WSL Updates for October 31, 2013

WSL Updates for October 31, 2013

Volume 9, October 31, 2013 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Remember to Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3.

Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – BRINGING UP BABY

2) DON’T MISS THE 2013 ELPLP SYMPOSIUM

3) BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – GETTING SCHOOL READY!

4) AUDIO MUSIC/VIDEO COLLECTION AWARD

5) SUSTAINING CULTURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FIRST TUESDAYS – BRINGING UP BABY

Come to next week’s First Tuesdays webinar, Bringing Up Baby: Community Baby Showers, where Sarah Johnson and Charity Cree from Mid Columbia Regional Library will share easy and inexpensive ways to provide new parents with important information regarding their children, including library services for the entire family.

Designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation, which will take place on November 5, 2013, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PST, lets attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. Sessions are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit sos.wa.gov/q/tuesdays. For instructions on joining the presentation, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays.

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2) DON’T MISS THE 2013 ELPLP SYMPOSIUM

There’s still time to register for the 2013 Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP) Symposium. The program includes keynote speaker Glorida DeGaetano, author of Parenting Well in a Media Age, and Isla Govin from Cultures Connecting.

Symposium information:

  • When: Wednesday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST (Registration: 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.; Program: 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.);
  • Where: Pierce County Library System Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma;
  • Cost: Free for ELPLP Members; $75 for non-members.

For additional information and to register, go to sos.wa.gov/q/ELPLP2013. Questions? Contact Aileen Marie, Program Associate, at aileenmarie@earlylearning.org or 206.525.4801, x31; or Susan Yang, Program Officer, at susan@earlylearning.org or 260.525.4801, x28.

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3) BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – GETTING SCHOOL READY!

You asked for it, and the Foundation for Early Learning delivered! Place your orders now for the Foundation’s reprinted English-language edition of Getting School Ready!, a free booklet designed for parents, families, caregivers, teachers, and other members of the early learning community to help children become Kindergarten ready. You may order up to 25 printed booklets for free. For orders of 26 or more, the Foundation asks that you cover the cost of shipping and handling with a donation of $.35/booklet.

Getting School Ready! booklets are also available in 9 languages including print editions in Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Digital copies are also available for download for free. To order print copies, download the digital version, or learn more about the Getting School Ready! program, visit gettingschoolready.org. Questions? Contact Aileen Marie Tubo, Program Associate, at aileenmarie@earlylearning.org.

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4) AUDIO MUSIC/VIDEO COLLECTION AWARD

Applications are now being accepted for the Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award. Presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) and Baker & Taylor, the award is designed to promote the development of a circulating audio music/video product collection in public libraries and increase the exposure of the format within the community. The winning library will receive $2,500 of audio music or video products ordered through Baker & Taylor.

Any public library may apply that does not have employees on the current Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award Jury. Candidates must submit an application, describing the proposal, explaining how the project fits the purpose of this grant and how the music or video products will benefit the project. For more information and to submit an application, go to sos.wa.gov/q/BTMusic. Applications must be received no later than Monday, December 2, 2013.

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5) SUSTAINING CULTURAL HERITAGE COLLECTIONS GRANTS

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications from nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions in the United States to its Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. This grant program encourages cultural institutions to plan and implement preventive conservation projects that pragmatically balance preservation goals, cost, and environmental impact. Projects should be designed to be as cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive as possible, and they should aim to mitigate the greatest risks to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets.

Planning grants of up to $40,000 (with an option to request an additional $10,000 to implement a recommendation made by the planning team) are available to bring together interdisciplinary teams that will work collaboratively to identify sustainable preventive conservation strategies. Planning teams should consider:

  • The nature of the materials in a collection;
  • The performance of the building, its envelope, and its systems in moderating internal environmental conditions;
  • The capabilities of the institution;
  • The nature of the local climate and the effects of climate change;
  • The cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency of various approaches to preventive conservation;
  • The project’s impact on the environment.

Implementation grants of up to $350,000 are available to:

  • Manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods;
  • Install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems;
  • Install storage systems and rehouse collections;
  • Improve security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters;
  • Upgrade lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.

For grant guidelines, FAQs, sample narratives from successful applications, and grant application materials, go to sos.wa.gov/q/SCHC. Applications are due no later than Thursday, December 12, 2013. Program officers are available to discuss project ideas and read draft proposals. Please contact the division for more information by emailing preservation@neh.gov or calling 202-606-8570.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 4:

  • Jeff Kinney Live From Las Vegas! (School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/JKinney;
  • K12 ProQuest Research Library/ProQuest Central (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ815;

Tuesday, November 5:

  • K-12 eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ814;
  • First Tuesdays: Bringing up Baby: Community Baby Showers (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST;
  • The Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in K-12 Settings (AbleNet University); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/UDLK12;
  • Advanced Searching: Beyond the Single Search Box (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ811;
  • Are Your Trainers Great Facilitators? Creating the Dynamic Experience with Facilitative Training Skills (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN5Nov;
  • Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: Narrating Work As Knowledge “Management” (InSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/BZ5Nov;
  • E-Books in Schools: Lessons Learned from A to Z (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/BL5Nov;
  • Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/GS5Nov;
  • Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW5Nov;
  • Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others (ALA/ProgrammingLibrarian); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PL5Nov;

Wednesday, November 6:

  • Improving Technology Training (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST;
  • When Good Leaders (Sometimes) Go Bad (AMA) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/AMA6Nov;
  • Learn How to Avoid “Crisis of Emptiness” in eLearning (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN6Nov;
  • Barriers to Change: Understanding Roadblocks to Progress in Organizations and Communities (Nonprofit Webinars); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW6Nov;
  • 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series: Quarterly Financial Report – Manufacturing, Mining, Wholesale, Trade, and Selected Service Industries (QFRM) & Retail Trade (QFRR) (U.S. Census Bureau); 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/CensusEd;
  • Serving Job Seekers: Library and Workforce System Partnerships That Work (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/VM6Nov;
  • How to Approach a Foundation (GrantSpace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/GS6Nov;
  • Simplify the Digital Shift with hoopla digital (hoopla/Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/hoopla;
  • Key Leadership Factors for Fundraising Success (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW6NovPM;

Thursday, November 7:

  • Learn How to Learn Online (InSync Training); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/LHTLO;
  • Current Trends in Assistive Technology for K-12 Settings (AbleNet University); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/ATK12Trends;
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ812;
  • Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/VM7Nov;
  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall Webinar (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/CensusEd;
  • The Future of Learning (Training Magazine Network); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN7Nov;

Friday, November 8:

  • Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Join.Me (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TineJoin;
  • Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ813.

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

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