Library Council of Washington
LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON PRESENT
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY PRESENT
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
acting chair, welcomed everyone to the Lummi Library at the Northwest Indian
2001 COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved to accept the 2001 meeting dates as written and requests the Washington State Library Commission meet with the Council for ½ day on March 1, 2001.
Review of the proposal timeline as a topic for the
one-half day meeting with the Commission.
November meeting at a location other than an
projects that may continue into 2002 are as follows:
will contact each project manager and report to Council regarding the dollar
amount needed to complete the projects.
discussed looking to other means, such as private funds, for sustaining
long-term projects. The Council
noted that fresh, new ideas for proposals would be welcome.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MAKEUP
explained the list and location map of Washington State Library committee
members as included in the agenda packet. It
was noted that most committee members are from the Puget Sound area.
reported that Neel Parikh is drafting an appreciation letter to Find-It Consumer
committee members. The Council
would like to use Neel's letter as a template for other letters to committee
members thanking them for their participation.
A significant project milestone or the termination of a project would be
the determination for this letter. The
Council would like the Council chair to sign the letters.
Rebecca volunteered to generate the letters, on State Library letterhead,
for the signature of the chair.
ALA MARKETING VIDEO
Jan showed the Council the marketing video produced by the American Library Association.
Leadership and work of the council will be shared among all members
feedback and proposals will be received from library community
of the forums on the statewide plan will be incorporated into the work of
proposal process will work and be understood by the library community
library community will be more aware of the council and its work
their constituents at least two times a year
2. Attend at
least five of the six meetings
Connectivity extended through OCLC-type services
Collaboration among all types of libraries
Goettling reported that the next Diversity meeting will be October 16, 2000.
The committee is considering a survey and needs assessment of library
the LSTA Five-Year Evaluation, Jan Walsh and Jeff Martin reported that they will
travel to the Washington D.C. LSTA Conference in November 2000.
IMLS has asked for a letter in January 2001 outlining how the State
Library will evaluate their state LSTA program.
The evaluation will consist of a short, broad overview of the entire
Washington State LSTA program in addition to a focus on two exemplary projects.
The Council agreed to the use of an outside consultant to conduct the
evaluation or an internal evaluation by State Library staff members.
on round four of the Gates initiative. The
deadline for submission is November 30, 2000.
reported that the next K-12 summit meeting is September 25, 2000. The meeting
attendees, including Jeanne Crisp from the State Library and Gail Pauley from
the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, will decide on what the next
steps will be.
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved the August 1, 2000
meeting notes as written.
REFERENCE PERFORMANCE TRAINING
Woolf-Ivory reported on the progress of the Reference Performance Training.
In October 2000 through February 2001 there will be a sampling of 32
outlets. In April 2001 there will
be training for 126 people. In May 2001 time will be booked for 210 people to take the
TRANSFORM training. 32 people will
then be involved in Train the Trainer. 32
outlets will be involved in the post test.
Susan Baker led a discussion on evaluating the proposal process.
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved to continue to adhere to the LSTA proposal process timeline and cycle developed in 1999.
Nancy Graf, and Linda Pierce volunteered to serve as the committee to refine the
marketing of the proposal process. The
committee will review current guidelines and processes, and develop additional
parameters to assist in the development of proposals. The additional guidelines
the committee will consider are as follows:
discussed developing a proposal process marketing plan that runs in congruency
with the timeline created in 1999. This
would mean that marketing for the preliminary proposals, due in December 2000,
would need to begin as soon as the newly created committee completes their work.
Assignments for marketing the proposal process to constituencies are as
It was noted
that State Library staff members are currently working on nine projects.
The Council discussed the concept of fewer projects that would be
collaborative in nature, resulting in larger projects requiring funds for a
project director as being part of the proposal.
reported that after a day-long Statewide Database Licensing project committee
session with vendors for presentations, Bell and Howell were selected.
She noted that Bell and Howell's ability to provide statistics and
reports was an important element in the selection. Negotiations are still
ongoing for time shifting and additional products. Ann Marie informed the
Council that the contract would need to be signed by September 30, 2000.
joined the State Library Consultants Team to assist Jeanne Crisp with the
Statewide Database Licensing project. The
Ebook conference, jointly sponsored with CLAMS and INCOL, is scheduled for
STATE LIBRARY BUDGET
reported on the State Library strategic plan budget items affecting libraries.
These are the Statewide Database Licensing decision packet, the K-20
Network decision packet, and the development of a strategic plan for school
STATEWIDE PLAN REVISION
Goettling reported that a mailing of Statewide Plan forum materials went out the
week of September 5, 2000, to over 2,000 libraries in Washington State,
including schools. The forums begin
October 3, 2000. Wenatchee has been
added as a video conference site.
requested that a Council member be at each of the forums.
Volunteers are as follows:
TOUR OF HOST FACILITY
Carroll led the Library Council of Washington on a tour of the Lummi Library and
the Northwest Indian College.
WLA 2001 CONFERENCE
the April 4-8, 2001 Washington Library Association Conference, Karen explained
that the State Library has submitted programs for the following:
discussed presenting a panel discussion for Future Trends and Money for Your
Library. The panelists would
discuss such things as the following:
It was noted
that the conference would be a good opportunity for the Council to market the
NEXT MEETING, November 6, 2000
Port Townsend City Council Chambers