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WSL Updates for October 24, 2013

Volume 9, October 24, 2013 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SEEKING VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM INNOVATIVE LIBRARIES

2) SMALL AND/OR RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE AWARD

3) 2014 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK GRANT

4) TAKE THE DIGITAL INCLUSION SURVEY

5) 2014 MOVERS & SHAKERS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) SEEKING VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM INNOVATIVE LIBRARIES

If your library uses federal funding to provide robust library services, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office wants to hear from you. The ALA Washington Office is producing a series of videos that will educate legislators and policymakers about the benefits of federal funding programs, such as the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and needs unedited video footage showcasing innovative and effective library services funded by federal program dollars. Examples of federally-funded services include:

  • Assistive devices for people with disabilities;
  • Computer literacy programs and new equipment;
  • Digital content collections (including e-books);
  • E-government services;
  • Family literacy classes;
  • Homework help and mentoring programs;
  • Internet access;
  • Job assistance.

ALA would also like to see footage from library patrons who have been helped by innovative federally-funded library services (if permission has been granted by interview subjects). The Washington Office expects to release the videos during the 2014 National Library Legislative Day. If you have videos available for this project, please send them to ALA Washington Press Officer Jazzy Wright at jwright@alawash.org no later than Friday, November 15, 2013.

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2) SMALL AND/OR RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE AWARD

The EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award provides recognition and a $1,000 honorarium to a public library, serving a population of 10,000 or less, that demonstrates excellence of service to its community as exemplified by an overall service program or a special program of significant accomplishment. The award honors a public library for all or any of the following:

  • Uniqueness of service of program;
  • Impact of program or service on community;
  • How the service or program will affect the future of the library and its community.

Only one library shall receive this annual recognition, which is sponsored by the Public Library Association and EBSCO Information Services. For additional information or to nominate a library for this award, go to sos.wa.gov/q/RuralAward. The nomination period closes on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. PST.

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3) 2014 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK GRANT

Today’s libraries are modern community centers, places of learning, and sources of information and entertainment. U.S. libraries of all types are invited to apply for the 2014 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant that will award $3,000 to the best public awareness campaign promoting the theme Lives change @ your library during National Library Week (April 13 – 19, 2014). This grant is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing and administered by the ALA Public Awareness Committee to support a single library’s public outreach efforts during National Library Week (April 13 – 19, 2014).

For additional information, including the grant application form and guidelines, go to sos.wa.gov/q/NLWGrant. Questions? Call 800.545.2433, ext. 2148 or e-mail mmcfarlane@ala.org. Applications are due no later than Friday, November 8, 2013.

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4) TAKE THE DIGITAL INCLUSION SURVEY

The Digital Inclusion Survey, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and conducted by the American Library Association and the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland College Park in partnership with the International City/County Management Association, will provide valuable new data for advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.

All public libraries are encouraged to participate in the Survey, which will allow them to:

  • Use interactive tools to view the library in context with community-level data, including poverty and unemployment rates, household income, education levels, and English proficiency;
  • Identify opportunities to improve library services and resources based on community needs and demographics;
  • Articulate how the library helps build a digitally inclusive community, supporting 21st century workforce development, digital literacy, education, and a healthy community;
  • Communicate with decision makers about the value of the library’s technology-enabled services and resources.

For more information or to take the survey, go to digitalinclusion.umd.edu. The survey closes on Friday, November 5, 2013.

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5) 2014 MOVERS & SHAKERS

Do you know someone in the library field who is innovative, creative, and making a difference? The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying the emerging leaders in the library world. The 13th annual round of Movers and Shakers will profile 50 or more outstanding individuals from around the world. From librarians, to vendors, to others who work in the library field, Movers and Shakers 2014 will celebrate the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead.

To find out more or to nominate someone, go to sos.wa.gov/q/LJShakers2014. If you prefer e-mail over an electronic form submission, please e-mail LJinfo@mediasourceinc.com. Nominations are due by Saturday, November 2, 2013.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 28:

  • Win Friends and Influence People (InSync Training); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;

Tuesday, October 29:

  • Techniques and Tips for Serving Children with the Most Significant Needs (AbleNet University); 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ATNeeds;
  • Red-Hot Crime for the Coldest Months (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/RedHot;
  • Must-Have Resources on International Development and Emerging Markets (World Bank/Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LJ29Oct;
  • The Power of the Welcome Series (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPWPower;

Wednesday, October 30:

  • Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Tinkers, Printers & Makers, A Makerspace in the Library (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NComp30Oct;
  • Accountability from Top to Bottom (AMA) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • DAMification (DAM = Digital Asset Management) (Henry Stewart Group/Cognizant); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/DAM30Oct;
  • Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: oreillynet.com/pub/e/2878;
  • Four Great Hormones to Stimulate Well-Being (Nonprofit Webinars); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW30Oct;
  • 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series: Housing Vacancies and Homeownership (HVS) (U.S. Census Bureau); 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/CensusEd;
  • Creative Funding Ideas for Assistive Technology (Accessible Technology Coalition); 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ATCFund;
  • Learn How to Learn Online (InSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LHTLO;
  • Ready for Reading: New Early Literacy Resources (Upstart/Free Spirit/School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/SLJReady;
  • Asking Rights (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPWAsking;

Thursday, October 31:

  • Evaluate ebook Performance: Optimizing Digital Collections with collectionHQ (collectionHQ/Library Journal); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LJ31Oct;
  • Staff Technology Skills: Creating a learning environment (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;

Friday, November 1:

  • Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of News Readers (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TineNews;
  • Town Hall Meeting on Emerging Instructional Technology and Design with AJ Kelton (San Jose State University SLIS); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/Fall2013SJSU.

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

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