WSL Updates for July 30, 2015

WSL Updates for July 30, 2015

Volume 11, July 30, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL WHITE FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

2) EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY: ET KITS GRANT CYCLE OPEN

3) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

4) RETURN TO RELEVANCE WEBINAR REGISTRATION OPEN

5) FREE TRAINING FROM UW HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

6) UW LIBRARIES TEACHING AND LEARNING UNCONFERENCE

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) THE KIDS ARE NOT ALL WHITE FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

The kids are not all white presented by Edith Campbell, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, on August 4, 2015 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the full U.S. population will be a majority of non-whites around 2043. Kidlit publishers do not reflect these population dynamics. Do library shelves and programs? All young readers need mirrors and windows that both reflect and open the world around them. Library materials and programs are important in helping children make cross-cultural connections and develop the skills necessary to function in a pluralistic society. Resources are readily available for librarians to meet these needs.

Instructions and Login for First Tuesdays session

Questions? Please contact Carolyn Petersen, Washington State Library, at 360-570-5560 or carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov.

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2) EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY: ET KITS GRANT CYCLE OPEN

Exploring Technology: ET kits grant cycle from the Washington State Library (WSL) is open. The purpose of this grant cycle is to empower libraries as exploration centers for youth.

This grant cycle enables public and tribal libraries to apply for a Mindstorm Lego® Robotics kit or an Eggbot Robotics kit. WSL expects youth will increase their science, technology, engineering, and math skills through interaction with the kits. The contents of the Mindstorm Lego® Robotics kit and the Eggbot Robotics kits can be found in the third section of the grant guidelines.

This grant cycle is made possible through funding provided to the Washington State Library by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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3) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

Only one month until zine contest entries are due!

The 1st Annual Historical Zine Contest is sponsored by Washington State Library, Washington State Archives and Timberland Regional Library. Participants are asked to create a zine about some aspect of Washington History.

Entries will be accepted from four age groups:

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12
  • Adults of all ages

All entries must be received by August 31, 2015. See the Zine Contest Flyer for entry form and more information.

Questions? Please contact Judy Pitchford at judy.pitchford@sos.wa.gov

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4) RETURN TO RELEVANCE WEBINAR REGISTRATION OPEN

Return to Relevance: Including and Unleashing Everyone in Shaping the Future — In this roll-up-your-sleeves virtual workshop series, we will gain clarity on the relevance and purpose of our work together in libraries. We will introduce and immediately apply Liberating Structures–methods designed to include and unleash everybody in shaping next steps. Themes to be explored may include: attracting more patrons; generating and broadcasting an exciting library narrative; support of early learning; and bridging the digital divide. We will make fast progress on problems facing libraries and librarians while learning a new approach to handle any challenge that arises. The three-part series will be practical and seriously playful for all levels of library staff and management. Teams or small groups are encouraged, however, individual participation also works.

  • Webinars facilitated by Nancy White, Full Circle Associates, and Keith Candless, Liberating Structures.
  • The final webinar is September 14, 2015.
  • Each free webinar is 90 minutes from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. and will be archived.
  • Log-in instructions will be emailed to all registered participants. Register here.

Sponsored by Washington State Library through funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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5) FREE TRAINING FROM UW HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

The Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at the University of Washington Health Science Library is offering several opportunities for learning:

Questions? Please email Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator.

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6) UW LIBRARIES TEACHING AND LEARNING UNCONFERENCE

Looking for a fun, free way to interact with and learn from your peers? The University of Washington Libraries Teaching and Learning Unconference is an annual event which provides a venue for librarians in the region to assemble and engage with colleagues at other institutions. This year’s theme is “Transitions”. Librarians from all kinds of libraries are invited.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Transitions Unconference is a participatory gathering at the crossroads of teaching and learning. This informal get-together features opportunities for sharing your successes and challenges, and exploring new strategies for supporting student learning and engagement.

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7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

August 3

August 5

August 6

August 7

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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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