Library History Buff Larry Nix, an invaluable member of the WLA 125th Anniversary Task Force, compiled a timeline of HIGHLIGHTS in the history of our association. It is, of necessity, a selective list of significant events that have taken place since 1891.
Did you know, for example, that the meeting to create the Wisconsin Library Association took place in the state capitol? Or that in 1923, thanks to its members' lobbying, Wisconsin was the first state to pass legislation to establish public librarian certification.
The task force plans to take a closer, decade-by-decade look at WLA's history as this anniversary year progresses.
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