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WLA Literary Award: "Burned: A Memoir" by Louise Nayer

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The Literary Awards Committee of the Readers’ Section of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Burned: A Memoir by Louise Nayer of San Francisco (B.A. Madison, 1971) as the winner of the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, given for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a book published in 2010.Burned: A Memoir is a beautifully written, touching, and emotionally charged story of a family and the tragic event that changed their lives forever. Weezie is only 4 when the accident happens. Through her young eyes we see the struggle of her parents to recover not only their physical but emotional selves in the aftermath of horrific injuries. Weezie and her sister, swept away to other caregivers, struggle to understand what has happened and to believe they will be reunited with their parents.“In recreating the setting, emotions, and dialogue, Nayer writes in a way that makes the reader...

Lac du Flambeau Libraries Awarded ALA Loleta D. Fyan Grant

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Mary Mann and Terry O’Connor, in partnership with the Lac du Flambeau Public Library, have been awarded the 2011 Loleta D. Fyan Grant for a proposal entitled “Revitalizing Libraries in Indian Country: The Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Research Center.” The project team proposed to create a research space located within the Lac du Flambeau Public Library that will provide the most extensive, diverse and up-to-date multimedia sources on local, regional and national Native American culture, both past and present. Read more on the Wisconsin Valley Library Service Digital Lites blog....

2011 Governor's Archives Awards Nominations Accepted Through April 1

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Nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Archives Awards are being accepted by the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board (WHRAB) and the Wisconsin Historical Society through Friday, April 1st. The three awards recognize archival achievement, innovation, and advocacy work with historic documents. These awards honor individuals, organizations, and formal programs that make distinctive contributions to historical records preservation and access. Award winners will be announced in June and will be formally presented an award during Archives Month in October 2011. Last year’s award winners include the La Crosse Public Library Archives Department; UW Forest and Wildlife Ecology Lab in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Science Services and Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine; and Susan Braden of the Hedberg Public Library. For more information, including guidelines and printable nomination forms, visit our website at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/whrab/about_award.asp, or contact Kim Pittman at kim.pittman@wisconsinhistory.org.--Russell Horton, Chair, WLA's Wisconsin Genealogy & Local History Round Table ...

Charlotte Zolotow Award Goes to Patrick McDonnell for "Me...Jane"

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The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) announces that the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a book for young children will be given to Patrick McDonell for his picture book Me ... Jane (Little, Brown, 2011) at an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, March 3, 2012, 1:30 - 3 p.m., at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.Mr. McDonnell will be in attendance to receive the award in person.  One or more of the Zolotow Award honor book recipients may also be present.  Books will be available for purchase, and there will be autographing following the formal presentation.The event is open to the public. PLEASE RSVP to Megan Schliesman if you want to attend.Go to http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/zolotow.asp to read the 2012 Zolotow Award press release and find out more about the award, which is sponsored by the CCBC ofthe School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Friends of the CCBC, Inc.-- Megan...