While journeys of discovery can be rewarding, they can also be dangerous. Captain James Cook was hacked to death in Hawaii in a dispute over a stolen boat. Ferdinand Magellan, pierced by arrows, died in the Philippines before finishing his storied circumnavigation. Sir John Franklin’s ships got stuck in the arctic ice and the expedition perished to a man.
But I hope that your experiences at WLA’s 2003 conference in Yakima were more like those of Marco Polo in his journeys through the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and China. He discovered fantastic cuisines, saw beautiful scenery, took great notes on ravishing cultures, and arrived back in one piece. If you’ve never attended a WLA conference, by all means do so. The contacts established there create new opportunities in all of our state’s libraries.
Alki Editor: Cameron A. Johnson
Alki Editorial Committee: Nicole Campbell; Cheryl Farabee; Emily Hull; Tami Echavarria Robinson; Brian Soneda; Bonnie Taylor; Mary Wise Jen Wolfe, Intern; Carla McLean, Chair; Troy Christenson, WLA Coordinator of Communications
Cover by Joan Blacker and Kevin Duncan
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Published July 2003
by Jan Walsh, Lori Thornton, and Rand Simmons, Washington State Library
by Jen Wolfe, University of Washington
by Carla McLean, King County Library System
by Kirsten Anne Edwards, King County Library System
by Nicole Campbell, Washington State University at Vancouver
by Pat Stainbrook, University of Washington
by Brian Soneda, Mid-Columbia Library
by Bonnie Taylor, Mid-Columbia Library
by Esta Anderson, Everett Public Library
by Mary Wise, Central Washington University Library
by John Sheller
by Cameron A. Johnson
by Angelina Benedetti
by Catherine Lord
by Nancy Pearl