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ALA Emerging Leaders Include Three Wisconsin Librarians

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ALA announces that three of 83 Emerging Leaders selected for the 2011 program are Wisconsin librarians: Easter DiGangi, library intern at Fitchburg Public Library and a UW-Madison SLIS student who will graduate in December 2010; Kristina Gomez, State and Local Documents Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, and August 2010 UW-Madison SLIS graduate; and Paige Mano, Reference/Instruction Librarian, UW-Parkside, and 2007 UW-Milwaukee SOIS graduate. The program enables librarians and library staff from across the country to participate in leadership roles within ALA. A two-day orientation will be held at ALA Midwinter in San Diego.Congratulations to these up and coming library leaders!...

Colleen Rortvedt to Take Helm as Appleton Public Library Director January 8

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The Appleton Public Library has selected Colleen Rortvedt, assistant director since 2009, as the new library director, effective January 8, 2011, according to a news report. Current director Terry Dawson, who's been with the library for 32 years, will retire January 7....

Voices of Rural Wisconsin Project Features Librarian Recommendations

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The Voices of Rural Wisconsin project is a partnership between Portal Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters to share the stories, thoughts and histories of the state's rural population. WLA recruited several members to provide book lists related to the subject. Helene Androski, retired Senior Academic Librarian, UW-Madison Memorial Library, provided a book list for adults; Betsy Bromley, children's and teen librarian at Oconomowoc Public Library, provided the list for teens; Svetha Hetzler, head of Children's Services at Middleton Public Library, created a children's reading list.Dozens of other WLA members answered the call for assistance and may be used as a resource for future Portal Wisconsin projects....
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WiFi Access in U.S. Public Libraries (Map)

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on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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From the American Library Association (ALA). Wisconsin looks pretty good, doesn't it? http://www.ala.org/ala/research/initiatives/plftas/2009_2010/wifimap0910.cfm...

Congrats to Four Wisconsin Libraries Named LJ's Star Libraries

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A belated congratulations to four Wisconsin Libraries named by Library Journal as a "Star Library:" Madison Public, 3 stars, in the $10 million to $29.999 million category; Middleton Public Library, 3 stars, in the $1 million to $4.999 million category; Kilbourn Public Library, Wisconsin Dells, 3 stars, $400,000 to $.999 million category; and the Lettie W. Jensen Public Library, Amherst, 4 stars, $10,000 to $49,999 category. Each of these libraries are members of the South Central Library System....