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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged background

Happy Birthday WLHC

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Friday, March 19, 2010
in Events

Today marks the second anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center (WLHC). The WLHC is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation (WLAF). The WLHC was established on March 19, 2008 by action of the WLAF Board based on a report  [heritage-center-report-3-19-08.pdf] submitted by the WLHC Steering Committee.  This action led to the creation of this website and the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame. The WLHC Steering Committee is looking forward to another successful year.

Tags: background
Recent comment in this post Show all comments
  • PG says #
    Woohoo! Happy Birthday, WLHC! And congratulations, Larry!

Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, July 14, 2009
in Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee invites your nominations for the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame for 2009. Nominations are due by August 10, 2009. In 2008 the first group of individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame. They are indicative of the kind of individuals which the WLHC Steering Committee feels should be included in the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame.

This will be the first year that living individuals will be considered for the Hall of Fame. In lieu of multiple testimonials, the WLHC Steering Committee seeks documentation and supporting information of :
1) An individual's record of leadership in the Wisconsin Library Association and/or other statewide library organizations/institutions.
2) The overall importance and impact of an individual's contribution to the improvement of library service in Wisconsin.
3) An individual's contributions to the improvement of library service at the national level.
Once an individual has been nominated, he or she will continue to be considered in future years even if not selected for induction in 2009.

Induction of those individuals selected for 2009 will take place at the WLA Awards Banquet at the WLA Conference on October 22.

Please send your completed nomination forms (or questions about the process) to Larry T. Nix, Chair, Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee, 608-836-5616, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wisconsin Library Heritage Day

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Saturday, April 18, 2009
in Events

This is the last day of National Library Week 2009 and it could be Wisconsin Library Heritage Day. At the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center on February 19th, I floated the idea of establishing a Wisconsin Library Heritage Day to be celebrated on the Saturday of National Library Week each year. My rationale was that in addition to promoting a better understanding and appreciation for Wisconsin’s library heritage, Wisconsin Library Heritage Day would provide an additional avenue for marketing Wisconsin’s libraries at the local and state levels. It would tie in well with the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries and the National Library Week campaign. It could initiate a buildup to the 120th anniversary of WLA in 2011.


Some ideas for celebrating National Library Day at the local level include:



  • Hold a birthday party for the library.

  • Host a display of historical artifacts related to library history at the local, state, or national level.

  • Work with the local post office to create a pictorial postmark related to the library's anniversary. Create a souvenir envelope to go with the postmark and include an insert with the history of the library.

  • Create or expand a section of the library's website devoted to the history of the library.

  • Cooperate with local library historical societies to promote activities and events.

  • Invite an impersonator of a national, state, or local library figure in the past to perform a skit. Possibilities: Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Melvil Dewey, or Lutie Stearns.

  • Get local actors to reenact a pivotal meeting in the formation or early history of the library.

    The WLHC Steering Committee didn't receive the idea of a Wisconsin Library Heritage Day with open arms but they didn't turn it down outright. We will continue to explore the idea for 2010. What are your thoughts on such a day and let us know if you have other ideas for celebrating Library Heritage Day.

Tags: background

One Year Anniversary

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Sunday, March 29, 2009
in Events

This month marks the one year anniversary of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center.  A lot has been accomplished in the first year, and the WLHC Steering Committee has an active agenda for the second year of the WLHC.  We are appreciative of the support of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Board and staff.  The WLHC website has a good start. We are grateful to the Outagamie Waupaca Library System for hosting the website, and for the assistance of Beth Carpenter in designing the site. Ten individuals were inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2008 and plans are underway for more inductees in 2009.  The Wisconsin Library Memorabilia exhibit is now being sponsored by the WLHC.  It was on display at four libraries in the last year, and it will be on display at the Milwaukee Public Library in April. The WLHC Steering Committee hopes to explore the possibility of establishing a Wisconsin library oral history project in 2009. The Steering Committee is appreciatiave of the financial support of the Founding Contributors of the WLHC.  By the way, you still have a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a Founding Contributor.  WLHC Steering Committee members are listed here.


Tags: background

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo