Monday, April 1, 2013

I hope you will be able to join us at the 2013 WAPL Conference. It will be held May 1-3 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. Here are just a couple of the sessions you will be able to attend if you come.

Thursday, May 2, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
♦Challenges and Solutions to Creating Diverse Collections and Programming

Kristina Gomez, Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library (moderator); Laura Avelo, Bilingual Library Technology Specialist, Milwaukee Public Library; RenĂ© Bue, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville; Nick Demske, Children’s Librarian, Racine Public Library; Adriana McClear, PhD student, UW-Milwaukee SOIS
ALA’s Library Bill of Rights tells us “Library collections must represent the diversity of people and ideas in our society.” What does a diverse library collection look like? How is it created? How can my library create exceptional multicultural programs? Join our panel of librarians in an open discussion about the ongoing process of developing collections and programs that reflect the diversity, interest and needs of our communities. What are the challenges to creating diverse collections and programming and what strategies can we use to overcome them?

Friday, May 3, 10:30 - 11:45 am
♦Spanish for Library Staff

René Bue, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
Learn simple Spanish phrases that you can use with your Spanish-speaking customers. Receive templates for "cheat cards" that front-line staff can use.

Also, the OSRT and EMIERT meetings will be held on Thursday, May 2, 5 - 6 pm.  We hope to see you there!

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