Library Council of Washington
LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON PRESENT
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY PRESENT
GUEST: Gayle Palmer, Washington State Library
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Sue Weiss, Ballard High School John Stanford Library, welcomed the Council.
2001 LSTA PROPOSALS
Neel reported on the enthusiastic reception of the 2001 LSTA proposals as presented to the Washington State Library Commission on June 8, 2000. Commissioner Haley requested that the Children's Initiative be renamed to the Early Learning Initiative. The Commission inquired if plans for the Technology Institute included Southern Alberta Institute for Technology, SAIT.
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and passed to forward the fiscal year 2001 LSTA proposals to the Washington State Library Commission as a recommendation for use of 2001 LSTA funds.
Using the computers provided in the Ballard High School Library, Gayle Palmer of the Washington State Library, gave a hands-on demonstration and answered questions on the Find-It Consumer web site.
Jeff Martin reviewed the agenda packet materials regarding the LSTA reauthorization for 2002 and the Gates Foundation State Partnership Grant Program. A discussion about the LSTA evaluation was put on the agenda for the next meeting.
Jeff noted that Connectivity Plus applications are due September 29, 2000. The Council was asked to assist in reviewing the grants.
K-12 PROJECT REPORT
Nancy Graf will pursue gathering information regarding the future of the K-12
Jan Walsh reported that the marketing subgroup met on June 16, 2000. The group decided that a uniform look and feel to the projects that are going to the same audience was desirable. The first two projects will be Information Literacy and Statewide Database Licensing. It was suggested that for Information Literacy the subgroup look for partners to leverage more money out of foundations and vendors who serve libraries.
A small group of key libraries are meeting September 14, 2000 at the University of Washington School of Library and Information Science to discuss the impacts on other marketing campaigns. A statewide marketing summit will be held in November or December 2000.
A concern by a Council member was noted that there is a need to make sure librarians have bought into the program.
A 2002 marketing initiative proposal is being considered.
Motion: A motion was made, seconded, and passed that the marketing committee report back to the Library Council how they are planning to introduce and gain support of librarians about the Information Literacy project.
Motion: A motion was made, seconded, and passed to recommend to the Washington State Library Commission that the marketing component of LSTA initiatives be coordinated through the statewide marketing effort.
MEETING DATES (Tentative)
The Council chose tentative meeting dates for the year 2001. The Council will finalize the dates at the next meeting, September 13, 2000.
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved the May 2, 2000 meeting notes as written.
PROJECT QUARTERLY REPORTS
Early Learning Initiative
Neel Parikh reported that a contract was signed by the King County Library System. Judy Nelson, project director, is working with Sally Port; both are from the King County Library System. The Early Learning committee has talked with the Gates Foundation. It was noted that schools are mandated to serve age 5 and over which will make involvement in the initiative difficult by the schools.
John Backes noted that for marketing purposes, community colleges have a vast
network of day care centers.
Reference Performance Training
An RFP went out and received one bid. Mary Moore is currently negotiating with the lone bidder, Transform. The next steps are the pre-assessment of libraries to take place September - December 2000, and the training of the supervisory staff.
Statewide Database Licensing
A request for information was made by the Council.
REAPPOINTMENT OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
Motion: A motion was made, seconded, and passed to ask the Washington State Library Commission to reappoint Art Blauvelt, Nancy Graf, Sharon Winters, and Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory to a second term, beginning January 2001.
RECOGNITION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES
Sharon Winters proposed that the Council formally recognize project advisory committees and groups, when the project being worked on reaches a significant milestone. After discussion the Council requested that project liaisons be responsible for informing the Council when recognition letters are to be sent.
STATEWIDE PLAN REVISION
Jeff Martin reported that the Statewide Plan Revision survey is published on
the Internet. As of
The video conference dates and sites are as follows:
It was noted that the community colleges are working with public libraries to develop the forums. The Council recommended that Friends groups and schools be included, also.
TOUR OF HOST FACILITY
Sue Weiss, Librarian, Ballard High School John Stanford Library, conducted a tour of the new Ballard High School for the Library Council of Washington.
Neel Parikh reported that Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Jan Walsh, Jeff Martin, and herself met to discuss how the Library Council of Washington and Washington State Library staff members are interacting. Identified as areas that are working well are as follows:
· State Library staff members and individual Council members working
In order to improve upon the relationship between the Council and State Library staff members, the following items were identified:
· Encourage fewer projects that are larger
NEXT MEETING, SEPTEMBER 13, 2000
Lummi Library at the Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington
· Evaluation of proposal process