Scholarship Applications Available for 2018 IUG Conference

Scholarships Available for 2018 IUG Conference
Once again, WILIUG is able to offer two $325 scholarships to help members defray some of the costs of attending the IUG national conference.

The scholarships are available to a library staff member who meets the following criteria:

  • Currently employed in a WILIUG member library/consortium
  • Willing to participate in a future WILIUG conference to share knowledge gained
  • Provides proof of registration for this year’s national IUG Conference
  • Has not been a WILIUG scholarship winner in in the past 2 years

For more information and to view the form click here.

 

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Fall Meeting – Friday, October 27, 2017 – Mitchell Street branch, Milwaukee Public Library (WI)

The WILIUG Steering Committee invites you to register for the Fall 2017 WILIUG Meeting.  Register by Friday, October 20th

https://form.jotform.com/72554492514156

LOCATION

WILIUG’s Fall meeting will be held Friday, October 27th, at the Mitchell Street branch of the Milwaukee Public Library (910 W. Historic Mitchell St, Milwaukee, WI 53204). This is a half-day program with an optional lunch afterwards. The half-day program is included in your library’s WILIUG membership; there is no individual registration cost.

AGENDA
9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome and WILIUG Business Meeting
9:45 – 10:45 AM Talking Tech / i-Tiva(PPT)

Sean Young (i-Tiva/Talking Tech) and Dennis Carter (III) will discuss their partnership offering i-Tiva, an automated renewal and notification system via telephone. They will discuss current libraries which use both Sierra and i-Tiva, the features of i-Tiva, requirements of the library, what would be provided by i-Tiva and Innovative, details of the project and answer any questions.

10:45 – 11:00 AM HTTPS in the Webpac and Encore – Steve Heser (MCFLS WI)
11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Fines Free WILIUG 2017 (PPTX)

Dianne Ludwig and Brooke Sievers (Addison Public Library, IL)
Come learn from our successful and not-so-successful outcomes of going fines free! We’ll discuss our philosophy for going fines free; what we hoped to accomplish and what we actually did accomplish; the planning, modification, and testing in Sierra to implement no fines; the staff training; the promotion; and what we’d do differently.

12:30 – 1:00 PM Library Tours
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Optional Birds of a Feather lunch at Coquette Café

Separate checks are available, the restaurant recommends bringing cash, but credit cards are accepted.  They are offering our group the following options:

Entrees:
Organic Apple Salade (gluten free, vegetarian)
Seared Spinach and Roasted Garlic Pizza (vegetarian)
Croque Monsieur
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
Certified Angus Cheeseburger
Desserts:
Mousse au Chocolat (gluten free)
Tarte au Citron Vert
Gateau de l’Opera cake

You can see more descriptions of these selections here

Register by Friday, October 20th https://form.jotform.com/72554492514156

PARKING

The Mitchell Street Branch has parking spaces behind the library. There are also meters and street parking available nearby.

Click here for larger map and directions

Not a member yet?  Join here.

2017 Conference Information

Presentation information uploaded here as it is received from the presenters.

Advanced Print Templates – COLOR
Advanced Print Templates (PPTX)

Collection Analysis 101: Building Useful Collection Statistics from Scratch
Definition of terms and formulas (PDF)
Collection Analysis 101 (PPSX)

Getting a Jump on Customer Demand
Getting a Jump on Customer Demand (PPTX)

Introduction to MarcEdit
Introduction to MarcEdit (PPTX)

LibraryNow: Getting Greater Library Access into the Hands of Students
LibraryNOW: Getting Greater Library Access into the Hands of Students (PPTX)

Our Favorite SQL Queries
Favorite SQL (PPTX)
Richard Jackson JSON query generator (XLSX)
Favorite SQL Queries Barb (DOC)
Favorite SQL Queries – Steve (DOC)

Polaris Users Forum

Sierra Circulation Forum
Circ Forum Topics (DOCX)
Smart Libraries May 2017 Patron Privacy Issue (PDF)
PLA Patron Privacy Toolkit (DOCX)

Sierra Users Forum
New “Tricks” in Sierra Create Lists (PPTX)

Why Should I be a Member of IUG
Why Should I be a Member of IUG (PPTX)

Spring Conference June 8 and 9, 2017 Franklin Public Library, Franklin, WI

Registration:

Registration is open until May 31st, 2017.  Register here.

Dates:

List of conference sessions and times

Slides and other materials from the presenters located here

Preconference: Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 1 p.m. -4 p.m.
Linked Data, presented by representatives from Ebsco and Zepheira.

Main conference: Friday, June 9, 2017 – all day (lunch included)
Business meeting followed by multiple breakout sessions/tracks

Jim Tallman (CEO of Innovative) will be speaking.

Location:
Franklin Public Library
9151 W Loomis Rd, Franklin, WI 53132
Map link

Parking:
Plentiful parking in lot

Hotels near the Franklin Public Library

Cost:
Members:
$30 – preconference
$40 – conference (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Nonmembers:
$35 preconference; $45 conference
Presenters:
$20 – conference

Birds of a Feather Lunch at IUG

Are you traveling to IUG 2017 in National Harbor this year?  Please join us for a lunch to meet up with your WILIUG friends and perhaps even make some new ones.  Our annual Birds of a Feather lunch is a fun casual outing to catch up and see what other folks are up to.

This year we are holding the WILIUG lunch at Rosa Mexicano (menus) which is a very short distance from the hotel.  Here are the details:

When: Monday, April 3rd 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Where: Rosa Mexicano 153 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745

Please sign up using the form here by March 27th so we can let the restaurant staff know how many to expect: https://form.jotform.com/70656371929971

If you have any questions, please contact Marie Martino . Hope to see you in National Harbor!

Fall Meeting – Friday, November 4, 2016 – Palatine Public Library (IL)

WILIUG’s Fall meeting will be held Friday, November 4th, at the Palatine Public Library (700 N North Ct, Palatine, IL 60067).  This is a half-day program with an optional lunch afterwards.  The half-day program is included in your library’s WILIUG membership; there is no individual registration cost.

We’d also like to get your opinions on the possibility of offering online training sessions on topics related to Sierra, Millennium or Polaris.  Please fill out the poll here to give us your input!  We’ll share the results at the Fall meeting.

We have a great agenda lined up for you:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome and WILIUG Business Meeting
9:45 – 10:45 AM Presentation by Palatine Staff:

Volunteer Review: Success and failure with engaging teens in digital services / Susan Conner, IT Manager

Riding the Wave: Pokémon Go and Libraries / Kiel Cross, Marketing Coordinator

Connection not Promotion: Smashing Expectations of Community Surveys / Kiel Cross, Marketing Coordinator

10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM Innovative Staff Presentation
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Open Forum – Ask Questions of your WILIUG peers
12:30 – 1:00 PM Library Tours
1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Optional Birds of a Feather lunch at Briana’s Restaurant & Pancake House. Individual lunch receipts are available.

Register by October 28th here

PARKING 

There is plenty of free parking available at the library, including the two parking lots on the east and west sides of the library building. Additionally, there is a two-level underground parking garage nearby. Please do not park in the lot across the street, as there are signs posted indicating that you may be towed.

2016 Conference Information

July 8, 2016 – Gateway Technical College, Racine, WI

July 7, 2016 – Pre-conference – Gateway Technical College, Racine, WI