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

Harry Bruce/Susan Hildreth (Alternate)

iSchool, University of Washington
Suite 370, Mary Gates Hall
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
Tel: 206.543.0169 / Tel: 206.221.2335

Kyle Cox
Public Libraries - Over 100,000
Term Expires December 2018

Mid-Columbia Libraries
405 Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
Tel: 509.737.6357

Patricia Cutright
Cultural Diversity
Term Expires December 2016

Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tel: 509.963.1902

Patricia Devine
Special Libraries
Term Expires December 2019

University of Washington
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
Tel: 206.43.8275

Laura Dushkes
Special Libraries
Term Expires December 2017

233 Yale Ave N
Seattle,WA 98107
Tel: 360.223.5124

Trish Henry
School Libraries
Term Expires December 2018

Mead School District
2323 E Farwell Rd
Mead, WA 99021
Tel: 509.710.6770

Marci Howells
School Libraries
Term Expires December 2016

Blix Elementary School
1302 East 38th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Tel: 253.571.7507

Beth Hudson
Public Libraries Under 100,000
Term Expires December 2019

Walla Walla Public Library
238 E Alder St
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1943
Tel: 509.527.4550

Ann Lally
Technology (formerly Information Technology)
Term Expires December 2018

UW Special Collections, Allen Library
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900

Lynn Kanne
Academic Libraries 2–Year
Term Expires December 2019

Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, 2BE2101
Seattle, WA 98122-2413
Tel: 206.934.5421

Lorena O’English
Academic Libraries—4–Year
Term Expires December 2017

Holland and Terrell Libraries
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
Tel: 509.335.2695

Elizabeth Partridge
Underserved (previously titled Disadvantaged)
Term Expires December 2017

Longview Public Library
1600 Louisiana St
Longview, WA 98632
Tel: 360.442.5321

Christine Peck
Rural Libraries
Term Expires December 2018

Aberdeen Timberland Library - Retired
Aberdeen, WA
Tel: 360.581.5830

Cindy Aden
Office of the Secretary of State /
Washington State Library

PO Box 40220
Olympia, WA 98504-0220
Tel: 360.902.4141

Susan Whitford
Technology (formerly Information Technology)
Term Expires December 2017

Kitsap Regional Library
1301 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, WA 98310
Tel: 360.475.9176

Jeff Martin
Tel: 360.704.5248

Maura Walsh
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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