Programs - Thursday

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7:00AM - 5:30PM

Registration

KI Convention Center Lobby

7:00AM - 7:30AM

Morning Yoga

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A4

This 30-minute session will combine spirit, mind and body. Movements will involve balance, strength, flexibility, and focus on breathing. Instructors from the Green Bay YMCA will be along to guide every move. Geared for all ages! Space is limited to 40 participants, so sign up early. Registration required, but no cost to participate.

7:00AM - 8:45AM

Continental Breakfast

Hyatt on Main - Atrium

7:45AM - 8:30AM Sunrise Sessions

The Cost of Sharing

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

From staff time to shipping, even when libraries are working with reciprocal partners, there are costs involved with sharing materials. With tightening budgets, staff in all areas are under increased pressure to establish the costs associated with specific services. In this roundtable discussion ILL staff will be invited to establish a standardization of expenses for ILL with the goal of providing a framework for examining costs at individual institutions.

Ethnic Multicultural Information & Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 4

New Members Round Table (NMRT) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Outreach Services Round Table (OSRT) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Reader's Section (READ) Business Meeting

Hyatt on Main - Atrium

Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Resource Library Directors Meeting - CANCELLED

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A3

Resource Sharing Round Table (RSRT) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Support Staff & Circulation Services Section (SSCS) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 5B

Supporting the Needs of Libraries: Help Us Help You

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Martha Berninger, Director, DPI Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning

The Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) acts a voice for libraries and library patrons statewide. It is the one and only council appointed by the Governor to work on library issues. Come and share your feedback on past and current COLAND goals and activities, and pass along your ideas for future projects.

Technical Services Section (TSS) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A

Youth Services Section (YSS) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

8:30AM - 3:30PM

Silent Auction

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A1

The WLAF Silent Auction returns! Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. Pick up and pay at 3:30PM!

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Activities in the Exhibit Hall

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Exhibit activities include Career Center Services.

8:45AM - 10:00AM

sergiodogliani2Keynote Address - Sergio Dogliani - Idea Store: Taking Stock 10 Years On

KI-Convention Center - Meeting Room B1-3

Sergio Dogliani moved from Italy to Great Britain in 1984. His background is in adult education, having taught in various London institutions and managed Languages, ICT and Humanities departments.

His experience in learning provision and his lifelong love of books and libraries led to his appointment as Manager of the first Idea Store in 2002, and then to his current position in the Senior Management Team as Deputy Head of Idea Store.

The Idea Store project, created in Tower Hamlets, is an innovative concept that combines library, learning and information services through a network of new buildings that also include cafés, art galleries and community facilities. Sergio’s work regularly involves council directors, international architects and designers, policy makers, local and national politicians, and union leaders.

Sergio has written several articles on Idea Stores that have been published in prestigious magazines, newspapers and books in France, Italy Spain, Germany and the UK. He has also appeared as the spokesperson for Idea Stores on TV and radio programmes (BBC and Italy). Sergio is much in demand on the international cultural circuit, having extensively travelled to Europe and the US. He is also one of the organisers of Collisioni, a major literary and musical festival in Italy, which this year’s 5th edition attracted several international guests and an audience of 80,000.

Sergio lives in Hackney, East London, with his wife Emma and three children Zaki (20), Isabella (15) and Rocco (11) - all Idea Store members.

Dogliani will share an honest and thought-provoking talk on the innovative Idea Store project - looking back at the lessons learned from the first 10 years, and ahead to the next 10.

Idea Store Factsheet

NOTE: The Librarian of the Year award will be presented to Mike Gelhausen before the keynote begins. Congratulations, Mike!

10:00AM - 10:45AM

No conflict time in Exhibit Hall

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

On the Demo Stage

Guerilla Storytime

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library

Get ready to shake your sillies out, because Storytime is Serious Business. Take part in the movement that started at the ALA Annual 2013 Conference! Experience a crowd-sourcing event of Storytime Ninja proportions as all attendees add insight to real-life questions librarians struggle with every day. Why do you use scarves with infants? How do you incorporate STEAM? What do you do if a child (or parent!) is behaving badly? Step up and answer the call! Join the revolution and spread the word: Literacy is Not a Luxury. Check out Storytime Underground for more information.

10:15AM - 12:00PM

Oneida Community Library Tour

Bus loads at the Adams Street entrance to the KI Convention Center, near the Exhibit Hall.

Come take a tour of the Oneida Nation Library, located slightly west of Green Bay. The collection and programming of this library reflects the unique Oneida culture and heritage. It is a tour you don't want to miss! Registration required, but no cost to participate.

10:45AM - 11:45AM

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 4

11:00AM - 11:45AM Program Track Sessions

EveryoneOn: Connecting to the National Digital Literacy Campaign

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Martha Berninger, Director, DPI Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning
Kara Ripley, Reference/Training Librarian,DPI Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning
John DeBacher, Director, DPI Public Library Development Team

The EveryoneOn national digital literacy campaign launched on March 21, 2013. This 3-year program, supported by the national Ad Council, can help libraries spread the word on the great digital literacy training they offer. Learn more about the Public Service Ad campaign, see free digital literacy training tools you can use in training patrons and hear more about how you can get hooked in!

Flip Your Library - CANCELED

Ki Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Programming & Instruction

Cory Peppler, Library and Technology Integrator, Muskego-Norway School District

Every librarian should also be a teacher. But without a formal classroom, how do we instruct and coach our patrons on how to access, use, and critically think about information resources? And when? Many teachers are using video to "flip" their classrooms by providing the instruction for students before they come to class. In that spirit, we'll discuss some practical techniques and tools (including screencasting and online video editors) for creating and sharing effective video content as a teaching tool for your library.

Idea Store: Community Hubs Fit for the 21st Century

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration 

Sergio Dogliani, Deputy Head of Idea Store

These days, everyone claims to offer 'more than a library,' to the point that this is now a cliche, but what does it really mean in an Idea Store context? This session will offer a fresh look at effective partnerships and the active involvement of stakeholders - focusing in particular on the areas of health and employability.

Idea Store Factsheet

Innovate This! Leadership in "Interesting Times"

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Michele Besant, Associate Director, UW-Madison SLIS
Kristin Eschenfelder, Professor and Director, UW-Madison SLIS
Greg Mickells, Director, Madison Public Library
Stef Morrill, Director, WiLS

Challenge and opportunity often come together. What do you do in these interesting times? How do you lead rather than react? How do you keep passion alive? How do you bring staff along? Panelists describe recent innovations in their organizations and how they navigate the challenge-opportunity landscape as a backdrop to a discussion among all session participants about best practices for not only surviving but thriving in what can feel like a maelstrom of change.

Know Your Rights: Patron & Library Privacy

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Emilio De Torre, Director of Youth & Programs, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin

Confidentiality of library records is a core value of librarianship. Yet libraries need to balance patrons' rights to privacy with various demands from government and law enforcement. This session will present the perspective of both the patron and the library staff / Board.

On the Demo Stage

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Track: Back to the Book

11:00AM-11:20AM
Department of Natural Resources Nature Backpacks 
Carrie Morgan, Department of Natural Resources
Are you interested in participating in a Loaner Nature Exploration Backpack program? These packs containing nature guides, books, and activities are being pilot tested at selected libraries this year. Come take a look at the pack and activities and see if you might be interested in having this on loan at your library

11:25AM-11:45AM
Top Children's Books of 2013 
CCBC 

Putting Into Play a Creative and Innovative Advocacy Program

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A-B

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Paul Nelson, Chair, Library Development & Legislation Committee, Middleton, WI
Eric Genrich, Assembly Representative, 90th District, Green Bay

The Wisconsin Library Association has hosted an annual Library Legislative Day in Madison for more than 20 years. The Library Development & Legislation Committee is currently in the process of developing a series of companion events that take place in legislators' districts and are hosted by local libraries. This program provides advocates from all over the state to move forward in achieving this goal.

Repository to Experience: Library Becomes a Verb

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Engaging People

Trent Miller, Library Program Coordinator, Madison Public Library
Traci Lesneski, MS&R Ltd.

Learning by doing is firmly taking hold in education, and this hands-on approach is increasingly part of a vibrant library. Maker spaces, DIY labs, artists-in-residence, self-publishing – these interactive learning opportunities draw customers and re-define the library to maintain relevance and integration in its community. A library designer and librarian will combine their knowledge and experience to illustrate and discuss ways of incorporating active learning, and re-purpose space once used for materials storage for user-centric spaces.

What Can RFID Tags Do for Your Library?

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Cherilyn Stewart, Director, Manitowoc Public Library
Stacie Pajewski, Coordinator of Materials Management, Manitowoc Public Library
Amy Eisenschink, Assistant Coordinator of Materials Management, Manitowoc Public Library
Eric Kohorst, CEO, RFID Library Solutions 
Joe Bergman, RFID Library Solutions 

Manitowoc Public Library is now using RFID tags on all material in conjunction with an automated-material-handler return system and self-check out units. In the first 4 weeks our self-check use rose from 30% to 65%. Program will address questions like - how does this work with the ILS? How do you choose a vendor? How can RFID tags help with inventory?

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Deborah-BlumAuthor Luncheon Series: Deborah Blum

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A2-4

Over lunch, let’s talk about poison.

There was probably no way for Deborah Blum to grow up as anything but a science writer. Her father, an exuberant entomologist, liked to bring his research home – “Check out this black widow. I’m going to keep its cage on the dining room table so we can watch it while we eat.” Her mother, a freelance writer, published a family newspaper and drafted her four daughters as staff reporters.

She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976 with a major in journalism and a double minor in political science and anthropology. She worked for three Florida newspapers covering police and fires, courts, city government, and education. In, Florida she had one of those epiphany moments – she’d learned to love journalism but she wanted to write about science, how it worked, what made it fascinating. She quit her job and went to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying science writing in the journalism school’s specialized reporting program.

Her most influential work as a science writer was a series on ethical issues in primate research, called The Monkey Wars, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting. In 1997 she returned to the University of Wisconsin as a journalism professor.

Since arriving in Madison, she has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Time, Scientific American, Nature, and New Scientist, among other publications. She has served as co-editor of a widely used guide to science journalism, A Field Guide for Science Writers, published by Oxford University Press in 1997 and 2006. She’s also earned an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin and is now the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism.

The critically acclaimed The Poisoner's Handbook, was published in hardback in 2010 and was named one of the top 100 books of the year by Amazon. The book follows two exceptionally determined scientists who, in the 1920s and 30s, sought to put an end to the golden age of poisoners. She is currently working on a closely related book on the history of poisonous food.

NOTE: The Trustee of the Year award will be presented to Helen Campbell at the luncheon. Congratulations, Helen!

Lunch in Exhibits

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Pizza, salad, and breadstick buffet.

1:30PM - 3:00PM

Weidner Center for the Performing Arts Tour

Bus will load at the Adams Street entrance to the KI Convention Center, near the Exhibit Hall.

A description via haiku...

Come to the Weidner
Librarians are awesome
They should be on stage

Space is limited to 40 people, so sign up early! Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend.

1:45PM - 2:45PM

Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends (WLTF) Board & Business Meeting

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

1:45PM - 2:30PM Program Track Sessions

Accessibility: Whose Job Is It?

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Ed Van Gemert, Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian, UW- Madison Memorial Library
Carrie Nelson, Public Services/Instructional Content Librarian, UW-Madison College Library

This seesion will include an update on best practices and national initiatives to promote accessibility, as well as a description of UW-Madison's local efforts to include accessibility standards into e-texts, e-readers, library services and content that support teaching and learning initiatives. Ed and Carrie invite audience participation - hoping to raise awareness and to continue to develop a statewide accessibility coalition.

Beyond the Buzz: Creating a Professional Playground

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Anna Haase Krueger, Children's Librarian, Ramsey County Library
Sara Bryce, Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library 

Move beyond social media basics to create your own professional network. Learn to use social media to give yourself a sounding board for new ideas, support from colleagues, and endless opportunities to learn and grow--no matter what size library you’re from. The session will focus on strategies for finding, creating, and successfully participating in library communities using social media such as Twitter, Tumblr, blogs, and Facebook, especially as they pertain to youth services. Expand your professional world exponentially by taking advantage of the social media playground.

Discover the Art & Science Behind Good Oral History

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Engaging People

Troy Reeves, Head, Oral History Program, Steenbock Library, UW-Madison

Involved in local history? Community outreach? Special events? Oral history work can help. Troy Reeves, head of UW-Madison Oral History Program, will offer a brief overview of oral history, bring digital audio recorder to "show and tell," provide helpful handouts, and point people to worthwhile weblinks. Reeves also would work, in the future, with any attendee interested in bringing an oral history training to his or her library.

Get the Word Out

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Amy Ryan, Library Assistant, Marathon County Public Library

Libraries often struggle with getting publicity for their programming, but it can be easy to promote your activities for free using social media and traditional media. We'll cover topics such as increasing your "likes" on Facebook, augmenting programming with Pinterest, effective tweets and how to write a press release that will get you noticed.

Good Grief: How to Talk to a Child About Death

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Back to the Book

Sheri Sinykin, author

This presentation reframes the subject of death, so that it becomes more accessible and less fearful a topic for attendees. Sheri Sinykin’s PowerPoint presentation shares how she came to write Zayde Comes to Live (illustrated by Kristina Swarner, Peachtree) and imparts specific information on how to have a difficult but often necessary conversation about death with young children. It concludes with an illustrated reading of her first picture book and an opportunity for questions and optional sharing around attendees’ life experience with the subject.

On the Demo Stage

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Track: Technology & Digital Services

1:45PM-2:05PM
Automating WISCAT ILL using NCIP with SirsiDynix Symphony
Jim Novy, Lakeshores Library System

2:10PM-2:30PM
Mobilize Your Library with Boopsie for Libraries
Bryan Murray, Boopsie
Increase circulation and patron engagement by as much as 30% by offering your community a custom-branded mobile app that works on ANY mobile phone or tablet device. Simply pulling your catalog into an app is no longer enough to keep your patrons engaged. 60% of the content being accessed via Boopsie apps today is non-catalog data and resources. You’ve invested time, energy and money in sourcing third-party content and resources, and it’s imperative these are included in your mobile app. Boopsie integrates with many of the major providers, including Mango, OverDrive, 3M and many more, providing an easy, one-click experience. Boopsie makes it easy for librarians to better serve their changing communities and even provides multi-lingual apps! Make your library an Icon on your patron's mobile device so they have you in their pocket 24/7!

Presenting Native American Culture in Early Childhood Programs

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Programming & Instruction

Kymberley Pelky, Youth Services, Oneida Community Library

Ideas and suggestions for presenting Native American/American Indian culture at libraries for preschool/early childhood programs. The who, what, when, where, why, and how of presentation includes the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, learning styles, multiple intelligence approaches, and sensory approaches: integrating sensory input.

Serving Homeless Patrons

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Lynn Hoffman, Library Operations Manager, Brown County Library
Alexia Wood, Executive Director, St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
Jim Runge, Community Policing District Captain, Green Bay Police Department 

The commitment to provide public library service to the whole community, regardless of one's background, often conflicts with staff concerns about problem behavior and public perceptions of homeless people. Staff of the Brown County Library and community organizations, such as St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, will share their experiences attempting to balance library service with maintaining a safe and secure environment, and program participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own challenges and successes.

Supporting Digital Video Composition in the Library: A New Opportunity for Instruction

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Elizabeth Gibes, Research and Instruction Librarian, Raynor Memorial Library, Marquette University

Digital technologies are transforming curriculum at a rapid pace as more faculty integrate digital media into student assignments. Faculty may be assigning video composition and other digital media, but how much do students really know about integrating media? Intellectual property? Visual literacy? Librarians have the opportunity to facilitate an intelligent and integrated move toward the use of these digital tools in classrooms and participate in educating students on media literacy. This presentation explores the information and media literacy considerations in multimodal projects, and will highlight how librarians can use sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Sound Cloud and Google Image Search to address common misconceptions among students.

2:45PM - 3:30PM Program Track Sessions

Badges in the Library

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Track: Programming & Instruction

Bradley Shipps, Continuing Education and Outreach Librarian, Outagamie Waupaca Library System

Digital badges are a way to recognize learning and reward achievement. They may be used in gamification or as a form of micro-credentialing. They can be collectible, shareable, and social. This session will explore a variety of ways that you might employ badges in the library, including tracking learning, encouraging patrons to explore new resources, motivating young readers, and recognizing staff accomplishments.

Books for the Common Core (And Other Ways for Public Libraries to Support PreK-12 Education)

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Merri Lindgren, Librarian, Cooperative Children's Book Center
Megan Schliesman, Librarian, Cooperative Children's Book Center 

As schools across Wisconsin implement the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, public libraries are looking to support the literature and literacy needs of teachers and students. What do these initiatives mean in terms of collection development and book recommendations? CCBC librarians will highlight a variety of CCBC bibliographies as they talk about trade books and traits of books for supporting Pre-K 12 education.

Branding Your Library

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Tina Babler, Marketing Assistant, Appleton Public Library

Branding is more than just a logo and look of marketing materials. What is branding? Why should libraries care about branding? This program will answer all of the above questions and more as we touch on the basics of how to brand your library and the importance of branding your library.

barbarajfordIn Librarianship, Women Hold Up Half the Sky

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Barbara J. Ford, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In the U.S., librarianship is still predominately a female profession. Despite significant gains, it is often true that the larger the library, the more likely the director will be a male. Is this the case in other countries? What is librarianship like and what is the status of women in librarianship around the world? What are librarians doing internationally to address gender disparity issues?

The Middle of Nowhere, the Center of the Universe

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

Track: Back to the Book

Eliot Treichel, author

A talk honoring the places and people that inspired Close Is Fine, as well as a discussion of how the book came to be published. Close Is Fine was chosen by the Literary Awards Committee as the winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award.

NOTE: Eliot Treichel will be awarded the WLA Literary Award at this session. Congratulations to our award winner!

Ten Things Your Patrons Can Do When the Library Is Closed: Free Online Resources for Family & Local History Researchers

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Anne Kasuboski, Distance Education and Reference Librarian, Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay

Do you have patrons who came halfway across the state without checking your hours first? Are your hours reduced because of budget cuts? Here are ten ways your users can remain productive until you are available to help them in-person. From FamilySearch to Google Books, there’s something for just about everybody waiting online for your patrons.

The Traditional, the Digital, and You: Discussing the Pew Reports and What They Mean In Wisconsin

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Engaging People

Adriana McCleer, SOIS UW-Milwaukee
Shannon Crawford Barniskis, SOIS UW-Milwaukee
Renee Bennett-Kapusniak, SOIS UW-Milwaukee
Jennifer Thiele, SOIS UW-Milwaukee
Dr. Joyce M. Latham, SOIS UW-Milwaukee

Recent Pew Research Center reports indicate that public libraries are an essential service, location, and resource in their respective communities. This program will present the initial findings of a research project investigating responses of Wisconsin public library directors and public library system directors to the findings of the reports, measuring the significance of the reports in daily operations of the library and in shaping relationships with stakeholders, investigating areas of expansion of research.

The Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) Initiative: Learning Together Through Meaningful Partnerships

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Omar Poler, Associate Outreach Specialist, SLIS Continuing Education Services, UW-Madison
Robin Amado, School Librarian, Memorial High School, Madison, WI
Rita Lara, Director, Oneida Nation Museum
Janice Rice, Senior Academic Librarian, UW-Madison 

Do your patrons want to know more about Wisconsin's American Indian communities? Can your staff recommend the most authentic information on tribal languages, cultures, histories, and literature? Since 2008, through its Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) initiative, the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies has helped library students learn more about American Indian information topics. Come hear about the TLAM initiative. In the process, learn about student service-learning, tribal cultural institutions, and other things every librarian should know about working with American Indian communities.

Trustee Topics & Trends

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Walter Burkhalter, Public Library Administration, Public Library Development Team, DPI
Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System
Kathy Pletcher, WLTF Chair

These are challenging times to be a public library trustee. This panel presentation will focus on not only those challenges but also the resources and support that are available both within Wisconsin and nationwide for public library directors and trustees.

3:00PM - 5:15PM

packersLambeau Field Tour

Bus loads at the Adams Street entrance to the KI Convention Center, near the Exhibit Hall.

Llllllllllet's get ready to rumble! Spend time touring Lambeau Field, where past and present Packers greats have made football history. Get some behind-the-scenes looks (including the players' tunnel) and time to visit the Packers Pro Shop. Bus departs at 3:15PM, returns to conference center at 5:15PM. Space is limited to 35 people each day, so sign up early! Cost: $10.

3:30PM - 4:15PM

No conflict time in Exhibit Hall

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

On the Demo Stage

The Affordable Care Act in Your Library: a Q&A and Resource Share

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Christina Jones, Cindy Fesemyer, Teresa Howe

Join a group of librarians and staff from the DPI for an informative Q&A and "resource share" about the Affordable Care Act. Learn what libraries around the state are doing to educate and support their communities after the ACA rollout in early October, and find out where to go for more information.

4:30PM - 5:15PM Program Track Sessions

Academic Leadership: Lessons In a Climate of Social Transformation - CANCELED

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Janice Welburn, Dean of University Libraries, Marquette University

Academic librarians must struggle with complex social questions. How do we maximize equity in higher education opportunities for all students? When is research ready to be shared with the public? How can academic library leaders best cope with both social and local issues?

Archives and Local History Collections: Everyone's Playground

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Debra Anderson, Archives and Area Research Center Coordinator, Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay

Archives and local history collections are often overlooked as sources of innovation. This session will describe examples of the many creative uses for primary source materials. An archives has something for everyone: from scout troops to social media; from formal university classes to ghost hunters. Learn how you might promote the use of your archives and local history collections in unique and fun ways!

The Changing Copyright Landscape

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Marlys Brunsting, Director, Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center, UW-Stout

Need a refresher on copyright? This presentation will cover developments in the field such as the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, the Georgia State University e-reserves case, and the UCLA streaming video case. The presenter will also discuss issues relating to multimedia access for distance education students.

Expanding the YA Fiction Audience: Teen Lit for Adults Book Group

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Back to the Book

Toni Streckert, Information Coordinator, Monona Public Library

Crossover young adult books are a hot reading trend for adults in a wide range of age groups. It's time to think of programs and marketing for this collection outside of the teen section. The Monona Public Library has run a successful Teen Lit for Adults book group for almost 3 years. Toni Streckert, coordinator of this book group, will discuss the experience of setting up the book group, the selection process for books and genres chosen, and she will also briefly review some individual titles that have led to particularly engaging discussions. She may be joined by some members of the book group, who will share their opinion on the appeal of young adult fiction.

Frozen Yogurt and Foundational Research Skills: An Embedded Librarian In First Year English

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Track: Engaging People

Heather James, Research and Instruction Librarian, Raynor Memorial Library, Marquette University

This program looks at the impact of an embedded librarian in the first year composition course. Extended interaction with the students in the classroom and online through discussions, demonstrations, consultations, and newly created digital learning objects allowed the librarian to address concepts and skills not usually offered to freshmen. Four methods of assessment were implemented including an innovative rubric for describing evidence of information literacy in student's research papers.

Koha: Impressions of an Academic Librarian

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Carl Ziebell, Associate Librarian - Technical Services, Lane Library, Ripon College

This is a cataloger's impression of Koha, the good and the challenging. In 2011, Lane Library at Ripon College migrated to Koha an open source ILS. After nearly two years of working with this ILS, the presenter will share his experiences and impressions. If you are interested in seeing Koha's cataloging and authorities module "under the hood," this is the presentation for you.

Playing with PDA - That Is, Personal Digital Preservation - CANCELED (replaced by "Tech Trends & Tools for Genealogy" - see below)

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate, UW-SLIS

We used to be able to leave family and local history in shoeboxes, and it would still have fair odds for survival. As more photos, communications, and oral-history recordings move digital, however, the risk of loss grows. How can librarians help patrons and communities defend our digital heritage? Play! This session will present tools, techniques, and toys for introducing personal digital preservation to patron communities.

Rebranding Madison Public Library

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Tana Elias, Digital Services  Marketing Manager, Madison Public Library
Kristin 'Cricket' Redman, Principal, Cricket Design Works

In 2012, Madison Public Library and the Madison Public Library Foundation worked with Cricket Design Works to develop a new logo and brand for the library. Learn more about the collaborative process, the results, and considerations for your library's rebranding from Tana Elias, Marketing Manager, and Cricket Redman, Owner, Cricket Design Works.

Tech Trends & Tools for Genealogists (Replacing "Playing with PDA")

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Anne Kasuboski, Distance Education & Reference Librarian, Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay

Are you ready to go beyond basic genealogy software and databases? Come learn about new tools like Evidentia, smart matching technology, and transcription software as well as new uses for familiar applications like Evernote and Picasa 3.

Working the Idea Store Way

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

Track: Programming & Instruction

Sergio Dogliani, Deputy Head of Idea Store

This session will reveal the secrets behind Idea Store effective ways of managing, motivating, and developing Idea Store frontline staff.

Idea Store Factsheet

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Awards Reception

Sponsored by EBSCO

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A1-2

In keeping with "Innovate" part of our theme, we're trying something different to honor our award winners this year. Instead of the awards banquet, we will be having an awards reception on Thursday, October 24, from 5:30 - 6:30 (light appetizers/cash bar). This informal and free event will give everyone attending the conference the chance to personally thank and interact with award winners. There will be no formal presentation of awards during the reception. It's a chance to celebrate with the winners and raise a glass in their honor.

The reception is only one way we'll be honoring our award winners. Look for...

  • presentations of awards at keynotes and other sessions and events
  • opportunities to watch video acceptance speeches and write your personal thanks to the award winners
  • virtual opportunities to thank award winners 

We hope that these activities will honor the award winners and give the conference attendees and others in the community the chance to learn from the winners and offer their thanks.

6:30PM - 7:00PM

Wisconsin Small Libraries (WISL) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Bring It - Banned Books Read-In Celebrating Multicultural Literature

Sponsored by EMIERT and IFRT

KI Convention Center - Rotunda

Kristina Gomez, Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library

What will you bring to the fight against censorship? Bring your voice and your favorite banned work of multicultural literature! Bring It: Banned Books Read-In is a celebration of intellectual freedom and literature reflecting the diversity of our communities. Come and learn about Libros Milwaukee, an underground library centered on Mexican American expression, perspective, and history. The underground library seeks to eliminate barriers of access and provide a welcoming environment where community members of all ages, races, and ethnicities can access Mexican American cultural works and Ethnic Studies literature.

NOTE: The Intellectual Freedom Award will be presented to Appleton Schools at the Read-In. Congratulations to our award winner!

New Members Social Hour

Hyatt on Main - Atrium

7:00PM - 7:30PM

Wisconsin Small Libraries (WISL) Business Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Battledecks/Craftdecks

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A3-4

Top library conference speakers present an impromptu talk using random PowerPoint slides they have never seen before. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry and you’ll cringe at this improvisational comedy crossed with American Idol event. Who will be crowned WLA’s 2013 champion?

And we'll add a twist for you creative folks - take a mystery pile of miscellaneous fodder and create something beautiful while the clock is ticking for the all new Craftdecks!

8:30PM - 10:00PM

Pub Crawl

Meet at Registration in KI Convention Center.

Who better to highlight the rocking Green Bay nightlife than your local librarians? Join us for a tour of the local pubs and make some friends along the route. We will even be making customized librarian sashes, showing the Green Bay area what superstars we are!