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Check out the WLA Conference At a Glance for a quick overview of activities and programs throughout the conference

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration
Kalahari Convention Center - North Atrium

 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

YOGA for Librarians
Suite F 

Kris Houtler, Youth Services Librarian, Reedsburg Public Library
Gentle Yoga exercises to stretch, rejuvenate and start your day right.  Suitable for all ages and abilities. 

 

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast
Convention A/B/G/H 

 

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

COLAND Forum: A Strategic Vision for Library Systems in the 21st Century
Mangrove 

Nita Burke, COLAND Chair; Kathy Pletcher, COLAND Work Group
With the encouragement of Superintendent Tony Evers, COLAND has assumed a leadership role in developing a strategic vision and strategic directions for library systems in the 21st century. COLAND will present recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction by January 2015.  The COLAND work group is developing draft recommendations and welcomes feedback from the library community during the WLA Conference.

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

Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Business Meeting
Desert Rose 

New Members Round Table (NMRT) Business Meeting
Suite E 

Outreach Services Round Table (OSRT) Business Meeting
Aralia 

Resource Sharing Round Table (RSRT) Business Meeting
Tamboti 

Support Staff & Circulation Services Section (SSCS) Business Meeting
Aloeswood 

Youth Services Section (YSS) Board/Business Meeting 
Marula
 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Activities in the Exhibit Hall
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

                Makerspace...stop by to play, experiment and make with your WLA makerspace coordinators! (morning)

Board Game Creation
Materials and inspiration for creating board games will be available. Hopefully, the games will take only 5 - 10 minutes to be created. Packets with materials will be available for attendees to make the games on their own time.

3D Printing
See a real life 3D Printer and make something awesome!

WLA Foundation Silent Auction & Crafty Gift Fair
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Here is the perfect opportunity to find gifts for your loved ones and yourself! Look for scarves, jewelry, books, gift baskets, beer :) and much more. Stop by to admire the handiwork of your fellow librarians and shop for a good cause. All proceeds go to the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF).

The WLAF Crafty Gift Fair & Silent Auction will be open for business until 3:30 p.m. today, at which time you can check to see if you won your bid and, if you’re the lucky winner, pick up and pay!

 

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

Keynote Address:  Philanthropy and Giving
Convention A/B/G/H

Join Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and Tim Metcalfe, President of Metcalfe's Market and World's Largest Brat Fest "Brat Man," as they team up to discuss philanthropy and giving in our community.

Most recently, Brat Fest's one-day mini event, held at Metcalfe's West Towne in August, raised $70,000 for a family in need ($1.5 million for local charities since 1983). This summer's 2014 Bike for Boys and Girls Club event raised more than $430,000 in a matter of weeks.

From partnerships and fundraising events to personal life experiences, Michael and Tim will share their philanthropic journey and the insights they have learned along the way to help libraries engage with and connect to the communities they serve. 


9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center Tour
Bus loads at front of Kalahari Convention Center at 9:30 a.m.

Located on the land that inspired A Sand County Almanac, the Leopold Center boasts Platinum LEED ® Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Enjoy the Southern Wisconsin countryside on your brief trip to the Center, where you will learn the history of the site and the green features of the building, known as the greenest of its kind in the United States. Whether you are interested in building better libraries or learning how Aldo Leopold's legacy is being applied today and adapted for the future, this will be a great tour.

 

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

No conflict time in Exhibit Hall 
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 

Guerilla Storytime: Share Your Awesome
Monica LaVold, Youth Services Librarian, River Falls Public Library
Do you present storytimes? Do you work in a library that has storytimes? 
Do you wonder what the fuss is all about? Take part in the movement that is changing the way that storytimes are seen across this country. This is your chance to explore storytime challenges, try out some wiggle dances, learn how to add scarves or puppets to your storytimes and share your own ninja storytime skills. Called by one of Guerrilla Storytime's founders a "mad magical brainstorming session," this is an event where presenters and participants alike will step up to add insight to real-life questions librarians struggle with every day. Even better, this session will take those challenges and turn them into FREE and tangible ideas, songs, techniques and rhymes that you can take back to your library and use to make your storytimes EVEN MORE AWESOME. 

Join the revolution and spread the word. Check out the origins of this movement at Storytime Underground (http://storytimeunderground.org/).
 

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

WLA Foundation Board Meeting
Empress
 


11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Engaging Parents in Early Literacy Through Storytime
Michelle Montgomery, Demco, Madison 
Explore how carefully constructed storytimes can lead to meaningful, daily interactions by providing parents with skills and techniques necessary to help their children build critical early literacy skills
 

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Answering Government Information Questions: Secrets Revealed!
Track: Mix-It-Up
Marula 

Nancy Mulhern, Depository Librarian, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; Beth Harper, Government Documents Reference Librarian, UW-Madison
Veteran government information specialists reveal the secrets, tips, and solutions to navigating the government information universe.

Building Campaigns- Key to Fundraising Success
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Tamboti 

Jennifer J. Collins, Madison Public Library Foundation
Are you thinking of building or renovating a library? Do you need private funds to make it happen? Jenni Collins, who has 20 years of professional fundraising experience, will share her expertise on capital campaigns. Where do you start? How do you set a goal? Who do you involve? How do you find donors? How do you stay connected to donors? How can you keep volunteers motivated? And when can we celebrate?

Genealogy Roadshow II, Who In The WLA Do You Think You Are: Mom's Side!
Track: Leadership/Professional Development
Handouts: Genealogy Websites and A Librarian's Genealogy Patron Strategy Cheatsheet
Mangrove 

Don Litzer, Assistant Director, T.B. Scott Free Library, Merill; Nyama Marsh, Director, Whitefish Bay Public Library; Anne Kasuboski, Distance Education & Reference Librarian, UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library; Tony LaLuzerne, Cataloging Assistant/Associate Academic Librarian, UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library
Didn't get to WAPL 2014 where WIGLHR's Genealogy Roadshow crew revealed the paternal ancestry of Desiree Bongers, Mark Arend and Plumer Lovelace? You get a second chance! Genealogy Roadshow returns to present the mother's side of each of these WLA leading lights. Not only will Plumer's, Mark's and Desiree's pedigrees entertain, they'll also inform--serving as great case studies to show what you can do from scratch with your own family history-interested patrons!

It’s Not a Tour—It’s a FIELD TRIP ADVENTURE!
Track: Engaging People
Aralia 

Sara Bryce, School Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Linda Jerome, Teen Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Brooke Rasche, Early Literarcy Librarian, La Crosse Public Library 
Chuck Norris doesn’t go on tours of the library; he goes on FIELD TRIP ADVENTURES! Be more like Chuck Norris. Join members of the YS team at La Crosse Public Library as we break down the hows and whys of our successful field trips for grades K, 2 and 7. The kids WILL come back! Take away possibilities you can use immediately in your library to provide low-cost, high-yield field trips for your local schools.

Midwestern Hurricane of 1913, The
Track: Building Collections
Aloeswood 

Michael Schumacher, Author
In November 1913 a perfect storm developed in the upper Midwest creating three hellish days for ships on the Great Lakes. Michael Schumacher, biographer and regional historian, relates the tale of this incredible natural disaster as described in his book November's Fury: the Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913.

Book signing immediately following program: November's Fury

Now That It's Digitized, What Do I Do With It?
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Tamarind 

Amy Lutzke, Adult Services Librarian, Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson; John Sarnowski, Director, The ResCarta Foundation, La Crosse
Thinking about digitizing your local history and building a website? You might do better by thinking about building an archive of materials that can be sustained over time and hosting the archive on the web. Come see how we did it without breaking the budget or extensive research. You will hear about our missteps and victories and see how you can start gathering local materials into a successful digital archive.

Preparing for the Future: Broadband in Public Libraries
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Guava 

David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Madison; Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Bob Bocher, E-rate and Broadband Consultant, Madison; Matt Yeakey, TEACH Administrator, Division of Enterprise Technology, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Madison
In 2014, the DOA’s TEACH program upgraded over 350 Wisconsin public libraries to fiber connections, providing 10 Mbps at just $100/month. Still, only 8.5% of libraries in Wisconsin have connections over 10Mbps. The project, especially the fiber installations, is a great start in addressing the many needs people have for public library Internet access. It is essential that we continue working to address library bandwidth needs. Join the three speakers as they review the Library Fiber Project and the importance this project has in preparing for the future bandwidth needs of our libraries. 

Reach Out and Read: From Inspiration to Reality
Track: Collaborations & Innovations
Cypress 

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UW-Madison School of Medicine; Karin Mahony, Reach Out and Read Project Manager, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Madison; Heidi Feller, Volunteer Coordinator for the Reedsburg School District; Kris Houtler, Youth Services Librarian, Reedsburg Public Library
The inspiration to bring Reach Out and Read to the Reedsburg community began at the 2012 WLA Conference when Dr. Navsaria presented the evidence for the benefits of early literacy education from health care providers to parents at well baby checkups. Be inspired to make Reach Out and Read a reality in your community by creating partnerships with schools, clinics, hospitals and service organizations. This will be a time for sharing ideas on how to inform the community about the importance of early literacy in the home and for finding funding for Reach Out and Read in your area.
 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Career Center
Sponsored by UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, WLA
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Resume Review Drop Off
Looking for a first job or applying for a new position and would like a second opinion of your resume? Drop it by the Career Center and have it reviewed by a librarian. Marked-up resumes with notes will be emailed back to you.


11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Next Generation Libraries
Kate Beihl, Marketing Director OPN Architects, Madison
To the average adult, libraries are indelibly associated with books. But in the age of digital media, this association is rapidly changing. Future generations will associate the library more with community, technology, creativity and collaboration. Librarians are at the forefront of this change and are well-equipped to lead the discussion about next generation libraries. For designers, it is important that we recognize these changes are occurring at an extraordinary speed and that we design to maximize the flexibility of spaces while incorporating best practices for today's libraries. Join designers as we discuss characteristics of next generation libraries and what you can do today to maximize your library's flexibility and community space.
 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WLTF Luncheon: Listen up, Legislators! Moving Your Representatives from Information to Action
(WLTF Business Meeting to follow luncheon)
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Suite C/D 

Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Guru, Advocacy Associates, Washington D.C.
What happens in Madison and Washington, D.C., does not stay there – especially after the recent elections. From net-neutrality and LSTA appropriations to BadgerLink and library system funding to access toattrition among school library media specialists, policy decisions impact the library community every day and in every way.  Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru, will show you how to influence these decisions for good (not evil!) by sharing her insider secrets for effective advocacy. We’ll look at the four key steps to developing and delivering a winning message as well as how to build long term relationships that will get your legislators to “Yes!”. And you’ll learn the top ten things you should NOT say, as well as the number one tool in the effective advocate’s arsenal (shh.., it’s a secret). Join us for an informative and entertaining presentation that will give you tangible takeaways.  Oh, and did we mention there will be fabulous prizes? 


avi-1Luncheon with Avi
Convention A/H 

The WLA Children’s Book Award Committee named Avi as the 2014 Notable Wisconsin Author/Illustrator for his remarkable contribution to the world of children’s literature. Avi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Book signing immediately following luncheon: City of Orphans; Crispin; Poppy; Sophia's War 


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Career Center
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

FREE Professional Headshots
Kelly Doering, Stick People Productions, Madison 
 

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

H.H. Bennett Studio Tour
Bus loads at front of Kalahari Conference Center at 1:30 p.m.

The Henry Hamilton Bennett Studio, opened in 1865, is the oldest operating business in Wisconsin Dells. The current studio has been in operation since 1875 and was operated by Bennett's family until they donated the property to the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1998. On this guided tour of the museum and studio visitors will see many of Bennett's printed photographic works, cameras and other innovations in photography and learn about Bennett's roles in the advancement of photography, preservation of local history and the growth of Wisconsin's tourism industry.

1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Local Content Lab with Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) 


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

"Appy" Hour
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Tamarind 

Lynne Blinkenberg, Director of Community Engagement, Wisconsin Public Television, Madison

Screens, including TVs, iPads, computers and smart phones...we all have them, we all use them, we all either love them or hate them. Join us for a basic overview of some mobile technology tools, learn about the best of the best (and worst of the worst) applications for education, parenting and kids and explore some ideas for making the best choices. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices and to share their favorite apps.

Combating Stress in the Workplace: Tips for Stressed out Librarians
Track: Leadership/Professional Development
Mangrove 

Christopher Wirth, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Madison
Everyone can use a bit of help managing the stress of budgets, schedules, demanding patrons and exhausting employees. How do we manage ourselves in the midst of managing everything else? Christopher Wirth, licensed psychotherapist, will share some simple techniques sure to help you figure out how to handle the stress of the librarian life.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Public Libraries: Transforming Partnership Opportunities
Track: Collaborations & Innovations - Handout
Tamboti

Kate MartinDVR State LTE Internship Coordinator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Workforce Development, Madison
What do Wisconsin libraries and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) have in common? They both help Wisconsin residents find meaningful careers and now is the ideal time for both organizations to work together to reach shared goals. Attend this session to learn more about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, a division of the Department of Workforce Development, and to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Dollars and Sense : Money Smart Week Programming in Wisconsin
Track: Engaging People
Aralia 

David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Madison; Lori Burgess, Support Services Coordinator, Fond du Lac Public Library
Wisconsin libraries are national leaders when it comes to financial literacy programs in libraries, from Big Read storytimes to budgeting to retirement and funeral pre-planning. Are you participating? Join David and Lori as they lead a discussion about programming ideas and the future of financial literacy programming in libraries. Be prepared to share your ideas!

The Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian: Past, Present, Future 
Track: Mix-It-Up
Marula 

Karla Strand, The Gender & Women's Studies Librarian, UW-Madison Memorial Library
The Office of the UW Women's Studies Librarian was created in 1977 to serve students, faculty and librarians across the UW System. The Office, which recently added “Gender” to its title, has become one of the premier resources for support of gender and women's studies scholarship and librarianship. In this session the current Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian will describe the history of the office, the services it currently provides and some exciting new initiatives.

Librarian as Enzyme: Access, Intellectual Freedom, and Creative Library Spaces/ Makerspaces
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Guava 

Shannon Crawford Barniskis, Student, UW-Milwaukee SOIS
Creative library spaces such as makerspaces are touted as a way to increase access to technological tools and literacies and to rejuvenate the library brand in the minds of non-users. This program examines emerging research on how these spaces do (or do not) support the access and intellectual freedom. The role of librarian-as-enzyme is critical to the success of library creative spaces, as is the focus on social making and collaboration.

Listen Up, Library Advocates!  12 Advocacy Actions You Can Take to Save Money, Time — and Your Library!
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Cypress 

Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Guru, Advocacy Associates, Washington D.C.
Can you commit 10 to 15 minutes per week to advocate for your library? How about one day per year? If the answer is yes, this is the session for you.  Building on the concepts outlined in her keynote address, Stephanie Vance, known as the Advocacy Guru, will provide twelve more specific techniques (just one per month!) that will help you not only be heard – but agreed with.  In this fast-paced session, we’ll look at how to use social media in the advocacy environment, strategies for arranging a library visit, resources for learning about new and returning legislators, as well as key local decision makers and much more!  Attendees will walk away from this workshop with a step-by-step “effective influence” plan -- all while having fun and perhaps even winning a prize.  If you want to improve your persuasion powers, without feeling uncomfortable about how to do it, this is the session for you. 

What’s New in Women’s Fiction?
Track: Building Collections
Aloeswood 

Rebecca Vnuk, Editor, Reference and Collection Management, Booklist
Women’s fiction is an extremely popular genre in libraries, but it can be hard to define: How is it different from romance? What are the trends? Booklist editor and librarian Rebecca Vnuk, author of three books on the topic, will give an overview of the genre, discussing the trends and sub-categories. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of why readers love women’s fiction and a list of authors and titles to know.


2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

TeachingBooks.net
Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net 

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Adult Program Swap
Track: Engaging People
Aralia 

Melissa Carollo, Reference & Programming Librarian, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Rene Bue, Programming and Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Peg Burington, Library Director/Adult Program Coordinator, Waupaca Area Public Library
Running out of ideas for adult programming? Join us for an Adult Program Swap! Be ready to talk about a successful program you have hosted, bring a question or problem for us to solve and share the name and contact information of a presenter you recommend. Attendees will leave with a new set of ideas for programming that will entertain and educate.

Booked for Lunch: Collaboration Between Schools and Public Libraries
Track: Collaborations & Innovations
Aloeswood 

Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Maria Jaszewski, Media Specialist, Columbus High School
Collaboration is key in Booked for Lunch, a monthly book club for Columbus High School students that focuses on in-depth discussion and analysis. Find out how we make this program thrive and how collaboration between the school and public library has created much more success than going it alone. We’ll discuss the ways the school and public library work together to create meaningful programs that actually attract teens (food is fundamental).

Burr/Worzalla Children's Book and Notable Authors Award Winners
Track: Building Collections
Cypress 

kevinhenkes-1Kevin Henkes, Author, Madison 
Mr. Henkes is the 2014 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla winner for his chapter book, The Year of Billy Miller.

Book signing immediately following program: Year of Billy Miller; Kitten's First Full Moon; Penny and Her Marble; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

COLAND Forum: A Strategic Vision for Library Systems in the 21st Century
Suite C/D

Nita Burke, COLAND Chair; Kathy Pletcher, COLAND Work Group
With the encouragement of Superintendent Tony Evers, COLAND has assumed a leadership role in developing a strategic vision and strategic directions for library systems in the 21st century. COLAND will present recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction by January 2015.  The COLAND work group is developing draft recommendations and welcomes feedback from the library community during the WLA Conference.

The Great Outdoors @ Your Library!
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Tamboti 

Martha Gammons, Public Information Coordinator, Arrowhead Library System, Janesville; Steve Platteter, Director, Arrowhead Library System, Janesville
This presentation will describe Arrowhead Library System’s "The Great Outdoors @ your library" special library promotion project which took place from April-October 2014. It will focus on its purpose, how it came into being, the costs and implementation. It will also describe how partnerships with agencies, businesses, organizations and individuals have been developed and nurtured. Promotion of the project, including the website, programming and PR materials, will be featured.

The Management Side Sucks My Soul
Track: Leadership/Professional Development
Mangrove 

Ann Hardginski, Youth Services Librarian, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library, Kimberly; Luci Bledsoe, Director, Johnson Creek Public Library; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Coordinator, La Crosse Public Library
If that’s the way you feel about the management side of youth library work, it’s time to embrace the magic of balance. Join youth managers (and a director) for a fast paced “Top 20 Tips” on how decisions are made to juggle ALL.THE.THINGS. Discover time-saving, labor-saving and sanity-saving tricks that put the fun into management of your youth area and enhance your effectiveness as a leader.

Streaming Video in the Academic Setting
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Tamarind 

Mary Prochniak, Senior Special Librarian, UW-Madison Learning Support Services; Brian Deith, Senior Information Consultant, UW-Madison Learning Support Services
Learning Support Services, a special campus library and instructional technology support unit within the UW-Madison College of Letters and Sciences, has been streaming video for the last five years as part of course support. Presenters will share their experiences with the needs and uses, legal issues, technical processes, instructor and student perspectives, challenges and future directions.

Tales from the WiLS (un)Office: Tools and Tips for Working Together While Sometimes Apart
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Guava 

Jeff Brunner, Andi Coffin, Sara Gold, Lisa Marten, Stef Morrill, Emily PfotenhauerBruce Smith, WiLS, Madison
For over a year WILS staff has been working in a virtual office environment, working as a team while not sharing the same office space. This "(un)office" changes the way the team interacts and creates new strategies for working together. While the (un)office is the extreme example, we all work with people we don't see every day whether it’s other library staff, community partners or even co-workers. WiLS staff will share their strategies and tools for communication, team building, time management and other challenges of working with people you don't see every day. Audience participation will be encouraged: come with your own tips and tricks!


2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Engage Stage
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Offering a Summer Food Service Program in Your Community with Wisconsin Librarians 


2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Genealogy Lessons Learned from WHS Webinars & WIGLHR's Genealogy Roadshow
Track: Mix-It-Up
Marula 

Lori Bessler, Microforms Reference Librarian, Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives, Madison; Don Litzer, Assistant Director, T.B. Scott Free Library, Merill; Nyama Marsh, Director, Whitefish Bay Public Library; Anne Kasuboski, Distance Education & Reference Librarian, UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library; Tony La Luzerne, Cataloging Assistant/Associate Academic Librarian, UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library
Genealogy patrons are out there...what resources are in your reference toolbox? You'll get real-life advice from genealogy librarians. Wisconsin Historical Society staff share what they've learned through presenting their popular genealogy webinars, including participant feedback from as far away as Australia. Then WIGLHR's Genealogy Roadshow crew uses the WLA member genealogies they created from scratch--using tools available to every librarian--as case studies to prepare you for your next family history challenge!


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Career Center
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall

Fashion Show on the Engage Stage

No Conflict Time in Exhibit Hall
Kalahari Convention Center
 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WLAF Silent Auction: Check to see if you won your bid! If yes, pick up and pay for items!
Kalahari Convention Center - Exhibit Hall 

 

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

Accountability Conversations
Track: Leadership/Professional Development
Mangrove 

Nancy Graff Schultz, Associate Director for Administration, UW-Madison General Library System; Mary Hoddy, Emerita Academic Staff, UW-Madison
As busy professionals, we need to ensure that our conversations with employees are specific and helpful, especially when these conversations deal with difficult topics or correcting behavior. In this session, we will provide useful tips to move away from blaming employees when things go wrong to creating a climate of professional accountability. 
 

At the Movies with Librarians III
Track: Engaging People
Cypress 

Rachel Arndt, Librarian II, Milwaukee Public Library; Annie Bahringer, Adult Services, W.J. Niederkorn Library, Port Washington; Sherry Machones, Director, Edgerton Public Library; Stephanie Reister, Children's Librarian, Germantown Community Library; Brett Rohlwing, Librarian II, Milwaukee Public Library; Clairellyn Sommersmith, Director, Princeton Public Library
Back by popular demand! A group of speakers will talk about upcoming movies based on books, and how librarians might incorporate them into their programming. The presentation will include book reviews, movie trailers, witty commentary and free popcorn.

The BONK! Performance Series: Turning Local Weirdos Into Artistic Powerhouses One Library Program At ATime
Track: Collaborations & Innovations
Aralia 

Dasha Kelly, Poet; Marco Jaimez, Musician, Madison; Ching-In Chen, Poet/ Editor-in-Chief at Cream City Review, UW-Madison Department of English; Evan Maruszewski, Musician, Madison
The Racine Library's BONK! is a radical performance series. It mainly hosts poets and musicians, and has featured dance crews, comedians, videographers, visual artists and more. Now in its sixth year, BONK! is completely grant-driven, has 7 sponsors and a grassroots team of 8 community volunteers. In this presentation the librarian who co-founded BONK! will discuss the series and how it transformed Racine's community. BONK! alumni performers will also give mind-blowing, heart-breaking guest performances.

Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Guava 

Michelle Dennis, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Jill Osmond-Groell, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
How well is your staff trained for ‘the worst'? If someone came in armed, intending to hurt or kill people, how would your staff respond? Do you have an Emergency Response Plan? How can you prepare your staff to think about the unthinkable? If library literature is to be believed, Hedberg Public Library is one of the first in the country to present such a training for library staff, and to have a Response Plan in place. Jill and Michelle will talk through their planning process, discuss their rationale, share how this and subsequent trainings have gone, and offer ideas for implementation at your library.

How to Use Badges and Interactive Online Tools
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Tamarind 

David McHugh, Education Consultant for Digital Resources, innovation & Professional Learning, Instructional Media & Technology, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
See how BadgerLink has experimented with badges, quizzes and interactive features and how you can use the underlying tools for your library. Learn how to apply these innovative techniques and resources to deal with the challenge of engaging patrons.

New Publishing, And Why it’s a Great Time to Be a Writer
Track: Mix-it-Up - Handout
Aloeswood 

Jess Riley, Author
The author’s debut novel, Driving Sideways, was released by a Random House imprint in 2008. Since then she’s self-published two novels and a novella. Join her for a candid chat about the opportunities, pitfalls and evolving landscape of today’s publishing world. Is it better to sign a contract with a large publishing house? What about small presses and “indie-publishing?" Find out how libraries can reach fans of “indie authors” and connect with the authors themselves.

Book signing immediately following program: Driving Sideways

The Power of PR: Build Your Advocacy Program with Targeted Marketing
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Tamboti 

Stu Wilson, Coordinator/Lead Consultant, Library Strategies, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library; Slade Kemment, Marketing and Design Associate and Multimedia Specialist, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
Advocacy efforts to increase, or maintain, public funding are essential to the operation of successful libraries today. Ongoing marketing is a critical component of effective advocacy. Learn tools and strategies, many of them simple and affordable, to boost your marketing activities with an end goal of enhancing public support. The presentation is based on the experiences of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library (MN) and its work with small libraries in western Wisconsin.

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Awards & Honors Reception
Sponsored by EBSCO
Convention A/H 

This is your opportunity to personally thank and interact with our award winners.

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

New Members Meet-Up
Ivory Coast 

Relax and have fun, the day is almost over! NMRT meet-up is a casual event to connect new WLA attendees. Discuss programs with colleagues and new friends. The meet-up is a great time to talk with an NMRT representative about what WLA has to offer you. We guarantee you'll crack a smile and anyone who attends will be placed in a door prize drawing.

Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS) Board Meeting
Empress 
 

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Let's Roll! Fall Classic Librarians v. Vendors Bowling Tournament
Sponsored by WiLS
Kalahari Indoor Theme Park 

Join us for the first annual Fall Classic Librarians v. Vendors Bowling Tournament at the Kalahari Lanes, hosted by WiLS! In the first hour we'll pit teams of librarians against teams of vendors. Beat them and make them buy you drinks. Let them beat you and make them buy you drinks. It's win-win! The second hour you can make it up to them as we have mixed teams of librarians and vendors, and, who knows, perhaps you'll build some valuable relationships. Plus, you look great in bowling shoes.