The 6th Annual Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is scheduled for January 23-25. Five session tracks are available with 19 sessions total. The tracks include: Library Leadership, Organizational Services, Small & Mighty, Tech Trends and Youth Services.

The conference kicks off with the Opening Keynote at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23. Library Consultant¬†Carolyn Brewer will inspire and make us laugh with her session, “Librarians and Bartenders: Why People Need Us.”

The conference continues with two sessions at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Wednesday includes tracks on Library Leadership, Small & Mighty, and Tech Trends. All of the Tech Track sessions are worth 1 CE Technology Credit for Wisconsin librarians needing these credits. Presenters on Wednesday include Sarah Houghton, Jessamyn West, Jason Griffey and Richard Byrne.

Simone Kirk

Speaker Simone Kirk

The action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 25 with a Kick Starter by Simone Kirk. Kirk works at the Star City Branch Library in Arkansas, and will speak about being a great presenter. At 10:30 a.m., the Organizational Services and Youth Services tracks will begin.

The conference will conclude at 4 p.m. with a Closing Session by Curt Beyler on the trials and triumphs of being a library facilities manager.

The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is open to anyone, and sessions are free of charge. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the website. It’s supported by all 16 public library systems in Wisconsin, with additional support from the Wisconsin DPI Public Library Development Team, and the IMLS.

We will also be live tweeting throughout the conference at #wwwc18.

You can register for as many sessions as you would like. We hope to “see” you next week!