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WSL Updates for January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for January 11, 2018


Volume 14, January 11, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) SELF-TALK AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

2) SCREEN SCENE FOR CHILDREN

3) FREE BOOKS

4) CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS

5) BIBLIOMETRICS AND MORE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) SELF-TALK AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Work that is focused on public service can be both rewarding and costly. Being mindful of our own work narrative and understanding how we deal with conflict are two key areas that require our attention. The Washington State Library presents Self-Talk and Emotional Intelligence: Improving your Work Narrative. Participants in this 3-hour workshop will learn how to:

  • Identify and adjust their self-talk;
  • Understand their personal work mission;
  • Develop awareness of cycles of conflict; and
  • Improve clarity and effectiveness of communication.

This free workshop will be presented on several dates and at multiple locations around the state beginning January 30 at Fort Vancouver Regional Library. For more information and to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/EI.

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2) SCREEN SCENE FOR CHILDREN

Screens are everywhere! Young children are spending more and more time engaged with screen media. Learn what and when children might be learning from screens as well as how we can support children’s media activities. The State Library presents Screen Scene: Best Practices for Using Screen Media with Young Children, a workshop that will explore important cognitive advances children make during the first years of life that impact their ability to learn from screens. The workshop will also discuss the many practical applications and resources for parents and educators, and ways to make the most of ever-present media technology.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize research-based understandings of the impact of digital engagement on early learning;
  • Apply an understanding of joint media engagement to their regular interactions with children in a library setting;
  • Develop appropriate models of digital engagement for very young children.

Register at sos.wa.gov/q/screen. The following sessions are available:

  • Tuesday, February 6 (a.m. session) Fort Vancouver Regional Library Headquarters
  • Monday, February 12 (p.m. session) Burlington Public Library
  • Thursday, February 15 (p.m. session) Bainbridge branch, Kitsap Regional Library
  • Tuesday, February 27 (p.m. session) North Spokane branch, Spokane County Library
  • Wednesday, February 28 (p.m. session) Sunnyvale branch, Yakima Valley Library

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3) FREE BOOKS

Thanks to the generosity of the Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Everett Public Library, the Tacoma Public Library and the Kitsap Regional library, the Washington State Library has the following titles to redistribute to libraries in Washington State:

  • Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Sudden Light by Garth Stein
  • Nickel and Dimed by Garth Stein
  • Clean by David Sheff
  • The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  • Early Literacy Storytimes by Saroj Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz
  • House of Hope and Fear by Audrey Young
  • Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley

There are some audiobooks and large print titles in this offering. 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. To place your order go to blogs.sos.wa.gov/book-sharing. Questions? Please contact Leanna Hammond: leanna.hammond@sos.wa.gov.

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4) CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS

Monthly webinars aimed at school counselors hosted by the Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction and the Washington Student Achievement Council continue into the new year. The Jan. 17 session will focus on K-12 Career and College Readiness, but additional topics are available at archived and upcoming webinars. Library staff welcome!

For more information, and to register: sos.wa.gov/q/readiness.

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5) BIBLIOMETRICS AND MORE

Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, & the Question of Research Impact is the title of the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session. On January 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Robin Chin Roemer will address the history and evolution of meaningful metrics in higher education. She is the co-author of the book Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact.

Starting in 2018 attendees for the PNR Rendezvous are strongly encouraged to register for these free webinar sessions. Learn more about this session and register.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, Jan 16

Wednesday, Jan 17

Thursday, Jan 18

Friday, Jan 19

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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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WSL Updates for June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for June 1, 2017


Volume 13, June 1, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:
1) ARSL SCHOLARSHIPS
2) PROQUEST RENEWAL
3) POV SCREENING @ THE LIBRARY
4) POVERTY IMMERSION
5) LIBRARIES & THE MEDICAL HOME NEIGHBORHOOD
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
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Cultural Icons of Puget Sound TV Childrens Shows

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 Posted in Articles, Institutional Library Services | 1 Comment »


JP Patches Statue 7/31/12

The recent death of local cultural icon J. P. Patches has reminded me of other children’s TV shows I watched devotedly in the 1960s.  Shari Lewis, Stan Boreson, Brakeman Bill, Captain Puget and Wunda Wunda were all entertaining and educational.

Wunda Wunda was the persona of Ruth Prins who was hired by Seattle’s KING-TV.  She wore a harlequin’s clown outfit (adorable) and told a story on every episode.  Back in the day, my mother was too busy with siblings and housework to take me to the local library.  But I had Wunda Wunda who told stories and showed illustrations on-the-air.  Later, we moved closer to a public library, and I knew all about libraries thanks to Wunda Wunda.

And Shari Lewis was much more than a puppeteer.  She wrote several books. I discovered them in the 1980s while I scoured the library shelves for cub scout activities.

Books that were read on these shows provided great reading fun for the children who watched them, many of them rushing to their local libraries to find the books.  History of Ruth Prin and her influence on the reading habits of young children can be found here http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9355.

Books and material on these wonderful shows can still be found in libraries today, including my own library here at WSH where some of Stan Boreson’s and Shari Lewis’s material can be found on the shelf. The Washington State Library also carries a DVD, J.P. Patches Show and book J.P. Patches, Northwest Icon by Chris Wedes.  Many people remember their childhood shows and the books that were read on them.

 

WSL Updates for March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for March 17, 2011


Volume 7, March 17, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) CONNECTING GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

2) ASSIST IN SELECTING DATABASE PRODUCTS FOR WA LIBRARIES

3) SEQUIM GAZETTE MICROFILM AVAILABLE

4) APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

5) COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANTS WEBINAR

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for February 3, 2011


Volume 7, February 3, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WSL OFFERS ONLINE TRUSTEE ORIENTATION

2) SUPPORT FOR CATALOGING COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES

3) SNAPDRAGON FUNDS SCHOOL LIBRARIES

4) PERCEPTIONS OF LIBRARIES 2010

5) YA READING FOR PLEASURE GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES

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WSL Updates for July 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education | 2 Comments »


Volume 6, July 1, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON READS – WASHINGTON AS PLACE

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – ELLUMINATION!

3) FREE ONLINE CLASSES FROM WSL AND AMIGOS

4) WSL OFFERS FUNDING FOR ARSL-ABOS CONFERENCE

5) OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER DISCOUNTED FLIP CAMCORDERS

6) COME TO THE FAIR

7) E-GOVERNMENT TOOLKIT RELEASED

8) TEN SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS & SECRETS

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WSL Updates for May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Hard Times, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for May 20, 2010


Volume 6, May 20, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RENEW WASHINGTON GRANT CYCLE RE-OPENS

2) THE USER EXPERIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY LIBRARY

3) GET INVOLVED IN WASHINGTON’S FUTURE

4) BOOKS FOR CHILDREN GRANTS

5) MISSION CRITICAL – SERVICES TO SPANISH SPEAKERS

6) USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS TO ENHANCE TECHNICAL SERVICES WORK

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Reading for Others

Monday, October 5th, 2009 Posted in Articles, Institutional Library Services | Comments Off on Reading for Others


Reading

Reading

Reading takes on a new meaning for some inmates as they try to keep in touch with their children. Many of the inmates will try to read the same books that their children are reading at home. Currently one father is reading the Monster Manor series by Paul Martin, trying to stay one book ahead of his daughter. Not only does it give him something to talk about with his daughter, but the experience is even more valuable. By showing an interest in something his daughter enjoys and being able to discuss it with her, shows a great amount of respect for her. This will help him build a lasting relationship even while incarcerated. Reading is a joy, but sometimes reading for others provides so much more.

The following is a comment made by an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women:

“I am 40 years old and I have read more in the 2 months I have been here @ WCCW than I have my entire life I tell my Daughter the Books I check out and she goes and checks out the same book and we read the Book together and talk about it. the Library not only helps me but it is Helping my Daughter with her reading ability this is something we plan to continue even after my release Thank you you are all a wonderful treasure. My Daughter is only 12 but is now reading at Adult level.”