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WSL Updates for October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Topics include:

1) CE GRANTS FOR STEM INSTITUTE

2) CAYAS FALL WORKSHOP REGISTRATION OPEN

3) $2.2 BILLION REASONS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WIOA

4) PNLA CONFERENCE PROGRAM PROPOSALS SOUGHT

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) CE GRANTS FOR STEM INSTITUTE

Continuing Education (CE) grants are available from the Washington State Library (WSL) for librarians and support staff who need financial assistance to attend the 2014 Early Learning STEM Institute. To provide additional support during these hard economic times, WSL is temporarily lowering the match for CE grants to 25%, and will cover the remaining 75% of eligible expenses.

The 2014 Early Learning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Institute, presented by the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP) and the Washington State Head Start/ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) Association will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Math Common Core and its relation to early learning;
  • Project VIEWS2 and the benefits of storytime;
  • Integrating STEM in the classroom.

Institute specifics:

  • What: Washington Early Learning STEM Institute;
  • When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST;
  • Where: The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle (Exit 158 off Interstate 5);
  • Registration: Free for ELPLP members; $100 for non-members; registration deadline is Monday, November 24. To register, go to sos.wa.gov/q/ThriveSTEM14;
  • Questions? Contact Susan Yang, Program Director at Thrive by Five Washington at susan@thrivebyfivewa.org or 206.621.5573.

If you need financial assistance to attend the STEM Institute, apply now. CE Grant applications must be postmarked no later than 30 days before the beginning of the conference on December 3. For additional information about CE Grants and to apply, visitsos.wa.gov/q/CE.

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2) CAYAS FALL WORKSHOP REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2014 CAYAS Fall Workshop.  CAYAS (Children’s & Young Adults Services) is proud to bring you the 2014 Fall Workshop. This year’s workshop is a confluence of trendsetters in children’s and young adult services programming.

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • King County Library System Service Center
  • 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, Washington 98027

For more information, please contact Jose M. Garcia, Jr. at 253-931-3018. CAYAS is an interest group of the Washington Library Association.

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3) $2.2 BILLION REASONS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WIOA

The American Library Association will host “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” an interactive webinar which will explore ways public and community college libraries can receive funding for employment skills training and job search assistance from the recently-passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Monday, Oct 27, 2014

  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Free webinar – Please register now as space is limited: sos.wa.gov/q/WIOA

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows public and community college libraries to be considered additional One-Stop partners and authorizes adult education and literacy activities provided by public and community college libraries as an allowable statewide employment and training activity. Additionally, the law defines digital literacy skills as a workforce preparation activity. The webinar will be archived and emailed to subscribers of the District Dispatch, ALA’s policy blog.

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4) PNLA CONFERENCE PROGRAM PROPOSALS SOUGHT

The Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) conference planning committee is seeking program proposals for one hour presentations. The 2015 conference “Pushing the Boundaries” will take place August 5-7 at the Hilton in Vancouver, Washington.

Please submit proposals to Karen Yother atkareny@communitylibrary.netor mail to 8385 N Government Way, Hayden ID 83835.

  • For more information, please email Karen or call her at 208-772-5612 ext. 121.

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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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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Washington State Library a leader in Early Learning

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Library 21 Initiative, Uncategorized | No Comments »


Growing Young Minds IMLSWashington State is listed as one of 10 success stories by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in their 2013 report on early learning, Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners.

“By proactively responding to new initiatives and policy actions, libraries across Washington have secured their position as key players in statewide early learning efforts,” the report states. It cites several activities in which the Washington State Library has been instrumental: the Washington Early Learning Initiative (2000-2003), the establishment of the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP), and a partnership between the University of Washington Information School, the ELPLP, the Foundation for Early Learning and the State Library focusing on research-based evidence of the effectiveness of public library programming on early learning and early literacy.

The report is available online in PDF format.

Limited print copies of the report and the executive summary are available from Leanna Hammond, Washington State Library, leanna.hammond@sos.wa.gov, 360-704-7133.

To learn more about the State Library’s involvement in early learning contact Martha Shinners, martha.shinners@sos.wa.gov, 360-570-5567.

WSL Updates for September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 8, September 27, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – EREADERS: BEST PRACTICES

2) NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

3) 2011 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATS ARE HERE – AND MORE!

4) 2012 ELPLP SYMPOSIUM: PUBLIC LIBRARIES & STEM

5) APPLY NOW FOR CARNEGIE-WHITNEY GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FIRST TUESDAYS – EREADERS: BEST PRACTICES

Have questions about eReaders? Come to eReaders: Best practices, presented by Carolyn Petersen from the Washington State Library. Find out what happened when nineteen libraries in Washington, running the gamut from colleges to school libraries to public libraries both large and small, participated in an eReader services pilot project last year.

This free online webinar will take place on October 2, 2012, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/tuesdays. To join the presentation, and for instructions, go to www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/FirstTuesdays.

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2) NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

The “Off the Page: Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks for Washington” project is pleased to announce the addition of significant new content to both vendor offerings.

Recent additions to the Recorded Books OneClickdigital audiobook collection include:

  • Nine Modern Scholar titles (unlimited use), added to the 23 already available;
  • Almost 350 Pimsleur Method language programs, with at least 1 copy of every available Pimsleur language course, including all of the various ESL courses, and up to 5 copies of popular languages;
  • Over 350 single-use adult audiobook titles in all genres: both popular fiction and nonfiction, including romance, mystery, Sci Fi, suspense, history, business, self-help, etc.;
  • Over 300 single-use children’s and young adult audiobook titles in similar genres: fiction, fantasy, mystery, biography, etc.

Recent additions to the Washington Anytime Library (powered by OverDrive) include:

  • 1,945 single-use eBooks, of which 105 are added copies of existing titles;
  • 627 single-use audiobooks, of which 28 are added copies.

For more information about the Off the Page project, visit www.sos.wa.gov/library/eaudiobooks or contact Will Stuivenga: will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov 360.704.5217.

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3) 2011 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATS ARE HERE – AND MORE!

Need statistics on public libraries in the state of Washington? Interested in 2012 Salary and Benefits Data for libraries? Looking for a map of public library service in Washington? Find these, as well as historic data on Washington’s public libraries, by visiting www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/WAStats. For more information, contact Evelyn Lindberg, State Data Coordinator at evelyn.lindberg@sos.wa.gov.

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4) 2012 ELPLP SYMPOSIUM: PUBLIC LIBRARIES & STEM

Register now for the fourth annual symposium presented by the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). This year’s event features presentations from:

  • Christine Roberts, Nurturing Pathways;
  • Dr. Sarah Roseberry, Institute for Learning & Brain Science (I-LABS), University of Washington;
  • Maile Hadley, Washington Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM);
  • Sally Chilson, Spokane Public Libraries.

Symposium information:

  • When: Monday, October 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
  • Where: Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle;
  • Cost: Free;
  • Registration required. To register for the Symposium, go to www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/ELPLP4.

For additional information, contact Susan Yang, Program Manager, at the Foundation for Early Learning at susan@earlylearning.org or 260.525.4801, x28. Want to find out more about ELPLP? Visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/partners.

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5) APPLY NOW FOR CARNEGIE-WHITNEY GRANTS

Carnegie-Whitney Grants provide support for the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes, and other guides to library resources that can benefit users of all types of libraries in the United States. Grants of up to $5,000 are intended to cover the cost of preparation, including research, but not the costs of final printing or online distribution of the product. Grants are awarded to individuals, as well as libraries, library organizations, and programs of information and library studies/science. International applicants are also welcome to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/CarnWhit. Applications are due no later than Friday, November 2, 2012.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 1:

  • Celebrate With Shannon Hale Live! (School Library Journal); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Your Common Core Secret Weapon (TL Virtual Café); 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PDT;

Tuesday, October 2:

  • First Tuesdays: eReaders: Best practices (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • How to Retouch Images Like a Pro (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • What’s New in Series Nonfiction: Fall 2012 (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/skillvol;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ433;
  • 5 Ways to Ratchet Up Your Fundraising Using LinkedIn (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;

Wednesday, October 3:

  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ434;
  • Leading Disruptive Innovation and Change (AMA); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Nonprofit Boards and Effective Governance (Nonprofit Webinars); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • How to Train Non-Technical Learners in the Virtual Classroom (Training Magazine Network); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/NonTech;
  • What’s New for Storytimes (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Washington State Book Awards (Washington Center for the Book); Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. PDT;

Thursday, October 4:

  • Advanced Searching: Beyond the Single Search Box (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ435;
  • All You Need to Know about E-reader services in Your Library (WSL); Timberland Regional Library Service Center, Tumwater, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT;
  • Advanced Windows 7 Troubleshooting (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Stories, eLearning and Mobility: A Triple Threat (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/triple;
  • My Research (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ436;
  • Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/VPD;
  • Getting Boys to Read: Seeing Your Library Through a Guy’s Eyes (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • ProQuest Research Library/PQ Central K12 (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ431;
  • CultureGrams for MS/HS (ProQuest); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ432;

Friday, October 5:

  • Tech Tools With Tine: 1 Hour of Eventbrite (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • All You Need to Know about E-reader services in Your Library (WSL); Longview Public Library, Longview, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT.

For more information and to register (for those not linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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WSL Updates for March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 8: March 29, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FUNDS FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – MOVING TO EVERGREEN

3) LEARNING FROM BILINGUAL COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH

4) CELEBRATE SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH

5) LIBRARIES FOR ALL – SERVING DIVERSE POPULATIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FUNDS FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION

The Washington State Library offers financial assistance to library support staff participating in the American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program. The LSSC Program offers library employees the opportunity to achieve recognition for their experience and to increase skills and knowledge in areas like the foundations of librarianship, technology, and communication.

The Washington State Library will be offering five Registration Assistance Awards this spring. The Awards are for $175, one-half of the LSSC registration/application fee. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school degree or its equivalent and must have worked for the equivalent of one year (1820 hours) as a library staff member or volunteer within the past five years.

The LSSC Program is funded by a grant to ALA from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services, and managed by the ALA-Allied Professional Association. The Registration Assistance Awards are part of this grant.

Applications are due May 1, 2012. Recipients will be notified by May 30. For more information and to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/LSSC-RAA. LSSC information is available at ala-apa.org/lssc.

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2) FIRST TUESDAYS – MOVING TO EVERGREEN

Have you thought about leaving your library catalog vendor in the dust for Evergreen Open Source? King County Library System did, learning many valuable lessons along the way. You can benefit from the experience of KCLS as they describe and demonstrate their implementations and share other insights, from preparing the patrons, to training the staff. Participants will leave with valuable tips on how to, and how not to, successfully implement Evergreen.

Moving to Evergreen Open Source ILS: If we knew then what we know now, is the topic for April’s First Tuesdays webinar, presented by Darlene Pearsall, Jed Moffitt, Matthew Carlson, Lisa Hill, and Maggie Buckholz, April 3, 2012, 9:00 – 10:00 PDT. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/tuesdays. To join the presentation, and for instructions, go to www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/FirstTuesdays.

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3) LEARNING FROM BILINGUAL COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH

We know that the best time to learn a second language in life is to start as a baby, but why is that so? New studies are uncovering details on how experiences early in life literally shape babies’ brain and language development, and relate to other cognitive capacities. While there are marked differences between monolingual and bilingual patterns of learning, there are also fundamental similarities, observable from infancy. Whether learning one language or three, research findings can be applied to support all children’s learning, starting from their first relationships, and the quality of their interactions with adults in the first years of life.

Please join the UW’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) and the Washington State University (WSU) Parenting Education Series for a webinar on Early Bilingual Experience and its Relationship to Language and Cognitive Development by outreach specialist Gina Lebedeva, Ph.D. & SLP. This discussion will highlight current best evidence on early bilingual language development, key findings from early childhood bilingual brain research, and connections between executive function and bilingualism in young children.

The April 10, 2012 webinar will run from 11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Registration is limited to the first 100 applicants. To register, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/parentingApril10 and complete the registration process.

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4) CELEBRATE SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH

Recognizing school libraries as the centers of the school community where learning, research, and collaboration happen and technologies and information resources are available 24/7, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites everyone to celebrate School Library Month in April. The 2012 theme, “You belong @ your library,” will highlight the role strong school libraries play in a student’s educational career. More information and resources can be found online at www.ala.org/aasl/slm.

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5) LIBRARIES FOR ALL – SERVING DIVERSE POPULATIONS

ASCLA, a division of ALA, offers expertise in serving special populations. Take advantage of this expertise: enroll in one of their upcoming webinars or online courses to gain valuable knowledge that will help transform your library’s services to Latino populations, the blind and visually impaired, and people with disabilities. These include:

  • Webinar: Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired in Your Library: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT;
  • Online Course: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities: April 23 – May 18, 2012;
  • Webinar: Creating a Latino Friendly Library: May 17, 2012, Noon – 1:30 p.m. PDT.

Registration is open to all individuals interested in these topics, regardless of membership status, but discounts are available for ASCLA and ALA members, students, and retirees. For more information, and to register, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/ASCLA-learn.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 3:

  • OneClickdigital for Library Staff: Tour, Administration, Promotion (Recorded Books); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/RB-01;
  • First Tuesdays: Moving to Evergreen Open Source ILS: If we knew then what we know now (WLS); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ241;
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing-Borrowing (Amigos); 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • You’ve Got Male: Great New Books for Boys (Booklist ): 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;

Wednesday, April 4:

  • Dream Big READ: Summer Reading Program 2012 (NCompass Live ); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ240;
  • WorldCat Holdings: Why They Matter and the Tools to Maintain Them (OCLC ); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing-Lending (Amigos); 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Skills for the Everyday Leader (WebJunction ); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.

For more information and to register (for those not linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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WSL Updates for April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, April 7, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) MATH AND SCIENCE LITERACY TRAINING FOR LIBRARIANS

2) TARGET STORE GRANTS SUPPORT READING PROGRAMS

3) IFFLA SOCIAL MEDIA SURVEY

4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Washington State Library and Early Learning

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public | No Comments »


Photo courtesy Foundation for Early Learning The Washington State Library is a member of the Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP). The members of ELPLP include libraries of all sizes, income levels, and geographic regions throughout the state of Washington, and represent the extremely diverse population of the state. The member libraries of ELPLP contribute an agreed-upon percentage of their operating budgets to contract with the Foundation for Early Learning. The Foundation, in turn, assists public libraries and other entities and organizations interested in early learning efforts to form partnerships throughout the state. Their online Early Learning Community (http://www.earlylearningcommunity.org) is a free resource that allows families, educators, and early learning professionals to connect and discuss the learning of children, birth through age five.

The Foundation for Early Learning believes that “every child deserves to reach their full potential.” The “Summary of Essential Findings” from “A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy” (http://developingchild.harvard.edu/library/reports_and_working_papers/policy_framework/) posted by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child states, “Early experiences determine whether a child’s brain architecture will provide a strong or weak foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health.. Ensuring that children have positive experiences prior to entering school is likely to lead to better outcomes than remediation programs at a later age, and significant up-front costs can generate a strong return on investment.  Cost-benefit studies have demonstrated positive returns on high-quality programs for vulnerable children beginning as early as prenatally and as late as age 4.”  The Foundation for Early Learning helps to ensure that all children are healthy and ready to succeed in life by investing in communities, quality childcare, and pre-kindergarten programs.

Martha Shinners, Diane Hutchins, and Rand Simmons were among the more than 400 guests who attended the Foundation’s annual Leadership Luncheon last Friday, March 18, at the Seattle Westin. Guests were treated to “Watch Him Roll! Baby Edward’s Amazing Brain” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/01/06/132648837/watch-him-roll-baby-edwards-amazing-brain?sc=fb&cc=fp) before the keynote speaker, Rob Glaser, founder of Glaser Progress Foundation, provided guests with an inspirational message, which included a video interview with his parents. Holli Martinez, a member of the Foundation for Early Learning’s Board of Ambassadors, also spoke during the luncheon. For the first time, an early learning expo was included as part of the Luncheon’s activities and included the following sponsors: Child Care Resources, City University of Seattle, Early Learning Public Library Partnership, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Lesley University, Nurturing Pathways, and ParentMap. 

A summary and video of the event is located at: http://earlylearning.org/blog/archive/2011/03/21/thank-you-for-joining-us.

WSL Updates for December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 6, December 23, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NAVIGATING THE RIVER OF CHANGE WITH PNLA

2) GRANTS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES

3) EARLY LEARNING GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIPS

4) CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS – ARCHIVED WEBINAR SERIES

5) PROQUEST PLATFORM MIGRATION MATERIALS

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WSL Updates for September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | 1 Comment »


Volume 6, September 23, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW DIGITAL COLLECTION – KIONA-BENTON CITY HERITAGE

2) 2009 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT

3) THERE’S STILL TIME TO TAKE THE SURVEY

4) SPARKS! IGNITION GRANTS

5) GREAT STORIES CLUB GRANTS FROM ALA

6) MUSEUMS FOR AMERICA GRANT PROGRAM

7) AMIGOS ANNOUNCES WESTERN RESOURCE SHARING AGREEMENT

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for September 16, 2010

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Volume 6, September 16, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2010/2011

2) RENEW WASHINGTON PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS ARE ONLINE

3) TAKE THE EARLY LEARNING SURVEY

4) INFOPEOPLE OFFERS MINI-COURSES

5) FUNDS FOR SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON STATE

6) ENVIRONMENTAL AND MEDIA PROGRAMS SUPPORTED

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 6, September 9, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) APPLY FOR A POSITION ON THE LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON

2) REF22 PRESENTS CHAT REFERENCE WITH TEENAGERS

3) HANDS-ON EAUDIOBOOK ORIENTATION SESSIONS

4) IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR EARLY LEARNING SYMPOSIUM

5) MY SKILLS MY FUTURE

6) ALCTS RDA E-FORUM

7) YOURS, MINE, OURS – LEADERSHIP THROUGH COLLABORATION

8) FREE ONLINE TRAINING NEXT WEEK

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