January 4, 2001
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON PRESENT
WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY PRESENT
Jan Walsh, Assistant Director
Jeff Martin, Grants Specialist
Karen Goettling, Library Consultant
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Library Council host Mike Eisenberg welcomed the Library Council of Washington to the Information School at Mary Gates Hall. Chair Neel Parikh led the introductions beginning with the new secretary for the grants program at the Washington State Library, Linda McMaster.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING:
OUT OF CYCLE PROJECT FUNDING REQUEST:
The Statewide Plan and K-12 were out of cycle requests. A question was raised if there should be a procedure established for other out of cycle requests. Criteria for consideration are; 1) funding availability, 2) limiting proposals to statewide impact and 3) timely and urgent needs. Consensus was to limit proposals to having a statewide impact that are introduced through a council member.
PROGRESS ON K-12 - Nancy Graf
The K-12 committee will continue to meet in 2001 to plan out the curriculum. The funding originally provided for the K-12 Summit will be used for this purpose by September 30, 2001. Additional variance funding could be used to further support committee meetings and travel since committee members are spread throughout the state.
The preliminary proposal that was submitted focuses on the training of school librarians, and if funded, would begin in 2002.
Legislative Day 2001 is on Wednesday, February 7. The Council discussed bringing forth a proposal to legislators and staff explaining the benefits of Statewide Data Licensing (SDL). Since the SDL project was not included within the Governor's budget package, a number of options are possible for moving this project forward during this legislative session. The keys to success are grass roots support; more diverse support beyond that of the library community, better coordination between committees and a strong advocate in support of economic development. Suggestions brought forth:
PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS - Neel Parikh
Prior to the review of the proposals, the Council was given an update on the Connectivity 2000 Plus grant cycle. Approximately $1.3 million in grant requests were received, and only $220,000 was available for award. This clearly indicates a continuing high demand.
Continuing Education FY 2002 - Thumbs Up
Processed 70 applications last calendar year and the number of applicants continue to increase. The Council determined it would be useful to track repeated users. Jeff will coordinate and provide a report.
Coordinated Statewide Library Marketing Initiative -
This initiative will establish a coordinating board and do marketing on two tracks; 1) coordination 2) underwriting a marketing campaign. A survey of the public's attitude about libraries could precede work on this project. Most statewide forums mentioned marketing as a high priority. This initiative would apply specifically to the marketing of LSTA funded projects. It would also encourage others to follow the guidelines that are developed.
Digital Images Initiatives - Thumbs Up
Digital Images Initiative continues the promotion of existing projects and training and information on starting new projects. Concern is how will this be funded in the future and by whom, and what has been the history.
Extension of Digitization Initiative - Thumbs Down,
Thumbs down as a separate initiative. Carol Cahill will discuss this initiative proposal with the Digital Images Steering Committee and together they will determine if the Digital Images Initiative proposal should be modified to include an additional grant cycle.
Early Learning - Thumbs Up
King County has agreed to support a new website on brain development. The Commission wants results of this project shared. To be successful, the initiative needs collaborative efforts with other agencies.
Information Literacy Year 3 - Thumbs Up
Too soon to assess, the money at this point is inadequate. Need to be sure marketing will not take place before training occurs. After training, determine the outcome, what was useful by initiating a focus survey of citizenry to determine if awareness and understanding was increased.
Connecting through Information Literacy - Thumbs Up
There are many good ideas to capture, but the Statement of Work needs defining. Jonalyn and Susan will contact the Seattle Public Library for clarification.
K-12 - Thumbs Up
Developing two pilot projects based on the Utah model. The goal and benefit sections of the proposal need to be brought together. It was suggested to change the term leadership to "ability".
Preservation Needs Assessment - Thumbs Up
This needs to be coordinated with the Preservation of Collections proposal to ensure that grants do not get ahead of the needs assessment. The question was raised if the completed needs assessment will result in an action plan. More information is needed on the administration of the project and oversight. The section on the relationship to LSTA needs strengthening. Coordination with the State Archivist should be considered.
Preservation of Collections - Thumbs Up
This initiative requires clarification on how the oversight will be handled. It was suggested this be rolled up into on initiative with the Preservation Needs Assessment.
Statewide Database Licensing - Thumbs Up
There is administrative funding that will carry this though September 2002.
SQL - Thumbs Up
Sharon Winters will be Tom Martin's contact person to get clarification and will get back to LITWG for discussion on:
Statewide Training Infrastructure - Thumbs Down
The needs are not clear in this initiative. Jeff Martin will be the contact person and send a statement regarding this decision due to the following concerns:
WTBBL - Thumbs Up
Contact person for this Initiative is Mike Scroggins who will contact Jan Ames.
Current system is archaic (1984), and this Initiative is intended to help them move to an integrated automated circulation system.
Full proposals were briefly discussed. There is a need to ensure that evaluation, sustainability and scope of work sections are included within the full proposal format.
TOUR - Mike Eisenberg
Mike conducted a tour of the University of Washington Information School.
RELATIONSHIP WITH WLA
It was mentioned that LCW should send a representative to WLA, but discussion and decision will be tabled until the March 1, 2001 meeting.
Carol Best submitted her letter of resignation to the Council. Two positions are now needed; one representing rural libraries, and one for special libraries. An open recruitment and submission to WLA and WIFF will occur. Lethene Parks, a trustee at the Stevens County Rural Library will apply to replace Art Blauvelt. Mike Eisenberg has recommended Mary Lee Kennedy from Microsoft, and will contact her about submitting an application. It was recommended that electronic access be required for approval.
All applications for these positions will be placed in the Council packet for the March meeting. Discussion of this recruitment process will be placed on the Commission agenda for March 20, 2001.
A thank you letter will be sent to Carol Best and Art Blauvelt from Nancy Zussy
for their Council service, and Neel will create a "we cared" certificate. A
press release should also be developed and distributed regarding the
reappointment of council members.
2001 COUNCIL MEETING DATES
|March 1, 2001||Dept. of Labor and Industries, Tumwater|
|May 3, 2001||Snohomish Co., host Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory|
|July 12, 2001||Curtis High School, University Place|
|September 6, 2001||Tacoma Community College, host John Backes|
|November 1, 2001||John A. Cherberg Bldg., Olympia, host WSL|
NEXT MEETING, March 1, 2001
Labor and Industries
7273 Linderson Way
Sending representative to WLA
Meeting adjourned 3:10