9:15: SWAL business meeting
9:30: User Experience - Jess Jones, UW-Madison
Jess is a user experience (UX) designer, working with clients to understand the needs of students, faculty, staff, and other audiences that interact with UW-Madison, and design experiences to meet those needs. She is co-founder of the Better by Design conference and workshops, which brings design-thinking leaders from around the world to UW-Madison for workshops and an annual conference. She holds a master’s degree in human-computer interaction.
10:15: Breakout small group discussions (attendees choose topics for discussion with their colleagues)
12:00: Lunch: Pasta buffet catered by UW-Platteville (One option will be vegetarian; please email firstname.lastname@example.org with additional dietary restrictions).
1:00-4:00: WiLS Regional Community Meeting: Information Literacy
Our patrons and our students are wonderfully curious and it's our job is to show them how to ask good questions and get good answers. In a world that is a tangle of unreliable or unsupported or outdated information, "alternative facts," fake news, and fake news about real news, how do we do this?
We can help by spreading information literacy, the skills that people need throughout their lives to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information. It's an important topic right now for all types of libraries. So important, in fact, that we're dedicating the 2017 WiLS Regional Community Meetings to it.
Join the discussion to find out how to help your patrons navigate the increasingly complex information landscape - whether you have a full information literacy program implemented, you're just starting to create or rethink your information literacy program, or you aren't doing anything yet but want to get started.
4:00: Maris Associates book sale and Refreshments/ Library Tour
Before the meeting, think about your library's user community and what they struggle with in finding and using information. What signs or symptoms of gaps in information literacy skills do you see among your community?
We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts!