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Discover unique collections in Washington libraries

Discover unique collections in Washington libraries

From our standpoint here at the Washington State Library, one of the best things about this summer’s Washington Library Passport Project is that every week, we learn interesting and unique things about the libraries in Washington. Everyone knows about the spectacular architecture of Seattle’s flagship branch, but often our small libraries fly under the radar. By encouraging people to visit Washington libraries and post about something they’ve learned during their visit, all sorts of interesting stories have emerged. This morning,…

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The Shoalwater Bay Tribe has a beautiful new museum/library.

The Shoalwater Bay Tribe has a beautiful new museum/library.

From the desk of Carolyn Petersen Congratulations to the Shoalwater Bay Tribe on their new museum library location! On Friday, September 8, the Shoalwater Bay tribe realized a long held dream of opening a museum to highlight their cultural contributions to their community.  Tribal Library Consultant Carolyn Petersen conveyed a letter of congratulations on their achievement from Secretary of State Kim Wyman which was presented to tribal members. Some of the highlights of the collection: a cedar hand dugout canoe,…

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WSL Updates for May 11, 2017

WSL Updates for May 11, 2017

Volume 13, May 11, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FREE BOOKS 2) ARSL SCHOLARSHIPS 3) MRSC MAKES YOUR JOB EASIER 4) BUILDING SUPPORT FOR YOUR RURAL LIBRARY 5) KEEPING IT PRIVATE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Government resources for the Washington State tribal libraries – Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Government resources for the Washington State tribal libraries – Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Key Federal Agencies Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Department of the Interior (DOI). Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Department of Justice (DOJ). Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). Washington State Agencies Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. Portals and Search Engines General portals to federal publications. USA.Gov http://usa.gov/. Official multi-topic portal to U.S. government information, linking to various federal government agencies and commissions. “Indian Tribes and Resources…

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Paddle to Nisqually

Paddle to Nisqually

Have you been following  the Paddle to Nisqually ? The Tribal Canoe Journeys  happen every summer on the waters of the Pacific Northwest? Each year a different tribe hosts the celebration which follows the final landing of all the canoes, many of which have traveled great distances.  This is a special year for the Nisqually Tribe as the journey ends with them. Indigenous peoples have made this canoe journey up and down the coastal waterways for thousands of years, but by 1989 the…

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Tribal Libraries in Washington receive grants from IMLS

Tribal Libraries in Washington receive grants from IMLS

From the desk of Carolyn Petersen. The recent announcement of the IMLS Basic grants to Washington State tribes reveals the importance placed on learning by the Native America tribes of Washington State. The following tribes applied and received the basic grant: Kalispel Indian community of the Kalispel Reservation–Usk Yakama Tribal Council—Toppenish Lower Elwha Tribal community—Port Angeles Lummi Indian Business Council—Bellingham Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation–Suquamish Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe—Sequim Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish reservation—Skokomish Nation Nooksack…

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Shoalwater Library honored by the Chamber of Commerce

Shoalwater Library honored by the Chamber of Commerce

On October 14th, Mary-Jean Grimes, President of the Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce notified the Tribal Council that they have voted the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library as the Business of the Year.  The Library’s name was sent to the Pacific County Economic Council for the County’s Business of the Year Celebration Dinner at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Thursday, November 13, from 5PM to 7PM. Having the chamber of commerce recognize that the Shoalwater tribal Library is an…

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Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library Receives Library Institutional Excellence Award

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library Receives Library Institutional Excellence Award

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library was awarded the 2014 Library Institutional Excellence Award by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums. Included in the recognition were Tribal Planning Director Leanne Jenkins, library staff including Siri Hiltz, MLIS, Tribal partner JKT Development, Inc.(an enterprise of the Tribe’s Economic Development Authority), and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal community as a whole. Established in 2007, the Guardians of Culture, Memory, and Lifeways International Awards Program identifies and recognizes organizations and individuals who serve…

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WSL Updates for June 5, 2014

WSL Updates for June 5, 2014

Volume 10, June 5, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SUMMER READING ROUNDTABLE 2) SHARE YOUR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION TIPS AND TRICKS 3) DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 4) CSLP SEEKS RESEARCHER 5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for May 8, 2014

WSL Updates for May 8, 2014

Volume 10, May 8, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ARSL FALL CONFERENCE 2) FIRST TUESDAYS – WEEDING MADE EASY 3) MEMORIAL FOR PROFESSOR ELIZA DRESANG 4) LYRASIS EGATHERING FEATURES FUTURIST 5) SURVEYING SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: