WSL Updates for November 12, 2009

WSL Updates for November 12, 2009

Volume 5, November 12, 2009 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2010 ADULT SUMMER READING POSTER AVAILABLE ONLINE

2) BCR ONLINE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

3) THE ART OF GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING

4) FREE SPACE SHUTTLE ARTIFACTS

5) ICONS OF WASHINGTON HISTORY EXHIBIT

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1) 2010 ADULT SUMMER READING POSTER AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Water Your Mind READ poster is available online at www.cslpreads.org. In order to access the artwork and other resource materials, libraries will need to register on the CSLP website. Use the “Create Account” link to the right of the sign-in area. Registration is simple and allows librarians access to a wide variety of resources, including artwork for children, teen and adult programs. Once you’re registered, select “Downloads” and then “Adult Summer Reading.”

For more information or assistance contact Martha.Shinners@sos.wa.gov.

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2) BCR ONLINE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • Nov. 17-18, Customizing the OCLC Connexion Client Software
  • Nov. 18-19, Using OCLC Authorities with the Connexion Client
  • Nov. 30, Searching WorldCat in FirstSearch
  • Dec. 1, FirstSearch Administrative Module
  • Dec. 2, Empower the Patron: Unmediated Requesting in WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • Dec. 8-10, Cataloging Sound and Moving Image: Introduction to Public Broadcasting Metadata Dictionary
  • Dec. 10, Copy Cataloging with CatExpress
  • Dec. 15-16, Libraries Helping Job Seekers in Hard Times
  • Dec. 15-17, OCLC MARC Basics for Everyone

To find workshop descriptions, times, and to register, visit www.bcr.org/training/schedule/.

Free Products and Services Showcases (with shortcut links):

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3) THE ART OF GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING

In these tough economic times, libraries are relying more and more on fundraising and grant writing. Alliance Library System and Learning Times are co-sponsoring The Art of Grant Writing and Fundraising on Thursday November 19, as an online conference to help libraries meet the challenge of finding funding in these tough times. The conference will offer a number of programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of all aspects of grant writing and fundraising.

Peter Pearson, President of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library in Minnesota, is a keynote speaker. His organization is unique in that it is both a Friends Group and a Foundation with assets of approximately 12 million dollars at its disposal. Pearson will discuss how the economy is affecting fundraising as well as fundraising basics for success. Kitty Pope, executive director of the Alliance Library System, will speak on grant writing and how in today’s world, it takes a team to plan and implement successful grant writing and projects.

Sirsi-Dynix is sponsoring this conference. Registration is $69 for one or $99 for a group. For more information, visit www.fundraisingconference.org/.

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4) FREE SPACE SHUTTLE ARTIFACTS

Museums and libraries are invited to apply for free NASA space shuttle artifacts including small items such as astronaut helmets, gloves, and boots, and large items such as shuttle Motion Based Simulators and Crew Compartment Trainers. NASA will retire the Space Shuttle Program at the end of 2010 and is eager for the public to learn about the wonders of space exploration through museum and library exhibitions. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is helping NASA reach out to eligible institutions, including museums attended by the public and free libraries serving all residents of a community, district, state, or region.

Museums and libraries must first be determined as eligible through the State Agency for Surplus Property in their state. Artifacts, which will be released as they are no longer needed by the Space Shuttle Program, may be viewed by eligible institutions that have been given a log-on and password at the Web site gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm.

The artifacts are free, but eligible recipients must cover shipping and special handling fees. Shipping fees on smaller items will be relatively inexpensive, while larger items may involve extensive disassembly, preparation, shipping, and reassembly costs. NASA will work closely with potential recipients, on a case by case basis, to address any unique special handling costs.

The artifacts are offered in batches. For eligible museums and libraries, the current screening period ends November 29, 2009. A new batch of artifacts will be made available in January 2010. For the latest information about NASA shuttle transition and artifacts, visit www.nasa.gov/transition.

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5) ICONS OF WASHINGTON HISTORY EXHIBIT

What makes Washington different from anywhere else in the world? Is it the landscape? Our people? Certain events? Washington State History Museum Director, David Nicandri, has picked out some of the best representations of our state from the Washington State Historical Society’s collection to display. View some of the state’s distinguishing features, events, people, and landscapes from Nov. 11, 2009 – July 3, 2010 at the Washington State History Museum.

This exhibit not only identifies icons but explores why and how these icons came to be symbols of our state. More than 65 items have been selected to represent Washington in this exhibit. See Ezra Meeker’s covered wagon; touch a chunk of concrete from Galloping Gertie; hear Dave Niehaus announce the Mariners 1995 American League Division Series win over the New York Yankees; view representations of our plentiful natural resources, World’s Fair materials, and much more.

For more information, see www.wshs.org/wshm/featuredexhibits/icons.aspx.

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