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WSL Updates for August 7, 2014

Volume 10, August 7, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2014 DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING GRANT INFORMATIONAL ONLINE MEETING

2) WEBJUNCTION IS NEW AGAIN

3) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES PAGE HAS MOVED

4) BRAILLE TRANSCRIPTION CLASS

5) INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND LIBRARY PRACTICES WEBINAR

6) FREE DISASTER RECOVERY WORKSHOP

7) FREE CE EVENTS NEXT WEEK

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1) 2014 DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING GRANT INFORMATIONAL ONLINE MEETING

If your public or tribal library needs help funding computer training programs for the public, this webinar is a worthwhile investment of your time! Join us online next Tuesday, August 12 at 9 a.m. as we share ideas for training programs, review the grant cycle guidelines, application, and timeline, answer questions, and gather your feedback on how WSL can best support grant applicants.

Link to join the meeting Tuesday, August 12 at 9 a.m.: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008170&password=M.A2FCBB0530AA64DAFA06BBE0F558E2.

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2) WEBJUNCTION IS NEW AGAIN

WebJunction is new once again! More information will be coming soon as WSL finalizes the purchase agreement for the Skillsoft courses. For now, we invite you to sign up for a new account (all old accounts are invalid) and check out the free courses offered.

Here’s a brief tutorial on the changes: http://www.screencast.com/t/uBFuXP89zfI

We no longer have a WebJunction Washington webpage, so go to: http://webjunction.org/ to get started with the re-vamped WebJunction.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Fenton, CE/Training Coordinator at jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov or 360.570.5571.

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3) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES PAGE HAS MOVED

The Washington State Library’s Public Library Policies page has moved. Formerly available on the WebJunction site, Public Library Policies page has permanently moved to: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/libDev/policies.aspx

Need an example of a Collection Development or Social Media policy? This is the place to go. As of the latest update, there are over 1,450 policy links listed, everything from ADA compliance to Volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Lindberg at evelyn.lindberg@sos.wa.gov.

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4) BRAILLE TRANSCRIPTION CLASS

The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) will launch a new Braille transcription class in September 2014. If you are a perfectionist and love to read, and want to help others read, you could learn to transcribe books into braille!

WTBBL offers a free course in braille transcription in 28 lessons, on Wednesday evenings from September 2014 to May 2015. This is an eight-month class with weekly homework (PC-based software provided). Classes meet at WTBBL, 2021 9th Avenue (at Lenora) in Seattle. Free parking is available during class. The first session on September 17 begins at 6:00 p.m. All remaining classes are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information contact David Junius, WTBBL Volunteer Services Manager at david.junius@sos.wa.gov, or register at sos.wa.gov/q/braille.

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5) INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND LIBRARY PRACTICES WEBINAR

Please join us for International Copyright and Library Practices, a free webinar provided by the Copyright Advisory Committee for the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT. This presentation covers the basics of international copyright and how it applies to use of foreign works by libraries and in educational settings in the United States.

Janice T. Pilch, Copyright and Licensing Librarian and Rutgers University Libraries faculty member, will present the webinar. She is a former chair of the ALA OITP Copyright Education Subcommittee. From 2007-2011 she served as an International Copyright Advocate for the Library Copyright Alliance at the World Intellectual Property Organization and other international organizations to promote fair and equitable access to information. Janice served as Visiting Program Officer on International Copyright for ARL in 2009-2010. She is currently the U.S. representative to the IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters and chairs a permanent committee on copyright issues within the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.

There is no need to pre-register! Just show up http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copyright/

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6) FREE DISASTER RECOVERY WORKSHOP

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery is a free two-part workshop sponsored by the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The instructor, Gary Menges, is a retired Preservation Administrator, UW Libraries, a WESTPAS trainer, and a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC CERT).

Who should attend? Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.

Event details:

Part 1: ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)

Part 2: IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery

Yakima, Washington, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98902.

Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor.

For more information or to register visit sos.wa.gov/q/WESTPAS-Yakima. For registration assistance, contact Alexandra Gingerich, gingerich@plsinfo.org; for general & content information, contact Gary Menges menges@uw.edu.

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7) FREE CE EVENTS NEXT WEEK

August 11

SIRS Discoverer and Educator Tools (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro9

Common Core and ProQuest Resources (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro88

SIRS Issues Researcher and Educators’ Tools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro89

K12 eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro87

SIRS Issues Researcher and Educator Tools (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro90

ebrary E-books for Schools (ProQuest); 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro86

International Datasets (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro75

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World; 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro76

August 12

Grantseeking Basics; 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement: Volunteer Match; 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT

YA Announcements: Fresh for Fall (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/fresh

Supercharge your Corporate Donations with Marching Gifts; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Mixing It Up and Flipping the Classroom (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/mixflip

Advanced Searching: Beyond the Single Search Box (ProQuest); 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro8

ProQuest Research Companion; 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro84

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro83

SIRS Discoverer and Educator Tools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro71

CultureGrams (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro7

ProQuest Statistical Insight; 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro6

Statistical Abstract of the United States; 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/prosa

August 13

Google Apps for Education – It’s a New Year!; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

Harlequin Take Me Away: the NLC Booktalks Romance (NCompass); 8:00 – 9 a.m. PDT

The Curious Leader: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry; 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Introduction to Finding Funders (Foundation Center); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Top 10 Ways to Effectively Share Stories at Your Fundraising Event; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT

There’s an App for That! 50 Productivity Apps that will Prepare You for the Mobile Edu-volution; 2:00 – 3 p.m. PDT

Getting Started with Video for Your Nonprofit (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/videonp

eLibrary BookCarts & Quizzes; 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro74

ProQuest Research Library Prep and ProQuest Central K12; 12:00 – 12:30 PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro73

CultureGrams (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro72

Statistical Insight: Advanced Searching, Tips and Tricks (ProQuest); 1:00 -1:45 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/pro5

Literature Online (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:30 am PDT sos.wa.gov/q/prolion

August 14

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Proposal Writing Basics; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Top Ten Skills for Teaching Tech to Patrons; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Building an Accessibility Program in Your Organization; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Integrating Mobile Technology Into Libraries; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Next Generation Learning Strategies for a Next Generation World (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/next

Beyond Genealogy: World War I via Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/proanc

August 15

People – Difficult or Different; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

HeritageQuest Online Books and Revolutionary War Records (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT sos.wa.gov/q/prohq

For more information and to register (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

 

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