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How the 1970 election set Washington’s midterm turnout record

How the 1970 election set Washington’s midterm turnout record

The county-certified election returns for the 2018 General Election came very near setting a new state record for voter participation in a non-Presidential election cycle. Of the 4,362,454 people on Washington’s voter rolls, 71.83 percent cast ballots, which was just under the 71.85 percent turnout for the 1970 midterm General Election. Had just 1,101 more Washingtonians voted, that 48-year-old record would have been eclipsed. That the 1970 turnout stands as the state’s high-water mark is noteworthy in several regards. First, the record…

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WSL Updates for March 30, 2017

WSL Updates for March 30, 2017

Volume 13, March 30, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) LIBRARY SNAPSHOT DAY 2) FIRST TUESDAYS RAISES RELEVANCY 3) APPLY FOR PNLA LEADS 4) LIBRARY DEGREE PROGRAMS 5) CENSUS DATA WEBINAR SERIES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

Volume 13, January 19, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL SERVICE CHANGES 2) FREE COMPUTERS – MIA LAB GRANTS 3) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS 4) RECORDINGS AT RISK GRANTS 5) BEYOND GOOGLE – FINDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Washington Libraries Shine in eBook Checkouts

Washington Libraries Shine in eBook Checkouts

Two Washington libraries are in OverDrive’s 2013 Million Digital Checkouts Club. The King County Library System (KCLS) actually led the way with the most OverDrive digital checkouts of any library system worldwide! Seattle Public Library (SPL) was also in the club, at position number 6. OverDrive recently published the numbers (see below) on their blog. OverDrive is a vendor which libraries frequently use to provide access to downloadable digital content, especially eBooks and eAudiobooks. Here are the 2013 members of…

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Washington Libraries Lead in eBook Circulation

Washington Libraries Lead in eBook Circulation

OverDrive, one of the most popular public library eBook and eAudiobook vendors, recently announced its “Library eBook Leaders” for 2012. Two Washington libraries ranked in the top 5! King County Library System (KCLS) was Number 1 in eBook and other digital title circulation, with Seattle Public Library (SPL) not far behind, in the Number 4 spot. Here’s a listing of the top 5, with the circ numbers: 1. King County Library System, Wash. (1.3 million checkouts) 2. New York Public…

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WSL Updates for September 27, 2012

WSL Updates for September 27, 2012

Volume 8, September 27, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – EREADERS: BEST PRACTICES 2) NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT 3) 2011 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATS ARE HERE – AND MORE! 4) 2012 ELPLP SYMPOSIUM: PUBLIC LIBRARIES & STEM 5) APPLY NOW FOR CARNEGIE-WHITNEY GRANTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – EREADERS: BEST PRACTICES Have questions about eReaders? Come to eReaders: Best practices, presented by Carolyn Petersen from the Washington State…

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Library Snapshot Day 2012 Numbers Are In

Library Snapshot Day 2012 Numbers Are In

The prison and psychiatric hospital libraries were happy to participate in the Library Snapshot Day again this year.  With the libraries open an average of 4.75 hrs for the day there were 1,033 visitors across the state.  Check out the rest of the numbers here.   Also checkout the pictures on our Facebook Page.   Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for September 23, 2010

WSL Updates for September 23, 2010

Volume 6, September 23, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NEW DIGITAL COLLECTION – KIONA-BENTON CITY HERITAGE 2) 2009 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT 3) THERE’S STILL TIME TO TAKE THE SURVEY 4) SPARKS! IGNITION GRANTS 5) GREAT STORIES CLUB GRANTS FROM ALA 6) MUSEUMS FOR AMERICA GRANT PROGRAM 7) AMIGOS ANNOUNCES WESTERN RESOURCE SHARING AGREEMENT 8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Ask-WA(tch): Stats, Kudos and Comments for Dec 2009

Ask-WA(tch): Stats, Kudos and Comments for Dec 2009

Ask-WA Statistics – December, 2009 December tends to be a slower month for Ask-WA, mainly because academic traffic drops off so sharply during the holiday breaks. In numbers: Email questions received: 3319 Chat sessions requested: 3474 Chat sessions accepted: 2883 Qwidget requests (% of total): 791 (22.8%) On a positive note, our answering percentage rose from its dangerously low 74% last month up to 83% in December, which is ideal. The best part is that this higher ratio is due…

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The Condition of Libraries: 1999-2009

The Condition of Libraries: 1999-2009

The American Library Association released on January 12th a new report detailing economic trends in US libraries and providing an outlook for 2010. Says ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels: “This report was prepared to inform and assist library leaders as they plan in these very difficult times. It succinctly brings together diverse strands of data from the past decade to provide a useful benchmark for the library community and its advocates.” There’s some great data in the report worth…

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