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WSL Updates for June 1, 2017

Volume 13, June 1, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:
1) ARSL SCHOLARSHIPS
2) PROQUEST RENEWAL
3) POV SCREENING @ THE LIBRARY
4) POVERTY IMMERSION
5) LIBRARIES & THE MEDICAL HOME NEIGHBORHOOD
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
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1) ARSL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Washington State Library (WSL), with funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), is providing three full scholarships to attend the 2017 Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference from September 6–9, 2017 in St. George, Utah.

The ARSL conference is specifically for rural library staff. Previous conference topics have included building community advocacy, effective trustee recruitment, inexpensive programming ideas, virtual networking, innovative web services with few resources, and many more. Scholarships will include transportation, all conference fees, and lodging. Preference will be given to applicants who have not won this scholarship before.

Details:

  • Applicants must be from a public or tribal library or library branch serving a population of 10,000 or less in Washington State.
  • Scholarship awardees must commit to doing a follow-up project.
  • The application deadline is June 9, 2017.
  • For more information and to apply, visit sos.wa.gov/q/arslscholars.

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2) PROQUEST RENEWAL

The Statewide Database Licensing project’s annual ProQuest subscription renewal takes place at the end of June. No significant changes in cost are expected, barring a significant number of cancellations.

Public, academic, and special libraries will be renewed automatically unless a cancellation notice is received from the library. Renewal information and the cancellation form are available here: sos.wa.gov/q/Renewal. Please submit cancellation forms no later than Friday, June 9, 2017. K-12 libraries renew through their respective ESDs.

As a reminder, even if a school or district is able to obtain ProQuest resources through the local public library, it is important that ALL libraries, especially K-12, continue to pay their share of the cost through direct subscriptions. Otherwise the statewide nature of this project falls apart and its continuation is endangered. For additional information visit the renewal page or contact SDL project manager, Will Stuivenga: will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov 360.704.5217.

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3) POV SCREENING @ THE LIBRARY

POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV films, shown on PBS, are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

These award-winning films are available to libraries for free through the POV Community Network. Along with a DVD of the film, POV provides a discussion guide and suggested reading list to help librarians facilitate community conversations and provide context for the film. In addition to over 90 films from past POV seasons, documentaries from POV’s upcoming season are available for sneak-preview screenings prior to their debut on PBS. A PDF file lists the new 30th season line-up and dates screenings can begin. Trailers are also available.

To register a screening and borrow DVDs:

  1. Join the POV Community Network. Check your inbox for a link to confirm your email address. A member of the POV team will approve your registration within 1 business day.
  2. Request: Once approved, log in to your account and select “My Events” to register a screening.

Questions? Email the POV Community Engagement and Education Team at events@pov.org or call 212-989-8121.

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4) POVERTY IMMERSION

Could you deal with the day-to-day realities of living a life in poverty? Understand what life is like on a limited income through a unique workshop facilitated by WSU Extension. The Poverty Immersion is designed to help professionals, policy makers, community leaders and volunteers better serve people in poverty.

The Poverty Immersion, also called a Poverty Simulation, is a unique interactive experience that helps people understand what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress. Although it uses play-money and fictional scenarios, a Poverty Immersion is a facilitated role-play, not a game. It is a powerful experience that takes only three hours of time, but makes a lasting impact.

  • Gain greater awareness of the issues facing people in poverty
  • Learn to build a foundation for change personally, professionally, organizationally, and in our communities
  • Discover what life is like for people short on money and living with high-stress

Details:

  • June 23, 7:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Hilton Vancouver Washington Convention Center
  • Fee – $50 per person
  • For more information or to register: sos.wa.gov/q/poverty

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5) LIBRARIES & THE MEDICAL HOME NEIGHBORHOOD

Learn how primary health care providers and clinics are changing to become “patient-centered medical homes” and the opportunities this opens up for libraries, public health, early learning, and other community partners to become part of the bigger “medical home neighborhood.”

This free webinar, “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children,” is presented by Kate Orville, Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability.

June 21, 2017: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT. There is no need to register. To participate: sos.wa.gov/q/MHPP.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, June 5

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, June 7

Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9

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DISCLAIMER: The State Library regularly highlights third-party events 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, but merely providing this information as an FYI to librarians who must then decide what is right for them.

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