Renew, Energize, Sustain, WAAL Annual Conference 201

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Renew, Energize, Sustain, WAAL Annual Conference 2011

Thank you for attending the WAAL Annual Conference.
We invite you to complete theconference evaluation form!

 

Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, April 26 - 29, 2011, Ramada, Stevens Point
TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librarians is a Division of the Wisconsin Library Association, ACRL Chapter.

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Welcome

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Welcome!

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to attend the WAAL 2011 Conference,Renew, Energize, Sustainat the Ramada Inn in Stevens Point, Wisconsin,  April 26-29, 2011.

Message from WAAL Chair, Lisa Viezbicke:

Welcome to Stevens Point!

This year's conference planning committee has brought together a tremendous program to renew, energize, and sustain you, your work, and your libraries. Presentations and conference events provide unprecedented opportunities for conference participation.

Many of the presentation sessions have embedded audience participation - the instruction potluck, the IT interested session, and investigation of campus learning objectives partnerships. Add a little kinetic participation with evening activities on Wednesday, speed networking or Tai Chi Easy, and of course the Friday afternoon Green Circle Trail walking tour. Take one or all of these opportunities, but please don't miss the opportunity to cast your vote for the “Best of WAAL” using the on-line conference evaluation form. The contributed presentation earning the most votes will be invited to present again at the 2011 WLA Conference in Milwaukee. Along with the honor of being voted 'best in show' the WLA board will cover WLA Conference registration fees for the wining presenter(s). Also new this year, ribbons will be awarded to poster session contributors.

Tremendous thanks to the conference planning committee for the time, talent, and creativity they've given to merge traditional and new elements. I hope this year's conference provides the right balance of energy – what is brought and what is taken away – for each participant and the group. Great thanks to all of you for your presence and participation in this year's conference, in our Association, and in the Wisconsin library community.

Lisa Viezbicke, Chair Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL)

 

Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, April 26 - 29, 2011, Ramada, Stevens Point
TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librariansis a Division of theWisconsin Library Association,ACRL Chapter.

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Accommodations

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Accommodations

The Planning Committee is working with staff fromRamada-Stevens Pointto create a comfortable conference experience.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference. Make your reservation now though April 5th for the block.


Reservations

To make a reservation, phone the Ramada-Stevens Point front desk at: 1-800-998-2311.

  • Be sure to request the conference room rate!
    (Note: Should your place of employment qualify you for tax-exempt status, please be sure to bring your necessary documentation for presentation to hotel staff).
  • Location and Directions

Room Rates

 

 

Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, April 26 - 29, 2011, Ramada, Stevens Point
TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librariansis a Division of theWisconsin Library Association,ACRL Chapter.

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

 

Committee

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Committee

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Alphabetically by committee member:

Karen Dunn,UW-Madison-Steenbock Library--Web Resources

Charles Elftmann,Alverno College--Conference Co-Chair & Posters Coordinator

Maria Hernandez,Mid-State Technical College-Wisconsin Rapids--Hotel Liaison

Josh Hickman,Beloit College--Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer Huck,UW-Madison SLIS --Keynote Liaison

Jessica Hutchings,UW-Milwaukee, SOIS --Student Outreach

Jim Jonas,UW-Madison-MERIT Library--Technology Coordinator

Anna Lewis,UW-Madison-MERIT Library--Vendor Coordinator

Lisa Muccigrosso,Globe University--Publicity

Cat Phan,RL&LL--Registration

Tomissia Porath,UW-Madison SLIS--Off-site Activities Coordinator

Andrew Prellwitz,Ripon College--Presentation/Program Coordinator

Anne Rauh,UW-Madison-Wendt Commons--Conference Co-Chair, Budget

Lisa Strand,WLA Office--WLA Office Liaison

Leah Ujda,Wisconsin Center for Education Research--Evaluation

Lisa Viezbicke,Beloit College--WAAL Chair, Print Program Coordinator

 

Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, April 26 - 29, 2011, Ramada, Stevens Point
TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librariansis a Division of theWisconsin Library Association,ACRL Chapter.

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News

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Conference News and Highlights


Thank you for participating in the WAAL 2011 Annual Conference! Please help us renew, energize, and sustain great ideas for future conferences by filling out this survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WAAL2011Evaluation

The Instruction Potluck Needs You!

The Instruction Potluck, Thursday (April 28) 10:45am-noon, is designed around problems and solutions in library instruction, and we’re looking for materials to share. The presenters will share their own ideas and tools, but we want submissions from the audience as well, as our goal is for everyone to leave the program with a template, tool or idea to employ in their own classroom. 

To share ideas: take the survey herehttp://bit.ly/potlucksurveyor email attachments, URLs, and comments to Laura(lschmidli@library.wisc.edu)or Lia(liav@engr.wisc.edu)

Scholarships Available, Apply Today!

The WAAL Professional Development Committee makes scholarships available to undergraduate library assistants, library school graduate students and library support staff/paraprofessionals. The deadline to apply for these scholarships isMarch 4, 2011.

For more information and to access the application forms, see theProfessional Development Committee pages.

Volunteers Sought!

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Registration table and to serve as room monitors and introduce speakers. Learn more...

Conference Guest Speakers

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Melissa Cragin

Growing the Curation Community in LIS: Current Research and Educational Initiatives

Digital curation has emerged as an important area for Library and Information Science research, and is of particular interest for academic and research libraries. There are now a number of service models emerging, as we assume increasing responsibility for the curation and stewardship of research data across our institutions. Curation of research data involves a range of problems that will need to be better understood; and, while it is clear that libraries cannot address or solve these problems alone, our work will have an impact: How we shape our collective data infrastructures will shape how data assets contribute to science. This talk will address current research in the field of data curation and the development of education programs to meet these challenges.

Thursday, April 28, 2011, Luncheon

Jim Oliva

Trivia in Stevens Point: The Grip of a Contest

The luncheon program will feature a discussion of the writing, organization, execution and playing of the World's Largest Trivia Contest in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Friday, April 29, 2011      

Char Booth

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Instructional Literacy and the Library Educator: Design, Technology, and Academic Culture

Whether or not "instruction" appears in our job titles, librarians in the academy increasingly find ourselves in the position of teaching our users, colleagues, and peers. At a time of massive transition in the academy, the pedagogical mission of libraries must be explored at a collective and individual level and integrated more meaningfully into the disciplinary structure of our institutions. MLIS training largely omits pedagogy and instructional design, creating widespread demand for viable instructor development strategies.

Char Booth, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces the Instructional Literacy framework, a series of concepts she has identified to empower librarians to become stronger and more culturally aware designers and educators.

Call for Conference Programs

The WAAL 2011 Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions forRenew, Energize, Sustain: WAAL 2011at the Ramada Inn in Stevens Point, Wisconsin,  April 26-29, 2011.

Proposals and recommendations for presentations, panels and workshops are welcome. Target areas for sessions from the 2010 conference evaluations and possible topic ideas include (but are not limited to):

  • Sustainability
  • Information Literacy
  • Resource Sharing
  • Access Services
  • Technical Services
  • Distance Librarianship
  • Managing student employees
  • Weeding
  • Instruction and Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Small Libraries
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Digital Preservation

Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, April 26 - 29, 2011, Ramada, Stevens Point
TheWisconsin Association of Academic Librariansis a Division of theWisconsin Library Association,ACRL Chapter.

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