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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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2014 WLA Conference Registration Now Open!

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Online Registration is Now Open    There are lots of reasons why you should attend the WLA annual conference this fall. Connect with your library colleagues, fellow trustees and vendors, on November 4-7, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Engage in over 90 sessions of interesting, invaluable presentations and activities, entertaining guest speakers, and winning books and authors.  Transform your education into marketable skills at the Career Center.     Check out the conference website ... plenty to see and do starting with Tuesday's pre-conferences and ending with Friday's luncheon speaker!...
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2014 WLA Literary Award: Librarians Honor Larry Watson for "Let Him Go"

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WLA's Literary Awards Committee has chosen Let Him Go by Larry Watson, who taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 25 years before joining the faculty at Marquette University, as the winner of the 2014 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, given for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a book published in 2013. Let Him Go is the story of George and Margaret Blackledge, living in 1951 North Dakota. They’ve lost their only son and now their 4-year-old grandson has been taken away as well. Margaret is determined to get him back and George, who is just about done with life, nevertheless does what he can to help her. “Watson is the master of spare prose. Let Him Go is quietly riveting as Watson explores just what’s worth fighting for and the sacrifices people are willing to make,” said Jane Jorgenson, Chair of the Literary Awards Committee....
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The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes Wins 2014 Burr/Worzalla Award

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Children’s beginning chapter book, The Year of Billy Miller, written by Wisconsin native Kevin Henkes and published by Greenwillow Books, has won the 2014 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award. The Children’s Book Award Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association’s Youth Services Section annually awards the Burr/Worzalla to the most distinguished work in literature for children written and/or illustrated by a Wisconsin book creator.  In The Year of Billy Miller, Billy is entering second grade and he is a bit anxious about what that year may bring. His dad reassures Billy that this is his year. We follow Billy’s relationships from his teacher, to his father, sister and ending with his mother, and as we watch their interactions we see Billy’s character grow. Kevin Henkes does a fabulous job of portraying the life of a second grader, and all the concerns, thoughts and feelings that come with it. A funny and enjoyable read for...
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WeLead Task Force announces application forms are open for protégés and mentors for 2014-2016 class

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The Wisconsin Library Association WeLead Taskforce was started in 2005, and coordinates a mentorship program that encourages members to become leaders in the Association. We are pleased to announce that two more Taskforce members have joined the group this spring: Brian Simons, Director of Verona Public Library, and Brett Rohlwing, Milwaukee Public Library; they will be a part of selecting and mentoring our newest protégés this fall. We will be accepting applications for new WeLead protégés and mentors, beginning May 27. Please complete either the protégé or mentor application by July 31. In other WeLead news, the Taskforce will again sponsor a leadership pre-conference at the WLA annual conference and we are excited to be bringing Library Journal’s Lead the Change program to the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center on Tuesday, November 4th. This all-day conference will feature speakers and leadership building exercises for all types of library staff; you do not...
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