May 3, 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
The Library Council of Washington meeting was called to order by Chair Neel Parikh. New members, Laurie Miller and Lethene Parks were welcomed.
David Griffin, Catalog Services Manager at the Lynnwood Public Library provided an overview of the library's catalog resources in CARLweb.
Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Deputy Director of the Sno-Isle Regional Library System, and the Lynnwood Public Library staff conducted a tour of the library.
Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved the March 19, 2001 meeting notes citing this meeting was re-scheduled from March 1, 2001 due to the Nisqually Earthquake.
STATEWIDE PLAN (2002 - 2007)
Karen Goettling reported than an on-line survey was conducted and six forums were held throughout the state for library employees, trustees and citizens. Information from the survey and forums was used to create the first draft of the Statewide Plan. Information and contents of the draft plan were discussed and changes were suggested. A draft of the Statewide Plan will be forwarded to the Washington State Library Commission for initial comment and approval. This draft will then be distributed to the library community for response and a draft sent back to the Council, and to the Washington State Library Commission for final approval.
1. Compile all revisions and comments into the plan
2. Karen will meet with Sharon Winters to discuss revisions
3. Schedule a joint meeting with the Washington State Library Commission to discuss the Statewide Plan in July if possible.
CONTINUING EDUCATION - FY2001
It was suggested to change the total amount that can be awarded to each person and organization to $500 and $1,000 respectively, as well as to change awards to require a 50 percent match and add an additional $10,000 in unallocated FY2001 LSTA funding to support the program through the remainder of the federal fiscal year. Motion: The Council moved, seconded, and approved as outlined and will forward recommendation to the Washington State Library Commission.
FY2002 PROPOSAL REVIEW
Discussion and review was held for each proposal.
Connecting Through Information Literacy
Committee representatives from Connecting through Information Literacy, Information Literacy and K-12 gathered to discuss issues such as will there be a coordinating group and chair person and staff salary. No changes to this proposal at this time.
It was suggested to increase the grant level of $30,000 to $40,000. Change the total amount that can be awarded to each person and organization to $500 and $1,000 respectively, change awards to require a 50 percent match, and limit awards to one per individual per calendar year.
Grants emphasize needs assessment; community partnerships and developing outreach programs. No changes to this proposal at this time.
Digital Images - Phase 4
The DigitalWA web portal and the Digital Best Practices web site will be expanded and updated. No changes to this proposal at this time.
Early Learning - Phase 3
The Council will hold discussions regarding the future of this project. The allotment request has been changed from $370,000 to $430,000 to provide additional funding for grants awarded to libraries in a 2002 grant cycle.
Training dollars may not be sufficient, but no changes to the proposal at this time. Training through Connection Through Information Literacy and K-12 initiatives should complement the training offered through Information Literacy.
The Council needs additional information regarding per diem, food and lodging, and the contracts for services amount costs listed in the budget. No changes to this proposal at this time.
Clarification is needed as whether the project budget will need $10,000 in funding each year. No changes to this proposal at this time.
This proposal is to assist libraries in preserving their collections of materials. No changes to this proposal at this time.
This project began as a federally funded pilot project in 1998. No changes to this proposal at this time.
This proposal will need revising to help determine what the basic deliverables are. No changes to this proposal at this time.
Coordinated Statewide Library Marketing
Council discussed whether to move this proposal forward as presented. Only enough funding will be needed to re-draft and assist in the coordination and re-development of the proposal. One important goal will be to create good working relationships with key stakeholders.
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
A revised budget was provided to compensate for the difference between the current service contract and the proposed service contract. Revised funding total is $177,644. It was noted that the vendor, Keystone is the only vendor of choice in this arena, but WTBBL may do a competitive RFP.
Virtual Reference Service (VRS)
Budget request increased $78,000 to better accommodate grant pilot demonstration projects.
The Council discussed the possible impact of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) on school and public libraries. They also considered that LSTA funding may be used to implement technology and electronic services. The Council sees this as a cost of doing business and does not recommend LSTA funds for this purpose at this time.
The Joel M. Pritchard Library, staff and collections will be moving off Capital Campus to a new building in Tumwater, WA in the fall of 2001.
NEXT MEETING, July 12, 2001
Curtis Senior High School Library
8425 40th Street W.
University Place, WA
Meeting adjourned 3:15