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WSL Updates for March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | No Comments »


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 January 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, State Library Collections, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for January 5, 2017


Volume 13, January 5, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) JUMPSTART USER EXPERIENCE (UX)

2) HOW TO DO A TEDX PRESENTATION

3) MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY LAB GRANTS

4) 50 YEARS OF PNW HISTORY NOTES

5) ONLINE LIS DEGREE PROGRAM AT SFCC

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) JUMPSTART USER EXPERIENCE (UX)

By designing your library with the user experience in mind, you have the potential to deepen the connection your library has with its community, and make your library a place that people love to use. This hands-on workshop presented by UX expert Aaron Schmidt is a practical guide to assessing and improving all sorts of touchpoints in your library, and also covers foundational UX theory. You’ll acquire experience with important user research techniques as well as analyzing the resulting data. After this free workshop you’ll have a keener critical eye, and a framework with which you can make your library the most important place in your community.

Workshops are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. as follows:

  • April 5, 2017 – Burlington Public Library
  • April 6, 2017 – Lacey Timberland Library
  • May 10, 2017 – Brooks Library Central Washington University
  • May 11, 2017 – Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch

Sign up for these workshops via the WSL training calender.

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2) HOW TO DO A TEDX PRESENTATION

This month’s First Tuesdays webinar, “How to Do a TEDx Presentation,” is scheduled for January 10, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Sno Isle Libraries has presented two TEDx events to rave reviews. Join us as Ken Harvey, Sno-Isle Communications Director, who organized these effective events, shares what is needed to stage a successful TEDx program.

Designed as a continuing education opportunity for library staff in Washington State, these free First Tuesdays web presentations are an opportunity to learn about new library-related topics. Sessions are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience. For more information about First Tuesdays, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstTuesdays. For instructions on joining the presentation, visit sos.wa.gov/q/FirstT.

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3) MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY LAB GRANTS

Applications from Microsoft Imagine Academy program members are being accepted now through January 24, 2017 to receive equipment and limited funding to support new, or expand existing, coding programs and Microsoft certification. Laptops, 10-inch tablet computers, and routers purchased by the State Library are available (there is no limit to the quantity of each that can be requested; hardware technical specs are available in the Grant Guidelines), along with up to $3000 per award to purchase equipment accessories like cases, tablet sleeves, keyboards, etc., or other materials and activities to support project activities.

  • Lab Grant applications must be received by COB Tuesday, January 24, 2017, with contract execution expected before March 20, 2017.
  • Grant materials (Guidelines and Application) are available on the State Library’s Grant page.
  • This Lab Grant opportunity replaces the Microsoft Imagine Academy 2016-2017 grant, which will close Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Questions and comments about this opportunity should be directed to Elizabeth Iaukea at elizabeth.iaukea@sos.wa.gov.

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4) 50 YEARS OF PNW HISTORY NOTES

For the past 50 years, the Washington State Library has compiled a quarterly bibliography of Pacific Northwest history publications for the Pacific Northwest Quarterly (PNQ). Historian, author, and Washington Room librarian Hazel Emery Mills began the column in the January, 1967, Vol. 58 issue. WSL librarians have performed this service ever since. The current compiler is Sean Lanksbury, WSL Pacific Northwest & Special Collections Librarian. For more information, including links to PNQ and its index, visit Between the Lines, the WSL blog.

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5) ONLINE LIS DEGREE PROGRAM AT SFCC

The online library science degree programs at Spokane Falls Community College, (LiS AAS, LiS Certificate, School Library Media Paraprofessional AAS) offers the following classes starting winter quarter, January 2017:

  • LMLIB 125, 5 credits, online: Introduction to School Library Media Services;
  • LMLIB 126, 3 credits, online: Library Technology for Educational Support (meets ALA Library Support Staff Competency for Technology);
  • LMLIB 220, 5 credits, online: Technical Services II: Introduction to Cataloging (meets ALA Library Support Staff Competency for Cataloging and Classification);
  • LMLIB 116, 5 credits, online: Introduction to Circulation and Customer Services (meets ALA Library Support Staff Competency for Communication and Teamwork).

For more information contact Paula Swan, LiS Instructor, SFCC at paula.swan@sfcc.spokane.edu or 509.533.3617 or visit libguides.spokanefalls.edu/librarytech.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 9:

  • What Is Tech-Savvy Leadership? A Panel Discussion (edWeb); 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST

Tuesday, January 10:

  • Career Development: Today’s Meta-Priority (Training Magazine Network); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • How to do a TEDx presentation (Washington State Library); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • 2017 ALA Carnegie Shortlist Finalists (Booklist); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Preschool Storytime Basics (Texas State Library and Archives Commission); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

Wednesday, January 11:

  • The Psychology of Success: Why Are Some People More Likely to Succeed than Others? (American Management Association); 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST
  • How to Implement Things When People Hate Change (SirsiDynix); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance (4Good); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Science Soup, Part 1 On Major Government Science Databases (Federal Depository Library Program); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Using Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for Research and Learning (Infopeople); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
  • Service Excellence in Challenging Times (WebJunction); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

Thursday, January 12:

  • What is Bioinformatics Librarianship? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine); 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST
  • The Power to Delight: Providing extraordinary service (Colorado State Library); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Outcome Measurement Made Easy with PLA’s Project Outcome (Public Library Association); 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
  • Philanthropy Blueprint 2017 (GrantSpace); 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PST
  • School Library Resources Available at Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library); 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. PST

Friday, January 13:

  • Going Digital (LYRASIS); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST

For more information and to register, visit the WSL Training Calendar at sos.wa.gov/q/training.

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WSL Updates for June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates | Comments Off on WSL Updates for June 14, 2012


Volume 8: June 14, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) GRANT CYCLE – TLA50 INITIATIVE

2) LIBRARY 2.012 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

3) BUILD-A-BEAR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

4) BEST BUY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

5) DIGITAL CURATION BIBLIOGRAPHY

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) GRANT CYCLE – TLA50 INITIATIVE

The Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) initiative is designed to help libraries better serve and engage midlife adults by positioning libraries as catalysts, resources, meeting places, and partners in creating opportunities for midlife adults to learn, teach, lead, build skills, prepare for new careers, and become civically-engaged. The 2012 TLAA50 grant cycle still has funding available to support a minimum of three additional awards. Applications received from the re-opened grant cycle will form their own application pool and will be reviewed separately from applications received in response to the first application deadline. Applicants that submitted an application to the first 2012 deadline are not eligible to submit an additional request.

Academic, public, and tribal libraries that serve adults over the age of 50 are eligible to apply. Available funding to support this re-opened grant cycle is $15,000, with a limit of $5,000 per application (limit of one application per library system).

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 29, 2012. More details may be found at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/grants. For questions, contact Jennifer Fenton, TLA50 Project Manager, 360.570.5571, jennifer.fenton@sos.wa.gov, or Anne Yarbrough, LSTA Grants Manager, 360.704.5246, anne.yarbrough@sos.wa.gov.

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2) LIBRARY 2.012 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS SOLICITED

The Library 2.012 Conference will be held October 2-5, 2012. This fully online conference is currently calling for presentation proposals. The conference plans six subject strands:

  • Libraries – Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces;
  • Librarians & Information Professionals – Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World;
  • Content & Creation – Organizing and Creating Information;
  • Changing Delivery Methods;
  • User Centered Access
  • Mobile and Geo-Social Information Environments.

The deadline for proposal submission is September 15. For more information, or to submit a proposal, use this shortcut: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/2.012.

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Conference.

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3) BUILD-A-BEAR GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is accepting grant applications as part of its annual giving program. The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports charities in the US and Canada through grant programs including Literacy and Education Grants which provide support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs. Grants are a one-time contribution, and range from $1,000 to $5,000 USD.

The application deadline is August 31, 2012. For more information or to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/bear.

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4) BEST BUY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $2.8 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4000-$6000 and will not exceed $10,000.

The application deadline is July 1, 2012. For more information and to apply, visit www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/bestbuy.

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5) DIGITAL CURATION BIBLIOGRAPHY

Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works. In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This selective bibliography presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles. The bibliography is available as a paperback and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This bibliography, and a list of other Digital Scholarship publications is available at bit.ly/ffWu9D.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, June 19:

Wednesday, June 20:

  • All About ALTAFF: A Conversation with Sally Gardner Reed (NCompass Live); 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT;
  • TOPIC: Researching "Censorship" in ProQuest K-12 Resources (ProQuest); 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-318;
  • After The Gift: How To Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base (Nonprofit Webinars); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT;
  • Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform (ProQuest); 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-313;
  • K12 eLibrary for Schools (ProQuest); 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/PQ-319;

Thursday, June 21:

For more information and to register (for those not linked above), visit the WSL Training Calendar at www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/training.

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WSL Updates for March 31, 2011

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Volume 7, March 31, 2011 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RESOURCE SHARING GRANT Q&A SESSION

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – SEARCH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

3) FUNDING FOR LIBRARY SUPPORT STAFF CERTIFICATION

4) NEW YORK TIMES AVAILABLE THROUGH LIBRARIES

5) MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR

6) CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK (SOME FREE, SOME NOT)

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WSL Updates for March 17, 2011

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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 March 3, 2011

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

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPENS

2) NEW SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS GRANT CYCLE OPENING

3) HELP REVIEW DATABASE PRODUCTS FOR WA LIBRARIES

4) CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY

5) MONEY SMART WEEK IN WASHINGTON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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