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WSL Updates for March 3, 2016

Volume 12, March 3, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) STATEWIDE DATABASE LICENSING RFP RELEASED

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

4) ARMS OPEN WIDE: LIBRARY OUTREACH TO CUSTOMERS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES

5) STAR_Net Webinar Series Announced

6) NN/LM PNR TRAINING OFFERINGS

7) CONFERENCES, ANYONE?

8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) STATEWIDE DATABASE LICENSING RFP RELEASED

The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Statewide Database Licensing project. Proposals are solicited from firms interested in providing web-based digital products or services to nonprofit libraries in Washington State.

The RFP solicits proposals for products in several categories:

  1. Aggregated periodical databases covering a wide variety of subject areas with content that will be of interest to all types of nonprofit libraries and their patrons;
  2. Newspapers, both national and local, with as many papers as possible from the State of Washington;
  3. Resources designed for children and students (both K-6 and K-12) that include at least one search interface designed for the younger researcher, and with database content appropriate for elementary reading levels;
  4. Products in other categories as described in the RFP.

The RFP is available on the OSOS web site procurements page: sos.wa.gov/q/p and via Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS): https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/webs/. Copies of the RFP documents in Microsoft Word format (for convenience) are available by request from the RFP Coordinator.

  • The due date for Letters of Intent to Propose is Friday, March 11, 2016.
  • The due date for proposals is Friday, April 1, 2016.

Questions? Contact Will Stuivenga, RFP Coordinator, at will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov.

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2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

Would your library like to digitize its historical materials and special collections? Create an online community archive of unique materials from your patrons’ family collections? Partner with local historical societies and other organizations to collaboratively digitize local history resources?

Washington Rural Heritage (WRH), the Washington State Library’s statewide digitization initiative for public and tribal libraries, is currently accepting grant applications for 2016-2017 digitization projects. A total of $25,000 in LSTA funds is available to award five (5) or more grants up to $5,000 each.

  • This grant cycle is open to all public and tribal libraries currently lacking a functioning digital repository. This grant cycle does not exclude current WRH partners.
  • Libraries from communities of any size may apply at either the system or individual branch level.
  • The application deadline for this grant cycle is Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
  • To review eligibility requirements, grant guidelines, and to download grant applications, go to www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/grants.

Collections digitized with these grants will be publicly accessible through Washington Rural Heritage at www.washingtonruralheritage.org.

To date, more than 110 cultural institutions throughout Washington have contributed to this growing collection of digitized primary sources. Learn more about the project and see a full list of contributors by visiting www.washingtonruralheritage.org/cdm/about

For questions and to discuss potential projects, applicants are encouraged to contact Evan Robb, Washington Rural Heritage Project Manager, at 360-704-5228 or evan.robb@sos.wa.gov.

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3) FREE BOOKS FOR WASHINGTON LIBRARIES

Thanks to the generosity of Kitsap Regional Library and the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Washington State Library has the following titles to distribute for reading club kits or as a community read to any public or school library within Washington State:

  • For All of Us, One Today by Richard Blanco, poetry in English & Spanish – 17 copies
  • The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel by Jonathan Evison – 255 copies
  • The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel by Jonathan Evison, audio (8 CDs) – 44 copies
  • The Painter by Peter Heller, fiction – 168 copies

Usually a minimum order of 5 copies of the same title is required but we are offering a mix and match special on these titles, minimum of 5 total books per order.

Please do not return any books received as part of this program without contacting Shirley Lewis.

These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at no charge to the requestor.

If you are interested in any of the titles above, please contact Marilyn Lindholm at marilyn.lindholm@sos.wa.gov. Please indicate which title(s) and how many you would like.

If you have any questions about free books redistribution, please contact Shirley Lewis at shirley.lewis@sos.wa.gov.

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4) ARMS OPEN WIDE: LIBRARY OUTREACH TO CUSTOMERS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES

Library staff providing outreach or working with print-disabled patrons are invited to attend:

This Association of Special & Cooperative Library Agencies webinar will be immediately followed by a short presentation and question & answer session hosted by Danielle Miller, Washington Taking Book & Braille Library Director, also via webinar.

Viewing locations will be available in Seattle (Washington Talking Book & Braille Library), Tumwater (Washington State Library), Vancouver (downtown and Cascade Branch, Fort Vancouver Regional Library), Spokane (North Branch, SCLD).

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

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5) STAR_Net Webinar Series Announced

The STAR_Net team is proud to announce a monthly webinar series to assist libraries in providing STEM programs. Future webinar dates will be listed in the March STAR_Net News.

  • The inaugural webinar, “NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors: Nationwide Support for Libraries”, will be on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
  • Space will be limited to 100 registrants, and we anticipate this will be a very popular program; please register ASAP to reserve your spot (webinar will be archived).
  • Register now for the March 2016 webinar. The password to register is “star1”.

Any questions? Please contact Elizabeth Iaukea at Elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov.

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6) NN/LM PNR TRAINING OFFERINGS

Check out these training opportunities offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) in March 2016. These classes and webinars are free but the classes require registration.

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization

  • March 14 – April 8, 2016
  • Dazzle your clients, colleagues, classmates (and yourself!)! This class explains how to visually represent data effectively and proven tools to make data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge of data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. The class is in Moodle format and asynchronous. Learn more and register.

PNR Rendezvous webinar: Hook ‘Em & Keep ‘Em: How Trout U. is Engaging Library Users through Social Media

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Montana State University librarians will tell how they incorporated social media in the library and give tips for those who want to start or expand their library’s social media presence. No registration required. Information to connect to the webinar.

PNR Partners webinar

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Sigrid Brudie, Alaska Medical Library, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Erin Foster, an NLM Associate Fellow at Oregon Health & Science Library, will describe the work they are doing in the PNR region. No registration required. More information and to connect to webinar.

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7) CONFERENCES, ANYONE?

Library Journal’s (LJ) Design Institute is a one-day think tank that brings librarians together with leading architects, designers, and product vendors for a day of presentations, interactive discussions, and innovative problem-solving on library space, design, and construction. This year’s event seminar is hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Bozeman Public Library.

    • LJ Design Institute is happening on Friday, May 6, 2016 in Bozeman, Montana.

 

And yet more conferences:

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8) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

March 7

March 8

  • Nonprofit 911: 5 Simple Steps to Start a Major Gifts Program (Network for Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Supporting Makerspace Literacies in the Library (University of Wisconsin-Madison); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016 (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • ProQuest Research Companion (ProQuest); 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. PST
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition (eLibrary, Literature, History) (ProQuest); 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PST
  • Sharing and Collaborating in RefWorks (ProQuest); 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PST

March 9

  • Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Computers are lazy: Fight back with the UI stack (OReilly); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart or Busy People Make (Siera); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Introduction to TIGERweb (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime (School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Fold3 Library Edition (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
  • Write-N-Cite (ProQuest); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST

March 10

March 11

  • Balancing Copyright & Access to Digital Collections (Lyrasis); 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Getting Started with a Flipped Classroom (TLT Group); 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST

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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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