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Clippings May 29, 2015

May 29th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of May 29, 2015

Library News

Beyond the cover – Shelton library addresses changing reader needs
When people hear the word library, they often conjure images of quiet, stuffy rooms filled with books and dust. The Shelton Timberland Library is so much more. “The future of the library, in my opinion, is as a community space, solving community issues,” said Senior Library Manager Patty Ayala Ross. “If we don’t show our relevance to our community, we won’t be viable.” The Shelton library shows its relevance through providing community outreach and being at the table to solve community issues, Ross said. (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/23/15)

125 years young: A milestone for Tacoma’s legal paper (Tacoma Daily Index, Tacoma, 5/1/15)
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WSL Updates for May 28, 2015

May 28th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, May 28, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) IT ACADEMY SURVEY

2) BUILDING A COMIC AND GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION WEBINAR

3) NCCE FREE TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS

4) TRAINING COMING SOON IN JUNE

5) NCCE 2016 CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings May 8, 2015 (Published May 22, 2015)

May 22nd, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of May 8, 2015
(Published May 22, 2015)

Library News

Edmonds Library will change its hours in May
Sno-Isle Libraries is changing, in some cases, expanding library hours to meet customer needs, according to library district officials. The changes will take place May 3. “We’ve realigned hours to better match the needs of our local communities, and will provide morning, evening and weekend hours in every location,” Deputy Director Kendra Trachta said. (The Edmonds Beacon, Mukilteo, 4/16/15)

Roslyn Library receives grant (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 4/22/15)

Shelton Timberland Library a popular place
Visitors to the Shelton branch of the Timberland Regional Library are borrowing fewer physical books while increasingly downloading more electronic books. That’s also the trend nationwide, Library manager Patty Ayala Ross told the Shelton City Commission Monday at its regular meeting. The library is evolving into a community center where patrons not only read, but also knit, hook up to Wi-Fi, and participate in activities, said Ross, who has managed the library for nine years. “People are coming,” she said. “They’re coming in droves.” (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/23/15)
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WSL Updates for May 21, 2015

May 20th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, May 21, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) BUILDING A COMIC AND GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION WEBINAR

2) TEMPORARY LIBRARIAN POSITION

3) WALE 2015 CALL FOR PRESENTERS

4) LEADERSHIP TRAINING APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 30

5) 2015 ARSL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings May 1, 2015 (Published May 15, 2015)

May 15th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of May 1, 2015
(Published May 15, 2015)

Library News

Kitsap Regional Library rebrands to inspire county (Independent, Port Orchard, 4/17/15)

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Kettle Falls to expand library
The City of Kettle Falls is planning to expand its library facilities this summer to include new study areas, a new community area, and bathroom upgrades. The city was recently awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the project. The grant, which requires matching funds from the community, has found financial support from a $40,000 contribution from the Friends of the Kettle Falls Library and $13,500 from the City of Kettle Falls. (The Independent, Chewelah, 4/9/15)
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WSL Updates for May 14, 2015

May 13th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, May 14, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STEM SURVEY

2) OCLC WORLDCAT DISCOVERY SERVICES

3) COMMUNICATING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE WORKSHOP

4) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

5) CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings April 17, 2015 (Published May 13, 2015)

May 13th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of April 17, 2015
(Published May 13, 2015)

Library News

Working to engage through excellence in books, services (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, 3/26/15)

Library bond set to be on August ballot
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution in March regarding a proposition to finance new and expanded libraries in the greater Spokane Valley and Millwood. This action places a proposition on the Aug. 4 ballot that would more than double the public library space in the greater Valley area. Ballots will be mailed July 17. For more information, visit www.scld.org. (The Current, Liberty Lake, 4/–/15)
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Clippings April 10, 2015 (Published May 8, 2015)

May 8th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of April 10, 2015

Library News

Puyallup to start search for new library director (The Herald, Puyallup, 3/18/15)

Library bond headed back to ballot
Area voters are going to get another chance to build two new libraries in Spokane Valley. The Spokane County Board of Commissioners adopted resolution No. 2015-0219 Tuesday regarding a proposition to finance the new construction and an expansion of the Argonne branch. This action places a proposition on the Aug. 4 ballot that more than doubles the public library space in the greater Spokane Valley and Millwood. Ballots will be mailed and voting begins July 17. (Valley News Herald, Spokane, 3/20/15)
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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 5/8/2015

May 8th, 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 Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Rules R 2/16/2015 2/13/2015 Feb 13 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 8:00 AM.  
SHB 1086 Public record commercial use Moeller H Approps 2/19/2015 2/24/2015 Feb 24 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.  
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)
ESHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hunter H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 3/31/2015 Mar 31 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. SB 5077(Ssubst for)
2SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Rules C 3/13/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5463(Ssubst for)
HB 1133 Public utility tax, counties Tharinger H Local Govt 1/14/2015 1/22/2015 Jan 22 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby C 75 L 15 4/24/2015 3/24/2015 Mar 24 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. SB 5211(SRules X)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 3/24/20215 Mar 24 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
SHB 1250 Notice and review processes Holy H Rules C 3/13/2015 2/17/2015 Feb 17 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. SB 5138(Ssubst for)
HB 1251 Emergency med services levy Van De Wege H Finance 1/16/2015 1/23/2015 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
HB 1322 State retirement plans Reykdal H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 3/24/2015 Mar 24 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.  
HB 1374 Agency contract information Taylor H Judiciary 1/19/2015 2/10/2015 Feb 10 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM.  
HB 1413 Rec. marijuana businesses Moscoso H Commerce & Gam 1/20/2015      
HB 1425 Advisory committees, etc. Pollet H State Governme 1/20/2015 2/5/2015 Feb 5 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1444 Property tax relief Hunt, G. H Finance 1/21/2015 2/1/2015 Feb 13 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
EHB 1513 Local infrastructure areas Springer H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 3/25/2015 Mar 25 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Trade & Economic Development at 8:00 AM.  
HB 1542 PERS, TRS, SERS/earlier ages Hunt, S. H Approps 1/22/2015     SB 5473(SWays & Means)
SHB 1576 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Fitzgibbon H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5864(SRules X)
HB 1615 Postretirement employment Appleton H Approps 1/23/2015     SB 5545(SWays & Means)
SHB 1684 Public records, charges for Takko H Rules R 2/27/2015 2/27/2015 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM.  
HB 1691 Public records act, remedies Van De Wege H State Governme 1/26/2015 2/12/2015 Feb 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM.  
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 4/7/2015 Apr 7 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. SB 5731(SHealth Care)
HB 1848 Direct petition annexations Schmick H Local Govt 1/30/2015 2/12/2015 Feb 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1894 Protection of workers Gregerson H Judiciary 2/2/2015 2/17/2015 Feb 17 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM.  
SHB 1919 Special elections, timing of Hunt, S. C 146 L 15 4/29/2015 3/31/2015 Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
HB 2072 Excess vacation day transfer Hunt, S. H Approps 2/11/2015      
HB 2083 St retirement syst employers Hunter H Approps 2/11/2015      
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter H Rules 3C 4/24/2015 3/31/2015 Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
HB 2138 PERS and TRS plan 1 COLAs Reykdal H Approps 2/17/2015     SB 6017(SWays & Means)
HB 2145 Rural cnty library districts Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 2/18/2015     SB 6018(SGovtOp&Sec)
HB 2158 Spec purpose tx distrct T.O. Carlyle H Finance 2/19/2015      
HB 2195 Auditor’s fees Lytton H Rules C 4/15/2015 4/7/2015 Apr 7 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM.  
HB 2255 Property tax revenue limit Haler H Finance 5/5/2015      
               
ESSB 5077 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hill S Rules 3 4/24/2015 4/1/2015 Apr 1 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 1:00 PM. HB 1106(Hsubst for)
SSB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach S Rules 3 4/24/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. HB 1250(HRules C)
SSB 5294 School library & tech progs McAuliffe C 27 L 15 4/17/2015 3/24/2015 Mar 24 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. HB 1331(HRules X)
SSB 5329 Public employee bargaining Braun S Rules X 3/23/2015 2/4/2015 Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5348 Joint utilization contracts Miloscia Del to Gov 4/23/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM. HB 1079(HRules X)
SSB 5435 State deferred comp program Bailey S Rules X 3/23/2015 2/23/2015 Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5463 Cultural & heritage programs Hill S Rules 3 4/24/2015 3/23/2015 Mar 23 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. HB 1107(HRules C)
SB 5466 PEBB benefits eligibility Becker C 116 L 15 4/25/2015 3/25/2015 Mar 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.  
SB 5473 PERS, TRS, SERS/earlier ages Chase S Ways & Means 1/22/2015     HB 1542(HApprops)
SB 5525 Property taxes Sheldon S Ways & Means 1/23/2015      
SB 5533 Electronic data, charges for Hobbs S GovtOp&StSec 1/23/2015      
SB 5545 Postretirement employment McAuliffe S Ways & Means 1/23/2015     HB 1615(HApprops)
SB 5572 Marijuana sales, etc. Kohl-Welles S Commerce and L 1/23/2015 2/2/2015 Feb 2 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5721 Expanded learning opp’s cncl Billig C 163 L 15 5/1/2015 3/30/2015 Mar 30 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Education at 10:00 AM.  
SSB 5730 Access roads utilized by DNR Pearson S Rules 3 4/24/2015 3/25/2015 Mar 25 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 8:00 AM.  
SB 5731 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel S Health Care 1/30/2015 2/16/2015 Feb 16 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM. HB 1740(Hsubst for)
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson S Rules X 3/23/2015 2/27/2015 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:45 PM. HB 1576(Hsubst for)
SB 5982 Retirement age/state systems Braun S Ways & Means 2/13/2015 3/24/2015 Mar 24 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.  
SB 6000 Cnty legislative authorities Dansel S Rules X 3/23/2015 2/19/2015 Feb 19 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
SB 6008 Public hospital distrct levy Chase S GovtOp&Sec 2/16/2015      
SB 6014 Pub records actions remedies Honeyford S GovtOp&Sec 2/17/2015      
SB 6017 PERS and TRS plan 1 COLAs Liias S Ways & Means 2/17/2015     HB 2138(HApprops)
SB 6018 Rural cnty library districts Fain S GovtOp&Sec 2/17/2015     HB 2145(HLocal Govt)
SJR 8203 Prop tx valuation base years Sheldon S Ways & Means 1/23/2015      
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WSL Updates for May 7, 2015

May 7th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, May 7, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WSL SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL

2) COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP

3) WASHINGTON LIFE SCIENCE & GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

4) GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES

5) CHARITY & NONPROFIT TRAINING SESSIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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