Volume 13, December 7, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2018
The Letters About Literature contest encourages young readers in grades 4-12 to read a book and write a letter to the author about how the book changed their view of the world or themselves. Students can write about works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Entries in Spanish are accepted and will be translated for the Washington State judges.
Letter writers compete at three levels: Level 1: grades 4-6; Level 2: grades 7-8; Level 3: grades 9-12. State judges select the top letter writer in each level and the three winning letters advance to the national competition. The three state champions will each receive a $125 cash prize and the champions, runners up, and honorable mentions will be honored at an awards ceremony. State semifinalists will receive an award certificate in the mail. National winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and national honor winners receive a $200 cash prize.
Entries may be submitted through a school or library, or individually. Individual entries must be signed by a parent or guardian. The entry deadline for this year’s contest is January 12, 2018 for all levels. For more information and entry forms: sos.wa.gov/q/LAL2018.
2) EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOPS
Work that is focused on public service can be both rewarding and costly. Being mindful of our own work narrative and understanding how we deal with conflict are two key areas that require our attention. Participants in this 3-hour workshop will learn how to: identify and adjust their self-talk; understand their personal work mission; develop awareness of cycles of conflict; and improve clarity and effectiveness of communication.
Registration is now open for “Self-Talk and Emotional Intelligence: Improving your Work Narrative.” Workshops are offered January through March 2018 in Vancouver, Tacoma, Marysville, Seattle and Richland. For more information and to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/EI.
This workshop is sponsored by the Washington State Library and is funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
3) ZINES CONTEST DEADLINE NEAR
The deadline for the Washington Historical Zine contest is fast approaching but it’s still not too late to create your Historical Zine! All entries must be postmarked by December 15th. For more information and the entry form, go to sos.wa.gov/q/Zine.
4) EVALUATE HEALTH APPS
Today mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of wellness applications? Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download.
“There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness” is the next session of the PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar from NNLM PNR. No registration is required.
- Wednesday, December 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Connect at sos.wa.gov/q/H-App.
5) IMLS GRANT OPPORTUNITY
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for the second cycle of the FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). This is the final opportunity to apply for the FY 2018 NLG-L and LB21 grant programs.
The NLG-L program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and generate results such as new tools, research findings, or models that can be widely used. The LB21 program supports professional development and training projects for libraries and archives.
From the preliminary proposals received by the February 1 deadline, IMLS will select applicants and invite them to submit full proposals by June 8, 2018. Informational webinars will be held Tuesday, December 12 at 11:00 p.m. PST and (repeated) on Thursday, December 14, 12:00 p.m. PST with program staff to answer questions from potential applicants. Recordings of the webinars will also be made available on the IMLS website. For information about how to participate in the webinars or to access the webinar recordings, visit the IMLS webinar webpage, which includes information about system compatibility.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, December 11
- “The All New eLibrary” (ProQuest) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries—Challenges, Resources, and More (American Libraries Live) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Bozarthzone! Show Your Work (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Through the Hearts of Teachers Build the Minds of Children (edWeb) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- “Climate Choices” Common Ground for Action Forum (ALA Programming Librarian/National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Copy cataloging with CatExpress (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Introduction to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Differentiating Lessons Involving Robotics for All Students (edWeb) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Unpacking the New AASL Standards (School Library Journal) 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST
- Improved Literacy, Deeper Learning for ELL and All Readers: Austin ISD’s Story (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 PST
Tuesday, December 12
- The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring) 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. PST
- Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace (SirsiDynix) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Find the Magazine. Find the article. (Wyoming State Library) 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Amplifying Community Engagement (Library Journal SELF-e) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Defense Technical Information Center 101, Part 3 (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) Cycle 2 and National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) Cycle 2 Pre-Application Webinar (IMLS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant – Scenario Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom! (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1 – Getting Started with CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Help Us Change the way We Disseminate Data! (U.S. Census Bureau) 12:00 – 1:00 PST
- “The All New eLibrary” (ProQuest) 12:00 – 1:00 PST
Wednesday, December 13
- Descriptive cataloging for books and DVDs: What is the title? (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- NCompass Live: How to Choose Your News: Educating College Students on Identifying Bias (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Research Library – With so many publications, how do you find the right one to search? (ProQuest) 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. PST
- Brandraising with Sarah Durham from Big Duck (Firespring) 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. PST
- Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Innovations That Matter: Automation, Blockchain, IoT and More (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat Discovery configuration: Content and staff features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Early Brain Development: 5 BIG Ideas That Every Early Care Professional Should Know (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) (National Network for Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2 – Working with Text in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Policies for replacing WorldCat records (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- All A-Board! 7 Tips for a Successful Associate Board (Nonprofit Hub) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- AR/VR Is the New Reality – or Is it? (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- From Library to Innovation Learning Space (Library Journal/School Outfitters) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Digital Citizenship Across Grade Levels (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, December 14
- Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality? (Massachusetts Library System) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Introducing the Public Catalog (Georgia Public Library Service/Intellum) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change (Future Ready Schools) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Designing Learning Spaces for a Creative, Collaborative Future (Simple K12) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Designing for Outrage: Inviting Disruption into Exhibitions (American Alliance of Museums) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3 – Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Lending (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-powered Ideas for Programming (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) Cycle 2 and National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) Cycle 2 Pre-Application Webinar (IMLS) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
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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