Tuesday, February 03, 2009

WLA honors Elizabeth Burmaster at Library Legislative Day

State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster was honored today in Madison at Library Legislative Day, co-sponsored by the WLA and the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association. Paul Nelson, chair of WLA's legislative committee, presented Burmaster with the WLA's Public Policy Award, saying, "For the past 8 years, Libby Burmaster has been the most visible and hardest-working advocate for the education community, for the library community, and, as her title suggests, for all of us in the State of Wisconsin. She has effectively combined a number of attributes in carrying out her duties: dedication, enthusiasm, collaboration, leadership, and most importantly, vision."

Burmaster expressed her appreciation for the award, praising DPI staff and the entire library community. Burmaster gave remarks as part of the keynote address, noting this was her eighth Library Legislative Day. In April, Wisconsin voters will elect a new State Superintendent, as Burmaster has decided not to seek a third term.

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