A New Year at KCLS

On January 16, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary as KCLS’ Executive Director, a wide-ranging job in more ways than one. Coming from New York City, where I rarely needed a car, I’ve been struck by the sheer size of King County during visits to our community libraries. From Skykomish and Richmond Beach in the…
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

Each week, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shares a list of the top titles sold in independent bookstores around the region. Curious about what your neighbors are reading now? Here are this week's hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. PNW Indie Fiction Bestsellers Kingdom of the Blind Unsheltered There There The Overstory The Travelling Cat Chronicles…
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Get Started with ACA Certification

ACA certification provides a foundation for success by validating your digital creative skills in web design and development workspaces. Certifications available for Animate, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Earn three Adobe Verified Association certifications and you will receive an ACA Specialist certificate for Web or Visual Design. Learn more here. Note: ACA exams…
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Get Started with MOS Certification

Improve your résumé with a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 Certification. Office Software is used in schools and across all job sectors, so certification is an excellent way to prove your skills to a teacher or employer. KCLS provides learning and practice resources, as well as free certification exam sessions, so get on the pathway to…
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Get Started with MTA Certification

Explore three different MTA Certification tracks: Database, Developer, and IT Infrastructure. KCLS offers premium study resources and free exam sessions for each track. Pathway to MTA Certifications at KCLS Select an MTA track below that you will pursue. Take the corresponding online courses linked below each exam name. Get GMetrix practice exam access free through…
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New Year, New Books

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're celebrating the New Year! Read more in 2019 with tips from librarians, get a sneak peek at the most anticipated books that will be released in the new year, discover books to help you meet your new year resolutions and hear our announcement of new reading challenge categories to inspire you to read more broadly.
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

Each week, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shares a list of the top titles sold in independent bookstores around the region. Curious about what your neighbors are reading now? Here are this week's hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers.   PNW Indie Fiction Bestsellers Kingdom of the Blind Unsheltered The Overstory There There Fire & Blood…
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