Program - Friday

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7:00 - 10:00 a.m.


7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
American Breakfast Buffet
Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, yogurt and toast

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Getting Them to Go . . . Gracefully
Diana Skalitsky, Marshall Community Library
Salon B

Volunteers, staff and board members all have an expiration date, don't they? This program will share tips on how to handle one of the most awkward job duties, getting someone to go. Bring along your scenario and your WORST board story. Q&A period will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Small Libraries Section

Why Consider Attending a Rural & Small Libraries Conference?

Susan Vater Olsen, Scandinavia Public Library; Megan Olson, Thomas St. Angelo Public Library; Jennifer Einwalter, Slinger Community Library; Amy Stormberg, Shell Lake Public Library
Salon C

Do you work in either a small or rural library? Are you considering attending a national conference in the future? Come and hear your colleagues discuss their experiences at the 2013 Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) conference held in Omaha, Nebraska, to consider the possibility once you have heard what they learned, how new ideas benefited their libraries and how they could afford to attend the conference.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Cat Chat: Talk about Cataloging for Systems
Anne Paterson, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, Appleton; Joanna Messer Jordan, South Central Library System, Madison; Alison Ross, Eastern Shores Library System, Sheboygan; Jade McKenzie, West Bend Community Memorial Library/SHARE Consortium; Steve Ohs, Lakeshores Library System, Waterford
Salon D

Come listen to catalogers from public library systems around the state share their cataloging models and policies, as well as participate by letting us know how your system works. We will be discussing things like: how do you handle cataloging DVDs/BLU-RAYs/Combo sets? Do you catalog paperback books on the same record as hardcover books? What do you do with items needing original cataloging? Catalogers, library directors, system directors and any other interested parties are welcome!
Sponsored by the Technical Services Section

Benefits of Multi-Type Collaboration: Joint Library Cards and More!

Meg Allen, Baraboo Public Library; Marc Boucher, UW-Baraboo / Sauk County; Cate Booth, UW-Baraboo / Sauk County
Salon E

The UW-Baraboo / Sauk County Library and the Baraboo Public Library have been collaborating on many services over the past three years. This presentation will discuss their new joint library card and also focus on several kinds of outreach programming (including lecture series and writing workshops), promotion, technology and innovative services that have been attempted, including ideas for what works and what doesn't. Overall, the collaboration has been highly successful for the missions of both libraries. There will be time allotted for discussion of participants' mulit-type library collaboration with an emphasis on generating ideas for greater resource sharing.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

Elements of a Teen Summer Reading Blog
Elizabeth M. Timmons, Muehl Public Library
Salon F

During the summer of 2012, the Muehl Public Library in Seymour had an MLS intern, Jenna Goodall, who initiated a teen summer reading blog which was very well received. In the summer of 2013, Elizabeth Timmins, the library's director and programmer, reran it and also experienced success. Both blogs will be examined during the course of this session. The positives and challenges of having a teen summer reading blog will be addressed. The intent is to inspire participants to tailor the idea to their own library culture and resources.
Sponsored by the Youth Services Section

Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari
William Povletich
Salon G

"Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari" is as much a celebration of the rich and colorful world of Great Lakes surfing as it is the story of brotherhood. For the past six decades, twin brothers Lee and Larry Williams have been surfing the gnarliest waves despite living nearly 2,000 miles away from any ocean. To overcome the obstacles of being born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, they brought their dreams and long boards to the shores of Lake Michigan. The Williams brothers quickly realized the biggest adversaries of the "Malibu of the Midwest" weren't the lacking waves, but rather hypothermia and frostbite. Customizing their wetsuits to allow them to last nearly three hours in even the iciest of waters, they became international surfing celebrities and attracted hundreds of surfers from around the globe eager to partake in one of America's best beach parties. "Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari" is the fascinating story of two brothers whose lifelong journey to ride the ultimate wave seemingly brought the rest of the surfing world to their hometown.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Refreshments Served in the Lakeside Terrace

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

A World of Holidays @ Your Library
Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; René Bue, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
Salon B

Learn how you can add international holidays to your library's family programming. Hear what the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville has done for their Lunar New Year, Dia de los ninos / Dia de los libros and Winter Holidays programs by partnering with their community members and library users from diverse cultures.
Sponsored by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

Publishers, Permission & Promotions: Current Trends in Digital Books

Sara Gold, WiLS, Madison
Salon C

The world of digital books is ever-evolving and changes happen so rapidly it is tough to keep up. Join Sara, also the WPLC Selection Committee Coordinator, for a session that will help you make sense of an industry gone digital. We will cover publishers who work with libraries and those that don't; evolving trends in materials such as streaming video, local music and enhanced books; major digital providers; and programs such as Library Reads to get libraries up front and center to publishers.
Sponsored by the Media and Technology Section and the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

Learning More about Larger ILS Consortia in Wisconsin
John DeBacher, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Stef Morrill, WiLS, Madison; Bruce Smith, WiLS, Madison; John Thompson, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire
Salon D

This year, some projects have explored the possibility of larger ILS consortia in Wisconsin and learned more about the advantages, efficiencies, disadvantages and potential barriers. Project WIN, a collaborative effort of Wisconsin Valley, Indianhead and Northern Waters library systems, is investigating the feasibility and desirability of merging the shared ILSs of their three systems. A survey of Wisconsin ILS consortia collected data about many aspects of the operations and management of the consortia, along with opinions about barriers and advantages. Come hear the panel talk about what they have learned through these projects, along with a potpourri of what’s happening in other states.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Book to Art Club
Laura Damon-Moore, Katie Behrens, Erin Batykefer and Angela Terrab, The Library as Incubator Project
Salon E

The Book to Art Club is a new project from the Library as Incubator Project. The Book to Art Club is designed to combine book discussions with creative, hands-on projects for adults. The Book to Art Club is a great way to incorporate literature into a library maker space or maker program series. In this session, LAIP team members introduce the Book to Art Club and outline ways for Wisconsin public libraries to start a chapter of the Book to Art Club at their library.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

Reader's Advisory: Techniques, Tips & Tools
Roberta Roecker, Manitowoc Public Library; Jennifer Huss, Manitowoc Public Library; Sue Vater Olsen, Scandinavia Public Library
Salon F

Staff from two Wisconsin libraries will share techniques, tips and tools for effective reader's advisory that any library can replicate. Since 2012, the Manitowoc Public Library has encouraged staff to participate in a "Library Wide Read" program which is a staff book discussion group. The purpose of the program is to introduce staff to a variety of genres while developing basic readers' advisory skills such as the concepts of appeal factors and read-alikes. Some library patrons have an ongoing need for books and aren't interested in selecting the books (or other materials) themselves. The Scandinavia Public Library provides a service that provides patrons with books on a regular basis. Using patron preferences along with ILS and OPAC tools, staff select items for patrons on a regular basis. Privacy issues and tools such as reading history will be discussed.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

Rules of Engagement: Building Community on Facebook and Making "Like" Mean "Love"
Emily Passey, Shorewood Public Library and Abby Bussen, Cudahay Family Library
Salon G

A strong Facebook presence can set the groundwork for a fresh, fun image for your library. Join Emily and Abby as they discuss how libraries can overcome the challenges that social media presents to small non-profits and how you can transform your library’s Facebook page from basic to robust. Actionable ideas and tested strategies show you how a little effort, some knowledge of social media marketing tactics, and a willingness to take risks can help you create community connections and have a little fun.
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
AUTHOR LUNCHEON: Harvesting Great Wisconsin Stories
William PovletichWilliam Povletich, Author of Some Like it Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin' Safari

Harvesting Great Wisconsin Stories will showcase why the groundbreaking discoveries, exciting events and intriguing people that have strong Wisconsin roots deserve to be celebrated beyond the state's borders. In a world oversaturated with East and West Coast centric entertainment options, the Badger State offers an endless terrain full of innovations, achievements and enterprises that helped redefine and revolutionize society; each containing a compelling history that would easily resonate with a general public thirst for fresh and original stories. The challenge is in finding innovative platforms to present these stories with a fresh perspective. For household names like Liberace and Orson Welles, it's cultivating lesser-known aspects of their decorated lives beyond their internationally renowned achievements and award-winning careers. The opportunity to chronicle an "everyman" overcoming a lifetime of obstacles couldn't be more inspiring than that of Sayner native Carl Eliason, whose invention of the first snowmobile launched a billion-dollar winter industry. Although the Dungeon and Dragons phenomenon of role-playing wizards and dragon slaying heroes may have taken place in distant mystical worlds, it was created in a Lake Geneva basement. Brooks Stevens, one of the world's most influential industrial designers, created more than 3,000 products still ominpresent in today's homes and businesses from his Milwaukee office, including the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. From the father of the National Weather Service to the creation of the cream puff, Wisconsin has a plentiful bounty of great stories waiting to be harvested.

Native Wisconsinite William Povletich has earned both critical acclaim and audience success with his wide array of projects as both a producer and writer. In 2005, William was a Supervising Producer on the History Channel documentary, Rwanda: Do Scars Ever Fade, that earned a 2005 Peabody Award and Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informational Program. Serving as the Associate Producer on the History Channel’s Inside Pol Pot’s Secret Prison, named Best Documentary in a Continuing Series for the prestigious 2002 International Documentary Association Distinguished Achievement Awards, he was nominated for two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Copies of William’s books will be available for sale before and after the luncheon. William will be available for signatures.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the luncheons in advance, no on-site registration for this event is available.