WAAL 2010 Post-Conference Resources

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


Community Area Networks: Connect and Collaborate

John Pederson, Educational Technology Consultant, WISCNET


Getting into the Workflow: Graduate Student Support Workshops

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

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


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


Evidence-based research for health care students

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

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

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

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

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

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).


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


The Helen C. House Party at College Library

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

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


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

Ellen Engseth, Archivist, UW-Milwaukee



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


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

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

Sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable


Weeding Art:  the Art of Weeding

Krista E. Clumpner, Olson Library, Northern Michigan University


Fermenting Engagement: A Vibrant Approach to Freshman Composition Library Instruction

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


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

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


Assessing In-person Reference Services using WOREP

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



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

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?

Jeff Ellair, Library Director, UW-Sheboygan Library


The Fantasy World Cup and Information Literacy

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

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?

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

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



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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

Lisa Reale, Badgerlink Coordinator


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

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

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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