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DEMCO Aquires Highsmith

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MADISON, Wisconsin (December 20, 2010) - DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc. (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions.The acquisition of Highsmith®, which includes the Upstart® and Edupress® brands, broadens the DEMCO® product line, creating a richer offering of products and services to better serve the needs of librarians and K-12 educators nationwide.DEMCO President Mike Grasee said, “DEMCO and Highsmith have a shared commitment to serving the library community: school, public, and academic. For more than 100 years, DEMCO has provided quality solutions for libraries. Together, we will continue that tradition into the future.”In the library supplies market, Highsmith has deep roots in primary and secondary schools. The addition of Highsmith helps DEMCO grow its products and services to become an indispensable resource for libraries...
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Chris Wagner One of 10 Carnegie/NYT I Love My Librarian Award Winners

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(NEW YORK – Dec. 7, 2010) Today, branch librarian Christina “Chris” Wagner of the Goodman South Madison (Wis.) Branch Library was named one of 10 librarians recognized for service to her community as a winner of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.Wagner works to provide low-income adults with educational resources. For the past eight years, the library has hosted the University of Wisconsin Odyssey Project, an award-winning free college humanities course for adults near the poverty level. Wagner has been a WLA member for nearly 20 years. In 2006, she and Carolyn Forde, received the WLA/Highsmight Award for creating th South Madison Game Night at the Madison Public Library's South Madison Branch. More than 2,000 library supporters nationwide nominated a librarian.  The nine additional award recipients are:Paul ClarkClay County Library SystemFleming Island, Fla.Ellen M. DolanShrewsbury Public LibraryShrewsbury, Mass.Jeff DowdyBainbridge College LibraryBainbridge, Ga.Laura Farwell BlakeHarry Elkins Widener...

SOIS and SLIS Team Up for WI Distinguished Lecture Series

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Dr. Birger Hjørland, internationally renowned expert in knowledge organization was the keynote speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies (SOIS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)’ co-sponsored event on Friday, November 19, 2010. The presentation will be the first in the Wisconsin Distinguished Lecture Series in Library and Information Science, a joint effort between SOIS and SLIS. The two library and information science programs will alternate sites every year with the first lecture being held this year at UWM’s Golda Meir Library. In 2011, the lecture will move to Madison. This year’s presenter, Birger Hjørland is a professor in knowledge organization at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Journal of Documentation. He is chair of the...

Burnett County Getting New Library

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A new Webster library that will triple the size of the current 2,000 square-foot library is set to be open in the summer of 2011, after years of fund raising and two citations for being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Library Board President Laura Rachford, interviewed by 91.3 KUWS, said that 75 percent of visitors check out books, although the Internet use is booming, as well. The library averages 100 visitors per day - not bad for a community of 700!...

Baraboo Middle School Earns $2,000 Grant for Reading Program

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English teacher Jane McMahon created "Books, Blogs and Brouhaha" with the help of library media specialist Kelly Steiner to generate interest in reading and won a $2,000 grant from Wisconsin Retired Educators to continue the program. The Jack Young Middle School students read graphic novels and other works, discussed them in class and via a blog, and used podcasts and other technology to share their impressions of the books, according to a report in the Baraboo News Republic....