Little Big Read

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To help jump-start conversation at WAAL 2018, we’re trying something new: The Little Big Read. Imagine a traditional conference Big Read – where all attendees read the same book – but think article instead of book. When you register, select one of the four articles below (each matched to a speech or session track) and we’ll send you the full text. Read it and you’ll be ready to jump into the mix in Q&As and at lunch Thursday, where tables will be themed by article. Start your devices, please. Let the reading begin!

Track 1 (Information Literacy & Instruction)

Gregory, A. and Mccall, B. (2017). Building Critical Researchers and Writers Incrementally: Vital Partnerships Between Faculty and Librarians. In B. D'Angelo, S. Jamieson, B. Maid, J. Walker (Eds.), Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines (pp. 371-386). Retrieved from

Track 2 (Diversity & Social Justice)

Baildon, M., Hamlin, D., Jankowski, C., Kauffman, R., Lanigan, J., Miller, M., ... Willer, A. M. (2017). Creating a Social Justice Mindset: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries. Retrieved from

Keynote Speaker, Ilana Stonebraker

Stonebraker, I., Maxwell, C., Garcia, K., and Jerrit, J. (2017). Realizing critical business information literacy: Opportunities, definitions, and best practices, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 22:2, 135-148. Retrieved from;;context=lib_fsdocs

Luncheon Speaker, Lee Reiherzer

Stack, M. (2003). A Concise History of America’s Brewing Industry, Economic History Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History.

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Special Events

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Wednesday, April 25th (preconference)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Informal Get-Together

Jazz and wine at Becket's featuring the Jazz Orgy

Thursday, April 26

5:30 PM-7:30 PM Dine Around at Local Restaurants

Not sure where to go for dinner? Let food and networking be your guide. All of the restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel, although you are free to drive as well. Meet in hotel lobby.

beckets: Modern American dining riverside in downtown Oshkosh. Nightly specials, happy hour, live music, weddings, and more

Manila Resto: Eclectic and modern bar/eatery serving sushi and Japanese-style grilled dishes along with Filipino fare

Ruby Owl Tap Room: Local gastropub offering 30 craft beers on tap paired with a fantastic menu of interesting, from scratch casual fare.

Gardina's: A globally incluenced menu is served with wines and craft beers in chic, relaxed digs with live music.

Bar 430: Smart watering hole offering speciality cocktails and elevated pub grub in industrial-chic surrounds.


7:30-10:00 P.M. #WAALCRAWL2018


7:30-8:30 P.M. Downtown Walking Tour

Put on your comfy shoes and join us for a walking tour of downtown Oshkosh. Highlights wuill include the filming site of Public Enemies, the opera house, and the public library. Meet at the Opera House Square Sundial (on the corner of Main Street and Algoma Boulevard).

8:30-10:00 P.M. Bar Crawl

Join us for networking and socializing at some of the locals' favorite establishments serving famous Winnebago County craft beer. Meet at the Opera House Square Sundial (on the corner of Main Street and Algoma Boulevard).

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Resources, Post-Conference

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Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Info Lit Instruction for the Remedial English Course: A Golden Opportunity
Jeff Ellair, UW-Sheboygan
Room: K.M. Hutchinson

ENG098: Identifying Information Sources

10:30 a.m. - 11:40 p.m.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Charting the Course for Justice and Excellence in Academic Libraries
Jean Zanoni, Marquette University; Elisa Coghlan, Marquette University
Room: B.F. Carter

WAAL Analysis 

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

Lightning Talks

Fishing in the MARC
Troy Espe

Lightning Talks

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Lightning Talks - Friday, April 27th

2:15-3:30 pm

Room: Paul L.
Fishing in the MARC

Troy Espe, Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Predatory Journal Content in Publisher Package and Open Access Collections

Jennifer Huffman, Serials Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Understanding Connectivism: Using Social Media to Improve Information Literacy Through Non-traditional Channels

Sneha Sharma, Student- Purdue University

Passive Programs, Active Students: Top 5 Micro Connection Programs in the Learning Commons

Aubrey Huff, Learning Commons Intern - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cultivating a Community of Respect on Social Media

Eric Jennings, Interim Head of the Research Center & Outreach Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

From Peer to Professional – An Evolution of Teaching Information Literacy Instruction

Elizabeth Kamper, Instructional Design Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BioCommons: A Space for Collaboration

Laura Newberry, BioCommons Ambassador - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Building Community with a Film Series

Kris Glodoski Wolf, Librarian - Madison Area Technical College

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Poster Session and Reception

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Poster Session Reception- Thursday, April 26th

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Room: Leander Choate
All posters listed with an asterisk (*) have the designation of student category, including those which have both student and professional presenters.


An Open Internship

Madeleine Pitsch, Open Education Intern* - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Longitudinal Cohort Study on Information-Seeking Behaviors of Doctoral Students

Vanessa Marie Schlais, MLIS, PhD Student/Graduate Research Assistant* - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rekindling Community Connections with Digital Holiday Cards

Elisa Coghlan, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator & Eric Kowalik, Instructional Designer - Marquette University

Social Media and Persistent Question Asking

Shauna Edson, Instructional Design Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Parkside

What in the World is an Access Services Intern?

Emylie Tonnacliff, Access Services intern* - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Know It All - Become the FAQ Master

Kim LaPlante, Manager of Research & Library Services - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

“Can’t We Just Digitize It?”: Digitization Project Guidance from the Wisconsin Historical Society

Hannah Wang, Wisconsin Historical Society

Rate My Source: An Interactive Tool for Evaluating Sources

Anna Merry, Research & Instruction Librarian & Jodi Pierre, Research & Instruction Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

ATE (Advanced Technological Education) Central's Archiving Service

Rachel Hanson-Flynn & Michelle Hagenbaugh* - Internet Scout Research Group at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Finding and Evaluating Online Resources in an Evolving Digital World

Jessica Behrman, Outreach Coordinator and Managing Editor & Molly Blake, Content Writer* - Internet Scout Research Group at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jail Library Group

Zachary Fannin and Melissa Juvinall* - Jail Library Group, The Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Crossing the State with "Crossing the Line"

Emil Hoelter, Processing Archivist & Cynthia Bachhuber, North American History Librarian - Wisconsin Historical Society

Advocacy, Outreach, Assessment: Launching the Library Ambassador Program at UW-Madison

Kelli Hughes, Public Services & Collection Management Librarian & Pamela O'Donnell, Public Services & Communication Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Madison

What Makes You Geek?

Molly Mathias, User Experiences Librarian and Aubrey Huff, Learning Commons Intern - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Libraries & Orientation Programs: A Winning Combination

Carrie Kruse, Director of College Library, User Experience and Library Spaces; Steve Frye, Assistant Director, Head of Public Services; Pamela O’Donnell, Communications Librarian - College Library, General Library System, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Digitizing the Marquette Tribune: Shining a Beacon on University History

Katie Blank, University/Digital Records Archivist - Marquette University

Shelf Skimming: A Shelf-reading Strategy

Joan Sommer, Head of Access Services and Kerry Olivetti, Circulation Services Specialist - Marquette University


Abiye Agbeh, Laura Newberry, Natalie Bueno (BioCommons Ambassadors)* - University of Wisconsin-Madison, WISCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement)

You’ve Got Real Mail! A Creative Global Experiment on the Value of Libraries

Teri Holford, Engagement & Curriculum Collection Librarian - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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