Volume 14, January 25, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) CE NEEDS ASSESSMENT
It’s time once again for the semi-annual Continuing Education Needs Assessment from the Washington State Library and the Washington Library Association: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CE_2018_WSL.
If you took the survey in the past and felt overwhelmed by the choices, you’ll be happy to know that this year we have completely re-written it. The 2018 survey is a shorter, more succinct version.
Please fill out our semi-annual survey, and share it with all of your colleagues. We would like to hear from the whole Washington library community: people working in libraries at all levels, friends of the library, trustees and library board members. We take continuing education seriously and we rely on your input to help us steer the ship.
Please forgive any cross-posting. We’re trying to catch everyone. Thank you!
2) HEALTH NUMERACY AND YOU
As health care becomes more sophisticated and complex, it’s more and more likely that we will face situations where we have to use numerical skills to figure out our own treatment choices. Our capacity to deal with the numerical component of health information is called “health numeracy.” In this free webinar we’ll learn more about health numeracy and how it plays a role in our health, discuss the ways that library staff and others already work with users around numbers and health, and uncover best practices to make our assistance even more effective.
First Tuesdays for February, 2018:
- Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me)
- Tuesday, February 6, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Presented by Ann Glusker, National Network of Libraries of Medicine—Pacific Northwest Region
- For more information and to register: sos.wa.gov/q/HealthNum.
3) COMIC CON AT THE LIBRARY
Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) and The Seattle Public Library have teamed up to host a number of panels geared towards professional librarians and educators on Thursday, March 1st. With a particular focus on social issues, the program will feature content from Boom! Studios, First Second Books, Valiant, Penguin Random House, and the American Library Association.
An ECCC Professional Badge is required to attend. Pro Badges are free of charge to educators and library staff. Please feel free to share this information with your professional contacts and encourage them to register for a badge as space is limited! Central Library, Thursday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
4) RURAL PUBLIC LIBRARY GRANTS
The Pilcrow Foundation, a national non-profit public charity, provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public libraries that receive a grant through its Children’s Book Project and contribute $200-$400 through local sponsors for the purchase of up to $1200 worth (at retail value) of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.
Grant recipients can select from a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books best suited for their community, including award-winning and star-reviewed titles from educational and literary organizations. The Pilcrow Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system. Details:
- The current grant deadline is April 1, 2018
- More details and application process
5) ONLINE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD COMPLETED
In cooperation with the Library of Congress, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has completed the digitization of all historical issues of the Congressional Record dating to the first appearance of this publication on March 5, 1873. The final release of this project, covering the period 1873-1890, is being made available to the public free of charge on GPO’s govinfo site.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, January 29
- CollectionSpace Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors: What to Do When Nothing Else Works (edWeb) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Achieving Media Balance in a Tech-Immersed World (edWeb) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, January 30
- Creating Accessible Presentations for PLA 2018 and Beyond (Public Library Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library) 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PST
- Self-Talk and Emotional Intelligence: Improving your Work Narrative (WSL) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ft. Vancouver Regional Library Headquarters, Vancouver, WA
- It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup/GrantStation) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Protecting Against Investment Scams: Lessons and Resources from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Removing Communication Barriers in the Learning Design Process (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Support Preschoolers’ Executive Function Skills with Music (edWeb) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Is Consulting Your Next Calling? (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Copyright Basics for Trainers: Selecting Images and Music That Won’t Break the Budget – or the Law (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/EBSCO) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Self-Talk and Emotional Intelligence: Improving your Work Narrative (WSL) 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ft. Vancouver Regional Library Headquarters, Vancouver, WA
Wednesday, January 31
- The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Mis-Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- 20 Apps in 60 Minutes (ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00– 11:30 a.m. PST
- Measuring America: An Overview of Hispanic Origin Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement (PLA/Project Outcome) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Genetics Home Reference (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Guiding Readers by Interest, Not Level (School Library Journal/Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Connecting the Dots: A Look at the National School Library Standards for Policymakers (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, February 1
- Going Digital (LYRASIS) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Building a Grantwriting Framework for Success (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
Friday, February 2
- Learn How to Learn Online (LHTLO) (InSync) 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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