Volume 14, January 4, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE
Storytime is the perfect place to model an open and welcoming environment for the whole community. No one should feel left out or erased from a larger narrative by never being able to see themselves reflected in storytime.
How can librarians practice talking about race and model inclusion for their communities? How can we help our storytime colleagues not be afraid of delving deeper in creating an affirming and inclusive storytime environment? How do you gain institutional support for including social justice advocacy in storytimes?
During January’s free First Tuesdays webinar, the conversation is intended to model storytime inclusion in ways that lead to tangible practice. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. For more information or to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/ftst.
2) ADVOCACY, ETHICS, AND THE LAW
The Washington State Library presents “Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians” on Tuesday, January 16, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This free webinar is an introduction to public advocacy and lobbying for librarians within the context of Washington law. As professionals, how can we make sure our voices are heard on issues of freedom, equity, truth, and justice? What is ethically required of us? Where are the legal (and political) danger zones? Register: sos.wa.gov/q/Mead.
Presented by Rob Mead, the State Law Librarian for Washington, who manages the law library at the Temple of Justice in Olympia and is a member of the Washington Bar. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief Public Defender for New Mexico, the NM State Law Librarian, and an academic law librarian at the University of Kansas and the University of New Mexico.
3) 2018 WASHINGTON BOOK AWARDS
Do you know a Washington author who had a book published in 2017? The Washington Center for the Book is actively seeking 2017 titles by Washington authors for the 2018 Washington State Book Awards. The Washington State Book Awards are given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year. Info, criteria, and the online submission form are available online. The entry deadline is February 1, 2018.
The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of the Washington State Library and The Seattle Public Library, administers the annual Washington State Book Awards which are designed to bring attention to the quality of writing being produced in Washington. Books are judged on literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality of the publication.
4) HISTORICAL US CODE ONLINE
More than 60 years of U.S. laws are now published online and accessible for free for the first time after being acquired by the Library of Congress. The Library has made available the main editions and supplements of the United States Code from 1925 through the 1988 edition.
The U.S. Code is a compilation of federal laws arranged by subject by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House of Representatives. The Library’s U.S. Code Collection is fully searchable. Filters allow users to narrow their searches by date, title and/or subject. PDF versions of each chapter can be viewed and downloaded.
The collection is online at loc.gov/collections/united-states-code. This provides access to editions of the U.S. Code that previously were not available to the public online for free. For the full press release, visit sos.wa.gov/q/UScode.
5) EZRA JACK KEATS MINI-GRANTS
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, celebrates the 30th year of its Mini-Grant program with a call for proposals. Approximately 60 grants of up to $500 each will be awarded to qualifying teachers and librarians in public schools and libraries across the country.
Since 1987, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has provided nearly $1 million in support of Mini-Grant programs spanning the 50 states and U.S commonwealths. To learn more about Mini-Grants, including this year’s criteria, visit Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants. The application deadline is March 31, 2018.
Founded by the late Caldecott award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression by supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries; cultivating new writers and illustrators of exceptional picture books that reflect the experience of childhood in our diverse culture; and protecting and promoting the work of Keats, whose book The Snowy Day broke the color barrier in children’s publishing. To learn more about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, visit www.ezra-jack-keats.org.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, January 9
- Learn How to Learn Online (LHTLO) (InSync) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes (Washington State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Morris Award Finalists 2018 (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat data sync collections: Processing paths for optimal outcomes (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Connexion Client Module 01 – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Exclusive Webinar with Legendary Singer Mavis Staples (Baker & Taylor) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST
Wednesday, January 10
- Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Early Literacy/School Age (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Catalyst Fund: The Application Process & Overview Webinar (LYRASIS) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Teen/Adult (Indiana State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Introduction to OCLC/WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Connexion Client Module 02- Basic Bibliographic Searching (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Trends in Technical Services (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Moving from Data to Health Equity Action: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, January 11
- Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills (Utah State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings (Alliance for Excellent Education) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Presenting the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Shortlist: With Jennifer Egan, David Grann, and Nancy Miller (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat Discovery search fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Copy cataloging with CatExpress (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Connexion Client Module 03 – Basic Editing and Record Processing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- What You Need to Know to Serve on a Nonprofit Board (Washington Nonprofits/Office of the Secretary of State) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Mixing Green Time with Screen Time (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms (edWeb) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST
Friday, January 12
- Community Engagement and Fundraising (American Libraries Live) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (ALA Programming Librarian) 11:00 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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