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Get Your Ticket to Librarians Rock!

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on Friday, October 18, 2013 in WLA News
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There are many prizes that await you at Librarians Rock! ...Mega Audio Book Package giveaway donated by Recorded Books, 50/50 raffle, and all the Silent Auction items.So, what are you waiting for if you haven't bought your ticket yet?  You don’t have to sing to enjoy this raucous event, it will be just as much fun to watch! Be there: Wednesday, October 23rd.  Doors open at 7:30 with the event starting at 8:00.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door with a cash bar.  This WLA Foundation fundraiser event, in addition to Recorded Books' audio book donation, is being sponsored by Engberg Anderson, Maris and Quality Books.If you are still sitting on the fence about attending, are you wondering just who will be performing at this amazing musical showcase? When this all began back in spring asking for singers and musicians to participate, we said you and your...
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Librarians Will Rock October!

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on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 in WLA News
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Join us for a rockin' good time at the WLA Conference in Green Bay!  Good clean fun for a great cause, see you there! ...
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WLAF Fundraiser in Green Bay

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on Monday, August 19, 2013 in WLA News
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Be sure to sign up for Librarians Rock! the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation's fundraiser at the WLA Annual Conference in Green Bay.  Want to belt out a tune, great!  Want to come and watch, that's great too! ...
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Donate to the WLA Foundation Silent Auction!

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on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in WLA News
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The WLA Foundation Silent Auction returns for the 2013 WLA Conference in Green Bay. Proceeds benefit the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries. To make the auction a success, we need your help! Do you find yourself creating handcrafted items that you don’t have room for at home? Cook or bake? Why not donate these items to the WLAF auction – we’d love to put your items out for bids! Take a look at our contributors’ guidelines, and then complete the form below. Whether you bring your items with you to the conference (preferred method) or send them to the WLA office (if you won’t be attending the Conference this year) please let us know in advance what you will be contributing by completing and sending us a copy of this form. A digital photo of your auction item(s) would be a real bonus! Suggested Handmade Items, including but not limited to Handcrafted...

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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    Congrats Laura and Susie! Can't wait to see the results of your creativity and hard work for WLAF!Tanya Cobb (SLIS)

Foundation Online Auction Bidding Continues through 10:00 PM Today

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on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 in WLA News
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FINAL BIDDING is in full swing on the WLA Foundation’s Online Auction site!   Bidding ends today, Tuesday, November 9, at 10:00 PM (CST) so be sure and take a look at the NEW items that have recently been added to the site.  Sincere thanks go to our generous auction donors and to those who have (and will!) place their bids to support the WLA Foundation in its work to promote Wisconsin’s libraries!--Bernie Bellin, 2010 Auction Chair...

New Items Added to the Foundation’s Online Auction Site!

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on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 in WLA News
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Take a moment to check out what’s just been added to the WLA Foundation's FIRST EVER online auction site!   While you’re there, be sure and register so you can start bidding on the variety of items available when the site goes “live” on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8:00 a.m. CST.And … some great items (that are going to encourage hot and heavy bidding!) have already been received for this year’s WLAF onsite Silent Auction at the Annual Conference at the Kalahari Resorts in November.   But … we’ll always welcome more!  Collectibles, themed gift baskets, services, hand-crafted treasures, jewelry, framed photos and prints, and those ever-popular food and beverage donations (all valued at $50 or greater, please) are just a few suggestions to foster bidding excitement for Conference attendees.  Please complete the Auction Contribution Form and mail, fax, or email it to the WLA office prior to October 30, 2010. (It helps...

2010 Library Hall of Fame Selections Announced

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on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Awards
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The Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center, a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation, has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2010:  Wayne Bassett (1915-1988), H. Vail Deale (1915-2004), Lea Gruber (1907-1996), Julia Wright Merrill (1881-1961), and Calvin Potter (1945- ). The inductions will take place on November 4, 2010 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  Wayne Bassett served as Director of the Wausau Public Library, later merged into the Marathon County Public Library, and the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.  He served as the Legislative Advocate for WLA and as its President in 1976. H. Vail Deale was the former Director of Libraries at Beloit College.  He was a member of the 1954-55 Steering Committee that helped establish the Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL) in WLA and served as its first chair in 1955-56. Deale served as President...