Conference At-A-Glance

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Please consult the official program booklet, provided at the conference registration desk, for the final schedule, speakers, and locations of all events. Thank you.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th

4:00 - 6:00 pm

WAPL Board meeting
SALON D

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration
Conference Center Lobby Area

8:30 - ? pm

Early Bird Gathering
Visit registration table for details.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29th

7:30 - 9:00 am

• Breakfast Buffet
Lakeside Terrace

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

• Registration
Conference Center Lobby Area

9:00 - 10:00 am Keynote address

• A Library “State of the Nation”
Keith Michael Fiels, ALA Executive Director
Salon A
(DPI)

10:00 - 10:30am

• Break
Lakeside Terrace

10:30 - 11:30am First Session

• Library Meeting Room Issues, Policies and the First Amendment (IFRT) - Salon D
• Starting a Reader’s Advisory Department @ Your Library (READ)- Salon C
• I Wish Someone Had Told Me (WISLR) - Salon B
• Fresh Connections (YSS) - Salon G
• Libraries and E-books: A Peek at the Evolving Digital Future (WLTF) - Salon F
• BadgerLink: Building a Better Program (DPI-RLL) - Salon E

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Luncheon Address

•Welcome
Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

•How the Media Shape the News
Joel McNally, Journalist, Columnist, Milwaukee

1:30 - 2:30 pm Second Session

• Notable Books Marathon (READ) - Salon D
• Managing the Library’s Money (WLTF) - Salon C
• Youth Services Swap (YSS) - Salon B
• Turning Your Annual Report into Gold (WISLR) - Salon G
• WI Job Centers and Libraries: Locally-Driven Partnerships (OSRT) - Salon F
• What’s New Under the Dome/ Building a Common Agenda (DPI & WLA-LD&L) - Salon E

2:30 - 2:45 pm

• Break
Lakeside Terrace

2:45 - 3:45 pm Third Session

• A Healthy Dose of Information (WAPL) - Salon D
• Resume Review Workshop (NMRT) - Salon C
• Turning Your Library’s History Into a Public Relations Asset (WAPL) - Salon B
• How to Start a Friends of the Library Group (WLTF) - Salon G
• Keeping Fun in Fundraising (WISLR) - Salon F
• A Look at Interlibrary Loan in Wisconsin’s Public Libraries (RSRT) - Salon E

4:00 - 4:45 pm WAPL Membership General Session

Challenge and Opportunity: Update on WLA Restructuring
Salon A

5:00 - 6:00 pm Unit Business Meetings

• Outreach Services - Salon D
• READ Section - Salon C
• Wisconsin Small Libraries Roundtable - Salon B
• New Members Roundtable - New Members Social - Tapas and Wine Bar - Seabird Restaurant
• Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends - Salon G
• Youth Services Section Social “Business Card Speed Meet and Greet” - Salon F

8:00 - 10:00 pm Reception

• Mead Public Library
Sponsored by the Friends of Mead Public Library

FRIDAY, APRIL 30th

7:30 - 9:00 am

• Hot Breakfast Buffet
Lakeside Terrace

7:30 - 10:00 am

• Registration
Conference Center Lobby Area

9:00 - 10:15 am Fourth Session

• Oral History Preservation and Access for Small to Mid-Sized Libraries (WIGLR) - Salon D
• One Conference, One Read Book Discussion (READ) - Salon C
• Promoting the Value of Summer Reading in Your Community (YSS) - Salon B
• A Whirlwind Tour of South African Libraries (WAPL) - Salon G
• The Other Computer Language – Espanol (OSRT) - Salon F
• Go Gadget Go! Cool Hardware for You and Your Library (MATS) - Salon E
• Federal Stimulus Library Grants: BadgerNet Fiber and Rural Development Grants - Salon A

10:15 - 10:30am Break - Lakeside Terrace

10:30 - 11:45 am Fifth Session

• Recognizing and Responding to Harassment in the Workplace (WAPL - P2C2) - Salon D
• WISCAT: Moving Forward, Working Smarter (DPI-RLL) - Salon F
• Digitizing Local History: You Can Do It. We Can Help. (DPI-RLL) - Salon B
• Summer Programs Made Easier With Teens and Tweens (YSS) - Salon G
• Primary Sources in Libraries: Coordinating Documents, Records and Other Unique Resources (LRRT) -Salon C
• Book Talking Humor (OSRT) - Salon E

12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon Address

Saving Our Common Wealth - Salon A
John Gurda, Writer, Historian, Milwaukee