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Wisconsin Library Association Announces 2015 Library Award Winners

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on Thursday, October 01, 2015 in Events and Promotions
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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...
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TIME SENSITIVE Legislative Action Needed – Support change to minimum public library system board size

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on Friday, September 11, 2015 in State Legislation/Initiatives
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DEADLINE Sept. 18: Contact Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor Bill Regarding Minimum Number of Public Library System Board Members  Proposal would change minimum requirement from 15 to 11 members to allow systems with two or more counties smaller system boards. Read More ...
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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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on Thursday, July 30, 2015 in Awards
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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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Call for Awards & Honors Nominations

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on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 in Awards
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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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