Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The OUTREACH SERVICE ROUND TABLE (OSRT) and the ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE ROUND TABLE (EMIERT) leaders would like to meet you.  Below are listed the sessions that OSRT and EMIERT are sponsoring.  Both roundtables also host meetings just for members or potential members.  We would love to meet people who have a passion for similar areas of the library. world. 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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?


5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  See Conference literature for meeting locations.

Outreach Services Round Table (OSRT) Business Meeting

Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Business Meeting

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Leaping Into Social Media: One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Libraries
Cassie Payne, Children’s Librarian, Elisha D. Smith Library, Menahsa; Vanessa Taylir, Teen Librarian, Elisha D. Smith Library, Menasha
--Individuals can sign up for various accounts and jump into the pond with abandon. Can libraries also leap with such freedom? Cassie and Vanessa will share their library's leap into various social media forms. Learning the ins and outs of popular social sites can be tricky, but with colleagues the journey can be rewarding and fun for you and your library.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

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.

Cassie Payne – OSRT Chair - Elisha D. Smith Public Library ,Menasha, WI, Email: Phone: (920) 967-3670

Nancy Larson – OSRT Chair Elect – West Bend Memorial Library, Email:  Phone: (262) 335-5151 ext. 5241

Rene Bue –OSRT Past Chair, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI, Email:, Phone: (608) 758-5803

Kristina Gomez – EMIERT Chair - Milwaukee Public Library,Email:, Phone: 414-286-3000

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