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Tuesday

 

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Registration

Lobby

 

5:30 - 7:00 PM

WAAL Planning Committee Meeting

Monet

 

7:00 - 8:30 PM

WAAL Board Meeting

Monet

 

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Wednesday

 

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Lobby

 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Internet Cafe

Monet

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast(Pre-registraton required)

Ballroom B & C

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

Community Area Networks: Connect and Collaborate

Rembrandt

As information becomes more social and more online, academic libraries and librarians are increasingly dependent on the reliable networks that transfer that information.  While the network is often times an invisible asset to most, many library staff are becoming more involved in ensuring the strength and capacity of their network. In Wisconsin, Community Area Networks (CANS) are evolving to meet the network needs of community anchor institutions, like libraries, colleges, and universities, not only making broadband sustainable and reliable, but also making meaningful connections and collaborations with others in the community. This session will describe the basics of a Community Area Network (CAN) and how several Wisconsin institutions are working in their community to build their own.

John Pederson, Educational Technology Consultant, WISCNET

 

Getting into the Workflow: Graduate Student Support Workshops

Mitchell

How can librarians engage with graduate student education and research?  Often, graduate student orientations of academic departments include only introductory information about the library and are discipline-focused.  To address a need for better library support for graduate students increasingly pursuing interdisciplinary research and study, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries initiated a series of workshops designed to integrate into the workflow of graduate students.  Presenters will discuss how the program evolved from a one-library pilot program into a coordinated series of workshops across multiple campus libraries.  Details about workshop topics, structure, design, and promotion and series feedback and next steps will be shared.

Steven Baumgart, Instruction Coordinator, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Rebecca Payne, Reference/Instruction Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Anne Rauh, Liaison Librarian, Kurt F. Wendt Library, UW-Madison
Lisa Saywell, Head of Public Services, Memorial Library, UW-Madison

 

Use of the Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking Network in an Academic Setting

Concourse

Environmental Public Health Tracking addresses the need for increased knowledge about environmental pollutants and our health. It provides a public website as a resource for academic users to learn more about environmental health and use data in this integrated format. Topics of interest include air pollutants like ozone and carcinogenic emissions, and health problems like asthma and birth defects. Data can be mapped or viewed in a table. Analogous data are available at a national website to complete a full network that provides a novel approach to improve our understanding of the link between the environment and our health.

Marni Y.V. Bekkedal, Ph.D, Wisconsin Department of Health

 

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Break

Lobby

 

10:15 - 11:15 AM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

Evidence-based research for health care students

Rembrandt

Evidence-based practice is an essential aspect of health care that is integrated into the
curriculums of many colleges and universities. Utilizing the best research evidence from
the published literature is an important component of evidence-based practice.  To help
students identify these resources and prepare graduates for the challenges of working
as health care professionals, librarians must understand how and where to find the best
research evidence for decisions related to patient care.  The presenter will cover the
basic concepts of evidence-based practice, introduce the PICO method for creating search strategies, and demonstrate several evidence-based databases.

Dolores Skowronek, Reference Librarian, Alverno College
Julie L Millenbruch, PhD, Director of MSN Program, Alverno College

 

The Power of Classification Revealed through Poverty, Disease, Natural Disaster…and Pluto

Mitchell

Classification permeates our world. We classify animals, jobs, meat, eggs, hotels, races and ethnicities, work, leisure, weather, even planets – you name it. Naming, an act of power, is what we do when we classify. We put things in their place. Studying classifications of natural and social phenomena offers insights into the cultural and institutional politics of creating, revising and applying classification schemes. This presentation will reveal the politics and discourses that shape examples of social and scientific classifications and their consequences, some grim and others amusing, and will draw parallels to illuminate library classifications, their nature, and power.

Hope A. Olson, Professor and Dean, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Sponsored by the Technical Services Section

 

Fun with FdSys:  a New, Improved Way to Find Online Federal Government information

Concourse

Come learn about the United States Government Printing Office's new digital system, FdSys.  This system, introduced to the public in 2009, replaces and improves upon GPO Access.  FdSys provides access to many of the most-requested government titles, including the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, Statutes at Large, the U.S. Budget, and Compilation of Presidential Documents, as well as the Catalog of Government Publications.  If you're ever called on to assist a patron with a government documents question, this is a tool to know.   This presentation/demonstration will cover what's in FdSys and the basics of searching and retrieval.

Beth Harper, Government Documents Reference Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison

Sponsored by the Government Information Roundtable

 

11:30 AM - 12:34 PM

Ballroom B & C

Luncheon, April 21

Redevelopment of the Urban Environment with Bob Greenstreet

Bob Greenstreet will discuss the redevelopment of the urban environment of Milwaukee over the past 5 years.  Specific reference will be made to the unique town/gown relationship between the city of Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

R. Greenstreet, photo

Professor Robert Greenstreet is an architect and Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He is currently the longest serving Dean of Architecture in North America. 

Dr. Greenstreet is the author/co-author of seven books, has contributed to nineteen other texts and handbooks and has published over one hundred and fifty working papers and articles, both nationally and internationally. He specialized in the legal aspects of construction.

In Milwaukee, he has served as Chairperson of the City Plan Commission from 1993 to 2004, has been a member of numerous citywide task forces, including the Zoning Code Task Force, and has been involved in the selection of architects for many important major building projects, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Pier Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Market.

From 2002-2003 Dr. Greenstreet served as Interim Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, in 2003 was asked by Mayor Barrett to become the Director of Planning and Design for the City of Milwaukee, creating a unique town/gown relationship between the University and the City that is a first of its kind in the nation. In 2008, the position evolved into the Chair of City Development which Greenstreet holds in addition to the Deanship of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin: A Digital Archive of Historic Aerial Photograph

Concourse         

UW-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 the oldest systematic aerial survey of the state and has become a "baseline" for understanding changes to Wisconsin over the past 70 years. However, the physical media are fragile and deteriorating everyday and as a result, access to these photos is difficult at best and the demand to use them significantly exceeds their availability. In this presentation we will discuss a collaborative effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that has resulted in a successful 3-year grant project aimed at digitizing this collection and building a Web interface so the historic photographs can be searched and downloaded for free.

Melissa McLimans, Digital Services Librarian, UW Digital Collections Center
Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and GIS Librarian, UW-Madison

 

Integrated, Scaffolded, Constructed: Plug-in Library Instruction for Spanish 226

Rembrandt

In fall 2009, the Spanish Department at UW– Madison redesigned their curriculum for Spanish 226 and invited the library to participate in the process. The library developed a series of plug-in assignments designed to expose students to the Spanish language collection in ways that would work with students’ composition assignments and be minimal work for TAs. The library provided online content as well as a 15 minute instruction session in-person to all 29 sections of the course. Included will be an overview of the development of the assignments, survey results, and comparative data from past work with Spanish 226.

Steven Baumgart, Instruction Coordinator, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Paloma Celis Carbajal, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Nola Walker, Assessment & Public Services Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Stasie Harrington, Associate Faculty Associate, UW-Madison Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

2009 WLA Information Literacy Award Winner

 

E-forms - Making Workflows Work

Mitchell

This session will examine the workflow for the life cycle of a database and some of the technologies that we encountered and found to be useful in our attempt to manage databases from testing or trials to removal from our various management systems.  The process evolved from a committee assignment to our current electronic workflow using the BP Logix software.  There will be a brief review of the workflow diagrams that have evolved since May 2009 and an examination of the solutions that were implemented in the library. 

Bryan Vogh, Head, Library Systems, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire
Hans Kishel, Reference Librarian, McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire

 

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Ballroom A

Keynote, April 21

The Integrative Information Literacy Opportunity - A Whole Library Response with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

As developments in teaching and learning in higher education offer new opportunities for integrative information literacy in the undergraduate curriculum and the student experience, libraries are poised to respond with a full-range of useful information tools and resources, robust services, and welcoming and enriching space/place environments. By drawing on projects from across the Association of College and Research Libraries, this session will highlight strategies for integrating information literacy in content-specific and general education curriculum, engaging pedagogies, creative collaboration, space design and development, etc. Whether you are an instruction librarian or not, this session offers to chance to see how you contribute to student learning and success.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is coordinator for information literacy services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and associate professor for library administration. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois and a member of the Immersion Program Faculty of the Institute for Information Literacy.

 

L. Janicke Hinchliffe, photo

Lisa also is the current Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Her service within ACRL has included positions on the Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force, Institute for Information Literacy Executive Committee, Institute for Information Literacy Undergraduate Student Surveys Group, and Institute for Information Literacy Best Practices Advisory Panel. She also has served on the LOEX Advisory Board and was a member of the Association of Research Libraries' Task Force on Library Roles in Enhanced Environments for Teaching and Learning, Library Assessment Conference Planning Committee, and Learning Outcomes Working Group.

Lisa's most recent publication is "The Future of Information Literacy" in The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook (ACRL, 2008). Lisa has received the University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award, ONLINE World Best Practice Award, and Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award. Lisa received her Master of Education and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).

 

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break

Lobby

 

3:45 - 4:45 PM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

The Helen C. House Party at College Library

Mitchell

On September 10, College Library, the undergraduate library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, held the first ever Helen C. House Party.  Created to celebrate the start of the school year and welcome new students to the library, the Helen C. House Party was a great success with over 1000 students stopping by between 7 and 11 pm.  During this session, we will explain how and why we converted our library into one of the hottest scenes on campus. We’ll discuss the planning process (including sponsorship and marketing), strategies for planning your own event, and lessons learned from the event itself.

Ian Benton,  Academic Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison
Kelli Keclik, Public Services Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison
Carrie Kruse, Director, College Library, UW-Madison
Pamela O’Donnell, Academic Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison

 

The Proactive Librarian in Virtual Space – New Networks and Perspectives

Rembrandt

Today and tomorrow’s virtual networks allow for both a push and a pull mode of contact with patrons. This presentation explores the morphing roles of a proactive virtual librarian. In what new ways can your expertise bless your patrons? Rather than waiting for a request for help, how can you generate subject-matter interest and connect your patrons to current resources? How can you prove the merits of your value as an informational professional? How can you set up a network to better align your professional services with patron needs?

Jacques du Plessis, PHD, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

 

Something's Brewing in the UWM Archives: Instruction with Primary sources

Concourse

Join an instruction session demonstration and learn about the primary source material on brewing history which is available through the UWM Libraries. Topics will include discovery methods and access tools, the state's archival transfer network (which provides increased access for your students and faculty), and methods to help your patrons understand and interpret historical source material. A variety of sources and formats will be highlighted, including the rich visual resources of television news film. Discussions and questions will follow the presentation.

Ellen Engseth, Archivist, UW-Milwaukee

 

7:00 PM

Lakefront Brewery Tour (Pre-registration required)

 

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Thursday

 

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Lobby

 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Internet Cafe

Monet

 

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Business Meeting(Pre-registration required)

Ballroom B & C

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

The Google Books Settlement: Preserving Intellectual Freedom in the Face of Googlization

Rembrandt

The proposed Google Book Search Settlement Agreement has been the target of numerous criticisms, not the least of which has been its incredible impact on   and incredible silence about  users’ intellectual privacy. While libraries have made ethical commitments to providing free access to knowledge with constraints on the tracking of patron activities, Google’s business is built upon a large-scale infrastructure to track what users search for, what they click, what they read. This talk will illuminate the divergence between these policies, and suggest steps Google can take to design privacy into the proposed Book Search system, thereby sustaining the intellectual privacy and freedoms libraries have historically provided.

Michael Zimmer, PHD, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable

 

Weeding Art:  the Art of Weeding

Concourse

In 2009 NMU’s Olson Library set as a goal to weed 50% of our monographic print collection by 2015.  Using reports from our Voyager ILS, student labor, staff labor, and liaison librarian activity we are working towards this goal.  This presentation will discuss why we determined on our goal, how we divided the labor, and focus on my work as the liaison to Art and Design.  Discussion points will include how we devised reports from the system, how we determined what to keep for this first pass, how this fits with previous weeding activities, and discuss preliminary results.

Krista E. Clumpner, Olson Library, Northern Michigan University

 

Fermenting Engagement: A Vibrant Approach to Freshman Composition Library Instruction

Mitchell

Teaching librarians are familiar with the challenges presented by freshman composition library instruction – time constraints are complicated by information naiveté, disinterest, and an overwhelming amount of material to cover. Using a model developed at Michigan State University as a guideline, the librarians of the Research and Instructional Support Department at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee have recently designed and implemented a dynamic instruction approach that combines student engagement with a structured introduction to research in an academic library context. This session will have two parts: a hands-on demonstration of the instructional approach followed by a presentation and discussion led by two UWM librarians.

Raina Bloom, Librarian,  UW-Milwaukee Libraries
Kate Ganski, Instruction Coordinator,  UW-Milwaukee Libraries

 

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Break

Lobby

 

10:15 - 11:15 AM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

Teaching Anxiety and the Academic Librarian: How to Plan, Cope and Persevere When You’re Scared Out of Your Mind

Mitchell

Teaching information literacy courses and sessions is a part of many academic librarians’ duties. However, librarians often start their first professional position   with little or no experience teaching.  This can lead to high levels of stress and confusion when a new librarian is asked to assume the role of teacher. A variety of suggestions will be given on how to become a more effective teacher. Practical tips and tricks that the presenters have learned through their own teaching experiences will be discussed. The overall intention of this presentation is to help you plan informative and engaging instruction sessions that will leave you as stress-free as possible.

Marta L. Magnuson, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee
Raina Bloom, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

 

Assessing In-person Reference Services using WOREP

Rembrandt

WOREP (Wisconsin Ohio Reference Evaluation Program) is a valid national survey instrument that measures the satisfaction and success rate of in-person reference transactions at the time of the transaction from both perspectives of the patron and staff member.  It provides both benchmark and comparative data to those institutions that have also administered WOREP. UW-Madison administered WOREP across 20 campus libraries in the spring of 2009. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of WOREP in the context of other qualitative assessment measures, what we learned from the process, and our future plans.

Steven Baumgart, Instruction Coordinator, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Nola Walker, Assessment & Public Services Librarian, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Karen Dunn, Information Services Librarian, Steenbock Memorial Library, UW-Madison

 

Geekbrarian

Concourse

Wouldn’t it be nice to get an idea of how all these cable, do-jiggies, whatzits and thingers do? Sync laptops to projectors without waiting for other nerds? Build your own private social network? Listen to any music, for free,  legally?  Confuse others by flipping their screens upside down? Join Adam Brisk, Geekbrarian,  as he makes multiple references to Tron, DC Comics and binary code while providing moderately useful tips, secrets and applications with you  - all presented in a non-technobabacular format.

Adam Brisk, Learning Resource Center Technician, WITC-Superior

 

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Ballroom B & C

Luncheon, April 22

The Making of Milwaukee with John Gurda

Milwaukee was known as “good land” to native Americans, a place of abundant natural resources. It became, over the decades, a major Great Lakes port, a stronghold of industry, a capital of ethnic diversity, a model of good government, and one of the most livable large cities in America. “The Making of Milwaukee” is a fast-paced PowerPoint program that captures the full sweep of the community’s history, from its wilderness past to the complex patterns of the 21st century.

J. Gurda, photo

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of nineteen books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries, and places of worship.

The Making of Milwaukee is Gurda’s most ambitious effort. With 450 pages and more than 500 illustrations, it is the first full-length history of the community published since 1948. Milwaukee Public Television created an Emmy Award-winning documentary series based on the book in 2006.

In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and an M.A. in Cultural Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

One Librarian's South African Journey or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the 18-hour Flight

Rembrandt

In October 2009, Karla Strand had the opportunity to travel with a People to People Library Science delegation to South Africa. She and 22 other librarians from around North America visited public, community, and university libraries and met professional colleagues in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This opportunity allowed participants extraordinary occasions for professional development and for building international relationships. In this presentation, Karla will describe her journey to South Africa and pay special attention to describing the libraries visited and the potential for future partnerships.

Karla Strand, Diversity Librarian, Carroll University

 

The Making of a “Library of the Year,” the Reality of a Budget Crisis, and Where do we go from here?

Mitchell

University Library at UW-Sheboygan was named WLA’s Library of the Year for 2009.  Jeff will discuss the nomination process, the key resources, services, and initiatives which led to this award, and some of the notable benefits that followed from it.  He will also tell of the surreal timing of the award announcement at the precise moment the institution was debating how to reduce the UW Colleges Libraries total operational budget by twenty percent!  Program attendees may learn some strategies to assist in telling of their own libraries’ success stories and everyday commitment to excellence, and will hear this provocative story of a simultaneous award winner/budget victim and how the staff moved ahead from there.

Jeff Ellair, Library Director, UW-Sheboygan Library

 

The Fantasy World Cup and Information Literacy

Concourse

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in South Africa this June and MATC Libraries will be there. Leveraging the popularity of fantasy sports and the global appeal of soccer, the librarians at MATC will introduce a unique Fantasy World Cup Game that both teaches information literacy concepts, and promotes cultural diversity.  In this session, the MATC Librarians will briefly introduce the use of fantasy football in information literacy instruction, including its own experiences, before shifting emphasis to the Fantasy World Cup Game beginning the summer of 2010. The structure, objectives, desired outcomes, and marketing strategy for the game will be explored, as will the potential for creating both internal and international partnerships.

Mark Perkins, Madison Area Technical College Libraries
Mark Luetkehoelter, Madison Area Technical College Libraries
Donna Marconnet, Madison Area Technical College Libraries
Nathan Dowd, Madison Area Technical College Libraries

 

2:15 - 3:15 PM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

Schools Out, Now What?!  Keeping Up With Professional Development after Library School

Concourse

So you got the MLS. Great! Think you know it all now? The life of the librarian means lifelong learning. Fortunately, there is a wealth of opportunities not only from your library school but from all across the web that you can use to keep up with the profession even if you’re not enrolled in a class. The presenters will talk about how your library school can help you keep up with your professional development and also point you towards some great resources that will keep you on top of the library world.

Andrea Poehling, Student Services Coordinator, UW- Madison SLIS
Meredith Lowe, Outreach Specialist, UW -Madison SLIS
Brett Rohlwing, WLA New Members Roundtable
Catherine Hansen, Professional Development Institute Director, School of Information Studies, UW-Milwaukee

Sponsored by the New Members Roundtable

 

Moving Forward: One System - One Library - One Discovery App?

Rembrandt

Forward is a University of Wisconsin System union catalog, with integrated University of Wisconsin Digital Collections material, and MINDS@UW institutional repository content.  It is a vision for unified resource discovery across the UW System. Join members of UW-Madison's UW Forward Development Task Force and representatives from the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries' Resource Discovery Exploratory Task Force at WAAL for a demonstration of Forward and discussion of:  1) The project roadmap; 2) The creative process behind Forward development ;  3) Our framework for user-testing new services;  4) Opportunities for your participation
Project Homepage coming soon: http://forward.library.wisconsin.edu/

Steve Frye, Public Services Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison,
Kelli Keclik, Reference Librarian, College Library, UW-Madison
Eric Larson, Library Application Developer, UW-Madison
Steve Meyer, Library Application Developer, UW-Madison
Leah Ujda, Metadata Librarian, UW Digital Collections Center

 

Library to Laboratory:  Integrating Information literacy into the Biology Curriculum

Mitchell

Carroll University Biology students attend library- laboratory units as part of their gateway course for the Biology major.  The first session introduces students to the concepts of primary and secondary scientific literature and literature searches.  Mid-semester, students return to the library with the task of finding primary literature that will guide them in developing an animal behavior experiment.  With a focus on library /lab session #2, this workshop will take participants through the process of utilizing ideas found in primary literature to develop an experiment.    We hope to spark conversations about other ways librarians may collaborate with science faculty.

Susan Heffron, Instructional Services Librarian, Carroll University
Eric Thobaben, Professor of Biology, Carroll University

 

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Poster Session Reception

Ballroom B & C

 

7:00 PM

Dessert Reception

UW-Milwaukee

 

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Friday

 

7:30 - 10:00 AM

Registration

Lobby

 

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Internet Cafe

Monet

 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Ballroom A

Keynote, April 23

Getting Unstuck with Rachel Singer Gordon

We tend to get "stuck" at various points along our career path: when trying to land that first job, when figuring out how to get promoted or move up, when sitting in a comfortable workplace that fails to stretch us professionally, when wanting to strike out on our own, when seeking the courage to tackle something new. This presentation talks about identifying when and whether we are "stuck," and covers strategies for getting "unstuck" -- changing our thinking, changing our patterns, and changing the way we approach problems.

Topics include:

  • Assessing where you are
  • Determining where you want to be
  • Deciding on the steps you need to take to get there.
  • Moving ahead!

 

R. Singer Gordon, photo

Rachel Singer Gordon is webmaster, LISjobs.com, and consulting editor at Information Today Inc., Books Division. She is the former Head of Computer Services at the Franklin Park Public Library, Illinois, and is currently a freelance writer, editor, and presenter.

Rachel has authored eight books for librarians and information professionals, most recently What's the Alternative? Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros (ITI, 2008), Information Tomorrow: Reflections on the Future of Public and Academic Libraries (ITI, 2007), and The NextGen Librarian's Survival Guide (ITI, 2006).

Among her other professional activities, Rachel is the "On the Brink" columnist for Emerald's Library Link; she was also the "Computer Media" columnist at Library Journal from 2002-2008 and coauthored "Tech Tips for Every Librarian" in Computers in Libraries magazine from 2006-2008. Rachel speaks widely on topics from alternative careers to writing for publication to generational issues, and blogs atThe Liminal Librarian.

 

10:30 - 11:30 AM (Three Concurrent Sessions)

 

Badgerlink….Bigger, Better, and Stronger

Rembrandt

With the newest round of contracts (began July 2009), Badgerlink added new information tools and dramatically improved some others to support research, learning and scholarship. Come learn more about these improved offerings. Bring your questions, thoughts and ideas! Join us for this lively discussion.

Lisa Reale, Badgerlink Coordinator

 

Resident’s Life: The Libraries Residency Program at Marquette University

Mitchell

In 2009, the Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries hosted its first Libraries Residency Program. Designed for early career library and information science professionals beginning a career in academic librarianship, the two-year Residency program encourages and promotes the professional development of new librarians, while helping to increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic libraries. This presentation will discuss the planning, development, implementation, and management of the program, with the resident’s perspective on the value of the program. Further consideration will also be given to the benefits and/or effectiveness of residency programs to the profession at large.

Scott Mandernack, Head of Reference and Instruction, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University
Faith Steele, Resident Librarian, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University

 

Health Information for the Elderly and their Caregivers: An Information Toolkit

Concourse

South Central Library System received a 2009 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to develop training for public librarians on the topic of health information for the elderly and their caregivers.  Ebling Library, UW-Madison, served as subject matter expert/training developer on the year-long project.  Results include a toolkit of materials, consisting of 5 workshops, one 2-hour onsite introductory session and 4 shorter special topics sessions delivered synchronously through GoToMeeting software.  All parts of the toolkit, including supplementary materials and a Delicious account of related Websites, are now openly available online.  This presentation will describe pre-and post-assessments, the project development cycle, technologies used, the training process and the benefits of this fruitful collaboration.

Ulrike Dieterle, Distance & Outreach Coordinator, Ebling Library, UW-Madison

 

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Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Milwaukee - April 20 - 23, 2010

TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librariansis a Division of theWisconsin Library Association,ACRL Chapter.

Questions or comments regarding these pages can be directed toKaren Dunn.

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