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President Rhonda Puntney's Remarks on Advocacy for Support Staff Conference

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on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 in WLA News
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WLA President Rhonda Puntney was asked to give a brief address to welcome Support Staff One-day Conference attendees on May 25. Here are her remarks: About a month or two in to my WLA presidency, I began to realize that we are all in a unique position to advocate not only for ourselves, but also for our libraries and our patrons, regardless of where we’re employed.  Advocacy has become an integral part of my daily routine, in and out of the office.  I particularly realized this one day shortly after Lisa Strand, the WLA executive director, and I cancelled Library Legislative Day in February.I returned home after a doctor’s appointment to pick up my laptop and the inevitable stack of work I’d taken home over the weekend (and barely glanced at) and I quickly scanned my email.  We have voice-over-IP phones at Lakeshores, which is great because I can quickly see...
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  • Nanette says #
    Great speech, Rhonda! You hit the nail exactly on its head. This is the kind of thing our municipal leaders need to see and hear ...

2011 WLA Support Staff Conference: Call For Program Proposals

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on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Planning for 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Support Staff Conference is underway!  The conference will be held May 25th at UWM in Milwaukee. The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for programs from WLA members and other interested parties. Proposals and recommendations for presentations, panels and workshops are welcome. Target areas for sessions from the Support Staff Section Survey and possible topic ideas include (but are not limited to):•    Computer Skills, Emerging Technologies•    Morale Boosters in Difficult Times•    Managing Student Employees•    Personnel Management•    Political Involvement•    The Library of the Future•    Communication•    What I learned on the job...•    Small Libraries •    Cataloging Serials•    CirculationTo submit a breakout session proposal please forward the following information:1. Abstract of the program (300 words or less).2. Presenter name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and contact information.3. Format (presentation, panel discussion, workshop, etc.).4. Equipment needs.Proposals are due by Tuesday, March 22, 2011.Please send all proposals and questions electronically to Jessica...

Support Staff Conference Schedule May 25, 2011

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on Monday, October 11, 2010 in WLA News
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The WLA Support Staff Section has scheduled its annual One-day Conference for library support staff from around the state, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee. More information, including a registration form, will be available in early 2011....