Registration is now open for WILIUG’s Spring Conference! The full-day virtual conference will take place on Friday, June 4. Like the national IUG conference, it will include a combination of pre-recorded presentations and interactive live sessions.
Register here. Registration is open until May 31.
- Innovative Corporate Update
- Dean Cooper, Innovative Account manager will provide an update on new Innovative products and where III is going in the future.
- Innovative Vega
- Learn about Innovative’s next-generation platform: Vega. Innovative staff will demonstrate Discover, the new, patron-centric discovery experience and Engage, a new suite of marketing tools to help libraries maintain contact with their patrons.
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Library
- From cataloging to facilities assessments, hear from multiple libraries how they’ve incorporated inclusive services into their day-to-day activities.
- Work Connections at a Distance (Lynn Hoffman, Somerset County Library System of New Jersey)
- For better or worse, we’ve all learned how difficult it is to stay connected and engaged with our coworkers when we aren’t regularly sharing a physical space. And although the technology tools for connection are always improving, our own brains just aren’t optimized for virtual interaction, making it a constant struggle. We’ll talk about why virtual engagement is so hard, and explore some ways virtual team members can support themselves and their colleagues as we work to remain connected.
- Mobile Worklists (Pam Skittino, Deerfield Public Library)
- Would you like to see Mobile Worklists at work in an actual library? Watch a pre-recorded video demonstrating title paging, moving items from one location code to another, weeding from a list, scanning items on a shelf to view their stats, and inventory. Then, on the day of the conference, join the live Q&A to ask questions.
- SimplyReports for Catalogers (Rachel Fischer, CCS)
- This session will introduce the functionality of SimplyReports and demonstrate how these reports can benefit catalogers. The session will include an explanation of the types of reports, how to use SimplyReports, and how to save and schedule reports. Examples demonstrated include: production statistics to tabulate the number of records created/modified, number of items added to the collection, serials that need to be withdrawn, serials and with low circulation, and correcting errors in cataloging records.
- Building a Collection Analysis Tool with Google Data Studio (Matt Hammermeister, Pinnacle Library Cooperative)
- Collection Analysis Tools are great – but they’re often expensive and inflexible. Learn how the Pinnacle Library Cooperative created their own web-based and free (!!) tool using Google Data Studio that allows selectors to run weeding reports and gather collection statistics in just a few clicks.
- Sierra Forum
- A general discussion forum for all Sierra/Millenium users. Bring your ILS questions and concerns to discuss with other WILIUG members.
- Polaris Forum
- A general discussion forum for all Polaris users. Bring your ILS questions and concerns to discuss with other WILIUG members.
Please register for the Spring Conference by May 31.
Registration for the virtual conference is $10. If costs are a concern for your organization, please consider applying for a WILIUG scholarship to defer the costs of registration.