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WLA Board approves creation of a library advocacy conduit

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on Friday, June 18, 2004 in WLA Blog Archive
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At their June 11 meeting, the WLA Board approved creation of a library advocacy conduit to allow WLA members to contribute to the political campaigns of candidates for statewide office. Members would contribute directly to the conduit via WLA, and WLA would maintain the accounts of each contributor. Monies may only be released with the permission of the contributor at the time the contribution is needed. A check from the WLA conduit fund, listing each individual conduit contributor, is presented to the candidate. He or she may report the contributions as individual contributions. There are five months remaining in the 2004 campaign season. Library supporters now have one more way of making their political presence felt! Watch for more details!...
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Library Funding Priorities

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on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in WLA Blog Archive
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On June 11, the WLA Board approved the recommendation of its Library Development and Legislation Committee for library funding priorities for the 2005-07 biennium. LD&L has communicated the priorities to the Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. WLA representatives will also seek meetings with Gov. Jim Doyle and State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster to outline priorities for library funding in the next biennium....
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Improved Collaboration with the Wisconsin Educational Media Association

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on Friday, June 18, 2004 in WLA Blog Archive
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Wisconsin Library Association has been working on improved collaboration with the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA). With the participation and advice of leaders of the Wisconsin Association of School Librarians (WASL), a multi-faceted plan to improve the representation of school librarians and their issues within WLA has emerged. The most important feature of our plan is a new dual WLA/WEMA membership option and the dissolution of WASL as a division of WLA. Other approved goals for the collaboration include more co-sponsored conference programming, encouragement of cooperation between different types of libraries (particularly between school and public libraries within the same community), and continued emphasis on developing shared legislative priorities and strategies. Find out more!...
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Governor Doyle vetoed AB 431

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on Monday, April 26, 2004 in WLA Blog Archive
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On April 21, Governor Doyle vetoed AB 431, relating to exemptions from county library tax, stating, "I feel strongly that library funding arrangements are working statewide and object to any bill that endangers the quality of our libraries." While WLA had agreed to compromise language, given its likely passage in the legislature, the association felt it was a bill that offered a bad statewide solution to a local problem....
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WLA 2006: Hints for the Kalahari

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on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 in WLA Blog Archive
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Like Pete wrote, almost everything you need is under one roof--and if you didn't bring it you can buy it here.However, if you'd rather NOT buy it here, here are some hints:BYOC--There is good high speed cabled internet access in the rooms, but they don't provide cables so bring your own.There is wireless access at the convention center and in the hotel lobby, and a couple of internet stations in the halls between the hotel and the convention center.Coat Hangers -- there are only 8 coathangers in a room, so you might want to bring some--or else pack more sensibly than I did.If you plan to use the WaterPark (which is a blast, BTW), bring flip-flops or water shoes and some sort of cover-up/shirt, or your own beach towel. It is a fairly long walk from the hotel rooms to the park and you can't take towels from one place to...
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