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WSL Updates for April 30, 2015

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

Volume 11, April 30, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WSL SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL

2) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS RELEASED

3) NOW HEAR THIS: LESSONS IN MUSIC ADVISORY WEBINAR

4) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

5) CONFERENCES AHEAD

6) HELP FOR THE SMALLEST

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for April 16, 2015

April 16th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, April 16, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) YOU’VE GOT THE LEGOS® – DID THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIES

4) BURNOUT OR BOUNCE BACK INCOL WORKSHOP

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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New Digital Collection: Colville National Forest

April 15th, 2015 Evan Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding No Comments »

The Washington Rural Heritage project recently went live with a new digital collection from the northeast corner of our state. The Colville National Forest Collection provides access to a sampling of the archival photos, maps, and documents held by the Heritage Department at Colville National Forest Headquarters in Stevens County.

Of particular note are the photos of fire lookouts that once dotted the mountaintops of the Kettle River and Selkirk Mountain Ranges. These photos have been geo-referenced and placed on a “Story Map” so that users can fly from peak to peak, getting a glimpse of the varied lookout tower styles  as well as truly stunning panoramic photographs taken from the lookouts themselves—once important tools to the fire spotters that occupied the lookouts. Because most of these photos were produced by the U.S. Federal Government, they are in the public domain.

The collection represents a collaborative digitization project undertaken in 2014-2015 by the Colville National Forest and Libraries of Stevens County. According to Colville National Forest spokesman, Franklin Pemberton, “We love the idea of people having access to [the documents] – for research or for student projects. They capture the heritage of Northeast Washington before photos were widely available to average citizens.”

The Washington Rural Heritage project serves public and tribal libraries throughout Washington, as well as partnering organizations such as museums, local government, and schools. Headquartered at the Washington State Library (Office of the Secretary of State), the project is supported with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project’s 2015-2016 digitization grant cycle is currently accepting applications from eligible insitutions. To find out how your organization can participate in this statewide digitization initiative, please contact Digital Repository Librarian Evan Robb at evan.robb@sos.wa.gov.

 

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WSL Updates for March 26, 2015

March 25th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 26, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR APRIL 7

2) RETURN TO RELEVANCE WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION OPEN

3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

4) WASHINGTON LIFE SCIENCE & GLOBAL HEALTH CENTER

5) CHARITY & NONPROFIT TRAINING SESSIONS

6) GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 19, 2015

March 18th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 19, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) THREE GRANT CYCLES OPEN – $$$

2) WELL FED & WELL READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

3) DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT$

4) DISABILITY LANGUAGE AND ETIQUETTE FOR LIBRARIES WORKSHOP

5) FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE SKILLS EXAMS

6) FY2015 E-RATE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 12, 2015

March 12th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, March 12, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

2) RECORDED BOOKS ONECLICK RENEWALS

3) SAN JUAN ISLAND LIBRARY WINS AWARD

4) STORYCORPS COMES TO NISQUALLY

5) WELL-FED & WELL-READ – SUMMER MEAL SITES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 26, 2015

February 25th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, February 26, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAY ORAL HISTORY WEBINAR

2) WELL-FED & WELL READ: SUMMER MEAL SITES

3) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

4) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES

5) PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORIANS GUILD CONFERENCE

6) PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP PILOTS FOR DISCONNECTED YOUTH

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 22, 2015

January 22nd, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 22, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

2) 2015 WLA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

3) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

4) IMLS ANNOUNCES SPARKS! IGNITION LIBRARY GRANTS

5) COMING SOON IN OREGON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 8, 2015

January 7th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, January 08, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) PRIMARY DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON WSL WEBSITE

2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

3) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

4) IMLS ANNOUNCES SPARKS! IGNITION LIBRARY GRANTS

5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for December 11, 2014

December 11th, 2014 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, December 11, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) INVITATION TO E-RATE PROGRAM WEBINARS

2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

3) ANNUAL iYOUTH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

4) NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT HIGHLINE COLLEGE

5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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