2017 Online Meeting

2017 Conference - Thursday, November 2 (online)

Registration is now open. Print and mail, or email your registration form in today.


8:45-9:15 am Welcome and Overview

9:15-10:30 am "The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare" Keynote Part 1, Michelle Kraft Recording (password protected; registrants only; (password protected; registrants only. If you lost your password, please email webmaster@whsla.org)

10:45-12:00 pm "The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare" Keynote Part 2, Michelle Kraft Recording (password protected; registrants only)

"Once thought of as the keepers of knowledge, librarians roles are changing and they must either evolve and adapt or become a casualty of attrition. Disruptive technology, society and government changes in healthcare not only impact patients, doctors, and hospitals but the librarians who serve them. Librarians are faced more than ever with a shrinking budget and pressure to show their impact. Administration is demanding more than books and journals from its librarians and scrutinizing everything with an eye on its return on investment. This class will look at these changes and provide examples of how librarians can meet them head on."

1:00-2:15 pm Lightning Talks Recording

  • Adding Activities to Engage Your Audience- Rita Mitchell, Aurora Sinai Medical Center

  • Shining a Light on the “Dark Web - Rose Trupiano, Marquette University

  • UX? We Answer! The Library as a Nexus of Inclusion - Taylor McNeir, Marquette University

  • Library Friendly Contract Language for Hospital Libraries … Or how we got our groove back - Michele Matucheski and Kellee Selden, Ascension Wisconsin Libraries

  • Graphic Medicine – comics for your health sciences library - Brenda Fay, Marquette University

  • Kouze and Posners Leadership Challenge - Carrie Papa-Schold (CANCELLED)

2:30-3:15 pm GMR Update and Conference wrap-up (Liz Kiscaden, GMR NNLM) Recording

2017 Keynote

Michelle Kraft will be giving the keynote for our 2017 online conference: The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare. Check out her blog http://www.kraftylibrarian.com/.

2017 Conference Planning Committee

Jennifer Deal

Brenda Fay

Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely

Michele Matucheski

Carrie Papa Schold

30 attendees from WI, IA, and MI included one UW-Madison student, 2 conference only attendees, and 27 WHSLA members attending.