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Check out the WLA Conference At a Glance for a quick overview of activities and programs throughout the conference or download the booklet (PDF).


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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

Keynote by Stephen Abram


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

♦Overwhelmed by Overdrive? - Kate Hull, Diana McDonald, Carol Kuntzelman

Overdrive Nook Tips

Overdrive iPad Tips


2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Money Smart @ Your Library - Michael Dowling, Alejo Torres

          ♦ Summary of Wisconsin Financial Literacy Statistics
          ♦ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Smart Week

Technology and Future Options for Active Librarianship - Jacques du Plessis

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

♦ E-Book Developments on the Wisconsin Front - Bob Bocher

Recent Wisconsin E-Book Developments - Jeff Gilderson-Duwe

OverDrive - Sara Gold

ELIS: Embedded Library Instruction Services - Michael Strahan, Dr. Judith Poncochar, SaraJane Tompkins

Intellectual Freedom in the Digital Age - Brian Rowe

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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

Avoidance is Not Management - Gretel Stock-Kupperman

Morale Boosters in Difficult Times - Krista Ross

WISCAT Update - Christine Barth, Vickie Long


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

E-Books in Libraries:  Opportunities, Challenges and Realities - Sue Polanka

Keeping in Touch with the Library World - Desiree Bongers

RDA: Where Are We Now with the New Rules? - Deb Shapiro, Steven Miller,  

     Vince Jenkins, Elizabeth Huggins, Jean Zanoni

♦ Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening - Lee Somerville

Regional Resources for Gardeners

Book List


2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2011 WLA Literary Award Winner - Burned: A Memoir by Louise Nayer



Ethics and Conflict of Interest - Heather Eldred, Marla Sepnafski

Hungry to Read or Just Plain Hungry: Outreach at the Library - Gina Wilson, Laura


Technical Services and the Koha ILS - Amy Gannaway, Joanna Messer

♦ The Technology Connection and Children's Programming - Kristin Pekoll,

      Shannon Barniskis, Karen Wendt






4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Between Storytime and the Prom - Pamela Westby, Amanda Struckmeyer

Sharpie Tie Dye.pdf

       ♦ YSS Blog

♦Hosting a Culturally Correct Program or Events - Teresa Seidel, Rene Bué

Talk Story Program Manual

Wisconsin Indian Nations

The Library Board as Employer - Krista Ross

Museum Metadata: From Cephalopods to iPods - Claudia Jacobson, Debra

     Miller, Paul Courcier

Women, Financial Literacy and Retirement Savings - Margery Katz

Friday, November 4, 2011

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

♦ Best of WAAL 2011: IT Interested? Encouraging IT Experimentation in the Library-

    Tom Durkin, Ian Benton, Jim Jonas

        ♦ IT Interest Group Overview

        ♦ IT Interest Group Handout

Library as Incubator Project - Laura Damon-Moore, Erinn Batykefer, Christina


        ♦ WLA Handout

        ♦ WLA Survey

                ♦ The Library as Incubator Project website:

                ♦ The Library as Incubator Project Facebook page: Library as Incubator Project


                ♦ The Library as Incubator Project Twitter page:  @IArtLibraries

Web 2.0 - Ben Miller

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Creating a Climate of Excellence in Customer Service - Patricia Clason

Fundraising for Construction - Mike Gelhausen, Peter Woodburn, Michael Bahr,

    Ryan Riemenschneider

Library Programming for Children on the Autism Spectrum - Ashley Thiem-

      Menning, Peggy Bartman

        ♦ Autism Spectrum Disorder


One Good Thing Leads to Another - Pamela Westby