Volume 13, August 17, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) SEEKING LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS
The mission of the Library Council of Washington (LCW) is to help all Washington citizens access library services, information, and resources. The LCW advises the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State on statewide library issues and the expenditure of federal LSTA funding. The fifteen members represent all types of libraries and library users. The Council meets in person three to four times each year.
Members may include library employees, volunteers, trustees, foundation board members, advocates, consultants, or educators. We seek new members that are active and knowledgeable, have great communication skills, and can advocate for all libraries while representing a specific interest group’s views as well. There are currently four open positions on the LCW, representing:
- Special libraries,
- Underserved populations,
- Schools (western Washington).
If you want to help shape our libraries, have at least three years’ experience working with libraries in Washington State, and are interested in applying, please send a copy of the application form and your resume. Application information is available at sos.wa.gov/q/vacancy. Applications must be postmarked by September 22, 2017.
2) RURAL HERITAGE GRANT AWARDS
Congratulations to the latest group of public libraries and heritage organizations recently awarded digitization grants through the Washington Rural Heritage program! Over the next year Washington State Library staff will be working with these organizations to digitize unique, historically significant materials held in their collections. Awardees will be trained in all aspects of digitization and their collections will be publicly hosted and digitally preserved through the Washington Rural Heritage website and digital repository.
Below are this year’s grant recipients. Read about the details of each project.
- $6,157 – Fort Vancouver Regional Library District: the La Center, Ridgefield, and Woodland community libraries will partner with the La Center Historical Museum, Woodland Historical Museum Society, and Charlotte Clevidence of Ridgefield.
- $6,300 – Spokane County Library District, Moran Prairie branch, in partnership with the Moran Prairie Washington Grange #161.
- $6,981 – Richland Public Library.
- $4,689 – Whitman County Library in partnership with the Tekoa Museum and J.C. Barron Mill (Oakesdale, Washington).
- $4,500 – Asotin County Library.
- $7,000 – Whatcom County Library System, (Lummi) Island Library.
- $6,958 – Kalama Public Library in partnership with the Kalama History House, the City of Kalama, and the Port of Kalama.
- $5,669 – Orcas Island Public Library in partnership with the Orcas Island Historical Society.
To learn more about participating in Washington Rural Heritage, contact Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington Rural Heritage is supported with Library Services and Technology Act funding provided by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services.
3) WIKIPEDIA + LIBRARIES: BETTER TOGETHER
This fall, WebJunction will offer a free online training program for up to 500 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. The course, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together, will provide a collaborative learning environment for public library peers to build their Wikipedia skills, implement Wikipedia programming, and amplify the role of libraries as information literacy leaders in their communities.
The 9-week course will run from September 13 through November 15, and will consist of 6 live online sessions, online discussion forums, reading, plus skill and knowledge-building activities. As a result of participating, public library staff will be able to use Wikipedia to:
- Engage and empower their community members to build information literacy skills and to access and create knowledge;
- Raise the visibility of their libraries and their unique, local collections;
- Build on their own digital, critical thinking, and community engagement skills—and encourage their colleagues to do the same.
Learn more about the program and enroll today.
4) ACADEMIC LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES
Learn how to foster conversation and lead change on campus and beyond with Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, a free learning series on dialogue and deliberation from ALA, ACRL, and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. Through three free webinars in fall 2017, participants will learn to convene critical conversations with people with differing viewpoints; connect more meaningfully with library users and better meet their needs; and translate conversation into action.
Academic library professionals who view all three webinars, live or recorded, are invited to attend a free one-day pre-conference workshop on Feb. 9, 2018, at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.
The three webinars are scheduled as follows:
- Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Academic Libraries (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT)
- Essential Partners’ Reflective Structured Dialogue Method (Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT)
- National Issues Forums (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST)
5) STATEWIDE PURCHASING & CONTRACTING WORKSHOP
Registration is now open for a two day Purchasing and Contracting Workshop in Lynnwood on August 22 and 23. The first day of this workshop will be on purchasing and the second day on public works contracting. Registration is open to all local agencies and private consultants statewide. Presented by the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) and the Contract Administration Education Committee (CAEC) of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
- August 22, 23, 2017 at the Sno-Isle Regional Library, Lynnwood
- Workshop fees are $70 for one day or $90 for both days, per person. Attendees can attend either both days or only one day, depending on their interests.
- More information and registration: sos.wa.gov/q/MRSLwkshp.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, August 21
- ArchivesSpace Lone Arranger Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, August 22
- Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Using Video to Extend Classroom Training (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Excel Made Easy for the Very Beginner (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Once upon a Time, Storytelling was Learning (InSync) 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
- OLC (Online Learning Conference) Preview: Innovative Mobile Learning Solutions (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, August 23
- Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design (Indiana State Library) 7:00 -8:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Break Up Boredom! Interactive Events for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Libraries lead the way in presentation technology (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- 5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them (Wild Apricot) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Preservation for Free (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The (Unintentional) Rebranding of a Longstanding Information Literacy Problem as “Fake News” (ACRL/CHOICE/ProQuest) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Course Reserves in WorldCat Discovery (including migration from WorldCat Local) Training Event (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- QuestionPoint Librarian 1 – QuestionPoint Overview and E-mail Reference (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace (edWeb.net) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Consolidated Plan Outreach (OSPI) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, August 24
- NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Device Management and Classroom Collaboration (Library Journal) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Welcoming Everyone Online: Creating Accessible Online Resources For People with Disabilities (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Workplace Bullying: words can hurt more than you think (Colorado State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- American Indian Health Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- QuestionPoint Librarian 2 – Use Chat in QuestionPoint (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- IFLA’s Global Vision: An Interactive Discussion (Association for Rural and Small Libraries and WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT
- Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net) 1:00 – 2:00 p.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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