Publications on the history of UW-Madison SLIS:

Now that the Centennial Celebration has passed, extend your memories with books about SLIS history.

Memoirs of a public librarian, by Margaret Ellen Monroe



SLIS Centennial Celebration

100 Years of tradition and Vision Celebrate 100 years of library education in Wisconsin
September 29 - 30, 2006

Schedule of events and registration

HAPPY 100 TO SLIS! One hundred years ago this year, the Wisconsin Library School opened its doors. And September 29 and 30, 2006, we celebrate our 100 years of education for the library, archive, and other information professions. Please, join us.

Friday, September 29

Opening reception 5:00 p.m. at the Pyle Center's Alumni Lounge

Saturday, September 30

Continental breakfast and a tour of the School in the Helen C. White Building

Morning "Concurrent Sessions" options include Michael Feldman's "What d'Ya Know" radio show broadcast from the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center or a showing of the famous library intellectual freedom film, "Storm Center," at the School.

12:30 p.m. luncheon at Pyle Center featuring Charles Bunge's brief reminiscence about the School's past, meeting with other past faculty and friends. Dean Gary Sandefur of the College of Letters and Science will be there to bring greetings, and the Alumni Association will recognize a variety of graduates who have been nominated for Centennial Awards. Senator Russ Feingold has been invited. Stay tuned to see if he will come.

Saturday afternoon concurrent sessions:
  • F. Gerald Ham, Peter Gottlieb and Ciaran Trace will present one session on the history and new growth of the archives program.
  • Greg Downey will lead a session on blogging.
  • Others To Be Announced

Grand Finale will be a guided beer tasting at the Great Dane Brewery near the capitol, from 5-7 p.m., leaving plenty of time for everyone to sample a meal in one of the many State Street restaurants.

For those who wish to get together again, we will have a light continental breakfast at the School on Sunday morning.

Questions? Call us at 608-263-2900, email us uw_slis@wisc.edu or check the UW Alumni Association web site for more details.