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WSL Updates for November 24, 2016

Volume 12, November 24, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FINDING SOMETHING TO READ NOW WEBINAR

2) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

3) REFERENCE SERVICES COURSE ONLINE

4) 2017 CSLP TEEN PROGRAMMING MANUAL IDEAS

5) STUFF IS HAPPENING

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) FINDING SOMETHING TO READ NOW WEBINAR

This free First Tuesday webinar will explore ways to improve the reading experience for your online readers, such as the advantages of using OverDrive’s Wish List instead of placing holds.

  • Finding Something to Read NOW (and More!): OverDrive Tips & Tricks for Assisting Readers, presented by Will Stuivenga, Washington State Library.
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST

Other techniques explained will include:

  • power limiting
  • searching by genre
  • using the “Recommended for You” feature

We will briefly review other patron assistance options, such as resetting downloads and adjusting the holds queue. Library staff will receive tips on the best OverDrive training and promotional materials. Time permitting, we may also discuss publisher eBook pricing practices and how they affect budgets and collections.

Instructions and Login for First Tuesdays session

First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington. The free webinars allow attendees to ask questions and learn about new topics. These special subject presentations are recorded so others may listen at their convenience.

Questions? Please contact Carolyn Petersen, Washington State Library, at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov or 360-570-5560.

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2) 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 Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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

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3) REFERENCE SERVICES COURSE ONLINE

Highline College Library & Information Services Program is offering LIBR 150 “Reference Services” Online for 5 credits this winter.

  • Registration begins Monday, November 21, 2016 and classes begin Monday, January 9, 2017.

The course features development of proficiency in providing face-to-face and remote reference services in a variety of settings. The focus is on the nature and purpose of reference services, library principles governing them, customer service, conducting effective reference interviews, and developing familiarity with a broad array of print and electronic resources. Attention is also paid to assisting library users to become proficient in using library resources themselves.

Contact lisinquiry@highline.edu for more information.

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4) 2017 CSLP TEEN PROGRAMMING MANUAL IDEAS

Planning creative, fun, and educational programs for your 2017 teen summer library program?

Check out this free webinar, which will introduce programs and activities from the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Teen Manual to inspire unforgettable summer library programs for teens in your community!

  • Thursday, Jan 05, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Presented by Michelle Beebower and Nichole Chagnon, Austin Public Library
  • Click here to register. The webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

The webinar is hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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5) STUFF IS HAPPENING

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

November 29

November 30

December 1

December 2

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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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