Volume 14, February 1, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) FREE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
The Washington State Library (WSL) is offering two sets of half-day workshops in February and March at a variety of locations around the state. The topics are:
- Screen Scene: Best Practices for Using Screen Media with Young Children
- Self-Talk and Emotional Intelligence: Improving Your Work Narrative
Sign up now to ensure your spot in one of these free workshops near you. Check the WSL CE Calendar for exact dates, locations, and times. Don’t miss out!
2) SAVE AMERICA’S TREASURES
The National Park Service is accepting proposals for the Save America’s Treasures Grant Program. The application deadline is February 21, 2018.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is now accepting applications for $5 million in matching grants to support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections through the Save America’s Treasures program. For the complete announcement, use this shortcut: sos.wa.gov/q/save.
3) LIBRARY VOTER SERVICES SURVEY
Student researchers in The Evergreen State College Masters of Public Administration, Second Year Cohort, are examining the relationship between public access to local ballot measure information and voter participation. Researchers want to identify gaps in current data and utilize these gaps to create a framework for increasing voter knowledge about where to access locally relevant ballot measure information and if this can increase civic participation in the form of voting.
Researchers will examine what role libraries currently play in providing the public with voter information, identify opportunities to provide desired services, and if suggested services are provided, determine if these services are marketed to the public with easy access in-person and online. You are encouraged to take a “Library Services” survey, which should require about 10 minutes of time to complete.
4) TOPNOTCH NONPROFIT TRAINING
- Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits February 6, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
- Nonprofit Bylaws February 8, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Boards in Gear February 9, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
Finance Unlocked is an interactive, hands-on workshop that will work through the why, what, who, and how of nonprofit finance including the five main financial topics that every nonprofit person needs to know: Balance Sheets, Income Statements, 990, Giving, and Oversight.
All nonprofits need bylaws. Bylaws are the governing document for the nonprofit and its board of directors. But what does that mean? What is the real purpose of the bylaws and what provisions should be in bylaws? Nonprofit Bylaws is excellent for those who would like to review and update their nonprofit provisions. Highly recommended for nonprofit board members.
Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. Boards in Gear will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. This webinar is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff.
For a more complete list of related training events, both live and online, visit www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training/workshops.aspx.
5) LEVY LID LIFT WEBINAR
Are you thinking about a levy lid lift? The 101% limit on property tax levies restricts revenue growth for Washington local governments. With costs rising at a faster pace than the 1% allowed by state statute and assessed values of property increasing at a pace well beyond inflation for many areas of the state, the only method to access this available levy capacity is through a ballot measure to the voters for a levy lid lift. But what type of lid lift to choose, among the bewildering array available, and timing are both critical components to crafting a successful measure.
This webinar will review how the levy lid lift works and discuss the various levy lid lift options, and it will address the importance of the ballot title and the timing of your ballot measure to assure collection in the next calendar year. Cities, counties, and special purpose districts will come away from this webinar with a better understanding of what type of levy lid lift would best serve their needs and the process for ensuring the measure is brought to public vote.
- Date & time: February 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Sponsor: MRSC (Municipal Research and Services Center)
- Cost: $35.00
- Registration deadline: Feb. 6, 11:00 a.m.
- Shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/lift.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, February 5
- Islandora Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, February 6
- Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Building a Digital Scholarship Program with Limited Resources (ACRL Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- eLibrary (ProQuest) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Connexion Client Module 07 – Advanced Bibliographic Searching (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (Washington Nonprofits/Office of the Secretary of State/Jacobson Jarvis & Co.) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
Wednesday, February 7
- Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Career and College Readiness – Supporting and Creating a College Going Culture for Underserved Students (OSPI/Washington Student Achievement Council) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Introduction to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Learning to Liaise with Health Professions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Connexion Client Module 08 – Original Cataloging (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (Infopeople/California State Library) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, February 8
- Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good) 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. PST
- How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Editing bibliographic data in WorldShare Record Manager (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- WorldCat data sync: Processing paths for optimal outcomes (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Nonprofit Bylaws (Washington Nonprofits/Office of the Secretary of State/Wayfind) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
Friday, February 9
- Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Literatures in English Reference Discussion Group Forum (ACRL) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Boards in Gear (Washington Nonprofits/Office of the Secretary of State) 12:00 – 1:30 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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