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WSL Updates for June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 8: June 14, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) GRANT CYCLE – TLA50 INITIATIVE

2) LIBRARY 2.012 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

3) BUILD-A-BEAR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

4) BEST BUY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

5) DIGITAL CURATION BIBLIOGRAPHY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) GRANT CYCLE – TLA50 INITIATIVE

The Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) initiative is designed to help libraries better serve and engage midlife adults by positioning libraries as catalysts, resources, meeting places, and partners in creating opportunities for midlife adults to learn, teach, lead, build skills, prepare for new careers, and become civically-engaged. The 2012 TLAA50 grant cycle still has funding available to support a minimum of three additional awards. Applications received from the re-opened grant cycle will form their own application pool and will be reviewed separately from applications received in response to the first application deadline. Applicants that submitted an application to the first 2012 deadline are not eligible to submit an additional request.

Academic, public, and tribal libraries that serve adults over the age of 50 are eligible to apply. Available funding to support this re-opened grant cycle is $15,000, with a limit of $5,000 per application (limit of one application per library system).

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 29, 2012. More details may be found at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/grants. For questions, contact Jennifer Fenton, TLA50 Project Manager, 360.570.5571, jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov, or Anne Yarbrough, LSTA Grants Manager, 360.704.5246, anne.yarbrough@sos.wa.gov.

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2) LIBRARY 2.012 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

The Library 2.012 Conference will be held October 2-5, 2012. This fully online conference is currently calling for presentation proposals. The conference plans six subject strands:

  • Libraries – Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces;
  • Librarians & Information Professionals – Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World;
  • Content & Creation – Organizing and Creating Information;
  • Changing Delivery Methods;
  • User Centered Access
  • Mobile and Geo-Social Information Environments.

The deadline for proposal submission is September 15. For more information, or to submit a proposal, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/2.012.

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Conference.

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3) BUILD-A-BEAR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is accepting grant applications as part of its annual giving program. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports charities in the US and Canada through grant programs including Literacy and Education Grants which provide support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs. Grants are a one-time contribution, and range from $1,000 to $5,000 USD.

The application deadline is August 31, 2012. For more information or to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/bear.

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4) BEST BUY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $2.8 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4000-$6000 and will not exceed $10,000.

The application deadline is July 1, 2012. For more information and to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/bestbuy.

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5) DIGITAL CURATION BIBLIOGRAPHY

Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works. In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This selective bibliography presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles. The bibliography is available as a paperback and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This bibliography, and a list of other Digital Scholarship publications is available at bit.ly/ffWu9D.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, June 19:

Wednesday, June 20:

  • All About ALTAFF: A Conversation with Sally Gardner Reed (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • TOPIC: Researching "Censorship" in ProQuest K-12 Resources (ProQuest); 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-318;
  • After The Gift: How To Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-313;
  • K12 eLibrary for Schools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-319;

Thursday, June 21:

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 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, March 31, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RESOURCE SHARING GRANT Q&A SESSION

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – SEARCH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

3) FUNDING FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION

4) NEW YORK TIMES AVAILABLE THROUGH LIBRARIES

5) MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR

6) CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK (SOME FREE, SOME NOT)

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WSL Updates for March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, March 17, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) CONNECTING GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

2) ASSIST IN SELECTING DATABASE PRODUCTS FOR WA LIBRARIES

3) SEQUIM GAZETTE MICROFILM AVAILABLE

4) APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

5) COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANTS WEBINAR

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, March 3, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPENS

2) NEW SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS GRANT CYCLE OPENING

3) HELP REVIEW DATABASE PRODUCTS FOR WA LIBRARIES

4) CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY

5) MONEY SMART WEEK IN WASHINGTON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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