WSL Updates for February 23, 2017

WSL Updates for February 23, 2017

Volume 13, February 23, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

2) FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 101

3) BEYOND THE WALLS – TV WHITESPACE FUNDING

4) THE CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIES

5) ALA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Want to revitalize your information literacy tutorial, but not quite sure how? Interested in finding a way to assess student learning and engagement beyond the pre- and post-test? Choose Your Own Adventure-style tutorials allow students to direct their own paths through traditional learning materials, while offering librarians opportunities to reinforce learning objectives, model behavior, and increase student engagement, and also provide rich insights into student behavior and confidence.

This webinar will give participants an understanding of what these tutorials are, how they work, and when they might be appropriate; as well as considerations for selecting tools for the project; and first steps to building their own tutorials. To learn about education modeled after Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s, attend this WSL First Tuesdays webinar.

“Choose Your Own Adventure Series: Online Orientation,” presented by Maggie Faber, University of Washington, March 7, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST. To join the presentation, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstT.

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2) FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 101

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) presents a webinar on the topic “Federal Legislative History 101,” Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time. The speaker is Rick McKinney; Assistant Law Librarian / Legislative Librarian; Federal Reserve Board Law Library; Washington, D.C. To register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/101.

This webinar will discuss what Federal legislative histories are and how they are used, the ways in which Federal statutes are published and cited, the normal steps in compiling and researching Federal legislative histories, and the various resources available for Federal legislative history research – both free and commercial.

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3) BEYOND THE WALLS – TV WHITESPACE FUNDING

San Jose State University’s iSchool and Gigabit Libraries Network launched a call for proposals from libraries for $15,000 awards to experiment with TV WhiteSpace implementations: The “Beyond the Walls” awards seek libraries who will initiate partnership projects with neighboring anchor institutions to explore and develop innovative uses for TV WhiteSpace (TVWS) units to support remote fixed and portable library hotspots at new locations in their communities as a component of community crisis/disaster preparation.

Winners of these five subawards, due to be announced in April, will support library-led formation of local/regional collaborations with schools, health clinics or other community anchor institutions (CAIs). This project is funded by a grant from The Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS).

For more information, or to apply, use this shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/whitespace.

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4) THE CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIES

McGraw-Hill’s 2016 report, The Changing Role of Libraries, reveals differences in how the role of libraries changes depending on the communities they serve. Elementary school libraries, for example, are four times as likely to emphasize the importance of providing access to technology as higher education libraries. In K-12 schools, 39.2% of respondents cite access to technology as important, whereas only 10% of participants in higher education agreed.

The McGraw-Hill survey also reveals differences in budget and access to resources. In many K-12 libraries, budgets are so constrained that library staff are eliminated or shared across a district. In these communities, libraries report their space is used for multiple purposes beyond the original scope and mission of libraries.

For more of the study’s findings, or for a link to the entire report, visit sos.wa.gov/q/McGrawHill.

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5) ALA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Now in its fifth year, the ALA Leadership Institute, “Leading to the Future,” helps future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills in areas critical to the future of the libraries they lead. Through reflective and active learning, it offers participants an opportunity to delve into leadership practices, concepts, and frameworks, and to shape their own sustainable leadership vision and ethos, at the same time as building a learning community and network. With content based on real-world cases and nuanced situations, participants explore topics related to the greatest challenges and possibilities of leading into a future marked by turbulence and ambiguity.

Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians (August 7-13, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) will be led again by ALA Past-President Maureen Sullivan and library and leadership consultant Kathryn Deiss. Applications will be accepted through April 13, 2017. For more information or to apply, use this link: sos.wa.gov/q/leading.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, February 27

Tuesday, February 28

Wednesday, March 1

Thursday, March 2

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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