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WSL Updates for December 10, 2015

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

Topics include:

1) VIRTUAL REFERENCE CONFERENCE

2) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

3) BUILDING BRIDGES CONFERENCE

4) DECEMBER PNR RENDEZVOUS

5) EARLY LEARNING PLAN UPDATE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) VIRTUAL REFERENCE CONFERENCE

Does your library have a VR program? Have you considered adding virtual reference to your library’s toolkit? Washington State Library plans to hold WA’s first conference on the topic of Virtual Reference. We’ve lined up a great keynote speaker, Aaron Schmidt.

We are calling for proposals for conference sessions. We know there are great things happening around the state. Let’s all learn from each other.

  • Please use this form to submit your proposal.
  • The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2016.

We can’t wait to hear your ideas. If you have questions, please contact Nono Burling at nono.burling@sos.wa.gov.

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2) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

The Washington State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) have launched the 2016 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.

Teens are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2016 teen slogan “Get in the Game – READ”. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard by a national audience. The winning video will be named one of the CSLP 2016 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

$150 will be awarded to the creator of Washington’s winning video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Upstart. Winners will be announced by CSLP in April 2016.

For full details about the CSLP 2016 Teen Video Challenge and to find out how to enter Washington’s competition, please visit http://sos.wa.gov/q/teenvideo.

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

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3) BUILDING BRIDGES CONFERENCE

Building Bridges, the Washington State Higher Education Technology Conference, is scheduled for April 14 & 15, 2016 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane. Registration is open now with early bird discount rate available through February 29, 2016.

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4) DECEMBER PNR RENDEZVOUS

ClinicalTrials.gov: Updates and a Look at Trials Using Mobile Apps is the topic of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Regional office’s next monthly webinar, PNR Rendezvous.

  • Join the rendezvous Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST

How many times have you read in the news, “Clinical Trials have shown that….”? Do you know the health care provided by physicians and hospitals is based on research done in clinical trials? How are people chosen to participate in a clinical trial? Come join this PNR Rendezvous session and learn more about clinical trials.

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5) EARLY LEARNING PLAN UPDATE

The Washington State Department of Early Learning has released a 5-year update on the Washington State Early Learning Plan. Celebrating success and describing work left to be done, this midpoint report is available here.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

December 14

December 15

December 16

December 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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