Volume 14, March 8, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
2) FREE BOOKS
1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS
A new round of grant funding from the Washington State Library (WSL) is available to support Washington libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives related to archival and special collections. Public, academic (two and four year colleges and universities), and tribal libraries are eligible to submit applications. Institutions may also use this grant opportunity to develop Washington Rural Heritage collections.
Proposals may include or involve:
- Digitization/reformatting of archival and special collections;
- Metadata creation, remediation/cleanup, and/or re-cataloging;
- Development of local standards, practices, and/or policies related to digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, etc.;
- Creation of born-digital multimedia content (e.g., oral histories, digital exhibits);
- Integration of primary sources or archival collections into educational settings by way of lesson plans/curricula, and/or Open Educational Resources (OERs).
Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $80,000 with a limit of $8,000 per award. We anticipate that ten (10) or more applicants may receive awards. Details:
- Grant guidelines and application materials;
- Application deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian, at 360-704-5228 or email@example.com for questions and to discuss potential projects.
2) FREE BOOKS
The Washington State Library has the following titles available to redistribute to libraries in Washington State:
- Forget Sorrow, by Belle Yang – 12 copies
- Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem – 9 copies
- Atonement, by Ian McEwan – 10 copies
- Gemini, by Carol Cassella – 12 copies
- While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness, by Eli Sanders – 34 copies
A minimum of five copies per order is required. They can be a mix and match of titles. This is a first come, first serve process. Place your order at blogs.sos.wa.gov/book-sharing. Questions? Please contact Leanna Hammond: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) RENDEZVOUS WITH LOCKED DOORS
PNR Rendezvous is a monthly webinar series presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. Each session focuses on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work.
The Washington State Library operates a network of eleven libraries in state hospitals and prisons. The March session of PNR Rendezvous will provide an overview of institutional library services in Washington State, including history, challenges, and information regarding services for hospitalized and incarcerated populations. Presenters are Anna Nash, Institutional Librarian, and Kathleen Benoun, Library Associate, Washington State Library. Mark your calendar now.
- Wednesday, March 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Registration is encouraged but not required.
5) NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY GRANTS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for projects that support libraries and archives serving Native Americans and Native Alaskans. Applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants are due May 1, 2018.
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants augment existing library services or implement new library services for eligible Native American libraries. Successful grant projects will align with one of three project categories:
- Preservation and Revitalization;
- Educational Programming;
- Digital Services.
To learn more, interested applicants may participate in a series of webinars. Next up: Enhancement Grant Accountability Paperwork (Budgets and Performance Measures), Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 a.m. PDT.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, March 12
- Mental Heath Awareness and the Library Profession (American Libraries Live) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Disaster Preparedness: Planning & Crisis Communication (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Using Data and Reports to Improve Student Engagement and Inform Reading Instruction (edWeb.net) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, March 13
- NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Digital Content Contributors: Increasing Access to Digitized Content (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery search fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Increase Library Hours & Access with open+ (Library Journal/bibliotheca) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Creating Modern Learning Environments (edWeb.net) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, March 14
- NCompass Live: Tops and Flops of Library Programs (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Reduce the Anxiety: A Roadmap to Planning a Stress-Free Library Staff Development Day (Georgia Public Library Service) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Training ROI: Investing in Training (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Access and Transparency – Records held at the National Archives (U.S. National Archives) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Develop Your Teachers Into Literacy Experts (Education Week/Voyager Sopris Learning) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Growing Your Library’s Role: Creating a Community Garden with Impact (Programming Librarian) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- View Beneath Their Feet: Thinking Critically About Classroom Rugs (edWeb.net) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to WorldShare ILL (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections: Processing paths for optimal outcomes (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (FireSpring) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Insurance Basics for Nonprofits (Washington Nonprofits) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Trends in Learning: Where Should I Focus Today (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Visualizing Funding for Libraries: You’ve Gathered the Data, Now What? (WebJunction) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, March 15
- Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- Creating a Modern Learning Culture (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Local Gov Data Part 3: Governance (ICMA International City/County Management Association) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians – MeSH (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- 2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Healthcare (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Can AI and Chatbots Really Revolutionize the Citizen Experience? (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Collection Manager: What it is and why it matters (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- How to Create Safe and Active Learning Environments (Demco) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Information Literacy Committee Monthly Chat (ACRL Science and Technology Section) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- OSTI.GOV: Making Science More Open, Efficient, and Reproducible (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- CultureGrams (ProQuest) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Get a Grip on Grants: From Searching to Spending (Library Journal/Ingram Library Services) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Why Design Matters: How a Well-Designed Website Can Increase Engagement (edWeb.net) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- From Frustration to Freedom: Engaging Adolescent Striving Readers (edWeb.net) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits (GrantSpace) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PDT
- The Need for Quality Edtech Professional Development (PD) (edWeb.net) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, March 16
- Issues in Predatory Publishing – How Can Librarians Lead the Way? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- ArchivesSpace Lone Arranger Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- 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. 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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