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Wisconsin Library Association Announces 2018 Awards & Honors Winners

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Madison, Wisconsin – Sept. 20, 2018 – The Wisconsin Library Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Awards & Honors Winners, selected for their outstanding contributions to libraries and librarianship: Citation of Merit: Nicholas Family Foundation (led by Lynn S. Nicholas)  Library of the Year: Milton Public Library  Muriel Fuller Award: Alison Hoffman, Monarch Library System (Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington Counties)  Programming Innovation Award: McIntosh Memorial Library’s Sixth Grade Journal Buddies, Viroqua, WI  Special Services Award: Roxane Bartelt  Trustee of the Year: James C. Englebert, Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha, WI  WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year: Jessica Schoonover, Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, Trempealeau, WI  Here are some additional details about each winner:  Citation of Merit: The Nicholas Family Foundation enriches the lives of all Wisconsin residents through generous funding contributions in the areas of education, health and the arts. Since 2009, the Foundation’s support of the Recollection Wisconsin collaborative...

Announcing the 2018 Literary Award and Children's Book Award Winners

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The Wisconsin Library Association Announces the Winners of the 2018Literary Award and the Children’s Book Award Winners Dan Egan Wins Literary Prize from Wisconsin Libraries The Literary Awards Committee of the Wisconsin Library Association has chosen Dan Egan’s The Death and Life of the Great Lakes as the Literary Award winner for 2018. The award is for the highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author for a work written in 2017. Dan Egan’s well researched non-fiction book is a landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. "A chronicle of natural disasters shouldn’t make compelling reading, but Egan’s book is an ecological page-turner,” writes John Hildebrand, Wisconsin essayist and past recipient of the WLA Literary Awards Notable Author Award.  Dan Egan is a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of...
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WLA Conference Registration is Open!

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on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Events and Promotions
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      Early Bird Registration Is Now Open                         ...
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WLA Conference Coming Up...Recharge

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The WLA Conference schedule is posted. Reserve your hotel room by September 16 to receive the conference block rate. Registration will be open soon!  - Angela Meyers and Jamie Matczak WLA Publicity Co-Chairs ...
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Check Out Our One-Day Conferences...

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SSCS 2017 One-Day Conference - Libraries Fort-ify Communities - May 25, 2017 The Support Staff and Circulation Services annual one-day conference "SSCS: Libraries Fort-ify Communities" is just around the corner!!  You are invited to join us in Fort Atkinson on Thursday, May 25 for a day of interesting and informative programs on a variety of library topics, delightful conversation, tasty treats and just an all around good time!  Please visit http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/sscs/sscs-one-day-conference for details and to register! 2017 Government Information Day - UW-Stevens Point - June 2, 2017...
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WLA Foundation Scholarships for Continuing Your Education and Professional Development

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The Wisconsin Library Association Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for library professionals to attend workshops, conference sessions or other library continuing education programs. A scholarship is a great way to fund conference attendance or help finance a master's degree.The WLA Foundation focuses on two areas:•Annual scholarships for library education (approximately $950 - $1600)•Continuing education for WLA members and prospective students (approximately $800- $900)The WLA Foundation's goal is to encourage lifetime learning, conference participation and professional development. Applications are due July 18, 2016; the eligibility requirements and online forms are available at http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/awards-scholarships/scholarships/scholarships-grants. Awards will be announced by August 1....
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