Volume 13, June 22, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) ZINES TO THE FRONT
Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People is the title of July’s First Tuesdays program. Allison Mackey and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.
- July 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Pacific time
- To connect: sos.wa.gov/q/FirstT
First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. Past sessions are archived here: sos.wa.gov/q/Broadcasts.
2) COUNTER CODE – WHAT’S NEW?
LYRASIS is offering a free webinar for COUNTER, a non-profit organization that creates standards for the counting of electronic resource usage. COUNTER is supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the COUNTER Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. This webinar will explain the recent changes to the Code of Practice and how librarians can prepare.
Designing Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice has been challenging but also an exciting and essential task. It has been a collaboration aimed at meeting both content providers’ and librarians’ needs. Please join Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, as she discusses the latest release.
- COUNTER Code of Practice, What’s New?
- June 30, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Register for the webinar
3) DIGITAL DIRECTIONS
Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?
The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, town and city clerks, and other government agencies, tribal entities, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections.
Get the Big Picture – Learn to Advocate for Your Digital Preservation Project – Build Contacts and Support Networks. “Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections” will be held August 21-23, 2017 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington. For complete information, and to register, visit bit.ly/n-dd17.
4) READ-A-RAMA WITH DR. MARTIN
Since 2001, Dr. Michelle H. Martin, now the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, has been crafting programming for children that uses children’s books as the springboard for all activities. Activities designed for Camp Read-a-Rama®, 40-hour, one-week-long, themed literacy immersion camps that help teach kids to “live books” can also strengthen your summer programs.
These workshops will help educators, librarians, youth professionals and parents/guardians design new ideas for innovative and interactive programs that pair books with hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to promote early literacy and fully engaged learning. Designed for adults, each program is approximately 2 hours long and all are fun and fully interactive. (Children who are old enough and focused enough to participate are welcome.)
All sessions are held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Compass On Dexter, 756 John Street, Seattle. Cost is $35/$20 for students.
- July 8: Bug Eyes, Bird Beaks & Bat Wings: Bookish Fun about Animal Adaptations
- July 15: Incredible Edibles: Fun with Food About Books
- August 12: Create! Bookish Art and Artsy Books
For more information and to register, use this shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/Read-a-Rama.
5) BUILDING COMMUNITY BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
Does your library have valuable business resources that you struggle to share and promote to the community? Do you have big plans for developing meaningful connections with small business owners, professionals, and job seekers in your community but don’t know how to get started? This free webinar will walk you through all of the steps that are integral to taking your connections to the next level through embedded networking and structured library services.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Understand how embedded business librarianship differs from providing outreach services and why it makes a difference.
- Develop an action plan for making new networks and keeping them connected.
- Create relevant presentations, programming, training, and long-term initiatives that add value to the community.
Webinar: Building Business Connections in Your Community; July 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT. Sponsored by the Federal Depository Library Program. Speaker: Barbara Alvarez, Communications & Information Specialist.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT 2 WEEKS
Monday, June 26
- Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, June 27
- Personal Learning Networks for School Librarians (Wyoming State Library) 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PDT
- Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Part 2 (FDLP) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1 – Getting Started with CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Engagement Through Immersive Technology (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- 9 Easy Techniques to Make Your Training Look Modern (So Millennials Don’t Think You’re Old!) (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, June 28
- Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2 – Working with Text in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 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
- Let’s Tour Tox Town! (NNLM) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The Internet Archive: Making the libraries in your state digital libraries by 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Understanding the Evolving Information Needs of Researchers (ACRL Choice/ProQuest) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, June 29
- Health Services Research & Public Health Information: An Introduction to NICHSR ONESearch (NNLM) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Putting an Invisible Fence Around Informal Learning (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3 – Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch.org) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Why the Cloud Is Critical for Digital Transformation (GovLoop) 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
- Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (OCLC) 12:00 – 1:00 PDT
- Research Update: New Trends and Best Practices in Training & Learning Management (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 PDT
Friday, June 30
- COUNTER Code of Practice, What’s New? (LYRASIS) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Wednesday, July 5
- PubMed, PubMed Central, MEDLINE, MedlinePlus… (NCompass Live) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Searching Fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, July 6
- The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster (NNLM) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Accessing TIGERweb (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Is Your Coaching Truly Effective? Let’s Change That (Training Magazine Network) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, July 7
- ALA Annual Tech Wrap-up (American Libraries Live) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (NNLM) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
NOTE: WSL Updates will be on hiatus next week because of the ALA Annual Conference, and will return with the July 6 issue.
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