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WLA Conference FAQs

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Hello Wisconsin Libraries and Librarians, The WLA Conference is less than a week away. There is still time to register.Please take a moment this afternoon and sign up, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. For those of you already registered, thank you and we can't wait to see you in Green Bay!...
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Don't Miss Sergio Dogliani @ WLA in Green Bay

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WLAF Fundraiser in Green Bay

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Be sure to sign up for Librarians Rock! the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation's fundraiser at the WLA Annual Conference in Green Bay.  Want to belt out a tune, great!  Want to come and watch, that's great too! ...
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Morning Yoga at the WLA Annual Conference

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Just one of many fantastic offerings from the 2013 WLA Annual Conference! Register today - click HERE Conference at a Glance - click HERE ...
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Donate to the WLA Foundation Silent Auction!

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The WLA Foundation Silent Auction returns for the 2013 WLA Conference in Green Bay. Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. To make the auction a success, we need your help! Do you find yourself creating handcrafted items that you don’t have room for at home? Cook or bake? Why not donate these items to the WLAF auction – we’d love to put your items out for bids! Take a look at our contributors’ guidelines, and then complete the form below. Whether you bring your items with you to the conference (preferred method) or send them to the WLA office (if you won’t be attending the Conference this year) please let us know in advance what you will be contributing by completing and sending us a copy of this form. A digital photo of your auction item(s) would be a real bonus! Suggested Handmade Items, including but not limited to Handcrafted...

Don't miss the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (and Taco Bar)!

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Time is running out to join the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (and enjoy Glorious Taco Bar.)The 2012 Lake Superior Libraries Symposium would like to extend an invitation to our inaugural conference on June 1st, 2012 at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, WI.  Join archivists, technologists, librarians, directors, technicians, and students from around Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Just consider all of the experiences, resources, and ideas that are being gathered for this unique conference!   Attendees will: ·     SEE ELI NEIBERGER, 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, offer a keynote address on the future of providing materials and services entitled “Access Schmaccess.” ·     EXPERIENCE FOUR SESSIONS of informational presentations full of dynamic content featuring all aspects of librarianship. Sessions on digitization, leadership, assessment, children’s literature, collaboration, web-design, long term planning, and more. ·     NETWORK THANKS TO ample time devoted to networking and sharing ideas This is an opportunity unlike any other to...

Support Staff & Circulation Conference is May 23

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Working Together - Blending, Merging, Transforming - is the theme for the May 23 one-day conference sponsored by the Support Staff and Circulation Services Section of WLA in Appleton at the DJ Bordini Business & Industry Center. For just $45 for members ($60 for non-members), you'll get a full day of programming on current topics in library management - and some just for fun: All Together Now: Library Advocacy, Front Line Service, and the Wisconsin Library Community (keynote)Ron McCabe, WLA President, will describe how we can work together to demonstrate the vital importance of the services that libraries provide. The Tattooed Librarian (Keynote)Amelia Osterud is the Director of Information Services and Circulation Librarian at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as well as being the author of "The Tattooed Lady: A History." Join Osterud for a discussion about her research, the research process, and the long road to publishing a book that...

Dining and Tourism During WAAL 2012

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The WAAL Conference, taking place next week at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, not only provides you with excellent professional programming, but a chance to unwind in luxurious accommodations near diverse local dining options and attractions. For dining opportunities during the WAAL Conference in Lake Geneva try the following link: http://www.lakegenevawi.com/c/Dine.aspx Use the sidebar for a breakdown of dining by categories such as ethnic, fine dining, fast food, etc. To explore activities, attractions, and shopping destinations in the Lake Geneva area visit http://www.lakegenevawi.com. --Charles Elftmann, WAAL Conference Co-chair...
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2012 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference "Libraries for the Common Good"

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Mark your calendars now for the 2012 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held October 23-26 at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse and La Crosse Center.This year’s theme is “Libraries For the Common Good,” which reflects the role Wisconsin’s libraries play in our communities and our daily lives.The Keynote speaker will be Lewis Feldstein, co-author of Better Together and a leading proponent of community foundations and social capital. Peter Yarrow from the vocal trio of Peter, Paul, and Mary will be the President’s Luncheon speaker and performer. Joyce Sidman, author of Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, is this year’s YSS Luncheon speaker.The WLA Foundation fundraiser will be a storytelling performance at the Pump House, a regional arts center housed in the historic La Crosse water pumping station.Hotel lodging will be available at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse, located at 200 Harborview...
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WAPL Conference Registration Is Open!

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Spring is in the air, it must be time to register for the 2012 WAPL conference! Get ready for exciting programs, educational speakers, professional development and lots of fun with fellow colleagues! Mark your calendars for the 2012 WAPL conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point:Date: May 9 – May 11Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Stevens PointRegistration and program information for the 2012 WAPL Conference can be found at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/conferences/2012/registration.htmInformation about the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point can be found at http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/stevens-point/steaa/hoteldetail--Tim Powers, WAPL Conference Publicity Chairtim.powers@city.fitchburg.wi.us...

Register for WAAL Conference: Quest for Excellence in Lake Geneva

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Have you registered for WAAL 2012: Quest for Excellence in Lake Geneva April 18-20?  If not, read on.  You certainly don't want to miss these programs:• Keynotes from Jenica Rogers and Kim Leeder will get us motivated and invigorated.• Luncheon Speakers will take us into another world with "Lots of Dungeons, No Dragons" by Margaret Weis and "Monsters of Wisconsin" by Linda Godfrey.• PLUS: programs and posters presented by innovative librarians from right here in Wisconsin!Check out the full program for all of the Excellent offerings to fill your conference Quest.Check out the fabulous accomodations at the Grand Geneva. If you are going to attend a conference, why not do so in the best possible environment?!Come for an amazing three days of learning, networking and sharing while...• Enjoying a martini in a world class lounge,• Experiencing a massage and spa treatment,• Experiencing a hay-ride with friends at a tranquil resort,• Networking...

Call for program proposals: WAPL Spring Conference!

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The WAPL 2012 Spring Conference Planning Committee invites proposals for breakout sessions for “Share the Driving” – WAPL 2012: May 9 – 11, 2012 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center 1001 Amber Avenue Stevens Point WI 54482Proposals for presentations, panels and workshops are welcome. Possible topic ideas include (but are not limited to):• Multigenerational programming• Starting and nurturing a Friends’ Group• Creative ways to work with Boards of Trustees• Relationship building with municipalities• Methods for delegating to staff• Work flow management• Community feedback on library services• Collaborating with local resources for public relations• Visioning with educational institutions• Volunteer success stories• Teamwork with other non-profits• Libraries as early literacy builders• Neighboring libraries working together• Innovative ways of working with youth• The current technological frontier• Wakanheza—a winning concept for everyone• Local authors and how to work with themSessions / programs generally run 60-75 minutes in length. Every WLA unit has a special perspective to...

Poster Session Proposals Sought for WAAL Conference

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The WAAL 2012 Conference Planning Committee is accepting proposals for posters to be presented at Quest for Excellence: WAAL 2012. The conference will take place at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, April 17-20, with the poster session scheduled for Thursday April 19 from 3:30-5PM.To submit a poster session proposal, please send the following information to Leah Ujda (ujda@wisc.edu):1. Abstract of the poster content (150 words or less). The submitted abstract for accepted proposals will appear in the conference program.2. Presenter name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information.3. Type of equipment you will bring.All poster presenters will be assigned a skirted table space. No other equipment will be provided. Wireless Internet access will be available.Poster session proposals are welcome from all who have ideas to share with Wisconsin's academic library community.Ribbons will be awarded for Best Content, Best Visual Display, and Best Student Poster.Proposals are due by Friday January 13,...

Stephen Abram, Scott Dikkers and Everything in Between: WLA Conference Recap

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Despite concerns about library budgets and costs of the Milwaukee venue, 834 registrants enjoyed the 2011 Annual Conference, including a sold-out exhibit hall, dozens of programs, five tours and a grand awards banquet in the Hilton’s Empire Ballroom. Both the keynote speaker, Stephen Abram, and President’s Luncheon speaker, Scott Dikkers, were provocative on completely different subjects!Attendees surveyed said their main reason for attending was the chance to interact with others in the library field, followed closely by the program schedule and topics. The schedule included technology topics such as e-books, Koha ILS, technology in children’s programs and Google tools, while also hitting topics on staff and self-management, hiring, diversity, literature, outreach, ethics and more.Five tours of libraries and library resources rounded out the educational experience, though two tours sold-out, to the disappointment of later registrants. WLA thanks Milwaukee Public Library for providing access to their Krug Rare Books Room, the...

The Curtain is Rising on the 2011 WLA Conference, November 1 – 4, in Milwaukee

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Question: The Wisconsin Library Association and Carnegie Hall.  What Do They Share in 2011?Both the WLA and Carnegie Hall have set the standards by which others are measured; both bring people of all ages and backgrounds together; both represent professionalism at the highest level; both are steeped in tradition; both can claim an Andrew Carnegie connection; and both celebrate their 120th Anniversary in 2011!Make Beautiful Music TogetherJoin your peers at the 2011 WLA Conference in celebrating WLA’s 120th Anniversary.  Begin your celebration by attending any of the excellent pre-conference sessions.  Sessions include Leading Through Communication; Lightning Fast Succession Planning; or Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like.  Then continue your celebration Tuesday evening with your friends and colleagues at the opening night Vendor Reception at the Hilton, featuring hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar.Carnegie Hall…Frontier Airlines Center & Exhibition Hall…Both Strike a ChordDon’t get me wrong, both are beautiful halls.  But...

Penworthy Announces WLA Attendee Sponsorship Award

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The Penworthy Company is pleased to announce Julia Davis of Kiel Public Library in Kiel, WI as the winner of our 19th annual WLA Attendee Sponsorship Award. Every year, we award a Wisconsin librarian with a $400 sponsorship award to attend WLA’s annual conference, which holds programs to refresh library services, boost professional skills, and help librarians make connections. Congratulations Julia!WLA thanks The Penworthy Company for their wonderful support of WLA through this sponsorship and decades of exhibiting at the WLA Conference.The Penworthy Company makes buying children’s books the pleasure it ought to be® with an exceptional selection, sturdy Penworthy Prebound Books and a level of personal service you can trust. Based in Milwaukee, WI for 29 years, we’re proud to support the librarians in our home state....

The Case for Attending the 2011 WLA Conference: The Facts…Just the Facts

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‘Dragnet' theme music This is the city. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’ll work here November 1 – 4. I’ll carry a (name) badge.The story I’m about to impart is true. Only some names have been changed to protect the innocent.My name is Kenney.  It was Wednesday, October 12th. It was sunny. I was working the day watch out of PR when a call came in from the chief.“We need to inform everyone about the outstanding line-up of speakers and events taking place at this year’s 2011 WLA Conference, and we’ve got to do it now, because time is of the essence,” said Chief Bellin.“I’m on it, Chief,” I replied.  And here is my report:The Pre-Conference Line-up  Three sessions: Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like; Leading Through Communication; Lightning Fast Succession Planning(Vendor Reception on opening night!)Keynote Address by the Internationally Sought After Stephen AbramHear Abram’s dynamic presentation entitled FrankenLibraries or Librarytopia:  Our Choice.Exhibit A:  The...

WLA Conference in Milwaukee: Make it a Destination

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With the kick-off of the 2011 WLA Conference only 6 weeks from now, and the October 3rd early bird deadline less than a week away, it can mean only one thing… you’ve got to swing into high gear, because if you don’t register soon, you’ll only have yourself to blame for missing the fun activities slated to take place November 1 – 4 in the Cream City…Milwaukee!Ssssh!  Don’t let this out, but not only will you learn a lot…you’ll have a blast!Parties, tours and awards to help you relax and renew your energyGet your “party on” immediately by joining your friends and colleagues at the opening night Vendor Reception at the Hilton featuring hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar.  There will be a series of tasty luncheons throughout the conference featuring excellent food and great speakers. (This year’s President’s Luncheon should be especially entertaining when humorist Scott Dikkers, founder of...

Call for WAAL Conference Programs

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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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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...