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

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo