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WLA Conference Registration is Now Open!

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Online Registration Is Now Open! (PDF) Let's Make It Happen! It's time to hold the date for this year's annual conference: November 3-6, 2015Madison Marriott West1313 John Q. Hammons DriveMiddldeton, WI 53562888.745.2032 We're putting the final touches on this year's program, but it's going to be epic. For the latest information, go to the website and check out the various pages. See you at the Marriott!    ...
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Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall of Fame Nominations Due September 15

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The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2015. Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  Procedures and a nomination form are located HERE.  Both the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center and the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame are programs of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation.   Induction into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame is granted to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the statewide improvement of library service in Wisconsin over a sustained period of time.  Individuals who have worked in and/or advocated for Wisconsin libraries will be considered.  Both living and deceased individuals will be considered. Final selection of inductees into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame will be made by the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee. Please submit your nominations to Paul Nelson (Chair of the WLHC Steering Committee) as email...
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Nickolas Butler Wins Literary Prize from Wisconsin Library Association

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The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Nickolas Butler’s Shotgun Lovesongs as the Literary Award winner for 2015. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2014.  Shotgun Lovesongs is, in many ways, a quiet novel. The reader is allowed to sit with the characters, and to be moved by their emotions and their bonds of love and friendship.  While the sense of place is very strong, it still relates to most rural communities (and is therefore relatable for many readers). The Awards Committee appreciated the characters’ flaws and depth and the novel’s multiple points of view, each adding another layer to the story. Mr. Butler’s excellent descriptions bring both the setting and the people into focus for readers. This is a novel that lingers in the readers’ mind, with big thematic moments but not artificial melodrama.  The...
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Call for Awards & Honors Nominations

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The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to August 31, 2015.   One of the benefits of working in the library community is meeting so many individuals who have a passion for their work, who strive for excellence, who take meager resources and spin them into gold. Who is recognizing these achievers, these community leaders? Resolve to nominate someone deserving of one of the following awards this year: Citation of Merit AwardLibrary of the YearMuriel Fuller AwardSpecial Service AwardTrustee of the Year AwardWLA/Demco Librarian of the Year Award You'll find information about the awards and the nomination forms under Awards & Scholarships on the WLA home page.    ...
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Bird, written by Crystal Chan, wins 2015 Burr/Worzalla Award

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Children’s novel Bird, written by Crystal Chan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, has won the 2015 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 written and/or illustrated by a Wisconsin book creator. Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut. Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother, Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family’s past; they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit—a duppy—into their home. Grandpa hasn’t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. (Book Description) The Children’s Book Award Committee also named Ann Bausum as...
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