Call for Proposals

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The WAAL 2016 Conference Planning Committee invites session proposals for All Hands on Deck: WAAL 2018 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI, April 26-27, 2018.

Proposals for presentations, panels and active workshops are all welcome. Presentations should be planned for 50 minutes, including Q&A.

Our target topics this year include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Justice
  • Archives
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Library Instruction and Information Literacy
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Metadata and Cataloging
  • Library Technology and Systems
  • Distance Librarianship and Virtual Reference
  • Collections and Budgets
  • Public Services

Please submit your session proposal here.

Proposals are due by October 31, 2017.

You should be prepared to supply all the following information when you submit:

  1. Abstract of the program (300 words or less)
  2. Presenter name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and contact information
  3. Format (presentation, panel discussion, workshop, etc.)
  4. Equipment needs

Please Note: If your proposal is accepted and you become a presenter, panelist, or moderator, you must register for the conference.

Questions? Please contact Robert Karels Breakout Coordinator at

See you in Oshkosh!


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Members 2018

Co-Chairs: Craig Thomas, Lawrence University, 920.832.6751

Co-Chairs: Beth Kucera, UW-Milwaukee, 414.229.4493

Booklet: Roxanne Backowski, UW-Eau Claire, 715.836.3508

Evaluation: Vince Mussehl, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 715.858.1875 

Hotel Liaison: Geoff Iverson, UW-Platteville, 608.342.1080

IT-Tech: Joe Hardenbrook, Carroll University, 920.840.5332

IT-Tech: Scott Pfitzinger, UW-La Crosse, 608.785.8943

Keynotes and Luncheon Speakers: Troy Espe, UW-Stevens Point, 715.346.4443

Local Arrangements:  Laura Briskie, UW-Parkside, 920.424.7332

Marketing: Kati Schaller, UW-Eau Claire, 715.836.4522
Marketing - Social Media: Joe Pirillo, UW-Oshkosh, 920.424.7332

Posters/LR: Paige Barreto, UW-Parkside, 262.498.8321

Programs/Breakout Sessions: Robert Karels, UW-Oshkosh, 920.424.0371

SLIS Liaison: Megan Adams

SOIS Liaison: Rachel Kramer

Sponsors: Josh Hickman, Beloit College, 608.363.2246

Volunteer Coordinator: Andy Prellwitz, Ripon College, 920.748.8752

Website: Cristina Springfield, Madison Area Technical College, 608.246.6637

WLA Conference Liaison: Brigitte Rupp Vacha, 608.245.3640

WAAL Annual Conference

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WAAL 2018 Annual Conference

All Hands on Deck!

April 25-27, 2018

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

1 North Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901


Announcing: Call for proposals! Please submit your proposal by October 31st, 2017.


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