Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Want to catch up on technology? Come to WiLSWorld!

Registration is open for WiLSWorld 2009, scheduled in Madison on July 28th-29th at the Pyle Center at UW-Madison, with a great lineup of plenary and breakout speakers. See more information and register here.

The opening day keynote is Joan Frye Williams, a successful librarian, consultant, vendor, planner, trainer, evaluator, and user of library services. Since 1996, she has been an independent consultant specializing in innovation, technology, and the service needs and preferences of non-library "civilians." Her many clients include libraries of all types and sizes, library consortia, state library agencies, professional library associations, library boards, library vendors, and architects. Joan is best known as an acute—and sometimes irreverent—observer of emerging library trends, issues, and practices. She is an internationally recognized library futurist and designer of innovative library services.

Our second day keynote is Karen Schneider, Community Librarian at Equinox, the support and development company for Evergreen open-source library software. She is a writer and librarian who has published over 100 articles and two books. Schneider's technology writing has been recognized in a variety of venues for being both lively and learned. From 2005 through 2007 she contributed to ALA Techsource. From 1995 to 2001, as the Internet Librarian columnist for American Libraries, Schneider consistently ranked in magazine surveys as AL's most popular author. Schneider is an enthusiastic speaker, presenter, and educator who in 2000 was named by PUBLIB as one of the top ten speakers in librarianship.

Other speakers include Andrew Nagy, Senior Discovery Services Engineer for Serials Solution and the Lead Developer of VuFind; Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian at the UW-Madison; Tasha Saecker, director of Menasha Public Library.

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