Program - Tuesday

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1:00 P.M. – 4:00 p.m.

Situational Leadership: From Understanding to Action
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Illinois

Sponsored by WeLead

Registration required. Fee: $50 members / $60 non-members

Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Director, Todd Wehr Memorial Library, Viterbo University, La Crosse
What kind of library leader do you need to be? If you answered, "It depends," you're already practicing situational leadership. This pre-conference will help you hone the skills you need to identify and resolve issues facing your library (or department, unit, or committee), becoming a more effective leader in the process. Drawing on her studies in Management and Organizational Behavior and her thirteen years of experience as a professional working with all types of libraries, Gretel Stock-Kupperman will demonstrate how to assess the challenges and opportunities facing your organization using specific observation and listening skills. She will also review the importance of both personal and institutional goals and how effective strategic planning helps turn ideas into actions. Please join us for an exciting and interactive session that will leave you both inspired and prepared to become the leader your library needs now!

Youth Services Information Exchange
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Iowa

Sponsored by Department of Public Instruction and WLA Youth Services Section

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant, DPI, Madison; youth services staff; library directors
Take part in a special preconference hosted by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Youth Services Section (YSS). The Youth Services Information Exchange is open to anyone interested in discussing youth services trends, issues, and ideas for public libraries in Wisconsin. This mega-session will offer attendees the opportunity to share, show, talk, meet, and connect. Discussion topics might include collaborations with school libraries or local agencies, grant opportunities and success stories, program sharing within systems, and professional development on a budget. DPI and YSS hosts will emphasize the structure and role of youth services networks in Wisconsin and how these networks can improve support and leadership to youth services librarians. The preconference conversation will be top-down, bottom-up, and every direction in between. Please join us—your voice matters! (Note: Attendees do not need to be members of YSS)

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

♦System and Resource Library Administrators Association of Wisconsin (SRLAAW) Meeting
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Minnesota AB

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  La Crosse Center South Hall Lobby

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

♦Vendor Reception
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Ballroom Foyer

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.

Entertainment provided by:  David Drake, Organic Arts

Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries Board of Directors Meeting
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Wisconsin II

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Library Association Board of Directors Meeting
  Radisson Hotel La Crosse - Wisconsin I