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WSL Updates for January 30, 2014

Volume 10, January 30, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – HUMANITIES WASHINGTON

2) FREE ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR NEW TRUSTEES

3) 2014 BROADBAND GRANT CYCLE

4) CAYAS VISIONARY AWARD NOMINATIONS

5) LIBRARY CE TRAINING INSTITUTE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FIRST TUESDAYS – HUMANITIES WASHINGTON

Looking for new programming ideas? Come to next week’s First Tuesdays webinar, Humanities Washington, where Zaki Abdelhamid from the private nonprofit organization, Humanities Washington, will describe resources that this organization can provide to libraries to generate new audiences, enhance adult programs, and engage a diverse group of participants in discussions about ideas that affect our lives in the state. Humanities Washington is dedicated to sparking conversation and critical thinking, using story as a catalyst, to nurture thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.

Designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation, which will take place on February 4, 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PST, lets attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. Sessions are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. 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) FREE ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR NEW TRUSTEES

Calling all new library trustees! Mark your calendar now for a free online orientation presented by WSL’s Library Development consultants, Carolyn Petersen and Diane Hutchins, who will cover:

  • Responsibilities of a board member;
  • Differences between roles of an advisory library board and a governing library board;
  • Differences between roles of the library board and the library director;
  • Open Public Meetings Act;
  • What to do when the press calls;
  • Interacting with staff;
  • Resources from the Washington State Library.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to find out about the new Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki, an online resource that provides easy access to resources that trustees need at the click of a mouse or a tap on a screen.

Webinar information:

  • When:  Thursday, February 6, 2014. Due to high demand, two sessions will be offered at the following times:
    • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST;
    • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST.
  • To register for one of the sessions, go to sos.wa.gov/q/Trustee6Feb.

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3) 2014 BROADBAND GRANT CYCLE

The Washington State Library (WSL) is pleased to announce the 2014 Broadband Grant Cycle, the purpose of which is to provide funds for public and tribal libraries to upgrade and/or add network hardware and software to take advantage of significantly enhanced broadband connectivity. Preference will be given to those libraries participating in Round One or Two ARRA Broadband (NTIA BTOP) grants awarded to the Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet). Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $100,000 with a limit of $10,000 per application. It is anticipated that 10 or more applicants may receive awards.

Application deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014. More details on this grant cycle, including guidelines, application forms, and other related materials, may be found at sos.wa.gov/q/grants. For additional information or questions, contact:

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4) CAYAS VISIONARY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 CAYAS Visionary Award, presented every year by CAYAS (Children and Young Adult Services), a WLA Interest Group (IG), to recognize an individual who, through their practice and example, provides inspiration and leadership for others who serve children and young adults in libraries.

Those eligible to be nominated for this award include staff or volunteers from public, school or special libraries. The work that qualifies an individual for nomination may include cumulated efforts over several years in the field of library service to youth, or may be a singular and exceptional effort that sets new standards for practice. The purpose of the award is not only to commend the individual who will receive it, but also to appreciate and bring attention to the remarkable and tireless efforts of all individuals who work with young people in libraries.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 28, 2014. For additional information, go to wla.org. Questions? Contact José García at jjgarcia@kcls.org or 253.931.3018.

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5) LIBRARY CE TRAINING INSTITUTE

Are you passionate about continuing education for libraries? Are you curious about new models and tools for online training development, and also eager to explore methods that reduce the cost and time involved in developing quality online learning experiences?

With the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in partnership with Infopeople, WebJunction is offering a free, 4-month training program for up to 12 seasoned trainers in public libraries who want to learn best practices for designing and delivering online learning that:

  • Takes less time and resources to produce than traditional self-paced training;
  • Makes use of existing and emerging best practices for effective learning;
  • Focuses on teamwork, sharing, and mutual support.

For additional information, go to sos.wa.gov/q/CEInstitute. All application materials must be submitted by e-mail to the attention of Megan Knapp at knappm@oclc.org by Friday, February 14, 2014.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, February 3:

Tuesday, February 4:

  • First Tuesdays: Humanities Washington (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST;
  • Immigration Resources for Public Librarians (USCIS/IMLS); 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/IMLS4Feb;
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ869;
  • Library Surveys for Success (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • OneClickdigital Staff Training – Patron Experience (Recorded Books); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/1Click4Feb;
  • Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up? (Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/LJ4Feb;
  • Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/BL4Feb;

Wednesday, February 5:

  • Knowledge Unlatched (Knowledge Unlatched); 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/KU5Feb;
  • How to Present a Webinar (ALA/ALCTS); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/ALCTS5Feb;
  • Ebook Merchandising (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;
  • Apps for Creating Video-Based Learning (AbleNet University); 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/AU5Feb;
  • Common Core Standards Align to ProQuest Resources (ProQuest); 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ872;

Thursday, February 6:

  • Knowledge Unlatched (Knowledge Unlatched); 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/1KU6Feb;
  • Knowledge Unlatched (Knowledge Unlatched); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/2KU6Feb;
  • My Research (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ870;
  • Online Trustee Orientation and Wiki Overview (WSL); 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST;
  • Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training (Training Magazine Network); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/Huggett;
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team (OCLC); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC6Feb;
  • Research Library and PQ Central K12 (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ873;
  • Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 1: The People (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/Info6Feb;
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ875;
  • eLibrary for Schools – What’s New? (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ874;
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ876;
  • Online Trustee Orientation and Wiki Overview (WSL); 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PST;

Friday, February 7:

  • Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Making Training Fun (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ871;
  • 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/EI7Feb.

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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