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Membership Benefits

WEMTA welcomes members and provides services for individuals in several membership categories: educational, support services, dual professional WEMTA/WLA, business/commercial, student, retired, emeritus, and honorary members. Click here for an explanation of membership categories and fees.

Once you become an active member of WEMTA, you become eligible for numerous member benefits.

Networking and Communication
Professional contacts are a valuable resource. Sharing and disseminating information between members has unlimited opportunities and benefits. To facilitate this effort, WEMTA communicates through:

  • The Google Community (WEMTA PLC)
  • Twitter (@WEMTAOnline)
  • Facebook (WEMTA)
  • A quarterly online newsletter

Membership Directory
Becoming listed in the WEMTA membership directory makes it easier for you and other members to contact each other and share ideas and information.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
WEMTA members can join with colleagues who have a common interest related to the mission of the Association to explore specific issues.
WEMTA's Special Interest Groups are:

Advocacy
Legislative advocacy on initiatives and issues that affect your school media center and instructional technology programs.

Online Resources
The new user-friendly WEMTA website contains links to important library, information literacy, and technology resources.

Annual Conference
Each year WEMTA holds a conference where educational media, information literacy, and technology professionals, administrators, policy makers, and vendors meet and learn.   WEMTA members receive discounts on the conference registration fee. The 2015 Conference will be held March 22-24 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Professional Development
Increased knowledge, polished skills and expert advice are some of the benefits of attending the WEMTA Annual Conference and other activities throughout the year.

Programs for K-12 students

The Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books.  There are three divisions. The elementary division is fourth through sixth grade. The sixth through eighth grade division is the middle level, and a senior high division exists for grades 8 and up.
 
The Golden Archer Award is presented  annually to authors of books nominated by students in the state of Wisconsin.  Nominated titles include fiction or non-fiction books recognized as noteworthy and of special interest to students, books now in print and readily available, published within the last 5 years.There are three (3) categories: Primary: Students in kindergarten and early grades, Intermediate: Students in upper elementary grades, Middle/Junior High: Students in upper grades, middle school, or junior high school.  The library media specialist and classroom teacher solicit nominations from their students. Nominated titles are sent to the Golden Archer Committee.  Each participating school may nominate a maximum of five (5) books for each category (primary, intermediate, middle/junior high) that is represented in that school.

Membership Discounts
WEMTA members receive discounts on registration fees for partner organizations such as the Wisconsin Library Association and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In addition the organization also delivers the Big Deal Book to members biweekly.

The Digital Wish Program offers monthly updates on tools, resources, and grants to schools to get new technology for  classrooms and enhance learning.

Journey Ed offers discounts on Adobe Products for WEMTA Members.  Contact Arita Sethi (asethi@journeyed.com).

Scholarships and Grants

The WEMTA Permanent Endowment Trust offers scholarships to those seeking the 902 license or working on a doctoral program that prepares educators for future library media specialists. 

WEMTA members are eligible to apply for annual Outreach Grants for programs that:

  • Provide a direct and recognizable benefit to WEMTA members
  • Support innovation in school library media or technology programs
  • Promote partnerships in the profession.

Update Your Own Member Information
As a WEMTA member you can update your member information including contact, login, and professional information.

Please mail correspondence (including purchase orders and checks) to:
Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association
P.O. Box 44578
Madison, WI 53744-4578
608-848-1232 (phone)
608-848-9266 (fax)
WEMTA@wiscow.com