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WSL Updates for August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Posted in Digital Collections, For Libraries, News, Updates, Washington Center for the Book | Comments Off on WSL Updates for August 10, 2017


Volume 13, August 10, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS

2) GALAXY SCIFI ARCHIVE

3) THE STATE OF EBOOKS IN LIBRARIES

4) MORE THAN #MOTIVATIONMONDAY

5) LIBRARIES, LGBTQ YOUTH, & HOMELESSNESS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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1) WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS

The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of The Seattle Public Library and Washington State Library, announces the finalists in eight categories for the 2017 Washington State Book Awards (WSBA) for outstanding books published by Washington authors in 2016. This is the 51st year of the program, formerly called the Governor’s Writers Awards.

Winners will be announced at the awards celebration, held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Seattle Public Library’s Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. A reception and book signing will follow in the Norcliffe Foundation Living Room on Level 3 of the Central Library, with book sales by Third Place Books. This event is free and open to the public.

A book award is given based on the strength of the publication’s literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality to an author who was born in Washington State or is a current resident and has maintained residence here for at least three years. The authors of the award-winning books, as well as the illustrator of the picture book, will receive a $500 honorarium, thanks to the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For a complete list of Award finalists, and the names of this year’s judges, visit sos.wa.gov/q/WSBA.

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2) GALAXY SCIFI ARCHIVE

One of the science fiction genre’s best magazines is now freely available online. The Internet Archive is hosting a collection of Galaxy Science Fiction, which published many seminal works in the field, including an early version of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man. Included are stories from such SciFi legends as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, and many more. Although the run is not quite complete, the archive comprises 355 separate issues, ranging from 1950 through 1976. In addition to the Galaxy collection, the Archive also has a complete run of Hugo Gernsback’s Amazing Stories.

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3) THE STATE OF EBOOKS IN LIBRARIES

Libraries have been handling eBooks for quite some time now, but while libraries have time-tested workflows for online serials, eBooks present complexities that may require new workflows. The online format provides many opportunities for libraries but also many challenges.

Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on these opportunities and challenges. This Forum will discuss the following topics:

  • Collection development and acquisitions models
  • Technical Services workflows
  • eBook licensing and metadata
  • Faculty outreach and user instruction and support
  • Usage and assessment

e-Forums are moderated, electronic discussion forums that provide an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest on an ALCTS email discussion list. These discussions are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to subscribe to the email list. Details:

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4) MORE THAN #MOTIVATIONMONDAY

Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library’s success. But many in library organizations don’t know how to effectively instigate employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it’s important to know what motivation is and isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. This WebJunction webinar, More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week, will explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role, you will be inspired to find your own motivation and will be able to catalyze others!

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5) LIBRARIES, LGBTQ YOUTH, & HOMELESSNESS

Libraries as Allies – A Beginner’s Guide for Libraries: Welcoming and Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness is a toolkit which provides an introduction to public libraries on the topic of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) youth experiencing homelessness. The toolkit comes out of a pilot IMLS grant, the LAMBDA (Library Anchor Models for Bridging Diversity Achievements) project, which brought together the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as four public libraries, two in east Tennessee—Clinch River and Ocoee—and two in California: San Francisco Public Library and San Diego County Library.

During the three years of the grant, the LAMBDA project provided trainings, workshops, resources, a website, and a Summit. For more information about the LAMBDA project, visit lambda.sis.utk.edu. The toolkit is available at lambda.sis.utk.edu/libraries-as-allies-toolkit. Submit questions or comments to Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at jwinkels@utk.edu.

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6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

Monday, August 14

Tuesday, August 15

Wednesday, August 16

Thursday, August 17

Friday, August 18

Saturday, August 19

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WSL Event, Nov. 12 @ 6:30pm – Author: Richard LeMieux

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 Posted in Articles, For the Public | Comments Off on WSL Event, Nov. 12 @ 6:30pm – Author: Richard LeMieux


image Please join us on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 when we host Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sally’s: One homeless man’s inspirational journey.

Breakfast at Sally’s: One homeless man’s inspirational Journey

With author Richard LeMieux

Thursday, November 12, 2009 6:30 pm our doors open at 6:00 pm.

Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, Washington

Richard was once a wealthy business owner, and able to afford the best that money could buy. The rise of the Internet and the declining need for newspapers signaled the end for his publishing company The Source. As a result he was unable to make a living. Richard LeMieux found himself evicted from his home and penniless.

In his book, Richard tells the stories of the many people he has met along the way. These stories are

familiar to us. These are stories about families living in their cars, veterans, addicts, and lost souls whose only goal is to make it to the next day. Many are fortunate to have a companion, a dog or a cat someone, something to talk to and keep the loneliness away. Richard has his dog Willow to keep him company.

Richard also tells the stories of the people who are often unsung heroes. These heroes are the people who help the homeless; the ones who feed, clothe, and offer a bed for the night. Richard tells how – with the help of his new homeless friends – he began a routine each night enjoying dinner at a different church or at a makeshift diner. He was able to get clothing, snacks, and hygiene items at the churches that help the hungry and homeless.

In his book, Richard gives us an often-neglected perspective on homeless life: that of the homeless person. He shows how even the comfortable and affluent can find themselves homeless, but also how people struggle to survive, and how they hold on to their humanity. Ultimately, his story reminds us that a life on the street does not take away the right to be treated as humans.

Please join us as Richard shares his story of struggle and optimism against diversity.

For more information about our events please check out our website at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/events.aspx or email our events coordinator at wslevents@secstate.wa.gov.