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WiLSWorld 2017


Thank you for attending WiLSWorld 2017! WiLSWorld 2018 will be held on July 24th and 25th in Madison, so save the date!

WiLSWorld is WiLS’ annual library technology and innovation conference, connecting you to people and ideas from the Wisconsin library community and beyond. This year’s event will be held on July 27th followed by hands-on workshops on the 28th, both at the Pyle Center in Madison.

WiLS is pleased to welcome WiLSWorld 2017’s keynote speaker, Dr. Safiya U. Noble.  Dr. Noble is an assistant professor in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California (USC). Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Read more about Dr. Noble and her work.

We also have a fantastic line-up of programs and workshops for you this year, tackling topics including diversity, user experience, collaboration, digital preservation, virtual reality, gathering and using data, marketing, fundraising, information literacy, privacy, and more!  There will also be fun hallway stations so you can play with Demco products (Stick Together, Strawbees, and K’NEX) between sessions and a happy hour at the Vintage after Thursday’s conference!

Thank you to our planning team, who are helping to make this conference useful and engaging for our members and partners.

We would also like to thank UW-Madison SLIS Continuing Education Services and to South Central Library System for their partnership.

WiLS is also very grateful to our vendor partners who have already shown their support of the conference through sponsorships.  Thank you so very much to the Association for Computing MachineryAmerican Chemical Society, EBSCO, Credo ReferenceWolters Kluwer, Adam Matthew DigitalSpringer Nature, LexisNexis Academic, Oxford University PressRecorded Books, American Psychological Association, Demco, and RefUSA.

If you have any questions about WiLSWorld 2017, let us know at .