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WSL Updates for November 10, 2016

Volume 12, November 10, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) NEW STEM RESOURCES FOR LIBRARIES

3) PROQUEST TRAINING IN NOVEMBER

4) LGBT ELDER CARE WEBINAR

5) OSPI SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS

6) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

The Washington State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) have launched the 2017 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 “Build a Better World”. 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 2017 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

  • For full details about the CSLP 2017 Teen Video Challenge and to find out how to enter Washington’s competition, please visit http://sos.wa.gov/q/teenvideo.
  • $100 will be awarded to the creator of Washington’s winning video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from Upstart. Winners will be announced by CSLP in April 2017.
  • The deadline for a submission of a video for this contest is February 15, 2017.

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

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2) NEW STEM RESOURCES FOR LIBRARIES

New, free sources of robust information on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) specifically for libraries have just been released by STAR_Net and Kitsap Regional Library:

STAR_Net’s resources include presentation and poster files, reports, evaluation instruments, and more from the 2015 Public Libraries & STEM conference.

Kitsap Regional Library’s Make Do Share project has just published a 64-page STEM programming guide which includes a STEM Library Roadmap and a STEM Library Playbook with program design and implementation suggestions.

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3) PROQUEST TRAINING IN NOVEMBER

ProQuest’s WA trainer, Jeff Cutler, is offering in-person, free training sessions at several Washington locations. While the sessions are being held at Educational Services Districts, this free training will be general in nature, and appropriate for any library staff interested in the latest enhancements to and features of the various ProQuest products included in the Washington statewide contract. More information is available at proquest.libguides.com/WASDL.

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 2 sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Educational Service District 101, 4202 S. Regal, Spokane, WA 99223-7738. To register, contact Shelly Johnson at sjohnson@esd101.net or 509-789-3800.
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661-6812. To register, contact Katherine Livick at katherine.livick@esd112.org or 360-750-7503.
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Olympic ESD 114, 105 National Avenue N., Bremerton, WA 98312. To register, contact Sarah Freitas at sarahf@oesd114.org or 360-405-5801.

It may be possible to schedule additional trainings in nearby locations on days preceding or following these scheduled training sessions. Or on the morning or afternoon of the same day, if the time slot is available, and the location is not too far away.

  • To schedule a training session at your location, please contact Jeff Cutler at 801-250-0568 or 800-521-0600, ext. 72996 or Jeffrey.Cutler@proquest.com.

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4) LGBT ELDER CARE WEBINAR

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region for a webinar overview of the health disparities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) elder populations:

LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. It is difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. [Healthy People 2020] While much of the media is focused on LGBT youth or transgender populations, LGBT elders also experience health disparities arising largely from societal stigma and institutional discrimination.

The webinar will look at the unique challenges related to accessing high-quality LGBT elder care information and resources available to educate and address some of the disparities for aging LGBT populations.

Questions? Please contact Carolyn Martin at martinc4@uw.edu.

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5) OSPI SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) invites the public to comment on the State’s draft plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The draft plan is the result of a nearly yearlong collective effort of the agency and hundreds of stakeholders.

OSPI is soliciting public comment during a “review tour” of Washington’s ESSA Consolidated Plan Review. Review tour forums and dates:

  • Monday, November 14, Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 15, Selah Performing Arts Center/Selah Middle School, Selah from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16, Spokane Convention Center, Spokane from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

OSPI will host a webinar to hear public comments on Monday, November 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration required.

For questions about the forums or webinar, please email jami.peterson@k12.wa.us.

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6) BUILDING BRIDGES TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2017

The Building Bridges Technology Conference is calling for proposals for presentations at the 2017 conference from March 16 & 17, 2017 in the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane.

  • The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, November 18, 2016.
  • Please submit proposals using this form.

Building Bridges Technology Conference is sponsored in partnership by Eastern Washington University and Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

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7) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

November 18

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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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