Let's Move Forward Together!

In an effort to stay connected to our membership, WLA is hosting our first ever VIRTUAL 1-Day Conference. The purpose of this event is to reconnect, rejuvenate, and revitalize. Join your friends and colleagues for a COVID escape! We look forward to seeing everyone in November virtually! 


Member Registration: $15
Non-Member Registration: $25
Student / Furloughed Library Staff: $0


Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9:00 - 9:20


9:20 - 9:30

Keynote Speaker
Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor

With almost four decades of public education experience, State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor has been dedicated to the education of our next generation and ensuring all children have an opportunity to access a quality education. She is Wisconsin's chief state school officer and leader of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

10:00 - 11:00
Session 1

Setting Your Library's Course with Community Demographics

11:00 - 12:00
Sessions II

Session 2A
(Re)building Institutional Knowledge: exploring and improving library services in times of transition


Session 2B
Logos, Fonts, Colors, Oh My!: Creating a Style Guide for Your Library

12:00 - 1:00

YSS Luncheon with Geoff Herbach

Geoff Herbach is an award winning American novelist. Born in Dubuque, Iowa on October 30, 1969, Herbach grew up in Platteville, Wisconsin. He is an alum of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.  

1:00 - 1:15

Keynote Speaker
Lt. Governor Barnes

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes serves as the 45th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. He is a Milwaukee native. At age 25, Barnes was elected to the State Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the economy, criminal justice reform, and healthcare. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country.

1:15 - 2:30 At the Movies

3:00 - 5:00

WLA Awards Ceremony with an intro from author Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio
show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.


5:00 - 7:00 BREAK

7:00 - 9:00

Virtual Trivia! WLAF Fundraiser
Join the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation for a fun, entertaining and educational trivia event! Our 90-minute contest allows you to play solo or on up to 4-person teams! The winning team will be awarded complimentary registration to the 2021 WLA Annual Conference! 

*Program schedule is subject to change.