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Presentations will be added as the WLA office receives them. Please note that not all presenters submitted materials to post on the website. 

Presenters: please email info@wla.org if you would like us to post any presentation materials. Thank you.

Preconference Workshops - Monday, Oct 24, 2016

8:30 am-12:30 pm

Service Excellence in Your Library 

Community in Literacy: Supporting our Early Childhood Learners and Families

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Reader's Advisory or How to Help Someone Asking for Their Next Good Book

Social Media Channels to Expand Patron Experience


Conference Sessions - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

9:45 - 11:00am

Leveling the Table: 3D Printing in a Small Library

STEM, STEAM or STREAM in Your Backyard - Invite the Community!

Reading Conversations: Building a Community of Readers and Reading
How to "Read" a Book in Five Minutes

Emergency Preparedness for All-Hazard Incidents 

Harnessing Staff Ideas and Innovation

11:30am - 12:45pm

Telling Community Stories: Using a Wikipedia Event to Engage Patrons

3D Printing with Kids

Empowering Patrons with Online Government Information

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Acceptable Behavior in Libraries: Keep the Lid on the Pot

2:30pm - 3:45pm

The Case for a Makerspace

Kidz! What's A Parent (Grandparent, Teacher, Caregiver) To Do?

Raising Your Library's Community Profile

Safety & Security for Libraries

4:15pm - 5:30pm

Create @ the Library: Arts and Crafts for Adults

Building Community Engagement Around Literacy

Good Friends Make Good Libraries

Have I Ever Said That? Sensitivity at Work


 Postconference Workshops -  Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

10:00am - 1:00pm

Public Libraries and Patrons Re-Entering Society after Incarceration

Introduce Coding Using Microsoft TouchDevelop in Your Library
Microsoft Computer Science Offerings
Planning a Coding Program