Monday, January 25, 2010
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Tuesday, February 16 2010
Best Western Inn on the Park
Is your library the heart of your community? Let your legislator know that!
As librarians we know that we are having to do more with less. In these tough economic times, the library can be the only resource for many in their search and application for new jobs. Most libraries are showing big increases in library patron visits. Your library is a core resource for your community. Let them know what you are doing and how important libraries are to the state of Wisconsin.
Register TODAY for Library Legislative Day! It is not too late!
Today’s public libraries are vital community technology hubs that millions of Americans rely on for their first and often only choice for Internet access. Despite increased demand for library computers, however, libraries typically have not seen a corresponding increase in budgets and many are challenged to provide enough computers or fast-enough connection speeds to meet demand.
The Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study is a multi-year project that builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries. The study assesses public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, as well as the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment and sustainability in FY2007-2009.
Built on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries, begun in 1994 by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure, this study provides information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation. The data are also of importance for policymakers at local, state, and federal levels, manufacturers of information and communication technologies, and the communities served.
The project is made possible by a generous donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association.
Monday, January 11, 2010
WLA is supporting the protégés through generous contributions from WAAL, WAPL, Embury, Ltd. and the WLA Foundation. A sincere and hearty thank you to the WeLead contributors!
For more information on the program, as well the application form (for both protégés and mentors), please visit http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/welead. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2010.
-- Pamela O’Donnell, Chair, WeLead Task Force, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-263-2014
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 545-2433 x4221 toll-free
(312) 280-4227 fax
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Library Legislative Day is only: 40 Days, 15 hours, 17 minutes, and a decreasing number of seconds away.
Register today for this fun and important event. Go to the WLA website today and print out the registration form or, Even Better, login on to memberclicks and register. Visiting the Wisconsin state capitol offices gives you a chance to share your library's story with your state legislator or a member of their staff. As librarians, we provide core services to our communities and many libraries are the only place for your friends and neighbors and others to read the newspaper, fill out a job application online, read the newest book to their child, find valuable medical information as a care giver, and much more.
Please join us on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 in Madison and tell your legislator the stories of your library serving your community.
For more information, check out the Library Legislative Day pages on the WLA website!