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.

wla is one twenty in twenty one one

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, January 06, 2011 in Events

pc-wi-capitol-72.jpg


The year 2011 is an important anniversary year in the history of libraries in Wisconsin.  This year marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Library Association. On February 11, 1891, a group of individuals gathered in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (located in Wisconsin's second Capitol, shown above) for the purpose of establishing a state library association.  At that meeting, a constitution (based on that of the New York Library Association) was adopted and officers were elected.  They included K. A. Linderfelt, president; R. G. Thwaites, vice-president; and F. A. Hutchins, secretary-treasurer. The first conference of the newly established association took place in Madison on March 11, 1891.  Although much of the focus of the early years of the Wisconsin Library Association was on the development of public libraries, twelve decades of library leadership and support by the association has had a positive impact on all types of Wisconsin libraries. As Wisconsin libraries face a tough year due to the economy, it is also a time to acknowledge the tremendous library growth and development that has occurred in the last 120 years. Through good times and hard times Wisconsin libraries have persevered in meeting the information and knowledge needs of the state's residents.  That's something to celebrate.


Comment disabled by author.

Categories

Popular Tags

Hall of Fame 2014 Anniversaries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Soughton Public Library Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Zona Gale bookworm Richard E. Krug William J. Wilson Hall of Fame 2009 Madison Public Library CCBC Hall of Fame 2015 books-by-mail Oshkosh Public Library Library History Irene W. Newman cam WLA 125 UW-Milwaukee Libraries Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2015 Rusk County Community Library Campaign 11 Katharine MacDonald Jones American Library Association Library War Service WHCLIS Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Nolan I. Neds Manitowoc Public Library 24 WLA 125 Ripon Public Library Matthew S. Dudgeon Lutie Eugenia Stearns Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Sandra Friedman Dolnick presentations Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Events & Meetings Academic Libraries Campaign Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Eratus Swift Wilcox Jane K. Billings Campaign 27 14 Wisconsin Library Bulletin Gertrude Thurow buil Clarence Brown Lester Hall of Fame 2018 Portage Public Library bed and breakfast Cooperative Children's Book Center Public library systems Edward Asahel Birge Library People Academic Librarians Hall of Fame 2012 Library celebrations Public libraries Hall fo Fame 2012 Dorothea M. Krause Black River Falls Public Library Library people Bernard Schwab T. B. Scott Free Public Library traveling libraries Library Trustees Bookmobiles Buttons Eager Free Public Library Uncategorized WLA 125 Library e Lucy E. Smith Morris 21 Carnegie libraries John J. Jax Brown Deer Public Library Hall of Fame 2013 Pinback buttons caly film UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Wisconsin Rapids hall of Wisconsin State Law Library Lutie Stearns State Law Library Wayne A. Wiegand Charles Bunge Tower Hill Wisconsin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Postcards Milwaukee Public Library library memorabilia Pewaukee Public Library Historical Register Hall Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Wisconsin Free Library Commission Digital Collections Wisconsin Historical Society WLA 125 archives Bob Bochfer Library people Postcards Hall of Fame 2010 Klaus Linderfelt Exhibits Beaver Dam Public Library Clinton Public Library Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library National Bookmobile Day 28 James Duane Doty 22 Publications I Love Libraries campaign Lowell W. Wilson campaign Hall of Fame 2018 Gilbert H. Doane WAAL Inform Wisconsin Hall of Fame 2012 Orrilla Blackshear campaign Library Systems Hall of Fame 2012 library education S. Janice Kee American Library Association Superior Carnegie Libraries Hall of Fame 2008 Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Black River Falls Centennial School of Library and Information Studies COLAND Robert Bocher WWI Library War Service background Ruth Ann Montgomery Appleton Public Library Meter mail slogans 10 J. D. Witter Hall of Fame 2016 Council on Library and Network Development Delia Ovitz Carl Spitzweg School libraries Sarah Janice Kee campa Brown Deer Public Library Milwaukee Public Library DeForest Area Public Library Dianne McAfee Hopkins Milwaukee Art Museum Gerald A. Somers Anniversaries anniversaries UW-Madison school of library and information studies Hall of Fame 2015 National Library Week Larry T. Nix state historical society library exhibit Postcards Brown County Library James Huff Stout World War I membership libraries Special libraries Louise S. Robbins John Miller Chancellor Peter G. Hamon McMillan Memorial Library Wisconsin Library Heritage Center trav Public libraries Hall of Fame 2011 Capitol Fire 1904 Cornelia Marving Pierce caly film Evansville Wisconsin Ice Storm Hartford Public Library Jerome P. Daniels caly film Events & Meetings White House Conference on Library and Information Services Woman's Congress library legislation Wisconsin Free Library Commission ca Library Artifacts Events Amer Middleton Public Library Postcards Parcel post Marketing-Publicity Increase A. Lapham Library Buidlings Ruby Roeder People Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends 23 Frank Avery Hutchins Wisconsin Library Association Suring Area Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Cam Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Beloit Public Library Library Buildings Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2015 20 Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Hall of Fame 2017 Helen Adams Elroy Public Library

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo