LLOPS Monthly Meeting

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By , April 24, 2014 9:30 am

When: Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Where: US Bank Centre in the “Palomino building”, 1420 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA (4th Floor Conference)

What: Meet someone new and join in on the conversation. Share your thoughts on:

  • Happenings in your library shop & tackling new issues
  • LLOPS and LLOPS’ programming ideas
  • General Information Science & Technology/ Cataloging & Technical issues / Professional Development concerns

Filters and Ambiguity

By , April 8, 2014 5:16 pm

by Philippe Cloutier

AALL offered their third Leadership Academy this month (prior academies were held in 2009 and 2011). Two days in Oak Brook, Illinois were filled with learning, hands-on exercises, and networking. Over those days Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, of Face to Face Communications and Training, conveyed the skills and assessment factors needed in quality leadership. Gail and Pam offered a healthy amount of laughter and their Laurel & Hardy routines kept the event lively. Their message relied on proven methods, contemporary studies and surveys, and experiential wisdom.

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Public Law Library of King County Aids Inmate Family Support with Free Video Visits

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By , April 7, 2014 10:13 am

This post has been reposted from the Public Law Library of King County

Inmates with family support during incarceration are less likely to reoffend, according to the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC). One of the family support programs offered through the DOC allows for video visits with inmates at most facilities, at a cost of $12.95 for a thirty-minute visit.

The Public Law Library of King County is now offering free video conferencing between inmates housed in a DOC facility and their friends or family members who are on an approved visitors list.

The Law Library was awarded funds from a class action settlement regarding inmate collect calls. The settlement funds are generally limited to projects that directly benefit inmates and their families. The Law Library has used a portion of these funds to purchase video conference equipment at both library locations (at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent). Each private video visit meeting room is equipped with a large flat-screen television, web camera with audio, and computer.

In addition, the settlement funds will be used to reimburse video visits participants for the cost of the visit. To qualify for reimbursement, the video visit must be scheduled in advance and take place at one of the Law Library locations. A participant will first schedule and pay for his or her appointment through the third party vendor’s website and then contact the Law Library to schedule a video visit appointment.  At the end of the visit, the participant will receive a cash payment of $12.95 as provided by the settlement funds.

For more information, visit http://kcll.org/services/inmate-video-visits, email videovisits@kcll.org or call 206-477-1305.

Don’t be an April Fool – Apply for a LLOPS Grant!

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By , April 1, 2014 9:55 am

The LLOPS grant application is available.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, May 16.

Remember that the grant award is not only for AALL, and can be used for other continuing education programs as well!


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