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WSL Updates for June 25, 2015

Volume 11, June 25, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) POSSIBLE TEMPORARY FURLOUGHS ANNOUNCED

2) SERVICE ANIMALS IN LIBRARIES: A FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

3) WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY CLOSED JULY 3, 2015

4) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015 ARSL CONFERENCE

5) PNLA 2015 CONFERENCE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE ALMOST HERE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) POSSIBLE TEMPORARY FURLOUGHS ANNOUNCED

Along with other state employees, Washington State Library staff received official notification on June 23rd that unless there is an enacted 2015-2017 operating budget or capital budget, beginning July 1, 2015, employees will be furloughed under the temporary layoff rules.

If temporary furloughs go into effect, Washington State Library will be closed and all services suspended until a 2015-2017 operating or capital budget is funded.

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2) SERVICE ANIMALS IN LIBRARIES: A FIRST TUESDAYS WEBINAR

Washington State Library presents Service Animals in Libraries: Developing a Best Practices Protocol for Multiple Service Points, a free First Tuesdays webinar on July 7th from 9:00 to 10 a.m. PDT. This webinar will provide an overview of how an academic library developed a Best Practices document for its personnel in order to consistently address concerns about service animals including tailored recommendations for specific service points. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have new knowledge and some resources to begin this conversation within their own library.

Questions? Please email Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov

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3) WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY CLOSED JULY 3, 2015

Washington State Library will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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4) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015 ARSL CONFERENCE

Washington State Library invites you to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2015 conference of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) held in Little Rock, Arkansas. The ARSL conference is specifically targeted for rural library staff. Previous conference topics have included building community advocacy, effective trustee recruitment, inexpensive programming ideas, innovative web services with few resources, virtual networking, and many more.

ARSL Conference dates are September 30th for the pre-conferences and October 1 – 3, 2015. More information about the conference is located at ARSL 2015 Conference Information.

Requirements for conference scholarship eligibility:

  • Must work at a small and rural library or library branch (serving 10,000 or fewer) in Washington State
  • Individuals must be first time applicants who have not attended an ARSL conference
  • Must commit to a follow-up project resulting from attendance at the conference
  • Demonstrate willingness to share knowledge gained with fellow library/district staffers
  • Show how conference attendance will help meet library’s goals related to the LSTA priorities
  • Signed permission from person in your organization who must approve your conference attendance

Each scholarship recipient will be required to do the following:

  • Attend a scholarship get-together during the conference
  • Identify a project to do in the attendee’s library which results from attendance at the conference
  • Describe this project during a webinar one month after the conference
  • Six months later, participate in a webinar to describe the results of the project
  • A one to two page report will be required after the six month webinar

Scholarships will include transportation, all conference fees and meals provided during the conference, and lodging. Thursday and Friday evening meals will be covered at the Arkansas state per diem rate.

Applications are due by July 17, 2015 and must be postmarked by that date.

The application form may be found here:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/grants/arsl-scholarships.aspx

Questions? Contact Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov or 360-570-5560.

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5) PNLA 2015 CONFERENCE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE ALMOST HERE

The deadline for discounted registration for Pacific Northwest Library Association 2015 Conference is July 3rd, 2015.

The PNLA 2015 conference theme is “Pushing the Boundaries”. Conference dates are August 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. Register now, don’t miss this mind-expanding conference experience!

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

June 30

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 (VolunteerMatch.Org); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

July 1

Creative Thank You’s: Boost Donations with an Attitude of Gratitude (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT

Cardboard Conundrum: Why a Small University Library Has Grown a Monthly Board Game Night (NCompass); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT

July 2

2015 ALA Annual Conference Wrap-up (American Library Association); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

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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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