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.

  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with id: 52
Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged William J. Wilson

William J. Wilson (1948- ) 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by
has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, October 12, 2015
in Hall of Fame

wilson photo-72Bill Wilson has provided leadership in the improvement of library services to the people of Wisconsin for more than forty years. He has worked at all levels of public library service - local, regional and state. His past library positions include serving as Institutional Consultant for the Buffalo and Erie County (New York) Public Library; Assistant Administrator, Winding Rivers Library System, La Crosse; Director, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids (1984 - 1991) ; Director, Milwaukee County Federated Library System (1991-1993); Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  School of Information and Library Science; and Administrator (State Librarian), Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Community Learning in Madison (1993-1996). He has worked as a partner in his own firm, Himmel & Wilson Library Consultants since 1987. For most of his career Wilson has served as an advocate for  and an innovator in library service to special needs populations. Wilson served president of the Wisconsin Library Association in 1987 and recieved WLA's Special Service Award in 1990.  He has served as President of the Wisconsin Center for the Book. He currently serves as President of the board of trustees of the Milton Public Library and as Vice President of the Arrowhead Library System board of trustees.   

Wilson recieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts in 1971; a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY in 1974; and pursued Doctoral Studies in Library Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison from 1988 to 1991. He lives with his wife and business partner Ethel Himmel (also a past WLA President) in Milton, WI.


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo