Volume 13, October 26, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) BASIC LEGAL REFERENCE
Legal Reference: The Basics is the topic for the November First Tuesdays program. This online workshop will provide an introduction to basic legal research. Topics covered will include primary and secondary sources of the law, online resources for finding the law created by the three branches of government, and an overview of Washington State Law Library services available to librarians and their patrons. Presented by Shani Cate, State Law Library.
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT. Register at sos.wa.gov/q/FT-legal.
First Tuesdays is designed by the Washington State Library 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.
Note: the First Tuesdays’ virtual classroom software has changed; please ensure that you have Zoom installed to join First Tuesdays.
2) READING LIST GRANTS
The Carnegie-Whitney Grant funds the preparation of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. Grants of up to $5000 are awarded to cover preparation costs appropriate to the development of a useful product, including the cost of research. The grants do not cover the costs of final printing or online distribution of the product.
- Must be focused on American Libraries
- Proposals must demonstrate how the project would stimulate the use of library resources
- Must have potential appeal and usefulness to a broad audience
- Must be intended for national distribution
- Must meet a need for publication
- Must be completed within two years.
- Must be new or in process. Completed works, works under contract for publication, or projects associated with the completion of academic work are not eligible.
The deadline for submission of the proposal is November 3, 2017. For more information, visit sos.wa.gov/q/C-W.
3) OSPI GRANTS INCLUDE LIBRARIES
More than $4 million in federal grants was awarded to support afterschool and summer learning programs for students in high-poverty, low-performing schools, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently announced. The grants are part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. In addition to support for core academic subjects, 21st Century Community Learning Centers also provide students with a variety of other activities, such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs. Grants are funded for five years.
These grants require a community partner, which can include libraries. One of the current awardees—White Salmon School District—lists the Fort Vancouver Regional Library as its community partner. Three other proposals have public libraries listed as additional partners:
- Burlington-Edison School District – Burlington Public Library,
- Walla Walla Public Schools – Walla Walla Public Library,
- Wenatchee School District – North Central Regional Library.
In addition, two other proposals utilize school libraries: ESD 123 and Puget Sound ESD 121.
Congratulations to all of these libraries for their participation in these important projects! For more information, visit www.k12.wa.us/21stCenturyLearning.
4) CREATE A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
The Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery workshop is offered Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Odegaard Library, University of Washington. This is the last time this workshop will be available in Seattle, or in the State of Washington, for that matter.
The workshop is free using funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor, Gary L Menges, Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington, WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) trainer.
The goal is to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:
- Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2;
- Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively;
- Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections;
- Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency;
- Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects.
Who should attend? Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.
Register for the in-person session at tinyurl.com/ot4kve2. Go to Nov. 16 on the calendar and activate the provided link. Your registration confirmation will include links to the required archived webinars. For registration assistance, contact Wendy Cao. For general questions and content information, contact Gary Menges. For a complete description of this workshop, and more information on WESTPAS, visit www.westpas.org.
5) FOLLETT CHALLENGE CONTEST
The Follett Challenge has launched its seventh annual contest. The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through December 15, will award $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools or districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All public and private K–12 schools or districts in the US, Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply.
For more information, visit www.follett.com/news?articleid=14725.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 30
- Being Bold to Open Doors (ACRL DG Leadership) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- MAPLAB (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Tuesday, October 31
- Coaching is the New Leadership (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Enterprise (O’Reilly Community) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Find and Access U.S. and International Standards Information: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program) 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
- Connexion Client Module 07 – Advanced Bibliographic Searching (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- How Can a Webinar with Lou Russell be a Halloween Party? (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- How Design Can Tell Your Unique Story (Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- PNR Partners (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, November 1
- Exploring CultureGrams (ProQuest) 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT
- Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (NCompass Live) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Tackling Fake News (AL Live) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Census Business Builder—Small Business and Regional Analyst Editions: A Primer (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries (Public Library Association) 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 08 – Original Cataloging (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Beyond Food for Fines: Libraries, Food Banks and Feeding America (WebJunction/Feeding America) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, November 2
- Learning How to Learn: Techniques for School—and the Future (Education Week) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- 5 Ways to Transform How Your Library Works With Your Community (Demco) 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Gov Gets Personal (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Making eCollections Work in your Workflow (ACRL/Choice/EBSCO) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 09 – Authority Control (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- How to Support Early Learners with Challenging Behavior (edWeb) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, November 3
- It’s SOCIAL Media, not a Commercial Message (edWeb) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Learn How to Learn Online (LHTLO) (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Spring 2018: Penguin Random House Staff Picks (Booklist/Penguin Random House) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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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