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Scrapbooking and Oral History: Lessons from the pros

Scrapbooking and Oral History: Lessons from the pros

Summer is a tricky time to put on an event at the Olympia Archives Building. Who wants to take time during a sun-drenched Saturday in August to huddle up in the dark confines of a windowless research room? History buffs and genealogists — that’s who! Our “Scrapbooking and Oral Histories with the Pros” event brought together an enthusiastic crowd of family researchers who clung to the words of the amazing presenters from the Washington State Archives and Legacy Washington, which…

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WSL Updates for February 2, 2017

WSL Updates for February 2, 2017

Volume 13, February 2, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FYI – WSL NEWSLETTER 2) BACKPACKS AND GEOCACHES – FIRST TUESDAYS 3) FAME AND FORTUNE – TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE 4) JUMPSTART USER EXPERIENCE (UX) 5) LYRASIS DIGITAL PRESERVATION CLASSES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

WSL Updates for January 19, 2017

Volume 13, January 19, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WSL SERVICE CHANGES 2) FREE COMPUTERS – MIA LAB GRANTS 3) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS 4) RECORDINGS AT RISK GRANTS 5) BEYOND GOOGLE – FINDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for May 15, 2014

WSL Updates for May 15, 2014

Volume 10, May 15, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL 2) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES 3) AASL SEEKS PRECONFERENCE PROPOSALS 4) LIBRARY INSTRUCTION WEST 2014 5) FREE PRESERVATION WORKSHOP IN SPOKANE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SDL PROQUEST RENEWAL The WSL Statewide Database Licensing Project (SDL) announces the 2014-2015 ProQuest renewal for all participating Washington libraries. Barring significant cancellations, pricing is not expected to change appreciably for the upcoming…

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WSL Updates for September 15, 2011

WSL Updates for September 15, 2011

Volume 7, September 15, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS 2) RETHINKING REFERENCE COLLECTIONS 3) ONLINE NORTHWEST CALLS FOR PROPOSALS 4) SURVEY – PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING 5) FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESERVATION 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

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:

WSL Updates for March 10, 2011

WSL Updates for March 10, 2011

Volume 7, March 10, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS RENEWAL & RECRUITMENT 2) MANAGING REFERENCE SERVICE IN A SMALL LIBRARY 3) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK 2011 4) SPRING AHEAD TO PREPARE FOR DISASTERS 5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Reeling In the Years at the State Library

Reeling In the Years at the State Library

From the desk of Sean Lanksbury. PNW & Special Collections Librarian Here at the State Library our staff and users still heavily rely on this crazy little technology called “microfilm.”  It is what people used for high-density information storage before the age of computers, and digitizing it all is still going to take some time.  The library keeps all of the Washington Newspapers on microfilm and many other interesting documents, such as the Territorial Newspapers Card Index [see catalog record online],…

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WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

WSL Updates for December 2, 2010

Volume 6, December 2, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FIRST TUESDAYS – GETTING THE WORD TO YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE 2) CARE OF PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND AUDIOVISUAL COLLECTIONS 3) SPEED-DATING FOR GRANTMAKERS 4) TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS CELEBRATE JEWISH ARTISTS 5) GRANTS TO AMERICA’S HISTORICAL & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for October 21, 2010

WSL Updates for October 21, 2010

Volume 6, October 21, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SDL NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYS 2) GO TO THE WEB AND SAY AHH 3) WSL STAFF REMEMBERED 4) BULLYING SURVEY CLOSES THURSDAY AT 11:00 P.M. 5) FREE PRESERVATION WEBINAR SERIES 6) GRANTSTATION SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS 7) PUBLIC LIBRARY INTERNET USE STUDY DEADLINE 8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: