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WSL Updates for March 8, 2014

Volume 14, March 8, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS

2) FREE BOOKS

3) TURNING OUTWARD TO LEAD CHANGE

4) RENDEZVOUS WITH LOCKED DOORS

5) NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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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:

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian, at 360-704-5228 or evan.robb@sos.wa.gov for questions and to discuss potential projects.

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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: leanna.hammond@sos.wa.gov.

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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.

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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.

Details:

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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.

Read the entire press release for additional information.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 12

Tuesday, March 13

Wednesday, March 14

Thursday, March 15

Friday, March 16

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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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