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Call for Nominations: 2015 WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award

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The nomination process is now open for the 2015 WLA/WEMTA Intellectual Freedom Award. This joint award recognizes "the contribution of an individual or group who has actively promoted intellectual freedom in Wisconsin. "Nominations can be made by personal members of WLA or the Wisconsin Educational & Media Technology Association -- and are due January 15, 2015. Past winners include former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, journalist Dee Hall, librarian Helen Adams, the staff of the West Bend Memorial Library, the school districts of Belleville and Appleton, and CCBC Librarian Megan Schliesman. For award criteria and the application, go to http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/ifrt/if-award...
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Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014

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The Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center, a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation, has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2014. They will join forty other individuals who have previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 2014 inductions will take place at the WLA Annual Conference in Wisconsin Dells on November 6, 5:30 p.m., at the Awards & Honors Reception. The inductees are: Gilbert Harry Doane (1897-1980) Doane served as Director of the University of Wisconsin – Madison General Library (1937-1943 & 1945-1956) and as Director of the UW-Madison Library School (1938-1941). He was head of the UW-Madison Archives program (1956-1962). He served in the U.S. Army’s World War II Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (“Monuments Men”) Project (1943-1945). Wilbur Lyle Eberhart (1922-2010) Eberhart was the first administrator of the Division for Library Services in the Wisconsin...
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And The Winners Are. . .

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The Wisconsin Library Association Awards and Honors Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Library of the Year, Librarian of the Year, Trustee of the Year, Citation of Merit and the Muriel Fuller Award. The Library of the Year Award recognizes the Wisconsin Resource Center Library in Winnebago for their distinguished achievement in library services. Sara Krouse is the managing librarian. The Librarian of the Year is chosen for outstanding leadership and accomplishment in library service. This year’s Librarian of the Year is Tessa Michaelson Schmidt who works for the Public Library Development Team with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  This year’s WLA Citation of Merit is given to Al Buechel, Fond du Lac County Executive, for his exceptional support of libraries as a public official.The Trustee of the Year is Cari Schaeffer for being a “one of a kind” volunteer from Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster.  Muriel Fuller was a mentor...
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2015 Library Legislative Day is Tuesday, February 17

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Add the most important advocacy event of 2015 on your calendar: Library Legislative Day is your chance to promote the value of libraries and build relationships with your state legislators. Join WLA and WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) on Tuesday, February 17 at the Best Western Inn on the Park in Madison.   Registration information will be available in November. Whether your constituent community is an academic campus, a K-12 school, a municipality, or museum, law firm or hospital, your legislators need to hear from you about important library issues! WLA and WEMTA are particularly interested in recruiting library trustees, school board members, members of friends/foundation groups and other citizen library supporters to add to our delegation. 2015 is an important year because the biennial budget will be under discussion. Participate in Library Legislative Day to learn what is important to public officials and, in the process, position yourself as...
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Connect. Engage. Transform. - 2014 WLA Conference

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Connect with your library colleagues, fellow trustees and supporters at the WLA 2014 Annual Conference, November 4 through 7, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. You will have numerous opportunities to engage in programs, exhibits, activities and speakers. Find out how this year’s keynote speakers, Rich Harwood, Founder and President of the Harwood Institute, Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, and Tim Metcalfe, President of Metcalf’s Market, are transforming their organizations and the community landscape. ...
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