Volume 13, September 7, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Topics include things wanted:
1) WANTED – LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS
The mission of the Library Council of Washington (LCW) is to help all Washington citizens access library services, information, and resources. The LCW advises the State Librarian and the Office of the Secretary of State on statewide library issues and the expenditure of federal LSTA funding. The fifteen members represent all types of libraries and library users. The Council meets in person three to four times each year.
Members may include library employees, volunteers, trustees, foundation board members, advocates, consultants, or educators. We seek new members that are active and knowledgeable, have great communication skills, and can advocate for all libraries while representing a specific interest group’s views as well. There are currently four open positions on the LCW, representing:
- Special libraries,
- Underserved populations,
- Schools (western Washington).
If you want to help shape our libraries, have at least three years’ experience working with libraries in Washington State, and are interested in applying, please send a copy of the application form and your resume. Application information is available at sos.wa.gov/q/vacancy. Applications must be postmarked by September 22, 2017.
2) ECLIPSE GLASSES WANTED
If you’re wondering what to do with those eclipse glasses you acquired for the big event, don’t throw them away: the State Library wants them! Drop your eclipse glasses off in the lobby, and they will be donated to Astronomers Without Borders. Or check for a collection center near you. The plan is to send them to schools and other institutions in countries where they are needed but not available. The next two solar eclipses across populated areas are in 2019, in South America (total) and southeastern Asia (partial).
3) HISTORICAL ZINES WANTED
Announcing the 3rd Annual Historical Zine Contest – Make Washington History Come Alive! The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Historical Zine Contest. Participants are asked to create a Zine about some aspect of Washington History using primary resources.
Entries will be accepted from four age groups:
- Grades 4-6
- Grades 7-9
- Grades 10-12
- Adults of all ages
4) AMERICANS TRUST LIBRARIES
Americans struggle to determine what news and information sources they should trust and how to discern reliable information online. They worry that fake news is sowing confusion about current events. And many express a desire to get help.
About six-in-ten adults (61%) say they would be helped at least somewhat in making decisions if they got training on how to find trustworthy information online, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from 2016. What’s more, a majority of Americans say public libraries are helpful as people try to meet their information needs.
About eight-in-ten adults (78%) feel that public libraries help them find information that is trustworthy and reliable and 76% say libraries help them learn new things. Also, 56% believe libraries help them get information that aids with decisions they have to make. While the library is seen as one useful resource, the survey also found that 55% of adults say that training to gain confidence in using computers, smartphones and the internet would help in making decisions.
This analysis represents an opportunity for libraries to offer training on media literacy, evaluating information sources, and similar topics. The New York Times provides interesting “lesson plans” on the subject. An Internet search for “evaluating information” turns up numerous related resources, many from academic libraries. This topic is hardly new for libraries, but perhaps the current attention to “fake news” provides a more ready audience.
5) 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 October 1, 2017
- For more details and application process: thepilcrowfoundation.org/childrens-book-project.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, September 11
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1 – Getting Started with CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, September 12
- TED and Libraries: Ideas worth sharing at places designed for sharing (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Writing and Designing Engaging Emails (Blackbaud) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Database of the Month: Mango Languages (Wyoming State Library) 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Air University Information Resources: Aerospace Power, Military History, Geopolitics, and Professional Military Education (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. PDT
- Romancing Readers (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Turn the GivingTuesday global movement into local impact (Blackbaud) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections, Part 1 (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses (WebJunction/Public Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- The Ebb and Flow of Floating Collections (Library Journal/Ingram) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2 – Working with Text in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Beyond Book Readings: Building Science Literacy with Hands-On Activities (AASL) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, September 13
- Capacity Building in Public Health Through Strategic Interdisciplinary Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Building Your Support Network: A Woman’s Guide for Success (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- DorobekInsider Live-The Realities of Cybersecurity (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community (Public Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Mindful Leadership (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Searching Fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldShare Collection Manager: What It Is and Why It Matters (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Academic Libraries (ALA/National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma (Early Childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Editing Bibliographic Data in WorldShare Record Manager (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- 12 Nonprofit Thank You Mistakes to Avoid with Claire Axelrad (Firespring) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- IDs are Going Crazy for These Serious Learning Game Techniques (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots in Urban and Rural Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Teen Book Buzz – Fall 2017 (School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Intellectual Freedom is Not Just About Censorship! (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, September 14
- PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Authentic Storytelling with Greenpeace: A 10 Step Process (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Fall for New Nonfiction (School Library Journal) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Measuring the Impact of Digital Literacy Services with Project Outcome & DigitalLearn.org (Public Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Why eBooks? Best Practices from School Librarians (Booklist/Gale) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Interface Features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Advanced Editing of WorldCat Knowledge Base Collections (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Getting Started with Employee Onboarding (American Alliance of Museums) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3 – Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, September 15
- Inclusion of 3D Artifacts into a Digital Library: Exploring Technologies and Best Practice Techniques (LYRASIS) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Research Library (ProQuest) 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PDT
- ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Humanities E-Book Introductory Webinar (LYRASIS: required participation for special offer) 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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