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Position statements from Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Events and Promotions
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General Spring Election – April 4, 2017in response to the question from the Wisconsin Library Association: “How do libraries (public, school, academic) fit into your vision for an educated and economically strong Wisconsin?" Note: These statements were solicited by WLA in advance of the February 21 primary election. (In alphabetical order) Candidate Tony Evers As your State Superintendent, I have the privilege of overseeing both public schools and public libraries. I often note that libraries have a history in this country of being the first institutions for learning, and they have maintained that role through countless changes in our society. Today, our public libraries have placed lifelong learning at the core of their work, and I am proud of my record overseeing this critical public good. Whether this is working with young families and children on pre- and early-literacy skills, providing places for youth to pursue their homework or their...
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Post-Election Strategy Session to Be Held at WLA Conference

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on Monday, October 11, 2010 in WLA News
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A budget year, a new governor, a “reconstituted” legislature, continuing revenue shortfalls: 2011 is shaping up to be a very challenging year for promoting a library agenda at both the state and federal level. Come join the WLA’s Library Development & Legislation Committee (LD&L) for a brief overview of election results and how they will impact the legislature's leadership and overall agenda. In this new political landscape, where are the points of commonality with the library community? Get ready for a lively discussion of possible scenarios facing libraries and effective potential responses. Results of this program will inform future WLA legislative strategic planning.Join Paul Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WLA Legislative Chair) and Julie Schneider, Director, Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison (WLA Federal Legislative Advocate), and other legislative committee members for this important session....