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WSL Updates for April 13, 2017

Volume 13, April 13, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LIBRARY SNAPSHOTS

2) SCRUB YOUR DIGITAL METADATA

3) LIGHTHOUSES AT THE STATE LIBRARY

4) LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL @ YOUR LIBRARY

5) COMMUNITY SALUTE HELPS LIBRARIES SERVE VETERANS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) LIBRARY SNAPSHOTS

Is your library represented in the Washington State 2017 Library Snapshot Tumblr? If yes, hooray for you! If no, drop everything, run out and take a picture, NOW! Upload it to your Social Media sites with the hashtag #WALibrarySnapshot. Let’s share the awesomeness of what is happening in libraries around our state. For more information, see sos.wa.gov/q/snapshot.

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2) SCRUB YOUR DIGITAL METADATA

The Washington State Library (WSL) is offering Metadata Cleanup Grants to support public, academic, and tribal libraries in remediating, re-cataloging, and/or enhancing digital collection records currently available to the public through digital library and digital repository systems. The primary purpose of these grants is to help institutions prepare for the eventual harvest of collection metadata by a regional or state-level Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub.

  • To review eligibility requirements, grant guidelines, and to download grant applications, go to sos.wa.gov/q/grants.
  • The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $25,000, with a limit of $5,000 per application. It is anticipated that five (5) or more applicants may receive awards. Awards are contingent upon receipt of federal funds and distribution of those funds by WSL, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

For more information, contact Evan Robb at evan.robb@sos.wa.gov or 360-704-5228.

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3) LIGHTHOUSES AT THE STATE LIBRARY

If you wanted to know more about lighthouses or other navigation/marine safety devices would you turn to the State Library for resources? Of course you would. Read our latest blog post to discover why.

 “Lights, signals, buoys, and daymarks,” describes the history of lights in the United States and points to resources across the State Library’s rich collections – federal and state publications, Pacific Northwest, the Washington Rural Heritage, and various web sites. It focuses on Washington State lighthouses and one particular light that provided safe passage near Orcas Island.

What was it like to live in a lighthouse? Would you like to purchase a lighthouse, become a lighthouse keeper, or stay in a lighthouse? Then read on. As always, our public services staff are ready to help you explore. For assistance contact them at www.sos.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx.

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4) LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL @ YOUR LIBRARY

Wish you had an easy way to host community engagement cultural experiences for your library patrons?  Our speaker, Kami Morasco, program manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., has a great opportunity to share. Join us for our May First Tuesdays webinar as she explains how you can invite your patrons to experience the excitement of Lincoln Center right in their neighborhood library through the Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings program.

“Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Program,” presented by Kami Morasco, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. PDT. Sign in at sos.wa.gov/q/FirstT.

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5) COMMUNITY SALUTE HELPS LIBRARIES SERVE VETERANS

Community Salute is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) aimed at strengthening the ability of libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to respond to the needs of veterans and military families. The Community Salute uses the Community Catalyst Initiative approach, which helps libraries and museums develop a deeper understanding of how they can work with their communities to bring about positive change around a shared vision or goal. IMLS conducted research and interview sessions, and hosted a meeting in San Antonio, Texas, to explore how LAMs can provide meaningful support for the nation’s more than 22 million veterans and their families.

As a result of the San Antonio meeting and the information gathered from veteran service organizations, foundations, and veterans, IMLS and FSG produced five resource documents. Tailored for LAMs, the documents provide qualitative and quantitative approaches to help museums and libraries bring people together and better serve veterans. The resources include a selection of topics, discussion-starters, data gathering, and facilitation tools that can be used to start or guide community development work. The documents are available on the Community Salute page. More information is also available in a recent blog posting by Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, IMLS director.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, April 17

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Friday, April 21

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DISCLAIMER: The State Library regularly highlights third-party events and online resources as a way to alert the library community to training and resource opportunities. By doing so, we are not endorsing the content of the event, nor promoting any specific product, but merely providing this information as an FYI to librarians who must then decide what is right for them.

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