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April 25

Full Conference Program

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM          

Palm Garden Coat Room


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Villa Gottfried Parlor

Internet Cafe                  


Palm Garden Ballroom D

Breakout 1: Revamping the English 1 One-Shot: Lessons Learned on the Path to Change
Matthew Coan, Madison College, College Library, Truax Campus
Joshua Stokdyk, Madison College
Deborah Diller, Madison College, Downtown Education Center

Come learn about how librarians at Madison College revised and revived the English 1 ‘one-shot’, in coordination with the English Department. We will talk about the process by which we piloted a new, two-visit approach to information literacy sessions with our key Com A course. We will also discuss the motivations both within and beyond our libraries that prompted the change.  In so doing, we learned a few lessons, political and otherwise, about the challenges of trying something new and trying to get the word out.  We would also like to solicit input from those in the session about the successes you have had how best to get buy-in from faculty for change.      

Palm Garden Ballroom E

Breakout 2: Professional development, publishing, and presenting. Sponsored by NMRT
Sarah McDaniel, UW-Madison, Library & Information Literacy Instruction
Gretchen Revie, Lawrence University
Axel Schmetzke, UW-Stevens Point
Paula Ganyard, UW-Green Bay
Anjali Bhasin, UW-Madison, School of Library & Information Science

Are you new to the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians? Have you been wondering about how to become more involved or submit a presentation proposal for a conference? A panel of experienced librarians will talk about how to become more involved with professional associations, presenting, and publishing. More specifically, they will talk about how to find opportunities for presenting and publishing in your everyday work. They will also highlight the importance of involvement in professional associations. This moderated session will be useful for librarians looking to further their professional development.

Palm Garden Ballroom F

Breakout 3: From Another Perspective: Seeing Co-Workers in a New Light          
Theresa Beaulieu, UW-Milwaukee
Kate Ganski, UW-Milwaukee

Does "Grump, Groan, Growl" describe a co-worker you know? Do you struggle to cope with different/difficult personalities in the workplace? This workshop explores how to gain a new perspective. So whether you work with the "Interrupting Chicken," someone who crows, "I’m the Best," or deal with patrons who resemble "The Little, Little Girl with the Big, Big Voice," join Theresa Beaulieu, Education and Outreach Librarian and Kate Ganski, Library Instruction Coordinator for a fun and reflective workshop to enhance your ability to work with others.          



10:30-11:30 AM

Palm Garden Ballroom D

Breakout 1: Managaing Digital Content Over Time           
Sarah Grimm, Wisconsin Historical Society
Emily Pfotenhauer, Wisconsin Library Service (WiLS)

As the volume of information that exists in digital form continues to grow, digital preservation—the active management of digital content over time to ensure ongoing access—becomes an essential part of any library’s approach to records management. In 2010 the Library of Congress created the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program to provide educational resources for digital preservation and promote collaboration across the digital preservation community. Join us to learn about core concepts of the first two modules of the DPOE Digital Preservation Baseline Curriculum and get a closer look at the recent OCLC report You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media.

The first part of the session will help you to understand and identify the digital content you have and how to create a scalable inventory. The second part of the session will give you the tools to help you  determine which portion of that content is your responsibility to preserve. This session is intended for anyone who doesn't know where to begin in managing digital materials and it does not assume that digital preservation policies are already in place or that significant IT support is available for implementing good preservation practices.   

Palm Garden Ballroom E

Breakout 2: Recovery & Rebuilding: Moving Forward After a Natural Disaster     
Deb Nordgren, UW-Superior
Susan Mitchell, UW System Administration, Office of Learning and Information Technology
Bev Sturgis, UW-Superior
Kristen Lindquist, UW-Superior
Ella Cross, UW-Superior
Janet Baltes, UW-Superior

Librarians and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Superior will describe how they are moving forward after the horrific flood on June 20th, which destroyed much of their collection. The Acquisition/Periodicals Librarian will share information on efforts to document loss, to valuate the collection, and to restore collections. The Cataloger will discuss decisions related to updating cataloging records when large portions of the collection are lost.  The Government Documents Librarian will explore the difficulty of purchasing and valuing lost government documents. The Systems Librarian will describe tools used to document the loss and valuation of the collection.  The Library Director will summarize lessons learned and describe opportunities and challenges in the process of rebuilding the collections.  The UW System Library consultant will review working within the larger system and with insurance companies.

There will be an opportunity for a discussion with participants on collection valuation, cataloging, communication, and recovering from a natural disaster. This panel presentation is recommended for anyone interested in seeing a freeze dried book, developing a disaster plan, or involved with collection development and valuation.

Palm Garden Ballroom F

Breakout 3: Inspire & Appreciate Student Workers for Excellence in Customer Service   
Linda Kopecky, UW-Milwaukee
Rebecca Littman, UW-Milwaukee
Kathryn Otto, UW-Milwaukee

Student workers are our most visible Face; inspiring them to excellence helps us all. Student employees outnumber professional and classified staff at many academic libraries, often serving as the front-line staff that interacts most with our users. Research suggests that students who work on campus have higher retention rates, making it doubly important to nurture student staff. An academic library with more than 120 student workers in 16 different departments will present based on our annual All-Library New Student Orientation Day which emphasizes excellence in customer service, provides student employees with a common knowledge base, and reinforces student workers as valuable members of the Libraries staff.  Photos, assessment data, feedback quotations, and session outlines will be shared, to help other libraries start or expand their own student worker orientation program.

11:30-1:00 PM  

Villa Gottfried Room

LuncheonModern photojournalism: the race to transform print magazines into “cross-content” media brands
Aaron Frank

Aaron Frank, Editor at Large for Motorcyclist, the world’s oldest and largest motorcycle magazine, will offer an inside look at how print journalism has changed recently in order to keep pace with the everything-all-the-time demands of our information age.

Drawing on personal experiences gathered during a 20-year career riding, racing, and writing about motorcycles, he’ll discuss the challenge of taking traditional magazine writing beyond the printed page and onto the Web, blogs, social media, YouTube video, and more.

This will be a lively, behind-the-scenes look at what one massive enthusiast media outlet has had to do to remain relevant and maintain brand equity in a new and ever-changing media environment.

1:00-2:00 PM     

Palm Garden Ballroom D

Breakout 1: Reworking Your Curriculum to Increase Student Engagement            
Theresa Beaulieu, UW-Milwaukee
Kate Ganski, UW-Milwaukee

Do you wish students were more invested in learning? Do you struggle to know if your students are really learning? Do you feel stuck in an instruction rut that you can’t break out of? Join us for a discussion about redesigning your curriculum by simplifying your learning goals, utilizing Open Educational Resources, embedding self-assessment, facilitating peer-to-peer learning, and more. Kate Ganski, Library Instruction Coordinator, and Theresa Beaulieu, Education & Outreach Librarian, will explain why and how they revamped the curriculum of a 3-session information literacy instruction unit embedded in a Learning Skills Laboratory course and share the positive librarian feedback as well as the impact on student learning. Attendees will gain insights on how to better utilize Course Guides as virtual handouts, incorporate meaningful, formative assessment, and attendees will be encouraged to take risks and try something new.         

Palm Garden Ballroom E

Breakout 2: Benchmarking and Peer Comparisons for Academic Libraries             
Susan Mitchell, UW System Administration, Office of Learning and Information Technology

Benchmarking is a process that works in tandem with other assessment methods and enables comparison of inputs, processes or ouputs between institutions or within a single institution over time. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began a nation-wide library statistics program in 1989 that now includes the Academic Libraries Survey and the School Library Media Center Survey. NCES provides a comparison tool that allows academic institutions to compare one library (the library of interest) with similar libraries (the comparison or peer group). For example, a user may wish to compare one library's total circulation with the total circulation of a group of libraries with similar total expenditures.

This session will provide an introduction to: the NCES Library Statistics data sets, the ‘Compare Academic Libraries’ interface, and guide users through the process of selecting and comparing data among a group of peer institutions. We will compare collection size, acquisitions budgets, staff size, operating hours, and much more. We’ll also discuss how this data can be used as part of an overall library assessment plan and how it can be used in discussions with University administration and other stakeholders.

Palm Garden Ballroom F

Breakout 3: Darwin 101 - Evolving Reference      
Steve Frye, UW-Madison, College Library
Nancy McClements, UW-Madison, Memorial Library
Linda Kopeky, UW-Milwaukee
Renee Ettinger, UW-Green Bay
John Leonard Berg, UW-Platteville
Gretchen Revie, Lawrence University

Is your reference service the same as it was 20...10…even 5 years ago? That’s unlikely, due to changes in technology, funding, and patrons’ needs.  A panel of reference experts from varying types and sizes of academic libraries will discuss new service delivery models, staffing patterns, resource formats, department transfers, collection shifts, assessment efforts, and more.  Join us to hear why and how we are mutating and adapting in order to survive.

2:30-4:00 PM     

Palm Garden Main Foyer

Poster Session & Reception                       

4:00-5:00 PM     

Palm Garden Ballroom D

WAAL Business Meeting

Pall Garden Ballroom F

Wisconsin Education & Curriculum Librarians Group        
Vince Jenkins    

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Vintage Elkhart Lake

Wine tasting with cheese & chocolate (Pre-Registration required)

With Award-winning certified sommelier Jaclyn Stuart