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WSL Updates for March 25, 2010

Volume 6, March 25, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 11-17

2) CHANGE THE FIRST FIVE YEARS AND YOU CHANGE EVERYTHING

3) SHARE YOUR DÍA CELEBRATION

4) 2010 ADULT SUMMER READING LOGO AVAILABLE ONLINE

5) OCLC TRAINING AT THE NISQUALLY TRIBAL CENTER

6) SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES – GRANTS AVAILABLE

7) FUNDING FOR HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY INFORMATION OUTREACH PROJECTS

8) PICTURING AMERICA DEADLINE EXTENDED

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1) NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK APRIL 11-17

National Library Week (April 11-17) celebrates the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. All types of libraries—academic, public, school, and special—participate. This year’s theme Communities thrive @ your library® reminds your patrons that the library is the place where people of all backgrounds grow together. For more information and to learn how raise awareness about libraries and library services during National Library Week, please visit www.ala.org/nlw.

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2) COMPELLING MESSAGE HEARD IN YOUTUBE CLIP

A powerful video urging policymakers to invest in early education was shared at the 10th anniversary luncheon for the Foundation for Early Learning held March 5th in Seattle. ‘Change the First 5 Years and You Change Everything’ proclaims that investment in programs that promote early learning beginning at birth will change statistics, stories and the future. It was produced by the First Five Years Fund, a project of Ounce of Prevention in Chicago. View the clip here at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbSp88PBe9E.

Permission to share the video in public speaking engagements was granted to the Foundation for Early Learning by Claunda Roseborough-Smith, vice president of communications for Ounce of Prevention. She can be reached at chanda@ounceofprevention.org.

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3) SHARE YOUR DÍA CELEBRATION

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, is encouraging libraries to share their plans for celebrating “Día” – “El día de los niños/El día de los libros” (“Children’s Day/Book Day”). This special day, held each year on April 30, honors children, books, and cultures.

Libraries that register their events early with ALA may receive up to 100 complimentary bilingual brochures (while supplies last) featuring recommended children’s book titles and tips for parents on reading to and with children.

Additional information and the online registration form can be found at cs.ala.org/websurvey/alsc/dia/.

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4) 2010 ADULT SUMMER READING LOGO AVAILABLE ONLINE

The 2010 adult logo has been posted to the CSLP website at www.cslpreads.org. Sign in to access the restricted menu bar. Select Downloads, then Approved Logos, and scroll down to find the recently posted adult logo. Registration is required to access the downloads and may take 24 to 48 hours to be approved.

For more information contact Martha Shinners at martha.shinners@secstate.wa.gov.

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5) OCLC TRAINING AT THE NISQUALLY TRIBAL CENTER

Spots are still available for two OCLC classes next week:

For more information about these classes, please follow the registration links. The classes will be held at the Nisqually Tribal Center, 4814 She-Nah-Num Dr SE, Olympia, WA 98513.

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6) SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES – GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in cooperation with the National Park Service and other federal agencies, is seeking applicants for the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) 2010 grant program. These grants support the preservation and conservation of nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts such as collections, documents, sculpture, art, and historic structures and sites.

In 2010, grant amounts range from $25,000 to $700,000 for collections and from $125,000 to $700,000 for historic property and sites projects. A dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match is required and the collection or historic property must be nationally significant. Eligible applicants include nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c), U.S. organizations, units of state or local government, and federally recognized Indian Tribes.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2009. Complete guidelines, applications, and information can be found at the National Park Service web site: www.nps.gov/history/hps/treasures. Online applications are accepted via www.grants.gov. Paper applications are not accepted.

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7) FUNDING FOR HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY INFORMATION OUTREACH PROJECTS

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Standard Awards are offered for up to $60,000; Express Awards are offered for up to $10,000.

Quotations are due by April 19, 2010. For more information, visit sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/2010aidsrfq.html

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8) PICTURING AMERICA DEADLINE EXTENDED

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the ALA Public Programs Office have extended the deadline for public libraries to apply for a $2,000 grant to support programs that incorporate the Picturing America collection. Applications will be accepted through April 26 at www.programminglibrarian.org/picturingamerica.

Additionally, the terms of the grant have been expanded so that all public libraries are considered eligible to apply. Successful applicants that have not received the Picturing America collection will receive the set of posters featuring reproductions of American artwork in addition to the cash grant. For a list of images included in the Picturing America collection, visit NEH’s image gallery picturingamerica.neh.gov/about.php.

To qualify for the programming grant, propose a program or program series that features high-quality humanities content and includes use of the Picturing America collection. Access resources to help start your application via this shortcut link: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PicturingAmerica. Visit www.programminglibrarian.org/picturingamerica to find more inspiration and resources to support humanities programs for public audiences of all ages that feature the Picturing America collection.



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