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WSL Updates for May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, News, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 10, May 15, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL

2) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

3) AASL SEEKS PRECONFERENCE PROPOSALS

4) LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WEST 2014

5) FREE PRESERVATION WORKSHOP IN SPOKANE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL

The WSL Statewide Database Licensing Project (SDL) announces the 2014-2015 ProQuest renewal for all participating Washington libraries. Barring significant cancellations, pricing is not expected to change appreciably for the upcoming year.

For public, academic, and special libraries, the renewal is automatic. Invoicing from ProQuest will occur in June or July. If your library needs to be invoiced prior to June 30, please contact us so that we can request expedited invoicing for you. For public or private K-12 libraries, renewal (or cancellation) is through your local ESD (Educational Service District).

If a library wishes to cancel its ProQuest subscription through the statewide contract, please fill out, sign, and return a Cancellation form by or before close of business on Friday, May 30. The cancellation form can be found on the SDL ProQuest renewal page: sos.wa.gov/q/Renewal.

Information about the ProQuest database package can be found at sos.wa.gov/q/PQ. For questions please contact project manager Will Stuivenga at will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov, 360.704.5217, or toll-free 866.538.4996.

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2) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

Thanks to the generosity of the Pierce County Library, The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Kitsap Regional Library, the Everett Public Library, and the Timberland Regional Library, the Washington State Library has the following five adult titles, which can be used for community reads, classroom sets, or book club kits, to ship free of charge to any school or public library within Washington State:

  • Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin;
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain;
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple;
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed;
  • The Leisure Seeker: A Novel by Michael Zadoorian.

These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at no charge to the requestor. Please request a minimum of five copies per request.

One copy requests will be honored for the following audio editions:

  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan;
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple.

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov.

To receive earlier notices of free book sets, which are available several times a year, sign up for Washington State Library Updates by visiting sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/lists.aspx.

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3) AASL SEEKS PRECONFERENCE PROPOSALS

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of ALA, is currently seeking proposals for preconference programs to be presented during ALA’s 2015 Annual Conference, which will be held June 25-30, 2015, in San Francisco. Preconference workshops can be either half or full-day.

All programs should include up to three learning objectives and should address how the session supports the AASL Strategic Plan, the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, and/or Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Consideration will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of these characteristics:

  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives;
  • Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology;
  • Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise;
  • Includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles;
  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved.

Submissions will only be accepted via the online form. For additional information or to submit a proposal, go to ala.org/aasl/rfp. Questions regarding AASL programming at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference should be directed to Allison Cline at acline@ala.org or 800.545.2433, ext. 4385. The deadline for preconference submissions is 9:59 p.m. PDT, Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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4) LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WEST 2014

Library Instruction West, formerly known as LOEX of the West, is a conference focused on user education in academic libraries, held every two years on a college or university campus in the western US or Canada. This year’s conference will be hosted by Portland State University Library on the campus of Portland State University in Portland, Oregon from July 23-25, 2014. The 2014 conference theme is Open, Sustainable Instruction. Alison Head of Project Information Literacy will keynote the conference.

For additional information about the conference or to register, visit library.pdx.edu/liwest2014.html.

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5) FREE PRESERVATION WORKSHOP IN SPOKANE

There’s still time to register for Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care, a free one-day workshop from the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals and shows participants:

  • How to identify and prioritize collection needs;
  • Where to go to find sources of available grant funding;
  • How to answer the key preservation questions found on grant applications.

Workshop information:

  • When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Where: Davenport Hotel Flowerfield Room, Spokane, WA;
  • Cost: Free;
  • Registration required: Participants must register no later than Tuesday, May 27, 2014. To register, go to www.sos.wa.gov/q/WESTPAS29May;
  • Need help? For registration assistance, contact Alexandra Gingerich at gingerich@plsinfo.org. For general and content information, contact Gary Menges at menges@uw.edu.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 19:

  • TL (Teacher Librarians) News Night Season Finale 2014 (TL Virtual Café); 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TLNews;

Tuesday, May 20:

  • The Future of Mystery Fiction (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BL20May;
  • Mobile Worklists: Opening the Stacks (Innovative/Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LJStacks;
  • WorldShare Management Services Live Demonstration: Electronic Collections (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC20May;
  • Past, Present, and Future of the 3D Printed World – Understanding What They Are and How They Work (Texas State Library); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TSL20May;
  • How To Turn Strangers Into Strategic Partners Using LinkedIn (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good20MayPM;

Wednesday, May 21:

  • Research Projects: Identification to Publication (Day 1) (ALCTS); 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ALCTSMay;
  • NCompass Live: Doing Smart ‘Social’ Media (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NComp21May;
  • ChatAble: An Introduction to ChatAble (AbleNet University); 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ANU21May;
  • Tips and Tools for Creating Transformational Teams (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good21May;
  • What Public Librarians Need to Know about Common Core State Standards (Junior Library Guild/Library Journal/School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/SLJCCSS;
  • Engaging Your Community with Facebook (Demco) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/DEMCO21May;
  • Introduction to Finding Funders (GrantSpace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/GS21May;
  • Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone (Training Magazine Network); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMNFBI;
  • What’s New in Children’s Literature 2014 (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/Info21May;
  • Is Your Board on Board: Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/4Good21MayPM;
  • Maximize Student Engagement with Library Resources: Create an Effective Marketing Plan for Your Academic Library App (Boopsie); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: boopsie.com/customer-webinars;

Thursday, May 22:

  • Research Projects: Identification to Publication (Day 2) (ALCTS); 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/ALCTSMay;
  • Disaster Recovery and Salvage for Government Records (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TSL22May;
  • Transforming Library Space for Community Engagement (WebJunction); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/WJ22May;
  • Planning for your library’s future: A discovery demonstration for library leaders (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/OCLC22May;
  • Bozarthzone! Turning Stress Into Power (InSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BZ22May;
  • Measuring Success: How to Evaluate your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VM22May;
  • Tending the Garden of Innovation (Colorado State Library) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/CSLGarden;

Friday, May 23:

  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ1037.

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WSL Updates for September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, September 15, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

2) RETHINKING REFERENCE COLLECTIONS

3) ONLINE NORTHWEST CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

4) SURVEY – PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

5) FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESERVATION

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for August 4, 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 7, August 4, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW LEGACY PROJECT FEATURE “MAKES HISTORY”

2) LAST CHANCE TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE

3) CONNECT THE DOTS PRESENTATIONS ONLINE

4) DIGITAL PRESERVATION – WHAT’S NOW, WHAT’S NEXT?

5) DOES YOUR LIBRARY USE TWITTER OR FACEBOOK?

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | 1 Comment »


Volume 7, March 10, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS RENEWAL & RECRUITMENT

2) MANAGING REFERENCE SERVICE IN A SMALL LIBRARY

3) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK 2011

4) SPRING AHEAD TO PREPARE FOR DISASTERS

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Reeling In the Years at the State Library

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Technology and Resources | 2 Comments »


image taken from an old reel of microfilm side-by-side with image taken from a replacement reel

Here at the State Library our staff and users still heavily rely on this crazy little technology called “microfilm.”  It is what people used for high-density information storage before the age of computers, and digitizing it all is still going to take some time.  The library keeps all of the Washington Newspapers on microfilm and many other interesting documents, such as the Territorial Newspapers Card Index [see catalog record online], which is shown above, or even more enticing, the Special report No. 14 of Project Blue Book: Analysis of Reports of Unidentified Aerial Objects, 1955 [see catalog record online].

One of the best things about microfilm is that if there are long-term power outages, you can always hold them to the light and pull out a magnifying glass to read the data.  Try to do that, memory stick!  One of the downsides is that they are so well loved they begin to wear out, and we occasionally need to have new film made from the masters.  Just look at the above example to see how bad they can get. The old film stock starts to yellow, the image gets scratchy from hours of running through high speed readers, and…is that tape holding the two ends together?  Yikes!

Luckily, the fine folks at the State Archives keep master copies of the state’s newspapers on microfilm and Northwest Collection on microfilm, and our crackerjack acquisitions team can order new ones from them as the budget allows, ensuring that Washington State researchers will continue to have access to these fine resources for decades to come.  You can also purchase copies of microfilm held by the Washington State Library.  Find out more by clicking here.

WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | 2 Comments »


Volume 6, December 2, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – GETTING THE WORD TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE

2) CARE OF PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS

3) SPEED-DATING FOR GRANTMAKERS

4) TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATE JEWISH ARTISTS

5) GRANTS TO AMERICA’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for October 21, 2010

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Volume 6, October 21, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

2) GO TO THE WEB AND SAY AHH

3) WSL STAFF REMEMBERED

4) BULLYING SURVEY CLOSES THURSDAY AT 11:00 P.M.

5) FREE PRESERVATION WEBINAR SERIES

6) GRANTSTATION SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS

7) PUBLIC LIBRARY INTERNET USE STUDY DEADLINE

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 6, September 30, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS

2) WSL CONTRIBUTES 115,000 PAGES TO CHRONICLING AMERICA

3) FIRST TUESDAYS PRESENTS SUMMER READING PREVIEW

4) FREE PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS

5) LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN GRANTS

6) STRETCH DONATIONS FOR NOLO BOOKS

7) TRAVEL GRANTS TO ATTEND ALA MIDWINTER

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


Volume 6, September 2, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS PRESENTS the Career Bridge database

2) CONNECTING THE DOTS WEBSITE

3) FIND AN EARLY LEARNING FAIR IN YOUR AREA

4) BOOKS FOR BABIES

5) CIRCLE OF LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS

6) ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

7) UPCOMING FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES

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WSL Updates for July 22, 2010

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


Volume 6, July 22, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) GETTING POLICYMAKERS TO LISTEN – ONE THING THAT *ALWAYS* WORKS

2) AMERICAN HERITAGE PRESERVATION GRANTS

3) INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR LIBRARIANS

4) TO UPGRADE MS OFFICE OR NOT

5) PICTURING AMERICA SCHOOL COLLABORATION PROJECTS

6) LOOK FOR A JOB USING ONLINE SOURCES

7) MATCH YOUR SKILLS TO THE BEST CAREER FOR YOU

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