Friday 11/5

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7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Registration

    Kalahari Convention Center - North Atrium

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Deluxe Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Outreach Services Round Table Business Meeting
     Suite III

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Internet Café

8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. 

10 Questions to Ask Before You Think About Building or

   Renovating Your Library

    Mangrove

Hugh Anderson, Attorney, Cross Plains, WI; Kendall McWilliams, Construction Manager, J. P. Cullen & Sons, Brookfield, WI; and Mike Gelhausen, Library Director, Jack Russell Memorial Library, Hartford, WI

This session will take an interactive, comprehensive look at the entire construction process and the specific questions which should be addressed before undertaking a building/renovating project. The panelists will also discuss lessons learned from past projects. Hugh Anderson will highlight the current laws and the rights a library has when selecting a delivery system. Kendall McWilliams, who is also LEED certified, will provide information on green options, cost management, schedule impact, potential savings, risk management, staff time, and resource investment. Mike Gelhausen will provide insights from his experience as a library director raising funds and working with community groups. He will also discuss how to select an architect, how to work effectively with city officials, the responsibilities of a library board, and how they may affect the process.  

Accessing and Promoting Spanish Language Children's

   Literature

    Suite III

  

Julie Kline, Academic Outreach and Program Coordinator, CLACS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mayra Sánchez Negrón, Library Media Specialist and Instructional Technology Leader, Milwaukee Public Schools; Amy Baumgart, Teacher Librarian/Instructional Technology Leader, Allen-Field Elementary, Milwaukee Public Schools


Amy Baumgart and Mayra Negrón participated in a Fulbright-Hays Group Project, "Chile y la Literatura Infantil y Juvenil" sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee during the summer of 2008. The program, based in Santiago, Chile, focused on Spanish-language children's and YA literature. Julie Kline will share Spanish language literature recognized by the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies  Programs (CLASP) and coordinated by CLACS. Participants will become aware of the availability and use of authentic texts, both for second language learners and for heritage speakers. The presenters will share a variety of book titles, potential publishers and vendors for acquisition, and valuable Spanish language websites for librarians, parents and teachers.

The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin: A Digital Archive of

    Historic Aerial Photographs

     Marula

Jamie Stoltenberg, Robinson Map Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Leah Ujda, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an unparalleled collection of historic aerial photos including a very rare and nearly-complete collection of the oldest aerial photos of the state, taken by the USDA from 1937-1941. This collection is in constant demand by a wide-range of clients because it is the oldest systematic aerial survey of the State and has become a "baseline" for understanding changes to Wisconsin over the past seventy years. There are two major problems with this collection, however: (1) the physical media are fragile and cannot be replaced (thus they can never leave the library), and (2) as a result, access to these photos is difficult at best and the demand to use them significantly exceeds their availability. In a collaborative effort, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, the Robinson Map Library, the State Cartographer's Office, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation received a three-year grant to scan and geo-reference this collection and build a Web portal so images can be searched and downloaded by the general public. This presentation discusses the project in detail, including: (a) the design and implementation of the metadata schema and record creation process, (b) scanning and post processing, (c) how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) facilitates photo indexing, and (d) what the final Web interface will look like.

Communication: An Everyday Adventure!

    Suite VI

Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training, Inc.

In a world where communication is ubiquitous, instantaneous, and 24/7/365, miscommunication has become an epidemic. This engaging and interactive workshop will explore communication - with a twist. As clear, honest, and open communication rises, so does productivity. Participants will have fun dissecting the reasons for communication sinkholes. Participants will learn to say what they mean with confidence and, as a result, get what they want.

Grammar, Usage, and Style for Librarians and Reluctant Writers

   and Editors

    Guava

JoAnne Lehman, Senior Editor, Office of the Women's Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin System

Even without "writer" or "editor" in their job titles, librarians can spend a lot of time at work doing both - everything from writing press releases and grant proposals to editing annual reports and fund-raising appeals. And, if they're human, they can struggle with questions of grammar, usage, and style. The presenter, a senior editor, offers a tour of resources from books to blogs, with an emphasis on those that are free, online, and easy to use, and demonstrates their use in resolving some common dilemmas. Attend this session and no longer be stranded in the wilderness of misplaced modifiers, homonyms, sentence fragments, and verb tenses.

Flock to the Library for a Raptor Encounter

    Cypress

Ellen Schneiderman, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside, WI

Ellen Schneiderman from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s Sky Hunters Birds of Prey Program, will  inspire and enlighten with her contingent of feathered ambassadors. Unique in the state of Wisconsin, the Sky Hunter team of fourteen amazing hawks, owls, falcons, eagles, and turkey vultures open the door to the natural world and make learning a personal experience. Ellen will discuss and demonstrate a range of programming options from pre-school story time to adult book clubs; Sky Hunters truly offers something for everyone and nothing engages an audience like these majestic birds!

Social Tagging in the Library: User-Generated Content,

   Folksonomies, and the Library Catalog

   Tamboti

Scott McFadden, Head of Serials Cataloging, University Libraries, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Social tagging – the application of non-hierarchical keywords to a resource – is gaining visibility through such popular applications as del.icio.us, Flickr, and citeulike. Can libraries incorporate this new user-generated approach into their missions, without sacrificing the benefits of controlled vocabulary and traditional catalog rules? This presentation examines the practices of several libraries, both academic and public, and explores ways in which social tagging can help libraries meet the needs of the current generation of users.

Wisconsin Koha Enthusiasts User Group Meeting

    Aloeswood

Vicki Teal Lovely, ILS Project Manager, South Central Library System  

A user group for those using Koha or interested in Koha.  Koha is an open source Integrated Library System. This group is also known as WisKE.

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese --- Again! Using Pictures to Tell

   the Library Story

    Aralia

Howard Burfeind, Ellsworth School Media Director, Ellsworth Community Schools; Pete Gilbert, Director, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University, Appleton; Gisela Newbegin, Assistant Director, DeForest Area Public Library; Anne Rauh, Librarian, Kurt F. Wendt Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Teri Talpe, Special Collections & Area Research, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, a program of the WLA Foundation, is once again sponsoring the very successful Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese! This panel wants to show the world the business - and the busy-ness - of libraries. By enlisting the Wisconsin library community to post snapshots online, the Campaign will showcase the rich and varied services offered in libraries of all types across the state.  Attend this program and learn how to include your library’s story – in pictures! The presenters will also give an update on other campaign activities.

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Adventures in Space Design: A Creative Process for Designing

   Library Spaces that Meet the Evolving Needs of Our Users and

   Staff

    Marula

Steve Frye, Head of Reference Services, College Library, UW-Madison; Carrie Kruse, Director, College Library, UW-Madison; Dave Luke, Associate Director of Library Technology, UW-Madison  

This presentation offers a space design process that involves understanding both library needs and library users’ needs, testing plans with make-shift prototype designs, and creating spaces that are characterized by flexibility and sustainability. Engage with multiple perspectives representing user needs, library service needs and operations management, and experience examples from a recent redesign project which involved reference services, circulation services, reserves, campus student services, collection management, and student computing needs.

“Circuit Rider”: Julia Wright Merrill and Public Library Extension,

     1926 – 1944

     Aralia

Joyce Latham, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  

Julia Wright Merrill was the first advocate for public library “extension” services within the American Library Association. During her time at ALA, from 1925 to 1945, she provided the foundation for what is now the Public Library Association. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she worked as a public librarian for the Wisconsin Free Library Commission and in Ohio, her home state, before moving to ALA.  She had a reputation as a quiet but committed advocate for libraries, was well-liked and well respected, but consistently overshadowed by Carl Milam, the executive secretary of the association. Given the financial limitations on the ALA during this time, she often functioned as his number two, serving as the Acting Executive Secretary while he was away. Lists of great women in librarianship often fail to recognize her contributions, however, and her listing in the Dictionary of American Library Biography is minimal. Merrill did leave behind an extremely detailed and extensive record of library development in the twenties and thirties, housed in the American Library Association Archives, and her coordination of ourtreach services provide significant clues to the ideological influences on the development of public libraries in North America. It also documents the incredible energy and commitment she brought to the profession.

Fun With FD Sys: a New, Improved Way to Find Online Federal

   Government Information

    Suite III

Beth Harper, Government Documents Reference Librarian, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learn about the United States Government Printing Office’s new digital system, FD Sys.  This system, introduced to the public in 2009, improves upon and replaces GPO Access.  FD Sys provides access to many of the most-requested government titles, including the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, the U.S. Budget, and Compilation of Presidential Documents, as well as Congressional bills and documents.  When called upon to assist patrons with questions about government documents, this is a tool to know. This demonstration will cover the scope of FD Sys and the basics of searching and retrieval.     

Get to Know the Wisconsin Center for the Book

    Mangrove

Don Johnson, Vice President of the Wisconsin Center for the Book, former senior editor emeritus and former Library Communications Director at UW-Madison. He and his wife, Debra Wilcox Johnson, have owned Johnson & Johnson Consulting in Waunakee for 17 years; Kate Thompson, President of Wisconsin Center for the Book and Senior Editor, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

The Wisconsin Center for the Book celebrates Wisconsin readers and writers with programs and literary events throughout the state. Members of the WCB board of directors will describe this all-volunteer group and its programs, including Writers and Illustrators Speak (grant program bringing writers and illustrators to several Wisconsin communities each year) and Letters about Literature (national writing contest for students in grades 4–12). Plus, get a sneak peak at the WCB’s new program, launching in 2011! The WCB is an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and with Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee. For more information, visit http://wisconsincenterforthebook.wordpress.com.

In the Trenches: Media Wars 

    Cypress

Jay Rath, Author, journalist, media consultant

Mr. Rath presents a funny (and alarming) look at the war between traditional and new media. Business models for newspapers, magazines and books are falling before Facebook, Kindle and Twitter—but are today’s electronic print media also in danger? If no one is willing to pay for content, who will generate it in the future? And, as the pace of change continues to accelerate, what media conduits are on the horizon? Do these changes present a cultural threat, or is society merely exiting a historically brief period of mass-readership and “objective” journalism? The speaker has researched and written extensively on media trends and has contributed to MTV, National Public Radio, The Onion, and a variety of newspapers and magazines.

The LINKcat Raft on the Koha River Rapids 

     Tamboti

Vicki Teal Lovely, ILS Project Manager, South Central Library System

In April 2009, the LINKcat libraries of the South Central Library system selected Koha as their next generation Integrated Library System (ILS).  SCLS contracted with LibLime for data migration, hosted services, setup, training and software development.  LINKcat2.0 is slated to go live September 7, 2010.  Vicki Teal Lovely will describe how this foray into Open Source ILS software has been an adventure akin to a whitewater river rapids ride, but with a guide.

Managing Your Online Identity 

    Guava

Rebecca Buchman, Director, Black Creek Village Library; Brett Rohlwing, Webmaster, WisLISjobs.com; and Tasha Saecker, Director, Menasha Public Library

In this day and age, when you can lose your job over the content of your blog, it is important to know what the Internet is saying about you. This is especially true for job seekers, because employers are increasingly using Google and other search engines to investigate potential job candidates. The speakers will discuss not only how to use social media to control your web presence, but also ways to use the web to set yourself apart from other candidates. Successfully use the web to jumpstart your career!

Resource Sharing Among Wisconsin Public Libraries

    Aloeswood

Christine Barth, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Martha Farley Berninger, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Charles Clemence, Winding Rivers Library System; Bob Shaw, WiLS; and Maureen
Welch
, Indianhead Library System

This session offers a panel discussion of resource sharing practices and patterns among Wisconsin’s public libraries.Representatives of the Reference and Loan Library, WiLS, and Winding Rivers Library System, will share their viewpoints on the best practices in resource sharing. The panel will describe some of the functional and procedural models currently in place and discuss the workflow and customer service ramifications of those models. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and their feedback on the efficacy of the resource sharing practices now in place in the state.    

Take this Job and LOVE It!

    Suite VI

Gail Johnson & Pam Parr

Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Face to Face Communications and Training, Inc.

Wanna be happier? Wanna make the most of every day? Wanna get excited about getting up and going to work? Then come and join Pam and Gail in this energetic and highly interactive workshop. Why? Because happy staff are engaged, productive, friendly, and motivated. Happy staff treat customers so they can’t wait to come back. And happy staff are a lot of fun to work with!


12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Autograph Garden

    Cypress

Jay Rath

The W-Files: True Stories of Wisconsin's Unexplained Phenomena

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

President's LuncheonGreen Fire: The Living Legacy of Aldo

   Leopold

    Suite II

Curt Meine, Senior Fellow, The Aldo Leopold Foundation

More than twenty years after publishing the first biography of Wisconsin's famed conservationist Aldo Leopold, Curt Meine remains involved in the continuing story of Leopold's impact on literature, history, conservation and environmental thought.  Meine will share his thoughts on Leopold's enduring legacy – and how it continues to grow and change in response to the environmental challenges of the 21st century.  Meine will also discuss his work on the first full-length documentary on Leopold, which is set to premiere this fall.  He adds, "And don't be surprised if cranes somehow show up in my presentation!"

A revised edition of Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, which includes a new preface by Curt and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry, was released on October 19, 2010.  Curt will be available to sign copies of his work after the luncheon.


2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Autograph Garden

    Suite II

Curt Meine

Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

Thursday 11/4

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

Registration

    Kalahari Convention Center - North Atrium

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  

Hot Breakfast Buffet

Government Information Round Table Business Meeting

    Suite E

Intellectual Freedom Round Table Business Meeting

    Mangrove

Readers Section Business Meeting

    Suite F

Reference & Adult Services Section Business Meeting

    Aralia

♦ Technical Services Section Business Meeting

    Marula

♦ WLA Foundation Board Meeting

    Desert Rose

♦ Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends Board Meeting

    Aloeswood

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

Exhibits

WLA Foundation Silent Auction

Bid on items to benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries.  Pay and pick up at 3:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Internet Café

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2011 Nominees

   Aloeswood

Merri Lindgren, Librarian, CCBC, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Megan Schliesman, Librarian, CCBC, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Beginning in 2011, the list formerly known as Best Books for Young Adults will become Best Fiction for Young Adults. Librarians from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) will talk about some of the titles nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults list. The session will begin with a brief discussion of the list’s change in scope.

Cataloging in a Public Library System: Looking for Common 

   Ground

    Suite E

Jane Richard, Member Services Librarian, WiLS

Catalogers, how can one balance quality and quantity? How much editing should one do to bibliographic records? What is "good enough" cataloging? What are others doing? This session will explore the functions of MARC records for patrons, librarians, and computers. Participants will discuss cataloging variations and document a common standard for workflow today, with an eye toward what the next generation catalog may bring.

The Future of Libraries and EBooks

    Marula

James D. Backus, President of the Board of Wisconsin Valley Library Services, Wausau; Linda Bendix , Library Director, Frank L. Weyenberg Public Library of Mequon-Thiensville; Michael Enyart, Director, Business Library, UW-Madison; Kathy Pletcher, Chief Information Officer & Associate Provost for Information Services, UW-Green Bay

Panelists will discuss the technology of eBooks, their increasing popularity, and their impact on libraries. New developments in this technology are occurring almost daily. What role should libraries play in responding to the rapidly growing demand for this extremely volatile media?   

Making Tortillas Dance

    Aralia

Kay Elmsley Weeden, Bilingual Storyteller and Keynote Speaker

With her background in Latino culture, Kay will demonstrate the art of storytelling and expand upon its importance in promoting literacy. Blending Spanish and English into stories and activities not only facilitates reading, it also promotes second language learning and engages listeners of all ages. Kay works with libraries and schools to develop bilingual programming, highlighting ways to incorporate Spanish into events, even if you do not speak the language. She also provides workshops for teens and adults in storytelling. 

Outreach at the Library: A Win-Win for Staff and Patrons

    Suite F

Gina Wilson, Director of Agency Services and Programs, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin; Kim Grafenauer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin; Laura Wichert, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin

Learn how the Second Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with public libraries in southwest Wisconsin to reach out to patrons who are using libraries to find resources to meet their basic need for nourishment. This interactive session, designed to support partnerships between librarians and social service providers, will cover a range of outreach activities. Foremost among them is FoodShare (food stamps) application assistance using the ACCESS web-tool, offered on site by trained Food Bank staff. 

Pirates, Patrons, and You: Themes for Self-Checkout

   Guava

Clay Busker, former Circulation Clerk, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library; Katharine Clark, Library Assistant, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library; Andy Gricevich, Circulation Clerk, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library; Shai Robkin, President/CEO, Integrated Technology Group, Norcross, GA

Madison’s Sequoya Branch typically checks out over a million items per year, and with a circulation staff of only fourteen, self-check machines are invaluable pieces of equipment for the library. The new self-check system was a challenge for both staff and patrons, however, so ambitious circulation clerks decided to do something to relieve the stress of dealing with this new technology. Clay Busker and Andy Gricevich will describe how they changed settings on machines and incorporated fun new voices and graphics. As a result, the self-check machines are much more interactive and engaging. Shai Robkin from ITG will also be on hand to provide a short history of self-check machines and describe the impact they can have on libraries. This is a chance to learn how self-checkout can be a positive experience for both library staff and patrons.

PowerPoint as a Marketing Tool

   Tamboti

Cassie Payne, Assistant Children's Librarian, Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha

PowerPoint is more than presentation software. It’s creation software! Cassie will demonstrate easy-to-create posters and photo-collages which promote library events. Whether intended for the Web or in-house, PowerPoint can help library staff accomplish their marketing goals.

WISCAT 2010: A Year of Significant Change

    Mangrove

David Sleasman, Team Leader for Resource Sharing Technology, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning (RL&LL) staff have implemented major changes in WISCAT resource sharing in an effort to improve service and efficiency. These changes included expanding out-of-state interlibrary loan trading partners, improving ISO connections, streamlining union/virtual catalogs interaction, updating software, and automating workflow. This session will update the community on the progress being made. The presenter will appreciate receiving input, comments, and ideas for continued improvement from those attending this session.

Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award    

    Cypress

Jean Anderson, Continuing Education & Multitype Coordinator, South Central Library System; Ellen Jepson, School Age Services Librarian, Appleton Public Library; Andy Scott, Reference Librarian, Franklin Public Library; Deb Shapiro, Distance Education Coordinator, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Members of the 2010 Literary Awards Committee will discuss Remarkable Creatures by Sean Carroll, the book chosen for the WLA Literary Award. They will also talk about selected books chosen for outstanding achievement recognition.

 

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

Exhibits - No Conflict

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Discover Cooperative Extension: The Wisconsin Idea in Action

   Guava

Joe Bollman, Agriculture Agent, UW-Extension Columbia County; Paula Rogers Huff, 4-H Youth Development Agent, UW-Extension Oconto County; Barbara Lazewski, Librarian, Steenbock Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

What is the Univeristy of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension? How do Extension staff work in counties to answer client questions, assess community needs, and provide research-based programming in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, community development, and healthy families and youth? County educators will describe what they do and where they get their information, including libraries. The Wisconsin Cooperative Extension liaison librarian will also highlight publications and websites of use to both library staff and library users.

Ethics and Leadership: Making Choices for Social Justice

    Aloeswood

Art Munin, Assistant Dean of Students, DePaul University

A national speaker and social justice activist, Art Munin will present a session which sits at the productive nexus of two important fields: leadership ethics and social justice. Participants will explore how leadership and decision-making are informed by both ethical values and privileged and/or oppressed social identities. This session challenges participants to connect their beliefs to their actions in the pursuit of socially just leadership.The session ends with a skills-based section about how to negotiate difficult dialogues.

Knowledge Journaling  

   Tamarind

Linda Heisler, Training Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services  

The Boomers are retiring, the Boomers are retiring! While the impending mass retirement of librarians and other workers has been forecast for years, what have institutions done to prepare for this event? What will the loss of so much tacit knowledge and institutional memory mean to organizations? How can library administrators capture and transfer that information before it’s gone? Linda will introduce the practice of "knowledge journaling," a systematic approach to determining where (and especially with whom) crucial knowledge resides within specific organizations.

Learning the Latest Technology @ the Library

    Marula

Sara Kopesky, Electronic Services Librarian, Appleton Public Library; René Bue, Bilingual Outreach Services Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Ruth Montgomery, Arrowhead Library System, Janesville

While most library patrons have mastered the concept of the "mouse," public libraries remain their community's main source of free computer and Internet access. As a result, library staff are often called upon to explain the latest formats and technologies. Panelists will discuss how libraries are improving services to meet the needs of users with all levels of computer literacy, including Spanish-speaking populations. They will also provide an overview of the types of training programs being offered by libraries in Wisconsin. 

Leaving the Comfort Zone: Advocacy by Friends of the Library

   Groups

    Tamboti

James D. Backus, President of the Board of Wisconsin Valley Library Services, Wausau; Paul Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison and former director of the Middleton Public Library; Anthony H. Driessen, WLA Lobbyist, DeWitt, Ross & Stevens, S.C., Madison

Please join this panel for a discussion on the subject of advocacy on local, state and national levels by "Friends of the Library" groups. Many "Friends" groups can be narrowly focused on activities such as used book sales, library teas, and other volunteer work. While all of these activities are vital to libraries, in these tough economic times, "Friends" groups need to leave their comfort zone and actively campaign for financing and support from government agencies and policy makers.  

Performing Arts in Libraries: Live!

   Suite F

Thomas Walker, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Libraries can be active participants in the cultural life of their communities. They use dance, theater, and music in live settings not only to celebrate the performing arts, but to promote their special collections (music, archives, etc.), to demonstrate the inherent vitality of the performing arts as living cultural artifacts, and to market their institutions to people who may not be familiar with them.This session focuses on the role of the performing arts, especially music, in libraries.The presenter will use three case studies from different types of libraries: a public library in a university town with a longstanding and rich history of library concerts (the Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Colorado); a concert series sponsored by a large city library (the Chicago Public Library); and the specialized early music concerts from a research library (The Newberry Library, Chicago) with its music collection that dates back to the thirteenth century.

Skype-Based Reference:  A Study and a Pilot Project

    Mangrove

Darcy Gervasio, Reference & Instruction Librarian, SUNY-Purchase; Virginia Bryan, Librarian, Madison College (MATC); Emilie Steinmann, M.A. program, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Is Skype viable as a virtual reference tool? In exploring this question, two of the panelists draw on research conducted while they were UW-Madison SLIS graduate students into student and librarian attitudes toward Skype and its potential use as a reference tool. Then Virginia, a librarian involved in a bare-bones Skype reference pilot at Madison College's library, shares her findings. Discover how the research study conclusions compared with the results of the pilot study. Hear factors that went into the decision to launch the pilot; service models; set-up costs; challenges and issues; successes, surprises, and failures; and future plans and possibilities.

Using Media to Market Libraries
   
Cypress

Linda Jerome, Librarian, La Crosse Public Library; Georgia Jones, Youth Services Librarian, C.A. Friday Memorial Library, New Richmond; Mark Ibach, Marketing and PR Coordinator, South Central Library System; Dawn Wacek, Youth Services Manager, Rice Lake Public Library; Jesse Vieau, Madison Public Library

Photos, videos, social networking, blogs and more - librarians are finding creative ways to showcase the fun things going on at their local libraries. Attend this session for examples, ideas, and a discussion of best practices. 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

♦ OSRT Luncheon with Art Munin - "White Privilege 101"

    Convention A/H

Whiteness is a concept that must be defined historically. However the power of White privilege has subverted history, perpetuating the lie that Whiteness does not exist nor that it is privileged. Typically history is written by those who have won. This workshop, however, gives voice to those who have been silenced and participants will uncover how White privilege has evolved, how it is perpetuated, and what society can do to neutralize its power.

This topic bears directly upon the libraries of contemporary America. In A Man Without A Country, Kurt Vonnegut wrote, "The America I loved still exists at the front desks of our public libraries." There is great social and political power at work in libraries. With this power comes the responsibility to question the external and internal motives that influence the modern library. This presentation will challenge attendees to uncover historically hidden agendas and define the personal responsibility one must accept as an educational powerbroker.

♦ WLTF Annual Meeting and Luncheon with Marcy Heim - "Creating Possibilities For Your Library - It's Everybody's Job"

    Suite E

We all have a role to play in the overall success of our library - and that includes doing things that aren't always in our job description! Let's begin each day with gratitude for what we have - whether our library is big or small - and set out to make a difference in the future of our libraries and those we serve. Creating possibilities - it's everybody's job!

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Customer Service for those with Special Needs

    Guava

Lisa M. Murphy, Community Education and Collaboration Coordinator, Arc Fox Cities; John J. Meissner, Independent Living Specialist, Options for Independent Living, Inc.

The presenters will discuss the do's and don’ts when handling patrons with special needs. They will also discuss, in-depth, the best tactics for dealing with behavioral issues that may sometimes arise. Emphasis will be placed on the distinction between the person and the behavior.

♦ Dewey or Don’t We?: BISAC v. Dewey 

    Cypress

Rachel Fewell, Collection Development Manager, Rangeview Library District, Colorado; Melissa Rice, Head of Adult Services, Frankfort Public Library, Illinois; Dr. Hope Olson, Professor and Associate Dean, SOIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dr. Margaret Kipp, Assistant Professor, SOIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Daniel Martínez Ávila, Doctoral Student, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid    


Please join a panel discussion with practitioners and researchers exploring what libraries may learn and use from BISAC classification and the "bookstore" model.  This panel includes librarians from institutions that have implemented BISAC (Book Industry Standards & Communications) in place of the DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification) system and academic researchers who have explored the pros and cons of libraries moving more toward BISAC classification. This program will be followed by the related program "BISAC and Beyond: Adapting Retail Practices to a Library Setting" with Andy Barnett from McMillan Public Library in Wisconsin Rapids. Staff there have taken a more middle-ground approach and implemented BISAC in part of their collection, while also making other community focused changes.

Library Staff and Trustee Electronic Communications and the

   Wisconsin Open Records Law: What You Can and Cannot Do

    Tamboti

Michael Tyree, Director, West Bend Community Memorial Library; Mary Schanning, City Attorney, West Bend

The Wisconsin Open Records law protects the public’s right to know how their government is conducting official business including electronic communications. Michael Tyree, director of the public library in West Bend will discuss the six open records requests his library received in 2009.  Mary Schanning, West Bend City Attorney during the recent book challenges, will describe her methodology for managing requests for electronic library records, her work with trustees and library staff, and best practices for legal electronic communications.

Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in

   the ’50s and ’60s

    Marula

Jean Sanvidge Wouters, Author; Diane Sanvidge Seckar, Author; Helen Noffke Sanvidge, mother to Jean and Diane  

In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the ’50s and ’60s, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small midwestern town. Each sister writes about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home permanents, and “two-tone” cars; early TV shows and the first rock-n-roll; hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head (played with a real potato); and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features “how-tos” for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories.

Résumé Review Session

   Suite F

Looking for a first job in the Library and Information Science field or seeking a new job? Consult with an experienced reviewer to ensure your résumé is the best it can be!

Staff Training at a Combined Services Desk

    Aloeswood

Anne Rauh, Liaison Librarian, Wendt Commons, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Anne Glorioso, Circulation and Information Services Librarian, Wendt Commons, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Amy Kindschi, Head of Faculty and Student Services, Wendt Commons, University of Wisconsin-Madison

In the summer of 2008 Wendt Commons undertook the ambitious task of formalizing a training program for all library staff (including students) who work at the combined services desk. Panelists will discuss the development process, show materials created for the pilot program, and offer an evaluation of the outcome. Please attend this session for an engaging discussion of library staff training and leave with ideas that can be implemented in any library setting.

Stealth Marketing & Clip Art: Doing a Lot with a Little

    Tamarind

Pamela O'Donnell, Academic Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

In today’s climate of doing more with less, it pays to revisit the basics, including how to make attractive handouts/fliers with little more than clip art and a dream.  By embracing basic design principles, one can improve the quality of items produced in-house.  In addition, this session will also focus on inexpensive opportunities for “stealth marketing.”  From Web 2.0 technologies to the lowly bulletin board, the speaker will share her insights from five years of marketing library services and resources.

What’s New Under the Domes: Post-Election Strategy Session 

    Mangrove

  

Paul Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WLA Legislative Chair) and Julie Schneider, Director, Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WLA Federal Legislative Advocate), and other legislative committee members as small group facilitators

A budget year. A new governor. A “reconstituted” legislature. Continuing revenue shortfalls. 2011 is shaping up to be a very challenging year for promoting a library agenda at both the state and federal level. Come join the WLA’s Library Development & Legislation Committee (LD&L) for a brief overview of election results and how they will affect the legislature's leadership and overall agenda. In this new political landscape, where are the points of commonality with the library community? Get ready for a lively discussion of possible scenarios facing libraries and effective potential responses. Results of this program will inform future WLA legislative strategic planning.

The Wisconsin Farm Center and Public Libraries: Outstanding

   Partnership Opportunities

    Aralia

Michael Exum, Community Services Specialist, The Wisconsin Farm Center

What do Wisconsin Libraries and the Wisconsin Farm Center have in common?  They both work with Wisconsin farmers and they each know very little about what the other does. Attend this session to learn more about the Wisconsin Farm Center and to explore opportunities for collaboration so that libraries and the Farm Center may better serve Wisconsin farmers, an often underserved and struggling rural population.


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Tour of the Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Center at

   Circus World

   

Presenter/tour guide: Rob Richard, Assistant Director, Circus World Museum

Circus World’s Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Center is the world’s foremost research facility for circus history. The holdings document the history of the American circus from its inception in 1793 to the present day. Participants will tour the main floor of the library and learn how things are stored; see some one-of-a-kind pieces (very rare posters, lithographs, photographs, etc.); view selected items from the library’s exceptional three-dimensional collection; and tour the Deppe Wagon Pavilion and the C.P. Fox Wagon Restoration Center.


3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Autograph Garden

    Exhibit Hall

Jean Sanvidge Wouters and Diane Sanvidge Seckar

Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe: Stirring Up the Past with Family Recipes and Stories
Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins: Tales and Tips from Growing Up in the '50s and '60s

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
   

Being Safe and Secure in the Library

    Mangrove

Michael Weber, Library Security Manager, Milwaukee Public Library; Judith Pinger, Coordinator of Business and Technology, Milwaukee Public Library

Keeping a library safe and secure can sometimes be a challenge. Michael will offer tips and solutions to common security problems. Attendees will also learn the best techniques for approaching disruptive patrons, securing library property, and creating a calm environment for staff and the public. Judy is on hand to add a librarian’s perspective on many of these issues.

 

BISAC and Beyond: Adapting Retail Practices to a Library

   Setting

    Tamarind

Andy Barnett, Assistant Director, McMillan Public Library

Libraries are experimenting with all manner of retail practices, but what works, how does it work and how well does it work? What kind of retail environments are appropriate models? How much does the library change to fit the practice, instead of the other way around?  McMillan Memorial Library examines its implementation of BISAC/genre displays, coffee and food service, Commons area and self-service options and offers lessons learned. This program follows "Dewey or Don't We?: BISAC v. Dewey" which offers an academic perspective and reports from libraries that have converted wholly to BISAC.

Bylaws and Operational Manuals

    Aralia

Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System

Krista will elaborate on the section of the DPI Trustee Handbook which deals with Bylaws & Operational Manuals, giving tips on setting up simple and effective regulations.  She is currently using this approach to train library directors and library trustees in her system.  

Intellectual Freedom: It's Global, It’s Local

   Tamboti

Barbara Jones, Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom

Meet ALA’s new director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will discuss ALA’s current intellectual freedom initiatives, current thorny ethical and legal issues which OIF is handling, and postulate where free speech and privacy are headed in the United States. Known internationally for her work with IFLA’s Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE), Barbara will also describe some of her experiences training librarians in developing countries, where libraries are deeply involved in promoting social justice.

Low-Hanging Fruit or Sour Grapes?:  How to Get the Most Out of

   the Public Library Annual Report Data

    Marula

John DeBacher, Public Library Administration Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Carl Thompson, President, Counting Opinions

Library directors and staff spend hours collecting and reporting their annual report data to the Department of Public Instruction. Previously, the compiled data was available only in large Excel-formatted tables or the more static Service Data publication. Now, since DPI has contracted with Counting Opinions for annual report data collection, libraries can access reports and graphs showing trends, peer rankings, and comparisons. A representative of Counting Opinions will demonstrate the pre-formatted reports that have been prepared for Wisconsin libraries and will answer any questions which may arise. John DeBacher will also be on hand to answer questions and solicit feedback on this new system.

Making the Connection: Online, Email and IM Reference

   Services in Wisconsin Public and Academic Libraries

    Guava

Jeanne Anderson, South Central Library System; Mark Beatty, WiLS; Martha Farley Berninger, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Allison Coshenet, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Sara Davister, West Bend Public Library; and Matt Rosendahl, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

A panel of librarians from public, academic and state agency libraries share their experience providing virtual reference service to their patrons. The South Central Library System, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, the West Bend Public Library and the Reference and Loan Library will discuss the variety of virtual tools they use to connect with their users. They will also discuss catering to patron preferences, handling staffing, meeting staff and patron training requirements, and determining the most effective placement of links to virtual reference services.

A Short History of Wisconsin

    Aloeswood

Erika Janik, Author

Rediscover Wisconsin history from the very beginning. In her book A Short History of Wisconsin, historian Erika Janik recounts the landscapes, people, and traditions that have made the state the multi-faceted place it is today. With an approach both comprehensive and accessible, Erika covers several centuries of Wisconsin’s remarkable past, showing how the state was shaped by the same world wars, waves of new inhabitants, and upheavals in society and politics that shaped the nation.

YSS Book Discussion  

    Cypress

Merri Lindgren, Librarian, CCBC, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Megan Schliesman, Librarian, CCBC, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Take this opportunity to participate in a book discussion led by librarians from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).  Everyone attending should have read either Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (Atheneum, 2010) or Bruiser by Neal Shusterman (HarperTeen, 2010) in preparation for this session. Participants will follow CCBC book discussion guidelines.


5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Autograph Garden

    Aloeswood

Erika Janik

A Short History of Wisconsin

 

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

Wisconsin Library Association and Wisconsin Library
   Association Foundation Business Meeting — Agenda

    Suite F


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

Awards Banquet
    Convention A/H

Tuesday 11/2

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Pre-Conferences

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lessons to Lead By:  Assessing and Building Your Leadership Skills

     Marula

Sponsored by WeLead

Pre-registration required: Fee: $75 entire conference (includes Campbell Leadership Descriptor); $50 afternoon only (1-4 p.m.), lunch on your own

Pamela O'Donnell, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Paul Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Peter Gilbert, Director, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Lawrence University; Beth Dailey, Faculty Development Specialist, Education Management Corporation

The morning session focuses on the Campbell Leadership Descriptor, an evaluation tool designed to help users identify both effective and ineffective leaders and to determine their own leadership strengths and weaknesses. Those registered for the entire day will receive a workbook to complete before the conference and Pamela O'Donnell will facilitate a discussion on the insights gained from this reflective activity. Participants will then strategize ways to improve such leadership qualities as vision, diplomacy, entrepreneurialism, personal energy, management, etc.

The afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. with Beth Dailey's program "Creating the Future Together." This hands-on, interactive session will explore the skills that middle managers need to "lead up" and influence others within their organizations. Participants will be introduced to concepts such as deep listening, dialogue and skillful discussion, balancing advocacy and inquiry, and systems thinking and then have the opportunity to practice one or two of these skills. Applied in a real-world setting, these tools can help build consensus, resolve conflict, create shared visions, and solve problems from multiple perspectives.

The afternoon will conclude with a presentation by Paul Nelson and Pete Gilbert who will provide insights on leadership in both public and academic libraries, discuss challenges facing libraries today, and candidly answer questions from pre-conference participants.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

The Magic, Power and Joy of Philanthropy – Embracing and Enhancing 

     the Role of Private Gifts in Managing Your Library Budget

     Portia

Sponsored by the WLA Foundation

Pre-registration required. Fee: $60

Marcy Heim, CFRE, President, The Artful Asker, LLC

Whether you've never pursued raising private gifts or if you have had a successful fundraising campaign, you will benefit from this intensive workshop designed to deepen your understanding of the power and joy of philanthropy. Embrace this opportunity to improve your financial picture with artful and thoughtful practices that make this work a highlight instead of a dreaded piece of your job. Join Marcy Heim, a professional speaker and trainer with over 25 years of successful major gift fundraising success, in creating a development plan for your library. Friends groups, annual appeals, naming options and major gift campaigns will be covered - along with a philosophy of development that will leave you feeling comfortable having the conversations needed to secure support. 

System and Resource Library Administrators’ Association of Wisconsin (SRLAAW) Business Meeting

     Aloeswood


3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration  

Kalahari Conference Center -- North Atrium  

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

Meeting and Mingle with Exhibitors

     North Atrium

Join us for a kickoff reception with hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar; take some time to meet and greet your colleagues, WLA members and the new class of WeLead protegés.

Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries Board Meeting  

     Mangrove

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Wisconsin Library Association Board Meeting

     Guava   

Wednesday 11/3

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

Registration

    Kalahari Convention Center -- North Atrium

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

Deluxe Continental Breakfast

 

Past President’s Breakfast 

   Ironwood

Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Ttable

   Business Meeting

    Tamarind

New Member Round Table Business Meeting
  
Portia


Wisconsin Small Libraries Section Business Meeting

    Tamboti        

Youth Services Section Board Meeting

    Guava

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

Keynote Address: Marilyn Johnson

   Convention A/H

Marilyn Johnson's research for the past four years now has focused on the ingenuity and creativity of librarians as they deal with the transition to the digital age in the face of mounting pressure on their library budgets. In her talk to the Wisconsin Library Association, Johnson will update the stories of some of the information professionals in This Book Is Overdue! and share new stories of resourcefulness and heroism among the librarians she has observed while crossing the country as a library speaker and activist. 

We are delighted to host Marilyn Johnson for what is sure to be an enlightening and humorous keynote address! For more information about the author and her works, please see her Web site.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits  

Internet Café

WLA Foundation Silent Auction

Your chance to win from the many donated items, including artwork, tasty food, valuable services and more, while benefiting the WLA Foundation!  All bids close at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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

Exhibits - No Conflict

Join us for the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall and visit our many new and returning vendors. Entertainment provided by the Wisconsin Dells Singers.

Autograph Garden

Marilyn Johnson

This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasure of Obituaries

Dennis McCann

Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story
Rough Stuff: The Golf Columns of Dennis McCann

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story

    Marula

Dennis McCann, Author

The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to the displaced graves of the Chippewa, Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths tales of Wisconsin's dead. Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is a woman whose tombstone names her murderer. But even in a graveyard, peace can prove hard to come by. Wisconsin’s Native American tribes have long fought for undisturbed burial grounds, while a patch of Belgian graves remain buried beneath a parking lot in Door County. In one of the more dramatic examples, the inhabitants of a Bayfield cemetery were actually disinterred by a raging flood in 1942. Following clues from readers, unusual epitaphs, and well-worn stones, Dennis McCann finds the  melancholy, the humorous, the tragic, and the universal in Wisconsin’s cities of the dead.

Books: Bridges to the World

    Tamboti

Theresa Danielson Wimann, Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, UW-Extension Adams County; Edie Felts-Podoll, former Family Living Educator, UW-Extension Adams County; Sue Nagelkerk, Family Living Educator, UW-Extension Sauk County; Cheryl Rew-Stapleton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Development, UW-Extension

Learn about Gardening with Books, Multicultural Kits, Fun with Food, Book Worms, Mother Goose Read, and G'Day Mate! in this lively session. Extension agents in Adams, Columbia and Sauk counties use local and state libraries to collect data and choose books that provide a bridge to the world of learning for clients. The presenters will highlight several successful, innovative programs that started as library/Extension collaborations and participants will discover how to build partnerships between UW-Extension staff and their communities.

Can You Hear Me Now? Shhhh!: Mobile Devices in the Library

    Aloeswood

Beth Carpenter, Director, Kimberly/Little Chute Public Library; Adam Brisk, LRC Technician, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

The use of mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, portable games, PDAs, the iPod Touch, etc.) is no longer the exception, it is the norm. Should libraries address the needs of their mobile device users? Are library resources usable on these smaller platforms? Learn about mobile technology and the current applications designed for those on the go. The presenters will showcase examples of how libraries and the world at large are addressing the needs of the mobile community. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their favorite mobile device and to share why they find it so addictive!

Creating a Successful Facebook Fan Page for Your Library: Tips

   and Tricks for Establishing a Vibrant Community

    Tamarind

Judith E. Pinger, Coordinator of Business and Technology, Milwaukee Public Library

As Facebook continues to grow in popularity, it can transform how libraries connect with their users. The presenter will share her experience in creating a Facebook fan page for the Milwaukee Public Library. Attendees will discover how to utilize Facebook applications to track fan usage and interaction, integrate RSS feeds from other sites, create notes, and interact with Twitter. There are also simple applications to create an OPAC tab, as well as upload video content and images. Judy will also discuss security settings and simple daily maintenance. Discover how to connect with library fans in a powerful way!

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Wisconsin Children's Book Awards  

    Cypress

The Children's Book Award Committee of the WLA Youth Services Section carefully examined and evaluated more than seventy titles by authors and illustrators with a connection to the state of Wisconsin. Come and hear committee members discuss this year’s winning book and the other titles they selected to honor as Outstanding Books. Be ready for some great book talks! The presenters will also reveal the process of selecting the winners and describe what it is like to serve as a member of this awards committee.

How We Hacked WordPress:  A Crash Course for Librarians

    Guava

Rasha Abdulhadi, Educator and freelance Web designer, Radical Futures Project; Kristen Anderson, CE Consultant, Winding Rivers Library System, La Crosse; David Goldfein, Technical Manager, La Crosse Public Library

Learn how a library system launched almost twenty new websites on a budget -- sites that feature events calendars, online donations, catalog search, and dynamic content. Inspired by a group of Kansas libraries, the Winding Rivers Library System and its member libraries modified WordPress, a popular free blogging software, into a platform for their public websites. Join us for an overview of this project and learn insider tricks for turning WordPress into a professional website.

Speed Networking 

    Exhibit Hall    

Katherine Clark, Library Assistant, Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library; Pamela O'Donnell, Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

New to librarianship? New to the conference? Join us in the exhibits hall for this high-energy, high-fun way to meet fellow attendees and forge connections with others who share your passion for libraries. Using a round-robin approach, participants will spend five minutes sharing experiences/insights and leave the session with a dozen contacts and perhaps a buddy (or two). This innovative program offers participants the chance to meet librarian colleagues from across the state. 

Student Research Forum    

    Portia

Thomas Walker, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

The library profession has an excellent opportunity to benefit from the new, creative, and energetic talent found in practice and in research. This session will present up to four research projects by promising students who reside in or who attend a college or university in Wisconsin. This session is intended to foster significant, high-quality research in the profession and to provide a forum for future library leaders.

Wisconsin Humanities Council: A Great Resource for Library

   Programs and Book Discussions

    Mangrove

Jerry Dombraski, Adult Services Librarian, New Berlin Public Library; Debbie Kmetz, Program Officer, Wisconsin Humanities Council; Vicki York, Teen/Adult Librarian, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills; Susan Hedrick, Director, Waunakee Public Library

At a time when library budgets are being reduced, the Wisconsin Humanities Council remains an excellent resource for programs and book discussion funding. Debbie Kmetz will describe the variety of programs available for libraries through the Wisconsin Humanities Council. She is joined on the panel by three librarians who will describe several programs that were successfully funded by the Council and the process for securing monetary support.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

♦ Autograph Garden

    Exhibit Hall

Tom Lichtenheld

Yes Day!, Shark vs. Train, Duck! Rabbit!, Bridget’s Beret, What Are You So Grumpy About?, Everything I Know About Pirates, The OK Book, Everything I Know About Cars, Everything I Know About Monsters, It’s Not Fair!, What’s With This Room?

Dennis McCann

Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story
Rough Stuff: The Golf Columns of Dennis McCann


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

YSS Luncheon with Gordon Korman

    Convention A/H

image of Gordon Korman Gordon Korman is the author of more than seventy novels for kids and teens, most recently Framed, Pop, and two books in the multi-author series The 39 Clues. His writing career began at the age of twelve when his seventh grade English assignment became his first published novel. Now, more than three decades later, he is a full-time writer and speaker, with over eighteen million copies of his novels in print in twenty-five languages. He will talk about his signature styles of humor and adventure, and relate his experiences growing up writing for kids. 

AWSL Business Meeting

    Ironwood

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Autograph Garden

   Exhibit Hall

Gordon Korman

Framed, The Emperor's Code, Pop, Zoobreak, The Juvie Three

Tom Lichtenheld

Yes Day!, Shark vs. Train, Duck! Rabbit!, Bridget’s Beret, What Are You So Grumpy About?, Everything I Know About Pirates, The OK Book, Everything I Know About Cars, Everything I Know About Monsters, It’s Not Fair!, What’s With This Room?

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

BadgerLink: Striving to Evolve and Better Meet the Needs of Our

   Community

   Aloeswood

   

David Sleasman, Team Leader for Resource Sharing Technology, RL&LL, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

BadgerLink continues to grow -- expanding content and extending the program’s reach. In recent months, staff have conducted trainings throughout Wisconsin, revised posters and other materials, created the BadgerLunch webinar series, and aired radio ads. But, BadgerLink continually strives to be more accessible to all Wisconsin residents. One way to access their resources is through the BadgerLink Web site. Participants have the opportunity to help BadgerLink continue to evolve by sharing their thoughts and insights on how to improve the Web site. Ideas gleaned through this community discussion will have an immediate and profound effect.

Building the Future: Libraries and the BadgerNet Fiber Grant 

    Aralia

Bob Bocher, Library Technology Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Division of Libraries, Technology and Community Learning

Due to a $28.7 million federal stimulus grant, eighty percent (80%) of Wisconsin public libraries will receive fiber broadband connectivity. The grant, submitted by the state's Department of Administration with assistance from the DPI’s library division, will bring fiber to the libraries on the BadgerNet network still operating with limited, copper circuits.This program will review details of the grant, describe the benefits of a fiber upgrade, and delineate the process for fiber installation.    

“Can Children’s Books Save the World?”  Behind the Scenes at

   the Arbuthnot Lecture – by the Lecturer
   
Cypress

Kathleen T. Horning, Director, CCBC, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award is given annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of ALA.  The honoree “shall prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children's literature.”  The 2010 Lecture was presented by Wisconsin’s own Kathleen T. Horning, Director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center.  Please join Kathleen as she offers an “inside look” at the experience of making this prestigious presentation, and shares highlights from her paper, “Can Children’s Books Save the World?”

Digital (and Free!) Tools in Your Library
    Portia
 

Ian Benton, Public Services Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Anne Rauh, Liaison Librarian, Wendt Commons, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Tasha Saecker, Director, Menasha Public Library    

Innovative and free digital tools are everywhere on the Web and, more importantly, they are being used in all kinds of libraries. This panel of three librarians, who have successfully implemented applications in their own libraries, will discuss several popular options and demonstrate how they can be incorporated into any library setting. From citation manager software to screen-capturing and screencasting to social networking tools, library staff will find something they, and their library users, can't live without.

One Conference, One READ, Book Discussion
   
Convention G

Gary Warren Niebhur, Library Director, Greendale Public Library; Marilyn Johnson, Author  

Join Greendale Public Library’s Gary Niebuhr in a discussion of This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson.  Publisher’s Weekly gave the book a starred review and Ms. Johnson, as well as giving the conference’s keynote address, will be attending this discussion.  Do not miss this unique and exciting opportunity to discuss the book with Gary and Marilyn!

Online Data à la Carte: Web-based Table Makers in Social

   Science Data

    Mangrove

Joanne Juhnke, Special Librarian, Data and Information Services Center (DISC), University of Wisconsin-Madison

"How would you like your social science data?" The options for answering that question have grown steadily thanks to user-friendly options for numeric databases online. In this session, attendees will explore freely-available web-based table makers that deliver social science data, with examples from sociology, demographics, economics, and health. It's a long way from the days when the only available option was a preformatted table on a printed page! 

Raiders of the Lost ARCs (and Public Libraries): Adventures in

   Local History Digitization

    Tamarind

Steven Dast, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center; Catherine H. Phan, Research Intern, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center 

In partnership with dozens of institutions around the state and occasionally across the globe, the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center has been engaged in the digitization of library and museum collections for over ten years. Staff members Steven Dast and Catherine Phan will offer a front-line view of the pitfalls and challenges involved in converting and maintaining local history resources in digital form.

Testing RDA: How Will It Really Work?

    Marula

Steven J. Miller, Senior Lecturer, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Hur-Li Lee, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code intended to replace AACR2, is undergoing official testing this fall and the results will inform decisions for national implementation. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies is among the official testers of RDA. This session explores the conceptual models underlying the new code, how the testing process is going to date, how the online RDA Toolkit works, and how to create RDA records in the MARC bibliographic format.

What’s New With the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

    Guava

Enid Gruszka, Management Librarian, Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

This session will describe a new digital technology that is making Talking Books so exciting. For visually-impaired or physically-handicapped patrons, talking books are offering a richer experience than ever before. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a digital player and learn more about the resources offered to patrons. These include the ability to download books from the Internet, obtain current magazines on audio, listen to the newspaper via the telephone, and enjoy audio-described DVDs.

Yes We Can!  Creating Effective Partnerships Between School

   and Public Libraries Through Resource Sharing

   Tamboti

Sara Gold, Consortial Licensing Associate, Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS), Tom Squillace, Sales Director, Midwest for Tutor.com

Collaboration is a powerful option for librarians, particularly in the present economy when librarians are being asked to reevaluate and cut back resources and services. Partnerships between school and public libraries can help librarians do more with less, especially when it comes to electronic resources. Panelists will share ideas and examples from libraries around Wisconsin who have successfully partnered to bring Tutor.com into their communities. Everything from initial conversations to marketing to the community will be discussed.

3:15 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Exhibits -- No Conflict

♦ Autograph Garden

    Exhibit Hall

Jerry Apps

Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, Barns of Wisconsin, Cranberry Red, Blue Shadows Farm, In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story, The Travels of Increase Joseph 

Kathleen T. Horning

From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books, revised edition

Marilyn Johnson

This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasure of Obituaries

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

Books, Authors, Literature … BadgerLink!

    Cypress

Carin BringelsonCarin Bringelson, Information Manager, TeachingBooks.net;

Duncan Smith, Project Manager, NoveList

BadgerLink has some wonderful information tools on books, authors, and literature for librarians, students, educators and all library patrons. Learn more about two of these terrific tools—TeachingBooks.net and NoveList. Carin Bringelson (TeachingBooks.net) and Duncan Smith (NoveList) will discuss their vision and inspiration for the resource, demonstrate how to use each product, and show how these BadgerLink-supported tools support library programming and activities.


Graphically Speaking

    Guava

Ruth Adams, Librarian, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graphic novels are a hugely popular with teens and young adults. But, does everyone know the difference between a graphic novel and a comic book?  The presenter will discuss the growth of graphic novels as a literary format, help librarians understand their growing popularity, and explain just what it is that readers are looking for in these works.

Stories of Rural Life: Horse-Drawn Days and Barns of Wisconsin

    Mangrove

Jerry Apps, Author

Jerry Apps captures stories of rural life from a bygone era as he discusses his new book Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, as well as the new edition of his classic Barns of Wisconsin. With Horse-Drawn Days, the author explores a time when teams of horses were vital to the livelihood of farm families. Combining captivating historic narrative with reminiscences of his boyhood on the family farm in Wisconsin, Apps also includes fascinating historic photos, ads, and posters, plus contemporary color photos of working horses today. Horse-Drawn Days evokes the majesty of these animals and highlights the horse’s role in our country’s early history and our rural heritage.

MacGyver Library vs Have You Heard About: Showdown of the

   Library Technology Titans 

    Aloeswood

Tasha Saecker, Director, Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha; Beth A. Carpenter, Director, Kimberly/Little Chute Public Library; Jon Mark Bolthouse, Technology Projects Manager, South Central Library System; Chris Grugel, User Education Librarian, Carthage College; Stef Morrill, Associate Director, South Central Library System; Joy Schwarz, Web Librarian/Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Winnefox Library System

Every year at WLA, the "MacGyver Guys" and "Have You Heard About" present one cool technology after another, bringing library staff and their patrons the very latest in library innovations, gadgets, software and services. It's hard to say who has the better handle on cutting edge technology ... but this year attendees will find out! Come watch these two teams battle it out for techno-dominance! Can they actually fill an hour with that much technology? Will one team finally triumph over the other? Can't they just get along and ... collaborate? You paid for your whole seat ... but you're only gonna need the edge!

Notable Books Marathon

    Marula

Helene Androski, retired librarian; Elizabeth Amundson, Librarian, Madison Public Library; Jean Anderson, Continuing Education/Multitype Coordinator, South Central Library System; Eliot Finkelstein, Academic Librarian, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kirsten Houtman, Member Services Librarian, WiLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

An annual event offering thoughtful, inspiring, humorous, and fast-paced reviews of titles selected from the ALA Notable Books list and the WLA Literary Award Committee’s notable books. The presenters are all experienced and knowledgeable book discussion leaders. Reviews include: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish by Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Dan Chaon's novel, Await Your Reply; Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin, and Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin.

Sharing the Library Adventure in Your Community

    Aralia

Elizabeth Timmins, Director, Muehl Public Library, Seymour, Wisconsin 

In this session, several innovative projects designed to increase awareness of the library, attract patrons, and contribute to the richness of the community will be highlighted. Drawing from experience, Elizabeth will share the successes and challenges of some of the projects, which range from moderating a mayoral debate to participating in a community-wide Arbor Day celebration.

Vocera - Instant Voice Communication 

    Tamarind

Mike Hartkopf, Customer Services Manager, Marathon County Public Library; Ben Krombholz, Library Assistant, Marathon County Public Library

How can staff move throughout the library without “disappearing”? How can disruptive paging be eliminated?  How can branch locations reach staff at headquarters without playing telephone tag?  Marathon County Public Library has solved many of these problems by using Vocera, a system that allows staff to instantly communicate with each other anywhere in any of the library’s locations.

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

♦ Autograph Garden

    Mangrove

Jerry Apps

Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses, Barns of Wisconsin, Cranberry Red, Blue Shadows Farm, In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story, The Travels of Increase Joseph 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   

Third Annual Bookcart Drill Team Competition —  Exhibit Hall

    Sponsored by

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Wisconsin Education & Curriculum Librarian Business Meeting

     Ironwood

New Member Round Table (NMRT) Social  

Welcome new librarians and not-so new librarians! Gather together with your friends in the profession and embrace this opportunity to make new ones. Join us for an evening of drinks, snacks, conversation, and camaraderie.   

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS Reunion

    Wisteria

Gather with SLIS colleagues past and present at the SLIS reception. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. All SLIS alumni, students, and friends are welcome to attend.  

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SOIS Reunion

    Portia

Join SOIS alumni at a reunion reception.


8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

WLA Foundation Fundraiser
- Bowling and Boards!!

    Kalahari Resort Bowling Lanes

Enjoy a social evening at the Kalahari with a game or two of bowling, beverages, snacks and friends. Put a team together or just join in. You don’t have to be good; you just have to be there! And, if that actual bowling ball seems awfully heavy after Wii bowling, there will be board games on hand as well.

$35 entry includes a charitable contribution to the WLAF.  

Program Handouts

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Check out the WLA Conference At a Glance for a quick overview of activities and programs throughout the conference or download the booklet (PDF).
 

Tuesday

Leadership Pre-conference

Leadership Bibliography

Leadership Strategies

Wednesday

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Creating a Successful Face Book Fan Page

♦ Can You Hear Me Now? (Mobile Devices)

link to slides - http://tinyurl.com/2aqw2aj and link to position paper for LITAC that has supporting data - http://tinyurl.com/2f5xzls.

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

♦ Digital (and Free) Tools in Your Library

Zotero

UW-Madison Libraries Zotero Help

Jing

Twitter

Tweetdeck

Hootsuite

Testing RDA: How Will It Really Work?

RDA Relationships Overview

RDA Handout - Lee Miller

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sharing the Library Adventure in Your Community!

♦ Have You Heard About vs. MacGyver Guys:

http://www.delicious.com/haveuheard2010

Thursday

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

Cataloging In a Public Library System: Looking for Common Ground

WiLS Survey Responses

♦ The Future of Libraries & eBooks

iPad Use in Higher Ed - Kathy Pletcher

iPad Use in Higher Ed - Michael Enyart

Kindles in Public Libraries: The Weyenberg Library Project - Linda Bendix

Kindle version 2 - Linda Bendix

♦ Outreach at the Library: A Win-Win for Staff and Patrons

FoodShare Outreach - Creative Ways to Connect

FoodShare:  Get the Facts

Second Harvent Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin Information

Overview of the FoodShare Program

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ethics & Leadership:  Making Choices for Social Justice

Knowledge Journaling

Learning the Latest Technology @ the Library
Using Media to Market Libraries

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

White Privilege 101

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Dewey or Don’t We?: BISAC v. Dewey 

Dewey or Don't We?: Frankfort Public Library District

Staff Training at a Combined Services Desk

♦ Stealth Marketing & Clip Art: Doing a Lot with a Little

PowerPoint

Clip Art Exercise

Fun with Fonts

Resources Handout  

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

♦ Being Safe and Secure in the Library

Security and Safety in the Library - Talking Points

MPL Banning Guidelines

MPL Officer Customer Service Log

Public Banning Guidelines

BISAC and Beyond: Adapting Retail Practices to a Library Setting

Friday

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

10 Questions to Ask Before You Think About #21

Grammar, Usage and Style for Librarians and Reluctant Writers and Editors

Annotated GUS Bibliography

Social Tagging in the Library

Social Tagging, Some Useful Resources

Wisconsin Libraries Say Cheese Again!

Ellsworth Public Schools "How to"

Accessing and Promoting Spanish Language Children's  Literature