Volume 13, August 31, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list
Topics include several literacy programs:
1) ZINES TO THE FRONT
Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People is the title of September’s First Tuesdays program. Agatha Burstein and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.
First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
- Tuesday, September 12, 2017: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
2) FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR LIBRARIANS
Last month about 50 people attended Financial Literacy Training for Librarians, an all-day workshop at the Seattle Public library. The training, sponsored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, featured panels of representatives from government and nonprofit agencies that serve the public. Attendees described the sessions as “extremely informative” and important to share with patrons. In addition to information for consumers, the speakers provided a wealth of ideas and experience in programming and partnerships for public and college libraries.
Video recordings of the presentations have now been uploaded to the Washington State Library’s YouTube channel. Slide and handouts from the panels are linked in the descriptions of each video if available. Available video topics include:
- Money and Me
- Personalized Financial Education
- Resources for Targeted Audiences
- Fraud Prevention 101
- CFPB Libraries Project
- Retirement Strategies
- Credit – What Consumers Need to Know
3) HEALTH LITERACY MONTH
October is Health Literacy Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign.
Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) for a free webinar as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library.
- Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit
- Date: September 14, 2017
- Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Free Webinar – Register to receive the link to the recording following the session
For more on Health Literacy Month, visit www.healthliteracymonth.org.
4) IMMIGRANT LITERACY GRANTS
Vernon Library Supplies is giving away 100% of its 2017 operating profits to libraries and other non-profit organizations with programs designed to help new immigrants achieve English literacy and proficiency. Grants for as much as $5,000 each will be given out starting December 1, 2017.
- For more information: www.vernonlibrarysupplies.com/grants;
- Application: www.vernonlibrarysupplies.com/application;
- Applications are due October 31, 2017.
5) OPIOID CRISIS TOWN HALL
Over two million people in the US are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. A sharp rise in drug overdoses has made it the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. This epidemic is happening in all regions of the country, in communities of all sizes, without discrimination for age, ethnicity, or income. As library staff see this crisis impacting their own communities, their urgent question arises: How do we respond?
Join WebJunction and PLA for a virtual town hall, where representatives from libraries and other community organizations will describe their local efforts and who they’re collaborating with. They also want to hear from you: They will ask audience participants to describe the informational, structural, financial and emotional support that library staff and community members need to withstand and address this alarming epidemic. The insights gleaned from this town hall will be shared to inform plans for future efforts. Details:
- Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses
- September 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, September 5
- Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics (ALCTS e-Forum) 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
- eLibrary (ProQuest) 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- WorldCat data sync collections, Part 2 (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, September 6
- WorldCat Discovery Configuration, Part 1: Content and staff features (OCLC) 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PDT
- Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to Canva (Indiana State Library) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- Power that is Moral: Cataloging and Ethics (ALCTS e-Forum) 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
- The New Public Library Director’s Guidebook (NCompass Live) 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PDT
- Setting Goals for Leading a Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PDT
- Using Technology to Go Beyond the One-Shot (SirsiDynix/Meredith Farkas) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- A Blueprint for Language and Literacy Learning (Education Week) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Seeking Feedback on the Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (ACRL SLHE) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Guided Play and Early Brain Development in Early Education Settings: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on Sparking Positive Outcomes in All Domains (Connect4Learning) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Introduction to OCLC Interlibrary Loan (OCLC) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
- Convert Supporters on #GivingTuesday with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Thursday, September 7
- WorldCat Discovery Configuration, Part 2: Patron-facing features (OCLC) 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. PDT
- The Year Before Your Capital Campaign (Bloomerang) 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. PDT
- 3 Steps to Improved Employee Engagement: Supporting Work-Life Balance in Your Organization (Training Industry) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Leadership Skills for the Future of Work (Coursera) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- Nonprofit 911: How to Grow Your Donor Base through Donor Relations & Cultivating Prospects (Network for Good) 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PDT
- PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
- 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (InSync) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Cataloging Record Distribution Program Workflows (Federal Depository Library Program) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Community Engagement: 2 Approaches – Aspen Institute & Harwood Institute (Arizona State Library) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- CopyTalk must go on! – Music & Copyright (ALA Office for Information Technology) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Read, Discuss, Meet and Act: The Power of Words (Programming Librarian) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Rediscovering Propaganda Film: From Historical Vault to Digital Research Collection (ACRL/CHOICE) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Top Ten Tips for Managing Reference Today (Booklist) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
- Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts: How Educators Make It Work (School Library Journal/OverDrive) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
- TeachingBooks: Train the Trainer for School Librarians and Educators (Indiana State Library/TeachingBooks.net) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Friday, September 8
- Islandora Hosting Services Demo (LYRASIS) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Technology & Trends presents “Google Drive for Instruction: Leveling Up with Add-Ons” (North Carolina Library Association) 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Saturday, September 9
- 10 Ways Google Can Increase Student Engagement (Simple K12) 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. PDT
- Getting the Most Out of Google Forms (Simple K12) 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. PDT
- Get on Track and Stay There with Google Calendar! (Simple K12) 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. PDT
- Great Things You Can Do with Google Docs: More than Just a Word Processor (Simple K12) 10:00 – 10:30 a.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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