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Online Registration Is Now Closed! However, you can still register onsite. (PDF

Three reasons why you should attend WLA this fall. Connect with your library colleagues, fellow trustees and vendors, on November 4-7, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Engage in over 90 sessions of interesting presentations and activities, entertaining guest speakers and winning books and authors. Transform your education into marketable skills at the Career Center.

Find out how this year’s keynote speakers, Richard Harwood, Founder and President of the Harwood Institute, Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and Tim Metcalfe, President of Metcalfe’s Market, are transforming their organizations and the community landscape.


Lead the Change: Engaging Your Community is the WLA Pre-Conference workshop, on November 4, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. The workshop brings library thought-leaders, directors and staff together to explore effective marketing and community engagement strategies. 

During this interactive program, you will be exposed to fresh ideas, insights and views from David Bendekovic, program developer, and his co-facilitators, including Brian Simons, Library Director, Verona Public Library, WLA Library of the Year 2013, and Laura Damon-Moore, 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. You will be guided through a planning workbook and provided with tips, tools and techniques for developing and executing an integrated, sustainable marketing and engagement plan. 

Attend the WLA Pre-Conference, Lead the Change: Engaging Your Community, and be inspired by Library Journal's Lead the Change speakers from Wisconsin, Laura Damon-Moore and Brian Simons. All are welcome to attend. 

Nita Burke, Conference Publicity Co-Chair
Melissa Rader, Conference Publicity Co-Chair