Conference At-A-Glance

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This conference schedule is provided for your convenience and we attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, please be sure to check the official Program Booklet, available at registration, for the final schedule, speaker list and locations of events. Thank you.

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th

4:00 - 6:00 pm

• WAPL Board meeting
Journey Room

 8:30 - ? pm

• President's Hospitality Reception
Connection Three

THURSDAY, MAY 5th

7:30 - 9:00 am

• Breakfast Buffet - Destination Ballroom

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

• Registration - Mezzanine

9:00 - 10:00 am Keynote address -
E-books and the Future of Library Services

Location: Destination Ballroom

Speaker:  Tom Peters

Sponsored by Division for Libraries, Technology & Community Learning

10:00 - 10:30am

Break - Mezzanine

10:30 - 11:30am - First Session

  • Who Gets What and When? Discussion of Possible Revisions to the 2005 Wisconsin Interlibrary Loan Guidelines (RSRT) - Reflection B
  • WLA's Oscars: Why and How to Nominate Our Best & Brightest (Awards & Honors Committee) - Reflection A
  • Wisconsin's Public Library Funding Landscape (LD&L and WLTF) - Inspiration
  • Videotaping your Patrons:  Program and Marketing Ideas (MATS) - Connection 1
  • Children's Spaces, Family Places: Developing Interactive Early Literacy Environments in Your Library (YSS) - Reflection D

11:45 am - 1:15 pm - Luncheon Address

  • Welcome
  • Keeping Public Institutions Alive - Destination Ballroom  
    Dr. Jack Norman (IWF Research Director), Joe Fahey (IWF Organizer)

1:30 - 2:30 pm - Second Session

  • Local Library Planning (WAPL & WLTF) - Inspiration
  • Wisconsin Poet Laureate Project (READ) - Connection 1
  • Librarians as Financial Experts: Challenges in Assisting Patrons with Financial Inquiries (SLIS & WAPL) - Reflection A
  • System Level Cataloging: We May All Be in the Same Boat, But Are We Paddling in the Same Direction? (TSS) - Reflection B
  • Outreach at the Library: A Win-Win for Staff and Patrons (WAPL) - Reflection D

2:30 - 2:45 pm

  • Break - Mezzanine

2:45 - 3:45 pm - Third Session

  • Successful Small Businesses Need Information (WAPL & WLTF) - Reflection A
  • Googliciousness Revisited (MATS) - Inspiration
  • How to Get Your Weeding Off the Ground (TSS, RASS) - Reflection B
  • Budgeting in Good Times and Bad (WISLR) - Reflection D
  • Story Time Swap (YSS) - Connection 1

4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Speed Networking (NMRT) - Reflection A
  • Are You Still Buying That Reference Book? (RASS) - Reflection B
  • Adventures in Digitization: Digital Collections (MATS) - Connection 1
  • IM in a Library: Instant Messaging at Milwaukee Public Library (WAPL) - Inspiration
  • Free Legal Assistance Clinics at Your Library Need complete description (OSRT & WLTF) - Reflection D

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Unit Business Meetings

  • READ Section - Reflection B
  • Youth Services Section - Reflection A
  • Wisconsin Small Libraries (WISL) - Inspiration
  • Trustees & Friends (WLTF) - Connection 3
  • Outreach Services Roundtable - Connection 1
  • New Members Roundtable Social - Harvest Lounge

5:15 - 7:00 pm - Dinner break (on your own)

 7:30 - 9:00 pm - One Conference, One Read - Inspiration

FRIDAY, MAY 6th

7:30 - 8:45 am

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet - Inspiration

7:30 - 10:00 am

  • Registration - Mezzanine

9:00 - 10:15 am - Fourth Session

  • Hearing Loops in Meeting Rooms and at Service Desks (WAPL) - Reflection B
  • Hosting a Multicultural Fair (OSRT, EMIERT) - Reflection D
  • Rooted in Excellence: Growing Library Services Through Excellent Relationships with Your Clients! (WISLR) - Reflection A
  • What If: Questions and Answers on Intellectual Freedom (YSS) - Inspiration
  • Notable Genre Book Marathon (READ) - Connection 1

10:15 - 10:30am - Break - Mezzanine

10:30 - 11:45 am - Fifth Session

  • E-books: The Future Is Here (RSRT) - Inspiration
  • Improve the Local Funding Outlook through Community Advocacy (WILS) - Connection 1
  • Young at Heart: Great Teen Books Even Grown-Ups Will Love (YSS) - Reflection B
  • Think Free! The Best Free Digital Tools for Public Libraries (WAPL) - Reflection A
  • Defending Your Budget with Data from the Annual Reports (DLTCL) - Reflection D

12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon Address

• A Life in Radio - Inspiration
Jim Fleming, Long-time WPR host