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Clippings January 23, 2015

January 23rd, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

 

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Library Clippings for the week of January 23, 2015

Library News

Saturday hours gone at library (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 12/17/14)

South Everett library gets noisy for 25th bash
The Evergreen Branch library celebrated its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The library was built in 1989 as a way to give South Everett, a hotly growing area in the 1980s under Mayor Bill Moore, an access point for books and library services. Nowadays, it is widely acknowledged the library has outgrown its space. The library’s expansion plans, though, were halted earlier this year because of the city’s belt-tightening budget process, a library board member said last week. An architectural firm already had been contracted in 2013 to sketch out the expansion. (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, 12/17/14)

Book donations for Toybox
Librarian Nichole Kopp delivers book donations to Jim Krouse at the Colfax Fire Department for the Firemen’s Toybox project. Friends of Whitman County Library provided a drop site at the Colfax Branch for new books and toys for the annual drive hosted by the Colfax Fire Department. Colfax Thrifty Grandmother’s and others donated new books which were available to youngsters in the drive. (Whitman County Gazette, Colfax, 12/18/14)
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WSL Updates for January 22, 2015

January 22nd, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 22, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

2) 2015 WLA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

3) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

4) IMLS ANNOUNCES SPARKS! IGNITION LIBRARY GRANTS

5) COMING SOON IN OREGON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/16/2015

January 16th, 2015 Jeff Martin Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

  Library Tracker 1-16-2015          
Bill Title  Sponsor Status Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
HB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Inf 1/12/2015    
HB 1013 County legislative meetings Appleton H LGDP 1/15/2015 Jan 15 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1086 Public record commercial use Moeller H State Governme 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1105 Operating sup budget 2015 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5076(SWays & Means)
HB 1106 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5077(SWays & Means)
HB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Comm Dev, Hous 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1133 Public utility tax, counties Tharinger H Local Govt 1/14/2015 Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby H Approps 1/14/2015   SB 5211(SWays & Means)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. H Local Govt 1/15/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1250 Notice and review processes Holy H Local Govt 1/16/2015   SB 5138(SGovtOp&StSec)
HB 1251 Emergency med services levy Van De Wege H Finance 1/16/2015    
             
SB 5076 Operating sup budget 2015 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015   HB 1105(HApprops)
SB 5077 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 1106(HApprops)
SB 5109 Infrastructure/local govt Brown S Trade & Economi 1/14/2015    
SB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach S GovtOp&StSec 1/14/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & State Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 1250(HLocal Govt)
SB 5211 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Bailey S Ways & Means 1/15/2015   HB 1168(HApprops)
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WSL Updates for January 15, 2015

January 14th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 15, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 10 TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE LIBRARY LIFE EASIER

2) BOOK YOUR BANK PILOT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY

3) 2015 LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY

4) WLA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

5) GOT MOOC?

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings January 9, 2015

January 9th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

 

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

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Library Clippings for the week of January 9, 2015

Library News

Library shortens loan period on DVDs
The loan period for DVDs from the Mill Creek Library will be reduced to seven days. Children’s DVDs, educational DVDs and multi-part TV shows will continue to be loaned for three weeks. The new policy is intended to cut down on the long wait for popular movies. (Millcreek View, Millcreek, 12/–/14)

Heritage grant will help preserve historic documents
The Colville National Forest, in partnership with the Libraries of Stevens County, was successful in competing for the 2014-2015 Washington Rural Heritage Grant to digitize historic photographs, maps and documents that capture scenes of early Forest Service activities and life in Northeast Washington from the early 1900s. The Washington Rural Heritage grant, through the Washington State Library, will allow the digitization of historical photographs, documents and maps stored in the Heritage Department at the Forest Service headquarters in Colville. (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 12/3/14)
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WSL Updates for January 8, 2015

January 7th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 08, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) PRIMARY DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON WSL WEBSITE

2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

3) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

4) IMLS ANNOUNCES SPARKS! IGNITION LIBRARY GRANTS

5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings January 2, 2015

January 5th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of January 2, 2015

Library News

A new chapter for libraries  (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, 11/30/14)

Library system names director  (Tukwila Reporter, Kent, 12/–/14)

School library’s late fees ‘Gone With the Wind’  (Spokesman Review, Spokane, 12/2/14)

Commissioners busy before Thanksgiving (The Wahkiakum County Eagle, Cathlamet, 12/4/14)

Letters & Editorials

What’s on your shelf?
As the holiday season descends on us and along with it the frenzy to find the perfect gift, host the best party or decorate to the max, it makes sense to reflect on the simple pleasures of life. One of these is reading. Okay – I admit it – I am biased. My earliest memories are of visiting the local public library, and I happen to be a librarian who is married to a bookseller. Our idea of a good time is to spend our weekends searching used-book stores for first editions. But I challenge you to identify another single activity that is just as accessible, free, fun and inspiring. There is nothing quite like being swept up in a great book. So from one who has spent a career (a lifetime even) surrounded by books, may I offer a simple and free gift idea: a library card. Really. This article was written by Jane Carlin, Director of the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. (Tacoma Weekly, Tacoma, 12/5/14)
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WSL Updates for January 1, 2015

December 31st, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Letters About Literature, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 1, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2015

3) INVITATION TO E-RATE PROGRAM WEBINARS

4) 2015 LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY

5) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings – December 26, 2014

December 24th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of December 26, 2014

Library News

Lattes on a library card?
Kitsap Regional Library kicked off design discussion about its new Silverdale Branch Wednesday night. The library chose its site by the Bucklin Hill bridge and Clear Creek Trail in August and is working on a conceptual design before fundraising begins next year. While indoor meeting space for the public still is being discussed as part of the branch, the architecture firm presented a possible site layout and discussed the potential of making money by renting or leasing space in the library to a business or nonprofit. One person asked whether the library could have a Starbucks. (The Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, 11/14/14)

Sno-Isle Libraries small works roster
Public Notice – Notice is hereby given that Sno-Isle Libraries maintains a Small Works Roster of qualified contractors and is receiving applications to be placed upon this roster. Applications must be from licensed contractors in the state of Washington. Contractors whose names appear on the Small Works Roster may be contacted from time to time to submit job proposals for contracts in the amount of $200,000 or less. Applications must be submitted to Sno-Isle Libraries by mail or fax. For application forms, please visit our web page at www.sno-isle.org, hover over “Help & FAQs” located at the bottom of the page and click on “for Vendors”, then “Small Works Roster” and download or print out the application. Submit applications to: Sno-Isle Libraries, Purchasing Department, 7312 – 35th Avenue NE, Marysville, WA 98271, 360-651-7012, FAX 360-651-7151. Questions may be directed to the Purchasing Department at 360-651-7012, or by email: purchasing@sno-isle.org. (Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, 12/15/14)
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Clippings – December 19, 2014

December 19th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of December 19, 2014

Library News

Library levy fails (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 11/12/14)

Barn calendar benefits library
The 2015 edition of Barns of Whitman County is produced by WSU’s Whitman County Extension office. The calendars are sold for $6 with all proceeds going to Friends of the Library programs and projects in all 14 branches. Calendars are available at any branch of the library, Colfax Rosauers and Pullman Chamber of Commerce. (Whitman County Gazette, Colfax, 11/13/14)

Bainbridge Public Library hosts first board reunion (Bainbridge Island Review, Bainbridge, 11/14/14)

Ferndale Library cuts open a new chapter
Dignitaries, friends, staff and patrons of the Ferndale Library were on hand Saturday morning to officially cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new facility. The library had already technically opened in the weeks previous. For a full album of photos from the event, visit the Ferndale Record Facebook page. (Ferndale Record, Ferndale, 11/19/14)
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