Programs - Thursday

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Better Together FINAL 

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

Registration
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Third Floor
 

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

Get Up & Go Breakfast Buffet
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity 
 

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Resource Sharing Round Table (RSRT) Business Meeting
Harmony 

Support Staff and Circulation Services Section Business Meeting
Clarity 

Technical Services Section (TSS) Business Meeting 
Inspire 

Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends (WLTF) Business Meeting
Progress 

Youth Services Section (YSS) Board Meeting
Prosperity
 

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

Activities in the Event Center

Demo Stage 

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

WLA Foundation Silent Auction -- Get Lucky!

The 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 - Free for All: Inside the Public Library
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Woodland Dreams Ballroom 

Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor, Serendipity Films, LLC, San Francisco
Filmmakers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor will present excerpts from their upcoming new media project FREE FOR ALL. This film-based project about the American public library is told through the voices of some of the millions of Americans who use their local libraries every day, along with those of generations past who forged the library’s starring role in the public commons. 

The cornerstone of FREE FOR ALL is a feature-length documentary film intended for PBS broadcast. The film is a contemporary road trip to libraries across the United States, intercut with outstanding and rarely seen archival material. Its structure juxtaposes two revolutionary moments in the American library story – the original “Library Movement” that swept the country in late 19th century, and the current early 21st century struggle to bring public libraries into the digital age. It will be a rollicking and visually stunning mosaic of faces, architecture and stories that celebrates the diversity of the American library experience past and present, while investigating the urgent issues libraries face today. 

Additional FREE FOR ALL project elements include a collection of issue-based and character-driven short films for social media. A selection of those short films will also be shown at this presentation.
 

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

No Conflict Time and Break in Event Center 
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Event Center

WLTF Reception for Trustees, Friends & Advocates
Progress

Come meet and mingle with colleagues from around the state and discuss the benefits of trustees and Friends groups working collaboratively in order to be “Better Together.” Sponsored by the Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends and open to all library advocates
 

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

WLA Foundation Board Meeting 
Innovations
 

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  

Demystifying the Building Process: A Library Building Project from Vision to Completion
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E

Dawn Lauber, Milwaukee Public Library; Jane Dedering, HGA Architects and Engineers, Milwaukee
From the pre-work process led by the library (collecting metrics to support library needs, building consensus, defining vision and program) through deciding to renovate or building new (hiring an architect and moving through the design process), this session will provide information regarding "how to" and "lessons learned" using the new Milwaukee Public Library's East Branch as a case study to prepare you, your library and your community to undertake the exciting opportunity of transforming your library.

Don't Go It Alone: How Two Libraries Created a Joint Teen Advisory Board
Track: Collaboration & Innovation
Inspire

Amanda Kloppmann, Cedarburg Public Library; Nicolette Birkholz, U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Library, Grafton
Have you ever thought of starting a Teen Advisory Board but were unsure of where to begin, or were afraid of the added workload or a lack of teen involvement?  Amanda and Nicolette will discuss how they developed a unique partnership that led to the creation of a joint Teen Advisory Board.  They will discuss their application process, marketing, monthly meetings as well as what their group has accomplished so far.

From Potluck to Project: Cultivating Bite-Sized Community-Led Initiatives
Track: Engaging People
Clarity

Cindy Fesemyer, Columbus Public Library; Jenni Frencham, Columbus Public Library; Deb Haeffner, South Central Library System, Madison
The presenters will share the success they've had throwing community engagement potlucks. These "Root for Columbus ACTION potlucks" are structured programs that provide the opportunity for community members to come together and share their ideas for small, bite-sized community projects and form teams to turn those ideas into reality. You'll leave this session with the tools you need to host your own ACTION potluck!

ILEAD and You Lead: Leadership Made Human
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B

Mediator: Ryan Claringbole, Department of Public Instruction, Madison. ILEAD Mentors: Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison; Jeff Dawson, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers; Gus Falkenberg, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Stef Morrill, WiLS, Madison; Krista Ross, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore; Tasha Saecker, Appleton Public Library; Joy Schwarz, Winnefox Library System, Oshkosh 
The ILEAD Mentors will speak about how they approach leadership in their careers and organizations in a way that keeps it focused on kindness, humanity and innovation. They will share stories from their careers that demonstrate the courage that it takes to make personal connections as a leader and the importance of taking that leap.

Library Tech Trends
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Harmony

David Kwasny, Marquette University Libraries, Milwaukee; Brianna Marshall, UW-Madison; Joe Davies, Kenosha Public Library; Paul Hedges, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison
This program features a diverse set of library technologists from around the state discussing the latest trends in technology. The panelists will each discuss a technology trend and how they believe it will affect libraries in the future.

LSTA Forum
Track: Mix-It Up
Prosperity

Terrie Howe, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; John DeBacher, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
The Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) needs your help to examine the current LSTA Plan (2013-2017) for Wisconsin's Grants to States program with the purpose of establishing priorities for the next Five-Year plan (2018-2022).  This session is a key opportunity to consider the Institute of Library Services' (IMLS) focus for the only federal grant program dedicated to libraries, evaluate the ongoing plan and share your views about how the LSTA program can help re-envision your library.

Re-Envisioning the Milton Public Library
Track: Advocacy & Promotions
Progress

Gregory Baum, FEH Design, Delafield; Lisa Brooks, Milton Public Library; William Wilson, Wilson & Himmel Consultants, Milton
Attend this workshop and gain practical tools and techniques that the Milton Public Library used to engage the entire community in the reimagining of the public library. The design team, consisting of the Library Board, library staff, professional fundraiser and architects, will discuss the strategies and tools they used to engage local business, agriculture, historical organizations, the school district and individuals during the planning, feasibility stage, capital campaign and design phases of the project. Finally, you will see the results of this very successful and inclusive process and how they helped to determine the type and variety of spaces inside the building. This session will appeal to public librarians, trustees, youth services and small libraries. 

The ECHO Project: Exploring Cultural History Online
Track: Mix-It Up
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F

Barry McKnight, La Crosse Public Library
The Winding Rivers Library System has expanded access to unique history materials by developing a regional online collection of visual images representing western Wisconsin history and culture.  This digitization project and collection is named ECHO:  Exploring Cultural History Online.  Learn how staff from participating libraries and volunteers were trained in scanning of images and creating metadata for this successful project that connects communities and libraries with each other and their history.

What Are You Weeding This Week?: Weeding for Small- to Mid-sized Libraries
Track: Building Collections
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon C

Jennifer Bernetzke, Schreiner Memorial Library, Lancaster; Angela Noel, Brodhead Memorial Public Library
Are you constantly shifting books around in order to make everything fit on your shelves? Do you struggle with keeping your collection organized and shelves tidy? Can you remember the last time you ran a weeding report? Few people enjoy weeding, but it is an essential part of collection development and maintenance. Come learn to let go and take home tips and tricks to creating more space on your shelves.

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WLTF Luncheon: Information Wants to Be Free and Legal
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity

Dr. Tomas Lipinski, JD, LLM, MLIS, PhD, Dean and Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was the focus of a recent Wisconsin position paper examining a library's potential liability for illegal public use of its Wi-Fi (http://j.mp/Public_WiFi_Benefits_and_Challenges).

In addition to Wi-Fi considerations, the DMCA affects libraries in numerous ways, ranging from liability to immunity. An understanding of these provisions is essential to ensure compliance with this sometimes arcane but significant body of legislation. Dr. Lipinski will review such DMCA issues as potential library liability under patron infringement provisions and, more importantly, what is required to secure the additional protections extended to libraries under the immunity provisions of the law. This presentation will be followed by Dr. Lipinski's program at 2:45 p.m. on 3D Printing & Library Liability.
 

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

College and Career Planning at the Library (Handout, Caitlin Sprague)
Track: Engaging People
Inspire

Petra Duecker, Milwaukee Public Library; Joy Mahaley, Milwaukee Public Library; Robin Kroyer-Kubicek, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Caitlin Sprague, Franklin Public Library
Beginning in 2017-18, Wis. Stat.  115.28(59)(b) will require that school boards provide academic and career planning (ACP) services to all pupils in grades 6 to 12.  Libraries are uniquely positioned to support ACP efforts.  Join representatives from the Milwaukee Public Library and partner institutions to learn more about this legislation and discuss resources for infusing college and career planning into teen services at your library.  Pilot programs featured will include career exploration workshops, teen internships and job fairs.

Creating, Collecting and Collaborating! Our Digitization Journey
Track: Technology & Digital Services
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 all started with one simple question: How can I search my scanned newspapers? The Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS) received this request for information from one of its member libraries.  Unfortunately, this library had spent their digitization budget hiring a vendor to scan their newspapers but received a non-searchable file.  In came the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Wisconsin ILEAD project.  A team was formed with the goal of simplifying the digitization process and offering support to libraries wishing to collect and share local history.  Find out how this project went from a question to a collaborative project bringing together resources from WVLS and the Indianhead Federated Library System (IFLS).

It's Not Just About the Salary: Creating and Sustaining a Positive Work Culture
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Clarity

Stef Morrill, WiLS, Madison; Jeff Brunner, WiLS, Madison; Melissa McLimans, WiLS, Madison
Having a positive work culture has a significant impact on employee loyalty, creativity and productivity.  In a time when most American workers report feeling disengaged, how can we make our libraries places where individuals can thrive? This session will present key findings from research about what helps to create and sustain a positive organizational culture. Illustrations of these findings in practice at libraries in our community and in other organizations will also be explored.

Keeping Your Staff Safe: Active Shooter Training in Your Library
Track: Mix-It Up
Harmony 

Michelle Dennis, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Jill Osmond, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
No one wishes to be involved in such a heinous situation as an active shooter attack. While preparing for such a violent event will be deeply disturbing for some, the very act of talking and preparing can desensitize and train employees to respond in appropriate ways in the case of any emergency. Come and hear how one library is using dialog and experiential activities to empower and prepare their staff. 

Librarian Dreaming: Serving on a Book Award Committee
Track:  Building Collections
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F

Sue Abrahamson, Waupaca Area Public Library, Waupaca; Karli Pederson, Milwaukee Public Library; Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison
Ever wonder what it's like to serve on a youth book award committee?  This panel features Wisconsin librarians currently serving on state and national youth book award committees who will share their experiences and offer information on how to be selected for an award committee, how to prepare for serving and what the process is like. Q and A to follow.

Libraries and Legislators: Transforming Together!
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B

(Speaker information to follow)
Playing on ALA's Libraries Transform! theme, this program will be a discussion on the legislative funding process and how state funding creates value at the local level via local libraries.  Those values include: economies of scale through lower pricing, less local implementation effort and avoiding rework, creating equity in resources for all libraries. This session supports WLA's relationship-building effort with legislators to support libraries in serving their communities.

Screening and Hiring Employees (Handout)
Track: Mix-It Up
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E


Geoffrey Trotier, 
Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee
  
Where do I look for truly qualified candidates?  What if the “best fit” candidate doesn’t meet my written requirements?  What should I ask (or not ask) during interviews?  Is a written application important?  How do I handle past convictions or pending arrests?  We’ll talk about how to answer these questions in the midst of our confusing (and frequently contradictory) state and federal employment laws.

 

Working Together with Your Friends
Track:  Collaboration & Innovation
Progress

Lisa Selje, Matheson Memorial Library, Elkhorn; Katie James, Friends of the Matheson Memorial Library, Elkhorn
The Friends of Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn has perfected the formula on how to coordinate with library staff for support, fundraising and operating programs. Friends President Katie James and Library Director Lisa Selje will share the secret of their successful partnership, discuss the nuts and bolts of their group and the joint efforts to raise over $15,000 per year for their small-town library.
 

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

3D Printing & Library Liability
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Clarity

Dr. Tomas Lipinski, UW-Milwaukee SOIS
3D printing raises not only traditional copyright issues, but with patrons now able to "print" entire mechanical devices or components, this technology involves potential infringement of patents and trademarks. It also raises concerns about a library's potential liability for improper use of a dangerous object "printed" at the library, and the measures necessary to avoid liability for the printing of objects such as gun parts & pornographic items. This session will review the basic legal issues under U.S. law, discuss the potential for library liability and offer suggestions for minimizing legal risk.

ALA Council?  Are You Kidding Me?
Track: Collaboration & Innovation
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F

Sherry Machones, Northern Waters Library Service, Ashland; Marge Loch-Wouters, Southwest Library System, Fennimore; Rhonda Gould, Gould Library Consulting, Tacoma, WA
Three veterans of ALA Council will discuss the ins and outs of how it functions and operates as the largest governing body within the American Library Association.  You'll learn how resolutions are drafted, what happens at Council Forum, the different types of councilors, how new councilors are oriented for their work, and what it's like to be a member of this dynamic group.  You might ever consider a run for Council yourself!

Food Programs @ Your Library
Track: Mix-It Up
Inspire

Nyama Marsh, Whitefish Bay Public Library; Genevieve Davis, Milwaukee
So you want to have food programs at your library but you don't have a full kitchen to use. What to do? And what about health department rules regarding food preparation? What regulations do libraries have to follow? It will be followed by author Genevieve Davis discussing her book, Fanni's Viennese Kitchen, and a demonstration of how to assemble a Viennese Strawberry Cake with no kitchen. If we can do it in a conference room, you can do it in your library!!!

Handling Problem Employees (Handout)
Track: Mix-It Up
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E

Geoffrey Trotier, von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee
Work would be great if it weren’t for those darn people.  Skilled talent frequently comes along with dynamic, strong personalities that can clash over small things.  These small things can grow until your workplace grinds to a stop.  During this session, we’ll talk about typical workplace conflicts, what laws are at issue, and some practical and creative solutions to get your employees back to work.

Meeting the Challenge: Collection Development of Youth Materials
Track: Building Collections
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons A/B

Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), UW-Madison; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Should you buy a buzzed-about book if reviews point out serious shortcomings? How do you handle an award-winner that rubs you the wrong way? Are you uncertain after reading blog posts calling out books for racial insensitivity? Do worries about challenges make you hesitate with some titles or topics? This safe and instructive conversation will also explore the essential role intellectual freedom plays in the work you do every day.  Library newbies and veterans welcome.

Privacy PLEASE!  Let's Keep Patron Information Private!
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon C

Dr. Michael Zimmer, UW-Milwaukee SOIS 
How can your library keep its patron information private?  Dr. Zimmer will provide information on how libraries and library systems can construct privacy policies. He will touch on both the evolving technologies and ethical responses that support the need for increased privacy protections, as well as the more pragmatic issues related to privacy policies (and also things like vendor agreements, etc.).  This presentation will provide valuable tips and a framework for libraries that they can use to ensure patron privacy.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: a Team Approach to Collecting a University's Research and Historical Records
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Progress

Michelle Sweetser, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, Milwaukee; Heather James, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, Milwaukee
How can academic liaison librarians and university archivists work together to improve collecting within their institution? And why should they? Presenters from Marquette will discuss their experiences developing a team approach to simultaneously collect faculty papers and data for the university’s archives and other scholarly communication initiatives, focusing on:  rationale for this approach, knowledge and skills contributed by team members, and tools developed to facilitate discussions within the team and with faculty donors.

Strengthening Communites and Libraries Through Paraprofessionals
Track: Leadership and Professional Development
Prosperity

Vince Mussehl, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire; Jennifer Anderegg, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire
Chippewa Valley Technical College is planning to offer a new online associate degree program, Library & Media Technician, beginning fall 2017. Program outcomes were developed in response to an advisory board of school, public, academic and special libraries and include advocacy, technology and customer service. This informal forum is an opportunity to learn more or provide feedback on skills, competencies and outcomes that you feel are important to success.

Transformative Partnerships: Public Libraries and Local Organizations Co-Leading Community Efforts
Track: Engaging People
Harmony

Ashley Bieber, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire; Sharon Grover, retired, Janesville; Brian Kopetsky, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

Public libraries are hubs of connection, community, and innovation.  We are known and trusted and when we partner with other organizations, our communities thrive and succeed.  Join our panelists to learn how libraries throughout the state have formed exemplary collaborations to identify community aspirations, create meaningful services and programs for patrons of all ages, and lead the way toward community transformation.


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

No Conflict Time in Event Center
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Event Center
 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WLA Foundation Silent Auction: Check to see if you won your bid! If yes, pick up and pay for items!
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Event Center 
 

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

Books and Babies and Teens, Oh My! How Your Public Library Can Serve Teen Moms
Track: Collaboration & Innovation
Prosperity

Brooke Newberry, La Crosse Public Library
Are you looking to expand your outreach to a new population? Do you want to make a difference in young women's lives and support them in creating literacy-rich home environments for their children? Programming for teen mothers may be for you! Hear about working with teen moms, see examples of program successes and failures, and learn why it's important to reach out to this specific population.

Engaging the Public in a Postliterate Society--or How to Get Busy People to Come to the Library!
Track: Advocacy & Promotion
Clarity

Virginia Roberts, Rhinelander District Library
Are books really the library's brand? Shouldn't the library consider all the programs, both direct and passive, along with reference services, media, internet access, non-traditional lending libraries and other things that seem to be popping up to draw the public to their community living room?  Bring ideas and be prepared for a lively discussion!

Librarian to Director: Is It Right for You?
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon F 

Shannon Schultz, DPI, Madison; Laurie Swartwout, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee
Are you considering taking the plunge into library management? Take an inside look at the transition from librarian to library director. Some of our greatest librarians have made that move only to find disappointment when seated at the helm. In this Q & A style discussion, librarians with academic and public library backgrounds answer your questions about making this career change.

Librarians as Force Multipliers: An Exploration of Heroism
Track: Mix-It Up
Inspire 

Matthew Hefti, author of A Hard and Heavy Thing, contributor to Wrath-Bearing Tree,Matthew Hefti, Author, Madison
From books to boredom, from literature to life, from autonomy to community, from battlefields to bookshelves, this presentation by a combat veteran-turned novelist, Matthew Hefti explores what it means to be heroic. If, as Tim O'Brien wrote in The Things They Carry, stories can save us, what does that make librarians? 


Librarianship Across Oceans: Reaching Out Globally

Track: Engaging People
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
In recent years, staff from the UW-Milwaukee Libraries and the UW-River Falls Library have been involved with libraries, librarians, and library students around the globe. They have welcomed students and librarians traveling here to work, as well as traveled to meet with and lecture to students, librarians and library staff around the world, including Asia, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. 

Library Linked Data for the Uninitiated
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Progress

Lizzy Baus, Minitex, Minneapolis
What is this "Linked Data" thing? What does it mean for my library? What's the benefit for me and my data? What does this have to do with that BIBFRAME thing? If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, this is the workshop for you. In today's digital information age, libraries must meet users where they are--on the web. Library data remains largely hidden from search engines and other services that people frequent on a daily basis, and the library linked data movement seeks to expose and integrate our rich, authoritative data into the web.

This workshop will provide a firm foundation on the principles of linked data and what it means for all libraries. Lizzie will discuss the emerging BIBFRAME model for library (and other) data and show how it fits into the linked data world. With several types of audience participation, she will present one possible workflow for transforming your own library data into linked data. Case studies of libraries already working with this technology will also be highlighted.

Library of the Future: The Feasibility Study as a Catalyst for Change
Track: Mix-It Up
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salons D/E

Bradd Brown, OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids; Mindy Sorg, OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids; Wesley Reynolds, OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids
As libraries evolve into community problem solvers, librarians are faced with the challenge of assessing square footage and capacity, balancing community needs and wants, advocating to the public and donors, and wading through complicated forms and civic red tape. Dreaming of a 21st century library is one matter. Making it a reality is quite another. A feasibility study can bridge that gap, serving as a catalyst to transform your library into a library of the future. Join library design experts as they discuss what a feasibility plan is and isn't, and offer tools to move forward with your own renovation, addition or new facility.

Notable Reports Panel: PLSR Edition
Track: Library Issues & Challenges
Harmony

Ben Miller, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Madison; Tasha Saecker, Appleton Public Library; Krista Ross, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore
The Notable Reports Panel has wowed WAPL crowds with their overviews of the reports that are important to public library work.  In this session, the panel will turn its summarizing powers to information that is being used in the Public Library System Redesign Process, giving attendees summaries of reports used in this process and how the information is being applied.  Attendees will be encouraged to share thoughts about the reports and recommendations about other sources that might benefit the process, too.

One Conference One Book Discussion
Track: Engaging People
Woodland Dreams Ballroom - Salon C 

Facilitator: Katharine Clark, E.D. Locke Public Library, McFarland
Join us to chat about our One Conference One Book title Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories by Jennifer Morales. Anyone who has read the book is invited to come and talk about the powerful short stories. Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories was recently chosen as an Outstanding Achievement title by the Wisconsin Library Association's Literary Awards Committee. Jennifer Morales will be presenting Friday at 9:30 a.m., if you would like to meet her the next day.
 

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

Awards & Honors Reception
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity

Sponsored by EBSCO

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

7:30 p.m. - 8: 15 p.m. 

Talk About It!
Join us for a discussion of two books, The Porcupine of Truth and Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsburg, Wednesday's YSS luncheon speaker, at the Canal Street Café (1611 W Canal Street).  Feel free to join us having read one or both books, or if you just heard Bill’s talk and want to discuss what he had to say!  Sponsored by YSS and the CCBC. 

 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Milwaukee Central Public Library Reception 
814 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233 

IMG 09432Come join us over at MPL’s Central Library for a FREE, fun and casual reception with appetizers and a cash bar. This beautiful and historic building, first opened in 1898, will be open to you to explore from top (on our green roof) to bottom (our underground storage). Visit our subject rooms, our rarities collection, and everything in between. Hear live music from the CNJ Latin Jazz trio and socialize with colleagues and friends. MCFLS’ Milwaukee Mixers mobile makerspace will be there with neat stuff to play with. Free shuttle service to and from the Potawatomi Hotel will be available and the building is fully accessible for all needs. You won’t want to miss it!
 

8:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Youth Services Social 
Join youth services librarians for a fun, relaxed time together at the Canal Street Café (1611 W Canal Street).  Buy a drink or some food, share laughter and great stories, meet new friends and enjoy old ones.  All youth services librarians are invited to attend this event, sponsored by the YSS Board.