mjc59 at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 01:32:31 UTC 2014
Although disappointing, I’m not surprised, especially given the fact that most state agencies/programs were told to submit budgets with a 15%. Also, people can get information from so many sources now. Still, I know loyal listeners will miss the service.
On Aug 1, 2014, at 6:05 PM, debby phillips via nfbwatlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I just received this from Danielle Miller and received permission to forward. This action was taken without PAC knowledge, which I find a little irritating, despite her explanation. Guess I'm a cynic, I think people knew about this but didn't want to deal with any negative response. Debby
> ---- Original Message ------
> From: "Miller, Danielle" <danielle.miller at sos.wa.gov
> Subject: ERRS
> Date sent: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:48:27 +0000
> Hi, PAC - most people have been informed about ERRS and I just sent a message to our listserv. At this point, you are welcome to share this information - the message is below. As I mentioned before, this decision was not in the works at our last PAC meeting. Thank you, Danielle
> As some of you may know, the Evergreen Radio Reading Service (ERRS) lost its funding at the end of 2011, and has since been operating in a severely diminished capacity. The closure of ERRS is a great loss to the community and Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) patrons, however it has become extremely difficult to keep the station operating without funding and staffing.
> On August 15, ERRS will cease broadcast so that resources can be directed to the rest of WTBBL patron services.
> Please contact the library to get more information on NLS magazines (http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.html) and NFB Newsline (http://nfbnewslineonline.org/) to meet your timely information needs.
> If you have questions, please call Danielle or David at (800) 542-0866.
> Danielle H. Miller
> Director & Regional Librarian
> 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
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