Volume 13, October 5, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) DISASTER RECOVERY RESOURCES
You may wish to save this information for a rainy day, a water leak, or even a flood. These resources were prepared by federal agencies and private non-profit organizations with experience in disaster planning and response to help with the recovery process. This is not an exclusive list, but rather reflects some of the many resources available to assist cultural institutions.
IMLS (the Institute of Museum and Library Services) participates in the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. The Response and Recovery Resources Page, maintained by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, provides an excellent place to find support for recovery efforts.
For more information and links, use this shortcut to the IMLS blog: sos.wa.gov/q/recover.
2) MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING VIDEOS
The California State Library’s (CSL) Mental Health Initiative provides training opportunities for library staff around California, and through CSL’s generosity, the rest of the nation as well. Included within the major training components is an 8-part video series, produced by CSL in partnership with Los Angeles Public Library and Los Angeles County Library. Six of the videos are now available on the California Library Service YouTube channel. The final two episodes will be released soon. These videos can be used independently by staff or as part of your staff development programming. Thank you to the California State Library and its partners, and to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its funding support.
- Episode 1: Welcome to the Mental Health Initiative Video Series
- Episode 2: Establishing a Positive Staff Culture Around Mental Health
- Episode 3: The Do’s and Don’ts of Interacting with Patrons Affected by Mental Illness
- Episode 4: How to Establish Positive Relationships with Disruptive Patrons
- Episode 5: Exploring Compassion Fatigue
- Episode 6: Successfully Addressing Customer Complaints About Patrons Affected by Mental Illness
- Episodes 7, 8: Coming soon
3) STAND UP FOR HEALTH
Thinking of attending the 2018 PLA conference? Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community is a preconference session that the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is presenting on Tuesday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations.
A limited number of stipends will be available for this preconference. Applications will be available no later than October 16, 2017. Attendees who register before October 16 will be sent information about how to apply. Learn more using this link: sos.wa.gov/q/StandUp.
4) IMLS MUSEUM GRANT PROGRAMS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting grant applications for the Museums for America and the National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. The application deadline for each program is December 1, 2017.
Potential grant applicants are invited to view two pre-recorded webinars, which can help provide information on how to choose the appropriate funding opportunity and navigate the required IMLS forms. IMLS also invites potential applicants to view a live webinar offered for each grant program. Pre-recorded and upcoming webinars are listed at www.imls.gov/news-events/events.
5) THE ARTS STRONG CONNECTION
October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), and PM (Public Management) Magazine joins this annual celebration of creating a local, state, and national focus on the arts and humanities with its article “The Arts Strong Connection: Economic Impact Study Underscores the Importance of Arts and Culture,” by Robert Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Lynch writes: “From coast to coast and from our smallest rural towns to our largest urban counties, America’s 100,000 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations make their communities more desirable places to live and work every day of the year. The arts provide inspiration and joy to residents, beautify public spaces, and strengthen the social fabric of our communities.” Read the entire article at icma.org/articles/arts-strong-connection.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 9
- Research Library – With so many publications, how do you find the right one to search? (ProQuest) 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. PDT
- ArchivesSpace Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Exploring CultureGrams (ProQuest) 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, October 10
- Driving It Home – Real Change Is a Process, Not an Event (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- How Laws are Made: The Administrative Agencies (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Transforming academic library spaces to support modern-day learners (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldShare Collection Manager: What It Is and Why It Matters (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Strategic Planning 101 (Utah State Library) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, October 11
- Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Personal Branding for Women Leaders (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Workforce Indicators @ Your Fingertips – QWI Explorer (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Strategies for Having Difficult Conversations (International City/County Management Association) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Libraries Transforming Communities: Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners (2 of 3) (ALA Programming Librarian) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The New Americans Program at Queens Library: 40 Years of Reaching Out to Our Immigrant Communities (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Turning Dreams into Projects and Projects into Successes (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Medicare Basics (Montana State University Extension / Solid Finances) 11:05 – 11:55 a.m. PDT
- CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpress (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Challenging Behavior: Directors and Teachers Working with Families and Other Experts (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- IMLS FY2018 National Leadership Grants for Museums Applicant Webinar (IMLS) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES mini-conference (Library 2.0/The School of Information at San José University) 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
- Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday (Network for Good) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, October 12
- 7 Online Fundraising Strategies That Will Raise More This Year-End (Nonprofit Hub) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PDT
- IMLS FY2018 Museums for America Applicant Webinar (IMLS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Forum (ACRL DG) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- An Introduction to “A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875” (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- DAP Learning Series – Visualizing Analytics Data Part 2 (DigitalGov) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Gov Makes CX a Priority (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Tools to Edit Your Digital Story & Get it Watched by Your Target Audience (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections mechanics (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Policies for Replacing WorldCat Records (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors (School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, October 13
- Learn How to Learn Online (LHTLO) (InSync) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- On the Map: The Road to Employment Dynamics (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Saturday, October 14
- Free Mobile Learning Training Online Event (Simple K12) 7:00 – 7:30 a.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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