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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 »

Volume 10, April 3, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

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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Kalama Public Library has a new website

March 24th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, Technology and Resources No Comments »

Kalama PL WebpageFrom the desk of Evelyn Lindberg:

 

The Kalama Public Library has a new web address and a brand new website at: http://www.kalamalibrary.com/. It is the twelfth public library to launch as part of the Washington State Library’s ReadyWeb Project (WaRP), the webhosting and Drupal Content Management service that the Washington State Library has offered to small libraries across the state. Other project participants include:

Cathlamet Public Library <http://www.cathlamet.lib.wa.us/>

Cle Elum (Carpenter Memorial) Library <http://www.carpenter.lib.wa.us/>

Davenport Public Library <http://www.davenport.lib.wa.us/>

Harrington Public Library <http://www.harrington.lib.wa.us/>

La Conner Regional Library <http://www.lclib.lib.wa.us/>

Odessa Public Library <http://www.odessa.lib.wa.us/>

Pomerory (Denny Ashby) Library <http://www.pomeroy.lib.wa.us/>

Reardan Public Library <http://www.reardan.lib.wa.us/>

Ritzville Public Library <http://www.ritzvillelibrary.org/>

Sprague Public Library <http://www.sprague.lib.wa.us/>

Wilbur Public Library <http://www.wilbur.lib.wa.us/>

 Check them out! For more information about this project, contact evelyn.lindberg@sos.wa.gov.

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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 »

Volume 10, March 20, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

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 »

Volume 10, March 13, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

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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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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WSL Updates for February 20, 2014

February 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 »

Volume 10, February 20, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) CITIZENS SAVE LIBRARIES

2) FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESERVATION

3) LIBRARY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

4) FEED YOUR BRAIN

5) LIB2GOV IS HERE!

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 13, 2014

February 13th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 10, February 13, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) GATHERING IDEAS FOR FUTURE STATEWIDE PROJECTS

2) FREE BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION KITS

3) FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP

4) NETWORK WITH SOUTH SOUND LIBRARIANS

5) AWARDS FOR STATE AND LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAMS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 6, 2014

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

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

Topics include:

1) OCLC INTRODUCES WORLDCAT DISCOVERY SERVICES

2) WLA REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

3) DON’T MISS IYOUTH!

4) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR DIGITAL DIRECTIONS

5) LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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