Volume 13, September 14, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Topics include resources:
2) FREE BOOKS
1) RESILIENCE RESOURCES
Many people around the country are facing difficult, trying times right now. Evacuees displaced by the recent hurricanes in Texas and along the southeastern seaboard states, immigrants, refugees, and others who have had to leave their homes may suffer increased anxiety and concern.
Feelings of worry, disbelief, fear, and anger are normal when dealing with situations that are out of our control. Many displaced people may want to find shelter at a public library, escape between the pages of a good book, attend a library program, or just feel connected to someone or something within their local community.
For helpful tips for libraries when providing services for evacuees, refugees, immigrants, and others who have been displaced and/or impacted by a recent crisis, check out the latest blog posting (partially quoted above) from the ALA ALSC Public Awareness Committee.
2) FREE BOOKS
The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Kitsap Regional Library generously donated books which were left over from their latest community reads to the Washington State Library for redistribution to libraries in Washington State for use as community read titles, classroom sets, or book club kits.
The Washington State Library has:
- The Turner House by Angela Flournoy: 279 trade paperbacks
- A Sudden Light by Garth Stein: 147 trade paperbacks. 14 hardback large print copies, and 23 audiobook copies.
- The Painter by Peter Heller: 2 trade paperbacks.
- The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs: 1 trade paperback
A minimum of five copies per order is required. They can be a mix and match of titles. This is a first come, first serve process. Please contact Leanna Hammond with your request at email@example.com.
3) THINK, DO, SHOW – SAVE THE DATE
The Washington State Library is bringing the workshop Think, Do, Show – Telling the Library Story with Data to three locations in November. In this free, all-day workshop, you will learn practical, strategic methods for evaluating your library’s programs and services. Through a series of interactive exercises, you will discover how to collect and analyze your data, use your results to inform your strategic planning, management, and communication with stakeholders, and visually present your statistics in infographics and other formats to demonstrate your library’s impact.
Presenter Linda Hofschire is the Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service (LRS). She has more than 20 years of experience working in social science research and evaluation. At LRS, she manages a variety of research and evaluation projects including outcome-based evaluations of state library programs, and a national training event, the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL).
- November 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Timberland Regional Library Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater
- November 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Whitman County Rural Library System, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax
- November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah
All registration will be managed through the WSL online training calendar; watch for an announcement (coming soon) and then register online. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Mary Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-570-5571.
4) THE FORGOTTEN WAR REMEMBERED
Legacy Washington announces the opening of a new exhibit, Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered, that captures the stories of veterans and Korean Americans whose lives were influenced by the Korean War. The exhibit, housed in the lobby of the Secretary of State’s Office in the Capitol Building in Olympia, opens on September 14. Anyone visiting the state capitol is invited to stop by to view the exhibit. Those not able to visit in person may check out the project, available in its entirety, online. View or read both the subject profiles, and the exhibit.
Libraries may wish to purchase the Korea 65 book, which includes 13 unique stories of Washingtonians who were affected by the war. The $22.50 cost includes shipping. The book may be purchased online.
For teachers, Korea 65 lesson plans are available. Three-part mini-units are available free online for teachers to introduce the exhibit and project into their classroom.
5) LATINO CULTURES RESOURCES
Libraries across the country are working in a variety of ways to improve the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 58.6 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the US and build a diverse and inclusive profession.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15, Google Cultural Institute has collaborated with more than 35 museums and institutions to launch a new platform on September 7 within Google Arts & Culture: Latino Cultures. The platform brings more than 2,500 Latino cultural artifacts online and—through immersive storytelling, 360-degree virtual tours, ultra-high-resolution imagery, and visual field trips—offers first-hand knowledge about the Latino experience in America.
The American Library Association’s President-Elect Loida Garcia-Febo says she is excited about this new resource, which she believes will help libraries continue to draw attention to the rich legacy of Latinos and Latinas across America. “Nationwide, libraries are celebrating Latino cultures by offering programs that highlight our music, cuisine, art, history, and leadership,” says Garcia-Febo. “I know this platform will be a great springboard as we continue to reshape our library collections to include Spanish-language and Latino-oriented materials.”
For more from ALA, use this shortcut: sos.wa.gov/q/Latino.
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Monday, September 18
- Getting to Yes (Utah State Library) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- CultureGrams (ProQuest) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- “Making Readers:” How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Tuesday, September 19
- Bring Frankenstein to Life! (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Make Really Great and Cost-Effective Video for eLearning (Training Magazine Network) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Works in Progress Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Work in the MIT Libraries’ Collections Directorate (OCLC) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Making Sense of the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant-Scenario Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom (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
- Sleeper Hits for the New Year (Library Journal) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- What’s Cooking for Fall 2017 (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections, Part 2 (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Configuration, Part 1: Content and staff features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- USGS Library: Indexes, Catalogs, and Other Bibliographic Tools, A Day in the Life of a Reference Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Policies for Adding Original Records to WorldCat (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldShare ILL – Borrowing (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Email, Facebook, and Big Data with P.C. Sweeney (Tutor.com) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Celebrate Afterschool Partnerships with the Annual “Lights on Afterschool!” (After School Alliance) 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, September 20
- Social Media 101 for #GivingTuesday (Firespring) 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Beyond Books: Public libraries address the social determinants of health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Modern Manners for Today’s Business World (American Management Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- How to Engage Your Community with Code Clubs (SirsiDynix) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group Forum (ACRL) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Digital Training and Workforce Development Discussion (BroadbandUSA) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle (TechSoup) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- New Fall Nonfiction for Every Reader (School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Health Reference and You: ALA Guidelines, Best Practices, and Training Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, September 21
- eLibrary (ProQuest) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Tech Savvy in the School Library (Wyoming State Library) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PDT
- Documents that Changed the Way We Live (ACRL/CHOICE) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability? (Charity Village) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- Recorded Books You Should Know: Upcoming Audios, Fall 2017 (Booklist/Recorded Books) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldCat Discovery Configuration, Part 2: Patron-facing features (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- WorldShare ILL – Lending (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Build a Great Makerspace (School Library Journal) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- How to Serve Genealogists Now (Infopeople/Niche Academy) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, September 22
- Hacking Hemingway, Building Capacity: Using Grants to Jump Start Access and Care (LYRASIS) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations (LYRASIS) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 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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