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.

I Love Libraries and I Vote

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, February 26, 2016 in WLA 125
button-i-love-libraries-72On February 3, 2004 on Library Legislative Day the Wisconsin Library Association kicked off an election year campaign, “I Love Libraries and I Vote”. The campaign was designed to encourage library users to vote and to remind those running for public office that many voters cared deeply about libraries of all kinds.  The proposal for the campaign came from WLA’s Library Advocacy Round Table (LART). The idea for the campaign was based on a study sponsored by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and partially funded by WLA that determined that 80% of library users voted in the 2002 gubernatorial election compared with 65% on nonusers.  WLA developed a website for the campaign along with tips for libraries to promote the campaign. Buttons (see left) and other promotional materials were distributed to libraries throughout the state. Part of the campaign involved having library patrons mail postcards, similar to the one below from the Beloit Public Library, to elected officials. On the back of the card, the sender provided a personal message about why the library was important to him or her. After this initiative the Library Advocacy Round Table was disbanded because of overlap with other WLA units, and the WLA Foundation embarked on an even more ambitious library marketing campaign, the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries, in 2005. 
pc-wi-beloit-love-72wla125logo-small

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, July 15, 2018

Categories

Popular Tags

Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide COLAND Events & Meetings Portage Public Library Library People Campaign Matthew S. Dudgeon James Duane Doty Inform Wisconsin Gilbert H. Doane Katharine MacDonald Jones Uncategorized School of Library and Information Studies I Love Libraries Louise S. Robbins Brown Deer Public Library S. Janice Kee Council on Library and Network Development Larry T. Nix Carl Spitzweg American Library Association Meter mail slogans Public library systems Jane K. Billings 10 Milwaukee Public Library White House Conference on Library and Information Services Wilbur Lyle Eberhart American Library Association Library War Service McMillan Memorial Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Library Systems Beaver Dam Public Library Postcards membership libraries Manitowoc Public Library Library people Postcards Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Clinton Public Library Zona Gale Cooperative Children's Book Center Hall of Fame 2014 Parcel post Hall of Fame 2015 Ruby Roeder ca Library e Wisconsin State Law Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns WWI Library War Service Appleton Public Library Richard E. Krug background John Miller Chancellor Hall of Fame 2017 Delia Ovitz Ripon Public Library Lutie Stearns Carnegie libraries WLA 125 presentations Wisconsin Free Library Commission library memorabilia Marketing-Publicity Superior Carnegie Libraries Beloit Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Capitol Fire 1904 Special libraries caly film Evansville Wisconsin Rusk County Community Library Academic Libraries buil archives caly film Wisconsin Library Bulletin Library Trustees Cam Soughton Public Library Public libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries School libraries Hall of Fame 2011 Hall of Fame 2012 People J. D. Witter Campaign Ruth Ann Montgomery Irene W. Newman Bernard Schwab John J. Jax Brown County Library Hall fo Fame 2012 Orrilla Blackshear library education Amer UW-Milwaukee Libraries WAAL WLA 125 WLA 125 Gertrude Thurow T. B. Scott Free Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries National Library Week Exhibits Library people Bookmobiles Black River Falls Public Library Frank Avery Hutchins Hall of Fame 2015 Clarence Brown Lester Black River Falls Publications books-by-mail Campaign Wisconsin Rapids 11 Jerome P. Daniels Anniversaries trav hall of Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Lowell W. Wilson Hall of Fame 2015 Buttons Academic Librarians bed and breakfast Dianne McAfee Hopkins campaign World War I Charles Bunge 24 Library Artifacts 20 Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library CCBC Hall of Fame 2008 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries WHCLIS Library History Hall of Fame 2012 Events Wisconsin Free Library Commission Suring Area Public Library Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Events & Meetings traveling libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Dorothea M. Krause Elroy Public Library 23 21 Milwaukee Art Museum Nolan I. Neds Edward Asahel Birge Hall of Fame 2016 Tower Hill Wisconsin Madison Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Pinback buttons Brown Deer Public Library Library Buildings Hall of Fame 2015 Library celebrations Woman's Congress Eratus Swift Wilcox library exhibit Historical Register campa William J. Wilson Ice Storm Sandra Friedman Dolnick Peter G. Hamon caly film Klaus Linderfelt campaign Sarah Janice Kee Hartford Public Library Wayne A. Wiegand UW-Madison school of library and information studies Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends campaign DeForest Area Public Library Cornelia Marving Pierce Public libraries National Bookmobile Day 27 Postcards Digital Collections library legislation cam WLA 125 14 Gerald A. Somers Centennial Middleton Public Library Increase A. Lapham UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Wisconsin Historical Society Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Hall of Fame 2009 State Law Library Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Anniversaries Postcards Eager Free Public Library 22 Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Hall bookworm Wisconsin Library Association Pewaukee Public Library Oshkosh Public Library Library Buidlings state historical society 28 Hall of Fame 2013 anniversaries Milwaukee Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 James Huff Stout

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo