WSL Updates for March 1, 2018

WSL Updates for March 1, 2018

Volume 14, March 1, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) ALL ABOARD FOR STORYTIME

2) COPYRIGHT LIBRARIAN STARTER KIT

3) READ-A-RAMA

4) DIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS

5) FEDERAL BUDGET WOULD CLOSE IMLS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) ALL ABOARD FOR STORYTIME

Registration is now open for All Aboard for Storytime: Preparing for Kindergarten Readiness.

  • Join the Washington State Library (WSL) for this workshop on what children need to know before they start kindergarten and how libraries can support families so their children are ready.
  • Share what your library is doing and find out what other libraries around Washington State are doing.
  • Dive into the importance of intentional planning, including how Every Child Ready to Read and Supercharged Storytimes can help you support kindergarten readiness in all your programs.
  • Explore how the six domains of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) can be integrated into storytimes.

You will leave with a myriad of fun ideas, activities, and booklists that you may begin using immediately. This workshop will also cover ways to share readiness information with parents, caregivers, teachers, and childcare providers. These trainings provide an opportunity for youth services staff to invite their local early childhood workers to come with them and refresh skills together.

Trainings are located in both Eastern and Western Washington on a variety of dates from March 27 through April 27. WSL supports these trainings with Library Services and Technology Act funds supplied by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Register: sos.wa.gov/q/AllAboard.

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2) COPYRIGHT LIBRARIAN STARTER KIT

An archived copy of the ALA Office for Information Technology (OITP) Policy CopyTalk webinar “Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” originally webcast on February 1, 2018 is now available. The speaker, Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for the Texas A&M University Libraries, described her method and process for becoming a copyright librarian and provided helpful tips to other incoming copyright librarians on what to know and expect.

Emilie shared her knowledge base of user needs and best practices including how to find collaborators within and beyond the library, how to start building the foundation for an education program, understanding what advocacy looks like, and getting a handle on the kinds of questions a Copyright Librarian answers. This was one of OITP’s most popular webinars ever so do check it out!

Mark your calendars: OITP’s Copyright Education Subcommittee sponsors CopyTalk on the first Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time. March 1’s CopyTalk webinar is on the topic “Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students.”

The webinars are free, and OITP wants to keep it that way. There is a 100-seat limit because any additional seats are very expensive. If possible, consider watching the webinar with colleagues or joining the webinar before the start time. And remember, there is an archive with webinars for the last five years.

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3) READ-A-RAMA

Since 2001, Dr. Michelle H. Martin, now the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, has been crafting programming for children that uses children’s books as the springboard for all activities. Activities that help teach kids to “live books” can also strengthen your summer programs.

These Read-a-Rama workshops will help educators, librarians, youth professionals and parents/guardians design new ideas for innovative and interactive programs that pair books with hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to promote early literacy and fully engaged learning. Designed for adults, each program is approximately 2 hours long and all are fun and fully interactive. (Children who are old enough and focused enough to participate are welcome.)

Details:

  • When: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Compass on Dexter, 756 John Street, Seattle
  • Cost: $35/$20 for students
  • What/When: March 10: Create! Bookish Art and Artsy Books
  • What/When: April 7: Bug Eyes, Bird Beaks & Bat Wings: Bookish Fun about Animal Adaptations

For more information and to register, use this shortcut: sos.wa.gov/q/Read-a-Rama.

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4) DIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS

The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications from public libraries interested in participating in PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) for the summer of 2018. Last year, PLA piloted III, an internship program designed to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship. The project was a tremendous success, and PLA is proud to offer III once again with the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant RE-00-17-0129-17).

Through III, PLA will sponsor paid, mentored summer internships at public libraries for 50 high school juniors and seniors. With individual guidance from a mentor, each intern will engage with multiple facets of library life, from administration to programming to user services, while also completing a connected-learning project on behalf of their host library.

Applications are due March 25.

Read the full press release.

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5) FEDERAL BUDGET WOULD CLOSE IMLS

Once again, the President’s budget request, as submitted to Congress for FY 2019, proposes funding for the orderly closure of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

According to a statement from IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, “This is the first step for the FY 2019 federal budget, and we will provide information to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress throughout the process as requested. We are disappointed that for a second year, the President’s budget request did not provide funding for the continuation of IMLS activities for the next fiscal year. In the meantime, the agency will continue normal grantmaking operations with allocated FY 2018 funds.”

Her statement continues: “The libraries and museums across our nation provide essential programs, services, and resources to the public. As the primary source of federal funding for museums and libraries, IMLS grants make a difference in communities of all sizes, from rural to urban, in every U.S. state and territory. . . Without IMLS funding for museums and libraries, it would be more difficult for many people to gain access to the internet, continue their education, learn critical research skills, and find employment.”

Read the full statement, which includes references to specific IMLS-funded grants and projects. The Library Development Program at the Washington State Library is funded by the IMLS Grants to the States program.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Friday, March 9

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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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