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Big wins for WA libraries in the 2019 legislative session

Big wins for WA libraries in the 2019 legislative session

The 2019 legislative session has ended, and thanks to the hard work of many people, libraries across Washington will benefit immensely. The Office of the Secretary of State, which oversees the Washington State Library, played a huge part in making that success a reality. There is so much good news to report! First, thanks to library advocates everywhere. Lawmakers included eleven rural libraries around the state in the capital budget. Each of these libraries will receive funds to improve their…

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Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Another grant cycle for the Washington Rural Heritage project is wrapping up! The folks at the Washington State Library are working with participants from all over the state to put finishing touches on new and existing digital collections. In the past year, nearly 2,000 items have been added to Washington Rural Heritage, a digital collection hosted by the State Library. Five new collections were created, 10 libraries became project partners, and nearly 20 partnerships were formed between libraries and local…

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WSL Updates for August 17, 2017

WSL Updates for August 17, 2017

Volume 13, August 17, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SEEKING LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS 2) RURAL HERITAGE GRANT AWARDS 3) WIKIPEDIA + LIBRARIES: BETTER TOGETHER 4) ACADEMIC LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES 5) STATEWIDE PURCHASING & CONTRACTING WORKSHOP 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SEEKING LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS The mission of the Library Council of Washington (LCW) is to help all Washington citizens access library services, information, and resources. The LCW advises the State Librarian and…

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WSL Updates for July 20, 2017

WSL Updates for July 20, 2017

Volume 13, July 20, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) IMLS BUDGET VICTORY 2) TWO NEW RURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS 3) CENTER FOR THE BOOK 4) MEASURES THAT MATTER PART 3 5) GRANTS – RECORDINGS AT RISK 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

Volume 8, October 4, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE 2) EBOOKS AND EREADERS SURVEY 3) FREE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP 4) CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK CHAPTERS 5) SCHOOL LIBRARY HUMANITIES AWARD 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE Seven public libraries throughout the state recently completed work on 2011 LSTA grant projects for Washington Rural Heritage. The WSL-led digitization initiative currently provides online access…

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A new library opens in Vancouver

A new library opens in Vancouver

Photo courtesy of Jeff Martin, Washington State Library The new five-story Vancouver Community Library in downtown Vancouver officially opened Sunday, attracting 5,000 people despite heavy rain. The Columbian has more about it here . Secretary Reed, whose office includes the Washington State Library, was among the speakers during the library’s opening ceremony. Fort Vancouver Library Regional Library District Executive Director Bruce Ziegman emceed the event. In attendance was Acting State Librarian Rand Simmons, former State Librarian Jan Walsh and Acting…

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New digital collection: Skamania County Heritage

New digital collection: Skamania County Heritage

From the desk of Evan Robb A new digital collection from the Washington Rural Heritage initiative highlights the history of Skamania County, located in the heart of Washington’s rugged Columbia River Gorge. For their 2009-2010 grant project, the Stevenson and North Bonneville Community Libraries (Fort Vancouver Regional Library District) worked with local residents and partners to digitize unique material telling the story of life in these communities. The result is a digital collection consisting of two sub-collections and over 250…

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Clippings, June 12, 2009

Clippings, June 12, 2009

Clippings, June 12, 2009 Library News Langley Library (Sno-Isle Libraries) display depicts the library from a humble beginning to the community hub that it is today.  As library users’ needs change, Langley Library continues to move forward, boldly facing the future to best meet the needs of tomorrow.  (Photos)  (South Whidbey Record [Langley], 5.20.2009) The Bonney Lake Library and the Buckley Library (Pierce County Library System) host meetings to present preliminary recommendations for Pierce County Library System’s 20-year facilities plan…

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Clippings, June 10, 2009

Clippings, June 10, 2009

Clippings, June 10, 2009 Visitors to the Richland Public Library should expect to spend extra time locating and checking out books today and Wednesday while the library installs a new automated system (Tri-City Herald [Kennewick], 5.19.09) http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/583304.html Tenino Timberland Library, a part of the Timberland Regional Library System, is looking for a special volunteer to serve on the library board. If interested in serving the community as a member of the library board, pick up an application at the Tenino…

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