Volume 14, March 29, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) IMLS FUNDING INCREASE
On Friday, March 23, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2018. The legislation includes $240 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is $9,000,000 above the FY 2017 enacted funding.
The legislation includes increases over FY 2017 enacted funding levels for the following programs and offices.
- Grants to States (+$4,700,000)
- Native American Library Services and Native Hawaiian Library Services (+$1,000,000)
- Museums for America (+$1,750,000)
- Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (+$500,000)
- Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (+$750,000)
- Research, Evaluation, Data Collection (+$300,000)
“The increases in IMLS’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations are an acknowledgement of the enduring value of our nation’s museums and libraries,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “We are honored to be able to carry out our strategic role in support of America’s museums and libraries and their transformative work for communities.”
The Washington State Library’s Library Development Program is funded through the Grants to States. Read the full press release.
2) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES UPDATE
The Washington State Library is pleased to announce that the semiannual comprehensive update to the Washington State Public Library Policies webpage has been completed.
Need an example of a Collection Development or Social Media policy? This is the place to go for a list and links to over 1,800 online Public Library Policy and Procedure documents, everything from ADA compliance to Volunteers, compiled from Washington libraries.
If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Lindberg.
3) TURNING OUTWARD TO LEAD CHANGE
How can small, rural libraries transform their communities? Find out at this full day, experiential workshop, Community Engagement Training: Turning Outward to Lead Change. Participants will learn how to create community-based libraries by identifying local resources, improving communication with stakeholders and “turning outward,” using tools developed by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.
Join Amber Williams, from the Spokane County Library District, and Erica Freudenberger, from the Southern Adirondack Library System, to adapt and customize a roadmap to engage your community, build the capacity of your library, and incorporate the tools used by the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. Libraries are invited to send a team consisting of library staff, trustees, and/or community leaders.
By the end of the workshop, participants will confidently:
- Use free tools, such as the Ask, Aspirations and Community Conversation, to gather public knowledge;
- Assess public needs;
- Use community-based decision-making to inform library services;
- Utilize the free resources available through ALA.org/LTC.
There are three locations and dates for this important and transformative training experience, which will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day:
- April 16, 2018: Pierce County Library Administrative Center, Tacoma;
- April 18, 2018: Wenatchee Public Library;
- April 19, 2018: Ritzville Public Library.
Don’t miss out! Register now.
4) LIBRARY SNAPSHOT DAY RETURNS
Join the Washington State Library and the Washington Library Association in celebrating Library Snapshot Day, April 1-15, two weeks of advocacy for our libraries, archives, and special collections across the state!
Show us a “day in the life” at your library or repository! We want to see your programs, your collections, your people (with their permission, of course), your catalogs, your shelves, your study spaces, and your meetings … ALL THE THINGS! Please encourage both your staff and your patrons to snap and upload photos to social media, and to tag them with #LibrarySnapshot. More information.
5) DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM
The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic that addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science. Proposals are due April 15.
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, April 3
- First Tuesdays – NERF Squadron; Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- In a Volunteer Recruitment Rut? Steps to Up Your Tech Game (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Turbo charge your Organization with ‘Yes, and…’ (Washington Nonprofits) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, April 4
- NCompass Live: Building a Future: The Big Move (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Emotional Intelligence Promotes Well-Being (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- It’s a New World: How To Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- As Technology Changes, So Does the Workforce – How Can Agencies Keep Up? (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction To Project Budgets (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-sized Nonprofits (CharityHowTo) 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT
- Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate Technology into Makerspaces (School Library Journal/LittleBits) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, April 5
- eLibrary (ProQuest) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Beyond the SEA: Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Simple STEAM: Preparing Young Children for the Careers of the Future (edWeb.net), 12:00 -1:00 p.m. PDT
- Promoting Meaningful Making in Your School (Demco) 1:00 – 2:00 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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