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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, October 25, 2016  

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Stellar Services to School-Age Kids Preconference
Clarity

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 

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

At the Movies with Librarians VII: Rise of the Books!
Prosperity
Sherry Machones, Northern Waters Library Service, Ashland; Rachel Arndt, Milwaukee Public Library; Erin Foley, Adams County Library, Adams

  • Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptations (attachment forthcoming)

Public Library Services for Small Business, Startups and Entrepreneurs
Progress
Ed Graves, Madison Public Library; Hermoine Bell-Henderson, Milwaukee Public Library

State of the State: Wisconsin Children and Teen Library Services
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E
Leah Langby, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Madison; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
 

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

Play and Read: A Partnership to Engage Young Readers
Harmony
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Jeni Schomber, Beloit Public Library; Emily Zorea, Brewer Public Library, Richland Center; Jen Fait, Kenosha Public Library; Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library; Claire Parrish, Rice Lake Public Library

The All-Generation Library
Inspire
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD, Mount Mary University Justice Department, Milwaukee
 

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

ABCs of Leading from Anywhere
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B
Amy Koester, Skokie, IL

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
Clarity
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Madison; Ron Larson, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; Beth Bennett, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Madison; Emily Pfotenhauer, WiLS, Madison

PDA Allowed: Archives & Libraries as Guides in Personal Digital Archiving
Prosperity
Sean Ottosen, Madison Public Library; Brad Houston, UW-Milwaukee Libraries; Katie Blank, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, Milwaukee
 

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

Family Matters: Supporting Families to Learn, Connect and Grow
Inspire
Amy Koester, Skokie, IL

Survey Says: Writing Questionnaires and Avoiding Common Pitfalls 
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F
Sarah Armstrong, Grayslake, IL
 

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

125th Anniversary Reception and WLA/WLAF Membership Meeting
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Event Center Foyer

2016 Membership Meeting Agenda
2015 Membership Meeting Minutes
ALA Councilor Report
Resolution of Appreciation and Commendation from the Membership (WLA Resolution 01)
Resolution for the 125th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA Resolution 02)

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 

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

Demystifying the Building Process: A Library Building Project from Vision to Completion (will upload shortly)
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E
Dawn Lauber, Milwaukee Public Library; Jane Dedering, HGA Architects and Engineers, Milwaukee

What Are You Weeding This Week?: Weeding for Small- to Mid-sized Libraries
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon C
Jennifer Bernetzke, Schreiner Memorial Library, Lancaster; Angela Noel, Brodhead Memorial Public Library
 

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

College and Career Planning at the Library
Inspire        
Petra Duecker, Milwaukee Public Library; Joy Mahaley, Milwaukee Public Library; Robin Kroyer-Kubicek, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Caitlin Sprague, Franklin Public Library

             Teen Job Fair Preparation

Creating, Collecting and Collaborating! Our Digitization Journey
Prosperity
Inese Christman, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau; Gus Falkenberg, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Josh Klingbeil, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau; Don Litzer, T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill

It's Not Just About the Salary: Creating and Sustaining a Positive Work Culture
Clarity
Stef Morrill, WiLS, Madison; Jeff Brunner, WiLS, Madison; Melissa McLimans, WiLS, Madison

Librarian Dreaming: Serving on a Book Award Committee
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F
Sue Abrahamson, Waupaca Area Public Library, Waupaca; Karli Pederson, Milwaukee Public Library; Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison

Screening and Hiring Employees
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E
Geoffrey Trotier, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee
 

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Handling Problem Employees
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E
Geoffrey Trotier, von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee

Strengthening Communites and Libraries Through Paraprofessionals
Prosperity
Vince Mussehl, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire; Jennifer Anderegg, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.   

Books and Babies and Teens, Oh My! How Your Public Library Can Serve Teen Moms
Prosperity
Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library

Librarianship Across Oceans: Reaching Out Globally (will be uploaded shortly)
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B
Ewa Barczyk, Emerita, UW-Milwaukee Libraries; Valerie Malzacher, UW-River Falls Chalmer Davey Library; Janet Padway, UW-Milwaukee Libraries
 

Friday, October 28, 2016 

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  

BuJo (Bullet Journaling) for Beginners 
Prosperity
Gerri Moeller, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, Appleton; Beth Carpenter, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library, Kimberly

Duking it Out: Summer Learning vs. Summer Reading Programs
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B
Sonja Ackerman, Wausau; Leah Langby, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Sue Abrahamson, Waupaca Area Public Library

Practical Promotion for Your Library
Inspire
Terra L. Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting, Shawano

Social Justice Programming at Your Library
Harmony
Kristina Gomez, Milwaukee Public Library; Maria Cunnigham, Milwaukee Public Library


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

Develop Your Strategic Thinking Mindset or Else – The Future of Your Library Depends Upon It!
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B
Jeff Russell, Russell Consulting, Inc., Madison

The Power of the Teen Voice
Inspire
Melissa Gorzelanczyk, Green Bay; Liza Wiemer, Milwaukee


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

Libraries as Youth Art Gallery 
Inspire
Sarah Cournoyer, Beaver Dam Public Library; Nicole Ozanich, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point; Alison Wirth, Portage County Public Library, Stevens Point; Kerry Pinkner, Waukesha Public Library

Senior Moments! Outreach and Programming
Clarity
Maureen Birchfield, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Rene Bue, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville

Workshop to Writers: How to Grow a Teen/Tween Writing Group
Prosperity
Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library; Valerie Biel, Randolph