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Legislative Research Librarians Conference Open to Area Librarians

On October 18-21, 2006, the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau library staff is hosting the fall professional development conference of the Legislative Research Librarians' section of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

For the first time ever, the conference is being opened to attendance by local librarians. Programs are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20. They've lined up an outstanding group of speakers - and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of them. It includes:

  • Prof. Kristin R. Eschenfelder, U.W. Madison SLIS speaking about Government Web Site Evaluation and Management of Web Content
  • Mr. Chi-Shiou Lin, U.W. Madison SLIS on Electronic Government Publication Preservation Programs
  • Ambassador and former Wisconsin Legislator Tom Loftus speaking about WisconsinEye
  • Donna Scheeder, Director, Law Library Services, Library of Congress on Succession Management
  • Bonnie Shucha (that's me), Head of Reference, UW Law Library discussing Blogging in Libraries
  • Cris Marsh, Content Manager, WDIN, USGS National Wildlife Health Center speaking on the development and Management of the Wildlife Disease Information Node
  • Legislative Editors Laura Kunkel and Wendy Jackson discussing the LRB Podcasting project

The day fee is $95 per day and includes any scheduled meals. The conference sessions will be held at The Concourse Hotel (on Thursday); and in a Capitol Hearing Room and at the Legislative Reference Bureau (on Friday). More information is available on the conference Web site. The registration deadline is October 9th.