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WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

Volume 6, December 2, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – GETTING THE WORD TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

2) CARE OF PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS

3) SPEED-DATING FOR GRANTMAKERS

4) TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATE JEWISH ARTISTS

5) GRANTS TO AMERICA’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FIRST TUESDAYS – GETTING THE WORD TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

Brian Zylstra works for the Secretary of State’s communications office and has considerable experience in getting messages out to specific target audiences. He will share tips and tricks for how to use both new and old media in this upcoming free First Tuesday webinar.

Tuesday, December 7, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST. Use this link to join the webinar: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/FirstTuesdays.

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2) CARE OF PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS

More than 3,000 libraries, museums, and archives now have the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a set of collections care resources designed to assist small institutions in caring for their collections. While rich with information, the Bookshelf can be challenging to navigate. Kristen Laise, who organized the selection of the Bookshelf texts and prepared the User’s Guide, will lead participants through means to find the information they need in the Bookshelf and its companion Guide to Online Resources.

Julie Page, a librarian, consultant, and expert on emergency preparedness, Jean-Louis Bigourdan, a contributor to the IPI Media Storage Quick Reference, and MJ Davis, a paper conservator who consults regularly with small museums, libraries, and archives, will answer questions about steps you can take at your own institutions.

The full title of this session is “Getting the Most from Your Bookshelf: Care of Paper, Photographs, and Audiovisual Collections.” Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PST. To register for this free webinar, visit learningtimesevents.org/c2c/. Sponsored by IMLS (the Institute for Library and Museum Services).

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3) SPEED-DATING FOR GRANTMAKERS

Do you want to know more about fundraising and applying for grants for your community-based organization or coalition? Do you want funders to know more about your organization’s work? If so, come to the Youth Focused Grantmaker-Grantee Exchange. There will be a wide variety of funders present at this NO-ASK event, which will allow attendees to interact with different grantmakers in four 20-minute sessions. The morning will conclude with a presentation by the Community Center for Education Results on a new community partnership, “Road Map to Educational Success” project, inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone, which focuses on significantly increasing student achievement from cradle to career in South Seattle and South King County.

Date: Friday, December 10, 2010. Time: 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Place: Seattle Central Library, WaMu Room, Level 4, Room 1. To register, go to www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/Grantmakers.

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4) TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATE JEWISH ARTISTS

The ALA Public Programs Office is pleased to announce three new traveling exhibits focusing on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of America and the world through their lives and work. Libraries are invited to apply to host a traveling exhibition on one of three subjects:

  • In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak;
  • Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience;
  • A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965.

Successful applicants will host one traveling exhibition for a six-week period between April 2011 and February 2012 and receive programming and technical support from the ALA Public Programs Office. Participating libraries are expected to present at least two free public programs for adults on themes related to the exhibitions. All showings of the exhibition must be free and open to the public. Each of the exhibits requires at least 200 square feet of display space.

Public, academic, and special libraries, including museum libraries and Jewish community centers, are invited to apply by January 24, 2011. More information about the exhibitions, including guidelines and the online application, is available at www.ala.org/jewishartists. For questions, contact the ALA Public Programs Office at publicprograms@ala.org.

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5) GRANTS TO AMERICA’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. The Division of Public Programs supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways. These grants should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages.

Eligible institutions include, but are not limited to, public, school, academic, and research libraries; museums; disciplinary and professional associations; cultural institutions; state humanities councils; and institutions of higher learning.

NEH offers both planning and implementation grants that support activities such as:

  • long-term exhibitions at one institution;
  • interpretive websites or other digital formats;
  • interpretation of historic places or areas;
  • reading and discussion programs;
  • other project formats that creatively engage audiences in humanities ideas.

The proposal deadline for projects beginning in October 2011 is January 12, 2011. For more information, use this shortcut link: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/NEH-a.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 6:

  • Building Community Partnerships (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;

Tuesday, December 7:

  • Beads, Bulbs, and Books: Bringing Home and Garden into the Library (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • Video Book Trailers as a Way to Connect Kids to Books (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;

Wednesday, December 8:

  • Connect More Users to More Content with WorldCat Local (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: registration.oclc.org/reg/?pc=WCL101208;
  • Facebook Causes Case Study: WWF (Common Knowledge); 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. PST;
  • Turning Customers into Champions: Marketing as a Team Sport (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;
  • Lerner Publishing Group’s Spring 2011 Librarian Preview (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;

Thursday, December 9:

  • Tech Tools with Tine (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • Competency Cavalcade (WebJunction); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST;
  • Getting the Most from Your Bookshelf: Care of Paper, Photographs, and Audiovisual Collections (IMLS); 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PST (See Item 2, above);
  • Winning Grants (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • User Experience Design for Web Services (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;

Friday, December 10:

  • The Road to CIVILITY: Implementing a Choose Civility Initiative (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • New ProQuest Platform FAQs (ProQuest); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST.

All of these sessions are online; providers are listed in parentheses. For registration links and more information on these events (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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2 Responses to “WSL Updates for December 2, 2010”

  1. Mars Rasheed Says:

    Brian Zylstras webinar was really good!

  2. Thanks, Mars, we’re so glad you enjoyed it. Let us know if you want similar sorts of events in the future, we’re always happy to have some input!

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