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WSL Updates for July 4, 2013

Volume 9, July 4, 2013 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) EVENTS FOR (ALMOST) EVERYONE

2) WORLDSHARE ILL UPDATE & TRAINING

3) LAST CALL FOR IPAD TABLET LAB GRANT APPLICATIONS

4) REGISTER BY JULY 8 FOR WMLA ANNUAL MEETING

5) DUST, DROUGHT, AND DREAMS GONE DRY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) EVENTS FOR (ALMOST) EVERYONE

Events can be an excellent way to connect with patrons, volunteers, your partnering organizations, and your surrounding neighborhood. They build good will, spread the word about your services, and add to your list of successes. But with a limited budget, what can you do? Come to the next First Tuesdays program, Events for (Almost) Everyone, where David Junius of the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, will share the rudiments of low- or no-cost events for which the idea and spirit behind them are as important as their successful execution.

This free online webinar will take place on July 9, 2013, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit sos.wa.gov/q/tuesdays. For instructions on joining the presentation, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays.

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2) WORLDSHARE ILL UPDATE & TRAINING

OCLC’s new resource sharing service, WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan, now has new features including 2-per-page printing of book straps and requests. Members of Washington OCLC Group Services have the unique opportunity participate in a managed migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing to the new service. It’s important to take advantage of this opportunity for training in the new service before access to WorldCat Resource Sharing ends in December.

If your library has not already registered for WorldShare ILL, please register at sos.wa.gov/q/WA-ILL-Form. Training for Washington libraries will be held at 11 a.m. Pacific Time as follows:

To learn more, consider viewing a webinar recording that provides an overview of new and upcoming WorldShare ILL enhancements. The program also included a chat with OCLC’s WorldShare ILL team about effective use of the service, best practices, and plans for its ongoing enhancement and expansion. The recording is available at sos.wa.gov/q/ILL-Enhance. Also visit sos.wa.gov/q/WayfinderNews for more links and information, including additional archived webinars and self-paced training options.

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3) LAST CALL FOR IPAD TABLET LAB GRANT APPLICATIONS

The purpose of the iPad Tablet Lab grant cycle is to provide iPad tablet training labs, each consisting of 10 Apple iPad tablets, a Bretford PowerSync charging tray, and covers for each tablet, to 15 qualifying libraries in state-funded K-12 schools and/or community and technical colleges in Washington State. The training labs may be used to support a variety of trainings and other library services including, but not limited to, providing educational support and access to online resources.

Awarding of grants will be weighted to ensure equitable geographic disbursement of labs across the state. Potential awardees should have the ability to use and maintain the equipment. For K-12 schools, preference will be given to schools with the highest level of participation in the USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This grant cycle is supported with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds and includes the purchase of equipment that provides access to the Internet. All qualifying K-12 schools in Washington State that can provide certification of compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) may apply. CIPA certification is not required for participation by community and technical college applicants.

For grant guidelines and the application form, go to sos.wa.gov/q/iLab. Apply now! Grant applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. PDT, Friday, July 12, 2013.

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4) REGISTER BY JULY 8 FOR WMLA ANNUAL MEETING

All Washington library staff are invited to register for the 2013 Washington Medical Libraries Association Annual Meeting and Conference, which provides a great environment for continuing education, vendor evaluation, and professional networking. The theme of this year’s conference is “Get Your Geek On!” The lineup of speakers and topic are relevant to public libraries as well as health libraries. 

  • When: Friday, July 12, 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT;
  • Where: Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore;
  • Registration deadline: Monday, July 8, 2013;
  • Cost ranges from $15 to $50 and includes vegetarian lunch and continental breakfast sponsored by EBSCO.

For more information and to register, go to www.wmla.org.

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5) DUST, DROUGHT, AND DREAMS GONE DRY

ALA’s Public Programs Office invites applications from public, academic, and special libraries for Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry, a traveling exhibition made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit occupies 300 square feet and consists of a series of programs designed to help public audiences engage in discussions about the human and ecological consequences of one of America’s most disastrous environmental experiences. Twenty-five sites will be selected to host the exhibit and will each receive a grant of $1,200 for expenses related to exhibit programs. For more information and to apply, visit sos.wa.gov/q/Dust.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, July 8:

  • The 3 P’s in Strategic Planning for the Virtual Classroom (InSync); 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ725;

Tuesday, July 9:

  • Going Digital (LYRASIS); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • First Tuesdays: Events for (Almost) Everyone (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Teach Keyboarding! (Accessible Technology Coalition); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/keyboard;
  • How to Build Websites Like Hollywood Builds Movies (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;
  • The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/vm9July;
  • OneClickdigital – Downloadable Audiobooks (Recorded Books); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/1Click9July;

Wednesday, July 10:

  • Learning in the Learning Commons: How UNK Moved Out of the Silos and into a Dance Hall (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye to Achieve Professional and Personal Success (AMA); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • jQuery: Mobile Sites That Feel Like Apps (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ726;
  • Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/vm10July;
  • Five Clicks (or Fewer) to Census Data: Navigating the latest release of the American FactFinder – Part 1 (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • 3D Printing for Everyone (O’Reilly Community); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT;

Thursday, July 11:

  • Location, Location, Location: Mastering HTML 5 Geolocation (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant (U.S. Census Bureau); 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT;
  • My Research & RefWorks: Perfect Together (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ727;
  • From Complex to Simple: How to Make Hard Subjects Easy Through Story-Based Learning (Training Magazine Network); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN11July;
  • Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/vm11July;

Friday, July 12:

  • Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.

For more information and to register (for those not linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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