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WSL Updates for April 17, 2014

April 17th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) FREE WORKSHOP – LEADING WITHOUT AUTHORITY

2) CHANGE OF WSL LSTA GRANTS MANAGER

3) NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

4) SOCIALIZE WITH SOUTH SOUND LIBRARIANS

5) FINDING FUNDING FOR PRESERVATION

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for April 10, 2014

April 9th, 2014 Will Stuivenga Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) DISASTER RELIEF GRANTS

2) SENIORS – ANOTHER KIND OF DIGITAL DIVIDE

3) DÍA! DIVERSITY IN ACTION

4) CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

5) 2014 TEENS’ TOP TEN GIVEAWAY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) DISASTER RELIEF GRANTS

The Libri Foundation is offering a limited number of special non-matching BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants to libraries serving rural communities affected by recent hurricanes, floods, or other natural disasters. Libraries receiving these grants will be able to select $700 worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books from the Foundation’s 600-title booklist. No local matching funds are required. Libraries will be qualified on an individual basis.

In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children’s department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000.

Application packets for these special grants may be requested by mail, telephone, or fax from The Libri Foundation. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, May 15, 2014. Grants will be awarded Saturday, May 31, 2014. Information about the Disaster Relief Grants is available at www.librifoundation.org/relief.html. Contact information for the Libri Foundation may be found by visiting librifoundation.org.

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2) SENIORS – ANOTHER KIND OF DIGITAL DIVIDE

America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. The report, Older Adults and Technology Use, takes advantage of a particularly large survey to examine both technology use by Americans ages 65 or older compared to the rest of the population, as well as usage within the senior population.

Two different groups of older Americans emerge: The first group (which leans toward younger, more highly educated, or more affluent seniors) has relatively substantial technology assets, and also has a positive view toward the benefits of online platforms. The other (which tends to be older and less affluent, often with significant challenges with health or disability) is largely disconnected from the world of digital tools and services, both physically and psychologically.

As the internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting Americans of all ages to news and information, government services, health resources, and opportunities for social support, these divisions are noteworthy—particularly for the many organizations (such as libraries) and individual caregivers who serve the older adult population.

To read a summary of findings, or access the entire report, visit sos.wa.gov/q/Pew-Seniors.

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3) DÍA! DIVERSITY IN ACTION

It’s April – time to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures. As part of the celebrations, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, is offering numerous free Día resources to download including:

  • Webinars;
  • Press Kits;
  • Día Family Book Club Toolkit;
  • Posters;
  • Resource Guide.

Register your 2014 programs at the new Día website and you will help build a searchable database that will enable you to share your program information with other librarians and members of the public interested in learning more about Día programs happening around the country. Libraries that register will also receive Día stickers, buttons and bookmarks (while supplies last).

For more information on Día and to add your program to the database, visit dia.ala.org.

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4) CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Their stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) is the perfect opportunity to encourage your community to tell the story of how the library has changed their lives. All participants will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a Kindle Fire, so encourage your library lovers to start tweeting, snapping photos, and sharing their stories today by visiting sos.wa.gov/q/stories.

ALA’s Campaign for America’s Libraries has a variety of tools and ideas to help you promote the 2014 theme of “Lives change @ your library.” Promotional materials include a sample op-ed, proclamation, press release and scripts for use in radio ads. Visit ala.org/NLW.

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

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5) 2014 TEENS’ TOP TEN GIVEAWAY

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA, is giving away 40 sets of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees to libraries in need. Qualified libraries can apply now through May 1 for a chance to win a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominated titles. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. For more information about the giveaway, and the Teens’ Top Ten, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers age 12 to 18 will vote online between August and Teen Read Week in October.

This year, new teen book groups will be selected to be the nominators for future Teens’ Top Ten lists. The book groups will serve during the 2015-2016 term. For more information and to apply, visit the Teens’ Top Ten website using the link above.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, April 14:

  • ProQuest Research Library – With so many publications, how do you find the right one to search? (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1017;
  • Common Core and ProQuest Resources (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1013;
  • eLibrary for Schools (ProQuest); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1014;

Tuesday, April 15:

  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1012;
  • Managing patron-initiated ILL requests in WorldCat Discovery (OCLC); 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC15Apr;
  • The Power of the PowerLink 4 Control Unit (AbleNet University); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ANU15Apr;
  • Bozarthzone! Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BZ15Apr;
  • The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for Spring 2014 (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BL15Apr;
  • The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VM15Apr;
  • LGBTQ Book Buzz (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LGBTQBuzz;
  • Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – Part 1 of 2 (Texas State Library); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TSL15Apr;
  • ProQuest Research Library and K12 Central (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1015;
  • SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1016;

Wednesday, April 16:

  • NCompass Live: Killing Dewey (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NComp16Apr;
  • Becoming a Valued Player: A Toolkit for Personal and Professional Success (AMA); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/AMA16Apr;
  • QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology) Session 8: Professional Development and Training in AT (Assistive Technology) (AbleNet University); 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/QIAT8;
  • Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good16Apr;
  • Andy Griffiths Book Talk (School Library Journal/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/SLJAndy;
  • WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Print Collections (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC16Apr;
  • From Baby to Preschooler: Early Childhood Health Resources (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/Info16Apr;
  • Grantwriters as Strategic Leaders: Your Crucial Role (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good16AprPM;
  • Clinical Trials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, PNR, RML); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/RML;

Thursday, April 17:

  • The Supercharged Management System (Heritage Preservation); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/HPSuper;
  • Creating Interactive Videos from Really Boring Talking Heads, Lectures and Demo Videos (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN17Apr;
  • Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants in the Classroom: What do Educators Need to Know? (AbleNet University); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ANU17Apr;
  • Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VM17Apr;
  • Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know about Nonprofit Tax Law (GuideStar); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/taxlaw;
  • Who’s Using WorldShare ILL Now? Practical advice from real users (OCLC); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC17Apr;
  • Decision making: Crystal Ball or Magic 8 Ball? (Colorado State Library); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT: cslinsession.cvlsites.org.

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WSL Updates for April 3, 2014

April 3rd, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) APPLY FOR DIGITAL LITERACY GRANTS

2) OPEN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

3) CALL FOR SPEAKERS FOR INTERNET@SCHOOLS

4) MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

5) BOOKS FOR CHILDREN GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 27, 2014

April 1st, 2014 Will Stuivenga Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) SECURITY IN THE LIBRARY IS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE

2) SCHOOL LIBRARIANS – SHARE YOUR STORIES!

3) LEMONY SNICKET ADVERSITY AWARD

4) ACRL CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

5) ALA DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) SECURITY IN THE LIBRARY IS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE

How safe is your library? Do you have sufficient controls in place to protect your collections? Do you know what you should do to protect staff and patrons from harm? Come to next week’s First Tuesdays webinar, Security in the Library, where Brent Martin of First Response Consulting will share information on security as well as how to recognize someone under the influence. First Response Consulting specializes in teaching classes in First Aid, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms & Gun Safety in the Yakima area.

Designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation, which will take place on April 1, 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PDT, 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) SCHOOL LIBRARIANS – SHARE YOUR STORIES!

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of ALA, and ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) seek stories about parents and students who advocate for their school libraries. Stories shared will help AASL and OLA spread examples of parent and/or student advocacy to stakeholders nationally.

Stories should demonstrate how students and parents value their school library program and the essential place it holds in developing lifelong learning. Stories may feature parents and students who have gone to extraordinary measures to save their school library program and their certified school librarian. Stories may also portray parents and students engaging in small acts of everyday advocacy in support of their school library program.

Stories may be submitted on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/stories. The deadline for submission is April 11, 2014. AASL/OLA staff may follow-up for further information.

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3) LEMONY SNICKET ADVERSITY AWARD

ALA now offers the “Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity” to recognize a librarian who “has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.” The $3,000 prize will be given from Snicket’s “disreputable gains, along with an odd, symbolic object from his private stash, as well as a certificate, which may or may not be suitable for framing.”

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler, who has written several highly acclaimed children’s books. The books often feature the author appearing as a fictional character, a writer falsely accused of crimes and sought by his enemies as well as the police. Snicket himself believes that, in much the same spirit, librarians have suffered enough. It is his hope that, “The Snicket Prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them.”

The nominee must be a librarian. The deadline for candidates to be nominated for the first year is May 1. In subsequent years, the deadline will be Dec. 1. For additional information visit sos.wa.gov/q/snicket.

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4) ACRL CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

Libraries are living ecosystems that adapt, change, and innovate to remain relevant to their users, institutions, and the broader environment of higher education. To that end, academic librarians actively strive to build a sustainable world that fosters a creative, robust community of information generators and consumers. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2015 Conference Committee invites proposals that contribute to the academic library ecosystem by sharing research and creative endeavors on the conference theme “Creating Sustainable Community.”

The ACRL 2015 conference will be held March 25-28, 2015, in Portland, Ore. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 9, 2014. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Nov. 3, 2014.

Complete details on ACRL 2015, including the full Call for Participation, may be found by visiting sos.wa.gov/q/acrl-2015. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org 312.280.2522; or Tory Ondrla at tondrla@ala.org phone 312.280.2515.

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5) ALA DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANTS

ALA’s Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity topic—including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services to diverse populations—which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science.

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and can make up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association within three months of completing their research.

The application deadline is April 30, 2014. Applicants must be current ALA members. For a complete list of the criteria, please visit: sos.wa.gov/q/diversity. Submissions should be submitted in a PDF or Word document attachment, and emailed to diversity@ala.org. To ask questions, or to inquire about possible research topics, e-mail diversity@ala.org or call 800.545.2433, ext. 5295.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 31:

  • American Indian Libraries Initiative: Making Connections (IMLS/Department of the Interior, FEDLINK); 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/IMLS31Mar;

Tuesday, April 1:

  • Mental Health First Aid (WSL); Richland Public Library, Richland, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT;
  • First Tuesdays: Security in the Library (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT; sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays
  • Have No Fear, Poetry is Here (Again!): Getting Children and Young Adults Excited about Poetry (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BL1Apr;
  • How To Create Eye-Catching Graphics For Your Nonprofit (Without Using Photoshop!) (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good1AprPM;

Wednesday, April 2:

  • NCompass Live: Fizz, Boom, Read!: Summer Reading Program 2014 (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NComp2Apr;
  • “Small Bites” Learning (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMNBites;
  • Getting ready for WorldCat Discovery (OCLC); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC2Apr;
  • When Crisis Threatens – How to Turn YOUR Organization Around (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good2Apr;
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1003;
  • Writing a Social Media Policy for Your Library (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/Info2Apr;
  • A Donor is a Terrible Thing to Lose: Secrets to Getting More and Bigger Gifts (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good2AprPM;
  • Legal Reference for Information Professionals (WSL); 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT;
  • Uncovering the Story behind the Headlines (Gale Cengage and Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LJ2Apr;

Thursday, April 3:

  • The Online Learner: Sinking or Swimming? (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;

Friday, April 4:

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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WSL Updates for March 20, 2014

March 20th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) OCLC ILL TRANSITION DEADLINES

2) 2014 RECORDED BOOKS RENEWAL

3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

4) LIBRI BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD

5) ENTER THE BEST OF SHOW COMPETITION

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 13, 2014

March 12th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) SPACES STILL AVAILABLE AT FREE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

2) YOUR INPUT NEEDED FOR NEW SALARY SURVEY

3) A SPECIAL DAY FOR BOOKMOBILES

4) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK WITH FREE WEBINARS

5) SERVING NEW AMERICANS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

1) SPACES STILL AVAILABLE AT FREE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS

WSL is currently offering a free new in-person workshop, Mental Health First Aid, which can help participants identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses and know how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

At this 8-hour workshop, led by certified instructors following a national curriculum, attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems;
  • Find resources and information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders;
  • Implement a five-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or someone already in crisis;
  • Identify where to turn for help in regard to professional, peer, and self-help resources.

All workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spaces are still available at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 1 – Richland Public Library, Richland;
  • Tuesday, June 10 – Comprehensive Mental Health Yakima, Yakima;
  • Thursday, June 19 – Whatcom County Library Processing and Administrative Office, Bellingham;
  • Monday, July 14 – Fort Vancouver Regional Library – Vancouver Branch, Vancouver;
  • Tuesday, July 29 – Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle;
  • Thursday, August 14 – Port Angeles Public Library, Port Angeles;
  • Thursday, August 21 – Whitman County Library – Colfax Library, Colfax;
  • Friday, August 22 – Spokane County Library – Moran Prairie Branch, Spokane.

Although this workshop is free, registration is required. Class size is limited to 25 participants per session and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Lunch will be provided. For additional information and to register, go to sos.wa.gov/q/MH1stAid.

2) YOUR INPUT NEEDED FOR NEW SALARY SURVEY

The editors of Library Journal (LJ) are excited to be launching a new national survey that will complement LJ’s Annual Placements & Salaries Survey, which focuses on librarians’ first job after graduation from a Masters’ program. The new survey will gather current data on library-related salaries to gain insights into compensation trends at all career levels and across all types of libraries.

Librarians and paralibrarians from all types of libraries, both traditional and alternative, are encouraged to participate in this survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Given that much of this information is sensitive in nature, all final data will be shown in aggregate form only. Median salaries for multiple positions will be published in the July issue of Library Journal.

To take the survey, go to fluidsurveys.com/s/2014-LJ-salary. Please help to make the study a success by sharing this link with colleagues in all U.S. library settings.

3) A SPECIAL DAY FOR BOOKMOBILES

National Bookmobile Day, observed this year on Wednesday, April 16, celebrates our nation’s bookmobiles and the dedicated library staff who provide this valuable and essential service to their communities. Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve – from books, magazines, and videos, to job search assistance and much more.

This day is an opportunity for bookmobiles fans to make their support known by thanking bookmobile staff, writing a letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to community leaders. Spread the word – free materials for National Bookmobile Day 2014 are now available for download including:

  • Publicity templates;
  • Logos;
  • Sticker templates;
  • Flyers;
  • Bookmarks.

For more information and free publicity materials, go to ala.org/bookmobiles. For media inquiries about National Bookmobile Day, please contact Macey Morales, Manager, Media Relations, ALA Public Information Office, at 312.280.4393, mmorales@ala.org. For general inquiries about National Bookmobile Day, please contact the ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services at 800.545.2433 x4294, or e-mail olos@ala.org. This event is coordinated by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

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4) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK WITH FREE WEBINARS

Events celebrating this year’s Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3, 2014) will be held across the country at academic, public, and special libraries. Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and workshops, including two upcoming free webinars that may be accessed by going to sos.wa.gov/q/PWWebinars:

  • April 29 – Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives;
  • May 1 – Preserving Scrapbooks.

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is also offering a free webinar in recognition of Preservation Week:

  • April 30 – Preserving Family Collections.

Additional information about this webinar and other preservation training opportunities available from NEDCC may be found by visiting sos.wa.gov/q/TrainNEDCC.

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5) SERVING NEW AMERICANS

As part of their Serving New Americans initiative, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has partnered with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to promote a number of citizenship information resources to libraries including:

  • Free Civics and Citizenship Toolkit for libraries that can be used to provide basic information to the immigrant community, develop content for classes, and train staff and volunteers;
  • Citizenship Resource Center providing educational tools and information for citizenship preparation;
  • USCIS Community Relations Contacts For Libraries;
  • Establishing a “Citizenship Corner” by providing a dedicated space for promotional materials;
  • Hosting a naturalization information session;
  • Hosting an administrative naturalization ceremony in your library.

If you are interested in exploring the options, please contact the District 20 USCIS Community Relations Officer, Christine Pool at Christine.A.Pool@uscis.dhs.gov or 206.965.4417. For more information and to link to the resources, visit sos.wa.gov/q/civicstool.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 17:

  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ904;
  • Introducción a la plataforma ProQuest (Language: Spanish) (ProQuest); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ905;
  • Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/GS17Mar;
  • Geek is the New Chic: Engaging Teens in Libraries with Technology (Colorado State Library); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/CSLChic;
  • TL (Teacher Librarians) News Night (TL Virtual Café); 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TLNews;

Tuesday, March 18:

  • OneClickdigital Staff Training – Administrative Site (Recorded Books); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/1Click18Mar;
  • Addiction and Recovery (Central Recovery Press/Hazelden Publishing Company/Library Journal); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/addiction;
  • Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success (Special Libraries Association/Aurora WDC); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BuySell;
  • Feel Like the Mobile Learning Wave has Already Left You Behind? Cut Through the Hype and Get a Real Jump Start! (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMNhype;
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/GS18Mar;
  • Geek the Library Informational Webinar (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: get.geekthelibrary.org/webinars;
  • The Must-Have Titles of 2014! (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BL18March;
  • 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/VM18Mar;
  • Research Library and PQ Central K12 (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ907;
  • #SLAtalk: The Road Less Traveled – Alternative Career Paths for Information Professionals (Special Libraries Association/New Professionals Day Ireland); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/newpath;
  • eLibrary for Schools – What’s New? (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ908;
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ909;

Wednesday, March 19:

  • Rural Broadband Workshop (FCC); 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/FCCrural.
  • NCompass Live: Book Club Kit Reviews (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NComp19Mar;
  • Scaling-Up Excellence (AMA); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/AMAScale;
  • Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good19March;
  • From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014 (Random House/Library Journal/School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/HotGraph;
  • Writing for Publication (Special Libraries Association); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/SLA19Mar;
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1000;
  • How to Use an Online Donor Funnel to Raise More Money (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good19MarchPM;
  • Leveraging Volunteer Talent for Organizational Change (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VM19Mar;
  • Building a Future-Friendly Nonprofit Board (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VMFuture;

Thursday, March 20:

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Update and Chat with the OCLC Team (OCLC); 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC20Mar;
  • Community Connections: Break with Tradition! (WebJunction/ARSL); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/WebJ20Mar;
  • Making Online Presentations Memorable (Training Magazine Network); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN20Mar;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ906;
  • What’s Happening at the Core? On Common Core 2014 (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/SLJCore.

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WSL Updates for March 6, 2014

March 6th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, March 6, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD – DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS ON MARCH 9!

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

2) DIGITAL LITERACY 2014 GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

3) FREE BOOKS FOR COMMUNITY READS OR BOOK CLUB KITS

4) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS

5) BROADBAND GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE SOON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Digital Literacy Innovation Grant Opportunity

March 5th, 2014 jfenton Posted in Articles, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Uncategorized No Comments »

diglitAre you ready to innovate in your community? Would your library like to:

  • Hold a community-wide tech fair?
  • Teach computer classes to senior citizens?
  • Recruit teen volunteers to help teach tech classes at the library?
  • Implement a video production lab with the latest technology?

If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” apply now for a Digital Literacy Grant from WSL. The purpose of this grant cycle is to provide funding to help public, academic, college, tribal, and school libraries implement Digital Literacy projects that focus on the skills and resources needed by a library’s community and its patrons. Projects should meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • Encourage the development of skills required to communicate and perform business transactions in a digital environment;
  • Use diverse technologies appropriately to retrieve quality information;
  • Support the development of skills to collaborate with others or to enhance employability in a digital and evolving world.

Digital Literacy grant applicants are urged to utilize project partners such as non-profits, hospitals, credit unions, and local businesses. Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $75,000, with a limit of $7,500 per application. It is anticipated that ten (10) or more applicants may receive awards.

Due to staffing limitations, WSL staff are not able to offer detailed one-on-one consulting on the final application. However, they are available to answer questions from potential applicants and can help them determine if they should adjust or proceed with their proposal or modify the proposal budget before expending the resources necessary to fully plan the project and prepare a full grant application.

For grant guidelines and specifics, go to sos.wa.gov/q/grants. For contact information for Digital Literacy staff, consult “Section 10″ of the guidelines. To find out more about Digital Literacy initiatives, visit sos.wa.gov/q/DLwa.

Applications deadline: Postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Digitization Grant Cycle Open for Washington Rural Heritage

February 28th, 2014 Evan Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding No Comments »

Tom Whited sings "Strawberry Roan" to guests at his dude ranch in Kittitas County. Roslyn Heritage Collection.

Tom Whited sings “The Strawberry Roan” to guests at his dude ranch in Kittitas County. Roslyn Heritage Collection.

Would your library like to digitize its historical materials and special collections? Create an online community archive of unique materials from patrons’ family collections? Partner with local historical societies and other organizations to collaboratively digitize local history resources?

Washington Rural Heritage, the Washington State Library’s statewide digitization initiative for public and tribal libraries is currently accepting grant applications for 2014-2015. A total of $50,000 in LSTA funds is available to award five (5) or more grants up to $10,000 each.  To date, more than 90 cultural institutions (including 33 libraries) throughout Washington have contributed to this growing collection of digitized primary sources.

Learn more about the project and see a full list of contributors by visiting: www.washingtonruralheritage.org/cdm/aboutwrh

The application deadline for this grant cycle is Friday, May 9, 2014. To review eligibility requirements, grant guidelines, and to download grant applications, go to: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/grants. For questions and to discuss potential projects, applicants are encouraged to contact Evan Robb, Washington Rural Heritage Project Manager, at (360) 704-5228 or evan.robb@sos.wa.gov.

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WSL Updates for February 27, 2014

February 27th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, February 27, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – STREAMLINE YOUR WEBSITE

2) IMPROVING LIBRARY SERVICES TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

3) FREE LANKES BOOK FOR DOWNLOAD

4) SECOND WEBINAR ON IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

5) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK 2014

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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