The Board of Directors of the WISCONSIN LIBRARY TRUSTEES AND ADVOCATES group met on Saturday, May 19th, at the Portage Library for it's second quarterly meeting of 2007. Twelve people were in attendance, including two new representatives from Appleton and Madison.
This week's celebrity that has been Caught Reading was a surprise to me when I first saw the graphic. It is Don King, the boxing promoter . Over the past 20 or 30 years he has been involved in most of the major bouts held in this country. He promoted most of the Ali fights. However, just like you can't tell a book by it's cover, you obviously can't tell a reader by his physical appearance either. The book Don King has been Caught Reading is one called "THE MIND OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS" Just as King is expanding his knowledge of his heritage, we should do the same and get Caught Reading about our own.
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Saturday, May 12th, Heather Eldred submitted her Letter of Resignation to the Wisconsin Valley Library Service - Board of Trustees, who were conducting their bi-monthly board meeting. At this point, she intends to leave sometime after Labor Day. The Board accepted her Letter with great reluctance and sadness.
Heather has been with WVLS for 35 years, serving as Director the last 24 years. During that time she has also held many state-wide offices such as President of WLA and VP of the WLA-Foundation. She is well loved and respected by the people who have worked for her and with her, both past and present. Heather has guided her ship through many storms and hazards during the last quarter-century of library growth and development in this state. She has built a strong organization that will be of great assistance to whomever follows in her footsteps as Director.
Heather Eldred has been a delight to be associated with. She has a great sense of humor, loves word play, and sports a new hat every month. Heather is a quiet lady, but of strong will and great tenacity. She manages with a velvet glove that covers the iron hand. Heather was the driving and guiding force behind the Northwoods Friends Conferences held in recent years. Her input transformed the concept of "Let's get Friends together to talk" into a viable conference that people from all around the state were eager to attend. We've all seen those people that spend a number of years "coasting" before they retire. This is definitely NOT the case with Heather. She is proceeding full-speed-ahead and I'm sure will continue to do so right up to the last day.
The WVLS Board President, Alice Sturzl will be organizing a committee to begin the search for a replacement. Alice has also been with WVLS for many years and also has a broad base of experience, having been WLA President herself. Whomever the successful candidate turns out to be, they will be very fortunate to be able to take over the strong, vibrant organization that Heather Eldred has built.
Hats off to you ..... Heather !!!
How would you like to be forced to live on chocolate? I can see the line forming already. Researchers "down-under" are working on making a new form of chocolate that will be a staple for the Australian army. They intend to enrich the tasty treat with vitamins and minerals, make it more stable at warm temperatures, and to stay fresh for years. Obviously, they shouldn't have any problems making their troops eat it.
Check out the article on the Australian Broadcasting Network site ..... http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/1912320.htm
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The picture on this post is one of a young man who will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention at the Packer training camp as well as during the entire season. He is James Jones of San Jose State. Jones was drafted with the Packer's pick in the third round of the NFL draft. The Packers lost the Randy Moss derby when they refused to give up a fourth round pick to the Oakland Raiders. Thus, Ted Thompson, the Packer's general manager rates Jones as being of higher value than Moss. Brilliant move or Blunder? We should find out fairly soon.
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