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WSL Updates for December 9, 2010

Volume 6, December 9, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FREE BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION KITS OR COMMUNITY READS

2) WALNET RFQ RELEASED

3) WCOG EVENT HONORS BALLARD AND THOMPSON

4) IMLS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS

5) NANCY PEARL PRESENTS – BOOKS THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FREE BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION KITS OR COMMUNITY READS

If your library could use gently used copies of Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (ISBN: 978-4165-3476-1) the Washington State library will be happy to send them to any Washington library. These are trade paperbacks left over from Timberland Regional Library’s community read program which they have graciously agreed to share with libraries in the state. The books are a Simon & Schuster enriched classic edition which means they have biographical and critical literary background included. Minimum request of at least ten books is required. There are 136 copies available. Please contact Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov or toll-free at 866.538.4996 if you are interested.

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2) WALNET RFQ RELEASED

The Walla Walla Area Library Network (WALNET) is currently accepting statements of qualifications from individuals or firms capable of conducting an independent study to identify and evaluate models for delivering effective, sustainable library services throughout the Walla Walla region. The RFQ is available for viewing at: http://goo.gl/x2xew.

For more information, please contact Darcy Dauble, Director of the Walla Walla Community College Libraries, at 509-527-4292 or darcy.dauble@wwcc.edu. Responses must be received by December 31, 2010, at 5 p.m.

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3) WCOG EVENT HONORS BALLARD AND THOMPSON

The Washington Coalition for Open Government invites you to attend a breakfast reception in honor of former Speaker of the House Clyde Ballard and former Chief Clerk of the House, Representative and Senator Alan Thompson.

Brief presentations honoring the service of Clyde Ballard and Alan Thompson will be featured. The Coalition will announce the inception of the Ballard/Thompson Award, to be presented beginning in 2011 to a member or members of the state legislature who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the cause of open government during the previous session through his/her support of legislation promoting accountability and accessibility in the conduct of the public’s business.

Friday, December 10, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Columbia Room, Legislative Building, Capitol Campus in Olympia. Please RSVP to Elly Snow, Executive Director at info@washingtoncog.org or 206.782.0393.

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4) IMLS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants support projects that have the potential to elevate museum, archival, and library practice within the context of national strategic initiatives. The Institute seeks to advance the ability of museums, archives, and libraries to preserve culture, heritage, and knowledge; contribute to building technology infrastructures and information technology services; and provide 21st century knowledge and skills to current and future generations in support of a world-class workforce.

Successful proposals will have national impact and generate results-new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances-that can be widely adapted or replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment and that increase community access and participation. The Institute seeks to fund projects that have national impact, show innovation, and foster collaboration.

Applications for Project or Collaborative Planning Grants may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Advancing Digital Resources;
  • Research (basic or applied);
  • Demonstration Projects;
  • Library-Museum Collaboration Grants.

Grants from $50,000 to $1,000,000 are offered. There is a 1:1 matching requirement for grants over $250,000, and cost-sharing of at least one-third is encouraged for requests under $250,000 and for research projects. The FY 2011 application deadline is February 1, 2011. For more information, use this shortcut www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/IMLS-L.

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5) NANCY PEARL PRESENTS – BOOKS THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS

As the author of the Book Lust: Recommended Reading collection, there is no one better suited than Nancy Pearl to help you find the perfect gift for book lovers on your list. In her first-ever webinar with PLA, Nancy will share her recommendations for books guaranteed to make your friends and family smile and start turning pages. She’ll also provide a downloadable handout of the recommendations so you can share with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you’ll have an hour-long webinar of fun and great ideas. Who should attend: Library staff specializing in readers’ advisory as well as anyone looking for great gift ideas.

Monday, December 13; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST. Cost: PLA member: $28; ALA member: $31.50; nonmember: $35; Group: $129. For more information and to register, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/Nancy.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, December 14:

  • New Technology Training Materials on WebJunction (WebJunction); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST;
  • Leading from Any Position: Influencing Library Effectiveness and Responsiveness (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;
  • Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class (Foundation Center); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/foundctr;

Wednesday, December 15:

  • FRBR: Cataloging’s New Frontier (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • An Introduction to Digital Preservation (WebJunction); 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • E-Rate, CIPA, and Library Filters: What You Need to Know (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;

Thursday, December 16:

  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-admin;
  • Tech Tools with Tine (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST.

All of these sessions are online; providers are listed in parentheses. For registration links and more information on these events (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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