Programs - Tuesday

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12:30PM - 5:00PM

Play & Read: Early Literacy in Libraries (Pre-conference)

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A 2-4

Sponsored by DPI and YSS

Registration fee: $50 WLA members/$75 non-members

Jim Gill, celebrated musician and author, will serve as the keynote speaker as well as offer additional breakout sessions on the topic of music and play for young children. Other breakout sessions include:

  • Bringing “Every Child Ready to Read 2” to Diverse Audiences—Tanya Misselt and Yee Vue, Appleton Public Library; 
  • Early Literacy Library Spaces—Ashley Bieber and Shelly Collins-Fuerbringer, L. E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire; 
  • Developing an Early Literacy Collection: Books That Work for Kids, Parents, and Librarians--Merri Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC); 
  • Engaging Early Literacy Storytimes—Flannelboards, Puppets, Props, and More!—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN.

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Becoming a Drum Major for Change: Creating and Inspiring Leadership in Your Libraries (Pre-conference)

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

Sponsored by WeLead

Registration fee: $25 WLA members/$40 non-members

Felton Thomas, Jr., Director, Cleveland Public Library
Linda Vincent (panel facilitator), Managing Librarian, Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, Milwaukee
Paula Ganyard, Director, Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay
Kathy Klager, Director, Pauline Haass Public Library, Sussex
Alberto Herrera, Jr., Reference Librarian, Raynor Memorial Library, Marquette University
Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Manager, La Crosse Public Library 

How do you lead change in your library? In your community? Come spend an afternoon with Felton Thomas Jr., Director, Cleveland Public Library, one of the most dynamic and innovative libraries in the country, and a panel of outstanding Wisconsin librarians. Leave motivated to become the leader you aspire to be.

NOTE: The Rising Star Award will be given to Yee Lee Vue at this program. Congratulations to our 2013 Rising Star!

1:30PM - 4:00PM

System and Resource Library Administrators' Association of Wisconsin (SRLAAW) Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A-B

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Meet the Mulva Studio

Drop in for a tour of the Miriam B. & James J. Mulva Library's newly completed (August 2013) lower level at St. Norbert College. Library staff will provide tours of this exciting, new space, the Mulva Studio, and provide hands-on opportunities with its innovative, state of the art technology. After your tour of the lower level, we welcome you to spend some time investigating this four-year-old library in its entirety. Check out Meet the Mulva Studio on YouTube to see what it's all about. (No transportation is provided from the Conference Center to the College. Stop by on your way into Green Bay!)

St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115

3:00PM - 7:00PM


KI Convention Center lobby

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) Board Meeting

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Board Meeting - CANCELLED

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Titletown Tailgate Party

Coaches Corner - 501 N. Adams Street (across from the KI Exhibits area)

This year we are welcoming our conference exhibitors with a “Titletown Tailgate Party!” After all, Green Bay is the home of the world champion Green Bay Packers! Brats, burgers, hot dogs, beans and potato salad will be aplenty, along with your enthusiasm. A cash bar will be available. And, once the party is done, you can enjoy 2-for-1 drinks at Coaches Corner the rest of the evening! There is no cost outside of the cash bar. When registering for the conference, please make sure you sign up on the conference registration form. 

NOTE: You MUST have your conference ID badge to attend the Tailgate Party, so be sure to stop by Registration between 3PM and 7PM to pick up your conference materials.