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2015 WAAL Conference, April 21-24, Holiday Inn-Manitowoc

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Have you registered for the WAAL 2015 Annual Conference: Be Fearless? The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn - Manitowoc, WI, April 21-24, 2015! Here are some reasons why you should attend WAAL this year: Guest speakers and programs you should not miss! New programs! Social events! Photo and hashtag contest! Volunteer! 1. Guest Speakers  Nicole Pagowsky, Rick Dodgson, Barb and Ken Wardius, and Trevor Dawes. Programs covering topics such as the READ scale data, the Civil War, open courses,  embedded librarians, Digital Public Library of America, budgets, mentors & mentees, predatory journals, first year on the job,  training students, Tableau, job interviews, flipped classrooms, open access, assessment, instructional design, digital humanities, tech support, distance instruction, business sources, and communication tools. 2. New this year are Lightning Talks and an Unconference Lightning talks- For topics shorter than a full presentation or poster. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to...
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Government Information Day is May 29th

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REGISTRATION Is now open, either online or use the PDF! Government Information Day 2015 will take place on May 29, in Room 126, Memorial Library on the UW-Madison Campus, and we want to hear from you! For the program this year, we are trying something a little different. We would like to do a “Best Practices Exchange” in which we invite conference attendees to share what they are doing in their libraries. Some suggested topics:  Has your library created any libguides or databases on local government, or any other government information topic? Has your library done any digitizing of government information (local or otherwise)? What practices, reference or technical services, do you use in your library to help make your job more efficient? Do you have any news to share with the group regarding government information in your library? Other topic that you would like to share.   We are interested...
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2015 WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award Winner

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Marti Koller, English Department Chair at the Baldwin-Woodville High School, is the winner of the 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award. The award is given jointly by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) and the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). A long-time advocate of intellectual freedom, Koller has battled censorship and educated students about the principles of intellectual freedom and first amendment rights. In her work as a classroom teacher she has incorporated awareness of free speech, censorship, and intellectual freedom into the curriculum to inform and empower students on their academic journeys and beyond into their adult lives. Koller has resisted efforts to restrict content and materials, as well as holding administration accountable for following school board policy in formal reconsideration of materials both in her classes and in others. The authors of the nomination letter recommending Koller wrote “on multiple occasions, she has lead a charge to protect the shelves...
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The WLA 2015 Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for programs​

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Are you connecting to your community, developing new programs or making innovated spaces at your library?  Are you finding new ways of using and re-using resources?  Is your library a vital part of your community or organization?  Are you inspired by coming together with other professionals who are dedicated to Wisconsin libraries?  If so, “Let’s Make it Happen” by either sponsoring and/or presenting outstanding programs at the 2015 WLA Conference!  The conference will take place November 3-6 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. We already have a great list of keynote speakers and exciting special events scheduled for your enjoyment, but it’s your turn to share your story. Help us provide inspiring and practical experiences by offering your expertise for a conference session. Consider sessions related to the conference theme, as well as some popular track topics such as:    •Engaging people   •Leadership/professional development   •Technology & digital services   •Advocacy...
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2015 Paralibrarian of the Year Call for Nominations

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Do you know of an outstanding co-worker/staff member who is deserving of recognition as the 2015 Paralibrarian of the Year?  Here's the link to access the nomination information and application form for this prestigious award.  Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2015.   Thank you, Tina Kakuske SSCS Past Chair tkakuske@beloitlibrary.info...
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