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Commmunique (WAPL newsletter) available online

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The Spring issue of Communique, the newsletter of the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL), is now available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/documents/80-Communique-Spring-11.pdf. Back issues are also availableThe Spring issue includes articles on:• The Great Decision Series, a collaborative effort of libraries in Ozaukee County• Library policies, procedures, and position descriptions• Freegal, an online music service, in Brown County libraries• Fox Cities Book Festivaland much more! Not the least of which is information about the upcoming WAPL 2011 Spring Conference, May 4-6 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel on John Nolen Drive....
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Summer 2010 issue of Communique available

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The Summer 2010 issue of Communique, the newsletter of WAPL (the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries) is now available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/communique/77.pdf. Past issues are also available. Some of the highlights of the Summer issue:• News and Notes from PLA• Nettop PC for Public Access• Free Legal Assistance at Oshkosh and Menasha Libraries• Milwaukee County Teen Book Award• Gaming @ Fitchburg• Milwaukee Public Library Celebrates New Milwaukee Poet Laureate• Johnson Creek Aids Home Schoolers • Serving “New Adults”Enjoy!...

WAPL newsletter available

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The Spring 2010 issue of Communique, the newsletter of WAPL (the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries), is now available in the Resources->Newsletters section of MemberClicks, or just go there directly.Highlights include:Registration and program information for the 2010 WAPL conference which will be held April 28-30 at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. Thoughts on "Building a Common Agenda" with public officialsInformation about applying for Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF) scholarships.Remaining relevant by adapting to technological trendsand much more!...

Communique (WAPL newsletter) is posted

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The Winter issue of Communique (the WAPL newsletter) is now available online in MemberClicks.Highlights include: Reflections on a Visit to Libraries in South AfricaPost WLA Conference ResourcesWhy do you Need a Library Building? News from the Talking Book and Braille LibraryHelp for Jobseekers. . . and more!To access the newsletter, just go to the WLA home page (http://www.wla.lib.wi.us), andclick on MemberClicks on the right hand side. On the MemberClicks page, click on "Resources." On the Resources page click on "WLA and Unit Newsletters." Voila!The newsletter will also be posted on the WAPL home page at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl ...

WAPL newsletter (Communique) now available online

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The Fall 2009 issue of Communiqué, the newsletter the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL), is now available!Highlights include:Gary Warren Niebuhr’s new bookFrank L. Weyenberg Library’s Chalk Art event WAPL programs at WLAKeys to Effective MeetingsLevy Limits extendedPotential changes to WLA structureand more!Communiqué is available in WLA’s MemberClicks. Go to the WLA homepage and click on “MemberClicks,” or go directly there: http://my.memberclicks.com/wla. Click on “Resources,” then on “Newsletters.”Back issues of Communiqué are also available on the WAPL home page: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl, and the fall issue will be there shortly as well....

Germantown budget cuts mean staff furloughs, but not for library staff

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on Thursday, June 11, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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Dramatic drops in revenue have led Germantown city leaders to propose cuts of $510,000 for the remaining six months of the year and impose furloughs on all city employees except police, fire, and library personnel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports immediate spending reductions in most departments, along with layoffs of 17 employees....
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Summer 2009 WAPL newsletter available

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The Summer 2009 issue of Communique, the quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) is available online. It is available at http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl, or by going to MemberClicks and clicking on Resources.WAPL is distributing the newsletter online in keeping with WLA''s "Go Green, Go Online" campaign. It is in PDF format.It is also available by going directly to http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wapl/communique/73.pdf. ...

Wisconsin: A Story of Restoration and Renewal

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on Monday, May 11, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, WAPL's Thursday luncheon speakers, were delightful, and shared a lot of great information.They have launched their own business, Inn Serendipity, a bed and breakfast outside of Monroe, WI. It is completely powered by wind and sun, and breakfasts feature foods mostly from the farm's gardens, or other local "fair trade, sustainable and/or organic items."They also write books, such asECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before ProfitsRural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good LifeEdible Earth: Savoring the Good Life with Vegetarian Recipes from Inn SerendipityRenewing the Countryside: WisconsinTo Be a Kid, To Be an Artist, and 4 other children's "photobooks"And that's not all they do in their passion and quest "to leave this planet a better place." They spoke to us about many things, but much focused on the ECOpreneurism movement, one of supporting the start of new (read "small") businesses that not only make money,...

MATS Blogging the 2007 WAPL Conference

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The 2007 WAPL Conference will be a great place to be, but not everyone can get away to Eau Claire May 2nd-4th. Good news; three WLA Media and Technology Section (MATS) members -- Nichole Fromm, Joy Schwarz & Terry Dawson -- will soon be posting their notes about conference programs & sessions, here on the WLA blog. And Stef Morrill will be blogging about WAPL programs over on her Ning blog too....