Browsed by
Tag: WSL

WSL Updates for February 1, 2018

WSL Updates for February 1, 2018

Volume 14, February 1, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FREE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2) SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES 3) LIBRARY VOTER SERVICES SURVEY 4) TOPNOTCH NONPROFIT TRAINING 5) LEVY LID LIFT WEBINAR 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) FREE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS The Washington State Library (WSL) is offering two sets of half-day workshops in February and March at a variety of locations around the state. The topics are: Screen Scene: Best Practices for Using Screen…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for May 18, 2017

WSL Updates for May 18, 2017

Volume 13, May 18, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS: Topics include: 1) FREE BOOKS 2) FIRST BOOK 3) WIN $100 IN BOOKS 4) LC SURPLUS BOOKS PROGRAM 5) MEASURES THAT MATTER 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for February 2, 2017

WSL Updates for February 2, 2017

Volume 13, February 2, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FYI – WSL NEWSLETTER 2) BACKPACKS AND GEOCACHES – FIRST TUESDAYS 3) FAME AND FORTUNE – TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE 4) JUMPSTART USER EXPERIENCE (UX) 5) LYRASIS DIGITAL PRESERVATION CLASSES 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:

WSL Updates for May 22, 2014

WSL Updates for May 22, 2014

Volume 10, May 22, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – MAKE YOUR WEEDING EASIER 2) CE GRANTS FOR STARTING STRONG 3) WALE 2014 SESSION PROPOSALS 4) 2014 SUMMER READING LISTS AVAILABLE 5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – MAKE YOUR WEEDING EASIER Weeding – whether it’s in your garden or in your library, it’s a chore. Find out how to make weeding in your library easier at the next…

Read More Read More

Washington State Library, Head Coach

Washington State Library, Head Coach

As today is Seahawk blue Friday my mind as I drove south to my job at the Washington State Library was skittering between thinking about the Seahawks and thinking about the Washington State Library (WSL).  Then it occurred to me: The State Library is like the head coach of a football team. Just as a good coach would, WSL thinks about winning the game—and winning the game is getting the best library services for everyone in the state by serving…

Read More Read More

Cooperative Projects from Library Development

Cooperative Projects from Library Development

As a further recognition of National Library Week, we offer this overview of several cooperative projects that benefit libraries statewide. The WSL Library Development staff coordinates several cooperative statewide projects which leverage the combined purchasing power of libraries throughout the state to save significant amounts of money for Washington libraries. In addition, LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) funds provided through IMLS (The Institute for Museum & Library Services) are used to subsidize or kick start cooperative purchasing arrangements, helping…

Read More Read More

Keeping Things Tidy

Keeping Things Tidy

Yesterday, Mike Thompson, Custodian at the Washington State Library, received the Employee of the Year award from the Administrative Services Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Mike was nominated by several staff members from the library, and here are excerpts from their comments about Mike: Mike exhibits outstanding work ethics and attention to detail. He keeps all the buildings he’s responsible for in top form. Regardless of his heavy workload, he is always pleasant and makes time…

Read More Read More

Program Manager honored by national organization

Program Manager honored by national organization

  The American Library Association (ALA) has just released the news that Laura Sherbo, Program Manager for Washington State Library’s Institutional Library Services, will receive the 2012 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award. After more than thirty years of library service to incarcerated patrons, no doubt Laura has some interesting tales to tell……perhaps in future blog posts! In the meantime, we’ll let her bask in the glory of the Anaheim sunshine as she travels to the ALA Conference this summer…

Read More Read More