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WSL Updates for June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for June 22, 2017


Volume 13, June 22, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) ZINES TO THE FRONT

2) COUNTER CODE – WHAT’S NEW?

3) DIGITAL DIRECTIONS

4) READ-A-RAMA WITH DR. MARTIN

5) BUILDING COMMUNITY BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) ZINES TO THE FRONT

Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People is the title of July’s First Tuesdays program. Allison Mackey and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.

First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. Past sessions are archived here: sos.wa.gov/q/Broadcasts.

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2) COUNTER CODE – WHAT’S NEW?

LYRASIS is offering a free webinar for COUNTER, a non-profit organization that creates standards for the counting of electronic resource usage. COUNTER is supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the COUNTER Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. This webinar will explain the recent changes to the Code of Practice and how librarians can prepare.

Designing Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice has been challenging but also an exciting and essential task. It has been a collaboration aimed at meeting both content providers’ and librarians’ needs. Please join Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, as she discusses the latest release.

Event details:

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3) DIGITAL DIRECTIONS

Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?

The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, town and city clerks, and other government agencies, tribal entities, corporate archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections.

Get the Big Picture – Learn to Advocate for Your Digital Preservation Project – Build Contacts and Support Networks. “Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections” will be held August 21-23, 2017 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington. For complete information, and to register, visit bit.ly/n-dd17.

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4) READ-A-RAMA WITH DR. MARTIN

Since 2001, Dr. Michelle H. Martin, now the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, has been crafting programming for children that uses children’s books as the springboard for all activities. Activities designed for Camp Read-a-Rama®, 40-hour, one-week-long, themed literacy immersion camps that help teach kids to “live books” can also strengthen your summer programs.

These workshops will help educators, librarians, youth professionals and parents/guardians design new ideas for innovative and interactive programs that pair books with hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to promote early literacy and fully engaged learning. Designed for adults, each program is approximately 2 hours long and all are fun and fully interactive. (Children who are old enough and focused enough to participate are welcome.)

All sessions are held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Compass On Dexter, 756 John Street, Seattle. Cost is $35/$20 for students.

  • July 8: Bug Eyes, Bird Beaks & Bat Wings: Bookish Fun about Animal Adaptations
  • July 15: Incredible Edibles: Fun with Food About Books
  • August 12: Create! Bookish Art and Artsy Books

For more information and to register, use this shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/Read-a-Rama.

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5) BUILDING COMMUNITY BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Does your library have valuable business resources that you struggle to share and promote to the community? Do you have big plans for developing meaningful connections with small business owners, professionals, and job seekers in your community but don’t know how to get started? This free webinar will walk you through all of the steps that are integral to taking your connections to the next level through embedded networking and structured library services.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand how embedded business librarianship differs from providing outreach services and why it makes a difference.
  • Develop an action plan for making new networks and keeping them connected.
  • Create relevant presentations, programming, training, and long-term initiatives that add value to the community.

Webinar: Building Business Connections in Your Community; July 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT. Sponsored by the Federal Depository Library Program. Speaker: Barbara Alvarez, Communications & Information Specialist.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT 2 WEEKS

Monday, June 26

Tuesday, June 27

Wednesday, June 28

Thursday, June 29

Friday, June 30

Wednesday, July 5

Thursday, July 6

Friday, July 7

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NOTE: WSL Updates will be on hiatus next week because of the ALA Annual Conference, and will return with the July 6 issue.

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 March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Posted in Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for March 30, 2017


Volume 13, March 30, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LIBRARY SNAPSHOT DAY

2) FIRST TUESDAYS RAISES RELEVANCY

3) APPLY FOR PNLA LEADS

4) LIBRARY DEGREE PROGRAMS

5) CENSUS DATA WEBINAR SERIES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 23, 2017

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Volume 13, March 23, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANTS

2) RAISING VISIBILITY AND RELEVANCY

3) PUBLIC LIBRARY POLICIES UPDATE

4) THINK, DO, SHOW – EVALUATION WORKSHOP

5) IMLS RELEASES STATEMENT ON BUDGET

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for March 2, 2017

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Volume 13, March 2, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RECRUITING A LIBRARY CONSULTANT

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

3) PRIVACY LITERACY AT YOUR LIBRARY

4) NCCE ADOBE STORYTELLING ACADEMY

5) STATE OF DIGITIZATION REPORT

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 23, 2017

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Volume 13, February 23, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

2) FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 101

3) BEYOND THE WALLS – TV WHITESPACE FUNDING

4) THE CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIES

5) ALA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 2, 2017

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Volume 13, February 2, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FYI – WSL NEWSLETTER

2) BACKPACKS AND GEOCACHES – FIRST TUESDAYS

3) FAME AND FORTUNE – TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

4) JUMPSTART USER EXPERIENCE (UX)

5) LYRASIS DIGITAL PRESERVATION CLASSES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for December 22, 2016

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Volume 12, December 22, 2016, for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) HOW TO DO A TEDX PRESENTATION

2) YOUTH PROGRAM AWARDS

3) GREAT STORIES CLUB GRANT

4) EARLY CHILDHOOD PARTNERSHIP TOOLKIT

5) SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM WSL VIA NORAD

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WSL Updates for September 24, 2015

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Volume 11, September 24, 2015 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) HR – LOOKING OUT FOR RED FLAGS

2) STEM LSTA GRANT CYCLE OPENS

3) IMPLEMENTING WIOA IN RURAL AREAS

4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) HR – LOOKING OUT FOR RED FLAGS

Most supervisors are surprised at the amount of time they spend on human resource issues. Do you have questions about Family Medical Leave, overtime/comp time, or how to deal with difficult employees? Join us for a First Tuesdays session with Pam Ward and Lynda Ring-Erickson of LRE Solutions as they tackle the topic “Things Librarians Should Know about Human Resources.” Bring your questions; as consultants they have worked through these issues and can help you find the answers.

First Tuesdays webinar: October 6, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays. Instructions for joining the session are at sos.wa.gov/q/FirstT.

First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State; this free web presentation allows attendees share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.

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2) STEM LSTA GRANT CYCLE OPENS

The Washington State Library (WSL) is pleased to announce “The Future STEMs from Reading” grant cycle. The recent recession resulted in cuts to many school library budgets. Since materials in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) fields become dated quickly, budget shortfalls mean that many school library STEM book collections were particularly hard hit.

In response, WSL is providing an opportunity to help school libraries update their STEM collections. 230 STEM book collections aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students were put together from lists of award-winning books as suggested by an advisory committee of teacher-librarians.

230 STEM collections will be available. Of those, 120 will be awarded to elementary school libraries, 55 to middle school libraries, and 55 to high school libraries. All collections will contain 50 titles plus three professional development titles. The majority of copyrights are within the last 3 years. The book collections will be shipped to successful grant awardees.

All public school libraries are eligible to apply. The collections will be awarded via a one-page grant application process that will be made available at sos.wa.gov/q/grants. The grant cycle will open on Monday, September 28, at which time the application forms will be posted. Applications are due by 4 p.m. October 30, 2015. For questions, contact Carolyn Petersen carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov.

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3) IMPLEMENTING WIOA IN RURAL AREAS

The WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) is federal legislation. This webinar will focus on what’s different about making workforce investment for youth meaningful in rural areas. Rural areas face challenges related to widely dispersed populations and distance from places to access goods and services in addition to poverty, lower educational attainment, and lower earnings.

In the webinar you will hear how the White House and the Administration are focused on rural areas, the goals and strategies of the Domestic Policy Council on rural affairs, and the important role the workforce system plays in helping young adults meet their education and employment goals. The new law provides opportunities for rural areas to establish regional strategies for youth service delivery, to coordinate planning across workforce system partners, and to use technology to ensure access to workforce services in remote areas. Hear about promising approaches that local youth service providers in two states have taken to solve some of their rural challenges.

The “Implementing WIOA In Rural Areas” webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Pacific Time. Use this link: sos.wa.gov/q/WIOA. A WorkforceOne site registration is required.

“Implementing WIOA In Rural Areas” is the eighth webinar in the “Enough is Known for Action” series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices, to inspire strategic planning and action now as the system is in the early stages of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The full series is available on the WorkforceOne website via this shortcut: sos.wa.gov/q/Action.

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4) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

September 28

September 29

September 30

  • Total Boox and New Ebook Pricing Models (Minitex); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Getting Your Slice of the Pie – Identifying the Assets You Need in Your Community (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
  • Enough is Known for Action: Implementing WIOA In Rural Areas (WorkforceOne), 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., PDT
  • STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward Diversity (Texas State Library and Archives); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
  • Libraries & Technology: The Librarian’s Online Management System (American Association of School Librarians); 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT

For more information and to register (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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WSL Updates for October 30, 2014

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Volume 10, October 30, 2014 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) LIFE AFTER GETTING AN MLIS

2) ONECLICK + ZINIO RENEWAL OPTIONS

3) ALA STRATEGIC PLANNING

4) OCLC MEMBER FORUM

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) LIFE AFTER GETTING AN MLIS

November’s First Tuesdays program features Life After Getting an MLIS, a panel discussion facilitated by Adrienne Doman Calkins from the Sherwood Public Library in Oregon. New(ish) librarians share their post-MLIS reflections: career-advancing strategies that work (or don’t), classes that proved most helpful (or not) post-graduation, advice worth passing on to current MLIS students, and staying informed about emerging trends and technologies.

This free First Tuesdays webinar will take place November 4, 2014 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST. Instructions for joining the webinar are at sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays. First Tuesdays are a continuing education opportunity presented by Washington State Library.

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2) ONECLICK + ZINIO RENEWAL OPTIONS

This information is for public and academic libraries participating in the OneClickdigital contract with Recorded Books through the State Library. To offset the end of LSTA subsidies these libraries have been receiving, Recorded Books is offering significant renewal discounts for the coming year. These libraries have a choice between options that bundle Zinio, the popular magazine reading platform, with OneClickdigital at no additional base cost or that maintain current library costs even without the subsidy.

The renewal date is in April of each year for most participants but, for some libraries or schools, the renewal comes at other times. Because many libraries are currently planning their 2015 budgets, this notice is provided now.

For more information, and to obtain specific renewal options for your library:

For information on joining this group purchase, which is open to nonprofit public, academic, and K12 libraries:

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3) ALA STRATEGIC PLANNING

American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young will moderate three virtual town hall meetings where members can share their thoughts and ideas on ALA’s future.  Dates and topics for these meeting are:

November 19: Advocacy;

  • November 20: Information Policy;
  • December 11: Professional and Leadership Development.

For more information, please visit ALA Strategic Planning.

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4) OCLC MEMBER FORUM

Discuss and learn about the latest in OCLC Cataloging and Metadata, FirstSearch and Discovery, and Resource Sharing.  Eric Forte, OCLC Member Liaison, invites you to a regional Member Forum.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit OCLC Member Forum.

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5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 3:

Tuesday, November 4:

Wednesday, November 5:

Thursday, November 6:

For more information and to register (unless otherwise linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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