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WSL Updates Special Edition for March 27, 2015

March 27th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

We have received many orders for the free books listed in the WSL Updates for March 26, 2015. The titles below are the only books remaining today, March 27, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of Seattle Public Library Foundation and Timberland Regional Library, Washington State Library has the following titles to distribute for reading club kits or as a community read to any public or school library within Washington State:

  • Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin (nonfiction) – 12 copies
  • Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson (nonfiction) – 48 copies
  • Closer to the Ground by Dylan Tomine (nonfiction) – 2 copies

Usually a minimum order of 5 copies of the same title is required but we are offering a mix and match special on these titles, minimum of 5 total books per order.

These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at no charge to the requestor.

 

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 3/27/2015

March 27th, 2015 Nono Burling Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, 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.

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Clippings March 27, 2015

March 27th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of March 27, 2015

Library News

South Whatcom Library closing for weekend move (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 2/19/15)

Library helps to build our sense of community (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 2/19/15)

Central library district seeks new board member (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 2/24/15)

Boat school students link with libraries (The Leader, Port Townsend, 2/25/15)

Library district seeks board trustee
The Central Skagit Library District is taking applications for a volunteer library board trustee to serve a one-year term, with an option for reappointment to the usual five-year term. Trustees must live in the Sedro-Woolley School District but outside of city limits. Application materials are available at www.centralskagitlibrary.org or at the district office at 100 W. State Street, Suite C. (Courier Times, Sedro-Woolley, 3/3/15)
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WSL Updates for March 26, 2015

March 25th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 26, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR APRIL 7

2) RETURN TO RELEVANCE WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION OPEN

3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

4) WASHINGTON LIFE SCIENCE & GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

5) CHARITY & NONPROFIT TRAINING SESSIONS

6) GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings March 20, 2015

March 20th, 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 March 20, 2015

Library News

No plans for bookmobile comeback
The Everett Public Library has no immediate plans to bring back bookmobile outreach service, and soon will no longer have a bookmobile. The outreach service was a victim of citywide budget cuts. (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, Snohomish, 2/18/15)

Reardan Library has new books
Reardan Memorial Library has received 80 new books, thanks to a grant from the Libri Foundation’s “Books for Children” program. The Libri Foundation matched a check from the Friends of the Reardan Library at a 2-to-1 ratio. This enabled $350 from the Friends group to provide $1,050 worth of new books, which included an extra $350 worth of science and math books donated by Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen. (Davenport Times, Davenport, 2/19/15)
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WSL Updates for March 19, 2015

March 18th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 19, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) THREE GRANT CYCLES OPEN – $$$

2) WELL FED & WELL READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

3) DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT$

4) DISABILITY LANGUAGE AND ETIQUETTE FOR LIBRARIES WORKSHOP

5) FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS EXAMS

6) FY2015 E-RATE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 3/13/2015

March 13th, 2015 Jeff Martin Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, 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.

 

Bill Title Original Sponsor Status Date HRG Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
SHB 1105 Operating sup budget 2015 Hunter C 3 L 15 2/19/2015 2/9/2015 Feb 9 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. SB 5076(SWays & Means)
HB 1106 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 1/14/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5077(SWays & Means)
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby S Ways & Means 3/6/2015 2/5/2015 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5211(SRules 2G)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. S GovtOp&Sec 3/6/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1322 State retirement plans Reykdal S Ways & Means 3/5/2015 2/5/2015 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.  
EHB 1513 Local infrastructure areas Springer S Trade & Economi 3/12/2015 2/23/2015 Feb 23 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
SHB 1576 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Fitzgibbon S Ways & Means 3/9/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5864(S2nd Reading)
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton S Health Care 3/11/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. SB 5731(SHealth Care)
SHB 1919 Special elections, timing of Hunt, S. S GovtOp&Sec 3/13/2015 2/18/2015 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.  
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter S GovtOp&Sec 3/12/2015 2/24/2015 Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
HB 2158 Spec purpose tx distrct T.O. Carlyle H Finance 2/19/2015      
               
SB 5076 Operating sup budget 2015 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015     HB 1105(Hsubst for)
SB 5077 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015 1/14/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 1106(HApprops)
SSB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach H Local Govt 3/9/2015 3/17/2015 Mar 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 1250(HRules C)
SSB 5294 School library & tech progs McAuliffe H Education 2/26/2015 3/12/2015 Mar 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Education at 8:00 AM. HB 1331(HRules X)
SSB 5348 Joint utilization contracts Miloscia H State Governmen 3/3/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 1079(HRules X)
SSB 5463 Cultural & heritage programs Hill H Comm Dev, Housi 3/6/2015 3/17/2015 Mar 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 1107(HRules C)
SB 5466 PEBB benefits eligibility Becker H Approps 3/5/2015 3/16/2015 Mar 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SSB 5721 Expanded learning opp’s cncl Billig H Education 3/13/2015 2/17/2015 Feb 17 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5730 Access roads utilized by DNR Pearson H Ag & Nat Res 3/5/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SB 6018 Rural cnty library districts Fain S GovtOp&Sec 2/17/2015     HB 2145(HLocal Govt)
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Clippings March 13, 2015

March 13th, 2015 Staci Phillips Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of March 13, 2015

Library News

Off the shelf: library news by Prosser Branch staff
The winner of the 3rd Grade Ice Cream Challenge is Mrs. Humberstad’s class from Whitstran Elementary, which read a combined total of 25,460 minutes! They will be receiving an ice cream party courtesy of the Prosser Friends of the Library. Almost 150 students in the district received a free book for reading at least 15 hours in December and January, with a combined total of 2,850 hours of reading. For many years the library has been the only distributor for printed tax forms and instructions, but due to federal budget cuts we are no longer receiving copies from the IRS. Citizens may order individually by calling 1-800-829-3676, or going online at irs.gov/orderforms. Alternately, we have computers available at the library to e-file your tax return, or there are several TaxAide stations throughout Benton County available to assist residents, especially seniors. See library staff or aarp.org for details. (Record-Bulletin, Prosser, 2/11/15)
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WSL Updates for March 12, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 12, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

2) RECORDED BOOKS ONECLICK RENEWALS

3) SAN JUAN ISLAND LIBRARY WINS AWARD

4) STORYCORPS COMES TO NISQUALLY

5) WELL-FED & WELL-READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 5, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 5, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FREE WORKSHOPS FROM WSL

2) MAPPING INCLUSION – FREE ALA WEBINAR

3) AMIGOS CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS

4) ARSL CALLS FOR 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

5) ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALERT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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