Volume 14, February 15, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) TRAVEL AND TRAINING MONEY
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has joined forces with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide a health information symposium for public librarians that runs concurrent with the last day and a half of the MLA 2018 conference in Atlanta (May 22, 23). U.S.-based public librarians with interest or responsibility in providing health information to their communities qualify for a free registration for the 1&1/2-day symposium. In addition to the $500 stipend, more funding support to defray travel costs is also available from the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. Don’t miss this opportunity! Space is limited to a maximum of 150 public librarians. Learn more and apply before the March 1 deadline.
2) STAND UP FOR HEALTH
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting public library staff to participate in the online training, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.” This is a 4-week (March 5 – April 1), online, asynchronous (all self-paced) course where participants will earn 12 continuing education (CE) credits and a certificate. The course is designed to provide public library staff with core competencies of providing health information services and the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. For more information and to apply.
3) HOPE FROM OUR GRANDMOTHERS
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community ties, tribal sovereignty rights and claims, and cultural values are emerging as critical elements of resiliency key to reversing the health and social issues that have plagued indigenous populations as a whole since the dawn of colonization. The practice of research and utilizing information collected by means of observation, hypothesis-testing, repetition of experiment, and sound conclusions to inform decision-making, have been integral to indigenous survival and wellbeing for centuries.
In this month’s free PNR Rendezvous webinar, Rose James of the Urban Indian Health Institute will review some of the modern scientific values in comparison to AIAN ways of knowing, and will provide examples of indigenous research concepts as they align with decolonizing data. Details:
- Hope from our Grandmothers: Decolonizing Data through Stories of Resilience (National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region) February 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST.
4) LATINO STEM LEARNING
The GENIAL (Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos) Summit, funded by the National Science Foundation, was held June 5-6, 2017, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. It focused on increasing Latino participation in Informal STEM Learning (ISL) environments (like public libraries) by assessing what is currently known and began to identify new areas to consider in the future. Ninety-one practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated. Learn more about the Summit and its resources by registering for one of the upcoming webinars:
- February 27, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST: Register
- April 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST: Register
Each interactive webinar will include a brief overview of the GENIAL Summit proceedings, recommendations, and actionable insights. Webinar participants will have a chance to interact with each other, project organizers, and advisors in a lively conversation about how the GENIAL results can influence their work with Latinos and other diverse audiences and to explore how the GENIAL results can move the ISL field forward. The session will include plenty of time for questions and discussion.
To access the resulting GENIAL publications before the webinar: www.exploratorium.edu/genial. For more on diversity in libraries around STEM, visit www.starnetlibraries.org/stem-in-libraries/diversity.
5) DIGITAL LEARN TOOLKIT
DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association’s website designed to help consumers increase their digital literacy skills, now includes a robust suite of resources and tools for library staff and other educators to use when conducting training. The learning modules are adapted from Gail’s Toolkit, a project developed by the Gail Borden Public Library District in Elgin, Illinois. Included are lesson plans, presentations, handouts, and surveys for use in computer classes at libraries and other community institutions.
Tools to help library staff teach 81 different courses are available to download and personalize. Most courses include a course design document for instructors, a slide set, and handouts and activity sheets for learners. The training resources and tools can be found at training.digitallearn.org.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, February 19
- Good questions, Poor questions (Part 2 of 3) (Montana State Library) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, February 20
- CultureGrams (ProQuest) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- eLibrary (NEW) (ProQuest) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.PST
- 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1 – Getting Started with CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- WorldShare ILL Borrowing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Building a Foundation for Literacy and Intervention Scaffolds for Lifelong Learning (edWeb) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Filing a Nonprofit Corporation with the Secretary of State (Office of the Secretary of State) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Bringing Hands-On Coding and STEAM into Your District or Classroom (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST
Wednesday, February 21
- NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PST
- Cultural Competence for Information Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- How to Think (And Act) Like a UX Librarian Part 2 (ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Tales & Travel Memories: Literacy-focused Programming for People with Dementia, a Kernel of Knowledge Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat Discovery configuration: Patron-facing features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Advanced editing of WorldCat knowledge base collections (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2 – Working with Text in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Deep Dive Thinking for Modern Learners (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction/Association for Rural and Small Libraries) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Hope From our Grandmothers: Decolonizing Data through Stories of Resilience (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, February 22
- Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (Employer Assistance and Resource Network) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Be Your Own Mentor: Take Control of your Professional Development (ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (Library Journal) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Using Core Titles in New Contexts (Choice/ProQuest) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3 – Maintaining Collections in CONTENTdm (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Policies for replacing WorldCat records (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Alan November: Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Leadership Lessons for Our Times (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
- Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 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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