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WAPL Conference Registration Is Open!

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Spring is in the air, it must be time to register for the 2012 WAPL conference! Get ready for exciting programs, educational speakers, professional development and lots of fun with fellow colleagues! Mark your calendars for the 2012 WAPL conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point:Date: May 9 – May 11Location: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Stevens PointRegistration and program information for the 2012 WAPL Conference can be found at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/conferences/2012/registration.htmInformation about the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point can be found at http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/stevens-point/steaa/hoteldetail--Tim Powers, WAPL Conference Publicity Chairtim.powers@city.fitchburg.wi.us...

Register for WAAL Conference: Quest for Excellence in Lake Geneva

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Have you registered for WAAL 2012: Quest for Excellence in Lake Geneva April 18-20?  If not, read on.  You certainly don't want to miss these programs:• Keynotes from Jenica Rogers and Kim Leeder will get us motivated and invigorated.• Luncheon Speakers will take us into another world with "Lots of Dungeons, No Dragons" by Margaret Weis and "Monsters of Wisconsin" by Linda Godfrey.• PLUS: programs and posters presented by innovative librarians from right here in Wisconsin!Check out the full program for all of the Excellent offerings to fill your conference Quest.Check out the fabulous accomodations at the Grand Geneva. If you are going to attend a conference, why not do so in the best possible environment?!Come for an amazing three days of learning, networking and sharing while...• Enjoying a martini in a world class lounge,• Experiencing a massage and spa treatment,• Experiencing a hay-ride with friends at a tranquil resort,• Networking...

2012 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference "Libraries for the Common Good"

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Mark your calendars now for the 2012 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held October 23-26 at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse and La Crosse Center.This year’s theme is “Libraries For the Common Good,” which reflects the role Wisconsin’s libraries play in our communities and our daily lives.The Keynote speaker will be Lewis Feldstein, co-author of Better Together and a leading proponent of community foundations and social capital. Peter Yarrow from the vocal trio of Peter, Paul, and Mary will be the President’s Luncheon speaker and performer. Joyce Sidman, author of Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, is this year’s YSS Luncheon speaker.The WLA Foundation fundraiser will be a storytelling performance at the Pump House, a regional arts center housed in the historic La Crosse water pumping station.Hotel lodging will be available at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse, located at 200 Harborview...
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WLA President's Message: Ron McCabe on Moving Libraries Forward!

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I am honored to serve as the 2012 President of the WisconsinLibrary Association.  Providing educationfor everyone is the greatest tradition of our democracy and nowhere has thistradition grown stronger than right here in Wisconsin.  Our libraries play a vital role in educationand our community, the Wisconsin Library Association, has been moving librariesforward for 120 years. Through years that included two world wars and a GreatDepression, thousands of passionate and committed librarians, trustees, andcitizen activists made sure that Wisconsin’s libraries would continue to servethe many people who count on them.  Todaymillions of people count on us tomove these great institutions through the next era of intense political,economic, and technological change.  Thisis our moment to make a contribution.The WLA Strategic Plan,which is available on the WLA website, gives us a starting point for the workwe need to do in 2012.  Much has changed,however, since the plan was drafted.  Political and economic support for libraries has...