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Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference
November 1-4, Hilton Milwaukee City Center & Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee

 

Thank you for attending!

 

Thank you for attending the WLA Conference, November 1-4 in Milwaukee! What a great city, and a beautiful venue for our conference.

 

Program handouts are now available. Please stop back, as we are adding materials as we receive them from our speakers.

 

Thank you also to our speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers who made the conference possible.

 

Next year's conference is October 23-26 in beautiful downtown La Crosse. Stay tuned!

Because you’re good enough, you’re smart enough and, doggone it, people like you!

 

If that’s why you’re not planning on attending the 2011 WLA Conference November 1 – 4 in Milwaukee, that’s just stinkin’ thinkin’!  But it’s not too late to reconsider.

 

Today’s Daily Affirmation

 

Al Franken’s Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley was known for his recital of the “good enough/smart enough” phrase, and it made us chuckle.  But consider this… we can (and should) always strive to better ourselves, learn more and, doggone it, broaden our network of friends.

 

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt

 

We all realize that times are changing.  Technology is evolving.  Budget pressure is mounting.  Intellectual freedoms are being challenged. Our skills need to be constantly honed.  These points cannot be denied.  Sometimes, we need to get away from our desks and take the opportunity to connect with our peers, learn what is new in our profession, find solutions to common problems and celebrate successes.  Attending a professional conference the caliber of WLA’s Conference, provides just that opportunity.

 

I missed the Conference Pre-Registration deadline… and that’s …okay.    

 

We realize that many budgets are “stressed,” to put it mildly, and the reality for many of you is that it just became difficult to commit financial resources to attend a multi-day conference.  For you, we would like to suggest making a day trip, attending a specific conference day that hits on a key topic or topics most relevant to you, your staff or your library’s specific needs.  You can still register right at the conference!  (Click here for a listing of the three pre-conference seminars, over 80 educational course offerings, key events, as well as exhibitors participating at this year’s conference.)

 

Good enough!

 

So we’ll see you at this year’s conference, right?  Enjoy world class speakers. Think, create, laugh and learn…and return home ready to take on new challenges because:  You deserve good things.  You’re entitled to your share of happiness.  You are an attractive person.  And doggone it, you are fun to be with!  See you in Milwaukee.

 

Best,

 

Michael Kenney
2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 


 

The Case for Attending the 2011 WLA Conference: The Facts…Just the Facts

 

 

 


Dragnet' theme music 

This is the city. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’ll work here November 1 – 4. I’ll carry a (name) badge.

The story I’m about to impart is true. Only some names have been changed to protect the innocent.

My name is Kenney.  It was Wednesday, October 12th. It was sunny. I was working the day watch out of PR when a call came in from the chief.

“We need to inform everyone about the outstanding line-up of speakers and events taking place at this year’s 2011 WLA Conference, and we’ve got to do it now, because time is of the essence,” said Chief Bellin.

“I’m on it, Chief,” I replied.  And here is my report:

The Pre-Conference Line-up  

Three sessions: Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like; Leading Through Communication; Lightning Fast Succession Planning

(Vendor Reception on opening night!)

Keynote Address by the Internationally Sought After Stephen Abram

Hear Abram’s dynamic presentation entitled FrankenLibraries or Librarytopia:  Our Choice.

Exhibit A:  The Frontier Airlines Center Exhibit Hall

Over 70 exhibitors in one convenient location.   It will also be the scene of the Silent Auction, where there are sure to be some great steals!

Over 80 Educational Sessions
Training sessions covering the latest information and trends in the field of librarianship.

Tours, Connections, Mug Shots

Krug Rare Books Room of the historic Milwaukee County Public Library Central Branch; the Milwaukee County Zoo Library and the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Also the WLAF Fundraiser: SPiNGALACTIC! At SPiN Milwaukee for an evening in support of the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries and the WLA Foundation.

Be sure to attend alumni receptions hosted by UW-Milwaukee SOIS at the Pabst Mansion or the UW Madison SLIS at the Hilton.  Also partake in a frosty mug at the Tweet-up and Meet-up at the Miller Time Pub.

Recognition
WLA Awards & Honors Banquet. The annual celebration in recognition of those professionals who symbolize the best in librarianship and support of libraries.

The facilities

Check-in at The Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel at affordable WLA conference rates! Click here to make your room reservations.

The fax…just the fax?

Heck no!  Just click here to sign-up today. (Or visithttp://www.wla.lib.wi.us/conferences/2011/index.htm)

Connect.  Find solutions. Celebrate successes.  Refresh your perspective. Break out with new ideas.  Enjoy world class speakers. Think, create, laugh and learn…and return home the better for it!

So that’s my report.  Not to over-simplify it, but in this officer’s opinion, to not attend would be “Dumb, duh dumb, dumb!”

Over & out,
--Michael Kenney, 2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 

Milwaukee:  Make It a Destination

 

 

 

With the kick-off of the 2011 WLA Conference only 6 weeks from now, and the October 3rd early bird deadline less than a week away, it can mean only one thing… you’ve got to swing into high gear, because if you don’t register soon, you’ll only have yourself to blame for missing the fun activities slated to take place November 1 – 4 in the Cream City…Milwaukee!

 

Ssssh!  Don’t let this out, but not only will you learn a lot…you’ll have a blast!

 

Parties, tours and awards to help you relax and renew your energy

 

 

 

Get your “party on” immediately by joining your friends and colleagues at the opening night Vendor Reception at the Hilton featuring hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar.  There will be a series of tasty luncheons throughout the conference featuring excellent food and great speakers. (This year’s President’s Luncheon should be especially entertaining when humorist Scott Dikkers, founder of The Onion, hits the podium!)

 

Fun and interesting tours will abound, including a visit to see the treasures of the Krug Rare Books Room of the historic Milwaukee County Public Library Central Branch; the Milwaukee County Zoo Library (sorry Lesley Kagen fans, but Samson the gorilla is now but a bronzed memory) and the Milwaukee Art Museum, which features an extensive collection of materials on fine art and architecture including painting, graphic arts, sculpture, drawing, design and photography.

 

Relax and unwind with old friends at the alumni receptions hosted by UW-Milwaukee SOIS at the Pabst Mansion or the UW Madison SLIS at the elegantly restored Hilton.  If you’re into “tweeting” be sure to attend the Tweet-up and Meet-up at the Miller Time Pub.

 

More fun?  Take this idea for a SPiN

 

Attend an exciting and fun-filled evening of entertainment at SPiN Milwaukee in the trendy yet Historic Third Ward for the WLAF Fundraiser: SPiNGALACTIC!  Enjoy friends and friendly competition at this unique 16,500 square foot table tennis social club which sports 12 top quality table tennis courts.  (Think Ping Pong on steroids.)  Your $35 ticket covers table tennis, one drink, light snacks and a $20 charitable contribution to WLAF to benefit the campaign for Wisconsin Libraries.  Cash bar available and shuttle service provided.

 

But wait…there’s more!

 

Let’s not forget you’re in the largest city in Wisconsin, which means entertainment venues and shopping opportunities galore!  Plus take part in the biggest celebration in Library World, the WLA Awards & Honors Banquet

 

And talk about a beautiful facility…

 

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel is recognized as the city’s finest hotel with a tradition going back over 80 years, providing 1920’s grandeur and elegance with today’s modern conveniences.  And you can stay at this beautiful facility at affordable WLA conference rates!

 


Not only is the Hilton connected directly to the Frontier Conference Center via a skywalk to make your visit to the exhibits and sessions convenient, but there’s so much more.  Need a brew?  The Miller Time Pub.  Quick bite to eat?  The Café.  Fine dining?  The Milwaukee Chop House.  Craving caffeine? Yup, you guessed it, StarbucksBook your room today.

 


Dewey or don’t we party?

 

Yes we do, and Milwaukee, get ready…because we’re long overdue!

 

Get ready to take part in a wonderful opportunity to connect with peers from other Wisconsin libraries in one exciting location to find solutions to common problems and celebrate successes.  Take part in dozens of breakout sessions to refresh your perspective and plant new ideas; visit with exhibitors sharing the latest products and services your library users need; keynote speakers to make you think, create, laugh and learn…and last, but certainly not least, have a great time, because you deserve it.

 


Sign-up today by clicking here, and we’ll see you in Downtown Milwaukee this November.

 


Best,

 

Michael Kenney

 

2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 

 

 


 

 

 

The 2011 WLA Conference on November 1 – 4 in Milwaukee is rapidly approaching and the October 3rd early bird deadline for special registration pricing will be here even sooner.  The time to act is now!

 

Before the October 3rd deadline, think of the early bird as a beautiful Peacock, something attractive, wondrous and almost too good to be true.  By signing up early, you will receive a discounted price on registration to the state’s largest library conference and be instantly entered into the October 4th drawing for one of two FREE conference registrations.

 

After the October 3rd deadline?  Well, think of the early bird as a Dodo.  No longer in existence…bye, bye birdie…extinct! 

 

Why sign up? 

 

You must be new around here!  The WLA Conference is one of the premiere library conferences in the United States, and among the longest running, celebrating its 120th anniversary this year.  This year’s theme is Libraries A Renewable Resource.

 

What’s in it for you? 

 

How about a wonderful opportunity to connect with peers from other Wisconsin libraries in one exciting location to find solutions to common problems and celebrate successes?  There will be dozens of breakout sessions to refresh your perspective and plant new ideas; visit with exhibitors sharing the latest products and services your library users need; keynote speakers to make you think, create, laugh and learn; and receptions, parties, tours and awards to help you relax and renew your energy.

 

Consider kicking off your experience by attending one of the three pre-conference offerings on Tuesday, November 1st, and winding down that evening at the Vendors Reception.

 

Be sure you begin your day on Wednesday, November 2nd with this year’s keynoter Stephen Abram as he presents FrankenLibraries or Librarytopia: Our Choice.  Then let the educational sessions begin.  (Don’t forget to visit the exhibit area and silent auction area, too!) Take part in either the RASS Luncheon with Mike Gousha, or the YSS Luncheon with New York Times bestselling picture book author/illustrator Tad Hills. Back to the sessions of your choice; take in one of several tours; perhaps take in one of the reunion receptions going on early evening and then consider attending an exciting and fun-filled evening of fun at SPiN Milwaukee in the trendy yet Historic Third Ward for the WLAF Fundraiser: SPiNGALACTIC! 

 

Thursday, November 3rd promises to be a day of great sessions, great exhibits, more tours, a presentation by this year’s WLA Literary Award Winner, the silent auction conclusion, and an evening recognizing the best in librarianship and support of libraries, the WLA Awards & Honors Banquet.

 

On Friday, November 4th, be sure to enjoy a morning of excellent sessions that run the gamut of interesting topics on ethics, library environments, book festivals, specialized children’s programming, social networking, technology, customer service, and more.  And then, following the age old adage “Always leave ‘em laughing,” be sure to attend the President’s Luncheon and enjoy humorist (and original founder of The Onion) Scott Dikkers as he presents The Joy of Swearing.  (Yes, you read that right.)

 

So sign-up today by clicking here to take advantage of early bird pricing, and I’ll see you in Milwaukee, November 1 -4 at the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center.  “Better to be a Peacock than a Dodo” I always say.  (Well, I’ve never actually said that, but you get the idea.)

 

Best,

 

Michael Kenney
2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 


 

A new way to demonstrate your compassion for others at this year’s WLA Conference

 

Every year at the WLA Conference we like to ask our attendees to give back something to their community to enhance others lives.  In the past we have sponsored food drives, but even though that is a wonderful gesture, the reality is that food isn’t always that easy to lug around in your suitcase as you trundle off to the conference.  Well, this year we’ve decided to support a worthwhile cause that only asks that you consider donating an item that as librarians should be pretty easy to come up with.  Bring a book! Hey, it’s much easier than carrying a bag of food to the Conference. Think of your donation as food for the mind!

 

Please read about this worthwhile project in the letter below from Sandra Melcher, the Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development.  You’ll see how finding a new life for some gently used books even plays into this year’s conference theme: Libraries – A Renewable Resource.

 

Wisconsin Prison Literacy Project

 

Correctional libraries face unique challenges that other libraries may not, but they still strive to promote a life-long love of learning and reading. These libraries, located in state prisons and county jails, are in serious need of materials and would greatly appreciate donations from other libraries, churches, publishers, the public, and other sources to help build and maintain a diverse and timely collection.

 

The Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND), in partnership with the Department of Corrections and Department of Public Instruction, has created a special sub-committee on prisons to assist correctional libraries by collecting and distributing written materials for inmates in our state facilities. The COLAND sub-committee on prisons is dedicated to helping these correctional libraries reach male and female inmates by helping them collect materials in subject areas of greatest need. These efforts will help those incarcerated to become productive citizens when they re-enter their communities. Multiple studies over the past two decades have shown that inmates who improve their reading and educational performance stand a better chance of becoming working citizens than those who struggle with reading.

 

COLAND encourages you to donate books that are in good condition, current and with the exception of literary classics, published within the past 3 years. Donated books must match the subject areas that are listed on the enclosed Wisconsin Department of Corrections Collection Development Areas List. Paperbacks are usually preferred, but this format is required only for books given to inmates in segregation status. Hard covers are allowed in the general collections of most institutions. Please follow the instructions below to deliver the materials.
All donations may be shipped directly to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Library Project, 3099 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53707-7925. You may also arrange for delivery by contacting Tim Drexler of South Central Library System at (608) 266-4643. There is no charge if the shipment is small and the donating or delivery site public/private library is served by the South Central Library System delivery service.

 

Your donations are appreciated and will help to improve the quality of life for inmates and their families throughout Wisconsin. Thank you for your consideration and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandra Melcher, COLAND Chair

 

So there you have it, a proposal that allows you to donate something you can carry in your suitcase that nourishes the soul without leaking on your PJ’s on your way to the Conference!  Please support this worthwhile effort. (For a list of suggested book genre suggestions, click here!)

 


 

The 2011 WLA Conference in Milwaukee…November 1-4…Cool Speakers & Events in a Cool City…What’s Missing?  (Hint: It involves a form.)

 

Up until now there hasn’t been a way to actually register!  But wait no longer my friend, because a simple click of your mouse, and bam, your registration form appears!

 

We know you’ve been anxious to sign up for all the exciting things the2011 WLA Conference promises, including the great line-up of speakers, awesome tours, fun receptions and awards banquet, and we can’t forget those amazing exhibits.  So here’s your opportunity to celebrate WLA’s 120th anniversary and  make it happen.

 

Early Bird Discount

 

Hey, perhaps you’re flush with money, so what’s the use in taking advantage of the savings you receive by signing up for the Early Bird Conference Registration Discount, right?  You also probably use premium gasoline in your Porsche while drinking your daily Caffé Mocha Latte (Venti, of course) from Starbucks, and wash your hands in Perrier…  Oh, that’s not you?  Then by all means, sign up before October 3rd to realize a nice discount! 

 

Be Sure to Check Out the Pre-Conferences

 

In addition to attending the Conference, why not consider taking part in one of the exciting pre-conference offerings on Tuesday, November 1st? Sessions include Leading Through Communication; Lightning Fast Succession Planning; or Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like.  Heck, you’ll come away with some great insights and be ready to take part in the Meet & Mingle with Exhibitors taking place immediately following your sessions.  Cash bar, plus free  hors d’oeuvres…ah, life in the big city.
And, last but not least, don't forget to make your room reservations at the fabulous Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

 

Best,

 

Michael Kenney
2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 


 

Top 10 Reasons to Attend This Year’s WLA Conference in Milwaukee

 

10. Well, for one thing, that’s where it’s located this year…scheesh! (The Dells is so “2010”…)

 

9.  Something to cheer you up before the November elections?

 

8.  Milwaukee is known as the Beer Capital of the World. (See reason #9 to appreciate why this might be relevant.)

 

7.  Can you say Silent Auction? Fantastic items to bid on, beginning Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the WLA Foundation’s Silent Auction!

 

6.  Our conference hotel, the acclaimed Hilton Milwaukee City Center…this ain’t the Bates Motel, that’s for sure! (Right, mother?)

 

5.  Those wacky after hours parties playfully discussing whether Melville Dewey’s hot new classification system really has a chance of catching on… (See 025.4 DEW)

 

4.  Hey, anything to get out of the library…uh, I mean, anything you can do to increase your knowledge and skill sets when it comes to the latest trends in library science and serving your beloved patrons!

 

3.  E-books, schmee-books…you want to learn about the next hot trend in publishing.

 

2.  Milwaukee is home to Harley-Davidson, developer of the Harley WLA motorcycle…really!    

 

(You’re a librarian…look it up.)

 

1.  Outstanding speakers and break-out sessions; brilliant insights into the latest trends  in the industry; beautiful host hotel and convention center; Milwaukee is A Great Place on A Great Lake; excellent food and entertainment options; fabulous opportunities to meet with friends and peers; all this and more at an affordable rate!  Be sure to visit http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/conferences/2011/index.htm to look at the exciting schedule of sessions and events.   

 

Come celebrate WLA’s 120th Anniversary in Milwaukee this fall, and learn more about “LibrariesA Renewable Resource” at your 2011 WLA Conference. And be sure to check out our Pre-Conference offerings on November 1st – “Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like” or “Leading Through Communication” or “Lightning Fast Succession Planning”– followed by a fun vendor reception from 4:00 – 6:00.

 

Milwaukee this November…“Be there or be square!”*                *Milwaukee icon, “The Fonz”

 

Best,

 

Michael Kenney
2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 


 

You’ve marked November 1 – 4 on your calendar for this year’s WLA Conference…right?

 

Of course you have!  After all, what library professional wouldn’t be looking forward to gathering in Wisconsin’s premiere travel and entertainment destination, Milwaukee, to reunite with peers from throughout the state and take in all that a WLA Conference has to offer?  We’re celebrating WLA’s 120th Anniversary this year, with the theme “Libraries – A Renewable Resource”.  We’re not getting older (well, actually we are…) we’re getting better, and meeting the needs of our patrons by being attuned to the latest trends and technology.

 

So much to offer…

 

What other event can bring together such a fantastic pool of talented professionals like this year’s keynoter, internationally renowned speaker Stephen Abram, as well as the engaging and nationally recognized children’s writer/illustrator Tad Hills, or Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, and contributing anchor and reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, plus over 70 training/informational sessions to choose from?  Add to this the wonderful annual Awards Banquet, interesting tours, state of the art trade show exhibits, an autograph garden and an opportunity to take part in the fun WLA Foundation Fundraiser at the hip nightspot, Spin Milwaukee!  

 

And of course there’s the city itself! 

 

Milwaukee offers you so many cultural and entertainment options before, between and/or after events.  The Historic Third Ward, http://www.historicthirdward.org, with its variety of dining and theatre options; the Milwaukee PAC; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Bradley Center; Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin; The Milwaukee Public Museum; Pabst Theatre; the Milwaukee Zoo; excellent shopping; Miller Brewery tours (and tastings)…even the Potawatomi Casino. Our conference hotel, the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center, also offers you options, such as a Starbuck’s and the Milwaukee Chop House. (If you decide to extend your stay into the weekend, the hotel even features Paradise Landing, the first urban indoor water park!)   

 

Speaking of speakers…Look who’s speaking at the President’s Luncheon

 

 

 

http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/conferences/2011/highlights/images/ScottDikkers.jpgHe's probably created more viral internet content than anyone alive. His podcasts have been ranked #1 by iTunes more years running than any other. His work has won more Webby Awards than any single individual or organization. He founded the world's first humor website. He's Scott Dikkers, the American humor pioneer who founded The Onion and served as its editor-in-chief for nearly two decades. He recently left The Onion to start Dikkers Cartoon Company (dikkers.com) to make short cartoons, comics and other fun stuff for all audiences. 

 

 

 

We’re sure you’ll be glad you included the President’s Luncheon on your calendar “to do” list.  What a great way to wrap up a memorable conference.  See you there!

 

 

 

Best,

 

Michael Kenney

 

2011 WLA Conference Publicity Chair

 


 

Planning is in full gear for the

 

2011 WLA Annual Conference in Milwaukee

 

WLA Conference Chair Bernie Bellin and his planning committee for the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference have been busy working on details for this much anticipated event. WLA members will converge on southeast Wisconsin for this conference slated for November 1 – 4, 2011, at the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel and Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee.

 

This year we celebrate WLA’s 120th Anniversary, and the conference theme is “Libraries – A Renewable Resource.”

 

We are very excited about this year’s conference’s keynote speaker Stephen Abram, MLS.  Abram is Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning, and a leading international librarian and lighthouse thinker in the North American library community, with extensive experience in library technology and trend forecasting. He has more than 25 years in libraries as a practicing librarian and in the information industry.

 

He was Past-President of SLA and of the Ontario and Canadian Library Associations. He also served as Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, OneSource, Feliciter, Access, as well as writing for Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. 

 

Stephen was also listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honors and speaks regularly internationally and is a speaker in demand. We are fortunate to offer his insight at this year’s opening session! 

 

Engaging writer/illustrator Tad Hills has also been announced as the YSS Luncheon speaker.  He is the winner of the 2011 Irma Simonton Black & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature for his bestselling picture book, How Rocket Learned to Read.  In addition, Tad is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose. Hills’ appearance promises to be fun. 

 

Calling all Book Cart Drill Teams…

 

An opportunity awaits for all those “closet drill carters” out there who’ve secretly been wanting to strut their stuff in the WLA Book Cart Drill Team competition, but until now have held back, waiting for the competition to take place on the big stage…Milwaukee!  Well, now is your opportunity.  This is the “official” call for entries -- use this form to register your team.  The deadline for registering is June 1st.  Get ready to blow people away with your technical and artistic performance. 

 

 

 

The WLA Foundation Fundraiser Will Be Serving Some Fun at Spin

 

Get ready to become a part of the trendy, hip scene while in Milwaukee, as the WLA Foundation hosts this year’s fundraiser at Spin Milwaukee, a 16,500-square foot table-tennis social club located in the Historic Third Ward. A dozen top-quality table-tennis courts on cushioned Olympic-competition flooring, plus a 13th stadium-like center court.  Spin Milwaukee also houses a pro shop, restaurant, bar, lounge and two private event rooms. BTW, Spin Milwaukee is licensed from an investor group owned by actress Susan Sarandon that owns and started Spin New York…so if you fancy yourself as “hip” (and you know you do!) you just have to be there.

 

Your Conference Planning Committee members for this year’s conference include: 

 

Conference Chair, Bernie Bellin; Pam Belden (Waterford Public Library); David Weinberg-Kinsey (Cardinal Stritch University Library); Peter Loeffel (St. Francis Public Library); Adam Brisk (Indianhead Technical College); Matthew Kopyar (Quality Books); Jim Schwieters (SirsiDynix); Mary Milinkovich (Milwaukee Public Library); Mary Murphy (Wauwatosa Public Library); Linda Bendix (Frank L. Weyenberg Library); Michael Kenney (Appleton Public Library); Linda Pierschalla (Whitefish Bay Public Library); Jim Novy (Lakeshores Library System); Joe Rice (Brown Deer Public Library); Kathy Blume (Milwaukee Area Technical College); WLA President Rhonda K. Puntney (Lakeshores Library System) and Brigitte Rupp Vacha (WLA Conference Liaison).

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Michael Kenney, Publicity Chair

 


 

Call for programs for the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Conference.

 

 

 

The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for programs from WLA unit representatives and other interested parties.  Proposals and recommendations for presentations, panels, workshops, tours and meetings are welcome. 

 

Deadline for program proposals:  April 1, 2011

 


 

The Wisconsin Library Association will host its 120th Annual Conference in downtown Milwaukee for the first time since 1997. 

 

The 2011 WLA Conference Planning Committee is excited to work with the meticulously restored Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel (originally the Schroeder Hotel) and the Frontier Airlines Center (formerly Midwest Airlines Center) to create a forum where you can connect, network and experience the power of libraries and librarians.

 

Have fun learning and have fun having fun after hours in Milwaukee with other colleagues and friends attending the conference.  Learning will be in all forms -- from visual and virtual to vibrant.  Come join us in making the 120th conference a success!

 

 

 

Bernie Bellin