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’s 125th Celebration

wla125logo
 
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Library Association. A special task force has been established to plan for the celebration of this  milestone.  The members of the Task Force believe that it is not only important to recognize our past but also to envision our future. To help ensure that our celebration includes as many voices as possible, we are inviting Wisconsin's library community to consider ways to participate in this celebration by focusing on the history and contributions of all Wisconsin libraries.
 
The 125th anniversary celebration was kicked off at WLA's 2015 Conference in Middleton, and will continue throughout 2016. Another major kickoff event will occur on February 9th during WLA Legislative Day at 12 noon in the Capitol rotunda. This event which will occur just two days before the February 11th founding day of WLA is open to the public. So please encourage library staff, trustees, and friends to attend this event.
 
On the night before Legislative Day ((Monday, February 8) at 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Public Library, the Task Force and the Library Legislative Day Planning Committee will sponsor a special event, “Portrait of a Legislative Success Story: The Development and Passage of Public Library System Legislation in Wisconsin”, presented by Charles Bunge, Professor Emeritus, School of Library and Information Studies, UW-Madison (and WI Library Hall of Fame member).
 
The 2016 WLA Annual Conference in Milwaukee will provide an opportunity to conclude the celebration in grand fashion.
 
The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center website and blog will be the place to keep up with other activities related to this event.  Regular blog posts on the site will recount stories of Wisconsin's library history. Subscribe to the blog at http://heritage.wisconsinlibraries.org/ to follow these stories.
 
Other information about WLA's history and the 125th anniversary celebration can be found at the following links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
125th Anniversary Task Force Members
 
Paul Nelson, Chair
Sara L. Andrews, Wisconsin Historical Society
Roxane Bartelt, Retired Librarian
Janis Berg,DeForest Area Library 
Cate Booth, WLA Foundation  
John DeBacher, Department of Public Instruction 
Plumer Lovelace, WLA
Larry T. Nix, Retired Librarian 
Brigitte Rupp Vacha, WLA

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo