Volume 13, August 3, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) FREE BOOKS
1) FREE BOOKS
Thanks to the generosity of Jefferson County Library, the Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Tacoma Public Library and the Walla Walla Public Library, the State Library has books to give away for book club kits or community reads. Usually a minimum order five copies of the same title is required but due to some special circumstances we are offering a mix and match special, minimum of five total books per order.
- Nickel & Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich – 29
- A Sudden Light, Garth Stein – 259 paperback, 26 hardback, 37 audiobooks
- The Singing & Dancing Daughters of God, Timothy Schaffert – 6
- The Painter, Peter Heller – 4
- The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison – 1
- The Time In Between, Maria Duenas – 1
- Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson – 1
- The Jump-Off Creek, Molly Gloss – 12
- Little Bee, Chris Cleave – 15
- Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health, Jo Robinson – 9
- The Paris Wife, Paula McLain – 5
- Yoga Bitch, Suzanne Morrison – 11
This is first come, first serve as there are very limited numbers of some of the titles. Contact Leanna Hammond with your request at email@example.com.
2) LJ DESIGN INSTITUTE COMES TO WASHINGTON
Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library—at its award-winning Vancouver Community Library—the newest installment of the well-known library building and design event will bring you the latest trends in library design. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building/renovating/retrofitting spaces both large and small that will engage your community.
Whether you’re in the dreaming and planning stages or further along the design road, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration for renovating, retrofitting, and building anew, no matter your budget! This event is open to all types of libraries.
This full-day think tank provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians on how to get the community on board and issues in library space, design, and construction, as well as hands-on, architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by you and your fellow attendees. “Speed-sessions” with individual architects and furniture and equipment vendors will help you address your own library-specific questions (be sure to bring photos, illustrations, floor plans, or plat maps–whatever you think will enhance the discussion). There will be plenty of face time and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues, too.
- Thursday afternoon, October 19: Half-day architectural tour (more information coming soon);
- Friday, October 20: Library Journal Design Institute, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, WA 98660;
- For more information and to register: lj.libraryjournal.com/designinstitute.
3) MEDIA MARKET CONFERENCE NEARBY
As the pace of change in media increases, it gets harder and harder to make the right choices for your library. The National Media Market (NMM) & Conference is dedicated to boosting your knowledge and resources in a unique, collegial atmosphere, unlike any conference you’ve ever attended.
NMM was established to provide an opportunity for exhibitors/distributors to show their new releases in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible and for buyers to preview, select and negotiate the best deal. Rules for participation were developed and enforced to provide a level playing field for all. NMM exhibitors have expanded to include platforms and library services companies.
The National Media Market & Conference highlights the best media content, and provides professional development to address constantly evolving issues for content acquisition, access, and promotion. This year’s intensive topics include digital-era copyright, how to make the most of streaming packages, and effective strategies for marketing media content to your patrons.
- October 21-26 in Portland, Oregon;
- Early registration ends August 13;
- Registration information: www.nmm.net/register;
- First time attendees use code NMM10 for 10% off registration.
4) COMMUNITY WEB ARCHIVES
The Internet Archive is accepting applications from public librarians interested in participating in a program of continuing education and training to enable libraries to build collections of historically-valuable, web published materials documenting their local communities. This program is offered by the Internet Archive in partnership with WebJunction, and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to provide subsidized training, professional development, and web archiving services.
- Read more about the program: archive-it.org/blog/projects/community-webs.
- Applications are due 5:00 p.m. PDT, Friday, August 25. To apply: sos.wa.gov/q/c-webs.
5) WHO HAS YOUR BACK?
In 2016, the United States government sent at least 49,868 requests to Facebook for user data. In the same time period, it sent 27,850 requests to Google and 9,076 to Apple. These companies are not alone: where users see new ways to communicate and store data, law enforcement agents see new avenues for surveillance.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released its annual report on how the policies and advocacy positions of major technology companies stack up in regards to handing over user data to the government. 26 companies are analyzed, and each is rated in 5 specific categories:
- Follows industry-wide best practices
- Tells users about government data requests
- Prohibits use of product(s) for surveillance
- Stands up to NSL (National Security Letter) gag orders
- Pro-user public policy: Reform 702
The results of the study are both interesting and illuminating. Read the report and/or download the PDF version at www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2017.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, August 7
- ACRL DG International Perspectives on Academic & Research Libraries Forum (ACRL) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, August 8
- 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring) 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. PDT
- Engagement is the New Acquisition: Pathways for Action (Nonprofit Hub) 7:30 -8:30 a.m. PDT
- Language: Your Most Important and Least Valued Asset (Digital Gov) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Your Community by the Numbers: Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Foreign Born… (Utah State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Efficiency in Digitization (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Fall YA Announcements (Booklist) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Online Storytelling: Big Impact. Small Budget. (GuideStar) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Government Information Resources for Proposal Writing (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Realities of Virtual Collaboration (InSync)11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- QuestionPoint Administration 3 – Generate and Interpret Reports (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- TechSoup Tuesday Tech30s – Maximize Your Live Events (TechSoup) 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, August 9
- Just Ask: Partnerships that provide funding and opportunity (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- Impactful Partnerships: Working with Faculty to Enhance Visibility and Dissemination of Research (NNLM) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Powerfully Sharing Your Stories to Attract and Retain Donors (Firespring) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Advanced PubMed: MeSH (NNLM) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- DorobekInsider Live- The Realities of IoT (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Let’s Talk: Librarians & Agricultural Law (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch.org) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Searching Fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections (Connecting to Collections Care) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- CatExpress: Copy Cataloging with CatExpress (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 08 – Original Cataloging (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, August 10
- How to Think Like a Donor in 1 Hour (Bloomerang) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Data User’s Guide to U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Data (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Building a Community of Readers–Driving Student Engagement Through Collective Impact (Education Week) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- EDOCS, ECFS, and Other Intimidating Acronyms: Learning to Navigate the FCC (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch.org) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- SOS: Save Our Site! Archiving Web Content (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Interface Features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Managing Change at Your Nonprofit Organization (Blackbaud) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 09 – Authority Control (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out Ideas (NNLM) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Friday, August 11
- LYRASIS Second Fridays – From the Friendly Skies to a Museum Near You: Turning a Jumbo Jet into a Premier Exhibition (LYRASIS) 9:30 -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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