Volume 13, August 10, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS
The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of The Seattle Public Library and Washington State Library, announces the finalists in eight categories for the 2017 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2016. This is the 51st year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards.
Winners will be announced at the awards celebration, held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. A reception and book signing will follow in the Norcliffe Foundation Living Room on Level 3 of the Central Library, with book sales by Third Place Books. This event is free and open to the public.
A book award is given based on the strength of the publication’s literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality to an author who was born in Washington State or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years. The authors of the award-winning books, as well as the illustrator of the picture book, will receive a $500 honorarium, thanks to the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
For a complete list of Award finalists, and the names of this year’s judges, visit sos.wa.gov/q/WSBA.
2) GALAXY SCIFI ARCHIVE
One of the science fiction genre’s best magazines is now freely available online. The Internet Archive is hosting a collection of Galaxy Science Fiction, which published many seminal works in the field, including an early version of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man. Included are stories from such SciFi legends as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, and many more. Although the run is not quite complete, the archive comprises 355 separate issues, ranging from 1950 through 1976. In addition to the Galaxy collection, the Archive also has a complete run of Hugo Gernsback’s Amazing Stories.
3) THE STATE OF EBOOKS IN LIBRARIES
Libraries have been handling eBooks for quite some time now, but while libraries have time-tested workflows for online serials, eBooks present complexities that may require new workflows. The online format provides many opportunities for libraries but also many challenges.
Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on these opportunities and challenges. This Forum will discuss the following topics:
- Collection development and acquisitions models
- Technical Services workflows
- eBook licensing and metadata
- Faculty outreach and user instruction and support
- Usage and assessment
e-Forums are moderated, electronic discussion forums that provide an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest on an ALCTS email discussion list. These discussions are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to subscribe to the email list. Details:
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time;
- More information and registration.
4) MORE THAN #MOTIVATIONMONDAY
Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library’s success. But many in library organizations don’t know how to effectively instigate employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it’s important to know what motivation is and isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. This WebJunction webinar, More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week, will explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role, you will be inspired to find your own motivation and will be able to catalyze others!
- Thursday, August 17, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Register: sos.wa.gov/q/more
5) LIBRARIES, LGBTQ YOUTH, & HOMELESSNESS
Libraries as Allies – A Beginner’s Guide for Libraries: Welcoming and Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness is a toolkit which provides an introduction to public libraries on the topic of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) youth experiencing homelessness. The toolkit comes out of a pilot IMLS grant, the LAMBDA (Library Anchor Models for Bridging Diversity Achievements) project, which brought together the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as four public libraries, two in east Tennessee—Clinch River and Ocoee—and two in California: San Francisco Public Library and San Diego County Library.
During the three years of the grant, the LAMBDA project provided trainings, workshops, resources, a website, and a Summit. For more information about the LAMBDA project, visit lambda.sis.utk.edu. The toolkit is available at lambda.sis.utk.edu/libraries-as-allies-toolkit. Submit questions or comments to Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at email@example.com.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, August 14
- SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, August 15
- eForum: The State of eBooks in Libraries (ALCTS) 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
- Veterans by the Numbers – Searching the Census (Utah State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Intelligent Outcomes: Learning From Both Success and Failure (Sirsi/Dynix) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Making Time for Middle Grade (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- eLibrary (ProQuest) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
- ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Consolidated Plan Outreach (OSPI) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, August 16
- Libraries as Community Catalysts Virtual Conference (Colorado State Library) 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject (North Carolina Library Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Role of librarians on a diagnostic team (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Through the Maze (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- CultureGrams (ProQuest) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- FirstSearch Overview Training Event (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Policies for Replacing WorldCat Records (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect (edWeb.net) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, August 17
- Brain-Based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo) 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. PDT
- Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit Part II (Idealware) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- How to Get Tech Donations: A Special TechSoup Tour (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- National Archives History Hub (U.S. National Archives) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The North American Bird Banding Program and What We’ve Learned about North America’s Migratory Birds (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Fundamentals of WorldCat Knowledge Base Collections (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, August 18
- LYRASIS Second Fridays – How to Get Involved with Evolve! (LYRASIS) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier (Wyoming State Library) 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Saturday, August 19
- ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Consolidated Plan Outreach (OSPI) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
DISCLAIMER: The State Library regularly highlights third-party events and online resources as a way to alert the library community to training and resource opportunities. By doing so, we are not endorsing the content of the event, nor promoting any specific product, but merely providing this information as an FYI to librarians who must then decide what is right for them.
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