Browsed by
Tag: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Browse and search historical publications with the new Washington Digital Newspapers website

Browse and search historical publications with the new Washington Digital Newspapers website

The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program at Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org. The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject…

Read More Read More

Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Another grant cycle for the Washington Rural Heritage project is wrapping up! The folks at the Washington State Library are working with participants from all over the state to put finishing touches on new and existing digital collections. In the past year, nearly 2,000 items have been added to Washington Rural Heritage, a digital collection hosted by the State Library. Five new collections were created, 10 libraries became project partners, and nearly 20 partnerships were formed between libraries and local…

Read More Read More

Open data literacy and the Washington State Library

Open data literacy and the Washington State Library

The Washington State Library has been pleased to host University of Washington Information School (iSchool) Open Data Literacy (ODL) intern Kathleen Sullivan this summer. This was the second year of the open data internship program at the UW iSchool, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Open Data is the concept of freely-available, non-personal, machine-readable data. This year, four iSchool students were matched up with the City of Seattle, the Washington Department…

Read More Read More

State Library’s annual report showcases successes

State Library’s annual report showcases successes

Every year, the Washington State Library (WSL) reports on its use of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding to the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). On December 21, 2017, the LSTA State Programs Report for use of the 2016 LSTA award was submitted to IMLS for their review, comment, and approval. The year’s report is 126 pages in length. Reporting is a team effort by all those who manage and support projects which use LSTA funding….

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for September 21, 2017

WSL Updates for September 21, 2017

Volume 13, September 21, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include 2 last chances: 1) LAST CHANCE FOR LCW 2) LAST CHANCE – CREATE A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN 3) NNLM OFFERS CHIS FROM MLA 4) IMLS MUSEUM AWARDS 5) HEALTH LITERACY TOOLKIT 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) LAST CHANCE FOR LCW Don’t forget! Tomorrow (9/22) is the very last day to send your application for Library Council of Washington (LCW). There are four open positions:…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for May 4, 2017

WSL Updates for May 4, 2017

Volume 13, May 4, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY 2) LSTA 5-YEAR EVALUATION & PLAN 3) 2017 ARSL CONFERENCE 4) SERVING NEW AMERICANS 5) PATRON PRIVACY CHECKLISTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY Cindy Aden, Washington’s State Librarian, is among the 500 library supporters from every state, who gathered in Washington D.C. to advocate for federal support for libraries during the American Library Association’s (ALA)…

Read More Read More

WSL Updates for March 23, 2017

WSL Updates for March 23, 2017

Volume 13, March 23, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANTS 2) RAISING VISIBILITY AND RELEVANCY 3) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES UPDATE 4) THINK, DO, SHOW – EVALUATION WORKSHOP 5) IMLS RELEASES STATEMENT ON BUDGET 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for February 16, 2017

WSL Updates for February 16, 2017

Volume 13, February 16, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SIGN UP FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE 2) VISUALIZING (AND FINDING!) LIBRARY FUNDING 3) NIH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY 4) NEW IMLS GRANT OPPORTUNITY 5) WE’RE WAY PAST PEAS – USES OF GENETIC INFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for January 26, 2017

WSL Updates for January 26, 2017

Volume 13, January 26, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WRITING EFFECTIVE EMAIL 2) WE HAVE ZINE WINNERS! 3) SPARKING CHANGE AS COMMUNITY CATALYSTS 4) EDITORIAL CARTOON EXHIBITS 5) READING APPRENTICESHIP CONFERENCE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) WRITING EFFECTIVE EMAIL The Washington State Library is offering a free, 3-hour, hands-on course designed to teach the following skills: Using email formats to create clarity; Understanding and utilizing the general and courteous “rules of engagement”…

Read More Read More

WSL and Wheedle at the National Book Festival

WSL and Wheedle at the National Book Festival

On Saturday, September 21st, the Wheedle traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent our state in the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival. The Pavilion of the States represents the reading and library promotion programs and literary events in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. When people entered the Pavilion they picked up a Discover Great Places Through Reading map of the United States, which they took around to each state and territory in…

Read More Read More