Friday 11/4

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

♦ Registration

   Hilton -

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 

♦ Continental Breakfast
   Hilton - Regency

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

♦ Best of WAAL 2011

   IT Interested? Encouraging IT Experimentation in the Library

   Hilton - MacArthur

Tom Durkin, UW-Madison Social Science Reference Library; Ian Benton, UW-Madison College Library; Jim Jonas, UW-Madison MERIT Library

An encore performance of the program voted "Best of WAAL" from the WAAL 2011 conference. Come join UW-Madison librarians to learn about a fun way to encourage library staff experimentation and interest in new technology. Beginning in 2006, library staff at UW-Madison started meeting over lunch to discuss interesting new technology developments. The meetings consist of very informal and low-key show-and-tell sessions aimed at encouraging an experimentalist and enthusiastic attitude toward new technology among non-tech library staff. We have focused primarily on “popular computing” topics such as social networking, “Web 2.0,” wireless devices, smart phones, desktop hardware/software, and sites and other channels of new information.  Please come with your digital camera, Android, iPhone, Blackberry, new NetBook/Laptop or iPad, and be ready to show off! Come ready to describe a new app or widget that you have created or plan to create! Come ready to discuss an efficiency application you use and like, or new desktop hardware/software that you have recently experimented with and believe has promise! We hope to see you there.

♦ Fabulous, Fantastic Fox Cities Book Festival

   Hilton - Wright B

Michael Kenney, Book Festival Board Member


The Fox Cities Book Festival has grown to a fantastic week-long celebration of books and reading. It's time to tout its terrificness. Great authors, great readers, great discussions, great fun.

♦ Library as Incubator Project

   Hilton - Plaza Suite

Laura Damon-Moore, Student, UW-Madison School of Library Information and Studies; Erinn Batykefer, Student, UW-Madison School of Library Information and Studies; Christina Endres, Student, UW-Madison School of Library Information and Studies

The Library as Incubator Project seeks to learn how artists (writers, visual artists and performing artists) use libraries in their research, creation and promotion of their artistic work. The presenters are in the process of creating a web resource that highlights artists and projects that have been "incubated," in part, by library collections, spaces and/or staff. It will also serve as a resource for librarians who want to better serve artists patrons through programming, collections, and partnerships. Laura, Christina and Erinn will discuss their goals for the future of the project.

♦ Library Programming for Children on the Autism Spectrum

   Hilton - Wright C

Ashley Thiem-Menning, Preschool Specialist, Appleton Public Library; Peggy Bartman, CESA 6, Oshkosh


This program will include an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as how to design and implement educational programming at the library for children on the spectrum.

♦ Not Another Social Networking Site?! Google+ and You

   Hilton - Kilbourne

Tasha Saecker, Assistant Director, Appleton Public Library

With Twitter and Facebook already dominating the social media scene, is there room for another player? Enter Google+, which has elements of both Twitter and Facebook, mixed with a Google flair. This session gives a beginner's look at Google+, its features, why you want to use it, and what in the world a Circle is. It will also offer tips and tricks to get the most out of your Google+ account.

♦ Web 2.0

   Hilton - Miller

Ben Miller, Director, Sauk City Public Library

Remember the FIRST time you sat through a Web 2.0 presentation? You already know about Facebook, blogs, wikis and web applications, and might even use "The" Twitter, now you want to learn how to utilize the latest web tools in day-to-day library work. Discover how to utilize the best of what the Internet has to offer so you can do your job better. Develop eye-catching library posters, conduct more effective staff training, publish a program website in an afternoon, collaborate with librarians
around the world and much, much more. Luddites need not apply.

 

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

♦ Creating a Climate of Excellence in Customer Services

   Hilton - MacArthur

Patricia Clason, Patricia Clason LLC, Milwaukee

There are many areas of our society where we seem to be doomed for mediocrity and, unfortunately, productivity, customer service and excellence are suffering. Excellence as a state of mind, as well as a quality of results, is a possibility in any environment - if only the players are willing. This participatory workshop will give each attendee the opportunity to explore their work situation, their personal attitudes and the potential of excellence in all that they do. Explore pitfalls that might be sabotaging your customer service and define what excellence would be for your organization. You will take away practical tips for keeping customers satisfied and loyal, and resources for continuing to refine the quality of your service to others.

♦ Finding Those Who Served: Civil War Genealogy

   Hilton - Wright B

Russell Horton, Reference and Outreach Archivist, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison


With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War upon us, interest in finding out about ancestors who served in the war will be at an all-time high. In this presentation, Horton will discuss strategies and sources for finding out about the Civil War veteran in your family tree.

♦ Fundraising for Construction

   Hilton - Oak

Mike Gelhausen, Director, Jack Russell Memorial Library, Hartford; Peter Woodburn, Woodburn, Kyle and Company, Madison, IN; Michael Bahr, Plunkett Raysich Architects, Milwaukee; Ryan Riemenschneider, J.P. Cullen and Sons, Brookfield


This program will take an interactive, comprehensive look at the entire fundraising process through Mike's experience, including the involvement of a fundraising advisor, construction company representative and an architect.  Attendees will walk away with the knowledge and tools to get the process started off on the right foot! The speakers will address, working with the community, how to set a budget for the project, how to hire a fundraising advisor or do you need one? Working with the architect and contractor on a daily basis, how to lead your library board during the process, and many more topics!

♦ Library Environments for Children:  Transformations

   Hilton - Regency

Kate Fitzgerald-Fleck, Children's Librarian, Waukesha Public Library; Joe Huberty, Engberg Anderson, Milwaukee


The role of the public library and the types of services and spaces it offers is evolving rapidly, and nowhere is this more true than in the spaces designed to serve our youngest patrons and those that care for them.  Mixed in with the picture books and early readers are opportunities for access to age-appropriate technology, media resources, flexible and shared learning, and parenting groups, and even early childhood education spaces and tools.  All these new services need to be delivered in a functional, patron-friendly environment that still manages to compete for the attention of its young users, while sharing fewer financial resources than ever before.

 

♦ Mixed Use Library: More Than the Sum of the Parts

   Hilton - Kilbourne

Paula Kiely, Director, Milwaukee Public Library; Joe Huberty, Engberg Anderson, Milwaukee


Getting that new library building you desperately need is often dependent on creativity and a willingness to partner up with some non-traditional allies.  Mixed use projects offer the possibility of political support, reduced capital and operating costs, economic growth in the community, and a more sustainable land us pattern. Making sure that t reality matches the promise takes attention to detail and a clear understanding of what motivates your new found friends.

♦ New Library Professionals Panel

   Hilton - Wright C

Kristina Gomez, Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library; Audrey Barbakoff, Childrens and YA Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, Forest Home Branch; Jessica Hutchings, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies; Paige Mano, Reference/Instruction Librarian, UW-Parkside, Kenosha; Bret Rohlwing, Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, Washington Park Branch; Joe Morgan, Web Content Developer, Johnson County (Kansas), Library System


New library professionals share strategies for successful first years as librarians. Particularly useful for library school students and recent graduates, the program will identify common challenges facing new hires and how to lead when not in positions of authority. The program will also include advice on the job seeking process. Audience questions are encouraged!

 

♦ One Good Things Leads to Another

   Hilton - Miller

Pamela Westby, Director, Middleton Public Library


Building on your community's strengths to create a public art project may not be in your long-range plans, but could change the public's view of your library. Learn how three public libraries, serving populations of varied sizes and demographics, engaged the public in community projects. Featured projects: Tapestry of Friendship (2002 Kingsolver/HarperCollins ALTAFF award winner), an outdoor structure and landmark, and Dimensions: A Community Origami Mural.

 

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

 

♦ President's Luncheon:  The Joy of Swearing

   Hilton - Empire

scottdikkers Scott Dikkers

Founder and 15-year editor-in-chief of The Onion Scott Dikkers discusses the history of The Onion, and the debt it owes not only the libraries of Wisconsin, but also the power of unrestrained swearing.

Scott will sign books following his presentation.

 

On behalf of WLA and the Conference Committee, thank you for participating in this year's conference.  We hope you enjoyed your experience!  We look forward to seeing you in La Crosse.

Thursday 11/3

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

♦ Registration

   Frontier Airlines Center -

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  

♦ Continental Breakfast

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table Business 

   Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Government Information Round Table Board Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ New Member Round Table Business Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Outreach Services Round Table Board Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Readers Section Business Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Reference & Adult Services Section Business Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Resource Sharing Round Table Business Meeting

♦ Support Staff Section and Circulation Services Round Table Business 

   Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

♦ Technical Services Section Business Meeting

    Hilton - Wright A

♦ WLA Foundation Board Meeting

    Hilton - Wright B

♦ Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends Board Meeting

    Hilton - Wright C

♦ Wisconsin Small Libraries Section Board Meeting

    Hilton - Empire

♦ Youth Services Section Board Meeting

   Hilton - Empire

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

♦ Exhibits

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

♦ Internet Cafe

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

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

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

♦ Avoidance is Not Management

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 E

Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Director, Viterbo University Todd Wehr Memorial Library, La Crosse


Are you intimidated by performance discussions (good or bad) with your employees? Does your annual review process seem like an exercise in paperwork? Are you looking for a good way to talk with your staff and organization about their work? In this program, managers will learn skills that will help them approach employee performance as an ongoing conversation, as opposed to a once-a-year event. Learning outcomes include: learning about good performance management; defining competencies for staff; setting and measuring goals; managing good and bad performance.

♦ Diversity in Librarianship

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Julie Kamikawa, Director, Mt. Mary  College Haggery Library, Milwaukee (moderator); Alberto Herrera, Jr., Diversity Services/Reference Librarian, Marquette University, Milwaukee; Yang Zhuo, Mt. Mary College Haggerty Library, Milwaukee; Ethelene Whitmire, Associate Professor, UW-Madison School of Library Information & Studies

Librarians with different cultural backgrounds share their education and work experiences in a panel format with time to discuss issues facing a diverse workplace.

♦ Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Wisconsin Children's Book Awards

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 C

Members of the Children's Book Award Committee; Dori Chaconas, Author


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.

The committee is joined by Dori Chaconas, winner of this year's award for Cork and Fuzz: The Babysitters.  Dori is the author of 16 picture books and the Cork and Fuzz series of seven easy-to-read boks.  In Making the Most of Memories, Dori talks about where her ideas come from for developing stories, characters and themes.

♦ Getting Out of Your Own Way

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 B

Alonzo Kelly, Kelly Leadership Group LLC, Milwaukee

After the blame game has been played, we end up looking at ourselves as the biggest obstacles to reaching goals.  This session is intended to help us recognize who and what may be slowing us down on our personal professional journey.

♦ LAMP:  LIS Access Midwest Program

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Amani Ayad, LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP)

Since its inception in 2006, LAMP (http://lisaccess.org/lamp) has worked collaboratively with libraries and library and information science (LIS) graduate schools to address the current diversity shortfalls in the library profession.  The goal of LAMP is to increase awareness and representation of members from statistically and historically underrepresented groups in the LIS profession through a holistic approach, based on collaboration between partner institutions and on a student-centered approach to recruitment and retention. LAMP is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

♦ Morale Boosters in Difficult Times

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 A

kross152010Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore


With all the bad news these days, it can be hard to keep a positive attitude. So what can trustees and library directors do to keep up staff morale? Join Krista for a discussion on ways to keep smiling through the tough times.

♦ "Nobody Mentioned This in Library School"

    Frontier Airlines Center - 203 D

Jeff Gilderson-Duwe, Director, Oshkosh Public Library; Cherie Sanderson, Director, Boulder Junction Public Library; Lynn Stainbrook, Director, Brown County Public Library, Green Bay; Ewa Barczyk, Director of Libraries, UW-Milwaukee Libraries


Join the directors of several public and academic libraries for a lively discussion of the skills and aptitude needed to excel as a library leader in the 21st century. In addition to prepared remarks, members of the panel will be available to address audience questions ranging from best practices to insights gained on the job.

♦ One Conference - One Read Book Discussion

    Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A

Gary Warren Niebuhr, Director, Greendale Public Library

 

Gary will lead a discussion of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as we look back on the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

♦ WISCAT Update

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D

Christine Barth, Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning, Madison; Vickie Long, WISCAT Training/Technical Support, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Madison


WISCAT strides forward connecting libraries of all types for resource sharing.  What's new? What's changing?  Updates on interlibrary loan, cataloging, and search resources are covered.  Bring your questions and comments to this informational session!

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

♦ Exhibits - No Conflict

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

♦ Autograph Garden

Dori Chaconas

Cork & Fuzz, the Babysitters

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

♦ E-Books in Libraries:  Opportunities, Challenges and Realities

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 B

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Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio

During this session, Sue, moderator of the No Shelf Required blog, will explore the ever-changing e-book landscape, highlighting the trends, challenges and opportunities for libraries.

♦ Freedom Train North: Stories of the Underground Railroad

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 B

Julia Pferdehirt, Author, Middleton


Freedom Train North tells the stories of fugitive slaves who found help in Wisconsin. As both a historian and a storyteller, author Julia Pferdehirt shares these exciting and important stories of a dangerous time in Wisconsin's past for young readers.  Pferdehirt is also the author of the new publication for young readers, Blue Jenkins: Working for Workers.

 

♦ Keeping in Touch with the Library World

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 A

Jamie Matczak, Continuing Education Coordinator,Nicolet Federated Library System, Green Bay; Desiree Bongers, Director, Ripon Public Library; Stef Morrill, Director, WiLS, Madison; Becca Berger, Director, Door County Library, Sturgeon Bay; Barbara Kelly, Retired Assistant Director, Appleton Public Library, former WLA President


Several well-connected Wisconsin librarians will advise new WLA members on how to stay connected with the wider community between conferences. Many libraries have cut travel and professional development budgets, putting regular conference attendance out of reach for staff. Some new librarians might find themselves isolated from the larger profession in small, rural libraries.  These librarians will address opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and building a community of peers year round. Speak from your own experience. How do you stay connected?

♦ Media Permissions and Ethics for 21st Century Skills

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D

Barry Britt, Soundzabound, Atlanta, GA


As technology speeds forward in education, parents, students, teachers and administrators are held liable for everything from copyright laws to internet safety and security.  A new educational program designed by Soundzabound will address 21st Century Skills, Digital Citizenship, individual state-standards and methods on educating our students for a stronger, more innovative workforce through the MP&E Program.

♦ Reading Images in Multicultural Children's Literature

   Frontier Airlines Center  - 201 C

Laretta Henderson, UW-Milwaukee

This presentation focuses on identifying stereotypical images in children’s literature.  It will begin with a critical review of the representation of racialized characters and give evaluative criteria.  Laretta will then lead the group in evaluating various picture books and relevant pedagogical approaches. Finally, reliable reference sources will be discussed. 

♦ RDA: Where Are We Now with the New Rules?

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A

Debra Shapiro, Instructional Program Manager, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies; Steven Miller, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies; Vince Jenkins, UW-Madison; Elizabeth Huggins, Student, UW-Madison School of Library Information and Studies; Jean Zanoni, Associate Dean, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, Milwaukee

RDA, Resource Description and Access, the successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, was published in Summer 2010, and underwent testing and assessment during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.  What was the outcome of this testing?  What decisions did the U.S. national libraries (LC, NLM, NAL) make about implementation?  How will this now affect Wisconsin libraries?  This panel consists of faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee who participated in the testing.

♦ Strategic Planning For The Library Board

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Rose Frost, Director, Platteville Public Library


Rose will discuss her Strategic Planning Library Board Orientation, which explains who is involved in the strategic planning process and the board's responsibilities, from identifying community needs to setting goals and objectives to the process of implementation. Something needed in these times.

♦ Tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum Research Library (tour filled)

Established in 1916, the Milwaukee Art Museum Research Library houses an extensive collection of materials on fine art and architecture including painting, graphic arts, sculpture, drawing, design, and photography. Located on the West Mezzanine Level of the Museum, the library contains a collection of over 20,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 60 art and design publications. In service of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Collection, library resources include national and international museum and gallery publications, Milwaukee Art Museum publications, monographs on art and artists, catalogue raison©s, auction sales catalogues, and an exceptional rare books collection, along with extensive artist files.

♦ Tour of the Villard Avenue Library

    Transportation provided    

♦ Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 E

Lee Somerville, Author, Sturgeon Bay


Vintage Wisconsin Gardens introduces readers to the region's urban/ornamental gardens of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Join Lee as she traces the changes in Wisconsin gardening and relates them to the state's cultural landscape.

♦ When Leaders Become Managers and Managers Become Leaders:

   Understanding When to Make the Switch

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 C

Alonzo Kelly, Kelly Leadership Group LLC, Milwaukee

The distinction in definition is simple, but not always difficult to detect in performance.  Learn the various types of management and leadership styles in achieving goals and how they, and we, influence the outcome of set goals.

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

♦ Autograph Garden

Lee Somerville

Vintage Wisconsin Gardens

 

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

♦ WLTF Luncheon and Annual Meeting

   Hilton - Wright AB

  

Tony Driessen, Attorney and WLA Lobbyist, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC,   Madison 

Library advocacy for trustees in today's political environment.

 

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

♦ 2011 WLA Literary Award Winner — Burned: A Memoir

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 D

Louise Nayer, Author, San Francisco, CA

In 1954, when Louise Nayer was four years old, her parents were severely burned in the basement of a rented Cape Cod Cottage.  Her father, a physician, and her mother, a nurse-educator, were going on their first family vacation with Louise, four, and her sister, Anne, six.  The book chronicles the nightmare of the explosion, the years of surgery (her mother had 37 operations on her face and hands), and the reconstruction not only of her mother’s face, her father’s soul, but of the family itself. Anne and Louise lived on a farm in up-state New York, surviving one of the coldest winters, while separated from their parents for nine months, yet loving the warm family environment they shared with their aunt, uncle and cousins. When their father finally came to pick them up and bring them back to New York City, he was changed in the way people are changed who come back from war or lose a child.   In the end, though, the book is about the resilience of families and the strength of the human spirit.

As an adult, Louise suffered from panic attacks brought on by childhood trauma.  A writer and a teacher for many years, the material of the accident haunted her. She knew she had to write the book. She wrote a number of versions of the book, worked with three agents and finally, last year, the book found a home at Atlas and Co.

♦ Creating Creativity

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 A

Jay Rath, Writer and Reporter, Madison


A fast-paced and funny look at the two forms of creativity, and how to engender them. Break habits that limit passionate thinking, release your inner "thought athlete" -- and learn to draw cartoons, too!

♦ Creating Dairyland

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Ed Janus, Author, Madison


Join Ed as he explores the fascinating story of Wisconsin dairy farming.  Ed's new book, Creating Dairyland, pays tribute to the many thousands of Wisconsin farmers who have found a way to stay on their land with their cows.  Their remarkable effort of labor, intelligence and faith is one of the great stories of Wisconsin - a story still being written.

♦ Ethics and Conflict of Interest

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 A

Heather Eldred, Retired Director, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau; Marla Sepnafski, Director, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, Wausau

Heather and Marla will present various scenarious illustrating possible situations that invoke ethics or conflict of interest concerns. 

♦ Hungry to Read or Just Plain Hungry:  Outreach at the Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 B

Gina Wilson, Director of Agency Services and Programs, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison; Laura Wichert, FoodShare Outreach Specialist, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison

Learn how to better assist your patrons find resources to meet their basic needs such as food. Misunderstanding and confusion about FoodShare (food Stamp) eligibility guidelines and online applications threaten those in desperate need of this benefit.  FoodShare helps low-income people get healthier foods from grocery stores and drives badly needed federal tax dollars into local economies. This interactive session will cover: upcoming changes in application processing, myths and facts about FoodShare, and creative strategies to help your patrons obtain food assistance.

♦ Technical Services and the Koha ILS

    Frontier Airlines Center - 203 E

Amy Gannaway, Cataloging/PAC Technology Specialist, South Central Library System, Madison; Joanna Messer, South Central Library System, Madison


The South Central Library System migrated from Dynix Classic to Koha earlier this year and did extensive development in the Technical Services areas.  In this session, we'll provide a "tour" of the Cataloging and Serials modules, as well as the add-in GetIt Acquisitions module. We will also talk about our migration experience as we moved to a new system after using Dynix Classic for the past 15+ years.

♦ The Technology Connection and Children's Programming

    Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D


Many authors and publishers are integrating 21st century technology into popular books and series. It may be Skyping with an author, visiting an interactive website or viewing a short movie on YouTube. Join the conversation to find new ways to incorporate technology with books and create interactive programs for children of all ages.

♦ Who Gets the Job and Why

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Tasha Saecker, Assistant Director, Appleton Public Library; Peter Gilbert, Director, Lawrence University Library, Appleton; Jean Zanoni, Associate Dean, Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, Milwaukee


Attitude. Skill set. Experience and how it benefits the organization. Dynamic resume and interview skills. These factors translate into who gets the job and why. A group of established library leaders will offer helpful hints to job seekers to attain the edge they seek in gaining fulfilling employment.

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

♦ Exhibits - No Conflict

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

♦ Autograph Garden

Louise Nayers

Burned: a Memoir

Ed Janus

Creating Dairyland (Wisconsin Historical Society)

Jay Rath

♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction - Pick up and Pay

   Frontier Airlines Center - Hall C

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

♦ Between Storytime and the Prom: 'Tween, Programming Fills the Gap

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Pamela Westby, Director, Middleton Public Library; Amanda Struckmeyer, Librarian, Middleton Public Library

Pamela and Amanda will provide two perspectives on programming for ages 8 to 12: why it's in the best interest of your library and how to implement it.  Pamela has advocated for the creation of a 'tween program, and Amanda has put it into action.  Their library now offers a multitude of well-attended 'tween events.  Come away with lots of fresh 'tween programming ideas!

♦ Hosting a Culturally Correct Program or Event @ Your Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202 A

Theresa Seidel, American Indian Library Association; Renee Bue, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville


Using the information in the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culturemanual from the American Indian Library Association (AILA) and the Asian-Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), participants will learn the importance of providing, and how to create, culturally correct programs at their libraries.

♦ The Library Board as Employer

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Krista Ross, Director, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore


Library boards have incredible responsibilities in overseeing the library. One of the most important is as the employer of the library director. Join Krista for a discussion on how to ensure a positive, working relationship with the library director, the importance of evaluations and the board's relationship to library staff.

♦ Museum Metadata: From Cephalopods to iPods

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D

Claudia Jacobson, Milwaukee Public Museum; Debra Miller, Milwaukee Public Museum, Paul Bourcier, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison


Panelists from the Wisconsin Historical Society and Milwaukee Public Museum will discuss how cataloging metadata has evolved at their institutions, how the metadata is reflected by the collections management needs of the museums, and how controlled vocabularies and shared thesauri are used with metadata.  The discussion will be illustrated with examples of cataloging and indexing from the manual era as well as examples from two museum collections management systems, Argus and KE Emu.

♦ Teen Ideas Swap

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 A


Swaps are a great way to share ideas and creative new ways to enhance teen programming at your library. Sometimes all it takes is another person's creativity to spark a new approach or idea for serving teens in your community! If you have ideas and suggestions to swap with other youth services staff, please bring 25-30 handouts, briefly describing your ideas, to share at the teen swap.

♦ Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 D

Louis Wasserman, Louis Wasserman & Associates, Milwaukee; M. Caren Connolly, Louis Wasserman & Associates, Milwaukee


Wisconsin's Own tells the story of the considerable contribution Wisconsin's historic homes have made to American residential architecture. The houses profiled in the book are a mix of public ones you may have visited and private homes you've been hoping for an invitation to explore. These homes are representative of the varied architectural styles in Wisconsin, from an Italianate mansion along the Mississippi River and an Adirondack-style camp in the North Woods to a 14-bedroom Georgian Revival mansion on Lake Geneva. The Prairie School is also represented, with examples by Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor, Louis Sullivan.

♦ What's New Under the Dome

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A

Paul Nelson, Chair, WLA Library Development & Legislation Committee; Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning

After the excitement and challenges posed by state budget politics, recall elections and last-minute negotiations on the federal debt ceiling, there is still much to be done to make sure libraries survive and thrive amidst uncertainty. Come join WLA's Library Development & Legislation Committee for a lively recap of the year's activities, plus a look at ongoing and new legislation and funding issues. Get ready for a lively discussion.

♦ Women, Financial Literacy and Retirement Savings

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 E

Margery Katz, MA, JD, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds, Madison


Women as a group save less money for retirement than men due to their shorter work careers, lower earnings and investment choices.   At all ages, women save less than men.  Margery will highlight findings from a financial literacy study and discuss useful resources relating to women, financial literacy and retirement. 

http://cfs.wisc.edu/publication library/year1projects/year2projects.aspx

 

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

♦ WLA/WLAF Annual Business Meeting Agenda

   Hilton - Wright ABC

 

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

 

♦ Awards & Honors Banquet**

  Hilton - Empire

They have left their imprint on our libraries.  Please join us for this annual celebration in recognition of those professionals who symbolize the best in librarianship and support of libraries.  Dinner will be followed by presentation of various awards.

Tuesday 11/1

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Pre-Conferences

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

♦ Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

    Hilton -

Sponsored by Center for Information Policy Research, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, and WLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table

Pre-registration required.  Fee: $25  

When a library confronts an intellectual freedom challenge, who are the players involved, what are their interests and where do we stand?.  This pre-conference will explore the motivations of such groups as Family Friendly Libraries, local politicians and the American Library Association.

Perspectives on intellectual freedom issues will be offered by:

Barb Dieter, past president, Board of Directors, West Bend Community Memorial Library

Barbara Jones, Director, Office of Intellectual Freedom, ALA, Chicago

Sandra Braman, Professor, Department of Communications, UW-Milwaukee, and author of the book Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power (2006, MIT Press);

Loretta Gaffney,a Ph.D. candidate in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, who researches the politics of reading, censorship and youth librarianship

Joyce M. Latham, Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee, whose research and teaching focus is on the history and current practice of intellectual freedom and professional authority

If you have an intellectual freedom case to discuss, you can bring it to the pre-conference or email latham@uwm.edu with your case ahead of time.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

♦ Leading Through Communication

   Hilton - Regency

Sponsored by WeLead

Pre-registration required.  Fee:  $45 members / $55 non-members

Christine Butterfield, Leadership Coach, Milwaukee


Have you ever encountered a colleague who consistently misconstrues what you said?  Do you wish you knew how best to convince or persuade someone?  When things are stressful at the office, do you wonder if there's a way to reduce tension?

The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people is an essential skill for all successful leaders.  In this workshop, Chris will guide participants through a program (developed by the TRACOM Group) to help them discover their social style, how it reflects their personality and behavior, and the impact their style has on the perceptions of others.  In addition to identifying their own style, attendees will learn to recognize others' social styles, understand how different styles react under stress, and adapt their behavior to decrease tension and increase productivity.

Please join us for a fun and engaging session exploring the Social Styles model and its impact on interpersonal effectiveness.  Participants will use role playing to practice communication strategies and, by the end of the session, create a Social Style Action Plan for addressing issues in key relationships.

Christine Butterfield is an executive leadership coach and business consultant.  She brings over 20 years of experience to her work with executives and their teams. Chris helps leaders increase their personal effectiveness and works with them to maximize their ability to achieve results.  Her clients include AT&T, Time Warner Telecom, Sherman Hospital and the Safer Foundation.

 

♦ Lightning Fast Succession Planning
   Hilton - Walker

Sponsored by the WLA Foundation

Pre-registration required.  Fee:  $49

As a result of changes to compensation packages and with many employees approaching retirement age, unprecedented numbers of experienced library workers are leaving their institutions. Sometimes, they leave without much notice and take knowledge about work processes and institutional culture with them! If you’re like many organizations, you’ve never really planned for that loss. Succession planning is a key part of effective library management, and provides a good opportunity to align positions with the strategic goals of the organization. In this pre-conference workshop, you’ll learn effective strategies for dealing with the loss of key staff members, whether you have lot of notice or very little.  On-the-job journaling, using wikis for templates and knowledge management, exit interviewing, and cross-training are just some of the ideas we’ll discuss to help you preserve the institutional knowledge of your key workers.

 

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

♦ Registration

   Hilton -

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

♦ Vendor Reception

   Hilton - Regency

Join us for a kickoff reception with hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar, and take some time to meet and greet your colleagues and WLA members.

♦ Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries Board Meeting 

   Hilton - MacArthur

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

♦ Wisconsin Library Association Board Meeting

   HIlton - Oak


Wednesday 11/2

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

♦ Registration

   Hilton 4th floor (until 9:00 a.m.); Frontier Airlines Center

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

♦ Continental Breakfast

   Hilton - Regency

♦ Past President’s Breakfast 

   Hilton - Walker

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

♦ Keynote Address: FrankenLibraries or Librarytopia: Our Choice

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202

author-abram Stephen Abram, MLS, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning (Gale)

The future, depending on your point of view and attitude, can be viewed as exciting or scary - Frankenlibraries or Librarytopia? Maybe it's both like a rollercoaster!  Are e-books just a symptom of a shift in the information environment? Is there a more fundamental change underlying everything that is invisible? Are the financing issues in libraries changing everything materially? We can acknowledge that the future won't be the same as the past - not by a long shot. What are the opportunities for communities, learning and libraries.What enhancements and changes might we expect? Is this the final straw for libraries or the biggest opportunity for us since the advent of the Web? Are libraries going to be even more open and boundaryless? Are the newest social technologies for the Web a great opportunity for social institutions like libraries, schools, universities and governments? Are these again a symptom of an even greater shift for society that social institutions like libraries must acknowledge? Stephen Abram is a veteran library watcher and strategic technologist and library futurist. In this plenary session, he shares his perspectives on these issues, challenges and opportunities.  

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

♦ Exhibits - No Conflict

   Frontier Airline Center - Hall C

♦ Internet Café

   Frontier Airline Center - Hall C

♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction

   Frontier Airline Center - Hall C

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

   Frontier Airline Center - Hall C

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

♦ Autograph Garden

              Tad Hills

              How Rocket Learned to Read

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

♦ Are You Certifiable?  How You and Your Library Can Benefit from ALA Certification

   Programs

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Ian Lashbrook, Research Association, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

Excellent librarians need excellent staff. The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) was created by librarians to strengthen managers. Voluntary certification through the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) was developed to redefine how staff gain recognition, think about their roles, and expand their perspectives and skill sets. This discussion will describe the programs' inspiration and development, as well as logistics for applying to and progressing through them. With this conversation, you will be encouraged to think about whether these opportunities should be added to your professional goals.

♦ Finding Multimedia in BadgerLink

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Madison; Peggy Garties, ECB VideoLink, Madison


http://www.badgerlink.net/ provides access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic and special libraries. This program describes how to find images, video and animations in BadgerLink.

♦ The Hoarder: Need to Know Information

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 B

Brenden McDaniel, Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization, ActionOrganizing Services

Is it messiness, clutter or hoarding? Are you helping or hurting? Brenden will offer strategies to use to help people move forward with de-cluttering and developing organization strategies.

♦ Labor v. Management: Staffing Your Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D

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Mary L. Hubacher, Attorney, Buelow Vetter, Waukesha, WI

The landscape of public sector workplaces has been significantly altered with the changes brought about by Acts 10 and 32 this year. This program will discuss those changes and their impact on the relationship between management and employees who are represented by labor unions. Specific areas addressed will include elections, fair share deductions, grievance procedures or civil service rules and handbooks.

♦ MacGoogle!  The MacGyver Guys Talk Google

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 C

Jon-Mark Bolthouse, Technology Projects Manager, South Central Library System, Madison; Chris Grugel, Instructional Services Supervisor, Carthage College, Kenosha


Translate, SketchUp, Picnik, Reader, Panaramio, Goggles, Voice, RealTime!  With over 90 free applications and a list that grows daily, the sheer volume of Google services is overwhelming.  Luckily, the MacGyver Guys are here to help defuse this potential "time" bomb.  Chris and Jon Mark will be highlighting the best Google applications out there, showing you some hidden tricks, great features and ways your library can provide patrons with the coolest tools — all for free.  Imagine how many drug cartels would have been busted up and orphanages saved, if only MacGyver had Google!

♦ Make Mine Mystery

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 E

Gary Warren Niebuhr, Director, Greendale Public Library


Gary is a very nice man who happens to know an awful lot about not very nice things. He is a mystery and crime fiction aficionado who loves to share his murderous books with others. Come for a genre study you won't soon forget.

♦ Overwhelmed by Overdrive?
   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 D

Kate Hull, Reference Librarian, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Diana McDonald, Reference Librarian, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, Carol Kuntzelman, Head of Technical Services and Collection Manager, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville

Help your patrons download audiobooks and e-books! Presenters will discuss assisting first-time Overdrive users, demonstrate a download and point out common trouble spots. Hear about how Hedberg Public Library, often with Overdrive's help, is working to address challenges. There will be time at the end for questions and for others to share ideas on Overdrive and e-reader support.

♦ Speed Networking

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A


Are you new to librarianship? Or just want to cultivate and renew relationships with your peers? Join us for a fast-paced, fun-filled session where you can meet librarians from across the state and find colleagues who share your interests. Have one-on-one conversations with your peers for 5 minutes at a time, but when the timer dings, it's time to move on.

♦ Tales from the Harley Davidson Archives

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 A

Bill Jackson, Senior Archivist, Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee


Bill will discuss the various ways that his team actively supports the company's new product development, marketing and business strategy. He will also speak to the creativity and innovation he brings to his every day work, in light of current budgetary limits that are familiar to us all.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

♦ RASS Luncheon with Mike Gousha — That's The Way It Is: New

   Challenges and Responsibilities Facing Journalists and Citizens in a

   Rapidly Evolving Media World

   Hilton - Empire


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Mike Gousha serves as a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School. He joined Marquette in January of 2007 after concluding a 25 year career at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. In his role at Marquette, Gousha organizes and coordinates forums and conferences which address important public policy issues. He also brings newsmakers and political debates to campus, acting in the role of interviewer, moderator, and facilitator. In addition, Gousha continues to work as a contributing anchor and reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee. He is the host of the weekly Sunday morning program "Up Front with Mike Gousha," which airs statewide. He also offers political analysis and does long form reporting for the ABC affiliate.

♦ YSS Luncheon with Tad Hills

   Hilton - Crystal

tad-hills Join us for the Youth Services Section Luncheon as Tad discusses his artistic and creative process, highlights his artwork and introduces us to his new iPad app "How Rocket Learned to Read." 

In addition to being the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book, How Rocket Learned to Read, Tad is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose. His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book What’s Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose, 1,2,3; Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?; Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin and Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas. 


2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

♦ Basic Tech Support for Your Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 D

Adam Brisk, Wisconsin Technical College, Superior; Rebecca Buchmann, Director, Black Creek Village Library


Learn basic troubleshooting techniques that will help relieve some of the stress associated with using a computers and other technology tools. This session will cover trouble shooting basics that will empower you to become your own tech support for issues that frequently come up.

♦ E-book Developments on the Wisconsin Front

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 B

Bob Bocher, Technology Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning, Madison; Jeff Gilderson Duwe, Director Oshkosh Public Library and Winnefox Library System, Oshkosh; Sara Gold, Wisconsin Library Services, Madison.


An e-book summit took place in May 2011, with representatives from all types of libraries discussing the major issues of providing electronic books to Wisconsin library users. Come hear Bob, Jeff and Sara describe the current e-book picture and developments that have occurred since the summit at both the state and national levels.

♦ Identifying and Working with Difficult Personality Types

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A

Brenden McDaniel, Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization, ActionOrganizing Services

♦ Marquette Law Library: a Library Without Borders

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Patricia Cervenka, Director, Marquette University Law Library, Milwaukee

Marquette University's spectacular new law school building, which opened in August 2010, includes a "library without borders" that is fully integrated on each floor.  Patricia will share her staff's contribution to the planning of the library's embedded design, some of the subsequent successes, as well as some of the challenges.  Following the program, you will have an opportunity to tour the library; if you are interested, please meet at 4:00 p.m. by the conference registration area.  Please note you will be walking to the library.

♦ Money Smart @ Your Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 E

Michael Dowling, American Library Association, Chicago, IL; Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Learn about the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week and how the Fed and ALA are partnering on this initiative.

♦ Moving Microfiche Mountains By Yourself

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 B

Kelly Swickard, Cardinal Stritch University Library, Milwaukee

Kelly will discuss how she created an institutional digital repository for masters' theses. Previously, the university would have theses made into microfiche, which is not desirable to contemporary researchers/students. Using CONTENTdm, Kelly constructed the collections, the metadata schema, and controlled vocabulary. Additionally, she developed an electronic submission form, from which copyrights can be selected. With the help of the university’s web librarian, she created a web page that has the submission form and directions to it.

♦ Notable Books Marathon

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 C

Helene Androski, Madison; Kirsten Houtman, WiLS, Madison; Elizabeth Amundson, Madison Public Library, Eliot Finkelstein, Academic Librarian, UW-Madison; Jean Anderson, Continuing Education Coordinator, South Central Library System, Madison


Our very own dream team of book talkers/discussion leaders takes us on a whirlwind tour of notable titles. Be ready for thoughtful, humorous, insightful reviews of titles you won't want to miss. This session always flies by.

♦ Technology and Future Options for Active Librarianship

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Jacques du Plessis, UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies


We are facing a transition as monumental as the switch from the ice man to the refrigerator in library services. Many refuse to believe it and hold on to a dated model. This presentation will create a scenario of what we should be doing to keep our jobs and remain relevant.

♦ Tour the Milwaukee County Zoo Library (THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT)

Established in 1988, the Milwaukee County Zoo Library is a central location for information on topics from animal nutrition and management to zoological science and zoo administration.  Join the WLA Support Staff Section in a tour led by Mary E. Kazmierczak, Librarian/Information Specialist, and learn about the collection of scientific and veterinary journals, as well as the important historical archives housed in this special library.

♦ Tour the Treasures of the Krug Rare Books Room

   Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch


The Milwaukee Public Library invites you to visit its Central branch to browse among some of the most treasured and rarest items in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room. Items on display include the oldest book in the library (ca 1479), the smallest books in the world, Frank Lloyd Wright's Wasmuth portfolio, John James Audubon's bird and mammal prints, and many more. The library's rare books team will be available to answer questions.

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

♦ Exhibits - No Conflict

   Frontier Airline Center - Hall C

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

♦ 2011 WLA Poetry Slam!

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 C

Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate


We know you're out there. Librarian poets of Wisconsin - this is the time to show the world (well, at least the conference attendees) what you can do. Bruce will introduce the event and serve as moderator/judge.

♦ An Instruction Toolbox for Public Libraries

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 A

Marisa Finkey, UW-Oshkosh Polk Library


While library and user instruction is common in school and academic libraries, strategies for this type of instruction can also be adapted to serve public libraries.  This session will look at simple strategies to provide a variety of types of instruction from workshops to web tutorials. Also included will be a discussion of useful web application such as Jing, Survey Monkey and Print Key.

♦ Battledecks:  Competitive PowerPoint Karaoke!

   Frontier Airlines Center - 202

Jon-Mark Bolthouse, Technology Projects Manager, South Central Library System, Madison; Chris Grugel, Instructional Services Supervisor, Carthage College, Kenosha; Stef Morrill, Director, WiLS, Madison; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Coordinator, LaCrosse Public Library; Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction; John DeBacher, Public Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction; Beth Carpenter, Director, Kimberly - Little Chute Public Library; Pete Gilbert, University Librarian, Lawrence University; Adam Brisk, LRC Technician, WITC Superior


Think you get nervous speaking in front of a crowd?  Come see what happens when top library conference speakers present in front of a live audience, using a PowerPoint presentation they've never seen before!  Battledecks takes the traditional conference presentation and turns it on its head, mixing random (and we mean random!) PowerPoint slides and improvisational comedy, with a dash of American Idol judging thrown in.  Who will be crowned the WLA champion?

♦ ELIS: Embedded Library Instruction Services

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 A

Michael F. Strahan, Reference, Instruction Coordinator and Distance Education, Northern Michigan University Olson Library, Marquette; SaraJane Tompkins, Northern Michigan University Olson Library, Marquette; Dr. Judith Puncochar, Northern Michigan University School of Education, Marquette;

A 10+ year collaboration between faculty and librarians at a Michigan comprehensive (II-A) university evolved from individual innovation to a campus-wide program, Embedded Library Instruction Services (ELIS). ELIS is introduced as a model for embedding personal librarian support and instruction in academic courses. In 2009, ELIS became one of the library's five strategic directions and part of the university's Road Map to 2015. ELIS contains five components necessary for successfully infusing library support with course instruction. Using a mixed methods approach, five disparate components are identified: library resources, course specific instruction, librarian instructor collaboration, structure/methods of delivery and student/faculty needs. The presenters will discuss the history of embedded librarianship at Olson Library, define the five components, describe how each component relates to successful student learning, discuss implementation, and address factors affecting the quality of course instruction and student work. The ELIS model has been implemented in 26 different programs through numerous face-to-face web-enhanced, hybrid and online courses, and may be adapted at all educational levels in public and private academic institutions (e.g., K-12 and adult education courses).

♦ Intellectual Freedom in the Digital Age

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 D

Brian Rowe, J.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Washington, and Adjunct Professor, Seattle University Law School, Information Privacy Law

Brian will discuss law, ethics, intellectual property and information in a social context. He will also comment on information privacy issues and ethical alternatives to Wikileaks, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedowns.

 

♦ Managing Protest and Political Rights in the Public Library

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 B

Tomas A. Lipinski, Executive Associate and Professor, Dean School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

This session will review the constitutional law of public property as applied to public libraries, specifically meeting rooms, bulletin boards, sidewalks and other public spaces.  What are the rights of the public and public employees regarding free speech on government property?  What are the limits of lawful regulation to be considered in public library policy?

♦ Milwaukee Public Library's Central Branch Reception and Tour


Visit the Central Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library for a late afternoon get-together featuring light refreshments, camaradarie and fun.  Tours of the historic and architecturally significant Central Library building will be available.

♦ Reading Images in Multicultural Children's Literature

   Frontier Airlines Center - 201 C

Laretta Henderson, UW-Milwaukee


This presentation focuses on identifying stereotypical images in children's literature.  It will begin with critical review of the representation of racialized characters and give evaluative criteria.  The presenter will then lead the group in evaluating various picture books and relevant pedagogical approaches. Finally, reliable reference sources will be discussed.

♦ Resume Review Session

   Frontier Airlines Center - 203 E

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

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

♦ Tweet-up and Meet-up!

   Hilton - Miller Time Pub


Are you tweeting the conference? Do you want to meet your fellow tweeters face-to-face? Are you just looking to meet new people from the Wisconsin library-world? Join us for a fun and informal get together where you can meet new people, connect with people in similar positions from across the state, and make friends with people you will be seeing at conferences for years to come!

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

♦ UW-Milwaukee SOIS (formerly SLIS) Reunion

   Pabst Mansion

Please join us for an evening of fun, beverages, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. All UW-Milwaukee SOIS Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests are invited to attend our annual SOIS reunion from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the historic Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion. New activities this year include: a brief program at 6:00 p.m.; making custom READ posters; a gallery of former members of the SOIS community; tours of the Pabst Mansion; and UWM SOIS giveaways!  Complimentary trolley service will be provided continuously between the Frontier Airlines Center, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and the Pabst Mansion from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

♦ UW-Madison School of Library & Information Studies Reunion

   Hilton - Wright AB

Please join us for the SLIS reception and reunion for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison School of Library & Information Studies. Enjoy the hors d’oeuvres and cash bar while reconnecting with old friends and colleagues and making new ones!

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

♦ WLAF Fundraiser: SPiNGALACTIC!

SPiN Milwaukee

Enjoy friends and friendly competition at the annual WLA Foundation fundraiser, this year at SPiN Milwaukee. SPiN is a unique 16,500 square foot table-tennis social club located at Chicago and Water in downtown Milwaukee's trendy yet Historic Third Ward. The club sports 12 top-quality table-tennis courts on cushioned Olympic-competition flooring, plus a 13th stadium-like center court. SPiN Milwaukee houses a pro shop, restaurant, bar, lounge, and two private event rooms.

Your $35 ticket covers table-tennis, one drink, light snacks and a $20 charitable contribution to WLAF to benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. Cash bar available. Shuttle service provided. 

Special Events

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Meet & Mingle with Exhibitors

   Tuesday, November 1

   4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a kickoff reception with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, and take some time to meet and greet your colleagues and WLA members.

 

♦ WLA Foundation Silent Auction

   Wednesday, November 2

   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    

   Thursday, November 3

   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   3:30 p.m. - pay and pickup

Bid on items to benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, such as art works, collectibles, antiques and much more.

 

♦ Tour of the Treasures of the Krug Rare Books Room

   Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch

   Wednesday, November 2

    2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Transportation will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.

 

♦ Tour of the Milwaukee County Zoo Library

   Wednesday, November 2

    2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Transportation will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.

♦ Reception and Tour

   Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch

   Wednesday, November 2

   4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

♦ Tweet-Up and Meet-Up!

   Hilton - Miller Time Pub

   Wednesday, November 2

   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

♦ SPiNGALACTIC WLA Foundation Fundraiser

   Wednesday, November 2

   8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Engberg Anderson and Maris Associates!

Enjoy friends and friendly competition at the annual WLA Foundation fundraiser, this year at SPiN Milwaukee. SPiN is a unique 16,500 square foot table-tennis social club located at Chicago and Water in downtown Milwaukee's trendy yet Historic Third Ward. Whether you like to chop, drop or kill - or none of the above - it'll be a fun time!  

The club sports 12 top-quality table-tennis courts on cushioned Olympic-competition flooring, plus a 13th stadium-like center court. SPiN Milwaukee houses a pro shop, restaurant, bar, lounge, and two private event rooms.  

Your $35 ticket covers table-tennis, one drink, light snacks and a $20 charitable contribution to WLAF to benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. Cash bar available. Shuttle service provided.

♦ Tour of the Villard Avenue Library

   Thursday, November 3

   10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.

 

♦ Tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum Research Library

   Thursday, November 3

   10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.

 

♦ Tour of the Milwaukee County Zoo Library

   Thursday, November 3

    2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Transportation will be provided; availability based on first-come, first served.

 

♦ Awards & Honors Banquet

   Thursday, November 3

   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

   

They have left their imprints on our libraries.  Please join us for this annual celebration in recognition of those professionals who symbolize the best in librarianship and support of libraries.  Dinner will be followed by presentation of various awards.