WSL Updates for August 20, 2015

WSL Updates for August 20, 2015

Volume 11, August 20, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING PATRON BEHAVIOR FREE WEBINAR

2) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

3) JOIN THE SUPERCHARGED COMMUNITY

4) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

5) OCLC MEMBER FORUM IN CHENEY

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1) STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING PATRON BEHAVIOR WEBINAR

Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior, a free First Tuesdays webinar

  • September 8 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Libraries reflect the communities we serve and like those communities we sometimes must navigate disruptive and unsafe patron behaviors. Join Melissa Munn and Angelina Benedetti, both of the King County Library System, as they share how policies, procedures, and guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons and staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging staff in solutions; review facilities considerations; explore community and police partnership opportunities; take away ideas for training and resources; and practice de-escalation techniques.

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) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is recruiting for three Library & Archive Paraprofessional positions at three correctional facilities.

For more information, please visit Branch Library Associate (In-training LAPP5)

Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested.

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3) JOIN THE SUPERCHARGED COMMUNITY

The Washington State Library is pleased to offer a new learning opportunity for all public library staff members and volunteers in Washington State who are interested in early childhood literacy and storytimes. Supercharged Storytimes introduces public library storytime providers to a more effective way to plan and deliver storytimes. Supercharged Storytimes does not replace existing library programs, such as Every Child Ready to Read – it enhances them through techniques proven to be effective by Project VIEWS2 research.

After joining the Supercharged community, public library staff members and volunteers in the state of Washington have access to:

  • Recorded webinars that provide an overview of the science and significance of Supercharged Storytimes;
  • Online supporting materials, such as videos, articles, and tools and tip sheets;
  • Supercharged discussion forums, offering the ability to share ideas and collaborate with other public library colleagues around the state.

There is no cost for public library staff and volunteers in Washington State to participate. To sign up:

  • Go to webjunction.org and click on “Log in” in the upper right-hand corner.
    • Have a WebJunction account? Simply log in with your username and password.
    • New to WebJunction? Follow the instructions to create a new account.
  • After logging in, enroll in Supercharged Central -Washington by going to the WebJunction Course Catalog and search courses by entering: Supercharged
  • At the enrollment options page, enter the following enrollment key: superchargedWA and then click on “Enroll me.”
  • After you select “Enroll me,” you will be see the Supercharged Storytimes community of practice page.
  • Welcome to the community – and get ready to supercharge your practice!

Questions? Please email Diane Hutchins at diane.hutchins@sos.wa.gov. Supercharged Storytimes is made possible through a partnership of the Washington State Library, Thrive Washington, and OCLC.

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4) ZINE CONTEST ENTRIES DUE AUGUST 31

Zine contest entries soon 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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5) OCLC MEMBER FORUM IN CHENEY

OCLC will hold Member Forum at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Thursday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. includes a working lunch.

  • There is no charge to attend.
  • Space is limited, please register early.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

August 25

August 26

  • Could a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Be Your Next Fundraiser? (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
  • Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
  • Data Anyone? Grant Data at Your Finger Tips (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PDT
  • Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians); 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • What’s NEW in ProQuest Congressional-User Interface Update (ProQuest); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
  • WorldCat and Metadata Globalization: An Introduction (OCLC); 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PDT

August 27

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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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