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Position statements from Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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General Spring Election – April 4, 2017in response to the question from the Wisconsin Library Association: “How do libraries (public, school, academic) fit into your vision for an educated and economically strong Wisconsin?" Note: These statements were solicited by WLA in advance of the February 21 primary election. (In alphabetical order) Candidate Tony Evers http://www.tonyforwisconsin.com/ As your State Superintendent, I have the privilege of overseeing both public schools and public libraries. I often note that libraries have a history in this country of being the first institutions for learning, and they have maintained that role through countless changes in our society. Today, our public libraries have placed lifelong learning at the core of their work, and I am proud of my record overseeing this critical public good. Whether this is working with young families and children on pre- and early-literacy skills, providing places for youth to pursue their homework or their...
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Submit your proposal here.  Libraries promote growth, education, diversity, and community and campus engagement; continuously striving to better their communities and all those they serve. The 2017 WLA conference, Recharge, is an opportunity for us to share our expertise, knowledge and ideas to enrich our libraries, communities and ourselves.The 2017 WLA Conference Committee invites you to share your experience and creativity with the Wisconsin library community at our annual conference, to be held on October 17 – 20, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.  We are seeking an array of programs that will appeal to a wide library audience.We already have a great lineup of speakers but we seek your help to provide a relevant, timely and intentional learning experience at this year’s conference. You can help by offering your knowledge and expertise for a conference session. Consider sessions related to topics such as: Advocacy/Promotion Building...
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Library Legislative Day is February 21

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Thank you to everyone who registered. We have a very strong contingent of library supporters and if you are attending tomorrow, please visit the Library Legislative Day webpage. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Madison Concourse Hotel, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   Program Agenda 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (Registration & Continental Breakfast) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Briefing Session) 11:00 AM - Noon (Morning Appointments*) 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Lunch-on-your-own) 1:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Afternoon Appointments*)  *As always, the appointments will be scheduled for attendees by the Legislative Day Committee!  WLA looks toward achieving some ambitious legislative goals over the next few years, and it has to start now.  It's all about building relationships with your legislators.  "Many people think politics is all money.  In reality relationships and constituent activity are the true drivers of legislative change.  Fortunately, relationship building is what libraries do best - at Legislative Day and all year...
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WLA Conference Registration is Now Open!

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Registration is now OPEN for the WLA Annual Conference, Better Together @ 125!  Let's celebrate 125 years of WLA! Our state library association makes us "better together" - and we've been at it for over a century. This year's milestone conference provides us many opportunities to come together for one united goal: to serve the residents of Wisconsin. As you prepare for the conference, be sure to read our One Book, One Conference book, Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories, by Jennifer Morales. You will have an opportunity to both discuss the book on Thursday and meet Jennifer at a session on Friday. Through programs, keynotes, social gatherings and chance encounters, we hope you will be inspired to start our 126th year with strength and purpose. We hope this year's conference will reinvigorate your enthusiasm about the power of stories to bring us together. Learn more about the featured speakers, events...
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It's almost Luau Time...

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Think Sunday, August 21...the warm August air envelopes you as you relax outside while the afternoon turns to dusk. You take in the sunset colors of the sky and the beauty of the water; your toes curl in the sand on the beach. Someone walks by your chair and rests a lei of flowers across your shoulders. You sigh in relaxation and take a sip from the Mai Tai in your hand. Off to your right, the torches are being lit in preparation for the night's prformance of live Polynesian music, Hula Dancers, and Fire and Knife Breathers. Even though it might seem as if you're off on the beautiful island beaches of Kauai, tonight you are actually at the WLA Foundation Summer Fundraiser and the members of the Luau Fundraiser Committee are pleased to invite you to what is sure to be one of the best events of the year!...
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