Volume 13, December 14, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE
Budding teenage videographers across Washington are invited to participate in the 2018 Teen Video Challenge, a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored competition, hosted by the Washington State Library. Teenagers ages 13 through 18 can create a 30 to 90-second video with their unique interpretation of the 2018 CSLP Teen Video Challenge slogan, “Libraries Rock!” in combination with reading and libraries. Visit the Teen Video Challenge website for details. Submissions must be received by Feb. 10, 2018, to be eligible.
2) GOING DEEPER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Learn how to take the next steps toward amplifying your library’s social media program. This webinar will discuss best practices in growing your library’s social media program and managing user engagement. You’ll learn tips on assessing your library’s audience based on their preferred platforms and ideas for converting your in-person library community into an online community.
- Tuesday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST;
- Hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with TechSoup;
- To register: sos.wa.gov/q/smedia.
3) MLA TECH CAMP
Do you need to manage born digital content in your collection? Maybe a refresher on fair use of your digital collections? Or guide patrons through creating data visualizations. Come to #mlatechcamp! (MLA tech camp). The Emerging Technologies and Services Committee of the Music Library Association (MLA) is hosting a one day pre-conference workshop on January 31st, 2018, before the MLA annual meeting in Portland, OR (Jan. 31 – Feb. 4th, 2018) to enhance skill sets of librarians, humanists, and technologists who work or want to work with digital objects and data.
This workshop will offer something for seasoned practitioners as well as novices to learn and build together in a collaborative, interactive, informal, spontaneous, and productive environment. All are welcome, whether you are working with music materials or not. Registration for the pre-conference is separate from MLA’s annual meeting. We actively encourage anyone interested in digital aspects of librarianship to take part.
For more information and registration details, visit bit.ly/mlatechcamp2018.
4) PRECISION MEDICINE FOR ALL OF US
Creating the right health approaches and care for the right person is called precision medicine. Getting the right information to make that happen is the goal of the All of Us Research Program. To get there, the goal is to create the largest health data resource ever. By understanding people’s health, neighborhood, family, and lifestyle, researchers will have information to better understand health and disease. This information is essential to create a healthier future for generations to come.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are partnering to raise awareness about the NIH’s All of Us Research Program. Through this collaboration, NNLM will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically through public libraries. The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region will work with libraries in Washington State to provide the information they need for their communities regarding the All of Us Research Program. More information is available at nnlm.gov/all-of-us and at allofus.nih.gov.
“We want to reach participants where they are. For many people in the country, including those with limited internet access, one of those places is the local library,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “We’re excited to work with the National Library of Medicine to make more people aware of All of Us and the opportunity to take part.” For the entire press release, use this link: sos.wa.gov/q/AllofUs.
5) MUSEUMS EMPOWERED
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is offering professional development grants designed to help museums respond to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities. The program, now in its second year, is a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, with the goal of strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.
Eligible entities for Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff are U.S. museums of all sizes and disciplines. Award amounts will either be $5,000 – $25,000 with no cost share permitted or $25,001 – $250,000 with at least 1:1 cost share. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. See the application guidelines (PDF, 415KB) on the IMLS website for details. A live webinar will provide applicants more information about this opportunity: FY18 Museums Empowered, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, December 18, 2017
- Bozarthzone! Show Your Work (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PST
Tuesday, December 19
- PART I – Your Community by the Numbers: Intro to American Fact Finder & Thematic Maps (U.S. Census) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- How to Make the Most of GovLoop (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Going Deeper with Social Media (WebJunction/TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
Wednesday, December 20
- Navigating WebEx (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
Thursday, December 21
- PART II – Your Neighborhood by the Numbers: Tracts, Block Groups and Mapping (U.S. Census) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
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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