Volume 13, November 9, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Topics include (hunt for them: child care and daycare):
1) WEBJUNCTION AND SKILLPORT
A reminder that Washington library staff are able to participate in WebJunction events, webinars, and trainings as a result of the Washington State Library’s participation with WebJunction. Can’t make a specific webinar? WebJunction has more than 140 webinars in their archive to view when you have time.
The Washington State Library also offers access to SkillSoft courses and instructional videos through our participation with WebJunction. Work through hundreds of online self-paced courses and thousands of short instructional videos. Start at sos.wa.gov/q/train for access to WebJunction and Skillsoft classes.
2) EARLY ACHIEVERS
Early Achievers is a program supported by the Department of Early Learning (DEL) which provides resources and support for early learning professionals and helps parents identify and find high-quality child care that supports their child’s growth and development.
DEL understands that librarians are a trusted source of information and resources for families across the state and have put together the following resources for library staff:
- An Early Achievers webinar, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library: Tuesday, November 14 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and find out how you can support quality early learning for all children in your community. To attend, use this link: zoom.us/j/328199568.
- DEL has developed a variety of outreach materials for libraries to share with families. To request Early Achievers materials such as bookmarks, posters or brochures, please contact Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information on the DEL Early Achievers program, visit del.wa.gov/earlyachievers.
3) OPEN DATA IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES
A parent who is searching for quality daycare; a sister who wants to convince city council to support a new park; a neighbor writing a grant for a school; a small business who would benefit from using local transportation data. What do these people have in common?
A team of librarians and open data advocates has now created a curriculum that libraries can use to help their communities find, use and improve open data. They are looking for a diverse set of up to 20 libraries in California and Washington that would like to try the curriculum as a cohort this coming winter and help us improve it. A Train-the-Trainer for all beta testers will be provided in January 2018. Funding is available for a limited number of libraries that may need financial support to pilot the curriculum.
Interested? Visit ocio.wa.gov/news/data-equity-beta for more details, and to apply. Note: the application deadline has been extended to Nov. 10, and may be extended further if needed.
4) CONSUMER GUIDES TRANSLATED
The Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC is looking for ways to inform consumers—especially those consumers in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities—about the FCC’s newly translated consumer guides in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Chinese, and Korean. The American Library Association has identified the State of Washington as having a high population of AAPI individuals.
The consumer guides are available online at www.fcc.gov/consumer-guides. Links to the various languages are easily found on the site. The FCC will also send links to their top consumer guides to post on your website, mailings, or in a newsletter. This information can also be provided through hard copies to be displayed in your library. For more information, contact Celeste L. McCray, FCC Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist at Celeste.McCray@fcc.gov or 202-418-2117.
5) TWO FROM NNLM
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are partnering for health and are offering a 1-day preconference session at PLA 2018 on March 20 called, Stand Up for Health: Health & Wellness Services for Your Community. PLA is offering a limited number of stipends worth $500 to cover registration and some travel costs for this pre-conference session. This opportunity is open to librarians, including library support staff and paraprofessionals at libraries in the U.S. and territories. Applications for the pre-conference stipends are now being accepted with a November 19 deadline. Read the stipend opportunity guidelines, read the Frequently Asked Questions and start your online application. Learn more at the NNLM PNR blog, the Dragonfly.
Join the next free PNR Rendezvous webinar where you will have the opportunity to hear Gary Gant, Public Health Analyst for HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Region 10, share some of the initiatives and activities within the Native American community as it pertains to behavioral health, chronic disease, education, human trafficking and substance abuse. No registration required. You are encouraged to attend the live session but it will also be recorded. Details:
- Wednesday November 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST;
- To join: sos.wa.gov/q/HRSA.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, November 13
- ArchivesSpace Lone Arranger Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Teach Leaders How to Think Before Teaching Them What to Do (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PST
- Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
Tuesday, November 14
- Virtual Conference: Get Ready for Year-End (Network for Good) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
- It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online Between Fundraising Events (Firespring) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Reviving Your #GivingTuesday to Increase Fundraising Success (Blackbaud) 10:00 –11:00 a.m. PST
- Bookflix: Story time and so much more! (Wyoming State Library/Scholastic) 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- National Cancer Institute’s Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- New Youth Nonfiction for Winter and Beyond (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat data sync collections fundamentals: processing paths for optimal outcomes (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- You May Not Be Walt Disney, But You Can Draw and Animate (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- How to Be a 21st Century Librarian (Library Journal/Drexel University) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Storytelling for Community Relationships (Infopeople) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Boards in Gear (Office of the Secretary of State/Washington Nonprofits) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
Wednesday, November 15
- CultureGrams (ProQuest) 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. PST
- Research Library (ProQuest) 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PST
- Not Just Bingo: Library Services and Programs for Older Adults (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- RBdigital: Beyond the App–What’s Next? (Library Journal/RBdigital) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- Evaluating Government Customer Service (GovLoop) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat Discovery Searching Fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldShare Collection Manager: What It Is and Why It Matters (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Editing Bibliographic Data in WorldShare Record Manager (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- LTC: National Issues Forums (3 of 3) (Programming Librarian) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Going Digital (LYRASIS) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
- Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- HRSA’s Resources and Initiatives for Native American Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PST
- Pitching the Library: The Elevator Speech (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
- Special Occasion’s License – How to Sell Alcohol Legally as a Nonprofit (Washington Nonprofits/Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST
Thursday, November 16
- Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works (Charity Village) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
- New Data Tools from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- The Right Resources Change Everything (ACRL/CHOICE) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- Information Literacy Committee Monthly Chat (ACRL Science and Technology Section) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- WorldCat Discovery Interface 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
- Looking for Commonsense? (North Dakota State Library) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
- The Inclusive Library – Effectively Responding to a Mental Health Crisis (Part 2) (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PST
- Take the Plunge: STREAM (School Library Journal/ISTE) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
- Digital Storytelling with Google Chrome Apps: Reaching Out to Authentic Audiences (Simple K12) 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST
- It all Fits Together: The New National Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST
Friday, November 17
- Reading the Future (Maine State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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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