankers, educators and community leaders to provide unbiased financial literacy programs in your library and throughout your community. Governor Doyle's Council on Financial Literacy and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago provide support for local programs, events and advertising.  Find out how your library can get involved.


♦ Notable Books Marathon



Helene Androski, Retired Librarian; Kirsten Houtman, Member Services Librarian, WILS; Elizabeth Amundson, Librarian, Madison Public Library;

Jean Anderson, Continuing Education/Multitype Coordinator, South Central Library System; Eliot Finkelstein, Academic Librarian, UW-Madison

An annual event offering thoughtful, inspiring, humorous and fast-paced reviews of notable titles selected from the ALA Notable Books list and the WLA Literary Awards Committees notable books. Our presenters are all experienced, knowledgeable book talk and discussion leaders.


♦ Public Library System Technical Services in the 21st Century



Jane Richard, Member Services Librarian, WiLS; Nichole Fromm, Cataloger, Madison Public Library

Public library systems in Wisconsin operate/manage under environments unique to each locale, yet systems share many of the same challenges: shrinking budgets, patron expectations for more electronic resources, the changing face of technical services; even keeping up with technology seems to be a full-time job. On top of it all, serious questions are being raised about the effectiveness of the ILS. In the spring 2009, WiLS staff surveyed Wisconsin public library systems to identify patterns and trends in their present tech services workflows. Join us in an overview of the findings, with discussions about the variations, such as centralized versus de-centralized cataloging, and how to manage authority control.

♦ Strategic Planning for Any Sized Library


Rose Frost, Director, Platteville Public Library

Rose has used the PLA process as a public library director in Michigan and Wisconsin.  While a public library consultant at the Utah State Library in Salt Lake City, she created a modified step-by-step guide for strategic planning for rural public libraries.  Rose also facilitated the Strategic Planning for Results process for numerous Utah public libraries and taught workshops for public library directors and trustees.  This program will provide basic, practical how to information about PLA's Strategic Planning for Results.  The program outlines how to organize a community planning committee, analyze a community and library SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats), establish realistic goals and objectives, explains how your plan impacts your budget, explains organizational competencies, how to implement the plan and reporting the results.


♦ Unleashing Literacys Best Friend: The Remarkable Relationship Between

    Dogs and Young Readers



wedwedCraig Pierce, Children's Writer; Honey the Greyhound, Reading Therapy Dog

In a high-tech educational environment, one of the most profound influences on childrens literacy remains the happy, humble dog. Join Craig Pierce, the writer of the American Dog book series, and Honey his rescued greyhound sidekick, as they take you on a journey into the evolving role of dogs in childrens literature and their positive impact in todays classrooms and libraries.

♦ Were Casting and Theyre Biting!



Beth Carpenter, Director, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library; Gerard Saylor, Director, L.D. Fargo Public Library; Brian Kopetsky, Assistant Circulation Supervisor, Appleton Public Library; Kristin M. Woodward, Instructional Design Librarian/Academic Librarian, UWM Libraries

Librarians are using podcasts, vodcasts and screencasts to create content, market library programs and promote services. Learn about casting projects being developed in Wisconsin libraries and beyond. Learn what worked, what didnt, the tools used and ideas for future projects.


♦ WISCAT Resource Sharing Community: An Update  



Vickie Long, WISCAT Training & Technical Support, DPI; Beth Palmquist, WISCAT Database Manager, DPI

WISCAT continues to improve on a number of fronts. Join us to learn about the new or improved features of the WISCAT Resource Sharing System. These include: incorporating recent BadgerLink changes, improved ILL forms, new splash page options, RSS feeds, changes to format checking for ILL requests and patron cancellations of requests. Updates on interlibrary loan, cataloging and the Z39.50 gateway are also covered. Bring your questions and comments to this informational session!


5:30 p.m.

♦ Autograph Garden

    Grand Ballroom (Exhibits)  

    Craig Pierce, Children's Writer

       A Greyhound's Tale:  Running for Glory, Walking for Home

       A Labrador's Tale:  An Eye for Heroism

       A Labrador's Tale 2:  The Incredible Thank You Gift

       Sit, stay, work, play, All Dogs have their Day


5:30 6:30 p.m.  


♦ Resource Sharing Round Table Business Meeting



♦ Wisconsin KOHA Enthusiasts Business Meeting



6:00 p.m.

♦ READ Book Discussion: History of Love by Nicole Krauss



Gary Warren Niebuhr, Director, Greendale Public Library

Join Gary in a discussion of The History of Love, a hauntingly beautiful novel about two characters whose lives are woven together in such complex ways that even after the last page is turned, the reader is left to wonder what really happened. In the hands of a less gifted writer, unraveling this tangled web could easily give way to complete chaos. However, under Krauss' watchful eye, these twists and turns only strengthen the impact of this enchanting book. The History of Love spans a period of over 60 years and takes readers from Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe to present day Brighton Beach. At the center of each main character's psyche is the issue of loneliness, and the need to fill a void left empty by lost love. Leo Gursky is a retired locksmith who immigrates to New York after escaping SS officers in his native Poland, only to spend the last stage of his life terrified that no one will notice when he dies. ("I try to make a point of being seen. Sometimes when I'm out, I'll buy a juice even though I'm not thirsty.") Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer vacillates between wanting to memorialize her dead father and finding a way to lift her mother's veil of depression. At the same time, she's trying to save her brother Bird, who is convinced he may be the Messiah, from becoming a 10-year-old social pariah. As the connection between Leo and Alma is slowly unmasked, the desperation, along with the potential for salvation, of this unique pair is also revealed.  


6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

♦ UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies Reunion


♦ UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Reunion



8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.wedm.

♦ WLA Foundation Fundraiser:  Suite Sorcery: An

    Evening of Music & Desserts

    Lawrence University

Spend an evening in Suite Sorcery at the brand spankin' new Richard and Margot Warch Campus Center on the Lawrence University Campus. The WLA Foundation is fortunate to be the first public event to be held at this stunning, very recently completed facility that has an incredible view overlooking the Fox River. Arrive early to appreciate the view. Whilst enjoying the facility and the view, please feel free to enjoy 'suite' desserts concocted by the caterers of Lawrence University. Enjoy a beverage or two and laugh at the antics of the street performers and applaud the performances of the Lawrence University music students.  Partake of the shuttle or enjoy the evening walk to the campus facility.  Enjoy suites/sweets while supporting your WLA Foundation with your donation.

Ticket Required:  $35.00 (check it off on the Registration Form)