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Rethinking Resources: Changing Challenges, Seeking Solutions

August 4, 2023 | Virtual

The Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL) and Technical Services Section (TSS) joint conference will be held virtually on Friday, August 4th. This event is themed “Rethinking Resources: Changing Challenges, Seeking Solutions” and offers opportunities for both academic library workers and library workers involved in technical services in any area of libraries to connect and share ideas.

Opening Keynote - "Wholehearted Libraries: Meeting the Needs of Community" with Dr. Michael Stephens, San Jose State University

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Dr. Michael Stephens is Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. Dr. Stephens has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning. ALA Editions has published two collections of his writings: The Heart of Librarianship (2016) and Wholehearted Librarianship (2019). Michael resides outside Traverse City, Michigan.

Call for Proposals Poster Presentations & Lightning Talks - Proposals due by June 30

The Conference Planning Committee invites poster and lightning talk proposals through June 30, 2023.  We look forward to proposals that will inspire change and highlight new opportunities, diverse experiences, and creative thinking. We welcome proposals from any area of libraries, archives, museums and cultural organizations, or education.
Plan for lightning talks to last for 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available for attendees to view asynchronously.  

Submit a Poster/Lightning Talk Proposal



Conference Committee

Marion Archer, UW-Milwaukee Libraries

Sarah Bakken, WAAL Co-Chair, UW-Green Bay Libraries

Nicole Breed, WAAL Chair, Chippewa Valley Technical College

Shauna Edson, WAAL ACRL Representative, UW-Parkside Library

Emylie Fossell, TSS Secretary, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University

Susan Foran, WAAL Secretary, UW- Milwaukee Libraries

Alison Hoffman, Monarch Library System

Jackee Johnson, TSS Past Chair, Northern Waters Library Service 

Catherine Loomis, UW-Milwaukee Libraries

Carli Reinecke, UW-Green Bay Libraries, Marinette Campus Library

Stephanie Surach, UW-Milwaukee Libraries