Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sat Oct 1 12:16:28 CDT 2011

I would encourage as many members of NFB of Washington as possible to
participate in this meeting; I plan to call in. as many library patrons as
possible need to make their views known, given the current revenue shortfall
the state is facing. Not to put too fine a point on it, I believe that
unless we can come up with alternate funding sources for WTBBL programs, all
nonessential programs such as the Evergreen Radio Reading Service are (and
should be) on the chopping block. We must decide what are essential library
services and what a programs that are nice to have but not crucial to
WTBBL's mission.

I don't like having to write the foregoing but the time has come to face
reality. Either we come up with alternative funding for non-NLS-related
programs or they face the axe. While we can keep pleading with the
legislature not to cut programs and that library services have been cut
enough, we must acknowledge that all other pressure groups are making
equally plausible pleas and the legislature is unlikely to grant all
our/their wishes.

Mike Freeman

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Subject: [nfbwatlk] NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

2021 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

206-615-0400 l Toll Free 1-800-542-0866


Patron Advisory Council (PAC) of the Washington Talking Book & Braille

Saturday, October 8, 2011

12:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.


Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

What is the purpose of the Council meeting?

Patron Advisory Council meetings are held three times a year to conduct PAC

The agenda begins with a report from WTBBL Director, Danielle Miller,
followed by a report from Acting State Librarian, Rand Simmons.  After these
reports, the meeting will be open for public participation.  Agenda is
attached in a word document.

How can I participate?

The public is encouraged to attend in person or participate via
teleconference. For those participating via teleconference, please call
1-800-920-7487 and use pin 39258344# to connect to the meeting. Once
connected be sure to announce yourself. 
Participants will be asked to hold comment until "Public Comment." Public
Comment is specifically designed to allow for the public to ask questions or
make comment regarding agenda topics or the Washington Talking Book &
Braille Library in general.

Please contact me with questions.

Thank you,



Danielle Miller

Program Manager

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

2021 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121-2783

p: 206.615.1588 / f: 206.615.0441

danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov

www.wtbbl.org / www.facebook.com/WTBBL

Michael J. Mello

mike at mello.com

(208) 301-0565

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