Volume 13, September 21, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Topics include 2 last chances:
1) LAST CHANCE FOR LCW
Don’t forget! Tomorrow (9/22) is the very last day to send your application for Library Council of Washington (LCW). There are four open positions: School, Special, Underserved and Tech. Complete information is available on our web page.
2) LAST CHANCE – CREATE A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN
The Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery workshop is offered Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Odegaard Library, University of Washington. This is the last time this workshop will be available in Seattle, or in the State of Washington, for that matter.
The workshop is free using funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part 1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor, Gary L Menges, Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington, WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service) trainer.
The goal is to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:
- Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2;
- Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively;
- Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections;
- Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency;
- Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects.
Who should attend? Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural institutions. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please commit two attendees so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities.
Register for the in-person session at tinyurl.com/ot4kve2. Go to Nov. 16 on the calendar and activate the provided link. Your registration confirmation will include links to the required archived webinars. For registration assistance, contact Wendy Cao. For general questions and content information, contact Gary Menges. For a complete description of this workshop, and more information on WESTPAS, visit www.westpas.org.
3) NNLM OFFERS CHIS FROM MLA
Your National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR) is alerting you to a wonderful opportunity to brush up your health reference skills, evaluate your collection, and explore the health and wellness needs of your community. The opportunity is entirely free but does involve a commitment of your time.
A new federally-funded project is covering the costs for a cohort of public library librarians and staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association (MLA). This is only for those who do not have a CHIS.
NNLM is recruiting for a public libraries class of Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. The course takes 12 hours to complete, and earns a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate upon completion, good for three years. You will be asked to provide feedback on the platform, course content, and the cohort experience.
If interested, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Your name, email address, library name, library address, size of population served. Space is limited so please take a careful look at your schedule during the class dates (October 30 through December 5). Plan to spend approximately 3 hours a week on this course. Only submit your name if you are committed to completing the course work and evaluations. NNLM PNW needs to know ASAP.
4) IMLS MUSEUM AWARDS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced $21,188,413 in funding for 160 projects for museums across the country. IMLS received 705 applications requesting $121,308,714 for the funding initiatives that are part of its Museums for America grant program. The grant recipients will match the funds with $31,308,489 in non-federal funds.
Museums in Washington that received awards:
- Feiro Marine Life Center, Port Angeles: $24,983.00;
- Hands on Children’s Museum, Olympia: $145,099.00;
- Children’s Museum of Tacoma: $499,994.00;
- Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle: $321,003.00;
- Seattle Art Museum: $350,000.00.
5) HEALTH LITERACY TOOLKIT
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Library Association have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign and have created a free health literacy toolkit. This toolkit equips library professionals with customizable tools to promote health literacy in October and throughout the year providing
- Program ideas
- Downloadable marketing tools:
- Bookmark templates
- Social media graphics
- Table tents
Library staff can guide their community members to trusted health information so that they can make educated decisions about their health and that of their loved ones. Access the toolkit via this shortcut link: sos.wa.gov/q/Htoolkit.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, September 25
- Islandora Scholar and the Landscape of Open Source Options (LYRASIS) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Everybody Has a Story: Creating Cultural and Historic Preservation Programs with Impact (Programming Librarian) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, September 26
- Visualizing the Impact of a New Clinical Informationist Service (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- 7 Questions to Ask Before Beginning Your Search for a Learning Partner (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Tools and Reports (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Services to Children with Special Needs: About Special Kids (Indiana State Library) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Website; Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7 (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Keeping Classic Reference Current: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (CHOICE/Springer Nature) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Series Nonfiction to Know for Your Library (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- The Name of the Game: Playing Tabletop Games to Build 21st Century Skills (OCLC) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Tuesday Tech30s – Storytelling with Photos, an Introduction to Canva (TechSoup) 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, September 27
- FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™ (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Smoothing the Path of the Research Journey: UX in Libraries (Library Journal) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery (WPAR) Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Bold is Gold: Conducting Funding Research (TechSoup) 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- A Framework for Maker Education (Demco) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Creative Crowdfundraising (Blackbaud) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Getting Started with Working across Generations (American Alliance of Museums) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Supporting Young Children and Families Impacted by Immigration Policies (Early childhood Investigations) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Drug Information Portal (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, September 28
- Research Library – Mastering the Advanced Search Form (ProQuest) 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PDT
- Be an Incubator to Your Business Community (Library Journal/Gale) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Buy-In Not Opt-Out: Creating a culture for staff driven metrics (Colorado State Library/Research Institute for Public Libraries) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Driving Action with Video: Storytelling Production Tips with Do Something.org (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Is It Really Dead? How to rescue programs for hard-to-reach communities (Colorado State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- School & Public Library Partnerships: The Scoop from a School Librarian (Indiana State Library) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom (AASL) 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, September 29
- Message Dissemination During a Crisis: Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library Shooting (LYRASIS) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- AL Live: Accessibility and Libraries (American Libraries) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so Can You!) (Indiana State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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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