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 Events

Library History Exhibits Schedule for 2012

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, February 08, 2012
in Exhibits

exhibits-mukwonago-entire-72

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center sponsors exhibits of Wisconsin library memorabilia and other library artifacts for display in Wisconsin libraries. The Center currently has an exhibit on display at the Mukwonago Community Library for the month of February. The Mukwonago Community Library which recently moved into a new building will be holding an open house on February 11.

After the Mukwonago exhibit, exhibits are planned for the following libraries through the end of 2012.

March, 2012 - Angie W. Cox Public Library, Pardeeville, WI

April, 2012 - Hales Corners Public Library (Special exhibit - Books for Soldiers and Sailors in World War I)

April-May, 2012 - Waupaca Area Public Library, Waupaca, WI

June, 2012 - Lone Rock Community Library, Lone Rock, WI

July, 2012 - Matheson Memorial Library, Elkhorn, WI

August, 2012 - DeForest Area Public Library, DeForest, WI

September, 2012 - Cedarburg Public Library

October–November, 2012 - Kimberly–Little Chute Public Library, Kimberly, WI

December, 2012 - Open

Tags: Events

COLAND Presentation

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Saturday, November 14, 2009
in Presentations
middleton2-72.jpgOn Friday the 13th I made a presentation about the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center (WLHC) to the Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) at their meeting at the Middleton Public Library. The legislation creating COLAND was passed in 1979 (30 years ago) and it began functioning in 1980. Although the 19 members of COLAND are appointed by the Governor, for administrative purposes it is located in the Department of Public Instruction.  COLAND makes recommendations about library and networking issues to the State Superintendent, the Governor, and the Legislature. The members of COLAND are divided into two categories - public members and members representing library and information organizations. Individuals representing all types of libraries serve on COLAND.

The legislation (AB 20) creating COLAND was controversial and divisive to the library community. In 1965 the former Wisconsin Free Library Commission was eliminated and this function was transferred to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The new entity became the Division for Library Services in DPI. The Secretary or administrative position of the Commission became a Division Administrator position in the Department of Public Instruction. Under the new arrangement the Division Administrator position was a non-political civil service appointment. In 1979 one faction of the Wisconsin library community wanted to create a new independent board to oversee state level library development and cooperation efforts and another faction wanted to preserve the Division for Library Services as a unit in DPI. The creation of COLAND was a compromise. As part of the COLAND legislation, the Administrator position for the Division for Library Services was removed from civil service and the appointment was to be made in the future at the pleasure of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

As part of my presentation I put together a small display similar to the one at the Wisconsin Library Association conference in Appleton. After my presentation COLAND went on record as endorsing the purposes of the WLHC and supporting efforts to digitize library history materials at the local and state levels.
Recent comment in this post Show all comments
  • Rick says #
    Thank you for presenting the WLHC to COLAND, Larry. It's wonderful that COLAND has recognized and endorsed the importance of digi...

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo