[nfbwatlk] FW: RE: WTBBL Update

Mike mike at mello.com
Wed Dec 23 06:50:43 UTC 2009

-original message-
Subject: RE: WTBBL Update
From: "Miller, Danielle" <danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov>
Date: 12/22/2009 11:03 AM

Hi, Mike - It really is awful news.  I think you can let people know at this point.  I just really wanted all the staff and the PAC to hear it from me first.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Jan Walsh.  I'll be on vacation the next couple days, but will have some access to my email.
I hope you have a good holiday.


From: Mike Mello [mailto:mike at mello.com]
Sent: Mon 12/21/2009 7:33 PM
To: Miller, Danielle
Subject: Re: WTBBL Update

I am so sorry to hear this news.
is this information public... can I share?
Thank you.
--Original Message Text---
From: Miller, Danielle
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:07:36 -0800

Dear PAC  

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that the Washington State Library (WTBBLs division) was given the directive to make cuts in the form of layoffs across library programs today. WTBBL lost 3.7 FTE and lost 1.0 FTE of on-site information technology support. This is a total of 6 people that work at WTBBL. The effective date of layoff action (or last day of work) is February 12, 2010. The affected positions are: 

Shipping page 

Shipping/Audio Books page 


Youth Services 

Braille Coordinator 

Information Technology Specialist 

The next few months will be difficult as we lose colleagues and friends and look for ways to provide the highest level of services possible to our patrons. 

As always, I will try to get you as much information as I have as soon as I have it. We should know more after the Governors next proposed budget is released the week of January 4. 

Thank you, 



Danielle Miller 

Program Manager 

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library 

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

p: 206.615.1588 / f: 206.615.0437 

danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov (please note new email address) 

Michael J. Mello

mike at mello.com

(208) 301-0565

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