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WSL Updates for October 20, 2016

Volume 12, October 20, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING GRANTS

2) APPLY FOR A POSITION ON THE LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON

3) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY 2016-2017 GRANTS

4) WSL COLLECTIONS FROM PROQUEST

5) MARK THOSE CALENDARS – TEMPUS FUGIT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TRAINING GRANTS

Washington State Library (WSL) is adding a component to the Professional Development grants for public library board of trustees training. This will allow public libraries to hire trainers or facilitators to conduct trustee training. These grants will support training to address the board’s needs conveniently at their local venues and on their schedules.

WSL has budgeted $15,000 for the initial pilot project for these grants. To view the application form, please click the link above.

Possible training topics:

  • Working together as a board including board self-evaluation
  • Understanding the library’s budget and budget cycle
  • Taxation or levy lid lifts – law and process
  • Annexation – law and process
  • Working with and evaluating the library director
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Working with media, serving as a spokesperson for the board, public speaking

WSL will give preference to cooperative, multi-library board projects. For example, two library boards from different libraries could share training. In this case, the application would come from the sponsoring library, the match requirement would be made by the sponsoring library, and the grant reimbursement would go to that library. Libraries can arrange to share costs between (among) themselves if desired.

  • These grants do not fund individual trustee training; the intent is for trustees to train together as a board.
  • The board must be the legally constituted board of a Washington public library established as per the Revised Code of Washington.
  • Training could be part of a regular board meeting or a workshop session.
  • These grants are not for training of Friends of the Libraries Boards or library foundation boards. Such training is outside of the purposes of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as defined by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

These grants are subject to the same rules as other Professional Development grants:

  •  The library applies and is reimbursed; not individuals.
  • There is a maximum amount awarded per library per calendar year: $3,000.
  • The applicant library is required to provide a 25% match for the allowable costs, which can be waived if the library serves a population of less than 5,000.

Questions? Please contact Shirley Lewis at shirley.lewis@sos.wa.gov or Maura Walsh at maura.walsh@sos.wa.gov.

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2) APPLY FOR A POSITION ON THE LIBRARY COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON

Applications are currently being accepted for three Library Council of Washington positions. The positions are designed to represent these three different library constituencies in the state:

  • Academic Libraries – Two-Year Colleges
  • Special Libraries – Non-corporate
  • Public Libraries under 100,000

The Library Council of Washington advises the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State on statewide library issues and the expenditure of federal LSTA funding.

  • Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 21, 2016.

Members are chosen for a three-year term. A second three-year term is possible. The first three-year term for these positions will begin in January 2017. The first in-person meeting will be March 2017.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Martin at 360.704.5248, jeff.martin@sos.wa.gov or Maura Walsh at 360.704.5246, maura.walsh@sos.wa.gov.

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3) ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY 2016-2017 GRANTS

Applications are still being accepted to fund Microsoft Imagine Academy projects for coding programs and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Organizations that are Microsoft Imagine Academy program members under State Library funding may apply for up to $4,500 per library system for equipment purchased by the State Library, and/or the funds to purchase equipment of the applicant library’s choice. Funding for materials, promotional activities, and other activities which support project goals also may be requested.

  • Grants are accepted continuously and will be reviewed every two weeks and awarded as long as funding is available.
  • Grant materials (Guidelines and Application) are available here.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Elizabeth Iaukea, elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov.

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4) WSL COLLECTIONS FROM PROQUEST

The Washington State Library (WSL) presents research resources from ProQuest with partial funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Included are over 6,000 magazines, periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers, and more, covering all subject areas, and aimed at a wide range of audiences, including K-12, academic, and public libraries and their users. Access is provided through the state’s libraries, which also pay a share of the cost.

For information on available collections and resources, including training opportunities, videos, and more, visit the ProQuest WSL Library Resources LibGuides page. If you have questions about WSL’s ProQuest resources and the Statewide Database Licensing Project, visit the SDL project web site, or contact Will Stuivenga at will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov or 360.704.4217.

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5) MARK THOSE CALENDARS – TEMPUS FUGIT

Municipal Research Service Center (MRSC) free webinar

Municipal Research Service Center (MRSC) and University of Washington

University of Washington iSchool Career Fair

Northwest Council for Computer Education 2017 Conference

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

October 25

October 26

October 27

  • Selecting the Right Products for Your Makerspace (Demco); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Creating an Interactive Exhibit in Your School Library (Programming Librarian); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
  • Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon (School Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Boards in Gear Webinar (Washington Nonprofits); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT

October 28

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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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