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WSL Updates for March 5, 2015

Volume 11, March 5, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FREE WORKSHOPS FROM WSL

2) MAPPING INCLUSION – FREE ALA WEBINAR

3) AMIGOS CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS

4) ARSL CALLS FOR 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

5) ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALERT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FREE WORKSHOPS FROM WSL

Need training? Check out these free workshops sponsored by Washington State Library (WSL) and funded with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Workshop titles include:

  • Communication and Customer Service
  • Disability Language and Etiquette for Libraries
  • Digital Literacy: Public Technology Training in Libraries
  • Communicating in the Midst of Change
  • Communicate with Confidence: How to build Relationships with Anyone!

Workshops are scheduled in various locations on various dates throughout Washington; please check the WSL Training Calendar at the link above.

Please note: some workshops are almost full and there will be no waiting lists. If you are unable to attend a workshop after registering, please email Jennifer Fenton at jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov so that someone else may attend.

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2) MAPPING INCLUSION – FREE ALA WEBINAR

Mapping Inclusion: Public Library Technology and Community Needs, a free webinar, presents findings from the Digital Inclusion Survey and explores the intersections of public access technologies and education, employment, health & wellness, digital literacy, e-government and inclusion. It will share new tools and demonstrate how to locate and interpret national and state-level results from the survey for planning and advocacy purposes, as well as present cases for the interactive mapping tool, with suggestions for creating a digital inclusion snapshot of your public library.

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3) AMIGOS CALLS FOR PRESENTATIONS

Amigos Library Services is seeking presentations for an April 23, 2015 online conference, “Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access,” that will explore RDF, linked data and their applications in libraries. RDF and the Semantic Web promise to change and enhance the way users are guided to information. Libraries are eager to enable access to their resources not only from within their catalogs but also from web searches.

AMIGOS is looking for presenters and presentations on the following topics:

  • RDF and linked data basics: explanations of what these are, how they work, and their potential for libraries and other cultural heritage institutions
  • Innovative applications of RDF and linked data in libraries and archives
  • Searching RDF: SPARQL, the query language for RDF documents
  • Emerging standards for linked data and RDF in libraries
  • Systems for searching, displaying and inputting RDF
  • BibFrame, the LC replacement for MARC 21
  • Ontologies, OWL, RDFS

If you can speak on one of the topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal by March 5, 2015. For more information about this conference, contact Bill Walker, walker@amigos.org or 800-843-8482, ext. 2853.

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4) ARSL CALLS FOR 2015 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) invites proposals for break-out session presentations for the 2015 Conference to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1 – 3, 2015. Proposals for these 1-hour sessions can be submitted using this online form.

  • The deadline to submit the form is March 13, 2015.
  • All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Programming Committee. Those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not it was accepted by April 6, 2015.

This year’s conference theme is “Rockin’ in Little Rock.” Requested topics include the following:

  • Libraries Rock
  • Building Community Partners
  • Solving Problems with New Approaches
  • Creative Management
  • Technology Tools

Workshops must be geared toward the small and rural library audience, and those that are practical, hands-on, and how-to are preferred. This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products. Additional instructions are included on the proposal form.

Workshop presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per workshop title selected (i.e., a team of three presenters working on one workshop will receive one complimentary registration).

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5) ANNUAL CONFERENCE ALERT

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

March 9

March 10

  • Build Staff Buy-in for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Genealogy Research at the Library: How to Get the Most out of Library Resources (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Creepy Thrillers and Seriously Wicked Titles for Spring | Hot Books for Teens (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • ProQuest Research Library Prep and ProQuest Central K-12 (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PST
  • ProQuest Research Companion (ProQuest); 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PST
  • Culture Grams (ProQuest); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

March 11

  • Getting More $$ from Your Book Sales OR Is This Old Book Valuable? (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • The Power of Introverted Women (American Management Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Making the Most of Your Board: Board Recruitment (GuideStar); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Power Searching: Alternative search engines, social media, and subject indices (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Common Core and ProQuest Resources (ProQuest); 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. PST
  • Ebrary E-Books for Schools (ProQuest); 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. PST
  • The All New HeritageQuest Online powered by Ancestry.com (ProQuest); 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. PST

March 12

  • Technology Planning for Patrons with Disabilities — Where Do I Start? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • 10 #SocialMedia Tactics to Do More With Less (Idealware); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Let’s Get Personal – Elevator Speeches and Personal Stories for Fundraisers (Bloomerang); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • The Best Plays from our Millennial Playbook: How to Stay on Top of Changing Trends and Behaviors (Network for Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Databases of the Month: Science Sources in GoWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library); 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • The Future of Libraries (American Libraries Live); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Transition to Digital: Integrating eBooks and Educational Technology in Schools (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins, Penguin Publishing Group, and Random House (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • The All New HeritageQuest Online powered by Ancestry.com (ProQuest); 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST

March 13

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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