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WSL Updates for January 16, 2014

Volume 10, January 16, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2014 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) YOUTH PROGRAM AWARD

3) HUMANITIES WASHINGTON PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES

4) JOHN COTTON DANA AWARD

5) RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) 2014 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

Washington State will participate in the 2014 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program. As part of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2014 teen slogan, “Spark a Reaction,” in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience.

CSLP will award $275 to one Washington 2014 Teen Video Challenge winner or winning team. The library listed on the entry form will receive prizes worth $125 from CSLP and Upstart. All of the state winning videos will be posted on the 2014 Winners page of the CSLP website and will be available for libraries in Washington and nationwide to promote the 2014 reading program.

All submissions must be received by Friday, March 7, 2014. For details about the Washington State CSLP 2014 Teen Video Challenge and to find out how to enter, please visit sos.wa.gov/q/teenvideo.

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2) YOUTH PROGRAM AWARD

Does your library or museum have an outstanding afterschool or out-of-school program that is transforming the lives of young people? The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) recognizes twelve such programs each year with $10,000 and an award ceremony at the White House.

The NAHYP Award is a signature initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Winning programs exemplify how arts and humanities programs outside of the school day enrich the lives of young people by teaching new skills, nurturing creativity, and building self-confidence. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 10, 2014. For more information, visit nahyp.org.

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3) HUMANITIES WASHINGTON PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES

Humanities Washington is a private nonprofit organization that is dedicated to sparking conversation and critical thinking, using story as a catalyst, to nurture thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. At the next First Tuesdays, Zaki Abdelhamid, who is involved with this organization’s special initiatives, will discuss four resources that can provide libraries with important opportunities to generate new audiences, enhance their own adult programs, and engage a diverse group of participants in discussions about ideas that affect our lives in the state:

  • The speakers bureau;
  • The grants program;
  • The poet laureate program;
  • The new family reading program.

Designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation, which will take place on February 4, 2014, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PST, lets attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. Sessions are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit sos.wa.gov/q/tuesdays. For instructions on joining the presentation, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays.

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4) JOHN COTTON DANA AWARD

The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign, or an innovative partnership in the community. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and the annual Awards Ceremony is sponsored by the ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

JCD submissions include strategic library communication campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, excluding libraries represented by the JCD Committee members. For more information and to apply, go to sos.wa.gov/q/JCD. The deadline for award submissions is Friday, February 14, 2014.

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5) RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS

The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, is now accepting nominations for the following awards:

  • ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award recognizing library services to people with disabilities;
  • Francis Joseph Campbell Award for the advancement of library services for the blind and physically handicapped;
  • Exceptional Service Award for those who provide exceptional service to patients, to those who are homebound, to those who live in group homes or residences, inmates, and others needing extension and outreach services;
  • Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for exemplary leadership and achievement in consulting, state library services, and library cooperatives;
  • Cathleen Bourdon Service Award recognizing service to ASCLA.

The deadline for all nominations is Saturday, February 1, 2014. Questions about the ASCLA awards program should be sent to Susan Hornung at shornung@ala.org or 312-280-4395. For more information, go to sos.wa.gov/q/ASCLASpecial.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 20:

  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ867;
  • TL (Teacher Librarians) News Night (TL Virtual Café); 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TLNews;

Tuesday, January 21:

  • Accessibility of Electronic Information Databases Used by Libraries (EASI); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ863;
  • Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2014 (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;
  • Native American Library Services Basic Grants (IMLS); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/IMLS21Jan;
  • ProQuest Research Library and ProQuest Central K12 (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ864;

Wednesday, January 22:

  • Passive Programming for Tweens and Teens (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • DigitalU: Connecting Washington Libraries: Health and Wellness Resources (WSL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST;
  • How to Get the Generations Working Together (AMA); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST;
  • Is Your Organization’s Culture Impeding Growth? (Nonprofit Webinars); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST;
  • Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST;
  • Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST;
  • Health Literacy (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/RML;
  • Dewey or Don’t We?: Transitioning to a Deweyless Library (Colorado State Library) 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST;

Thursday, January 23:

  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ865;
  • Identifying and Nurturing Emerging Talent (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST;
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/PQ866;

Friday, January 24:

  • Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Keeping Up with Library Technology (Texas State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST;
  • FridayLive! There’s an APP for that! 5.0 (TLT Group); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST: sos.wa.gov/q/TLTAPP5.

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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