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WSL Updates for November 12, 2015

Volume 11, November 12, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) PROGRAM IN A BOX WEBINARS

2) VIRTUAL REFERENCE CONFERENCE PLANNING

3) DIGITAL LITERACY SERVICES IN ACTION WEBINAR

4) NEW AGENCY FOR HOMELESS YOUTH PROGRAMS

5) MUSEUMS FOR ALL

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) PROGRAM IN A BOX WEBINARS

Are you interested in starting a coding camp or hosting a coding program at your library? Washington State Library and Microsoft will host two webinars introducing the easy to use coding platform and ready-made program available from Microsoft, Hour of Code with TouchDevelop. Using video-on-demand and the Touch Develop platform (so named because it was designed for use on any mobile device), students of all ages will quickly learn the basics of coding by fixing a broken computer game in an hour. No previous coding knowledge required.

  • Monday, November 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Friday, November 20 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST

Space is limited, register now!

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Iaukea at elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov.

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2) VIRTUAL REFERENCE CONFERENCE PLANNING

  • Does your library have a stand-alone Virtual Reference service?
  • Have you wondered if Virtual Reference might be a good fit for your library?
  • Are you already a member of Ask WA (Washington’s 24/7 Virtual Reference Cooperative)?

If you said yes to any of these questions, this is the conference for you. WSL is planning a one-day, in person conference about Virtual Reference to be held in spring 2016. The conference is open to all Washington libraries. This will be the first ever virtual reference conference in Washington and we’d like your feedback to help us hold the best possible gathering. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.

Questions? Please contact Nono Burling at nonoburling@sos.wa.gov.

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3) DIGITAL LITERACY SERVICES IN ACTION WEBINAR

Past participants of the State Library sponsored Digital Literacy workshops, presented by Crystal Schimpf of Kixal, Inc., are invited to attend a final “Digital Literacy Services in Action” webinar, joining all other workshop participants, across all 8 locations. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd from 11: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We are excited to learn from each other what’s been implemented so far and brainstorm as a group solutions to any snags you’ve encountered thus far.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Iaukea at elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov.

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4) NEW AGENCY FOR HOMELESS YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Washington State Department of Commerce has established a new Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs. Kim Justice has been named the first director. The Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs was created by the 2015 Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act.

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5) MUSEUMS FOR ALL

Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The goals of the initiative include ensuring that every child and family have access to a high-quality children’s museum experience.

Museums for All requires participating museums to offer greatly reduced general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance, identified by showing an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 16

  • Community Building in Schools (Idaho Commission for Libraries); 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST

Tuesday, November 17

Wednesday, November 18

  • Inspire Your Community with an Innovation Lab (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Overcoming an Imperfect Boss (American Management Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever! Influence, Impact, and Improv (O’Reilly Media); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Coaching Teams: Facilitating Leadership and Results (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Library as Center for Innovation (DEMCO); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • The New Library of Congress CIP Data Block: Making it Work for You! (American Association of School Librarians); 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
  • WorldCat® Discovery Searching: Advanced Topics (OCLC); 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PST
  • Standards for Digital Images (ALCTS Forum); 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
  • Creating a Culture of Yes at Your Library and in Your Community (WebJunction); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST

Thursday, November 19

  • Strengthening Communities through Technology (Missouri State Library); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • “Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out?”: Programming Using eBook Biographies (Booklist); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Activities to Improve Your Positivity (Training Magazine Network); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Database of the Month: Wyoming History Day (Wyoming State Library); 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions (Connecting to Collections); 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
    Digital Badging in the Library Community (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • ProQuest Administrator Module (ProQuest); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

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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