Libraries in the News

News about specific Wisconsin libraries or library staff and their supporters making news about libraries.

UW-Platteville Karrmann Library Receives $3,600 Opportunity Grant

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on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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According to the Daily Pioneer, Provost Emerita Carol Sue Butts awarded the Karrmann Library $3,600 from the Opportunity Fund for new materials in the forensic investigation, micro-electro-mechanical systems and nanotechnology, and sustainable and renewable energy programs. The new books and DVDs were chosen by UW-Platteville library staff members Charlene Ingebritsen, Regina Pauly and Kay Young, and are available for the fall semester....
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UW-Madison's College Library Hosts Successful House Party

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on Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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On Thursday, September 9, College Library on the UW-Madison campus was the place to be for the 2nd annual Helen C House Party. Sponsored by a grant from the Center for the First Year Experience, the party celebrated the start of the school year and welcomed new students to the undergraduate library. Over 1900 students stopped by during the event and though the library remained open for normal business during the party, the majority of staff and patrons were on hand to partake of the free food and fun. Activities included: arts-and-crafts (tote bag decoration and origami), video games (including Green Day Rock Band), face-painting, balloon hats, palm reading, a Nerf Shooting Gallery, movies, Ninja Tag, and a LAN Party featuring Team Fortress 2. Naturally, attendees loved the free food and also the main-stage entertainment provided by student groups as they waited in line. Featured performers included Madtown Ballroom, a Tae...
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Libraries are a Bargain in Wisconsin - from DPI

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on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Libraries in the News
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State Superintendent Tony Evers distributed an editorial for Library Card Sign-up Month, stating some interesting statistics. Wisconsin's public libraries rank 8th in the nation in circulation numbers, but only 21st in per capita expenditures. Talk about efficiency! Six out of 10 Wisconsinites have a library card - that's pretty impressive. Spread the word about your library....
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Two Things Government Does Right: Public Libraries and Parks

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It's popular for some to bash government programs these days, and the sense of hopelessness because of the economny can leave you feeling, well - hopeless. But, according to a column appearing in the Appleton Post-Crescent today, government definitely does two things right: public libraries and parks. Here, here!...
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Ken Hall Recognized as Friend of Education by State Superintendent Tony Evers

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Ken Hall, director of Fond du Lac Public Library, is one of seven individuals and three organizations that will receive awards to recognize their significant contributions to students in local communities and across the state. State Superintendent Tony Evers will present his 2010 Friends of Education awards today in Madison as part of his second annual State of Education address.In choosing his 2010 Friends of Education recipients, Evers said he is “humbled by the dedication of these citizens and organizations who each day work to improve the lives and education of the children of Wisconsin.”Ken was recognized for his efforts to address the information needs of displaced workers in the greater Fond du Lac area. Through the services of two VISTA volunteers, who recruited community members to staff the Opportunity Center at the library, more than 650 job-seekers had help to improve their computer skills, write resumes and cover letters, search...
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