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GovInfoDay: 2008 WI Distinguished Document awards

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Winner! "Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide: A Producer's Guide to Marketing Locally Grown Food"Published by the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer ProtectionFour of the creators were able to attend to receive the awardHave already printed 3,000 copies, and there's been a lot of interest from producers and farmers' markets coordinatorsHonorable Mention"The Legacy of Lead: Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Wisconsin 2008""Commission on Reducing Racial Disparities in the Wisconsin Justice System: Final Report"ALA/GODORT Notable Government Documents 2007 from Wisconsin"Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety: Final Report""Turning Points in Wisconsin History"...

Nominations Open for WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award

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Do you know of someone actively promoting intellectual freedom?  Someone who exemplifies the spirit of intellectual freedom?  If you do, you know someone that should be nominated for the WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award.Anyone who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Wisconsin is eligible.  Activities within the past five years are eligible for consideration. *A personal member of either WLA or WEMTA must submit the award nomination. Individuals and groups may nominate themselves for the award. This award is sponsored by: TeachingBooks.net and the Center for Information Policy Research and the School of Information Studies at UWM.Additional information on the award criteria and nomination process can be found at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/ifrt/.  Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2011...

Ruth Ann Montgomery Receives Frances de Usabel Outreach Services Award

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Ruth Ann Montgomery, director of the Arrowhead Library System, is the recipient of the 2010 Frances de Usabel Outreach Services Award, presented annually by the WLA's Outreach Services Round Table (OSRT). Jamie Matczak, OSRT Chair, said Ruth Ann was instrumental in helping the workers displaced by the closing of the GM plant in Janesville. Presently, over 1,600 residents in Rock County have participated in the computer classes Ruth Ann developed as part of an LSTA grant."It is a great honor to receive the Frances de Usabel award,” said Ruth Ann. “It has been my good fortune to work in a profession that values making buildings accessible to all.  Public library special needs and outreach projects have always been dear to my heart.”The award is named in honor of the former Special Needs Consultant for the Wisconsin Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning, Frances de Usabel. Frances worked diligently and successfully...

2010 Library Hall of Fame Selections Announced

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The Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center, a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation, has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2010:  Wayne Bassett (1915-1988), H. Vail Deale (1915-2004), Lea Gruber (1907-1996), Julia Wright Merrill (1881-1961), and Calvin Potter (1945- ). The inductions will take place on November 4, 2010 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  Wayne Bassett served as Director of the Wausau Public Library, later merged into the Marathon County Public Library, and the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.  He served as the Legislative Advocate for WLA and as its President in 1976. H. Vail Deale was the former Director of Libraries at Beloit College.  He was a member of the 1954-55 Steering Committee that helped establish the Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL) in WLA and served as its first chair in 1955-56. Deale served as President...

WLA Award Winners Featured on Wisconsin Public Radio

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WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year, Marge Loch-Wouters, and Erik Plumb, interim director of Monona Public Library, Library of the Year, were featured on Kathleen Dunn's Wisconsin Public morning show Monday, September 13. In addition to showing their award-winning ways, Marge and Erik discussed current issues in public library service. If you didn't catch it live, you can listen to the archives....
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