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Call for WAAL Conference Programs

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on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The WAAL 2012 Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for 75-minute breakout sessions for Quest for Excellence: WAAL 2012 at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, WI, April 17-20.Proposals and recommendations for presentations, panels, and active workshops are welcome.  Target areas for sessions from the 2011 conference evaluations and possible topic ideas include (but are NOT limited to):Access ServicesDigital Preservation and/or Data ManagementDistance LibrarianshipE-Collection DevelopmentEmerging TechnologiesInformation LiteracyInstruction and TeachingMarketing and OutreachResource SharingServing Nontraditional StudentsTechnical ServicesTo submit a breakout session proposal please forward the following information:Abstract of the program (300 words or less)Presenter name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact informationFormat (presentation, panel discussion, workshop, etc.)Equipment needsProposals are due by October 24, 2011.Please send via email all proposals and questions to Sheila Stoeckel (sstoeckel@library.wisc.edu)...

Time is flying by to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Deadline of October 3

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on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The 2011 WLA Conference on November 1 – 4 in Milwaukee is rapidly approaching and the October 3rd early bird deadline for special registration pricing will be here even sooner.  The time to act is now!Before the October 3rd deadline, think of the early bird as a beautiful Peacock, something attractive, wondrous and almost too good to be true.  By signing up early, you will receive a discounted price on registration to the state’s largest library conference and be instantly entered into the October 4th drawing for one of two FREE conference registrations.After the October 3rd deadline?  Well, think of the early bird as a Dodo.  No longer in existence…bye, bye birdie…extinct!Why sign up?You must be new around here!  The WLA Conference is one of the premiere library conferences in the United States, and among the longest running, celebrating its 120th anniversary this year.  This year’s theme is Libraries A Renewable...

Yes, the WLA Annual Business Meeting is Fun! November 3 in Milwaukee

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on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Dramatic readings, musical motions, and important news about what WLA has planned: The WLA Annual Business Meeting will be held Thursday, November 3, in conjunction with the annual conference in downtown Milwaukee. WLA is required to hold an annual business meeting, and though you're not required to attend, all WLA members are encouraged to do so. Not a WLA member? You can still attend, though only WLA members may vote.WLA President Rhonda Puntney will share the highlights of the year, which has been more memorable and event-filled than most. President-elect Ron McCabe will share plans for 2012. And in between, you'll hear reports from other leaders, including WLA Foundation President Jane Pearlmutter, and have a chance to learn more about what your association has been doing for libraries and the profession.To get an agenda and read the 2010 meeting minutes, go to the WLA Board web page....

Demonstrate your compassion for others at this year’s WLA Conference

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on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Every year at the WLA Conference we like to ask our attendees to give back something to their community to enhance others lives.  In the past we have sponsored food drives, but even though that is a wonderful gesture, the reality is that food isn’t always that easy to lug around in your suitcase as you trundle off to the conference.  Well, this year we’ve decided to support a worthwhile cause that only asks that you consider donating an item that as librarians should be pretty easy to come up with.  Bring a book! Hey, it’s much easier than carrying a bag of food to the Conference. Think of your donation as food for the mind!Please read about this worthwhile project in the letter below from Sandra Melcher, the Chair of the Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development.  You’ll see how finding a new life for some gently used books...

Government Information Day is September 30 in Madison

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The WLA's Government Information Round Table will host its annual Government Information Day on Friday, September 30 at UW-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 126....