The Wisconsin Chapter of Catholic Library Association (WCLA) will hold its annual fall conference on Friday, October 18, in Plover, WI. The chapter was originally formed in Milwaukee to encourage development in the fields of Catholic literature and Catholic library work, and has grown in size to include librarians and educators from all parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois as members.
All elementary, middle, and high school librarians, as well as those from universities and colleges, public, and parish libraries are welcome. The group will meet at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Plover from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jim Welander is a part-time Technology Director for CESA #4 in West Salem, WI He also teaches many technology workshops at CESA #4’s Summer Tech Academy as well as other CESA offerings. He .will speak from1:00 to 2: 30 on iPad tips, tricks and applications that can be used in the library and the classroom
Merri Lindgren, a librarian at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) in the Department of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present on best books of 2013 from 9 to 10:15 (10 a.m. and 11 a.m.) on newly published books recommended for children and young adults by the CCBC.
Deb Gilkes, Media Director at Blessed Sacrament School in La Crosse, WI , will do a 15-20 minute presentation of the use of e-books in the library.
There will be a small breakout session for groups of attendees by specialty for the opportunity to discuss common practices and learn from each other.
Continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes, and time for networking and book shopping are included in the $35 registration fee. Non-members of WCLA pay $45. For information on the conference or to obtain a membership application, contact Deb at email@example.com or call 608-788-2655.