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WSL Updates for October 10, 2013

Volume 9, October 10, 2013 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WSL – 160 YEARS OF SERVING THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON

2) WASHINGTON HISTORY – ONLINE!

3) DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

4) CAYAS WORKSHOP – CONNECTING, MAKING, HACKING

5) MEDICAID EXPANSION TOOLKIT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) WSL – 160 YEARS OF SERVING THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON

Did you know that the Washington State Library is 160 years old this year? The Organic Act of March 2, 1853 provided $5,000 for the purchase of library materials. On May 21, 1953 the first shipment of books, selected by the Territorial Governor of Washington, Isaac I. Stevens, left New York City on the clipper ship, Invincible. Arriving in San Francisco on September 9, 1853, the Invincible’s cargo of books was transferred to the brig Tarquinia, which left San Francisco on October 5, 1853. At long last, on October 23, 1853, the first shipment of books for the Territorial Library arrived in Olympia.

To mark this important occasion, the Washington State Library is celebrating the 160th anniversary of the founding of the Washington Territorial Library with an open house. The celebration theme is “Washington State Library: 160 Years of Serving the People of Washington.” Come and join the festivities!

  • When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Where: Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard SE, Tumwater;
  • Cost: Free;
  • RSVP to wslevents@sos.wa.gov.

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2) WASHINGTON HISTORY – ONLINE!

Explore history with the Washington State Library’s digital collections—travel the Oregon Trail, visit Japanese Internment camps, observe pioneer military campaigns, follow early explorers and fur traders, and enter the homes and settlements of early pioneers. Learn about the many online primary and secondary resources available through the State Library in a free webinar, Washington History – Online!

  • When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013;
    • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
    • Repeated 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Cost: Free;
  • To register, go to sos.wa.gov/q/WAHistory.

We’ll look at newspapers from across the state, full-text books, manuscripts, maps, and scrapbooks, that document labor unrest, woman suffrage campaigns, Native American traditions and political conflicts from the territorial period into the 20th century. The presentation will highlight resources that can meet the needs of students, teachers, genealogists, and researchers interested in Washington’s history.

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3) DIGITAL LITERACY GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

The Washington State Library has opened a competitive LSTA (Library Services Technology Act) grant cycle, Digital Literacy 2013. Its purpose is to provide funding to public, academic, college, tribal, and school libraries to implement pilot projects that support Digital Literacy projects in the community. Projects should meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • Encourage the development of skills required to communicate and perform business transactions in a digital environment;
  • Use diverse technologies appropriately to retrieve quality information;
  • Support the development of skills to collaborate with others or to enhance employability in a digital and evolving world.

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $75,000, with a maximum request of $7,500 per application. It is anticipated that 10 or more applicants may receive awards. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4:00 p.m. PDT, Friday, November 8, 2013. For more information or to apply, go to sos.wa.gov/q/grants.

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4) CAYAS WORKSHOP – CONNECTING, MAKING, HACKING

OMG! Maker spaces, hacking, connected learning, social media, Twitter … There are so many new and different ways to connect with youth and their families in the community it’s hard to know what to use and why. In this facilitated interactive discussion you’ll learn about libraries that provide services to youth using maker spaces, hacker spaces, and connected learning. Come to the CAYAS fall workshop, Connecting, Making, Hacking the New World of Tween and Teen Services and find out how to determine which services are best for your community and your library and how to get buy-in for these services from colleagues, administration, and community members. You’ll leave the session thinking, OMG this is awesome!

Workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT at two locations:

  • Friday, October 25, 2013, Vancouver Public Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver – Registration deadline: October 23, 2013;
  • Friday, November 1, 2013, KCLS Service Center, 960 Newport Way, Issaquah – Registration deadline: October 30, 2013.

Registration: $90 for WLA (Washington Library Association) members; $125 for non-members; $70 for students. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at both workshops. For more information and to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/CAYASomg.

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5) MEDICAID EXPANSION TOOLKIT

The new insurance Exchange (wahealthplanfinder.org) opened for business on October 1. Many Washington families are now looking for information about available coverage as well as how to use the new Exchange. They may not know that they can now enroll in Medicaid under higher-income limits for coverage that will take effect on January 1, 2014.

To help libraries promote awareness of the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the State of Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) has put together a toolkit that includes information on downloading materials in different languages. The HCA will continue to add tools to the kit as the expansion to Medicaid continues.

To access the Toolkit, go to sos.wa.gov/q/HCAKit. If you have questions or suggestions about how the HCA can work more effectively with libraries or other institutions, please contact HCA’s Communications Director, Jim Stevenson, jim.stevenson@hca.wa.gov. For problems with the Toolkit, questions, or other issues concerning health insurance coverage, call Washington Healthplanfinder, 1.855.923.4633.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 14:

Tuesday, October 15:

  • Washington History – Online! (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT;
  • Fitter, Happier: Improve Your Health and Productivity with R (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: oreillynet.com/pub/e/2713;
  • Why Twitter Is All the Rage: A Data Miner’s Perspective (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: oreillynet.com/pub/e/2928;
  • Learn How to Learn Online (InSync Training); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LHTLO;
  • Practical Strategies for Writing the Annual Appeal (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW15Oct;
  • CultureGrams for Elementary Schools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ807;
  • Washington State Library: 160 Years of Serving the People of Washington (WSL); Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Washington History – Online! (WSL); 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT;

Wednesday, October 16:

  • Social Media Networks: Enhancing Community Engagement Amongst People with Disabilities (Accessible Technology Coalition); 5:00 – 6:00 a.m. PDT;
  • The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (Library Journal); 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT;
  • QIAT (Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology) Session 2: Consideration of AT Needs (K-12) (AbleNet University); 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/QIAT2;
  • How to ACE Your Synchronous Course Design (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN16Oct;
  • The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better (Nonprofit Webinars); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW16Oct;
  • Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/GS16Oct;
  • How to Hire IT Staff for Your Library (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Have You Been Sequestered? Developing Diverse Sources of Revenue (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/NPW16Octpm;
  • Health Literacy (National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/HealthWeb;

Thursday, October 17:

  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ804;
  • 3D Printing and Libraries (Wyoming State Library); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/3DPrint;
  • Learn How to Learn Online (InSync Training); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/LHTLO;
  • Identifying and Nurturing Emerging Talent (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/TMN17Oct;
  • More Dazzling Debuts: Discover Them First! (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/VM17Oct;
  • Growing Your Early Literacy Program (Texas State Library); 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Big Titles/Small Presses (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/BigSmall;

Friday, October 18:

  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ805;
  • Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference (San Jose State University/SLIS); October 18, 7:00 a.m. PDT – October 19, 8:00 p.m. PDT: library20.com/2013 (For conference schedule go to sos.wa.gov/q/Lib2013Times);
  • Essential Tips for Lean User Research: Things you’re probably getting wrong (O’Reilly Community); 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT: oreillynet.com/pub/e/2716.

For more information and to register (for those not linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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