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WSL Updates for December 4, 2014

Volume 10, December 4, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WLFFTA ADVOCATE FOCUSES ON WSL

2) JOHN TORNOW: VILLAIN OR VICTIM? EVENT

3) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2015

4) 2015 LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY

5) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) WLFFTA ADVOCATE FOCUSES ON WSL

The Washington State Library (WSL) and several of its key programs are the focus of the most recent issue of the Advocate, the newsletter from the Washington Library Friends, Foundations, Trustees, and Advocates, an interest group of the Washington Library Association. Access the Advocate on the WLFFTA Communications web page at www.wla.org/wlffta-communications or launch the PDF file direct via this shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/AF2014. One of the articles (located on the last page) addresses the financial situation in which WSL currently finds itself.

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2) JOHN TORNOW: VILLAIN OR VICTIM? EVENT

Washington State Library will host author Bill Lindstrom at a book talk featuring his recently published novel John Tornow: Villain or Victim? The untold story of the “Wildman of the Wynooche”.

“The book is about John Tornow, alleged killer of six men. The author introduces a far more compassionate individual seeking to be left alone in the solace of the woods he so much enjoyed.” –XLibris, publisher. Read more about the author.

Join us for this fascinating book talk:

  • Thursday, December 11 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Washington State Library
  • 6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

Books will be available for purchase at this event. For more information, call 360-704-5221.

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3) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2015

The Letters About Literature annual contest has begun! Please encourage the teachers and students in grades 4 – 12 at your school or in your library area to participate. Homeschoolers are welcome as well.

  • Level 3 (grades 9-12) entries must be postmarked by December 15th.
  • Level 1 (grades 4-6) and Level 2 (grades 7-8) entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2015.

This is the tenth year Washington State Library has sponsored Letters About Literature. To learn more about this year’s contest and/or to print the entry form and participation guidelines for your library patrons, please visit Letters About Literature 2015.

For additional information, contact Crystal Lentz at crystal.lentz@sos.wa.gov or 360.704.5275.

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4) 2015 LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY

Washington Library Association 2015 Library Legislative Day is scheduled for:

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Olympia.
  • 2015 Library Legislative Day Registration is open.

Library Legislative Day is a great opportunity to network with library supporters from around the state and meet with State Legislators and their staff to discuss the value of libraries. For more information, please contact Kelsi Brisebois at kelsi@wla.org or 425-967-0739.

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5) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

The first annual Washington State Higher Education Building Bridges Technology Conference is scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane. The conference theme is “Building an Environment of Collaboration Across Boundaries”.

  • The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, December 12, 2014.
  • Presentations may be standard 50 minute sessions or 5 minute lightning rounds.
  • More proposals are needed from Library and Institutional Research areas.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Gary Pratt, Eastern Washington University at gpratt@ewu.edu or 509-359-2099.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

December 8

December 9

  • Best Practice for Implementing Virtual and Blended Learning (InsynchTraining); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Broadcasting Happiness: Fueling Success through Positive Engagement; 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Tips and Techniques for Retaining Year-end Donors (Network for Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2015 Librarian Preview Webinar (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Analytics for Electronic Resources – Day One (ALCTS); 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST

December 10

  • Best New Youth Books of 2014 (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • Dare to Be Bad: The Courage to Make Trade-Offs (American Management Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Rural Resources and Funding: The Rural Information Center (WebJunction); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Relative Impact: Volunteer ROI, Part 2 – Getting the most bang-for-the-buck out of the money and volunteer time spent (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Value-Added Facilitation (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries (2nd of 3): Data, Assessment, and Participatory Design – Rethinking Information Literacy, Spaces, and Services in Two Academic Libraries (Library Journal); 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Analytics for Electronic Resources – Day Two (ALCTS); 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST
  • How to Attract and Close the Right Real Estate Gifts (4Good); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • ProQuest Administrator Module; 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • E-books for Schools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
  • ABI/INFORM FAQ (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PST

December 11

  • “Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents Understanding the Budget of the United States” (North Carolina Library Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects (WebJunction); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Formative Assessment Strategies for Library Instruction (EasyBib); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Recruiting Members for Keeps (Wild Apricot); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Web-Scale Discovery, Quality Information, and User Habits in K-12 and Public Libraries (American Libraries Live); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • SIRS Issues Researcher and Educators’ Tools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:30 PST
  • SIRS Discoverer and Educator Tools (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
  • Ancestry Library Edition Basics – Canadian Focus (ProQuest); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST

December 12

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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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