Workshops and Seminars

In the spring of 1961, as the result of a proposal made by Betty Groff Hollibaugh of Richland, WA, the first two-day workshop was held on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.

Following the second annual workshop, Seattle area librarians extended the program to include annual seminars and the more frequent informal roundtables.

The Network Expands

In 1970, clinics were added. Rannie Hanger worked with the interested people of Vancouver, BC and Richland, WA to develop the same program regionally. Later, Connie Soth of Beaverton, OR introduced programs in the Portland area; Jackie Pitzell in the Tacoma area; Mrs. Robert Grosklaus in the Vancouver, WA area.


On June 8, 1967, at the seventh annual workshop held at Pacific Lutheran University, the Association adopted a Constitution and Bylaws. In 1972, the Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Washington.