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Celebrate National Library Week 2013!

It’s National Library Week at the Washington State Library and across our great country.



What is Library Development at the Washington State Library? In a nutshell, library development staff members provide “Services to Libraries.” The purpose of our work is to serve the residents of the State of Washington through their local library. We work with all types of libraries; public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries. We serve these libraries through the implementation of statewide projects, by providing training opportunities for those who work in Washington libraries, and through the award of grants to local libraries for the start-up of new services or the enhancement of existing services. We provide any number of additional services to libraries — read more about these services here.


Our work is dependent on the receipt of federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. As such, we would like to recognize and thank the President and members of Congress for their continued support of both IMLS and LSTA. We also need to recognize and thank the staff members who support this federal program at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The funding Congress provides and the work done by both IMLS and the Washington State Library supports local libraries in opening the world of information and ideas to our communities across Washington.

Throughout today we will share brief overviews of the work we do through Facebook and Twitter.

Follow what is happening nationally this week using the Twitter hashtag #nlw13, or through the American Library Association, atyourlibrary.org.


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