Volume 13, October 12, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
1) WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARDS
Join the Washington Center for the Book on Saturday to celebrate the literature and incredible authors of our state at this year’s Washington State Book Awards. These awards recognize outstanding poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s and teen literature published in 2016 and penned by a Washington writer. This event is free and open to all. For more information and a list of finalists, visit sos.wa.gov/q/Awards.
- Saturday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Seattle.
- At 8 p.m. following the ceremony there will be a reception and a book signing.
The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of the Washington State Library and The Seattle Public Library, administers the annual Washington State Book Awards given for outstanding books published by Washington authors and to bring attention to the quality of writing being produced in Washington. Books are judged on literary merit, lasting importance and overall quality of the publication.
2) 2016 PUBLIC LIBRARY STATS
Need statistics on public libraries in the state of Washington? Interested in salary and benefits data for libraries? Looking for a map of public library service in Washington? The Washington State Library (WSL) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Washington Public Library Statistical Report is now available; visit sos.wa.gov/q/stats.
Public library statistics including budget, collections, and usage data, are collected and compiled on an annual basis by WSL Library Development staff and are part of the Public Libraries Survey, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Questions? For more information, contact Evelyn Lindberg, State Data Coordinator, at email@example.com.
3) LSTA 5-YEAR PLAN APPROVED
The Washington State Library is pleased to announce that its LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) 5-year plan for federal fiscal years 2018 – 2022 has been officially approved by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the federal funding agency in charge of the LSTA program. The approval letter has been posted on the WSL website, where the plan itself, together with related documents, all in PDF format, are also available.
In the approval letter, Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, IMLS Director, states that “. . . your Plan documents the need for and impact of LSTA funds in the communities you serve. It is an excellent framework for the future, and it is approved for the full five-year period.” For more information, and to access the 5-year plan, visit sos.wa.gov/q/libdev.
4) HEALTH IN THE HEADLINES
Health Issues in the Headlines: Reading Between the Lines is a National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) class offered on the Moodle platform for the month of November and will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting as well as some tips and resources that will help you and your patrons navigate the world of health news. It’s free and you can work at your own pace but attendees are encouraged to participate in forum discussions in a timely manner.
This class is eligible for 4 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credits as well as for the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). For more information, and to register, visit sos.wa.gov/q/Health-Headlines.
5) © IS COMPLICATED
Questions about library resources and fair use in online education are expanding from the appropriate use of journal articles and eBooks to published images, video clips and more in faculty-created resources for instruction that our licensing terms often don’t explicitly address. What to do?
Join Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar, Curriculum Design Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for Copyright & Online Learning Resources: It’s Complicated!, a free webinar in the PNR Rendezvous series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region.
- Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT. No registration required. Visit sos.wa.gov/q/PNR-copyright for more details and connection information.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 16
- 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference (Federal Depository Library Program/GPO) 6:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. PDT; Attend virtually
- Islandora Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Searching Fundamentals (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, October 17
- 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference (Federal Depository Library Program/GPO) 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT; Attend virtually
- Using Newspapers in Your Family History Research (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- eLibrary – “What’s New” (ProQuest) 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. PDT
- Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives (OCLC Research) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Think (and Act) Like a UX Librarian (ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership for Archives & Museums (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Nonprofit Website Trends (IdealWare) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- 4 Ways to Energize Virtual Learners: Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync Training) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- An Introduction to the Statistics in Schools Program (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing (Booklist/OverDrive) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- QuickFacts: A Primer (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Interface Features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 01 – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Bringing Circulation Policies into the 21st Century (ACRL Access Services Interest Group) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, October 18
- 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference (Federal Depository Library Program/GPO) 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PDT; Attend virtually
- Leading with Emotional Intelligence (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming (SirsiDynix), 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Making a Difference: Intro to LYRASIS Membership (LYRYSIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking: Five Years Ahead (NISO) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Accessing Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, and Ancestry Groups (U.S. Census Bureau) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- FirstSearch Overview Training Event (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (Georgia Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Slash Your Spending (Solid Finances) 11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 02- Basic Bibliographic Searching (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- MARC and MARCEdit Part 1, Workflows, How To’s, etc. (SEFLIN) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Make Your Smart Teams Smarter (Training Magazine Network) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- New Books for Storytime (Infopeople) 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Close Reading with Historical Newspapers: Making Meaning from the Past (edWeb) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
- News Literacy as a Vehicle for Reading Skills Instruction (edWeb) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
- Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School (American Association of School Librarians) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Copyright & Online Learning Resources: It’s Complicated (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, October 19
- Dealing with Challenging Parents and Families: Managing Aggression (Simple K12) 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. PDT
- Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases (Library Connect) 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. PDT
- ACRL STS Information Literacy Committee Chat (ACRL Science and Technology Section) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service (Demco) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming (Public Library Association) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Fundamentals of WorldCat Knowledge Base Collections (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Connexion Client Module 03 – Basic Editing and Record Processing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- 60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes (School Library Journal/ISTE) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! (North Dakota State Library) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Building a Results-Based Board (GrantSpace) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PDT
- Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives (OCLC Research) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
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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