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AWSL Offers WLA Conference Scholarship to Special Library Staff

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The Association of Wisconsin Special Librarians (AWSL) is pleased to announce it will sponsor ascholarship to the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, November 1-4, Milwaukee.Criteria:  The scholarship is available to library staff who are: 1) currently employed in a library orinformation agency in Wisconsin OR currently a student in library school interested in employment in a special library setting; 2) able to communicate via the AWSL newsletter about their experiences at the conference; and 3) currently a member of the WLA and AWSL.Application process:  Applicants must  1) complete the scholarship application form, and 2) write a one page document explaining their reasons for wanting to attend this particular conference (refer to the WLA conference web site to review conference programs.) Each application also requires 3) a one page letter of recommendation in support of the applicant.Scholarship description:  The scholarship consists of a $155 stipend to be used toward conference expenses (registration,...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend This Year’s WLA Conference in Milwaukee Nov 1 – 4

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10. Well, for one thing, that’s where it’s located this year…scheesh! (The Dells is so “2010”…)9.  Celebrate the lack of November elections this year!8.  Milwaukee is known as the Beer Capital of the World. (See reason #9 to appreciate why this might be relevant.)7.  Can you say Silent Auction? Fantastic items to bid on, beginning Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the WLA Foundation’s Silent Auction!6.  Our conference hotel, the acclaimed Hilton Milwaukee City Center…this ain’t the Bates Motel, that’s for sure! (Right, mother?)5.  Those wacky after hours parties playfully discussing whether Melville Dewey’s hot new classification system really has a chance of catching on… (See 025.4 DEW)4.  Hey, anything to get out of the library…uh, I mean, anything you can do to increase your knowledge and skill sets when it comes to the latest trends in library science and serving your beloved patrons!3.  E-books, schmee-books…you want to learn about the...
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  • diana says #
    Thanks for the light hearted schpeel. love it
  • Lisa Strand says #
    Pre-conferences are on November 1!
  • Joyce says #
    Are the pre-conferences on the 1st or the 31st? Joyce

WLA Conference to feature Scott Dikkers, Onion Founder, and More

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Join us at the WLA Conference, November 1-4 at the Milwaukee Hilton and Frontier Airlines Center! What other event can bring together such a fantastic pool of talented professionals like this year’s keynoter, internationally renowned speaker Stephen Abram, as well as the engaging and nationally recognized children’s writer/illustrator Tad Hills, or Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School, and contributing anchor and reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, plus over 70 training/informational sessions to choose from?  Add to this the wonderful WLA/WLAF Annual Awards Dinner, interesting tours, state of the art trade show exhibits, an autograph garden, and an opportunity to take part in the fun WLA Foundation Fundraiser at the hip nightspot, Spin Milwaukee! And, of course, there’s the city itself! Milwaukee offers you so many cultural and entertainment options before, between and/or after events.  The Historic Third Ward, http://www.historicthirdward.org with its variety of...

2011 WLA Conference: Libraries - A Renewable Resource

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WLA Conference Chair Bernie Bellin and his planning committee for the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference have been busy working on details for this much anticipated event. WLA members will converge on southeast Wisconsin for this conference slated for November 1 – 4, 2011, at the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel and Frontier Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee.This year we celebrate WLA’s 120th Anniversary, and the conference theme is “Libraries – A Renewable Resource.”We are very excited about this year’s conference’s keynote speaker Stephen Abram, MLS.  Abram is Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Cengage Learning, and a leading international librarian and lighthouse thinker in the North American library community, with extensive experience in library technology and trend forecasting. He has more than 25 years in libraries as a practicing librarian and in the information industry.He was Past-President of SLA and of the Ontario and Canadian Library...

Support Staff Make Libraries Strong: Registration Now Open!

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WLA's Support Staff Section will host its annual One-day Conference for support staff from all types of libraries on Wednesday, May 25, at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union. At just $45 for members ($60 for non-members and $25 for students), this conference is a great value!Breakout session topics include implementing RFID, support staff certification, degree completion, how to find free multimedia software, and more! Joyce Latham, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, will provide a keynote address on "This is What Democracy Looks Like: Supporting the Right to Know."Take a look at the complete schedule and register online today!...