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William J. Wilson, M.L.S.

Partner - Library Consultant

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Work Experience

Partner, Himmel & Wilson, Library Consultants, Madison, Wisconsin –

1987 – Present

Administrator, (State Librarian) Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Community

Learning Madison, Wisconsin – 1993 - 1996

Adjunct Faculty, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  School of Information and

Library Science, Milwaukee, WI –  1992 - 1993

Director, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 

1991 - 1993

Director, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin –

            1984 - 1991

Assistant Administrator, Winding Rivers Library System, La Crosse, Wisconsin – 

1977 - 1984

Institutional Consultant, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library,

            Buffalo, New York –  1971 - 1976

 

Education 

Bachelor of Arts - Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts -

            1971 - English Literature

Master of Library Science (MLS) - State University of New York at Buffalo –

1974 - Library Science

 Specialist Program - U.S. Administration on Aging Fellowship - University of

Wisconsin - Madison - 1976 - 1977 - Library Services to the Aging

Doctoral Studies - University of Wisconsin - Madison – 1988 - 1992 -

Library Science, Urban and Regional Planning Minor

 

Professional Associations

American Library Association  (ALA)

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies  (ASCLA)

Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA)

Library and Information and Technology Association (LITA)

Public Library Association (PLA)

Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians (WAPL)

Wisconsin Library Association (WLA)

 

Professional Activities

Vice President, Milton Public Library Board of Trustees

President, Wisconsin Center for the Book – 2003 - 2004

President, Wisconsin Library Association – 1987

Member, Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Board - 1998 - 2001

Member, Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development

(COLAND – State Library Board) - 1982 - 1993

Member, Milton Public Library Board of Trustees – 2000 - Present

Member, Wisconsin Public Library Standards Task Force – 1987

Board Member, Wisconsin Center for the Book – 1993 - 2006

Board Member, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters – 2004 - 2005

Member, Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB) – 1995 - 1996

Member, Wisconsin Educational Technology Board (appointed by Governor) – 1995 - 1996

Recipient of Wisconsin Library Association Special Service Award

Recipient of Wisconsin Library Association Distinguished Service Award

Author (with Ethel E. Himmel) - Planning for Results:  A Library

Transformation Process.  American Library Association: Chicago, 1998.

Author  (with Ethel E. Himmel) Functions & Roles of State Library Agencies.

ALA - Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies: Chicago, 2000.

Contributor (with Ethel E. Himmel) A Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to States

Program Activities and the Transformation of Library Services to the

Public.  Institute of Museum and Library Services: Washington, 2009

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