WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS | WAAL

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PURPOSE

WAAL is dedicated to the improvement of library services to Wisconsin's academic and research community. Through its activities, committees and publications, WAAL provides opportunities for professional development and personal growth to all who work in Wisconsin's college, university and technical school libraries. Read about the history of WAALAs the academic library division of WLA, WAAL is also a state chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries.

GOALS

  • Formulate goals, objectives, policies, and practices for Wisconsin's academic libraries.
  • Exchange information on new technologies, services, resources, and research.
  • Support legislation of value to higher education and librarianship.
  • Contact other academic library employees who may share similar interests and concerns.
  • Strengthen educational programs in librarianship.
  • Promote the use of library services and collections.
  • Cooperate with other organizations and agencies, particularly those related to higher education and librarianship.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES


EVENTS 


WAAL Online Chat Series - Session #2:  Advocating for Ourselves

December 13, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Free to WLA members, $25 for non-members

As librarians, we know how important our work is to our students and faculty, but not everyone knows what we do or how their own work is impacted by libraries. With budgets continuing to tighten, it’s more important than ever that we help people understand our work. WAAL Online Chat #2 will be about advocating for libraries and helping people understand the work we do and why it’s important. We will share at least two articles or podcasts ahead of time on this topic for participants to read and discuss.

REGISTER

 

LEADERS

CHAIR Elisabeth Kaune
VICE-CHAIR

Nicole Breed

PAST CHAIR Vacant
SECRETARY Sarah Bakken
ACRL REPRESENTATIVE Shauna Edson
WAAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, CO-CHAIR

MEETING MINUTES

2022 | March 7 • June 14 • June 28 • August 10 • September 14
2021 | March 23 • April 20 • June 29
2020 | January 17 • March 16 • April 30 • August 13
2019 | January 7 • April 17 • July 23 • November 8
2018 | February 9  • April 25 • July 23 • November 5
2017 | January 27 • April 19 • July 14 • November 3

If you would like to access meeting minutes from previous years that are not listed, please call the WLA Office at 608.245.3646 or email


COMMITTEES

WAAL INFORMATION LITERACY COMMITTEE

PURPOSE

The WAAL Information Literacy Committee exists to support library instruction programs in academic libraries throughout the state by facilitating the sharing of information, techniques, and materials and to facilitate the implementation of information literacy standards into academic library instruction programs and college curriculum throughout the state.

GOALS

  • Provide access to "Information Literacy Competencies and Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin" and ACRL's "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" as well as other information literacy resources by publishing a web site in coordination with the WAAL Publications Committee.
  • Provide academic librarians with learning opportunities and materials which will support the incorporation of information literacy into library instruction programs and the university curriculum.
  • Maintain a liaison with professional associations in Wisconsin, such as the Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Association of School Librarians, and the Wisconsin Educational Media Association who are concerned with K-12 information literacy standards.
  • Maintain a liaison with other WLA sections and committees involved in information literacy.
  • Work with the WAAL and WLA Conference Planning Committees to suggest and promote information literacy programs at conferences.
  • Announce and/or promote Information Literacy Award, collect and review submissions, select winner, and present award.