Library director selected to chair Library Council of Washington

January 9, 2015 3:51 pm
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Bellingham Public Library Director Pam Nyberg Kiesner recently was elected to chair the Library Council of Washington, an organization dedicated to promoting access to library services throughout the state.

Kiesner has served as director of the Bellingham Public Library since August 2004. Prior to that she was interim director and assistant director of the Brown County Library in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has served on the Library Council of Washington, representing libraries serving populations under 100,000, since 2012.

“People in Washington value the role of libraries in their communities. Libraries provide access to materials and resources, promote lifelong learning, and improve quality of life,” she said. “Libraries across the state share resources and information, and I’m proud to serve in a role that fosters those connections.”

Kiesner will serve as chair of the group for 2015. The Library Council of Washington is composed of members representative of the library community who act as a catalyst for dealing successfully with library-related issues of statewide concern, and advise the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State on statewide library issues and the expenditure of federal funds.

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Media contacts

Pam Nyberg Kiesner, Director, Bellingham Public Library, pkiesner@cob.org or 360-7797221.

Brian Zylstra, Deputy Communications Director, Office of the Secretary of State, brian.zylstra@sos.wa.gov or 360-902-4173