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WLA President's Message: Ron McCabe on Moving Libraries Forward!

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on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in WLA News
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I am honored to serve as the 2012 President of the WisconsinLibrary Association.  Providing educationfor everyone is the greatest tradition of our democracy and nowhere has thistradition grown stronger than right here in Wisconsin.  Our libraries play a vital role in educationand our community, the Wisconsin Library Association, has been moving librariesforward for 120 years. Through years that included two world wars and a GreatDepression, thousands of passionate and committed librarians, trustees, andcitizen activists made sure that Wisconsin’s libraries would continue to servethe many people who count on them.  Todaymillions of people count on us tomove these great institutions through the next era of intense political,economic, and technological change.  Thisis our moment to make a contribution.The WLA Strategic Plan,which is available on the WLA website, gives us a starting point for the workwe need to do in 2012.  Much has changed,however, since the plan was drafted.  Political and economic support for libraries has...

Wisconsin Rapids Library Touted as Heart of the Community

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on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Libraries in the News
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The Wisconsin  Rapids Tribune published an excellent article about the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids, touting the value to users. Mayor Mary Jo Carson calls the library the community's living room. "I can't tell you the value it brings to our community, Mayor Carson said. "Many people consider the library the heart of the community, and that's a good explanation of what the library is."Library director Ron McCabe describes the educational nature of the library's programs and services, including the cultural education provided by events showcasing jazz and blues, along with movies and other programs. Read the complete article......

Ron McCabe: Libraries Play a Key Role in Education

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on Thursday, June 30, 2011 in WLA News
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This column, by WLA President-elect Ron McCabe, appeared in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune on June 24. In our democracy, everyone is allowed and encouraged to participate in the political, social and economic life of their community, state and nation. Public education is the most powerful means we have to encourage and enable this participation. Libraries play a vital role in this effort to create a more perfect union.Education often begins in the classroom, but it doesn't end there. Libraries provide opportunities for lifelong learning that extend beyond the classroom and beyond graduation. Libraries allow us to share costly educational resources that we might not be able to purchase on our own. Today, networks of library cooperation expand this local sharing by providing access to library collections throughout the state and nation.As president-elect of the Wisconsin Library Association, I am learning more everyday about the amazing contributions of libraries of all types...

Free Conference May 26: "Facing the Challenge: Local Politics and Library Budgeting Now"

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on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in WLA News
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There will be a free conference for library directors and trustees titled "Facing the Challenge:  Local Politics and Library Budgeting Now" on Thursday, May 26th at McMillan Library in Wisconsin Rapids.  The conference is sponsored by McMillan Library and the Wisconsin Library Association and will feature presenters Ron McCabe and Andy Barnett.Ron McCabe is Director of McMillan Library, President-elect of the Wisconsin Library Association, and author of  Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social Mission of the Public Library, Scarecrow, 2001. Andy Barnett is Assistant Director of McMillan Library and author of Libraries, Community and  Technology, McFarland, 2002.For conference schedule and registration information, see the conference flyer at  http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/library/facing_challenge.pdf...

The State Budget and Wisconsin Libraries - Presentations by Ron McCabe Available

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on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in WLA News
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To promote understanding and advocacy, Ron McCabe is now available for public presentations on "The State Budget and Wisconsin Libraries."   Presentations are free to libraries and other sponsoring groups in Wisconsin.  No honorarium or travel reimbursement is requested.Ron's nonpartisan presentation will describe the role that libraries play in expanding educational opportunities and the impact of the proposed 2011-2013 Wisconsin State Budget on this important work. Ron McCabe is Director of McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids, President-elect of the Wisconsin Library Association, and author of /Civic Librarianship: Renewing the Social Mission of the Public Library/.  He has lectured on public library development throughout the nation and has served as a consultant to American Library Association presidents Sarah Long and Nancy Kranich.To schedule a public presentation, see the presentation flyer at http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/library/budget_libraries.pdf...

Library Legislative Day Attracts Nearly 200

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on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in State Legislation/Initiatives
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Despite having been rescheduled on a day of rainy, cold weather, nearly 200 individuals attended Library Legislative Day on March 22 in Madison. Held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) Conference, the event started with a legislative briefing at Monona Terrace. Prior to appointments with legislators, the group gathered on Olin Terrace and walked to the Capitol building and into the Rotunda. Ron McCabe, WLA President-elect, gave brief remarks before library supporters ventured off to meetings with legislators.WLA thanks all library supporters who turned out for this important event.Here is the text of Ron's remarks:We stand here today as proud representatives of the greatest tradition of our great state, the tradition of quality education for all.  In our democracy, everyone is allowed and encouraged to take part in the political, social, and economic life of their community, their state, and their nation.  Public education is the...
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