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WSL Updates for November 3, 2011

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

Topics include:

1) PROQUEST TRAINING IN NOVEMBER

2) DPLA METADATA TRAINING VIDEO

3) 2015 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT – NOW AVAILABLE!

4) USING THE BEA INTERACTIVE DATA TOOL

5) E RATE TRAININGS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) 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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2) DPLA METADATA TRAINING VIDEO

A video recording of Introduction to the Digital Public Library of America’s Metadata Application Profile, is now available online (https://vimeo.com/188696798).

Gretchen Gueguen, Data Services Manager from the DPLA, provided the October 19, 2016 training. Staff from public, academic, and special libraries throughout Washington and Oregon attended the live webinar, a joint effort of the Washington State Library, the Oregon State Library, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to facilitate a coordinated approach to digital collections in the Northwest.

The Washington State Library recently awarded four LSTA-funded grants to libraries for metadata enhancement and remediation activities. Additional grants will be available to Washington libraries in spring and/or summer 2017.

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is using funds from the Oregon State Library’s LSTA program to implement Dublin Core metadata standards and develop tools for metadata cleanup, training, and support which will be publicly available. For more information, visit here.

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3) 2015 WASHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICAL REPORT – NOW AVAILABLE!

Need statistics on public libraries in the state of Washington? Interested in 2016 Salary and Benefits Data for libraries? Looking for a map of public library service in Washington?

Find these as well as national rankings for Washington State Public Library Service (most recently from 2013) by visiting www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/WAStats. Public library statistics including budget, collections, and usage data, are collected and compiled annually by Library Development staff.

For more information, contact Evelyn Lindberg, State Data Coordinator, at evelyn.lindberg@sos.wa.gov.


4) USING THE BEA INTERACTIVE DATA TOOL

Learn how to use the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Regional Economic Accounts web pages to find Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and personal income data for states, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas, Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), and counties.

A free, live training webinar, “Using the BEA Interactive Data Tool to get Local Data,” will be presented on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

  • Register today for “Using the BEA Interactive Data Tool to get Local Data.” The webinar is free, however, registration is required. 
  • The webinar presenter is Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries. 

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5) E RATE TRAININGS

Join Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) for a day of E-rate Program training designed for schools and libraries on Tribal lands. These trainings will cover the importance of broadband in Native communities and prepare attendees to be successful E-rate Program applicants.

Tribal Applicant Training

·        Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, 98188.

Registration is complimentary, space is limited. Register early to secure your spot – these complimentary events have limited space.

There is a General Applicant Training the following day in the same location. Attendees are welcome to attend both trainings but should register for them separately.

General Applicant Training

·        Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, 98188.

The general training in Seattle on November 16 will have additional topics that go more in detail on program compliance. There is a wait list at the general training in Seattle. Registrants will be sent wait list information.

Questions? Need assistance? Please contact the E-rate Tribal Liaison, Mackenzie Howard, at mhoward@usac.org.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

November 7

November 8

November 9

November 10

November 11

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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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