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WSL Updates for August 5, 2010

Volume 6, August 5, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) USING WEBCAMS FOR ONLINE EVENTS

2) 2010 NORTHWEST INTERLIBRARY LOAN CONFERENCE

3) SELECTING AND RECOMMENDING INSPIRATIONAL FICTION

4) AN ADVOCACY PLAN FOR YOUR LIBRARY

5) HELPING JOB SEEKERS USING ELECTRONIC TOOLS AND FEDERAL RESOURCES

6) TOUR GRANTSTATION – YOUR FAST TRACK TO FUNDRAISING

7) FREE OCLC WEBINARS IN AUGUST

8) UPCOMING IMLS GRANT DEADLINES

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DISCLAIMER: The State Library regularly highlights third-party events and online resources as a way to alert the library community to training and resource opportunities.  By doing so, we are not endorsing the content of the event, nor promoting any specific product, but merely providing this information as an FYI to librarians who must then decide what is right for them.

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1) USING WEBCAMS FOR ONLINE EVENTS

Reluctant to use a webcam for online training and meetings? Not sure how to incorporate it into your work? Nancy White with Full Circle Associates will provide tips of the trade, give advice, and lead a discussion on how and when to use a webcam. With significant experience using webcams for national and international meetings, workshops, and presentations, Nancy has been providing her expertise to the public libraries that received Renew Washington grants for the last six months. She is now expanding her training to all libraries in Washington.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT. To register visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/webcams.

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2) 2010 NORTHWEST INTERLIBRARY LOAN CONFERENCE

The 2010 Northwest Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing Conference promises to be a great opportunity for professional development and networking. The conference will take place at Portland Community College, Sylvania campus September 16-17. A preconference will be held on September 15: Atlas Systems’ Stephanie Spires will present “ILLiad 8: Tools for Acquisitions and Collection Development.”

The conference theme is “Moving Forward: Gaining Momentum through Collaboration.” Keynote speaker Denise Forro will share her perspective on “The Great Confluence of Resource Sharing Challenges: Managing Demands, Technology, and Operations.” Sessions will discuss patron-driven acquisitions models, e-books and e-book readers, consortial partnerships, training technologies, and more.

View the program, apply for a conference scholarship or travel stipend, and register online at www.nwill.org. Register before September 1 and prices are as follows: $55 for one day or $85 for both days. For questions contact conference chair Margaret Bean at mbean@uoregon.edu.

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3) SELECTING AND RECOMMENDING INSPIRATIONAL FICTION

Inspirational and Christian fiction are tremendously popular genres, but what sort of books are found beneath the arc of these broad terms? For a lively overview of the rich inspirational spectrum, a look at the latest trends, and scoops on forthcoming titles, join this free, informative and, yes, inspiring Booklist webinar, “Selecting and Recommending Inspirational Fiction,” featuring reference librarian and Booklist reviewer Lynne Welch, Booklist associate editor Donna Seaman, and representatives from Tyndale House Publishers, Baker Publishing Group, Abingdon Press Christian Fiction, and Christian Large Print, an imprint of Thorndike Press and part of Gale Cengage.

Tuesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT. Register via this shortcut link: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/inspire.

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4) AN ADVOCACY PLAN FOR YOUR LIBRARY

With public support for libraries shrinking, it is more critical than ever to have a political advocacy program in place. Library Strategies consultant and President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Peter Pearson, will present a plan for creating and sustaining a successful advocacy program for your library. Topics will include creating a powerful advocacy committee, drafting an advocacy platform, meeting with elected officials and sustaining your library’s advocacy efforts year to year.

Wednesday, August 11, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT. For more information and to register for this Texas State Library Webinar, follow this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/advofund.

Note: this webinar was rescheduled for August 3. We apologize for the inconvenience. An archived version is available for viewing at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/archived.html.

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5) HELPING JOB SEEKERS USING ELECTRONIC TOOLS AND FEDERAL RESOURCES

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) invests in resources and services to support national and local workforce development needs. ETA staff will join WebJunction for a free, 90-minute webinar to provide an overview of the public workforce system and present the electronic tools most helpful to library staff that assist unemployed workers. Attendees will learn how to direct patrons to the right tools for their needs and to find local Workforce System partners. The presentation will also include an online tour of the O*NET System, CareerOneStop.org and America’s Service Locator, including Occupational Crosswalks, job search/resume preparation, and State Job Banks and Labor Market Information.

Wednesday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT. For more information or to register, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/ETA.

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6) TOUR GRANTSTATION – YOUR FAST TRACK TO FUNDRAISING

Join Cynthia M. Adams, GrantStation CEO, for a free webinar that offers a short tour of the GrantStation website. Learn how to use the tools that GrantStation provides to help you identify the right grantmaker for any program or project.

If you’re interested in learning more about GrantStation before the TechSoup special offer on August 17 and 18, this tour will help you understand whether it’s the right tool for your organization and how to get started. The discounted GrantStation membership through TechSoup is available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. For more information on this offer, follow this shortcut link: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/soupgrant.

Wednesday, August 11, 11 a.m. PDT. For more information, and to register, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/adams.

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7) FREE OCLC WEBINARS IN AUGUST

Follow the shortcut links for workshop descriptions and to register. Each of these sessions is scheduled from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT.

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8) UPCOMING IMLS GRANT DEADLINES

For more information on these grant opportunities, visit the IMLS grant applicants page: www.imls.gov/applicants/applicants.shtm. Unless otherwise stated in the respective program guidelines, applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST on the deadline date. Please note that IMLS generally will not accept applications that have not been validated by Grants.gov.

  • Sep. 15, 2010 American Heritage Preservation Grants
  • Oct. 1, 2010 Conservation Project Support
  • Nov. 1, 2010 Museums for America
  • Nov. 15, 2010 Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums
  • Dec. 1, 2010 Conservation Assessment Program
  • Dec. 15, 2010 Connecting to Collections: Statewide Implementation Grants
  • Dec. 15, 2010 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
  • Jan. 18, 2011 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
  • Feb. 1, 2011 National Leadership Grants
  • Feb. 15, 2011 National Medals for Museum and Library Service
  • Mar. 1, 2011 Native American Library Services: Basic Grants with Education/Assessment Option
  • Mar. 15, 2011 21st Century Museum Professionals
  • Apr. 1, 2011 Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
  • May 2, 2011 Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants

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