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BREAKING NEWS! MORE HISTORIC WASHINGTON NEWSPAPERS ONLINE

BREAKING NEWS! MORE HISTORIC WASHINGTON NEWSPAPERS ONLINE

2020 was an extraordinary year for many reasons, all of which have been immortalized in catchy headlines and sensational news stories. Future generations will marvel at these stories and wonder how we coped during these extraordinary times. Much like how we look back on years past and wonder about the issues and challenges our recent ancestors endured. Yet thanks to the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspapers (WDN) program – funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)…

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WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE PRESENTS THE REVIEW CLUB OF ABERDEEN

WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE PRESENTS THE REVIEW CLUB OF ABERDEEN

The Review Club of Aberdeen is the oldest women’s cultural group still in existence in Washington. Founded on March 3, 1891, the Review Club meets twice a month to share and discuss “good books.” Topics have included everything from fiction to politics to spiritualism. The group’s longevity speaks to the ongoing desire for intellectual opportunities for women. This Washington Rural Heritage collection includes meeting minutes, beginning with the group’s charter meeting in 1891; annual programs from the 1920s to the…

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WASHINGTON’S DIGITAL HERITAGE: AN AUDIO & VISUAL HISTORY

WASHINGTON’S DIGITAL HERITAGE: AN AUDIO & VISUAL HISTORY

The Washington State Library’s annual Washington Digital Heritage grant cycle has helped preserve a wealth of historical documents from organizations and private collections statewide. These grants support libraries and partner organizations in digitizing historically significant primary sources, special collections, and archives. In addition, the projects support the creation of digital exhibits, oral histories, open educational resources, and other community memory initiatives. Here are some highlights from the 2019-2020 grant cycle. Asotin County Library The Asotin County Library digitized a privately…

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WSL Updates for March 29, 2018

WSL Updates for March 29, 2018

Volume 14, March 29, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) IMLS FUNDING INCREASE 2) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES UPDATE 3) TURNING OUTWARD TO LEAD CHANGE 4) LIBRARY SNAPSHOT DAY RETURNS 5) DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) IMLS FUNDING INCREASE On Friday, March 23, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2018. The legislation includes $240 million…

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WSL Updates for March 22, 2018

WSL Updates for March 22, 2018

Volume 14, March 22, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) CHAOS WITH A PURPOSE 2) ALL ABOARD FOR STORYTIME 3) PROMOTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 4) WHAT’S HIDING IN YOUR LIBRARY? 5) GRANT – ACTIVATING COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) CHAOS WITH A PURPOSE It started off with a simple idea: bring your NERF gun (or use ours), and a friend (or make some here), and let’s battle! What began as a serendipitous…

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WSL Updates for March 15, 2018

WSL Updates for March 15, 2018

Volume 14, March 15, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) EVERYLIBRARY TRAINING 2) CULTIVATING COMMUNITIES, HARVESTING IDEAS 3) HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIANS 4) LIBRARY SCIENCE COURSES 5) DPLA’S NEW WEBSITE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) EVERYLIBRARY TRAINING Before you consider asking for any new funding for your library, it is critical to understand that supporters, constituents, and donors are driven by their perceptions and attitudes, and not by their library user experience….

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WSL Updates for March 8, 2014

WSL Updates for March 8, 2014

Volume 14, March 8, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS 2) FREE BOOKS 3) TURNING OUTWARD TO LEAD CHANGE 4) RENDEZVOUS WITH LOCKED DOORS 5) NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY GRANTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS A new round of grant funding from the Washington State Library (WSL) is available to support Washington libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives related to archival and special collections. Public, academic (two…

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WSL Updates for February 1, 2018

WSL Updates for February 1, 2018

Volume 14, February 1, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FREE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2) SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES 3) LIBRARY VOTER SERVICES SURVEY 4) TOPNOTCH NONPROFIT TRAINING 5) LEVY LID LIFT WEBINAR 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) FREE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS The Washington State Library (WSL) is offering two sets of half-day workshops in February and March at a variety of locations around the state. The topics are: Screen Scene: Best Practices for Using Screen…

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WSL Updates for January 25, 2018

WSL Updates for January 25, 2018

Volume 14, January 25, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) CE NEEDS ASSESSMENT 2) HEALTH NUMERACY AND YOU 3) COMIC CON AT THE LIBRARY 4) RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARY GRANTS 5) ONLINE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD COMPLETED 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) CE NEEDS ASSESSMENT It’s time once again for the semi-annual Continuing Education Needs Assessment from the Washington State Library and the Washington Library Association: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CE_2018_WSL. If you took the survey in the past and…

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WSL Updates for January 18, 2018

WSL Updates for January 18, 2018

Volume 14, January 18, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) REPRISE – ADVOCACY, ETHICS, AND THE LAW 2) POET LAUREATES FEATURED 3) PROMOTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 4) SPARKFUN MAKERS 5) MAKING YOUR JOB EASIER 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) REPRISE – ADVOCACY, ETHICS, AND THE LAW Earlier this week, Rob Mead, the State Law Librarian for Washington, presented a webinar on “Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians.” That presentation is now archived and…

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