Mid-year update – 2019

If you missed our June program, you can get caught up on current FEL activities through our mid-year update:June 2019 mid-year update presentation

Friends of the Edmonds Library awards annual graduate-level scholarship for 2019-2020

Today the Friends of the Edmonds Library announced Magenta Loera as the 2019-2020 recipient of its $4,000 University of Washington iSchool Scholarship. The annual scholarship, now in its 26th year, is intended for a second-year graduate student who is a resident of Washington State and focusing their studies on public librarianship.  “Community engagement through libraries synthesizes…

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2019 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting Report

By Pam O’Sullivan I want to thank you, Edmonds Friends, for allowing me to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle in January.  It was an amazing—and educational—experience. A real eye-opener. Before I go any further, I want to pass along to you a couple comments about Friends.  At a panel discussion,…

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Proposed Policies and Procedures updates

As part of the 2019 budget process, last November the Friends of the Edmonds Library board and membership approved a new budget item, “Education & Literacy Grants,” with funds for this year approved at $1,500. In addition, it was decided that the University of Washington iSchool would administer the graduate-level scholarship provided by the Friends, which…

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Edmonds Friends Attends the American Library Association Midwinter Conference

On Saturday, January 26, a group of board members from Friends of the Edmonds Library attended the Midwinter conference of the American Library Association in downtown Seattle. Several library staff members also attended the full event. We are always looking for ways we can improve our service to the community and bring forth the unique perspectives of…

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