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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 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 ————————————————————————————————————— 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…

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WSL Updates for February 22, 2018

WSL Updates for February 22, 2018

Volume 14, February 22, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2) FINANCIAL LITERACY – FACTS VS. FICTION 3) FREE EXHIBITS – WILL TRAVEL 4) LC – FREE TO USE AND REUSE 5) OCLC – CONNECTING WITH YOUR COOPERATIVE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Work that focuses on public service can be both rewarding and costly. Being mindful of our own work narrative and understanding how…

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WSL Updates for February 15, 2018

WSL Updates for February 15, 2018

Volume 14, February 15, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) TRAVEL AND TRAINING MONEY 2) STAND UP FOR HEALTH 3) HOPE FROM OUR GRANDMOTHERS 4) LATINO STEM LEARNING 5) DIGITAL LEARN TOOLKIT 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) TRAVEL AND TRAINING MONEY The Medical Library Association (MLA) has joined forces with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide a health information symposium for public librarians…

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WSL Updates for February 8, 2018

WSL Updates for February 8, 2018

Volume 14, February 8, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SCREEN SCENE FOR CHILDREN 2) WSL & WEBJUNCTION OFFER SKILLSOFT 3) TAKE OUR SURVEY—PLEASE! 4) AMERICA SAVES WEEK 5) BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL – PNLA 2018 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SCREEN SCENE FOR CHILDREN Screens are everywhere! Young children are spending more and more time engaged with screen media. Learn what and when children might be learning from screens as well as…

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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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