I am aware that all messages on this list go to the entire list so I want to start here but hope that anyone interested in the conversation will respond to me personally [log in to unmask] and I will start an email thread with only the parties that are interested.
We are exploring ideas in Washington to become self-supporting next year. I would love to connect with other states that are already doing this to hear your thoughts and what has and has not worked for you. Our idea right now is to see if we can work with one of our teacher colleges to identify a future teacher- maybe an English teacher- and offer a stipend to make the first two cuts of the letters. Washington in the past has had over 3000 letters so we need outside help to process and this seemed like a way to both get that help and to also expose future teachers to the contest.
Anyway please let me know if you are interested in being part of the discussion.
NONO BURLING, Outreach Librarian
Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State
6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, Washington
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