Judge Richard Eadie honored

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Judge Richard Eadie
with Richmond Beach Librarian Anina Coder Sill
Photo by Devon Vose Rickabaugh

By Devon Vose Rickabaugh

On Monday January 9 Judge Richard Eadie was honored for his ten years of service as president of the King County Library Board. 

Shoreline city Mayor Keith McGlashan presented Judge Eadie with a letter of appreciation and King County Councilman Bob Ferguson said how important the library system is to the county and thanked the Judge. 

Judge Eadie said, “ Libraries are the gateway to the community. They provide meeting places and access to to the internet for those who have none.” He said he had gotten a lot out of his time on the board. 

You have to be fast to get to the cake
Photo by Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Cake and punch were served to a small crowd including the Friends of Shoreline Library, Friends of Richmond Beach Library and Shoreline Library Board in the Shoreline City Hall lobby.

Ten years of accomplishments on the KCLB

Mayor McGlashan's letter, read on behalf of the City Council, Library Board, and citizens of Shoreline, listed major accomplishments during Judge Eadie's ten years of service on the King County Library Board:
  • Voter approval of a $172 million capital bond measure by a resounding 63.57%; 
  • Implementation of the new Automated Materials Handling system in 2005; 
  • Receiving prestigious National Leadership Grant of nearly $1 million from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; 
  • KCLS honored as the 2011 Library of the Year by Library Journal and Gale/Cengage Learning; and 
  • Approval and implementation of KCLS’s Future Services Strategy.

Updated 1-11-2012 7:22am

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