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Post Conference Survey

posted May 22, 2015, 5:16 AM by T Jones

CLAMS Spring 2015: Conference & Technical Pre-Conference Survey

Face-to-Face and Virtual Conference Attendees:

posted May 14, 2015, 9:51 PM by T Jones   [ updated May 14, 2015, 10:16 PM ]

Participate in real-time! Create a Twitter account and then include #clams15s in your Tweet. That's all there is to it!

Coming to the Spring Conference? Still Deciding?

posted May 4, 2015, 7:03 AM by T Jones


Limited funds are available to CTC librarians and staff to off-set travel costs and/or to hire substitutes. Please ask your library director or designee to contact Sue Kennedy ASAP  

Please apply for funds ONLY if needed to support attendance at the pre-conference session: Alma-Primo Project on Thursday, May 21st.

If any CTC library staff would like to attend the CLAMS Spring Conference, but require assistance with travel and hotel funding, AND plan to attend the pre-conference, please consider applying for funding ASAP.

Searching for Open Education Resources: Two guided tours

posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:00 AM by T Jones


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 11:00-noon Pacific Time or

Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:00-noon Pacific Time


This session is available via Blackboard Collaborate

Most users will need to download the launcher and update Java in order to access the webinar tool. We recommend that you try to login a few minutes early.


One of the top concerns that faculty and librarians express about adopting open education resources (OER) is finding materials. In two hour-long webinar sessions librarians from Washington State community and technical colleges  will share their expertise in conducting a search for OER. We will demonstrate how we search for open materials, and take questions about how to construct viable search techniques.

*Please note, different presenters will lead each session, but these webinars are meant to be stand-alone events

For more information on this hour long webinar, please contact Quill West ( There is no registration for this event.

About the Presenters

Rowena McKernan of Whatcom Community College is a Copyright & Instruction Librarian with experience working with faculty to find, organize and use OER.

Linda Keys of Spokane Community College is a Faculty Librarian and helps faculty to adopt open resources.

Quill West of Pierce College is an open education advocate who has dedicated her professional life to working with faculty to adapt and adopt open resources in over 100 courses. Quill is currently the Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College and the Grant Activities Coordinator of the Library as Open Education Leader Grant.

Spring Conference, May 21-22, 2015

posted Jan 24, 2015, 12:29 PM by T Jones

Planning is underway for the Spring Conference to be held at Everett Community College on May 21-22, 2015.

Post Conference Survey (Fall 2014)

posted Oct 17, 2014, 12:26 PM by Rowena McKernan

If you attended in person or remotely to any part of the conference, please fill out this evaluation survey.  We really appreciate your participation. 

Please complete survey by close of day Friday, October 17, 2014

posted Oct 16, 2014, 8:45 PM by T Jones   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 8:50 PM ]

2014 Washington State Library Essential Services survey

The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, faces a severe reduction in operating funds for the 2015-2017 biennium due to a revenue shortfall. If the state legislature does not appropriate “back-fill” funds the State Library will be an estimated $2.4 million short, a quarter of the budget.

Therefore, we are examining our services to determine which are essential and we want your perspective. Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey located at Thank you for helping us develop a preferred future for the Washington State Library.

Please complete the survey by close of day Friday, October 17, 2014. Please don’t respond to it more than once.

Warm regards,
Rand Simmons
Washington State Library

Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?

posted Sep 30, 2014, 2:00 PM by T Jones   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 5:12 AM ]

Save the Date! October 16th & 17th

Participate in the conversation. Tweet #ExLibrisAlma #ExLibrisPrimo and #CLAMSFall14 to let us know what questions you have!

On behalf of the Community & Technical College Information Literacy Proclamation Committee

posted Jun 23, 2014, 4:44 PM by T Jones

The  National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) has launched a campaign to create Information Literacy Awareness Proclamations in all 50 states.  Governors in twenty three states and one U.S. territory have issued IL Proclamations – we would like to see Washington State join this group!

As stated by NFIL: “As a member of the 21st century workforce skills movement, the practice of information literacy nurtures the development of a critical skill set needed so that any learner and/or worker can thrive and compete effectively in today’s global digital economy.  As we move further into the 21st century, we are convinced that information literacy will become the standard-bearer for academic achievement, workforce productivity, competitive advantage, and national security.” 

A working group of the Washington State Community and Technical College Library Leadership Council has created a draft proclamation (please see attached), and we would very much welcome your feedback. The NFIL link above includes examples of IL Proclamations from other states, please feel free to consult these in your review of our proposed language. This effort will only succeed if it aligns with the mission and goals of all of our Washington library organizations!


Our goal is to have a final draft ready by late August to present to Governor Jay Inslee for his signature. To meet this goal we would appreciate receiving your feedback by July 31.


Please feel free to share this with others in your Library!   If you have questions or need more information please contact one of the following:


Sarah Leadley

Library Director and Associate Dean of Libraries

University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College



Michelle Bagley, MLS

Dean of Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring and Faculty Development

Clark College



Jane Blume

Director, Library & Media Services

Bellingham Technical College



Rand Simmons
Washington State Librarian

Library Division | Office of the Secretary of State

(360) 570-5585


CLAMS Spring Conference; In Sunny Moses Lake

posted May 8, 2014, 12:55 PM by T Jones

CLAMS Spring Conference; In Sunny Moses Lake

Dynamic Speakers – see attached flyer Catch up with old friends, vote on constitution changes, find out what’s going on with the task forces

Stay for the week-end and go to the 34th annual Spring Festival

You could Charter a shuttle from Sea –Tac to Moses Lake

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