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Clippings August 7, 2015 (published August 28, 2015)

August 28th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of August 7, 2015 (published August 28, 2015)

Library News

Everett libraries to let outsiders share (Everett/Mukilteo Tribune, Snohomish, 7/8/15)

Tech upgrade to close library for a bit (The News Tribune, Tacoma, 7/28/15)

Library Lego contest winners
Winners of this summer’s Lego contest at the library under the “Every Hero Has A Story,” theme were Seth Lustig for grades 4-6, Caleb Lustig for grades K-3, and Jenna Harwood for grades 7-12. The projects were judged on creativity, originality, and theme. (Whitman County Gazette, Colfax, 7/9/15)
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WSL Updates, August 27, 2015

August 27th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, August 27, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION PROGRAM

2) 2015 WALE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

3) WLMA CONFERENCE 2015 REGISTRATION OPEN

4) PROQUEST INTERFACE UPGRADES

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates Special Edition for August 26, 2015

August 26th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Topics include:

1) LEADING FROM ANY POSITION: CREATING LEARNING LIBRARIES IN FIVE EASY LESSONS

2) COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP

3) COMMUNICATING IN THE MIDST OF CHANGE WORKSHOP

4) DIGITAL LITERACY: PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY TRAINING IN LIBRARIES

5) BRIDGES TO CITIZENSHIP FALL INSTITUTE

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WSL Updates for August 20, 2015

August 19th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, August 20, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING PATRON BEHAVIOR FREE WEBINAR

2) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

3) JOIN THE SUPERCHARGED COMMUNITY

4) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

5) OCLC MEMBER FORUM IN CHENEY

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August 13th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, August 13, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LEADING FROM ANY POSITION: CREATING LEARNING LIBRARIES IN FIVE EASY LESSONS

2) EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY: ET KITS GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

4) EARLY LEARNING CONFERENCES – FALL 2015

5) CITY/COUNTY CONFERENCE & ASSOCIATION

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for August 6, 2015

August 6th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, August 6, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) IT ACADEMY WEBINARS

2) EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY: ET KITS GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

4) OUTSIDE THE LINES COMING IN SEPTEMBER

5) NORTHWEST ELEARN CONFERENCE 2015

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings July 31, 2015

July 31st, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of July 31, 2015

Library News

Little libraries with big hearts (Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island, 7/8/2015)

Buildings

Tukwila is growing up
Drive by the corner of South 144th Street and Tukwila International Boulevard and you’ll see big piles of dirt. It’s hard to miss that Tukwila Village is becoming reality. And, soon, work will begin on the new King County Library branch for Tukwila. (Tukwila Reporter, Kent, 7/–/15)

People

Library recognizes three with Bullitt scholarships
The Seattle Public Library Foundation has announced the winners for the 2015 Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship. Three scholarships were awarded to: Natalie Quek, $5,000, for her essay “Preserve Our Islands’ Fight to Protect Maury Island”; Noah Foster-Koth, $2,500, for his essay “Washington State’s Greatest Civil Rights Advocate”; and Lena Easton-Calabria, $2,500, for her essay “Reviving an Ancient Whaling Tradition in the Face of Discrimination: Cultural Courage by the Makah Tribe”. The winning essays can be read at www.civiccouragescholarship.com. (City Living Seattle, Seattle, 7/–/15)
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WSL Updates Special Edition for Friday, July 31, 2015

July 30th, 2015 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR FRIDAY, July 31, 2015

Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

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JOIN THE SUPERCHARGED COMMUNITY

The Washington State Library is pleased to offer a new learning opportunity for all public library staff members and volunteers in Washington State who are interested in early childhood literacy and storytimes. Supercharged Storytimes, made possible through a partnership of the Washington State Library, Thrive Washington, and OCLC, introduces public library storytime providers to a more effective way to plan and deliver storytimes. Supercharged Storytimes does not replace existing library programs, such as Every Child Ready to Read – it enhances them through techniques proven to be effective by Project VIEWS2 research.

After joining the Supercharged community, public library staff members and volunteers in the state of Washington have access to:

  • Recorded webinars that provide an overview of the science and the significance of Supercharged Storytimes;
  • Online supporting materials, such as videos, articles, and tools and tip sheets;
  • Supercharged discussion forums, offering the ability to share ideas and collaborate with other public library colleagues around the state.

There is no cost for public library staff and volunteers in Washington State to participate. To sign up:

  • Go to webjunction.org and click on “Log in” in the upper right-hand corner.
    • Have a WebJunction account? Simply log in with your username and password.
    • New to WebJunction? Follow the instructions to create a new account.
  • After logging in, enroll in Supercharged Central -Washington by going to the WebJunction Course Catalog and search courses by entering: Supercharged
  • At the enrollment options page, enter the following enrollment key: superchargedWA and then click on “Enroll me.”
  • After you select “Enroll me,” you will be see the Supercharged Storytimes community of practice page.
  • Welcome to the community – and get ready to supercharge your practice!

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WSL Updates for July 30, 2015

July 29th, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

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

Topics include:

1) THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL WHITE FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

2) EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY: ET KITS GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

4) RETURN TO RELEVANCE WEBINAR REGISTRATION OPEN

5) FREE TRAINING FROM UW HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

6) UW LIBRARIES TEACHING AND LEARNING UNCONFERENCE

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Clippings July 24, 2015

July 24th, 2015 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

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Library Clippings for the week of July 24, 2015

Library News

SCLD gathers input to impact society
Spokane County Library District’s (SCLD) Community Impact Plan for 2013-2015 focused on four areas: to develop young learners, explore and discover, support job seekers and local businesses, and connect communities. In many areas, SCLD exceeded the challenging objectives that it set for itself. SCLD is currently in the beginning stages of work on the 2016-2018 plan. The Board of Trustees will approve the new plan by December 2015. (The Current, Liberty Lake, 7/–/15)

Buildings

New chapter for U-City
Local leaders believe plans for nearly $30 million in development could be a sign that glory days will return to the area near University and Sprague. Included in this figure is a new $14 million Spokane Valley City Hall. A second project across the street is in the hands of voters. A new $14.5 million Spokane Valley Library would be the centerpiece of a $22 million bond proposal the Spokane County Library District is asking voters to consider August 4. The new library would blend its campus with an expansion of Balfour Park. (The Current, Liberty Lake, 7/–/15)
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