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Wisconsin Library-related Websites

The sites below include library associations and other groups and interests in the state that are related, in some manner, to libraries. If you have a suggestion for a website to include in our list, please email


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Association of Wisconsin Special Librarians (AWSL) AWSL, a division of the Wisconsin Library Association, provides opportunity for discussion and exchange of ideas for persons interested in the welfare of special libraries.
Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) Created by the State Legislature in 1979, COLAND advises the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (DPI) to ensure that all state citizens have access to library and information services.
Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) The Division (the state library agency of Wisconsin) provides leadership, assistance and funding in support of Wisconsin school and public libraries and fosters interlibrary cooperation.
Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is a unit of WLA. It helps to defend against censorship and support the Library Bill of Rights.
Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW)

LLAW is a nonprofit organization established to promote librarianship and cultivate the profession of law librarianship.

State Historical Society: Library and Archives

UW-Madison iSchool 
UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS)
Wisconsin Association for Academic Librarians (WAAL) WAAL is the academic library division of the Wisconsin Library Association. It is dedicated to the improvement of library services to Wisconsin's academic and research community.
Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) WAPL represents the interests of public librarians, support staff, trustees, and friends representing public libraries throughout Wisconsin. Members join together to help each other grow professionally, discuss common concerns, and act together on public library issues.
Wisconsin Chapter, Special Libraries Association (SLA) The WI Special Libraries Association chapter has over 200 members representing large corporations, law firms, universities, government and non-profit institutions.
Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) WEMTA is an independent professional association serving school library media and instructional technology professionals
Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA) WHSLA promotes the development of health science libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) The state's major professional library association. WLA is committed to "improving and promoting library and information service within the Wisconsin library community."

WiLS ( is a non-profit membership organization, providing service to member libraries and cultural institutions in four core areas: consortium management, consulting, cooperative purchasing and projects, and events and education.

Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends (WLTF) The mission of WLTF is to foster improved abilities on the part of library Friends and trustees in order to create better libraries and library services in Wisconsin.