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WSL Updates for September 10, 2015

Volume 11, September 10, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) 2014 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

2) IT VACANCY ON LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON

3) LEADING FROM ANY POSITION: CREATING LEARNING LIBRARIES IN 5 EASY LESSONS

4) PNC ANNUAL MEETING

5) YALSA YOUNG ADULT SERVICES SYMPOSIUM

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) 2014 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Need statistics on public libraries in the state of Washington? Interested in Salary and Benefits Data for libraries? Looking for a map of public library service in Washington?

Find these as well as national rankings for Washington State Public Library Service (most recently from 2012) by visiting www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/WAStats.

Public library statistics including budget, collections, and usage data, are collected and compiled on an annual basis by Library Development staff.

For more information, contact Evelyn Lindberg, State Data Coordinator, at evelyn.lindberg@sos.wa.gov

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2) IT VACANCY ON LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON

Here’s an opportunity to work with your peers in the Washington library community; advise Washington State Library on how to use federal LSTA funds; and share your thoughts on how information technology can be advanced and better utilized in various types of libraries.

  • The Library Council of Washington is looking to fill one Information Technology position which will be open on January 1, 2016.
  • Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 9, 2015.
  • For more information and to apply, visit.

Service on Library Council includes reimbursement of travel expenses.

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3) LEADING FROM ANY POSITION: CREATING LEARNING LIBRARIES IN 5 EASY LESSONS

There are creative, yet pragmatic, approaches that have been proven effective in helping libraries embrace innovation. Becky Schreiber and John Shannon, Schreiber Shannon Associates, have been working with libraries nationally and internationally to implement these processes.

In this experiential workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the concepts of Leading From Any Position to take initiative and garner influence regardless of organizational authority
  • Examine practical applications of Senge’s five disciplines
  • Apply the disciplines to each participant’s unique situation
  • Plan strategies for using the concepts to create a collaborative culture
  • Experience the fun of creating together by treating ambiguity as an opportunity for group innovation

Workshop registration is open now:

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (includes working lunch) at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660 (a branch of Fort Vancouver Regional Library).
  • Register here. Please register early, registration closes on October 8, 2015 or when full.
  • Questions? Please email Shirley Lewis at lewis@sos.wa.gov.

This workshop is sponsored by Washington State Library in collaboration with PNLA Leads.

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4) PNC ANNUAL MEETING

Registration is now open for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting “Taking Off in the Jet City: Librarians Reach for the Stars” at the Motif Hotel in downtown Seattle.

The meeting begins with a Welcome Reception and Poster Session the evening of Sunday, October 18 and continues through Tuesday, October 20 with a great line-up of invited speakers, paper presentations, and opportunities for networking. Meeting attendees will also enjoy a Monday evening reception featuring local bee expert Bob Redmond, founder of The Common Acre. Five outstanding continuing education classes are offered before the meeting on October 17 and 18.

Register by Friday, September 11 for PNC member “early bird” prices. Now is the time to renew memberships or join PNC to take advantage of member prices. The final registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7; there is no on-site registration.

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5) YALSA YOUNG ADULT SERVICES SYMPOSIUM

Explore the vibrant world of young adult library services at the YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium on November 6-8, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Registration is open now. Early bird (cheap, cheap) rates end September 15, 2015.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a division of the American Library Association.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

September 14

September 15

September 16

September 17

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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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