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WSL Updates for April 28, 2016

April 27th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 28, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) MEMOIR WRITING FOR ADULTS WEBINAR

2) RELEASE THE ROBOTS

3) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES – THE VIEWS2 WAY

4) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANT CYCLE OPENS

5) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPEN

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Leaves of Knowledge – Washington State Library Electronic State Publications

April 21st, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

2016-04-12_15-01-18Here is Jeff’s latest spy; a fascinating record of travels in Washington and Oregon at the turn of the 20th Century.

From the desk of Jeff Martin

Written by

Elma MacGibbon

Shaw & Borden Co., Printers and Publishers, Spokane, Washington

Publication date: 1904

INTRODUCTION

I have had the opportunity, during the last few years, to travel very extensively throughout the West, and considerable in the East, with my husband, and finding people in general greatly interested in my oral description of the numerous places I have visited. I decided to give a history of the many cities and their surroundings as I saw them during my visits, at different seasons of the year.

Realizing that it will be of interest and information to the reading public, I now present to you Leaves of Knowledge.

Elma MacGibbon

Washington State Library Electronic State Publications – Leaves of Knowledge, Elma MacGibbon, 1904

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WSL Updates for April 21, 2016

April 21st, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, Letters About Literature, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 21, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) RELEASE THE ROBOTS

2) LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE 2016

3) SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES – THE VIEWS2 WAY

4) SEE YOU AT WLA

5) US DOE ACCEPTING GRANT PROPOSALS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Springtime is grant time at WSL!

April 18th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding No Comments »

From the desk of Maura Walsh, WSL’s Grant Manager

grants

Washington State Library has the task of helping distribute funds. We’re accepting applications for four different grants right now. We’d love to help your library share in this funding. Look at the programs below. Each title is a link to more information and applications. Please contact WSLgrants@sos.wa.gov if you have more questions.

Digital Literacy

Help your community find and use quality information. We support projects to help your library users get special skills. These can include projects for underserved populations, projects to introduce new technology and projects that can develop new skills. Public, academic, tribal, and school libraries can apply. Please apply by May 26, 2016.

Metadata Enhancement & Remediation Grant—Pilot Project 2016

This is a grant designed to help institutions prepare their collections for launching or placement on other platforms by meeting Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) requirements. Our goal is to help make your materials more accessible and to help use best practices for your digital collections. This is to support public, academic, and tribal libraries in remediating, re-cataloging, and/or enhancing digital collection records currently available to the public through digital library and digital repository systems. The applications are due by June 10, 2016.

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Today everyone needs technology just to apply for a job or stay competitive. We’re trying to help bridge the technology skills gap. If your college or library is an Imagine Academy Program Member, we have special funds available now. We can provide up to $3,000 for supporting materials. You can also use the funds for publicity. Or they can help with salaries. The opening for these funds is April 7, 2016.

Professional development (PD)

Would you like to send your library staff to a special conference? Would you like to bring a trainer to your library? WSL designed our PD grants to help. Every qualified library, system, or district can apply for up to 75% of what is spent. This can include transportation, lodging and registration. Apply for this grant year-round.

Refreshing School Libraries to Engage Students

Recent data showed the average copyright of many school collections is over 20 years old. WSL wants to help school libraries update nonfiction collections. WSL will provide grants of $1,000 to school libraries for buying nonfiction books. If awarded a grant, teacher librarians will be able to select the books they wish through their normal channels. They may choose to purchase processed, shelf-ready books if they want, but the grant limit is still $1,000. WSL will reimburse schools for their purchases. Applications for this grant are due by May 10, 2016.

Washington Rural Heritage

What’s interesting or unique about your area’s history? What do you want to be able to share easily today and tomorrow? This program helps public and tribal libraries create historical digital collections. You actually digitize your treasures locally with our expert help. These can be objects and documents. Then they become part of the Washington Rural Heritage collection. Your library can collaborate with other groups in your community.  Applications are due by May 25, 2016

 

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WSL Updates for April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 14, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Enjoy this GRANTZILLA issue of WSL Updates!

Topics include:

1) REFRESHING SCHOOL LIBRARIES GRANT CYCLE OPENS

2) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

3) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPEN

4) METADATA ENHANCEMENT & REMEDIATION PROJECT GRANTS

5) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION for April 11, 2016

April 11th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Updates No Comments »

WSL UPDATES SPECIAL EDITION FOR MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Please note: The next regular edition of WSL Updates will appear on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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Legislation Affecting Libraries 04/08/2016

April 11th, 2016 Jeremy Stroud Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Companion Bills
ESHB 2148 State auditor Chandler H Rules 3C 3/10/2016  
  Feb 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Accountability & Reform at 8:00 AM.
2ESHB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee Del to Gov 3/29/2016 SB 6246(Ssubst for)
  Feb 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
ESHB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger Del to Gov 3/29/2016 SB 6201(Ssubst for)
  Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer C 95 L 16 3/31/2016  
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 5:45 PM.
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer C 105 L 16 3/31/2016 SB 6397(SRules X)
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM.
HB 2996 Tax preferences/K-12 funding Lytton H Rules R 2/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson C 5 L 16 3/10/2016 HB 1576(Hsubst for)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM.
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach Gov signed 3/29/2016 HB 2353(HRules R)
  Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.
ESSB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Rules 3 3/10/2016 HB 2380(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
ESSB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Rules 3 3/10/2016 HB 2376(Hsubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias Gov signed 3/29/2016 HB 2595(HEducation)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel Gov signed 3/29/2016  
  Feb 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
SB 6664 Pblc service retirement T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016  
   
SB 6667 Fiscal matters T.O. Braun S Ways & Means 2/24/2016  
  Mar 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 2:00 PM.
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WSL Updates for April 7, 2016

April 7th, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, Grants and Funding, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, April 7, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) NEW WSL PILOT PROJECT

2) DIGITAL LITERACY 2016 GRANT CYCLE OPENS

3) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION GRANTS NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

4) FREE SUPERCHARGED STORYTIMES WORKSHOPS WITH SAROJ GHOTING

5) 2016 NORTHWEST ELEARN CONFERENCE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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History lovers take note: Washington State Library Electronic State Publications

April 1st, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, State Library Collections No Comments »

2016-03-17_9-37-32The latest state document discovery from Jeff Martin

The Fourteenth Session: A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the state of Washington in the legislature of 1915

Prepared by
Alfred T. Renfro
Beaux Arts Village, Washington
Publication date: 1915

A brief history of the men who represented the million and a half people of the State of Washington in the Legislature of 1915.
It is not the purpose or object of this book to discuss the Legislature as a whole or the merits of the bills. Neither is it a manual. The acts of the Legislature are recorded in the Journal, the results in the Session Laws, and the pocket manual covers the field.

This work will endeavor to treat [sic] of the personnel of the Legislature. Devoting its pages to the personal side of the men who made the laws. In some cases where the author knew, there will be found an “intimate peep” [sic] into the lives and characters of the members.

Another gem from within the document… “Governor Lister will be remembered in political history as the ‘Veto Governor.’  Of all vetoes recorded since statehood there appears to be over 40 percent credited to his administration.”

Washington State Library Electronic State Publications – The Fourteenth Session

Let us know in the comments if you find anything else that is particularly compelling.

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WSL Updates for March 31, 2016

March 31st, 2016 Shirley Lewis Posted in For Libraries, News, Training and Continuing Education, Updates No Comments »

Volume 12, March 31, 2016 for the WSL Updates mailing list

Topics include:

1) FREE FOOD FOR THOUGHT WEBINAR

2) A THIRD GAINING STEAM WORKSHOP ADDED

3) HIGHLINE COLLEGE ONLINE LIBRARY COURSES

4) WALE CONFERENCE PROPOSALS WANTED

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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