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Library Council Membership

Members are knowledgeable and active, with good communication skills among their peers. They willingly and regularly participate in all activities of the Council, possessing a holistic approach to solving problems and being accountable to the entire statewide library community. These members may include, but are not limited to library employees, volunteers, trustees, advocates, foundation board members, consultants, or educators.

Member Responsibilities

  1. To participate actively, contribute to and evaluate the work of the Council.
  2. To advise the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State on policies, procedures and evaluation of the LSTA program, and on library development.
  3. To determine broad policies and guidelines for the administration of federal funds for libraries and recommend them to the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State.
  4. To communicate with constituencies within the library community and to reflect the issues, concerns and viewpoints of the constituencies members represent.
  5. To maintain awareness of current issues and concerns in appropriate areas of expertise and of library issues and trends, particularly as they affect the state of Washington.
  6. To be knowledgeable about the development of libraries and library services within the state of Washington.
  7. To advocate on behalf of Washington Libraries and champion library initiatives.
  8. To assume other responsibilities that may, from time to time, be necessary for the effective operation of the Council.
  9. To respond to any requests made by the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State consistent with its purpose.

Membership List

Jane Blume
Academic Libraries – 2-Year
Term Expires December 2016

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Tel: 360.752.8472
jblume@btc.ctc.edu

Harry Bruce
Eliza Dresang (Alternate)

Ex-Officio

iSchool, University of Washington
Suite 370, Mary Gates Hall
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
Tel: 206.543.0169
Fax: 206.616.3152
harryb@uw.edu / edresang@uw.edu

Nancy A. Bunker
Academic - 4-Year
Term Expires December 2014

Whitworth University Library
300 W Hawthorne Road
Spokane WA 99251
Tel: 509.777.4481
Fax: 509.777.3221
nbunker@whitworth.edu

Kyle Cox
Public Libraries - Over 100,000
Term Expires December 2015

Mid-Columbia Libraries
405 Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
Tel: 509.737.6357
Fax: 509.737.6349
kcox@mcl-lib.org

Patricia Cutright
Cultural Diversity
Term Expires December 2016

Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tel: 509.963.1902
cutright@cwu.edu

Trish Henry
School Libraries
Term Expires December 2015

Mead School District
2323 E Farwell Rd
Mead, WA 99021
Tel: 509.710.6770
Fax: 509.465.6020
trish.henry@mead354.org

Marci Howells
School Libraries
Term Expires December 2016

Blix Elementary School
1302 East 38th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Tel: 253.571.7507
mhowell@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Priscilla Ice
Information Technology
Term Expires December 2014

Spokane County Library District
12004 E Main Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Tel: 509.893.8451
Fax: 509.893.8478
pice@scld.org

Jim Loter
Information Technology
Term Expires December 2015

The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206.612.9587
Fax: 206.386.4108
jim@spl.org

Cynthia Lucas
Special Libraries
Term Expires December 2014

Spokane County Law Library
1033 W. Gardner
Spokane, WA 99201-0409
Tel: 509.477.3680
clucas@spokanecounty.org

Valerie McBeth
Special Libraries
Term Expires December 2016

Lummi Library
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Tel: 360.392.4204
Fax: 360.733.3385
vmcbeth@nwic.edu

Pam Nyberg Kiesner
Public Libraries Under 100,000
Term Expires December 2016

Bellingham Public Library
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98227
Tel: 360.778.7221
Fax: 360.778.7295
pkiesner@cob.org

Christine Peck
Rural Libraries
Term Expires December 2015

Aberdeen Timberland Library - Retired
Aberdeen, WA
Tel: 360.581.5830
cmpecks@gmail.com

Rand Simmons
Ex-Officio
Washington State Library

PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460
Tel: 360.570.5585
Fax: 360.586.7575
rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov

Valerie Wonder
Disadvantaged
Term Expires December 2014

The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206.386.4148
Fax: 206.684.0514
valerie.wonder@spl.org

Jeff Martin
Tel: 360.704.5248
jeff.martin@sos.wa.gov

LSTA Grant Manager—VACANT
Tel: 360.704.5246

Washington State Library
Post Office Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460
Tel: 1.800.562.6090
Fax: 360.586.7575

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