WSL Updates for December 11, 2014

WSL Updates for December 11, 2014

Volume 10, December 11, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) INVITATION TO E-RATE PROGRAM WEBINARS

2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

3) ANNUAL iYOUTH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

4) NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT HIGHLINE COLLEGE

5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) INVITATION TO E-RATE PROGRAM WEBINARS

All participants in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program are invited to join Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) for a series of webinars on various topics regarding changes in the E-rate program for funding year 2015 over the next few weeks.

To Register: Eligible Services Webinar Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

To Register: Program Compliance Webinar Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

To Register: Category Two Budgets Webinar Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

To Register: Discount Calculations Webinar Thursday, January 8, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

To Register: Urban/Rural Tool Webinar Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PST

Please note: Due to the large size of the virtual audience, the presenters will not accept live questions during the webinar. All webinars will be recorded and will be available for viewing a day after the original webinar presentation, in the Schools and Libraries Program’s Online Learning Library.

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2) WLA MENTORING PROGRAM

The Washington Library Association mentoring program is live and needs mentors and mentees. Please apply to be a mentor or mentee; mentoring can be a valuable experience for both parties.

The goal of the WLA Mentoring Program is to provide encouragement, support, and guidance to library staff to promote their professional development and growth.

Benefits of mentoring programs

  • Library staff have the opportunity to develop professional skills and a sense of direction.
  • Experienced library staff can contribute to the profession by helping to develop future leaders.
  • Both mentors and mentees can learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences.
  • Both mentors and mentees can develop enhanced listening skills and the ability to communicate with respect.
  • The profession as a whole can benefit from the opportunity to capture knowledge from our library leaders.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Fenton at jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov

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3) ANNUAL iYOUTH CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The annual iYouth Conference is scheduled for February 21, 2015 at the University of Washington in Seattle. This year’s conference theme is focused on youth and identity. The mission of the conference is to bring together practicing librarians, students, and iSchool researchers to explore new modes of practice to provide relevant and inclusive services to children and youth, and to celebrate the community of youth and children’s media.

Please email a brief (300-500 word) proposal with information on presenter(s) experiences and professional background as relevant by January 5, 2015. Please email proposals or questions about the conference to iyouth.info@gmail.com.

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4) NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT HIGHLINE COLLEGE

The Library & Information Services program at Highline College now offers Public Services and Technical Services Certificates. Students can pursue one or both certificates. Most of the courses in this program are taken online.

For more information, please contact Hara Brook at hbrook@highline.edu.

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5) APPLY TO HOST STORYCORPS

StoryCorps, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, is accepting applications from public libraries and library systems interested in hosting StoryCorps @ your library programs. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), StoryCorps @ your library will bring StoryCorps’ popular interview methods to libraries while developing a replicable model of oral history programming.

  • Program guidelines and the online application are available at apply.ala.org/storycorps
  • The application deadline is February 6, 2015.

Ten selected sites will receive:

  • a $2,500 stipend for project-related expenses;
  • portable recording equipment;
  • a two-day, in-person training on interview collection, digital recording techniques and archiving on April 8-9, 2015, led by StoryCorps staff in Brooklyn, New York (Note: Travel and lodging costs will be covered by StoryCorps.);
  • two two-hour planning meetings to develop a program and outreach strategy with StoryCorps staff in March 2015;
  • promotional materials and technical and outreach support;
  • access to and use of StoryCorps’ proprietary interview database.

Each library will be expected to record at least 40 interviews during the six-month interview collection period (May-October 2015). In addition, each library must plan at least one public program inspired by the interviews they collect. Local libraries will retain copies of all interviews and preservation copies will also be deposited with the Library of Congress.

This StoryCorps @ your library grant offering represents the second phase of the StoryCorps @ your library project, following a pilot program in 2013-14. Read more about the pilot libraries at http://www.ala.org/programming/storycorps and http://www.storycorps.org/your-library.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

December 15

  • Pinterest and Snapguides for Learning (Insynctraining); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Summer Reading Refreshed! (Colorado State Library); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

December 16

December 17

  • Hands On Learning; The Power of Interactive Learning in the Library (edWeb.net); 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
  • NCompass Live: Nebraska Memories (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • Rebels with a Cause: Creating Positive Change at Work (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • How to Host a Preservation Week Event (ALCTS); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Library Websites on a Budget: Tools, Tips, and Tales (Techsoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Better Together (?): Leveraging Collaborations to Get Grants (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries (Part 3 of 3) – Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • The California Digital Newspaper Collection: An Introduction (California State Library); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • The Vogue Archive (ProQuest); 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PST
  • What You Don’t Know, You can…Learn!: Using Ancestry Library Edition to Fill in Gaps in Your Genealogical Research (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

December 18

  • Proposal Budgeting Basics (Grant Space); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Level Up Your Teaching! Gamify Your Class in Five Easy Steps (EasyBib); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. PST
  • K12 eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST

December 19

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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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