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WSL Updates for April 28, 2016

April 27th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 28, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) MEMOIR WRITING FOR ADULTS WEBINAR

2) RELEASE THE ROBOTS

3) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES – THE VIEWS2 WAY

4) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANT CYCLE OPENS

5) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPEN

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for April 21, 2016

April 21st, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Letters About Literature, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 21, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RELEASE THE ROBOTS

2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2016

3) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES – THE VIEWS2 WAY

4) SEE YOU AT WLA

5) US DOE ACCEPTING GRANT PROPOSALS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Springtime is grant time at WSL!

April 18th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding No Comments »

From the desk of Maura Walsh, WSL’s Grant Manager

grants

Washington State Library has the task of helping distribute funds. We’re accepting applications for four different grants right now. We’d love to help your library share in this funding. Look at the programs below. Each title is a link to more information and applications. Please contact WSLgrants@sos.wa.gov if you have more questions.

Digital Literacy

Help your community find and use quality information. We support projects to help your library users get special skills. These can include projects for underserved populations, projects to introduce new technology and projects that can develop new skills. Public, academic, tribal, and school libraries can apply. Please apply by May 26, 2016.

Metadata Enhancement & Remediation Grant—Pilot Project 2016

This is a grant designed to help institutions prepare their collections for launching or placement on other platforms by meeting Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) requirements. Our goal is to help make your materials more accessible and to help use best practices for your digital collections. This is to support public, academic, and tribal libraries in remediating, re-cataloging, and/or enhancing digital collection records currently available to the public through digital library and digital repository systems. The applications are due by June 10, 2016.

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Today everyone needs technology just to apply for a job or stay competitive. We’re trying to help bridge the technology skills gap. If your college or library is an Imagine Academy Program Member, we have special funds available now. We can provide up to $3,000 for supporting materials. You can also use the funds for publicity. Or they can help with salaries. The opening for these funds is April 7, 2016.

Professional development (PD)

Would you like to send your library staff to a special conference? Would you like to bring a trainer to your library? WSL designed our PD grants to help. Every qualified library, system, or district can apply for up to 75% of what is spent. This can include transportation, lodging and registration. Apply for this grant year-round.

Refreshing School Libraries to Engage Students

Recent data showed the average copyright of many school collections is over 20 years old. WSL wants to help school libraries update nonfiction collections. WSL will provide grants of $1,000 to school libraries for buying nonfiction books. If awarded a grant, teacher librarians will be able to select the books they wish through their normal channels. They may choose to purchase processed, shelf-ready books if they want, but the grant limit is still $1,000. WSL will reimburse schools for their purchases. Applications for this grant are due by May 10, 2016.

Washington Rural Heritage

What’s interesting or unique about your area’s history? What do you want to be able to share easily today and tomorrow? This program helps public and tribal libraries create historical digital collections. You actually digitize your treasures locally with our expert help. These can be objects and documents. Then they become part of the Washington Rural Heritage collection. Your library can collaborate with other groups in your community.  Applications are due by May 25, 2016

 

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WSL Updates for April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 14, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Enjoy this GRANTZILLA issue of WSL Updates!

Topics include:

1) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANT CYCLE OPENS

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

3) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPEN

4) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION PROJECT GRANTS

5) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION for April 11, 2016

April 11th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Please note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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WSL Updates for April 7, 2016

April 7th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 7, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW WSL PILOT PROJECT

2) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPENS

3) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

4) FREE SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES WORKSHOPS WITH SAROJ GHOTING

5) 2016 NORTHWEST ELEARN CONFERENCE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 10, 2016

March 10th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, March 10, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STAR_Net Webinar Series Begins

2) STATEWIDE DATABASE LICENSING RFP RELEASED

3) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

4) PREPARE FOR DISASTER

5) CONFERENCE PROPOSALS WANTED

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 3, 2016

March 2nd, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library No Comments »

Volume 12, March 3, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STATEWIDE DATABASE LICENSING RFP RELEASED

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

4) ARMS OPEN WIDE: LIBRARY OUTREACH TO CUSTOMERS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES

5) STAR_Net Webinar Series Announced

6) NN/LM PNR TRAINING OFFERINGS

7) CONFERENCES, ANYONE?

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 7, 2016

January 6th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Letters About Literature, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, January 7, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) REFERENCE TRIAGE WEBINAR

2) GAINING STEAM WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3®

3) FREE RESOURCES FOR WASHINGTON EDUCATORS

4) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST

5) LATEST WORKSOURCEWA.COM NEWS

6) FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNTIES

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for December 31, 2015

December 30th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, December 31, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include:

1) GAINING STEAM WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3®

2) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

3) WORKSOURCEWA.COM IS COMING

4) APPROPRIATION BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

5) FEDERAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

6) 2016 WALE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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