Library Legislative Day

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LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY 2016 - Registration Is Now Open!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Madison Concourse Hotel
One West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
608-257-8454 (fax)

Limited rooms are being held at the hotel for this event. Rate is $139 plus current tax of 14.5%.

Reservations can to be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-356-8293. Please identify yourself as part of the WLA/WEMTA Library Legislative Day 2016 when making your reservation.

The reservation cut-off date is midnight on January 11, 2016. 

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and checkout time is 11:00 a.m.

Morning: Briefing session at the Madison Concourse Hotel (
• Guest legislators
• WLA State Legislative Agenda and talking points
• The morning after: tips for sustaining constituent activity all year ‘round 

Late Morning and Afternoon: Appointments for Small Group Meetings with your legislators
• All appointments are scheduled for you by WLA Library Legislative Day Committee
• They’re human too: Building relationships with your legislators 

Noon: A Special CAPITOL ROTUNDA Program Celebrating 125 years of the Wisconsin Library Association!
• Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will be delivering the keynote address
• Special presenter: Tony Evers, State Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction
• Other legislative speakers to be announced will be joining the pro-library chorus


Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Room 301 (third floor), Madison Central Library   

WLA logo Celebrating 125 YearsThe WLA 125th Anniversary Task Force and the Library Legislative Day Planning Committee will sponsor a special event,  “Portrait of a Legislative Success Story:  The Development and Passage of Public Library System Legislation in Wisconsin”,  presented by Charles Bunge, Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Studies,  UW-Madison (and WI Library Hall of Fame member).  Sharing personal anecdotes from his vast mental storehouse, Charles will relive this momentous period of Wisconsin library history and identify its elements of success.  Time will be provided for socializing.