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

 

Summer conference July 7 and 8

The WILIUG Steering Committee is happy to announce that registration is open until June 29th, 2016.

Click here to register

The conference will take place at:

Gateway Technical College (in the Racine Building)
1001 S. Main Street
Racine, WI 53403

AGENDA

THURSDAY, JULY 7th – PRECONFERENCE – 1 – 4 pm – $50, nonmembers $55

Stef Morrill, Director of WiLS, will present Data Visualization: Turning Data into Visual Statements. “Are you interested in learning how you can take data your library collects and work it into charts and graphs to tell a story? Would you like to learn how to make those charts clearer and more compelling? Come to this workshop and learn more about data visualizations. You will be able to practice creating a data visualization using Excel.” Registration is limited!

FRIDAY, JULY 8th – MAIN CONFERENCE – Registration 9-9:30 am, Conference 9:30 am-3 pm – $40 (includes continental breakfast and lunch), nonmembers $45

A full day conference schedule featuring sessions on diverse topics including: mobile worklists, mapping projects, SQL, adult programming, ideas for maximizing cataloging and acquisitions, and more! Innovative staff will also update attendees on changes taking place at Innovative and other new products and developments.  A full agenda and more information will be available soon.

A big thank you to Gateway Technical College for hosting this event!

Birds of a Feather lunch at IUG

Are you traveling to IUG 2016 in San Francisco 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 Cafe Mason, which is a very short distance from the hotel.  Here are the details:

When: Thursday, March 17th from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Where: Cafe Mason, 320 Mason Street in San Francisco

Please sign up using the form here by March 10th so we can let the restaurant staff know how many to expect: https://form.jotform.com/60455467443964 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Heser at steve.heser@mcfls.org or 414-286-5934. Hope to see you in San Francisco!

Scholarship Applications Available for 2017 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.

Fall meeting – Friday, November 20, 2015, Skokie Public Library

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Place: Skokie Public Library

Registration for the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Wisconsin Illinois Innovative Users Group (WILIUG) is open.  Register here.

The meeting will be held Friday, November 20th in the Radmacher meeting room at the Skokie Public Library located at 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077.

Parking is free on the West side of the building; East site parking in the Village Hall lot is free 3-hour parking; There is also a free 3-hour lot on Oakton at Floral see the parking map.

AGENDA

Registration and Breakfast begin at 9:00am.  The meeting will start at 9:30am.  We will hear an Innovative update by Nathan James and these presentations, given by library staff:

    • Lightning round topics: Mobile Worklists demo; StackMaps; Book Display Widget; Patron Web Services API;
    • Skokie Public Library will talk about STEAM kits; BOOMbox; youth and adult programming and initiatives; and implemetation of Smartlocker as a remote pickup location.


Following the meeting, optional tours of Skokie Public Library will be given, after that there will be an optional Birds of a Feather lunch with individual receipts at The Curragh