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WSL Updates for September 3, 2015

September 3rd, 2015 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, September 3, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING PATRON BEHAVIOR WEBINAR

2) DIGIPALOOZA HIGHLIGHTS WEBINAR

3) YALSA YOUNG ADULT SERVICES SYMPOSIUM

4) PROQUEST INTERFACE UPGRADES

5) MRSC LOCAL BALLOT MEASURE DATABASE

6) THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT FORUM

7) NN/LM PNR WEBINARS

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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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 »

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

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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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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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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WSL Updates for July 23, 2015

July 23rd, 2015 Diane Hutchins Posted in Digital Literacy, For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 11, July 23, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) IT ACADEMY WEBINARS

2) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

3) PRESENTING THE GADGET MENAGERIE

4) 2015 DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT AWARDS

5) LINK TO VOTER INFO

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) IT ACADEMY WEBINARS

Have you heard? Funding for the Microsoft IT Academy was renewed for another two years, providing free access for all Washington residents through August 2017. Along with the online courses, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification will continue, and we’ll soon introduce a new resource for digital literacy certification.

Join us for one of two online meetings to learn more and share ideas and best practices for the future of the IT Academy. Sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, August 13 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PDT
  • Tuesday, August 18 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT

A few minutes before the scheduled time, click to join the meeting.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Iaukea, Project Manager Microsoft IT Academy at 360-570-5578 or elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov

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2) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is recruiting for three Library & Archive Paraprofessional positions at three correctional facilities.

For more information, please visit Branch Library Associate (In-training LAPP5)

Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested.

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3) PRESENTING THE GADGET MENAGERIE

Would your library’s patrons like to explore some tech devices? Would your library’s staff like some hands-on experience with Kindle, Nooks, IPads, etc.? The Gadget Menagerie kits are available for loan to Washington libraries.

For details, please contact Joe Olayvar, Library Development, Washington State Library at olayvar@sos.wa.gov.

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4) 2015 DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT AWARDS

The Washington State Library recently awarded 10 grants totaling $72,881.96 to public, academic, school and tribal libraries to support digital literacy efforts. Projects include career classes, new online curriculum, STEAM programs, family activities, and the Microsoft IT Academy.

Congratulations to the 10 recipients of the 2015 Digital Literacy grants:

  • Asotin County Library
  • Ellensburg Public Library
  • Garry Middle School
  • Garfield High School
  • Nine Mile Falls School District
  • Lakeside High School
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Pierce County Library System
  • Seattle World Schools
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Whitman County Rural Library District

We will be working closely with the recipients to support the maximum success of their projects during the next year.

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5) LINK TO VOTER INFO

Since counties are mailing primary election ballots to voters now, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) and Secretary of State’s (SOS) Elections Division request Washington libraries consider adding voter information to library websites. Libraries across the state have always been wonderful partners in relaying information to voters on behalf of the PDC and SOS. Please help us move that partnership online, so that visitors to library websites can access voter resources with just a click of the mouse.

Questions about the PDC link should be directed to Lori Anderson, PDC Communications & Training Officer. SOS Deputy Elections Director Allyson Ruppenthal can answer questions about the MyVote link.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

July 27

  • The Art and Science of Working Remotely (InSync); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

July 28

  • Data inclusiveness benefits for all (O’Reilly); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

July 29

  • Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators (Georgia Library Association); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

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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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The Washington State Library has gone social! Friend/follow us at:

   Facebook: on.fb.me/FBWSL;

   Twitter: twitter.com/WAStateLib.

 

 

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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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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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