Volume 13, May 11, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) FREE BOOKS
1) FREE BOOKS
The Washington State Library has the following titles to distribute to libraries in Washington State for community reads or classroom sets. These books are mostly trade paperbacks that have been gently used in community reads and graciously shared with the State Library community by the public libraries which originally purchased them.
- Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown – 2 audio books, 4 hardcover, 2 large print, 516 softcover
- Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel – 27 softcover
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler – 160 softcover
- The Painter, Peter Heller – 72 softcover
- Sasquatch Hunter, Sharma Shields – 21 softcover
You may request one or more copies of each title. Minimum request of five copies please. These will be mailed free of charge to your library. Contact Leanna Hammond at Leanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.704.7133 to request these titles or if you have additional questions.
2) 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.
- 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.
3) MRSC MAKES YOUR JOB EASIER
The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is in the business of helping local governments. They provide unbiased, independent guidance that helps local government follow state and federal laws, and reduce mistakes and liability, ultimately saving jurisdictions time and money. MRSC is a one-stop-shop for Washington local governments.
“Making Your Job Easier with MRSC’s Services,” is a free webinar that will review MRSC’s vast suite of services, such as examples of policies, procedures, and ordinances on a host of topics, successful local ballot measures, zoning approaches for marijuana dispensaries, and online budgeting and contracting tools, to name a few. Learn how to use their services to make your job easier and more efficient. Who should attend? Local government employees at all levels, elected and appointed officials, and private consultants or attorneys that advise local governments.
- Date & Time: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Presenters: Tracy Burrows, Executive Director, MRSC, and Robert Sepler, Legal Consultant, MRSC
- Cost: Free
- For more information and to register: sos.wa.gov/q/MRSCwebinar.
4) BUILDING SUPPORT FOR YOUR RURAL LIBRARY
Join the NNLM PNR webinar, PNR Rendezvous, on May 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This session will include members of the Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee (RNTLOAK) who will introduce attendees to 2 newly revised toolkits:
- TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual)
- The Small but Powerful Guide to Building Support for Your Rural Library
Outreach librarians, public librarians, community college librarians, trustees, library directors, librarians and staff in rural, native and tribal libraries should all find this session informative on how to manage your library and advocate for community support.
For more information and how to connect go to nnlm.gov/class/trails-and-small-powerful-guide/7218.
5) KEEPING IT PRIVATE
Washington State is very open with the way it shares data within the public trust. Our state has one of the most advanced public records laws in the nation, and most public meetings are subject to the open meetings act. At the same time, citizens have a right to privacy under the state’s Constitution. On the private side, hackers are stalking personal data and data brokers are collecting and selling it. You may be putting your privacy at risk simply by leaving your phone unlocked or by sharing personal information with an organization that then makes it publicly available.
“Keeping It Private: Navigating the Balance of Public Data and Privacy Protections” delves into these issues and provides tips on the law, protecting private data, and strategies around what the library’s role might be in helping balance these issues. This public seminar is presented by the state’s Office of Privacy & Data Protection, and is available to Washington libraries by request. What you and your patrons will learn:
- Laws that protect privacy
- Technology dangers: drones, biometrics, voice recording
- Tips for preserving your data
For more information or to schedule this seminar at your library, contact Will Saunders at email@example.com.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, May 15
- Course Reserves in WorldCat Discovery (including migration from WorldCat Local) (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Info2Go!Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries), 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PDT
Tuesday, May 16
- Creating Training For The Digital Age – Increase Engagement, Retention, Excitement, and Applicability Using Business Simulations and Gamification (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Accessibility & Third Party Materials (SBCTC); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Database of the month: GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library); 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., PDT
- Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (InSync Training); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch.org); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Picturing the Big Shop: A Look Behind the Scenes of GPO’s New Photograph Book (FDLP); 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle-Grade Novels (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections, Part 1 (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Configuration, Part 2: Patron-facing features (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
Wednesday, May 17
- FirstSearch Overview Training Event (OCLC) 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PDT
- Binge Boxes, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., PDT
- Push or Pull: Making Training Work for Your Organization (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC); 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., PDT
- FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar – Free Online Session (American Management Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., PDT
- ACRL IS M&LC: Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Deep Dive into Defense: Locating DOD Reports (FDLP); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S. Census Bureau); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Making Your Job Easier with MRSC’s Services (MRSC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Policies for Replacing WorldCat Records (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2017 (School Library Journal); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections, Part 2 (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Creating Microlearning Tools: Flashcards, Micro-Actions, Instant Maps, Sample Rules Support (Training Magazine Network); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
Thursday, May 18
- High-impact library services & outreach: student success to systematic reviews (Library Connect); 8:00 – 9:00, PDT
- Microlearning: The Secret Sauce for Snackability (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Data Tools, Part One (FDLP); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Copywriting for the Web: Today’s Best Practices (TechSoup); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Engaging Students in Science Using the 2017 Solar Eclipse (ACRL-Choice); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association); 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PDT
- Advanced Editing of WorldCat Knowledge Base Collections (OCLC); 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PDT
- Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader (School Library Journal/ISTE); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., PDT
Friday, May 19
- ACRL DLS Instruction Committee Spring Forum (ACRL); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Social Media: What’s Next? (American Libraries Live); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
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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