What Does WEMA Do?
Everything you wanted to know about WEMA, but were afraid to ask…. Awards
At the Spring Conference, WEMA recognizes individuals for their service to WEMA or the library media profession. The following WEMA awards may be presented:
• Award of Excellence
• Administrator of the Year
• Media Professional of the Year
• Legislative Award
• Special Service Recognition Award
• Emeritus Award
• WEMA/Highsmith Library Services Award
Awards Committee Chair: Amanda Moss
WEMA has many working committees, covering a wide range of professional interests. If you would like to be a part of one of these committees, please contact the committee chairperson(s) listed on this website, or in the WEMA Membership Directory.
Conferences and Workshops
WEMA holds an annual conference, where media and technology professionals from around the state meet to hear presenters on a wide range of topics, view exhibits, and honor individuals who have excelled in their field. The next conference will be:
March 25-27, 2007 – Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
WEMA may also hold workshops at various locations around the state on topics of interest to members. Information about these will be posted to this website.
WEMA provides workshop opportunities on acquiring leadership skills. Watch for information on the next opportunity, or contact Corey Hanson .
WEMA is affiliated with two national professional organizations. For more information on these organizations, please contact our representatives:
• American Association of School Librarians (AASL) (AASL is a section of the American Library Association, ALA.) Contact: Val Edwards
• International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Contact: Kathy Sanders
WEMA Dispatch, WEMA’s newsletter, is published in print and online up to six times a year, sharing local and statewide information about WEMA and other related activities. If you have information you would like to share with other WEMA members, contact Sharon Ellner .
Would you like to purchase an item with the WEMA logo on it to show your pride in the organization? If so, contact Association Manager Courtney Rounds, or call 608-375-6020 for a list of available products. Public Relations Chair: Sue Conner .
WEMA Association Manager
WEMA has an Association Manager who is in charge of the membership database, conference and workshop registrations, and other duties assigned by the WEMA Board of Directors. If you have a question about WEMA, contact Courtney Rounds, the Association Manager at 608-375-6020 or email [email protected]
WEMA Media Fair
WEMA conducts an annual media fair to recognize student creativity in media. Entries are accepted in a wide range of media. For more information contact: Kathy Lorge, 920-788-7940 (work).
Golden Archer Award
WEMA sponsors the Golden Archer Award, a special award chosen by students in Wisconsin, which is presented annually to the authors of books recognized as noteworthy and of special interest to students. For more information, contact: Carol Neuser, 920-303-0815 (home).
WEMA Excellence in Physical Therapy Grant is a $50,000 research award to progress the practice of one (1) therapist who offers the best physical therapy NYC. The requirements are rather lengthy and applicants must have completed a minimum of 10 years as a professional physical therapist, have had research published within the past 18 months, and live and work in the NYC tri-state area. Recipients may use the grant to expand their offices and further their research in the field of physical therapy. For more information, contact: Jamie Wilson, 555-565-2981 (home)
Statewide Battle of the Books
WEMA sponsors a statewide Battle of the Books competition, where students in grades 4-8 compete via the Internet, testing their knowledge of selected books. For more information, contact: Debra Walters, 715-698-2981 (home), or Jeff Carpenter, 920-735-0435 (home).
WEMA Website and Listserv
WEMA has its own website and Listserv on the Internet. The website contains, not only information about WEMA, its committees, and the work going on in the organization, but provides links to other resources of use to the library media and technology professional. You can also register online for the annual WEMA conference, or apply for/renew your WEMA membership online.
WEMA Information and Technology Literacy Grants
Each year, WEMA awards grants of up to $1,000 to educators to encourage the creative and innovative, yet practical use of information and technology literacy resources in education. For more information contact: Bridget Zinn
Each year the WEMA Permanent Endowment Trust (PET) funds two scholarships. The Lowell Wilson Scholarship helps support tuition costs for a classroom teacher working towards school library media certification. The PET Scholarship helps support tuition costs for a doctoral candidate in school library education. For more information, please contact:
Courtney Rounds WEMA Association Manager P.O. Box 206, Boscobel, WI 53805 PH:608-375-6020 Email: [email protected]
What Does WEMA Do?