Volume 13, November 16, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Note: WSL Updates will take next week off in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. You will find the following week’s schedule of CE events in this week’s edition.
1) KEEPING IT PRIVATE
Washington State is very open with the way it shares data within the public trust. Our state has one of the most advanced public records laws in the nation, and most public meetings are subject to the Open Meetings Act. At the same time, citizens have a right to privacy under the state’s Constitution. On the private side, hackers are stalking personal data and data brokers are collecting and selling it. You may be putting your privacy at risk simply by leaving your phone unlocked or by sharing personal information with an organization that then makes it publicly available.
First Tuesdays – Keeping It Private: Navigating the Balance of Public Data and Privacy Protections is a workshop sponsored by the Washington State Library and funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Details:
- Tuesday, December 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Register: sos.wa.gov/q/private
2) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES
“Supercharged Storytimes for All” will create a free and openly accessible training program for library trainers, staff, and storytime practitioners. The program, which kicks off this November and runs through April 2019, builds on WebJunction’s successful Supercharged Storytimes pilot project which partnered with the Washington State Library and Thrive Washington, using strategies developed by Project VIEWS2.
This winter, the WebJunction team will update the program’s core curriculum. New expanded materials will cover foundational early literacy concepts and ensure that “Supercharged Storytimes for All” aligns well with other library training that educates parents and caregivers about their role in supporting early literacy, e.g., Every Child Ready to Read. The curriculum designers will also draw on the expertise of project partners such as The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to add training on effective community outreach to children and families from diverse backgrounds to the program. Finally, the course will include instruction on using PLA’s Project Outcome evaluation tools to capture the community impact of programming and services.
Watch for learning opportunities in 2018:
- Train-the-trainer training – starting in May, 2018
- Self-paced course for individual practitioners – available October, 2018
- Library staff facilitator training program – starting in November, 2018
For more information, use this link: sos.wa.gov/q/for-all.
3) SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS
Now that you are using social media to engage with your community, how do you know if it’s working? If you don’t know where to start when planning your social media metrics, attend this webinar to learn the best methods to measure your library’s social media outcomes. During this event, you will learn how to establish measurable goals, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and evaluate your social media results.
“Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why” is part two in a series hosted in collaboration with TechSoup. Details:
- Thursday, November 30, 2017; 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- For more information and to register: sos.wa.gov/q/analytics
4) ECLIPSE PROJECT RESULTS
The 2017 Eclipse Project, conceived by three astronomers (Andrew Fraknoi, Dennis Schatz, and Douglas Duncan), paved the way to the single largest distribution of free eclipse glasses in the United States. Now dubbed as the “Super Bowl of Eclipses,” public libraries played a key role in the success of the event by helping to distribute nearly 2.1 million pairs of eclipse glasses to their communities in addition to conducting nearly 35,000 science programs before and after the eclipse.
Congratulations to all participating libraries! For the rest of the report, visit sos.wa.gov/q/eclipse.
5) DISCOVER EXOPLANETS
The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) is seeking eight library and museum partner sites to host the inaugural national tour of the interactive traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths. Public libraries and small museum partners in rural areas and those serving rural populations and underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.
Discover Exoplanets is made possible through NASA’s Universe of Learning. NASA’s Universe of Learning materials are based upon work supported by NASA under award number NNX16AC65A to the Space Telescope Science Institute, working in partnership with Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.
Applications must be completed and received by no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 5, 2018. Also, stay tuned for a registration announcement for the pre-application webinar which will be held on December 6, 2017.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT TWO WEEKS
Monday, November 20
- ArchivesSpace Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Top Assistive Technology to Support Grade 3-8 Readers (edWeb) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, November 21
- Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
Monday, November 27
- Islandora Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
Tuesday, November 28
- Research Library – With so many publications, how do you find the right one to search? (ProQuest) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Learn How to Learn Online (LHTLO) (InSync) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint (NNLM) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- eLibrary – “What’s New?” (ProQuest) 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. PST
- Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Must-Have Middle Grade: Librarian Tips and Tricks (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Our Big Beautiful Brains: What Every Educator Should Know (Simple K12) 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Talking About the New AASL Standards (Wyoming State Library) 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST
Wednesday, November 29
- Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for Your Library (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PST
- Research Library – Mastering the Advanced Search Form (ProQuest) 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. PST
- NCompass Live: Libraries Rock! : Summer Reading Program 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Government in the Sunshine State: Where and How to Dig for State Information in Florida (North Carolina Library Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Exploring CultureGrams (ProQuest) 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership for Archives & Museums (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Beyond Desktops: 10 Ways to Make Your Automated Device Checkout Program One-of-A-Kind (Library Journal/Laptops Anytime) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Interdisciplinarity and the Liaison Librarian (ACRL/CHOICE) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Update on the RDA 3R Project (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Get Past the Hype – Finding Value in Trends (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NNLM) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, November 30
- An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (CharityHowTo) 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST
- Business Statistics: Census Business Builder (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Data Maturity: How to Keep Improving Your Approach to Data (IdealWare) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Procrastinators Unite! Last-Minute Strategies for Year-End Giving (Bloomerang) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Designing High-Participation Summer and Winter Reading Programs (Library Journal/Zoobean) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Overcoming Today’s Social Inequities with Technology (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Overview of the Statistics in Schools Program (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Using Data to Understand Your Community & Measure Impact (PLA/RIPL) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Interlibrary Loan: Lending (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (WebJunction) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 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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