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WSL Updates for July 2, 2015

July 2nd, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, July 2, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SERVICE ANIMALS IN LIBRARIES: A FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

2) COMMUNICATING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE WORKSHOP

3) WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY CLOSED JULY 3, 2015

4) AWC PUBLICATIONS

5) NEW POV DOCUMENTARIES AVAILABLE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings June 26, 2015

June 26th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of June 26, 2015

Library News

Reference library opens at Lightcatcher
A new reference collection of more than 500 titles focusing on art and regional history is now accessible to the community, thanks to a partnership between Whatcom Museum, Bellingham Public Library, and donors of library materials. The Joyce Morse Reference Library is open by appointment noon to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Museum’s Lightcatcher building at 250 Flora Street. Call 360-778-8938 for an appointment. (Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 6/1/15)

Buildings

New Camano library set to open this summer (The Herald, Everett, 6/7/15)
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WSL Updates for June 25, 2015

June 24th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, June 25, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) POSSIBLE TEMPORARY FURLOUGHS ANNOUNCED

2) SERVICE ANIMALS IN LIBRARIES: A FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

3) WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY CLOSED JULY 3, 2015

4) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015 ARSL CONFERENCE

5) PNLA 2015 CONFERENCE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE ALMOST HERE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings June 19, 2015

June 19th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of June 19, 2015

Library News

Sno-Isle Libraries facilities plan
Sno-Isle Libraries is seeking consultant services to create a facilities planning document: Sno-Isle Facilities Plan, 2016-2025. Proposals are due by July 7, 2015. The consultant selected for this project will produce a plan that provides specific, realistic recommendations for Sno-Isle Libraries’ capital facilities work over the next 10 years. As part of this project, the consultant will design and conduct community engagement activities, the results of which will inform their recommendations. The consultant will also be expected to use data from a variety of sources and their own professional expertise and judgment in making their recommendations. The RFP is available at http://www.sno-isle.org/facplan. (Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, 6/9/15)
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WSL Updates for June 19, 2015 – Special Edition

June 19th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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

Special Edition – Upcoming WSL workshops

Topics include:

1) WSL WORKSHOPS – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

2) COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP

3) COMMUNICATING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE WORKSHOP

4) DIGITAL LITERACY: PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY TRAINING IN LIBRARIES

5) DISABILITY LANGUAGE AND ETIQUETTE FOR LIBRARIES WORKSHOP

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WSL Updates for June 18, 2015

June 17th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, June 18, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015 ARSL CONFERENCE

2) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

3) COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP

4) COMMUNICATING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE WORKSHOP

5) ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings June 12, 2015

June 12th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of June 12, 2015

Library News

More changes for rural library district (Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, 5/1/15)

Library district chooses Spokane is Reading choice
Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, has chosen author Emily St. John Mandel and her book “Station Eleven” for the 14th annual community reading event this fall. Spokane Is Reading will host two free appearances with Mandel on October 29. The first appearance will be at the CenterPlace Event Center in the afternoon followed by an evening appearance at The Bing Crosby Theatre. (Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park, 5/20/15)
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WSL Updates for June 11, 2015

June 10th, 2015 Will Stuivenga Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, June 11, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE WITH ZINES!

2) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

3) BOOK YOUR BANK PILOT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY

4) NORTHWEST ELEARN CONFERENCE 2015

5) JUNE IS GLBT BOOK MONTH

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE WITH ZINES!

Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is sponsoring the 1st Annual Historical Zine Contest with co-sponsors Washington State Archives and Timberland Regional Library. Participants are asked to create a zine about some aspect of Washington History.

Entries will be accepted from four age groups:

  • Grades 4-6;
  • Grades 7-9;
  • Grades 10-12;
  • Adults of all ages.

Workshops will be held to learn how to make a zine at:

  • Olympia Timberland Library – Saturday, July 11th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Yelm Timberland Library – Saturday, July 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For more information go to sos.wa.gov/q/zine. Questions? Please contact Judy Pitchford at judy.pitchford@sos.wa.gov.

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2) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

The Professional Development (PD) Grant Cycle is open. The Washington State Library has phased out Continuing Education (CE) grants. Professional Development (PD) grants replace CE grants. PD grants use a revised process for applying, reporting, and claiming reimbursement. There are some major changes.

Applying for PD Grants:

  • Only libraries may apply for PD grants;
  • Individuals can no longer apply;
  • Qualifying libraries include public libraries, schools and their school libraries, academic institutions and their libraries, tribal libraries, and non-profit institutions and their libraries.

Libraries can apply for two types of PD grants:

  • Libraries may apply on behalf of individual staff members. The grant can allow up to $1,000 per person per year. The maximum per library is $6,000 per year.
  • Libraries may apply to bring training into the library. The maximum is $3,000 per library per year.

Either a library or its parent institution, depending on their structure, has the authority to apply for these grants and receive reimbursements. In either case, only libraries and library staff are eligible to use the grants. If branches of a library or library system apply, they are considered part of a single library for award limits. Libraries serving a population of less than 5,000 are eligible for a waiver of the required match.

For more information, including application forms, visit sos.wa.gov/q/pdgrants. Questions? Please contact Maura Walsh at maura.walsh@sos.wa.gov.

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3) BOOK YOUR BANK PILOT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY

Bank On Washington’s mission is to provide un-banked and under-banked individuals with access to financial education and mainstream financial services. Sponsored by the Washington State Treasurer’s Office, Bank On Washington is a network of government entities, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations which includes nine local Bank On partners in eleven counties. These partners work closely within their communities to fulfill this mission. Currently, the counties included are Cowlitz, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Whatcom, and Yakima.

Bank On Washington has been awarded a grant from Bank On 2.0 to reach out to the un-banked and under-banked in rural and hard-to-reach communities. Bank On Washington’s grant creates a pilot project called “Book Your Bank” which plans to work with local public and tribal libraries to create a financial safe place where community members can come once or twice a month to receive financial counseling and classes, get their credit score checked, access computers to do online banking, and open up bank accounts.

If your library is interested in participating in Book Your Bank or for more information, please contact Gina Stark, Director of External Affairs, Washington State Treasurer’s Office at 206-550-7329 or Regina.stark@tre.wa.gov.

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4) NORTHWEST ELEARN CONFERENCE 2015

Registration is now open for the tenth annual Northwest eLearn Conference. This year’s event will be held in Olympia, Washington from Thursday, October 22 – Friday, October 23, 2015. Two exceptional keynote speakers, Jesse Stommel of Hybrid Pedagogy and Audrey Watters of Hack Education, will launch Northwest eLearn Conference 2015.

NWeLC provides an opportunity for higher education and K-12 faculty, administrators, instructional designers, and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations, and ideas in integrating technology in learning.

This year’s NWeLC will be held at the Olympia Red Lion. To reserve a room at the conference rate and find out about transportation options, visit the conference travel & hotel page at nwelearn.org/travel-hotel.

Register for the Northwest eLearn 2015 Conference at nwelearn.org/registration by Friday, September 11, 2015 for discounted rate.

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5) JUNE IS GLBT BOOK MONTH

The American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table announces June as GLBT Book Month. Librarians, booksellers, and community advocates are invited to celebrate and highlight the work being done in GLBT literature. Visit www.ala.org/glbtrt/glbt-book-month for more information.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

June 15

  • Conference Attendee Tips – ALA in San Francisco (Idaho Commission for Libraries); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
  • Digital Literacy Services in Action: Online Webinar (Washington State Library); 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
  • Developing Competencies for Virtual Classroom Facilitators (InSync Training); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

June 16

June 17

June 18

For more information and to register (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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Clippings May 29, 2015

May 29th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of May 29, 2015

Library News

Beyond the cover – Shelton library addresses changing reader needs
When people hear the word library, they often conjure images of quiet, stuffy rooms filled with books and dust. The Shelton Timberland Library is so much more. “The future of the library, in my opinion, is as a community space, solving community issues,” said Senior Library Manager Patty Ayala Ross. “If we don’t show our relevance to our community, we won’t be viable.” The Shelton library shows its relevance through providing community outreach and being at the table to solve community issues, Ross said. (Mason County Journal, Shelton, 4/23/15)

125 years young: A milestone for Tacoma’s legal paper (Tacoma Daily Index, Tacoma, 5/1/15)
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WSL Updates for May 28, 2015

May 28th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, May 28, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) IT ACADEMY SURVEY

2) BUILDING A COMIC AND GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION WEBINAR

3) NCCE FREE TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS

4) TRAINING COMING SOON IN JUNE

5) NCCE 2016 CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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