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WSL Updates for October 13, 2016

Volume 12, October 13, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE SUN?

2) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICIAL ZINE CONTEST

3) WHO ARE WE? WRITING, ART, AND FILM CONTEST 2016

4) HEALTH INFORMATION WEBINARS

5) EDUCATION CE OFFERINGS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE SUN? 

Mark your calendars now for November’s First Tuesdays webinar: 

What’s New in the Census, presented by Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Learn what’s new on the U. S. Census webpage and how to navigate census complexities to find necessary data.

First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington. These free webinar presentations are recorded and archived so others may listen at their convenience.

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

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2) 2ND ANNUAL HISTORICIAL ZINE CONTEST

Washington State Library is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Historical Zine Contest. Participants are asked to create a Zine about some aspect of Washington history using primary resources.

Entries will be accepted from four age groups:

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12
  • Adults of all ages

Entries will be accepted from September 1 – December 15, 2016. See the Zine webpage for more information and a video about how to make a zine.

Questions? Contact Judy Pitchford at judy.pitchford@sos.wa.gov. Washington State Library is a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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3) WHO ARE WE? WRITING, ART, AND FILM CONTEST 2016 

Legacy Washington, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is sponsoring a contest for Washington students in grades 6-12.

  • Participating students will explore the question of who they are and who they hope to become.
  • Students can submit entries in different formats, including writings, film projects, or two-dimensional art.
  • The contest starts Wednesday, September 7 and runs through Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

All Washington middle school or high school students are invited to enter. More contest details are here. For more information, please contact Laura Mott at laura.mott@sos.wa.gov.

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4) HEALTH INFORMATION WEBINARS

Free webinars coming from the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine:

PubMed for Nurses: Creating a Tutorial for the National Library of Medicine

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT

Presenter: Megan Kellner, Associate Fellow, National Library of Medicine

This month’s PNR Rendezvous webinar features Megan Kellner who created the PubMed for Nurses video tutorial to provide nurses and nursing students with an introduction to searching the literature. The webinar will discuss the tutorial development process, what makes nurses’ research needs unique, and reflections on the project a year later.

No registration required for this free webinar. The link for how to connect and more information about the PNR Rendezvous webinar is here.

PNR Partners webinars:

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT

Robin Jones, dentist and President of Children’s International Health Relief, will describe educating patients about the importance of dental health through use of smart phones and other devices at Dental Village private practices and community outreach sites. Meg Brunner, staff librarian at the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will present an online toolkit of resources created to increase outreach and education for Washington communities needing reliable substance abuse information.

No registration required, link here for information and to attend.

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT

Andrea Ball and Joanne Rich, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will present about recording interviews and lectures and creating interactive modules to expand the reach of the library’s instruction to more patrons. Noel Nicolai, Education and Library Coordinator for Pullman Regional Hospital, will explain using interactive training to increase health literacy and access to health information by the senior population in Whitman County, Washington.

No registration is required, link here for information and to attend.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Martin, University of Washington Health Sciences Library at martinc4@uw.edu.

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5) EDUCATION CE OFFERINGS

  • Webinar Series on Data Analytics to Improve Student Performance 

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is conducting a series of monthly free webinars on best practices relating to performance indicators, such as chronic absenteeism, behavior, ninth grade failure, and postsecondary enrollment and remediation. The series is aimed at school counselors, educators, and community partners who wish to improve support systems, data use, and instruction to boost student achievement. It’s part of OSPI’s Graduation A Team Effort (GATE). Register here.

  •  Pave the Way Conference

Check out the Washington Student Achievement Council’s “Pave the Way” conference November 1-2, 2016 in Tacoma. The conference focuses on policies and strategies aimed at helping underrepresented and underserved students achieve educational success. Click for more information about the conference.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

October 17

  • Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
  • CultureGrams (ProQuest); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • SIRS Knowledge Source (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest); 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT

October 18

October 19

  • INCOL Fall 2016 Workshop – It’s Not Your Mother’s Library: Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • The Future Is Here: Training The Newest Generation (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • The Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine); 11:00 a.m. PDT
  • Future Ready Librarians (edWeb); 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
  • Using Free and Inexpensive Technology to Transition Your Library to a Learning Commons (AASL); 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Bozarthzone! Getting Started With Working Out Loud (inSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition including History and Literature (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT

October 20

  • Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough is Never Enough (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone (Connecting to Collections); 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
  • Managing Library Technology: Keeping All the Balls in the Air (WebJunction); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • New Books for Storytime (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) (ProQuest); 8:00 – 9:00 a.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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