Thursday, October 15, 2015

DLT Staff Programs @ the Wisconsin Library Association Conference

The Wisconsin Library Association Conference is being held in Middleton this year at the Madison Marriott West from November 3-6, 2015. The Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Technology staff are all aboard to "Make it Happen!"  Ben Miller, Assistant Director at Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL3), is Conference Chair.  Staff from DLT will also participate in the following programs:
Logo for the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Conference
Logo for 2015 WLA Conference

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Toddlers & Tablets: New Media in the Lives of Young Children, Their Caregivers and Librarians
Track: Technology & Digital Services
Salon A
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Carissa Christner, Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library
New media can be described as the ever-evolving software (e.g. apps) and hardware (e.g. tablets) that are radically influencing the childhood experience. 24 Wisconsin librarians participated in the Growing Wisconsin Readers New Media Training in March. Find out how participants have integrated new media into new and existing library collections, programs and services. This session will be facilitated by a trainer from the national Little eLit network, the DPI consultant and training participants.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Six Teams, Eight Months, Thirty People and a Ton of Coffee: an Overview of Wisconsin's ILEAD USA Experience
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
La Crosse
Denise Anton Wright, Public Library Administration Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Ryan Claringbole, Technology Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
During 2015, Wisconsin was one of ten states implementing ILEAD USA, a nationwide leadership program. Our state's six ILEAD teams included staff from public, school, and academic libraries as well as regional library systems. Each team identified a specific need in their community that could be addressed using participatory technology and then formulated a project. Members from each ILEAD team will discuss their experiences and what they learned in the process.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Making Waves with Research: Lessons from RIPL Participants
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Salon H
Jamie McCanless, Library Data and Finance Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; John DeBacher, Director, Public Library Development, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Division for Libraries & Technology, Madison; Judith Pinger, Assistant Director, IT and Technical Services, Milwaukee Public Library; Josh Cowles, IT Specialist, Fond du Lac Public Library; Stef Morrill, Director, WiLS, Madison
Make data work! Participants who attended the 2015 Research Institute for Public Libraries will share AHA! moments from the Institute as well as how they are using what they learned to collect and analyze data for decision-making and communicate library successes. Panelists represent public libraries from small to large, urban to rural, and hope to inspire you to help drive a culture shift in public libraries and be purposeful in gathering, analyzing and using data.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Thief of Joy: An Overview of the Annual Report
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Salon F
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Jamie McCanless, Library Data and Finance Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Comparison is the thief of joy! While annual reports seem to fit the bill, compiling and comparing their data contributes to the state and national landscape. Tessa and Jamie offer an overview of the 'why' and 'what for' of the report, changes for the next report year, a mid-level review of the report itself, and trends in Wisconsin Public Library Service Data for the ten years from 2005 through 2014. You won't leave joyless.


Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

TEACH Updates for Libraries
Track: Building Collections
Green Bay
Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Technology Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Matt Yeahey, TEACH Administrator, Department of Administration, Madison
DOA and DPI will provide updates on several items that relate to the Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) E-rate and an update on the BadgerNet Converged Network (BCN) contract.

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Busting SLP Roadblocks
Track: Engaging People
Greenway
Shawn Brommer, Youth Services Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Manager, Retired, La Crosse Public Library; Sue Abrahamson, Youth Services Coordinator, Waupaca Area Public Library
Put on your hardhats, grab your toolbelts and join us as we identify and demolish roadblocks to Summer Library Program success. Prizes/no prizes? Summer school sucking up all the kids? No kids in town? Tired of going nuts on decorations? 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks - how long for SLP, how long? Develop a blueprint to creatively and effectively tackle obstacles that block your way to making summer fun for kids and staff in this audience participation session guided by your Roadblock Busting crew of SLP shakers.

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Knowing Our Neighbors: Wisconsin American Indian Nations
Green Bay
Kara Ripley, BadgerLink Training Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; David O'Connor, Education Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
What do many people know about the American Indian nations and tribal communities located in Wisconsin? Wisconsin K-12 schools are required to teach the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities legally recognized in Wisconsin Act 31. David will provide information on why the history is important as well as the issues and concerns American Indian peoples and communities face today. Kara will share educational BadgerLink resources for more information.

Friday, November 6, 2015
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Digital Freedom: BadgerLink Makes It Happen
Track: Building Collections
La Crosse
Kara Ripley, BadgerLink Training Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison; Gail Murray, Content Management and Outreach Librarian, Department of Public Instruction, Madison
BadgerLink, Wisconsin's Online Library, provides reliable content 24/7 for all.

Friday, November 6, 2015
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Moving to Yes - Handling Change without Fear
Track: Leadership & Professional Development
Milwaukee
Laura Damon-Moore, Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Eager Free Public Library, Evansville; Marge Loch-Wouters, Youth Services Manager, Retired, La Crosse Public Library; Shawn Brommer, Youth Services Consultant, South Central Library System, Madison; Sharon Grover, Youth Services Manager, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison
Maya Angelou once said, "Culture is a way in which we express our humanity." A culture that embraces change is one that continues to thrive and create courageous leaders. Fear of change is natural but it also fuels innovation and positive change. Wouldn't it be great to fling off the fear and do the things that need to be done? This panel of seasoned change agents will explore the world of yes and fear-conquering and the many pathways to get there with coworkers, patrons, colleagues and administration.

Written by:
Terrie Howe, Public Library Development Team