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WSL Updates for August 4, 2016

August 4th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, August 4, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS AWARDED FOR WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE 2016-2017

2) GRANTS AWARDED FOR WSL’S METADATA REMEDIATION AND ENHANCMENT PILOT PROJECT 2016-2017

3) ONLINE LIBRARY COURSES COMING SOON

4) EVALUATING EARLY LEARNING APPS

5) WALE 2016 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for July 28, 2016

July 28th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, July 28, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW WASHINGTON DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS WEBSITE

2) Accepting Applications for Microsoft Imagine Academy 2016-2017 Grants

3) DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY: PUBLIC LIBRARIES AS KEY COMMUNITY PARTNERS

4) WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

5) THE UNCONFERENCE RETURNS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for July 21, 2016

July 21st, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, July 21, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

2) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY 2016-2017 GRANTS

3) DISASTER RESPONSE & RECOVERY: PUBLIC LIBRARIES AS KEY COMMUNITY PARTNERS

4) WLMA 2016 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

5) MRSC OFFERS FREE WEBINAR SERIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

July 15th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

Note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

All Washington public library trustees and library directors are invited to trustee training workshops sponsored by the Washington State Library. These workshops will delve into the roles of trustees and the board’s relationship with the library director. Attendees will be more informed and confident about their working relationships, communicating with each other and their library director.

Ruth Metz of Ruth Metz Associates will be the workshop trainer. Ruth has extensive experience working with libraries on leadership and organizational development.

Public library advisory board members are welcome, but the program is geared for governing boards.

Dates and places:

  • Tuesday, August 16 – Ramada at Spokane Airport, Spokane
  • Thursday, August 18 – Hampton Inn, Richland
  • Tuesday, September 20 – location to be determined, Everett
  • Thursday, September 22 – location to be determined, Kelso

For the August workshops, registration deadline is Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

For the September workshops, registration deadline is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

To register, visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

You may register for sessions A, B, C, or D or any combination. Please note, to sign up for Session B – Lunch, you must attend either the morning or afternoon session or both.

The workshop schedule:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Gathering, morning coffee – Refreshments for gathering and breaks provided by Washington State Library.

A. Morning session – 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. (three hours including break)

  • Welcome and a brief overview of public library service in Washington – 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Roles of trustees & working together as a board – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a break

B. Lunch & Networking – 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided by the Washington State Library. Please note, to sign up for lunch, you must attend either the morning or afternoon session or both.

C. Afternoon session – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with a break

  • How to evaluate director
  • Board self-evaluation

Dinner is on your own.

D. Evening session – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Repeat of these topics

  • Working together as a board/ Board self-evaluation
  • Working with the director/Evaluating the director

Questions about these workshops? Please email Shirley Lewis at shirley.lewis@sos.gov.wa.

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To register, visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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WSL Updates for July 14, 2016

July 14th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, July 14, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY 2016-2017 GRANTS

2) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES WEBPAGE UPDATED

3) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES – FREE RESOURCES

4) SUSAN HILDRETH TO JOIN ISCHOOL FACULTY

5) MRSC OFFERS FREE WEBINAR SERIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for June 23, 2016

June 23rd, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, June 23, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STATEWIDE DATABASE LICENSING PROJECT VENDOR SELECTED

2) ARSL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 1

3) MINECRAFT® PROGRAM FOR KIDS WEBINAR

4) THE UNCONFERENCE RETURNS

5) PNLA REGISTRATION OPEN

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for June 9, 2016

June 9th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, June 9, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION GRANTS DEADLINE JUNE 10

2) ARSL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 1

3) PNR HOSTS TWO FREE WEBINARS

4) FREE GPO WEBINARS

5) WHO’LL COUNT THE RAIN?

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for June 2, 2016

June 2nd, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, June 2, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE RESOURCES WEBINAR

2) APPLY FOR AN ARSL SCHOLARSHIP

3) WASHINGTON MEDICAL LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

4) ACRL JOINT FALL CONFERENCE 2016

5) CONFERENCES COMING SOON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for May 26, 2016

May 25th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, May 26, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) PREVIEW THE 2017 COLLABORATIVE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM

2) NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE RESOURCES WEBINAR

3) APPLY FOR AN ARSL SCHOLARSHIP

4) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION PROJECT GRANTS

5) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE ENTRIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for May 19, 2016

May 19th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, May 19, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) OZOBOTS KITS HEADING OUT SOON

2) PREVIEW THE 2017 COLLABORATIVE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM

3) NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE RESOURCES

4) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION PROJECT GRANTS

5) SCHOOL LIBRARIAN’S WORKSHOP WEBINAR

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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