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WLA Awards Announced: Celebrating Excellence in Library Service

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on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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The Wisconsin Library Association is pleased to announce this year’s library luminaries, selected as outstanding for their contribution to libraries and librarianship:Library of the YearUW-Sheboygan University LibrarySheboyganA new, state-of-the-art facility and a staff that have spent the last decade systematically building and enhancing progressive library services make this academic library a winner.DEMCO/Librarian of the YearKathryn (Katie) Hanson, director, Graham Public LibraryUnion GroveLibrary service improvements through technology, an expansion project and Katie Hanson’s personal touch have made the Graham Public Library a treasure in the community. WLA’s DEMCO Librarian of the Year will help Union Grove celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Graham Public Library this year.Muriel Fuller AwardDarla Jean Kraus, director, Lakeview Community LibraryRandom LakeDarla Jean Kraus is this year’s Muriel Fuller winner, recognizing her tireless advocacy for the Lakeview Community Library, from fundraising, management of remodeling and expansion projects, to increasing programming and collaboration with other community organizations.WLA Highsmith AwardRuff...

State of America's Libraries

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on Friday, June 12, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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The value of America's libraries continued to grow in 2008, as people looked for cost-effective resources, according to ALA's State of America's Libraries report, released April 13, 2009. However, public library funding didn't keep pace with use. There are many other key findings in the report. The full text is available at http://www.ala.org/2009state. ...