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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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WSL Updates for December 18, 2014

December 17th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, December 18, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) PRIMARY DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON WSL WEBSITE

2) FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR SNEAK PREVIEW

3) ACQUISITIONS INSTITUTE AT TIMBERLINE LODGE CALL FOR PAPERS

4) EDITOR TAKES A HOLIDAY

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK PLUS

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WSL Updates for December 11, 2014

December 11th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, December 11, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) INVITATION TO E-RATE PROGRAM WEBINARS

2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

3) ANNUAL iYOUTH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

4) NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT HIGHLINE COLLEGE

5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Why Do We Need a State Library?

December 3rd, 2014 Will Stuivenga Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Institutional Library Services, Library 21 Initiative, News, Public Services, State Library Collections, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Slice of Advocate headerTo quote a prominent library administrator: “Every library is designed to serve a specific community:

  • Public libraries serve the people of a specific city or county.
  • Academic libraries serve the faculty, staff, and students of a specific college or university.
  • School libraries serve the students and teachers of a specific school.
  • Medical libraries serve doctors, nurses, and patients at a specific hospital.
  • Law libraries serve the attorneys and staff of a specific law firm.

Each library is designed to add value to the specific community that it serves.”

The Washington State Library (WSL) is none of the above. Its broad mission is to collect and preserve materials of value for the entire State of Washington.

This theme is developed in the current issue of the WLFFTA newsletter, the Advocate. WLFFTA stands for Washington Library Friends, Foundations, Trustees & Advocates, and is an interest group of the Washington Library Association.

The current issue of the Advocate focuses on the Washington State Library and some of its key services and programs. It also highlights the precarious budget situation in which the State Library currently finds itself. Read the entire newsletter at http://sos.wa.gov/q/AF2014.

 

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Clippings – November 28, 2014

December 1st, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of November 28, 2014

Library News

Architectural photographer to speak at library about Snohomish
Seattle architectural photographer, Otto Greule, will talk about his photographs of ten surviving structures built by J.S. White in 19th Century Snohomish that are on exhibit at the Snohomish Library during October. (Snohomish County Tribune, Snohomish, 10/15/14)

Library district teams up with ‘Thrive by Five’
The Libraries of Stevens County has partnered with Thrive By Five Washington, the Washington State Department of Early Learning, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction program. Thrive By Five Washington’s Love.Talk.Play helps provide early education information and encourage positive connections between young children and their parents/caregivers. (Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park, 10/22/14)

Outlander author headlines Fort Vancouver Library Foundation Dinner  (The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, 10/22/14)
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WSL Updates for November 27, 2014

November 25th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, November 27, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) EXPLORING THE PERPLEXING OTHER

2) WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY CLOSED NOVEMBER 27 & 28

3) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings – November 21, 2014

November 25th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

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Library News

PA council eyes bridge measures (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, 10/19/14).

Library levy lift would help maintain services, meet requests (The Independent, Chewelah, 10/16/14).

Planning for new $7M library underway (Central Kitsap Reporter, Silverdale, 10/17/14).

Library grant to fund science, technology lab (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 10/19/14).

Book Corner: County library programs promote food awareness (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 10/26/14).

Uniontown Library aims for new space. The Uniontown Library may be three times as big by this time next year if plans by Whitman County Library staff and volunteers come to fruition. The Uniontown branch is now housed in a 10 x 14 foot room at city hall. A new proposal would move the library into a current fire department garage next door. (Whitman County Gazette, Colfax, 10/16/14).
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WSL Updates for November 20, 2014

November 20th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, November 20, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2015 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) JOHN TORNOW: VILLAIN OR VICTIM? EVENT

3) COMMUNITY FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROJECT

4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Library Clippings November 14, 2014

November 17th, 2014 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Uncategorized, Updates No Comments »

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Library News

Olympia Library a hot spot for crime calls to police (The Olympian, Olympia, 09/28/14).

Book bonanza: Chinook Pass Lending Library takes delivery of $12,000 in donated volumes (Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima, 10/01/14).

Woman charged with setting fire to books in Tacoma library
(The New Tribune, Tacoma, 10/21/14).

Books burned at main library, forcing it to close (The News Tribune, Tacoma, 10/19/14).

Friends’ projects bolster library programs (Liberty Lake Splash, Liberty Lake, 09/29/14).

Heywood provides commissioners with libraries’ strategic plan.
At last Tuesday’s (Sept. 23) Pacific County Commissioner’s meeting, Cheryl Heywood spoke on behalf of the Timberland Regional Library to report the new “strategic plan” for the upcoming year, including new resources, services, and programs the Timberland Libraries has to offer. (Willapa Harbor Herald, Raymond, 10/01/14).
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WSL Updates for November 13, 2014

November 13th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Volume 10, November 13, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) “THIRD GRADE READING BILL” WEBINAR

2) EXPERIENCE ART 2014

3) EARLY LEARNING STEM INSTITUTE

4) ALA STRATEGIC PLANNING

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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