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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…

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Latest Washington Rural Heritage addition: Sedro-Woolley

Latest Washington Rural Heritage addition: Sedro-Woolley

(Photo courtesy Washington State Library) For the past several years, a program coordinated by our State Library has helped libraries, museums and other cultural institutions in rural communities organize and digitize historical photos, texts, scrapbooks, maps and other items  documenting early culture and community life in Washington. This program, called Washington Rural Heritage, provides these photos and documents for the public to view, for free. The program has helped fund the addition of a project that helps tell the history…

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Online learning helps library staff across the state keep skills sharp

Online learning helps library staff across the state keep skills sharp

Written by guest blogger, Adrienne Doman Calkins, CE/Training Intern, Washington State Library, Library Development Library staff have questions too. Lots of them. Like: How can I best implement eReader training at my library? What are the current trends in library programming? How can I improve our website? What training materials already exist to help me train my new staff? How can I best help my community with digital literacy skills? I want to brush up on my communication skills, but…

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“Library Jewel” #2: Slide presentation of the 1914 Sedro-Woolley bank robbery

“Library Jewel” #2: Slide presentation of the 1914 Sedro-Woolley bank robbery

Compiled by a Washingtonian with a flair for the dramatic, this collection of glass lantern slides, along with a typewritten narrative script, tells the story of the infamous Sedro-Woolley bank robbery of 1914. Traveling to theaters throughout Western Washington, this spirited presentation was staged with a performer reading the narrative script while the slides were shown on screen. Last year the Sedro-Woolley Museum and Sedro-Woolley Public Library partnered to digitize these slides along with over 300 additional resources through the…

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WSL Updates for August 4, 2011

WSL Updates for August 4, 2011

Volume 7, August 4, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NEW LEGACY PROJECT FEATURE “MAKES HISTORY” 2) LAST CHANCE TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE 3) CONNECT THE DOTS PRESENTATIONS ONLINE 4) DIGITAL PRESERVATION – WHAT’S NOW, WHAT’S NEXT? 5) DOES YOUR LIBRARY USE TWITTER OR FACEBOOK? 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

More national recognition for WTBBL

More national recognition for WTBBL

The award-winning Washington Talking Book & Braille Library continues to receive well-deserved recognition and praise. The latest example is a feature piece about WTBBL and the Kentucky Talking Book Library that is found on the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ website. WTBBL also will be featured in the IMLS newsletter, Primary Sources. And check out this blog post by WTBBL Program Manager Danielle Miller about her library being mentioned on the IMLS website. WTBBL is part of the Washington…

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WSL Updates for March 31, 2011

WSL Updates for March 31, 2011

Volume 7, March 31, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) RESOURCE SHARING GRANT Q&A SESSION 2) FIRST TUESDAYS – SEARCH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 3) FUNDING FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION 4) NEW YORK TIMES AVAILABLE THROUGH LIBRARIES 5) MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR 6) CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK (SOME FREE, SOME NOT) Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for December 23, 2010

WSL Updates for December 23, 2010

Volume 6, December 23, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NAVIGATING THE RIVER OF CHANGE WITH PNLA 2) GRANTS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES 3) EARLY LEARNING GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIPS 4) CONNECTING TO COLLECTIONS – ARCHIVED WEBINAR SERIES 5) PROQUEST PLATFORM MIGRATION MATERIALS Please follow and like us:

IMLS Report: Libraries are a Vital Community Resource

IMLS Report: Libraries are a Vital Community Resource

From the IMLS Press Release: The character of library services has changed dramatically with the advent of new information technologies, the continuous development of locally-tailored services, and the expectations of the 21st century library user, according to the first analysis of the Grants to States program by the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS). The report, “Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to State Program and the Transformation of Libraries Services to the Public,” focuses on services provided through the…

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IMLS Publishes FY2007 Public Libraries Survey Report

IMLS Publishes FY2007 Public Libraries Survey Report

From the IMLS Press Release: “The report highlights a steady increase in library use over the last 10 years, with patrons accessing an incredible range of information resources and programs across the country. Recent national news reports suggest that public library use is even more pronounced in the last 6 months as a consequence of the economic downturn. In these difficult times, people are turning to a trusted, relevant community resource for vital information and support.” The report includes a…

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