Volume 13, April 20, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) ARSL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
The information and application form for the 2017 Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference Scholarships are now available at the ARSL website at sos.wa.gov/q/ARSLships. These scholarships are for first time attendees so anyone who has not attended an ARSL conference is invited to apply. Three scholarships are awarded. Check out the website for more details on eligiblity and how to apply. Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, June 30, 2017.
If you have any questions about the process or have any trouble with the application form, please contact Shirley Vonderhaar, ARSL Scholarship Subcommittee Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the conference, visit arsl.info/2017-conference.
2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANTS
Would your library like to digitize its historical materials and special collections? Create an online community archive of unique materials from local family collections? Partner with nearby historical societies and other organizations to collaboratively digitize local history resources?
Washington Rural Heritage (WRH), the Washington State Library’s statewide digitization initiative for public and tribal libraries, is currently accepting grant applications for 2017-2018 digitization projects:
- This grant cycle is open to all public and tribal libraries currently lacking a functioning digital repository. Current WRH partners are not excluded;
- Libraries from communities of any size may apply at either the system or individual branch level;
- The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017;
- To review eligibility requirements, grant guidelines, and to download grant applications, go to sos.wa.gov/q/grants.
For questions and to discuss potential projects, applicants are encouraged to contact Evan Robb, WRH Project Manager, at 360-704-5228 or email@example.com.
3) CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Medical Library Association (MLA) annual conference will be in Seattle from May 26 – 31, 2017. Registration is open. Not sure you want to attend? A variety of volunteer opportunities are available whether you had planned to attend or not. Come on down and help our city put its best foot forward! For those who are not members, volunteer 4 hours and you can attend one day for free. Here is more information about the conference and how to volunteer.
4) GOVERNOR’S SUMMIT
There will be 740,000 job openings over the next five years in Washington. Washington’s young people deserve an education that prepares them to take part in our economy, and real world, hands-on career connected learning is a key part of this preparation. Such preparation also equips employers with a workforce ready for 21st century challenges and innovation.
You are invited to join Governor Inslee’s Summit on Career Connected Learning. You’ll be part of a group of industry, policy, and education leaders working together to share best practices and policies to increase and strengthen career-related opportunities in high demand jobs for Washington’s youth. The Governor’s Summit is the culmination of an 18-month, multi-state Policy Academy, co-chaired by the Governor’s office and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
The Governor’s Summit will be simultaneously hosted onsite in Redmond, WA, and at 27 regional sites around the state on May 31, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Regional sites will focus on what leaders can do locally to make positive impacts for students and business and will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/summit and/or #WAcareersummit.
5) UNITED STATES OF ANCHORS
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will hold its Seventh Annual Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2017, just outside Washington, DC. The SHLB Annual Conferences is the premier conference on anchor institution broadband. It unites industry leaders across diverse sectors, such as education, health, government, and broadband providers.
The theme this year is “United States of Anchors.” We are at a pivotal moment of change in our country, and schools, libraries, health providers, and other community anchor institutions (CAIs) have the power to unite and move us forward. This conference will explore five tracks:
- Broadband Policy in the Trump Administration,
- Building Telehealth Networks to Rural Communities,
- The Future of the E-rate Program,
- Financing Broadband Networks, and
- Anchor Institutions and Home Access.
For more information and to register, visit 2017conference.shlb.org/ and/or #USofAnchors.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, April 25
- 7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., PDT
- More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., PDT
- ACRL IS Teaching Methods Virtual Forum (ACRL); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Grabbing Learner Attention (InSync); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Science Soup, Part Four – How Hot & Stormy Can It Get? NOAA: Oceans, Storms, & Climate Change (FDLP Academy); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- What’s With that Pop Clock?— and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Boards in Gear (Washington Nonprofits); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
- Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
- Open Access: Advocating for Change (Library Journal); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
- Snag’em, Bag’em and Tag’em: The Care and Feeding of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) (Training Magazine Network); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
- Statistics in Schools: Resources for Teaching and Learning (U.S. Census Bureau); 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., PDT
Wednesday, April 26
- Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission); 8:00 – 9:00 p.m., PDT
- Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You (NNLM); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Top Seven Fundraising Tips, as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Nonprofit Hub); 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., PDT
- HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages (NNLM); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Penguin’s Chapter Book Superstars (School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- 6 Steps to Expand Employees’ Critical Thinking Skills (Training Magazine Network); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
- All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library), 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., PDT
Thursday, April 27
- Getting a Seat at the Table: Librarian Involvement in Interprofessional Education Activities (IPE) (NNLM); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., PDT
- Nonprofit Insights: Greg Baldwin Shares Common Challenges in Screening Volunteers (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- The Art of Coding (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
Friday, April 28
- LYRASIS ArchivesSpace Hosting Services Demo (9:00 – 10:00 a.m., PDT
- Database of the Month: In Context (Wyoming State Library); 10:15 – 11:00 a.m., PDT
- Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (NNLM); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
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