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Submit Your Nominations for Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame

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The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2012. Nominations must be submitted by August 1, 2012. Procedures and a nomination form are located HERE. Both the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center and the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame are programs of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation. Induction into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame is granted to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the statewide improvement of library service in Wisconsin over a sustained period of time. Individuals who have worked in and/or advocated for Wisconsin libraries will be considered.  Both living and deceased individuals will be considered. Final selection of inductees into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame will be made by the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee. Nominations should be submitted to Larry T. Nix (Chair of the WLHC Steering Committee)...
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Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity

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Attending the WLA annual conference this October 23-26 in LaCrosse?  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Eli Neiburger, technology guru, 2011 LJ Mover and Shaker, from the Ann Arbor District Library, on Thursday, October 27.  He’ll discuss “Access, Schmaccess: Libraries in the Age of Information Ubiquity,” stating that the 21st century isn't just here, it's already 12% over.  The presence of ubiquitous access to a global information network, and the cultures that flourish on that network, change everything about Libraries... Or do they?  He will highlight some of the contrasts between the Web Culture of this Century and the Broadcast Culture of the last century, exploring how the value, mission and focus of libraries are impacted by this cultural change, which has still barely begun.  Maybe the library of the future is not really so different from the library of the past... from a certain point of view. Eli joined the...
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Welcome to the New WLA Website

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We hope you enjoy the new WLA website! Some features of the site include: New design to improve overall look and usability of site (in case you didn't notice) New sections on careers and marketing Search box to help you find what you need Better organization of favorites, like the WLA Literary Awards winners Improved integration with MyWLA - your online profile and other features from MemberClicks Because the site is built in Joomla!, an open-source content management system, it will be easier to make changes in the future. We look forward to your feedback to help us improve usability, select new features and build content. Take our quick MyWLA poll about your first thoughts. If you have comments about things you like, ideas for improvements, or questions about some aspect of the site, please use the comments feature of this blog article. Or, email Lisa Strand, WLA Executive Director, at...
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    The new site looks great!

Awards Nominations Due June 1: Recognize Excellence

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Recognize excellence in libraries by submitting a nomination for a WLA award by June 1. Librarians, trustees, friends, community leaders and libraries are all eligible to be nominated for one or more of these awards: Library of the Year DEMCO/WLA Librarian of the Year Citation of Merit Special Service Award Highsmith Award Muriel Fuller Award Trustee of the Year Check out more information about each award, including nomination forms, and help WLA recognize excellence!...

WeLead Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications

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MADISON, Wis. – The WeLead Task Force is seeking applicants for its revised initiative to identify and mentor four new or emerging librarians.  Established in 2004 by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA), the Task Force’s mission is to foster leadership skills in a select few members of the next generation of library professionals, be they public, academic, school or special librarians.  Chosen participants will receive financial support to attend WLA conferences, be assigned a designated mentor, and be provided professional development opportunities. Eligible applicants must be students, paraprofessionals and professionals currently in the field of library science and have demonstrated potential to be future library leaders.  To qualify for this program applicants may either 1) never been a member of the Wisconsin Library Association or 2) have been a member for three years or less (not including student memberships).  More information is available at the online application. Since WeLead began, three...