Wed May 26, 2010 9:00 AM
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WLA-SSS Annual Professional Development Conference
2010: A Library Odyssey
With a focus on technology topics, this year's Support Staff Section One-day Conference is a must attend event! Presentations on yoga, getting that MLS, and BadgerLink round out the day. Take this chance to re-energize and reconnect with colleagues from around the state.
9:00 – 9:30 Registration and continental breakfast
9:30-9:45 Welcome from Dr. Susan May, President of Fox Valley Technical College
9:45-10:45 Keynote – Tasha Saecker, Director, Menasha Public Library
As libraries turn more and more to technology, what does that mean for our more traditional services? How does technology change the face of the library? How does the future library differ from today's? Will we still have books on our shelves? How in the world can librarians keep up with the fast pace of technology change? All these questions and more will be answered as Tasha Saecker speaks on the future of libraries and technology.
11:00-Noon Are You Game?: The Library's Place in the World of Gaming - Jeannie McBeth
History of gaming: why we game, who are gamers, and what the world can become if we game more. How do libraries relate to gamers?
What roles can we play to help encourage literacy, enhance access to ideas, and promote learning and culture within our library facilities with gaming?
Noon- 1:00 Lunch: CHECK THIS OUT!
A fun and sometimes irreverent compilation of YouTube videos highlighting library campaigns, outreach programs and even hysterical videos about library stereotypes that are circulating on the Internet. Served with lunch!
1:00-2:00 BadgerLink: Now and Moving Forward - Martha Farley Berninger
Computer Lab - Room G149
Martha Farley Berninger, Team Leader for Interlibrary Loan and Reference, Reference and Loan Library, Department of Public Instruction
The information landscape is changing and BadgerLink is evolving also to meet patron’s needs. This session will review current offerings, especially anything new in the last year, and give a sneak peek at the coming goodies.
1:00-2:00 Is getting a MLS in your future? - UW Milwaukee and UW-Madison
Interested in creating a new future for your career? Come hear representatives from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison give new and exciting options for getting a master's degree at these institutions.
2:15-3:15 Social Media 101 - Laurie Boettcher
Computer Lab - Room G149
What is social media? Why should you care about it? How can you protect yourself? Learn how to set up accounts and protect your privacy on the Big3: Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
2:15-3:15 Yoga in your chair! Mark Geiger, Affinity Health
Join Mark Geiger from Affinity Health as he shows us how we can keep healthy into the future from behind a computer.