Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WLA Annual Conference is Next Month!

The 2013 Annual Conference will be held October 22-25 at the Hyatt on Main and KI Convention Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin. The conference shares new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate and succeed with library staff, trustees and volunteers. This year’s theme is “Play. Create. Innovate!”

Two pre-conference sessions happening on Tuesday:
  • Becoming a Drum Major for Change: Creating & Inspiring Leadership in Your Libraries
  • Play & Read: Early Literacy in Libraries 
This year’s headline and featured presenters include:
  • Chip Kidd, author, editor, designer – known for book jacket design
  • Sergio Dogliani & The Idea Store, innovating library services in the UK 
  • Jarrett Krosoczka, author of Punk Farm, Baghead, Lunch Lady graphic novels and more! 
  • Deborah Blum, author of the critically acclaimed The Poisoner's Handbook
  • Michael Perry, author of bestselling memoirs Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop and Visiting Tom
Special events include:
  • Tailgate Party 
  • Lambeau Field Tour 
  • Librarians Rock! WLAF Fundraiser (karaoke)
  • Morning Yoga Session 
  • Tour of the Oneida Community Library
  • Weidener Center for the Performing Arts Tour
  • Bring It: Banned Books Read-In Celebrating Multicultural Literature
  • Battledecks/Craftdecks 
  • Pub Crawl 
  • Bookin' It 5K Fun Run
The 2013 Annual Conference offers more than 90 sessions across nine simultaneous tracks - Back to the Book; Collections: Building, Sharing, Transforming; Innovation & Creative Collaboration; Library Issues & Challenges; Advocacy & Promotion; Programming & Instruction; Technology & Digital Services; Engaging People; and Leadership & Personal Development.
Also: a silent auction fundraiser, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with currently over 60 vendors showcasing library products and services. Details about sessions, speakers, and registration are now available. Register today!

from the Official Conference Press Release

Did you miss the early bird registration deadline?
No worries, due to a technical glitch at WLA, they extended the early bird registration through this Friday, October 4!

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