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

Posted by Lisa Strand on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in WLA News

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 Plaza, La Crosse, 54601.

Radisson Book a Hotel (this is the link for Radisson’s Book a Hotel/Redeem Gold Points)

Under Book a Hotel/Redeem Gold Points, enter your date for Check-in and Check-out plus # of Rooms, Adults, Children
Below is a box labeled Promotional Code: enter WILIBR
Far right of Check-in and Check-Out, click on Find Rate (this provides the standard hotel rate of $129, plus upgrades

Radisson Hotel La Crosse (608) 784-6680
National Toll Free Reservations (800) 333-3333

The deadline date for program proposals is Thursday March 22, 2012. If you have a program idea, you can complete the proposal form online. No login is required.

Rhonda K. Puntney Gould
2012 WLA Conference Publicity Chair


Radisson La Crosse Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hi Rhonda,Thanks again for choosing Radisson La Crosse as your venue.Here's a link to the Radisson La Crosse for any attendee's who wish to find directions, the address, view photos etc.Hope your event goes well.http://www.radisson.com/la-crosse-hotel-wi-54601/la_cross

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