Monday, January 22, 2007


Late in the afternoon today, I will be heading down to Madison so I can participate in Library Legislative Day tomorrow. At latest count there will be approximately 160 people, with interest in libraries, who will be meeting with their legislators to discuss pertinent issues. If you are one of those who couldn't arrange to make it this year, you can still participate in the "virtual" LLD event. Check the WLA website for this.

Kris Adams Wendt of the award-winning Rhinelander Public Library will be doing a "post-game assessment" of the event so we can congratulate ourselves on things that went well, determine what needs improvement in 2008, and specifically what WLTA (Trustees, Advocates, & Friends) can and should do in 2008 to better promote the libraries we serve, and make sure our legislators understand the key issues relating to libraries.

The reason I will be getting a late start on the trip is that today is the meeting day of the Friends of the Marathon Country Public Library that I belong to. In addition to our regular board meeting, we also will be holding our annual meeting for all members. The highlight of this session will be a program put on by library staff members (in period costume) highlighting the 100 year anniversary of our library. This is the first of a year long series of events on this theme. Happy Anniversary - MCPL!


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