The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) is pleased to announce the 2015 library award winners, selected for their outstanding contributions to libraries and librarianship.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the achievements of this year’s winners,” said Plumer Lovelace, Executive Director for WLA. “Libraries are the lifeblood for communities throughout Wisconsin and we want to make sure we honor those who give so much to our WLA family.”
The 2015 WLA award winners are:
Citation of Merit: Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.; George Mead, Chairman
The Mead Witter Foundation has provided generous support for public libraries in central and northern Wisconsin for over sixty years. Their gift of over $2 million to Wisconsin libraries has resulted in improvements in print materials, library furnishings, computer equipment and programming. Andy Barnett, who nominated the Mead Witter Foundation, said, “The foundation provided critical financial and moral support for our libraries at a time of severe stress...