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Support Staff Make Libraries Strong: Registration Now Open!

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on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
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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!...

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...