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Come see DPI Library Teams at WLA Conference October 8-11 in Wisconsin Dells!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DPI Library Teams will be at the WLA Conference October 8-11. We will be at booth #422 in the Exhibits hall, as well as the sessions described below. Stop by the booth or attend a session, and say hello!

The following programs are scheduled throughout the conference. All programs are located in the Kalahari Convention Center, Lake Delton. Registration for the WLA Annual Conference is required for attendance. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday Pre-Conference

Look Where your Privilege Intersects with Someone's Oppression Because That's Where You Have the Most Power to Make Change
Room - Marula/Aralia

Ijeoma Oluo will lead a discussion about race, privilege, intersectionality, microaggressions and cultural appropriation. Through small group discussions, report-backs and other facilitated discussion methods, participants will identify ways to dismantle racism in their libraries, communities and personal lives. This pre-conference is free thanks to co-sponsorship with the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation, and the iSchool at UW-Madison.

Wednesday sessions

eResource Usage: Nationwide and Local Trends
Room - Portia

Jen Champoux, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
The presenter will highlight research on the national public library use of databases. This “state of the nation” will focus on other statewide e-resource groups and the trends of usage particularly in public libraries, while highlighting Wisconsin libraries that show exceptional use of BadgerLink resources.

Working It! Enhancing Your Library’s Workforce Development Connections
Room - Portia

Martha Berninger, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; John DeBacher, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Mark Jochem, South Central Library System, Madison; Kristen Anderson, Winding Rivers Library System, West Salem; Jon Menz, Wisconsin Workforce Development Association, Stevens Point; Ted Anderson, Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee
The panel will share their experiences as leaders of the first year of the three-year Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project. LAWDS is making connections between public libraries and Wisconsin's workforce development experts. Audience members will be asked to provide feedback on the LAWDS training sessions and ""meet and greets" that are bringing together staff from public libraries and experts from the Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin Workforce Development Boards and American Job Centers. LAWDS is funded through the Laura Bush 21st Century program of the Institute for Museums and Library Services.

How can (DP) I Help You? Crowdsourcing Your Adult Program and Service Needs
Room - Guava

Cindy Fesemyer, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Did you know there's a new-ish team member at your State Library? Cindy Fesemyer is the Adult and Community Services Consultant and wants this discussion to be all about YOU. Whether you work in a school, public, academic or special library, you serve adults. Join this facilitated brainstorming session to share your wants and needs when it comes to providing quality services and programs for adults in your community.

Connect and Create Panel Discussion: Public and School Librarian Collaboration Projects
Room - Africa 40

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Monica Treptow, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
In June 2018, Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant money was awarded to public and school librarian teams in order to develop collaborative projects for their communities. The projects aligned with one of two themes explored in workshops held in May: Students as Community Members - Connecting through Books, Collections and Perspective Sharing or Students as Creators - Connecting through STEM, Maker, Coding and Hands-On Learning. The grant recipients hosted authors, purchased robotics and ultimately provided fabulous opportunities that highlighted their libraries. This discussion will showcase some of these diverse projects as panelists share their strategies, successes and lessons learned. Come by and be inspired!

Thursday sessions

Say Yes to Census 2020
Room - Africa 30

Cindy Fesemyer, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Get the lowdown on all the ways you can say YES to Census 2020. Census 2020 counts will potentially create changes to political representation and Federal funding and inform your local data. Good numbers are important and libraries can--and should--help! Whether you're in a school, public or academic library, there's information here for you on this timely topic.t the time of reservation, the first nights room and tax fee are due whether you book online or over the phone.

Privacy Issues in Today’s Public Library
Room - Wisteria

Shannon Schultz, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Ben Miller, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Uncertain about how to handle a potential surveillance video request by law enforcement? Concerned about how staff would or should respond to a "First Amendment audit?" In this timely and relevant session, the presenters will discuss issues surrounding patron privacy in today's physical and virtual environments, the library's legal requirements regarding the protection of library records, the development of privacy policies and the training of library staff


For questions about this information, contact Jennifer Champoux (608) 224-5390

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