Friday, May 8, 2015

COLAND to meet in West De Pere

The Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND) will hold its next meeting Friday, May 15, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at West De Pere High School in De Pere. Items

expected to be on the agenda include an update on the most recent meeting of the COLAND Strategic Vision/LEAN Study workgroup; progress reports from the COLAND goals committees, and selection of a nominating committee for the July COLAND executive board elections. The group will also hear a presentation on the school library media program in the West De Pere School District. The meeting is open to the public; please check in at the school office to be escorted to the meeting room.

Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin
Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin
Created by the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1979, COLAND advises the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to ensure that all state citizens have access to library and information services. Council findings are communicated as advisory recommendations to the state superintendent, governor, and Legislature. The 19-member council functions as a forum through which librarians and members of the public identify, study, and collect public testimony on issues affecting Wisconsin libraries and other information services. Members serve three-year terms. Membership includes ten professional members who represent various public and private libraries as well as library educators. The remaining nine council positions are held by public members with a demonstrated interest in libraries or other types of information services.

Several vacancies currently exist on the Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND). Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to COLAND should submit an application to the governor's office as soon as possible. The appointment application, which must be submitted online, can be found at The vacant terms are both public and professional seats.

Additional information about COLAND can be found at

Written by:
Roslyn Wise, Division for Libraries and Technology