Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Support Staff & Circulation Conference is May 23

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:
  • 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 seeks to clear up the mystery and misinformation surrounding tattooed ladies in the historical and scholarly record.
  • All Together Now: Library Advocacy, Front Line Service, and the Wisconsin Library Community
    Ron McCabe, WLA President, will describe how we can work together to demonstrate the vital importance of the services that libraries provide. 
Other topics:
  • Implementing RFID Technology: From Tagging to Automated Materials Handling
  • Understanding and Serving Patrons on the Autism Spectrum
  • Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) Access and Navigation
  • ILS Transition From III Millennium to Koha
  • ResCarta: Create, Collect and Display Local History
  • Chair Yoga
  • Overdrive and eReaders in a Public Library
  • Telling the Library's Story

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Iowa Library Association-ACRL Spring 2012 Conference Invitation

We received the following invitation for those of you interested in the Iowa Library Association - ACRL Spring Conference:

Registration for the ILA-ACRL Spring 2012 Conference is now open, and we wish to extend an invitation to the librarians in neighboring states. We will be meeting on May 25th in Decorah on the beautiful Luther College campus.

You can find the registration information, including a link to the online registration form, at . Be sure to check out the Registration info, schedule and other details link for a sneak peak of the concurrent sessions and information about accommodations in Decorah.

Members of other state library associations may sign up at the "Member" rate for the conference.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dining and Tourism During WAAL 2012

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:

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
--Charles Elftmann, WAAL Conference Co-chair