THE SPRING CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED – more information about future WILIUG meetings will be announced at a later date.
Planning is underway for another informative and enjoyable WILIUG conference! Here’s what we want to tell you today:
SAVE THE DATE!
Preconference – Thursday, May 28th 1-4 pm
Choose one of these two preconference topics:
Google Data Studio
Grant Halter, Data Analyst at Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Have you ever wanted to build your own data dashboard or tell a story with data but wasn’t sure where to start or couldn’t afford the hefty price of fancy software? Google Data Studio may be the right tool for you! Join this workshop facilitated by Grant Halter, Data Analyst at Reaching Across Illinois Library System, where you will learn how to plan your data journey from strategic objective to data dashboard using the free Data Studio tool. Grant will provide an overview of the data analysis process he follows when approaching any data-related project (hint: all projects are data-related) and utilizes Data Studio to clean, analyze, and share data. Data Studio has a low barrier to entry and offers a flexible platform to tell your data story. The workshop is applicable to all backgrounds, abilities, and interests. Attendees should bring a laptop for hands-on learning. Sample data will be provided.
Natalie Hall, Moraine Valley
In this hands-on workshop participants will be introduced to the most commonly used functions and tools in MarcEdit. We’ll have a brief overview of what MarcEdit does and how it works, as well as best practices for working with MARC data in MarcEdit. Most of the class will focus on editing MARC records in MarcEdit including adding/deleting fields, editing subfield and field data, changing indicators, building new fields, etc. We’ll also look at supplemental tools in MarcEdit to make bulk editing easier including task lists, tab delimited exports, creating records from spreadsheets and methods for finding errors in your MARC records. Participants should bring a laptop with the latest version of MarcEdit installed (currently 7.2) and will be provided with sample files to use during the workshop.
Main conference – Friday, May 29th, all day (lunch included)
Main conference – Business meeting; followed by multiple breakout sessions/tracks
Location: College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL map
CALL FOR PRESENTERS:
We invite you to submit a program proposal for the main conference on Friday, May 29th. Sessions are 50 minutes.
Is there something unique your library is doing? Are you really good at a certain aspect of using your ILS? Are you working on a special project? If you said yes to any of these, you could have an interesting presentation to share.
Other suggestions for topics are auto renewals, user experience studies, print templates, fines free experiences, or SQL queries. Sierra and Polaris topics are encouraged.
As the spring conference is being hosted by a College, we are particularly looking for a presentation or two aimed at academic libraries.
To submit your proposal, please go here: https://form.jotform.com/200284166436150
Proposals are open until March 10th.
REGISTRATION (will be opening later in 2020):
Preconference: $20 members, $30 non-members
Conference: $30 members, $40 non-members