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7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration
Madison Marriott West Convention Center Lobby
 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Mindful Morning Yoga to Refresh and Energize
Geneva

Jillian Jacklin, Certified Yoga Teacher, Madison
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.

Continental Breakfast
Madison Marriott West - Hotel Atrium

 

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
Do you really factor into the advocacy equation as a youth librarian? You bet! Learn how in this high-energy session filled with quick, easy-to-implement ways to kick-start your Everyday Advocacy efforts. Flex new muscles by writing an elevator speech and practicing your skill set through hands-on activities. Come with your questions and leave with new ideas for advocacy awesomeness!

Library Programming for Homeschooling Families
Track: Engaging People
Salon G

Holly Storck-Post, Youth Services Coordinator, Monroe Public Library; Christine Moede, Library Director, Brillion Public Library; Mary Vander Sanden, Kaukauna Public Library; Anne Horjus, Program Coordinator, Baraboo Public Library
Join these panelists as they share successful educational programs their libraries offer for homeschooling families. These librarians are currently offering monthly and/or weekly programs that include networking for parents, book discussions, activities for all ages and even nature journaling at a local nature center! Participants will learn important information for starting and offering homeschool programs, including ideal dates and times, age groups, marketing, content/curriculum and more!

National Library Week: Connecting with Business and Community
Track: Other
Greenway

Jeff Dawson, Director, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers; Terry Ehle, Youth Services Coordinator, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers; Chris Hamburg, Adult Services Coordinator, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers
The Two Rivers Library staff shares an incredible partnership with the Two Rivers business community. In an effort to showcase a vibrant local business community, in the midst of great change for Two Rivers, staff devised a plan where your library card, the most powerful card in your wallet, gains actual purchasing power while boosting the local economy. The plan runs full circle, community to business to library back to community.

Tabletop Games with Teens
Track: Mix-It-Up Programs
Milwaukee

Mary Ostrander, Youth Services Librarian, Verona Public Library
The Guardian says we are in the "Golden Age of Board Games" and even the Green Bay Packers play Settlers of Catan. Come find out how to make partnerships and pull off great tabletop game programs for teens!

TEACH Updates for Libraries
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Green Bay

Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Technology Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Matt Yeahey, TEACH Administrator, Department of Administration, Madison
DOA and DPI will provide updates on several items that relate to the Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) E-rate and an update on the BadgerNet Converged Network (BCN) contract.

Tech Tuesdays: Taking Time to Teach Technology to Technophobes
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Salon B

Peter Rudrud, Reference Associate, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire; Jennifer Cook, Reference Associate, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire
Do you find it difficult to spend sufficient time with patrons and their technology questions? L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has adopted a program called 'Tech Tuesdays' that allows staff to spend more time with each patron and deliver better service. They provide both informal walk-in hours and appointments to answer patron questions about their personal devices, such as e-readers, tablets, laptops and smartphones. Topics include how to load e-books, apps and music onto devices, and basic computer and internet skills. Staff members don't claim to have all the answers, but they offer time, resources and patience to work with patrons to solve their technology issues. This session will address branding, marketing, promotion of the program and service models seen at other public libraries, such as workshops and working with partners to provide technology instruction outside of the library. They will also share their challenges, successes and the immediate responses received from patrons.

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 is one of the more important literary characters for reader's advisory librarians to know about, especially due to future adaptations, including other novels, theatre stages, and movie and television screens alike. It is essential for public libraries to stay up-to-date on current trends to enhance collection development. This presentation will look at the social history of Sherlock Holmes and how it can be applied to reader's advisory and collection development.

Why You Should Give a Shit* About Banned Books Week: Intellectual Freedom Fighting for the Faint (and Not-so-Faint) of Heart
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Salon C

Shannon Crawford Barniskis, UW-Milwaukee SOIS (additional speaker information to follow)
A librarian once told me 'I don't celebrate Banned Books Week. Why stir the pot?' Others have mentioned a desire to celebrate and defend intellectual freedom but are tired of doing the same old Banned Books activities, or want to incorporate other areas of IF, such as privacy concerns. This lively panel will discuss reasons to celebrate the Week (note: they are probably not the reasons you've heard before!), reasons to highlight Choose Privacy Week as well and strategies for fomenting an intellectual freedom revolution in your community. Most importantly, the panel will talk about why it's critical to do so, especially in small or conservative communities.

*expletive included in the spirit of anti-censorship!
 

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

Building Teen Collections
Track: Building Collections
Milwaukee

Ashley Thiem-Menning, Programming Librarian, Kaukauna Public Library
Are all the collections in your library created equal? Libraries have vast collection offerings for younger youth and for adults. But does your library offer the same collections for teen users? Quality teen collections today should be comprised of more than just a section of general fiction and graphic novels for middle school and high school aged students. Teen spaces today should be rich with magazines, nonfiction titles, music, videos, audiobooks and video games. Learn how to build and manage worthy teen collections to ensure that teens have equal access to diverse collections that interest them.

Busting SLP Roadblocks
Track: Engaging People
Greenway

Shawn Brommer, Youth Services Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Manager, Retired, La Crosse Public Library; Sue Abrahamson, Youth Services Coordinator, Waupaca Area Public Library
Put on your hardhats, grab your toolbelts and join us as we identify and demolish roadblocks to Summer Library Program success. Prizes/no prizes? Summer school sucking up all the kids? No kids in town? Tired of going nuts on decorations? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks - how long for SLP, how long? Develop a blueprint to creatively and effectively tackle obstacles that block your way to making summer fun for kids and staff in this audience participation session guided by your Roadblock Busting crew of SLP shakers.

Evaluating Learning and Making
Track: Collaborations & Innovations
La Crosse

Rebekah Willett, UW-Madison; Jesse Vieau, Madison Public Library; Erica Halverson, UW-Madison
How do we identify learning in maker-focused programs? How can we make learning experiences more effective? What data can we gather to enable us to advocate for different kinds of learning experiences? This session addresses these questions by discussing an IMLS research project, which examines learning in maker-focused programs. These questions become increasingly important as libraries move away from measuring the success of a program through counting participants and products and toward more outcome-based measures.

Knowing Our Neighbors: Wisconsin American Indian Nations 
Track: Other
Green Bay

Kara Ripley, BadgerLink Training Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; David O'Connor, Education Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
What do many people know about the American Indian nations and tribal communities located in Wisconsin? Wisconsin K-12 schools are required to teach the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities legally recognized in Wisconsin Act 31. David will  provide information on why the history is important as well as the issues and concerns American Indian peoples and communities face today. Kara will share educational BadgerLink resources for more information.

Librarians at the Movies V - Dewey's Revenge!
Track: Mix-It-Up Programs
Salon G

Rachel Arndt, General Reference and Customer Service Manager, Milwaukee Public Library; Brett Rohlwing, Business and Patents Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library; Stephanie Reister, Children's Librarian, Germantown Community Library; Sherry Machones, Library Director, Edgerton Public Library; Clairellyn Sommersmith, Library Director, Princeton Public Library
This is the fifth installment of the popular program where librarians discuss books coming out as movies in the coming months! We will screen the trailers, talk about the books and the challenges of making it into a compelling film and, as always, serve popcorn! It's a great way to learn what patrons might be looking for in the near future.

There's an App for That: How One Library System Tackled the Creation of an App
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Salon C

Dustin Hahn, Project Manager, UW-Milwaukee; Angela Meyers, Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services, Bridges Library System
The Bridges Library System (BLS) launched the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program in January 2014. While the traditional program is offered on paper, today's parents and caregivers are tech-savvy and may be more likely to engage if offered the program digitally. BLS partnered with the UW-Milwaukee App Brewery to create a mobile app to help parents and caregivers keep track of books read to their little ones, all while unlocking milestones along the way. In this session, you will learn how the program went from concept to product in less than two years.

Thinking About Customer Service Through "Setting the Table"
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Salon F

Stef Morrill, Director, WiLS, Madison
In his book, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business, Danny Meyer shares his ideas of "Enlightened Hospitality" and his practical advice on providing consistently positive experiences for those we serve. Join your colleagues for a discussion of "setting the table" and, more generally, of customer service and hospitality in libraries. You are welcome to join the discussion, even if you haven't read the book.

This Is How We Do It: Creative Programming for the 20s & 30s Crowd
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Salon B

Brendan Faherty, Head of Circulation Services, Middleton Public Library; Jim Ramsey, Head of Adult Services, Middleton Public Library; Sarah Hartman, Head of Technical Services, Middleton Public Library; Rebecca Light, student, Middleton Public Library; Jason Boak, Middleton Public Library
Middleton Public Library Staff will share a variety of programming ideas that have been used to engage a different segment of Middleton's population: the so-called "new" adults. Bring your 'alternative' programming ideas to share during this interactive session!
 

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

15 Ways To Engage Library Facebook Fans
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Salon B

Jamie Matczak, Continuing Education Coordinator, Nicolet Federated Library System, Green Bay
Is your library's Facebook page stuck in a rut? Are you looking for some new ways to engage your patrons? Let's add some pep to your page! Jamie will talk about 15 cool things other organizations are doing on Facebook and how they can be applied to libraries. She will also discuss tips on cover photos, the best times to post and what not to post.

Digital Freedom: BadgerLink Makes It Happen
Track: Building Collections
La Crosse

Kara Ripley, BadgerLink Training Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Gail Murray, Content Management and Outreach Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
You and your patrons deserve access to quality information! In this session, learn how BadgerLink, Wisconsin’s Online Library, breaks the digital divide by providing reliable content 24/7 to everyone in the state at no additional cost. See your students succeed, find your roots, live a healthier life, stand out from the crowd, be informed & more—all with BadgerLink.

Moving to Yes - Handling Change without Fear
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Milwaukee

Laura Damon-Moore, Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Eager Free Public Library, Evansville; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Manager, Retired, La Crosse Public Library; Shawn Brommer, Youth Services Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison; Sharon Grover,Youth Services Manager, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt,Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Maya Angelou once said, "Culture is a way in which we express our humanity." A culture that embraces change is one that continues to thrive and create courageous leaders. Fear of change is natural but it also fuels innovation and positive change. Wouldn't it be great to fling off the fear and do the things that need to be done? This panel of seasoned change agents will explore the world of yes and fear-conquering and the many pathways to get there with coworkers, patrons, colleagues and administration.

Searching Nursing Literature: Discovery Services vs. Specialized Databases
Track: Mix-It-Up Programs
Salon F

Michael F. Strahan, Professor, Instruction Coordinator and Distance Library Services Librarian, Northern Michigan University, Lydia M. Olson Library, Marquette, MI; Mary Boulanger, Health and Life Sciences Librarian, UW-Milwaukee Libraries
Discovery services such as Primo and Summon are all the rage. However, they have their challenges and effectiveness, especially when searching the nursing literature. Presenters simultaneously searched these two products and compared results against strategically searching nursing-specific databases CINAHL and PubMed/Medline. Attend this session to see what we discovered.

The Craft of Story: Combining Film and Fiction to Attract Tween and Teen Audiences
Track: Engaging People
Salon C

JulieJulie Mata, Children's Author 
Even though film and fiction are very different mediums, they share an important connection story. Children ages 8-16 love to see their favorite books made into movies because they get to experience the story in two different ways. Yet most libraries offer separate, unrelated programs for reading books and watching movies. Julie discusses the benefits of creating after-school book clubs and summer reading programs that combine books, movies, and even simple filmmaking, as a way to draw in reluctant readers, inspire new avenues of discussion about story and spark new levels of excitement among participants.

The MacGyver Files: The Technology Truth Is out There!
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Salon A

Jon Mark Bolthouse, Director, Fond du Lac Public Library
Having trouble filtering the technology gold from the technology junk? Can't decide whether this piece of high priced IT malarkey will work for your Library? Never fear! The MacGyver guys are back after a 12-month hiatus with a brand new bunch of technology tools for you to use! The Truth? Hey, you can handle this truth!

 

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

President's Luncheon 
Mendota/Geneva 

albini hi resSteve Albini, Owner and Recording Engineer, Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL
In a recent interview on WGN about Chicago’s music scene Steve Albini said, “the public library and Northwestern University library were very helpful” in his path toward becoming a successful recording engineer. Steve will bring his opinions on music, the Internet, a DIY work ethic and maybe even poker!


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