Programs - Wednesday

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7:00AM - 7:00PM

Registration

KI Convention Center Lobby

7:45AM - 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

Hyatt on Main - Atrium

Past Presidents' Breakfast 

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Exhibit Hall Opening Extravaganza!!

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Meet up in the exhibit hall for a great start to the day! Greet your favorite vendors and meet some new ones during this no-conflict time when you might just encounter some special surprises as you explore the Hall. And be sure to check out the new Demo Stage while you're there. The Stage will kick off with "From Discarded to Disc-ART-ed."

Discarded to Disc-ART-ed
Shanneon Grant, La Crosse Public Library
Does weeding get you down? Feeling overwhelmed and buried in discarded materials? Do you really want to play at WLA? Check out this artful stop for a new twist on old discards. Take a look, get inspired, OR create your own mini masterpiece!

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Activities in Exhibit Hall

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Exhibit activities include Career Center Services.

9:30AM - 10:45AM

chip kidd2Keynote Address with Chip Kidd

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1-3

Sponsored by Gale

Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer in New York City (and Stonington, CT, and Palm Beach, FL). His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well as the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. And a bunch of other stuff. His 2012 TED talk has garnered over 700,000 hits as of this writing, and is cited as one of the 'funniest of the year.' Lots more to tell, the above barely scratches the surface. Check out his TED Talk at http://on.ted.com/Kidd

NOTE: The Library of the Year, Verona Public Library, will receive their award before Chip Kidd's presentation. Congratulations, Verona Public Library!

10AM - 4:30PM

Silent Auction

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A1

The WLAF Silent Auction returns! Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries.

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

Authority Control: What It Is and Why It's Important

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming 

Scott Piepenburg, Catalog/Metadata Librarian, UW-Stevens Point

We devote effort to make certain our online catalogs are accurate and have useful information, at least bibliographic information. Too often, authority work is overlooked and not performed, often because librarians don't understand what it is and why it is important. With the implementation of RDA, updated authority forms will have a significant impact on our catalogs. Learn why authority work is important, how to perform it, and how to deal with the changes as a result of RDA.

Chip Kidd

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B2-3

Sponsored by Gale
Track: Back to the Book 

Intrigued after the keynote address? The conversation continues with Chip Kidd. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

Creating Your Path to Leadership

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Felton Thomas Jr., Director, Cleveland Public Library, OH

If you weren't able to attend the pre-conference and see Director Felton Thomas Jr. of Cleveland Public Library make sure and attend this session about the path to leadership. Mr. Thomas will share about his journey to becoming the Director of one of the largest and most innovative libraries in the country and discuss the ways you can be a library leader in any size building.

Darwin 101: Evolving Reference

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Library Issues & Challenges 

Linda Kopecky, Research & Instructional Support Department, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee
Tana Elias, Digital Services & Marketing Manager, Madison Public Library
Nancy McClements, Head of Reference, Memorial Library, UW-Madison 

Is your reference service the same as it was 20...10…even 5 years ago? That’s unlikely, due to changes in technology, funding, and patrons’ needs. Librarians from both the public and academic sphere will discuss new service delivery models, staffing patterns, resource formats, collection shifts, and assessment efforts. Join us to hear why and how we are mutating and adapting in order to survive.

From Cold Calls to Collaboration: How the Madison Metropolitan School District & the Madison Public Library Are Serving Madison's Kids Together

KI Breakout Center - Room 6 A-B

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Krissy Wick, Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library
Nancy Kieraldo, Teacher-Leader, Madison Metropolitan School District

Over the last 18 months, Madison Metropolitan School District Librarians and Madison Public Library's staff have gone from acquaintances to committed partners. Find out how we're sharing a web presence, marketing, resources, and more, and learn how you can do it, too!

How Will You Serve the Next Generation of Readers?

KI Breakout Center - Room 5 A-B

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Marla Levine, Collection Development Specialist, OverDrive

Levine discusses issues pertaining to public and school libraries as relates to current and future practices and products.

If You Have a Garden and a Library, You Have Everything You Need

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration 

Kelly Becker, Library Assistant/Seed Coordinator, La Crosse Public Library
Cindy Mischnick, Reference Librarian, La Crosse Public Library 

La Crosse Public Library created the first Seed Library in Wisconsin! Find out how one comment, one email, and two librarians launched a revolution that connected local food and sustainability initiatives from the larger community to the library. Introduce heirloom seed saving to your community and learn how to start your own seed library on a small or grand scale, using resources that are at your fingertips. From Seed Library orientation, to gardening workshops, to harvesting vegetable seeds, you'll get the complete picture of how lending seeds brings a new growth to your library.

Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Libraries Building Communities for Latinos

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Engaging People

Rene Bue, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI
Tina Birkholz, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL
Tina Viglucci, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL
Kathy Laddell, Northlake Public Library, Northlake, IL 

A panel of speakers from public libraries in the greater Chicagoland area will highlight the valuable work being done to strengthen their communities by addressing issues that concern Latinos and their communities as a whole. Attendees will hear examples of libraries' roles in partnerships created to promote early and adult educational success, civic discourse and engagement, healthy lifestyles, and other topics.

NOTE: The OSRT Award will be presented to Rene Bue at this session. Congratulations, Rene!

On the Demo Stage

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Track: Programming & Instruction 

11AM-11:20AM
Engaging Parents in Early Literacy Through Storytime
Michelle Montgomery, DEMCO
Explore how carefully constructed storytimes can lead to meaningful daily interactions by providing parent skills and techniques necessary to help their children build early literacy skills. 

11:25AM-11:45AM
"Gather the Family" Multigenerational Programming
David H.B. Drake, Organic Arts
David H.B. Drake, family folksinger, will present songs from his "Gather the Family" multigenerational program, which has been seen at family library events statewide. David will demonstrate these songs on a handmade banjo, dulcimer, and Native American flute, in addition to concertina and guitar. 

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Association of Wisconsin Special Librarians (AWSL) Business Meeting

Titletown Brewing Co.
200 Dousman Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920)437-2337 

jarrettkrosoczkaAuthor Luncheon Series: Jarrett Krosoczka

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A2-4

Sponsored by YSS

The Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association welcomes Jarrett Krosoczka, author of graphic novels, picture and chapter books. Hear his inspirational and uplifting story of becoming an author of children's books. Learn more about Krosoczka on the Author Luncheon Series page.

NOTE: The following awards will be given at the luncheon: Children's Book Awards, Notable Author Award to The Roops; Citation of Merit to Noon Kiwanis Club of Ripon; Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award to Sheri Sinykin. Congratulations to our award winners!

Build Your Own Sandwich Buffet

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Lunch with Gale: Library Success Stories

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

Libraries are powerful educational institutions that engage and support diverse learners of all ages, along with business professionals. Enjoy a tasty lunch while hearing how public libraries play an essential part in economic recovery, along with engaging the core mission of libraries: life-long learning. Gale Cengage Learning, a leading provider of exceptional solutions, content and services for libraries, will share success stories featuring innovative business and educational resources. Play – Create – Innovate... AND eat, with Gale Cengage Learning.

This event is for public librarian staff only. Content may be of interest to staff working in collection development, reference/information services, community outreach, marketing, public services, teen services, business and technology centers, programming, life-long learning centers and administration. Lunch provided by Gale, registration required.

To register, please contact Kristine Burns, Gale, Kristine.Burns@cengage.com, 248-699-8423. Please include your name, library, title, email and telephone and use email subject “WLA Gale Event.”


Sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning

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

Avoiding BAH (Boring As Heck) Marketing

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Jamie Matczak, Public Information Coordinator, Nicolet Federated Library System

"Join us. Don’t miss out. Be there." If you think these phrases are enticing people to attend your library event, they aren’t. They’re the same shtick that everyone else is using, and it’s getting old. From promotional videos to jaw-dropping emails, Jamie Matczak of the Nicolet Federated Library System will share some of her techniques for gaining workshop, conference and webinar attention. She will share how these techniques increased attendance numbers. Learn how to write more effective titles, copy and interesting speaker bios and what tools are available to create free and fun videos.

Catalogers: Expanding Skill Sets & Promoting Value

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Jill Thomas, Director of Technical Services, Lawrence University
Cat Phan, UW-Madison Digital Collections Center
Stacie Pajewski, Materials Management Coordinator, Manitowoc Public Library
Scott Piepenburg, Catalog/Metadata Librarian, UW-Stevens Point

A panel of four librarians from various cataloging and metadata backgrounds will discuss what they are doing to make their positions more valuable within their libraries and the cataloging/metadata profession.

Collection Development for Diverse Populations

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Moderator: Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, UW-Madison College Library
Louis Williams, Director, Oneida Community Library
Karla Strand, Interim Associate Director, Instructional Services & Diversity Librarian, Carroll University 

With the changing demographics of America, it is important that libraries provide a variety of materials which reflect the diverse communities in our neighborhoods. We need to provide access to these materials and create an awareness and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of these diverse populations. While building multicultural collections can be a challenge, some librarians have learned how to navigate the publishing world and alternative literature sources. Join us as a panel of librarians share their methods, techniques, and sources for finding good reliable information and materials on diverse populations.

Let's Create with Makerspace

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Brian Kopetsky, Community Partnerships Supervisor, Appleton Public Library
Krissy Wick, Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library
Shannon Barniskis, Director, Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library 

Are you curious about Makerspace? Wondering how you can Play, Create and Innovate in a learning rich Makerspace environment in your own library? How does Makerspace help you create fabulous intergenerational and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs. Join us as Wisconsin librarians who are "making spaces" for young and old come to life share ideas on what's worked, and maybe a few that haven't.

Listening Session: Public Library Salary Survey

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Jen Gerber, Director, Oscar Grady Public Library, Saukville, WI
Elizabeth Timmins, Director, Muehl Public Library, Seymour, WI 

A statewide salary survey for public libraries has not been conducted since 2006. After receiving numerous requests from the public library community, the WAPL Board accepted this challenge and conducted a survey of director's salaries / benefits during the summer of 2013. This listening session will focus on analyzing the results of that survey and gathering feedback on ways to improve future surveys.

Memory Cafes: Support Groups with a Social Twist

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Track: Programming & Instruction

Nicole Hardina-Wilhelm, Assistant Director, Neenah Public Library
Betty Lefevre-Hill, MSE and Fox Valley Memory Project Program Coordinator
Dr. Susan H. McFadden, Professor of Psychology, UW-Oshkosh
John McFadden, Chaplain, Memory Care Unit, Appleton Health Center 

The percentage of the population over 65 is growing every year. Today, an American develops Alzheimer's disease every 68 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds. Learn how one community is helping this growing population in a fun, safe and innovative way. Memory Cafés are a program of the Fox Valley Memory Project and are funded through community grants and supported through a variety of community organizations including local libraries. Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in! Learn how to start a Memory Cafe at your library and where to look in your community for partners in supporting this needed program.

Notable Books Marathon

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Back to the Book

Helene Androski, retired UW Librarian
Jean Anderson, Continuing Education Consultant, South Central Library System
Eliot Finkelstein, Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison
Kirsten Houtman, Librarian 

The Annual Notable Books Marathon is once again hosted by the READ section. Librarians from across the state will be discussing books from ALA's Notable Books List as well as titles from the current WLA Literary Awards Committee list of Outstanding Achievement winners. This will be a fun and fast-paced program!

Online Games and Learning

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Kara Ripley, DPI, Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian
Shawn Brommer, Youth Services & Outreach Consultant, South Central Library System

Learn about screen time, appropriate apps and software for early learning, resources in BadgerLink, and ways to use technology in youth programming.

Signing In the Library Environment

KI Breakout Center - Room 4

Track: Engaging People

Kristine Alarie, Sign Language Interpreter and Owner, Expressive Hands, LLC

American Sign Language has proven to be beneficial for children in a wide variety of settings. Signing in the library environment benefits both the patrons and the library professional. Participants will learn how to incorporate sign in children's books, songs, and will also learn signs to communicate with patrons around the library. Participants will learn approximately 50 signs in this fun and interactive workshop.

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

Be a Part of Something SMALL! Showcasing Small Libraries of WLA 

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Facilitators:
Katharine Clark, Library Assistant, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library
Sherry Machones, Director, Edgerton Public Library 

Panelists:
Carrie Portz, Director, Barneveld Public Library
Laura Rose, Library Assistant, Marshall Community Library
Kim Korbel, WLA WeLead Protege and Director, Bloomer Public Library
Cindy Fesemyer, Director, Columbus Public Library
Lee Schauer, Director, Rock Springs Public Library

This program features a panel discussion on learning about the value and benefits of working in small libraries. It will include exchanging ideas, needs, and networking with other small library staff, as well as offering people considering applying for positions in small libraries a chance to learn from the valuable insights of panel members and discussion participants. 

Building Relationships: A Recipe for Success

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Alli Chase, Library Director, Alice Baker Library, Eagle, WI
Gregg Baum, Architect, FEH Associates Inc., Delafield, WI

Customer service and a "user first" philosophy drive everything the library does. The equation for success at the Alice Baker Library has been collection development + marketing + programming. This small, rural library is doing extraordinary things. There has been an increase in circulation, program attendance, and funding. The library nurtures relationships with organizations and businesses. This program will inspire attendees.

Have Some Pi: Why Your Library Needs Cheap, Tiny Computers

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Joshua Cowles, IT Specialist, Fond du Lac Public Library

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer available for $35. This presentation shows how libraries can put these tiny computers to use, including OPAC kiosk stations, environment monitoring and building automation, and creative and fun library programs. Some Raspberry Pi projects and accessories will be available to examine at the session.

Innovative Outreach at Academic Libraries

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Programming & Instruction

Eric Jennings, Outreach & Instruction Librarian, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire
Emily Rogers, Coordinator of Public Services, Cofrin Library, UW-Green Bay
Emily Zegers, Coordinator of Outreach and Marketing, Marquette University
Kimberly Boldt, Systems Librarian, Mulva Library, St. Norbert College
Jennifer Chamberlain, Library Director, UW-Washington County
Sally Cubitt, Head of Collection Management, St. Norbert College
Anthony Sigismondi, Information Literacy Librarian, St. Norbert College 

As academic libraries change, so do our relationships with students, faculty, and staff on the campuses and in the communities where we work. Come to this panel to learn more about outreach and marketing initiatives spearheaded by academic librarians from around Wisconsin. Panelists will discuss partnerships with campus and community organizations, as well as outreach initiatives targeted to all kinds of students, including freshman and finals week warriors.

It's Not Just Child's Play! The Value of Toy Lending Libraries

KI Breakout Center - Room 4

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Barb J. Evensen, Early Childhood Technical Consultant Training & Consulting Coordinator, Supporting Families Together Association
Beth Lokken, Youth Services Librarian, Door County Library
Linda DeCramer, Children's Librarian, Ripon Public Library 

The value and necessity of play as an integral part of a child's successful journey through developmental stages has been repeatedly documented by researchers. In support of such evidence, the Sturgeon Bay and Ripon Public Libraries both house circulating toy collections and would like to share their (his)stories with other libraries. This session will include a presentation by child development specialist, Barb Evensen, as well as presentations by Children's Librarians Beth Lokken and Linda DeCramer of Sturgeon Bay and Ripon Public libraries, respectively. Logistics, funding and cataloging will be covered.

Letters from Hillside Farm

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Back to the Book

Jerry Apps, author

Author Jerry Apps's new children's book looks at the struggles of young George Struckmeyer as his family moves to a farm in rural Wisconsin during the Great Depression. Through letters to his grandmother, we learn how George takes on his new life, learns to work on a farm, and helps his family survive through difficult times.

Magnetic: Make Your Library a Can't Miss Destination

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Engaging People

Traci Lesneski, MS&R, Ltd.

Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy about design, and along with that broadening awareness, their expectations for library buildings are growing. To compel customers to view the library as central to their lives, libraries need to design for the user experience. Libraries that become “magnetic” through compelling spaces that serve a variety of experiences and levels of interaction, offer experiential learning opportunities, the ability to create content, and that lift the human spirit will thrive.

On the Demo Stage

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

2:45PM-3:05PM
OverDrive Next Generation
Marla Levine, OverDrive 
See how OverDrive continues to improve every aspect of its digital library platform with upgraded digital library websites, advanced collection tools for librarians' integration with library discovery tools, instant access to ebooks and streaming videos. 

3:10PM-3:30PM
eBooks, eBooks, and more eBooks!
Kelli Gochenaur, EBSCO
Lots of e-book options - a good thing... once you can make sense of them. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand driven purchase? Why not throw in short-term loan and loan-to-own? And these are just business model considerations. This session will address key points to consider when navigating e-book business models and other options, including ordering services (e.g. EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI, and OASIS), e-book providers, user experience, and digital preservation. 

Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior with Words

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Captain Randy Schultz, Brown County Sheriff's Department

Learn what verbal judo is, and how and why it works for defusing heated verbal interactions. Based on the work of Dr. George Thompson, this presentation will show how verbal judo techniques can help interactions remain civil and controlled in both public and private settings. Captain Randy Schultz of the Brown County Sheriff's department will take you through the basics and give examples that will be useful in everyday situations.

3:00PM - 5:15PM

packersSpecial Event - Lambeau Field Tour

Bus will load 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 the Exhibit Hall

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Pop-up Makerspace!

KI Convention Center - Exhibit Hall Demo Stage

Ben Miller, Angela Vanden Elzen, Stef Morrill, Laura Damon-Moore, Trent Miller, Joshua Cowles

STEM education, hands-on and particpatory learning, creativity - the opportunities that maker tools and activities offer your library's community are endless. Join WLA presenters and makers while we play, make, and tinker in our temporary or "pop-up" maker space right on the demo stage.

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

After Act 10: Creating the Public Library Workplace

KI Breakout Center - Room 2

Track: Library Issues & Challenges

Lynn Hoffman, Library Operations Manager, Brown County Library
Patricia Laughlin, Library Director, Hales Corners Library 

Act 10 brought about major changes to collective bargaining law that have affected libraries across the state. In some cases, as at the Brown County Library, administration and staff chose to take the changes as an opportunity to remake the organization’s culture and tackle a variety of personnel issues. In other cases, as at the Hales Corners Library, the administration and library board also had to prepare for the way Act 10 would ripple through other Village departments and open up broader discussions about how public services are funded. Staff of both libraries will describe their challenges and solutions, and talk about the outcomes for their communities.

Bringing STEM to Small Ones

KI Breakout Center - Room 1

Track: Programming & Instruction

Carissa Christner, Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library
Jenny Wegener, Head of Children's and YA Services, Pewaukee Public Library
Betsy Bromley, Children's and YA Librarian, Oconomowoc Public Library
Sandy George, Children's Librarian, Pewaukee Public Library 

A panel of children's librarians will share ideas for incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into programming for preschoolers and young children through books, activities, and play. We will discuss why science and math activities are terrific for our littlest patrons, share what we've learned about approaching those tricky technology and engineering concepts, and give you a chance to play with some cool science toys. Get inspired to start a STEM program, or to incorporate STEM activities into programs you're already doing.

Classroom in a Box: Flipping the Information Literacy Classroom with Tablets and Active Learning

KI Breakout Center - Room 7

Track: Innovation & Creative Collaboration

Robin Miller, Research & Instruction Librarian, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire
Jill Markgraf, Head of Research & Instruction, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire 
John Pollitz, Director of Libraries, UW-Eau Claire 

Academic and school librarians are always looking for new ways to engage students. Librarians from UW-Eau Claire are “flipping the classroom,” and in the process, giving students the opportunity to collaborate and actively engage with information literacy concepts and library collections. Join us for a session about our “Classroom in a Box,” a set of 30 iPads that has enabled us to turn any space into an interactive information literacy learning lab. iPads are pretty cool but this session won’t focus on the gadget; we will show you how we have used tablets to integrate active learning into information literacy instruction in new and exciting ways. This presentation will be hands on! The presenters will bring the Classroom in a Box to WLA in order to simulate a classroom exercise. We will engage audience members in activities that demonstrate the value of active learning. Audience members will leave the session with concrete ideas for collaborative problem solving activities that they can implement in information literacy instruction. A handout about the technical specifications of the Classroom in a Box will be available.

CPR for Your Library's PR - CANCELED

KI Breakout Center - Room 5A-B

Track: Advocacy & Promotion

Maggie Heckelsmiller, Reference Librarian, Verona Public Library

Libraries throughout Wisconsin continually create innovative programs and services for their users. In this session, a panel of librarians will discuss ways that they've utilized PR, publicity, and marketing to successfully reach patrons and community needs. In addition to providing examples of materials, the panelists will describe how they identified community needs and how they created and continually use PR materials and resources. This lively and informal session will conclude with group discussion.

Crafting With Adults: and Other Fun Activities To Do With Grownups

KI Breakout Center - Room 6B

Track: Engaging People

Annie Bahringer, Adult Services, WJ Neiderkorn Library, Port Washington, WI

Crafts with kids and teens are fun and super easy, but glitter and pipe cleaners won't catch adults' attention quite as easily. In this session, I will go over some of the crafts we have successfully done with our adults, including altered books, stone mosaics, quilling, and even creative snowflakes. I will also present other fun programming ideas that have been a big hit with our adult patrons; budget friendly and always fun!

In Cuba It Is Always Wise to Have a Plan B

KI Breakout Center - Room 6A

Track: Back to the Book

Gary Warren Niebuhr, Library Director, Greendale Public Library
Jennie J. Stoltz, Library Director, Pewaukee Public Library

Gary Warren Niebuhr received the George Bauer Continuing Education Scholarship in 2012 and used the funds to travel to Cuba to visit libraries and other cultural sites. Also on the trip were Catherine Hansen and Jennie Stoltz. View a PowerPoint film of GWN's photographic experiences followed by a Q&A with all the fellow travelers. Hear about playing hooky from the International Book Fair of Havana, hiking to the rooftop of the Cienfuegos Public Library, being taught by Fidel Castro how to be relevant about literacy, NOT learning how to salsa and riding around Old Havana in a 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible!

OCLC Resource Sharing's Great Migration: Almost Home

KI Breakout Center - Room 4

Track: Collections - Building, Sharing, Transforming

Jeff Brunner, Community Liaison/Service Specialist, WiLS

The new WorldShare ILL platform is here, and many of you have already migrated. Join us for a brief update and discussion about the new platform: What’s now extinct? What are the cool new features? What tips and tricks have you learned?

Thingibrary: 3D Printing in a Public Library

KI Breakout Center - Auditorium

Track: Technology & Digital Services

Ben Miller, Director, Sauk City Public Library

Are you thinking about getting a 3D Printer in your library? Do you just want to know what the heck a 3D Printer is? Ben will share Sauk City Library's experiences setting up, maintaining and operating the first publicly accessible 3D Printer in a public Wisconsin Library.

What Makes Special Libraries Special

KI Breakout Center - Room 3

Track: Leadership & Personal Development

Anjali Bhasin, Librarian, UW-Madison SLIS
Cindy Reinl, Bellin Health Systems Librarian, Bellin College
Molly Hamm, Research Librarian, ERDMAN

Could a medical librarian serving physicians and students, a corporate librarian serving architects, and an academic librarian serving library students have much in common? A panel of professionals working in diverse settings will explore the common threads within the roles of specialized librarians. Communicating your value proposition will be a discussion theme that appeals to a broad audience.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) & Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF) Business Meeting

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B1

6:30PM - 7:30PM

SLIS/SOIS Alumni Events

KI Convention Center - Meeting Room B2-3

UW-Milwaukee SOIS Reunion (Meeting Room B3)

Please join us at the annual UW-Milwaukee SOIS (formerly SLIS) reunion. In theme with the location of this year's conference, we will be hosting a Packer football tailgate party with all the traditional fixin's and a cash bar. The newest SOIS swag will be available for all who participate and alumni will be eligible to win mystery door prizes! All past and present SOIS alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend. Follow @UWMSOIS on Twitter and Facebook and watch the SOIS website for more details!

UW-Madison SLIS Reunion (Meeting Room B2)

Join your SLIS colleagues past and present for hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and friendly conversation just steps away from the conference! All SLIS alumni, students, faculty, staff & friends are welcome!

8:00PM - 11:00PM

LibrariansRockLogoLibrarians Rock! WLAF Fundraiser

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A2-4

Librarians Rock is the 2013 WLA Foundation fundraiser that will leave no doubt that librarians do indeed ROCK! Join your friends and colleagues for an unforgettable night showcasing the musical talents of your peers from around the state. The entertainment for the night will include original music acts, karaoke backed by the live band Book Enz, the crowning of the first ever Wisconsin Librarian Idol and a special appearance of the King of Rock-n-Roll. What more could you want? How about the chance to win money (50/50 raffle), a spectacular giveaway ($2,000+ Mega Audiobook Package from Recorded Books) and too many wonderful items to list that you could walk away with by placing a winning bid at the Silent Auction! All of this for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The bar is cash and the fun will be priceless.

Silent Auction

KI Convention Center - Ballroom A1

The WLAF Silent Auction will be open during Librarians Rock!