April 23, 2014

Public Libraries: The Seattle Times Publishes Editorial on Library Funding

From The Seattle Times: A seven-year Seattle Library Levy is the wrong way to pay for an essential day-to-day service. Free public libraries are an essential service. They are about reading, which is about education, personal achievement, and democracy. Because libraries are such good things, they should not be offered up to voters in politically […]

Nancy Tessman, Former Executive Director of Salt Lake City Public Library, Named New Director at Ft. Vancouver Public

Vancouver, Washington borders Portland, OR. From The Oregonian: The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District’s board of trustees has unanimously approved hiring Nancy Tessman, former executive director of Salt Lake City’s public library system, as the district’s new executive director. During a special meeting on June 25, the board approved a one-year contract, typical of small […]