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NEWS 2012

WCLA Meeeting in DeForest, WI

Plan on attending the October 19, 2012 WCLA Fall Conference at Comfort Inn and Suites on Hwy V. in DeForest, Wisconsin.

Dr. Robert Smiley, Director of Technology for the Waunakee Community School District, will start out the morning speaking on Long Range Plan-ning and The Future of School Libraries.

Merri Lindgren, CCBC librarian, will present the Best New Books for Younger Children, Teens and Young Adults.

Jacqueline Houtman, young adult book author from Madison, will present Sciency Fiction.

Book vendors will be available for the first half of the day and ideas will be shared.

Please mark your calendars and bring a friend!

MCCLC 2012 Fall Meeting/Tour

MCCLC - Metropolitan Catholic College Librarians’ Chapter

Fall Meeting/Tour

Friday, October 26, 2012

Please join the MCCLC for a tour of the MCCLC for a tour of  the Museum of Jewish Heritage. “The Core Exhibition differs from other institutions of memory by telling the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of those who experienced it. Using first-person histories and personal objects, the Museum explains the essence and beauty of Jewish life and serves as a repository for the memories of Holocaust survivors, whose stories will live on long after they are gone and will continue to teach future generations.

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2012 Regina Medal Winner - Jean Craighead George

Our 2003 Regina Medal recipient, Jean Craighead George, died May 15 at a hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Jean was a children’s author, and widely regarded as one of the premier American nature writers for young readers,  Her novels and picture books — more than 100 — have sold millions of copies. “Julie of the Wolves,” a novel about a 13-year-old Eskimo runaway who is welcomed by a wolf pack in the Alaskan tundra, received the 1973 Newbery Medal for the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”She was 92.  More information can be found here.

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