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Program Handouts

Check out the WLA Conference At a Glance for a quick overview or the Conference Booklet for complete descriptions of activities and programs.

 

Tuesday, November 3

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Decision-Making Boot Camp for Leaders
Salon F/G
Kathleen Paris, Consultant, Madison, WI  


Wednesday, November 4

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

Keynote Address: The City as Classroom...How Can We Embed the Library in the Community?
Ballroom D and E
Mita Williams, Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 

New Jack Librarian: The City As Classroom 
 

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Mission Possible: Dealing with Difficult Customers
Track: Leadership/Professional Development
Salon H
Randa Noble, Professional Public Speaker and Customer Service Trainer, Rockford, IL

Mission Impossible (PDF)

Yes, And: Improvising Your Way to A More Creative and Positive Library
Track: Engaging People
Salon B
Jill Markgraf, Professor and Head of Research & Instruction, UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library

http://libraryimprov.blogspot.com/


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

Doing RDA: Identifying and Producing RDA-friendly Records (135-minute program)
Track: Mix-It-Up Programs
Salon H
Elizabeth Baus, Cataloging and Metadata Training Coordinator, Minitex, Minneapolis, MN

RDA Original Cataloging Book Sample 

What Do You Mean, I Have to Teach Computers?
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Greenway
Lindsay Schmitt, Technology Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Brendan Hubbs, Programming Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Maria Hertel, Reference Librarian, La Crosse Public Library

What Do You Mean, I Have to Teach Computers (PDF)


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

Notable Books Marathon
Track: Building Collections
Salon B
Jean Anderson, Continuing Education Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison; Helene Androski, Retired, UW-Madison Memorial Library; Eliot Finkelstein, Public Services Librarian, UW-Madison College Library; Amy Lutzke, Assistant Director, Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson

Selections from ALA Notable Books and WLA Literary Awards

 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WLA/WLAF Business Meeting
Green Bay 

Thursday, November 5 

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

Ask What You Can Do for Your Community: Planning Around Community Aspirations
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Green Bay
Bruce Smith, Community Liaison/Service Specialist, WiLS, Madison; Cindy Fesemyer, Director, Columbus Public Library

Ask What You Can Do for Your Community (PDF) 

Digital Books: What Books Are Included and Where Do I Find Them?
Track: Building Collections
Salon B
Lori B. Bessler, Reference Librarian, Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives, Madison

 Digital Books.doc


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

Authority Work: Where to Begin
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Green Bay
Michael Sheehan, Assistant Director, Northern Waters Library Service, Ashland; Inese Christman, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Valley Library Services, Wausau; Kathy Setter, MORE Project Manager, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Amy Gannaway, Technical Services Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison 

IFLS Authority Control 
NWLS Authority Control

Freedom to Create! Using Process-Focused and Open-Ended Concepts in Children's Programming
Track: Engaging People
Katie Kiekhaefer, Head of Youth Services, Whitefish Bay Public Library; Valerie Morris, Youth Services Reference Librarian, Whitefish Bay Public Library

Freedom to Create!


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

Build It and They Will Click It: Rebuilding a Library Website
Track: Mix-It-Up Programs
Milwaukee
Kris Turner, Reference and Technology Services Librarian, UW-Madison Law School Library 

Build It and They Will Click It (PDF)

Centralized Cataloging For Public Library Systems: What Are the Benefits and Limitations
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Green Bay
Inese Christman, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Valley Library Services, Wausau; Kathy Setter, MORE Project Manager, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore; Alan Mask, Manager, Collection Management, La Crosse Public Library

 Centralized Cataloging at IFLS


Friday, November 6

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 

Advocacy + You = Awesome
Track: Collaborations & Innovations
Salon F
Jenna Nemec-Loise, Youth Services Librarian/ALSC Every Advocacy Website Content Editor, Chicago, IL

Advocacy + You = Awesome (PDF)

The Man, the Mystery, Sherlock Holmes: A Reader's Advisory Look on Collection Development in the Mystery Genre
Track: Building Collections
La Crosse
Rachel Wedeward, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL

Sherlock Holmes Book Comparison List


9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Building Teen Collections
Track: Building Collections
Milwaukee
Ashley Thiem-Menning, Programming Librarian, Kaukauna Public Library

Building Teen Collections (PDF)
Homeschool Nature Journaling Class
 

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

President's Luncheon
Mendota/Geneva
Steve Albini, Owner and Recording Engineer, Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL

WLA Luncheon Address (PDF)