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WAAL Annual Conference Scholarships --Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012.


WAAL Post-Conference Resources

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Wednesday, April 18

Title: The Librarians! Band of Misfits: Information Literacy at Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges

Speakers: Matthew Coan, Madison Area Technical College Library
Julie Chapman, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Library
Maria Hernadez, Midstate Technical College, Library Services Manager
Rachel Rohlf, Library Instruction & Reference Specialist

Program Slides (Powerpoint, PDF)

Title: Distance Librarianship at Rasmussen College

Speakers: Shana Friedman, Karen Eckberg, Naomi Struesser, Cynthia Reynolds, John Fedoryn, Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen


Title:Using Zotero to Teach Information Literacy Concepts

Speaker: Carolyn Caffrey, Instruction & Reference Librarian / Assistant Prof. of Library Science, Jim Dan Hill Library

Program slides (Prezi)

Title: Chat Your Way to Excellence: A qualitative chat analysis project at UW-Madison

Speakers: Steven Baumgart, UW-Madison

Program slides (Powerpoint, PDF)

Thursday, April 19

Title: Comparing Student Learning Outcomes between Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course and Integrated Information Literacy Instruction in English

Speakers: Kim Olson-Kopp, Assistant Director/Reference and Instruction Librarian, Viterbo University
Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Director of the Todd Wehr Memorial Library, Viterbo University

Program slides (Prezi)

Title: 7 Deadly Sins of Library Websites: Are you a Sinner or a Saint?

Speakers: Casey Schacher, Memorial Library, UW-Madison
Paige Mano, Library, UW-Parkside

Program slides (Powerpoint, PDF)

Title: Marketing and Outreach ideas that work (and don’t work): A panel discussion

Speakers: Nerissa Nelson & Mark Rozmarynowski, UW-Stevens Point
Pamela O’Donnell, UW-Madison
Julie Gores & Jennifer Varshal, Madison Area Technical College
Gretchen Revie, Lawrence University
Scott Silet, UW-Waukesha

Program slides (Powerpoint, PDF)

Handout (PDF)

Poster Sessions

Title: Virtual Library Instruction

Presenters: Steven Baumgart, UW-Madison Memorial Library
Tina Ngo, UW-Madison SLIS

Handout (PDF)

Friday, April 20

Title: Library Marketing and Outreach for Small Libraries and Solo Librarian

Speakers: Nora Craven, Campus Librarian, Globe University, Wausau
Maggie James, Campus Librarian, Globe University, Eau Claire
Christina Johnson, Campus Librarian, Globe University, Green Bay

Program slides (Powerpoint, PDF)

Conference Planning Committee

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Committee Members:

Charles Efltmann
Co-Chair/Hotel Liaison & Local Arrangements

Adam Brisk
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Ane Carriveau
WAAL Chair/Booklet & Publicity
UW-Fox Valley

Cynthia Bachhuber
Globe University Madison

Ian Benton
UW-Madison College Library

Karen Dunn
UW-Madison Steenbock Library

Karen Eckberg
Rasmussen College Green Bay

Kate Hill
Keynote/Luncheon Speakers
UW-Madison SLIS

Jessica Hutchings
SOIS Liaison
UW-Milwaukee SOIS

Sheila Stoeckel

Jaime Stoltenberg
Arthur H. Robinson Map Library Madison

Leah Ujda
Wisconsin Center for Education Research Madison

Heather Weltin
UW-Madison Memorial Library




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Volunteers are needed to play the following roles:

1) Assist at the Registration Desk.

2) Serve as Room Monitors; Introduce Speakers

The conference planning committee would like to thank you for volunteering.

A small donation of your time and talents will help assure a successful conference for all participants.

Volunteers should specify which role they would like to play and to identify the time(s) when they would be available. Karen Eckberg

Notes for Introducing Speakers/Monitoring Room

While there are no rules for making an introduction to a speaker or panel, we would recommend contacting the speakers (either before the conference or once you arrive) to see if they would like you to speak about some brief biographical or professional information or interest. You may also find some aspect of the topic to reflect upon in making these introductions.

Also be sure to introduce yourself and welcome and thank attendees for their presence.

Additional Suggestions/Tips

  • Plan to arrive at the assigned room about 15 minutes before the session begins.
  • If you find that the speakers are having any technical difficulties with their set-up, offer to contact the conference registration desk.
  • Offer to help distribute any handouts.
  • Offer to alert speakers as to time remaining during their session.
  • To the extent you can, coax attendees to fill in seats toward the front of the room so that later arrivals can easily fill in the back.
  • Once the presentation has begun, take a head-count of those attending and complete the "Room Monitoring Feedback" form. (Additional copies of this form will be made available at the conference registration desk). 
  • Deposit the form in the collection box at the conference registration desk.  


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The WAAL Conference Planning Committee appreciates its sponsors.

The postcard image used for homepage and header appears courtesy of the Lake Geneva Public Library and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center.


Generous Donors to WAAL 2012


Forrest R. Polk Library, UW-Oshkosh

SLIS, UW-Madison

SOIS, UW-Milwaukee

WISPALS Library Consortium

Technology Sponsors

Laptops and AV Support Equipment: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Internet Cafe laptops: Carthage College

logos graphic, Conference Sponsors