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Wisconsin Contingent at National Library Legislative Day

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on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in American Library Association (ALA)
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The Wisconsin delegation to National Library Legislative Day, April 23-24, 2012, included (left to right) Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Division for Libraries and Technology, DPI; Julie Schneider, Ebling Library (WLA Federal Legislative Advocate); Joshua Klingbeil, Wisconsin Valley Library Service; Marty Van Pelt, South Central Library System; Gary Poulsen, South Central Library System; Rhonda Puntney, Lakeshores Library System (WLA Board, Past President); Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library (WLA Board, ALA Councilor); Allison Kaplan, UW-Madison SLIS (WLA Board, WEMTA Representative)....
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Foundation Silent Auction Seeks Donated Items

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on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Events and Promotions
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On behalf of the WLA Foundation, I want to remind all conference attendees about the Silent Auction at the WLA conference in Milwaukee.  Once again this year we will have both an on-site and an online silent auction.  Last year’s auctions raised more than $4,000 for the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries and with your help we should be able to surpass that amount this year! We need your help in two ways:  first, by donating items for the auction and, second, by bidding on the items either online or in person at the conference.Donated items that have created bidding excitement at past auctions include (but are not limited to –creativity is appreciated!):• Fine arts, including jewelry, paintings, sculpture, pottery• Products or services that a library or librarians would find useful (story hour, consulting)• Entertainment packages (theater or sporting event tickets, golf packages)• Hotel packages (e.g., weekend getaways with one or more...

Meet the Interns! Susie Seefelt Lesieutre and Laura Damon-Moore

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on Thursday, October 06, 2011 in WLA News
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The WLAF has hired two graduate students from UW-Madison SLIS as publicrelations interns for the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. We are excited to have individuals of their caliber working for WLAF. Read all about them in their profiles below:Name:  Susie Seefelt LesieutreProfessional Status: 1st year SLIS student at UWMadison (going part time). Worked as an ESL instructor for many years afterobtaining a Master’s in TESOL. Completed further graduate work in publishingand communications and then worked for several years as an editor, both in-houseand freelance, focusing on independent and academic press publications.I decided to pursuethe MLS because I felt that the program would build nicely on my previousprofessions of teaching ESL and editing. And I love being around books andreference materials (but see “aha” moment below).The biggest “aha”experience of my SLIS education so far is that “digital” defines theprofession to a much greater degree than I had expected. I was amazed to learnthat...
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  • cobbt11 says #
    Congrats Laura and Susie! Can't wait to see the results of your creativity and hard work for WLAF!Tanya Cobb (SLIS)