Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

About WLHC

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center (WLHC) is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF) and was established for the following purposes:

  • To promote an understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin by the general public and the Wisconsin library community.
  • To promote the preservation of artifacts and archives which contribute to an understanding and appreciation of Wisconsin’s library heritage.
  • To promote research and publishing which contribute to an understanding and appreciation of Wisconsin’s library heritage.

The WLHC was established on March 19, 2008 by action of the WLAF Board based on a report 


submitted by the WLHC Steering Committee.

Steering Committee Members

Paul Nelson, Chair
Retired Librarian and
Adjunct Assistant Professor 
School of Library and Information Studies 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Middleton, WI
Janis Berg, Library Director 
DeForest Area Public Library
DeForest, WI
Mary Clark 
Product Manager, Resource Sharing
Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Madison, WI

James Gollata, Director Emeritus
Miller Memorial Library, UW-Richland (Richland Center)
Manitowoc, WI

Ruth Ann Montgomery, Retired Director
Arrowhead Library System (Janesville)
Evansville, WI

Steven Platteter 
System Director
Arrowhead Library System
Milton, WI

Louise S. Robbins, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
School of Library and Information Studies 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI


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