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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 Samantha Link.


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American Library Association (ALA) ALA, the largest and oldest library association in the world, provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship.
Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) ARSL is a national association that provides resources and support that empower those in small and rural libraries to deliver excellent service for their communities.
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.
Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) CVTC offers an Associate Degree in Library and Information Services, and courses that fulfill the statutory library education requirements of Grade 2 and 3 librarian certification.  
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 ALA. 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.

UW-Madison iSchool  The iSchool offers an ALA-accredited Masters program in Library and Information Studies, which fulfills the statutory requirement of Grade 1 librarian certification. The school also offers a robust continuing education program, and courses that fulfill the statutory library education requirements of Grade 2 and 3 librarian certification.
UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) SOIS offers an ALA-accredited Masters program in Library and Information Science, which fulfills the statutory requirement of Grade 1 librarian certification.
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 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 Historical Society The Society is our state's memory and foremost storyteller. It is considered one of the nation's finest historical institutions.
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.