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WSL Updates for April 16, 2015

April 16th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, April 16, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) YOU’VE GOT THE LEGOS® – DID THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIES

4) BURNOUT OR BOUNCE BACK INCOL WORKSHOP

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/10/2015

April 10th, 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.  Bills highlighted in pink had movement on the floor yesterday (4/9/2015).

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

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Clippings April 3, 2015

April 3rd, 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 April 3, 2015

Library News

Transition Fidalgo wins Auto Magic award (Anacortes American, Anacortes, 3/4/15)

Library preps for software switch (Journal of the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, 3/11/15)

King County Library System Request for Furniture Bids for the Renton Liberty Park Library Furniture Project
The King County Library System invites qualified vendors to submit a bid for General Furniture for the Renton Liberty Park Library Furniture Project. A detailed bid package may be obtained by going to www.kcls.org/about/bond, click on Architects & Contracts/Current Project Bid Listing and select the Renton Liberty Park Library Furniture Project. Proposals must be received by 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Proposals received any later than this will not be considered. Please submit all proposals to: King County Library System, Attn: Kelly L. Iverson, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027 or fax it to 425-369-3310 attention Kelly L. Iverson. (Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, 3/25/15)
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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 4/3/2015

April 3rd, 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.

Please note bills that are stricken and color-coded are “technically dead. (April 1 was the last day to read in committee reports from the opposite house, except fiscal/transportation committees.  That cut-off is April 7.)  All bills  will be left on the tracker until then.  Bills highlighted in pink had movement on the floor yesterday (4/2/2015)

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

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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

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

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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