Services library specialist grateful for ELF information
would like to take this opportunity to thank Suzanne Flint and
who spoke at the MVLS meeting informing us about the ELF grant.
for the grant was a learning experience. Attending
the training in
was wonderful. I had never
attended such an event. It was
exciting meeting others from all over the state that were interested about our
children, reading and outreach to our communities.
have opened doors only dreamed of by granting us the $5000.
We are implementing our plan, and our goal is within reach.
you for the funding and having the confidence that we can and will make a
difference in our community of
Library Specialist,Youth Services
Palos Verdes Library District Director
applauds CSL publication
a prior life I was responsible for a large pension fund, so I had more exposure
than I would have liked to actuarial analysis and the complexities of pension
funding. Now I am responsible for managing total employment costs for
our special library district, so the issue is still of concern.
Speaking: A Plain Language Summary of Actuarial Methods and Practices for
Public Employee Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits
is one of the clearest
explanations I have seen of how pension liabilities are calculated and of the
room for variability in the outcomes.
to author Grant Boyken and the others who contributed on producing this
Palos Verdes Library District
Foundation leader applauds ARSL progress
on the progress [the Association
for Rural and Small Libraries] has made in a short amount of time. The
foundation was pleased to have WebJunction use their residual Rural
Sustainability grant funds to ARSL to build your capacity as an
Foundation would also like to express its appreciation to BCR for serving as ARSL's fiscal
agent. Thanks again for taking time to provide the update on your
work and all the best in planning for your conference – it’s
great to see this gathering happening on the west coast!
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
you to CSL Librarian
am a clerical assistant at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, a
state agency that represents death row inmates in their post-conviction
proceedings. Recently, I was in charge of a major research project pertaining
to one of our cases. David
Cismowski, a senior librarian in the
Section at the California State Library, was extremely helpful to our team and
could not have been more courteous and responsive to my many questions.
He was diligent in following up and provided me with frequent progress
reports. He emailed me PDF
versions of many of the articles we needed, which was very convenient,
considering our office is in
in the two or so cases when an item was not available at the California State
Library, Mr. Cismowski was thorough in explaining which library might have the
Cismowski blew me away with his high level of professionalism and helpfulness.
Without him and the California State Library as a resource, I'm sure
we'd still be desperately searching around for our materials.
In fact, I have emailed his contact information to the staff as
research projects pop up quite often in the course of our work.
you to the California State Library, and thank you to Mr. Cismowski!
for Transforming Life after 50 Institute
wanted to thank the California State Library for the opportunity to
participate in the Transforming Life
after 50 Institute in December.
presenters were very inspiring and energizing.
and I are very excited about opportunities to further engage our “50+s.”
I also wanted to say that Suzanne Flint’s graciousness is so
appreciated and set the tone for the session.
was an exceptional event!
to the California State Library for the fabulous Transforming
Life after 50 Institute. It
was eye-opening, and rusty wheels in my hair started turning again.
I am sure you will see many fabulous library programs emerge from this
thanks for including us in the Transforming Life after 50 Institute.
We greatly enjoyed the opportunity to hear the experts speak about
how libraries can effectively serve the diverse clientele.
was a pleasure to connect with so many dedicated and energetic public
librarians. We’re so pleased
that the California State Library will be providing them the tools they will
need to create successful programs. We’ll
be watching as your project unfolds; if there is anything these two Oregonians
can do you for you, please let us know!
on a very successful conference!
Elder and Jane Salisbury