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National Library Week 2009

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National Library Week started today with the theme "World's Connect @ your library". In 1958 the National Book Committee and the American Library Association conducted the first annual National Library Week campaign with the theme “Wake Up and Read”.  Each state that participated in the effort was required to establish a statewide planning committee.  The Wisconsin Library Association took the responsibility for designating a volunteer state executive director for Wisconsin.  The executive director worked with the statewide committee under a lay chairperson and with significant lay membership.  As a spin off of the 1962 National Library Week campaign in Wisconsin, Mrs. Bruno Bitker of Milwaukee provided the leadership for founding the Friends of Wisconsin Libraries(FOWL) in 1963.  That organization was the model for the national Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) which was also founded in Wisconsin. In 1964 under the leadership of Gerry Somers, Director of the Brown County Public Library, WLA was given the first $1,000 Grolier Award for most effective state National Library Week program in the nation. FOWL has been integrated into the new Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends (WLTF) Division of WLA. On February 1, 2009 FOLUSA joined with the Asociation of Library Trustees and Advocates to form the  Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF).


For more on the history of National Library Week and previous themes click here.


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Larry Nix Monday, June 29, 2009

Sandra, The Library Friends group in Wisconsin is the Wisconsin Library
Trustees and Friends unit of the Wisconsin Library Association. The
web link to this unit is http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/wltf/. The Wisconsin
Library Association link is http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/index.asp.
Larry

Sandra Kincaid Sunday, June 28, 2009

I just learned of ALTAFF and their meeting in Chicago next month and I wanted to know if there is a Wisconsin Friends of Libraries organization?
I am President of the Friends at Beloit Library and would welcome an opportunity for information sharing with other library friends groups.
Thank you for a prompt reply,
Sandra Kincaid

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