Spring 2017 Workshop – Making a Makerspace with Carson Block

Tuesday, April 4thmaker
Downtown Spokane Public Library
906 W Main, Spokane, WA 99201

Thinking of starting a makerspace? Or maybe enlivening one your library already has? Join us for an informative session with library technology advocate Carson Block who will discuss what a makerspace is and how to create your own to better meet the needs of patrons and students. Gain inspiration and tangible ideas for your own unique space, as well as share your experiences with making! This workshop is applicable to staff at all levels working in public, school, academic, and other libraries.

Carson BlockPresenter:

Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 20 years. Carson brings a user-centered technological perspective, with an emphasis on solutions that are both transparent and powerful, with some “gee whiz” thrown into the mix. Carson Block has been called “a geek who speaks English” and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to demystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.

Register for the morning session or the afternoon session by emailing Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu, by Tuesday, March 28th

Morning Session Registration: 9:00-9:30 am Workshop: 9:30 am -12:00 pm

OR

Afternoon Session Registration: 1:00-1:30 pm Workshop: 1:30 – 4:00 pm

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*Note on parking: if you wish to park in the library’s parking garage, please go west on Spokane Falls Boulevard to get to the library. You will need to enter the parking garage ramp from the northeast corner of the library on Lincoln, where the road turns due to construction. You can read this City news release for more details – https://my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2017/03/24/spokane-falls-blvd-to-close-for-cso-26-construction/

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Call for Proposals: 2017 Pacific NW Library Association (PNLA) Conference: Renew & Reimagine at Post Falls, Idaho

pnlaYou are invited to attend the 2017 PNLA Conference in Post Falls, Idaho on August 2-4th, 2017. Prepare to be soothed and delighted  at the Templin’s Red Lion River Resort on the Spokane River, just across the border from Spokane, Washington and a mere 10 miles from beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.  North Idaho and Eastern Washington feature spectacular sightseeing, fabulous restaurants, and amazing recreational opportunities making the 2017 PNLA conference a family destination event.

The PNLA planning committee is currently seeking program proposals for one hour presentations at the conference. To submit your proposal, send the following information to the conference committee chair (Bette Ammon) at bammon@cdalibrary.org

The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2017 and submissions will receive a response from the planning committee by March 15th, 2017.

Be sure to include the following information with your submission:

About you:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Position/title
  • Contact information: including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
  • PNLA member?

About your program:

  • Program title
  • Program description (no more than 100 words)
  • Three Program goals or objectives
  • Program Format (single or double speaker, panel, hands-on, etc.)

Program Logistics:

  • Speaker needs (if any)
  • Equipment needs
  • Any other special requirements or additional information

Questions? Contact the program committee chair at bammon@cdalibrary.org

Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions: February 10
Submissions will receive a response by: March 31
Registration opens: April 18
Early Registration deadline: June 27
Regular registration deadline: Aug 2

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Fall 2016 Workshop – It’s Not Your Mother’s Library: Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior

Thursday, October 20thincolfall2016
Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Libraries reflect the communities and campuses we serve and sometimes that means navigating disruptive and unsafe behaviors. Join a Community Conduct Coordinator and a Public Library Manager as they share how policies, procedures, and guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons, students, and staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging colleagues in solutions, review facility considerations, explore community and police partnerships opportunities, take away ideas for training and resources, and practice de-escalation techniques. This workshop is applicable to staff at all levels working in public, school, academic, and other libraries.

Presenters:

Melissa Munn is the Community Conduct Coordinator for the King County Library System. After receiving a degree in Criminology, she worked for ten years performing social work in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, and with homeless young adults on the streets of Seattle and King County. She began working in libraries in 2012.
Angelina Benedetti is the Library Cluster Manager for the Burien and Southwest Seattle area of King County Library System. Before becoming a library manager, she worked as a Teen Services Librarian and has chaired ALA book selection and award committees.

Register for morning or afternoon session by Thursday, October 13th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.eduincolcdamap

Morning Session Registration: 9:00-9:30 am Workshop: 9:30-11:30

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Afternoon Session Registration: 1:00-1:30 pm Workshop: 1:30-3:30 pm

• No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
• Get directions at http://www.cdalibrary.org/
• Free parking available in the lower lot south of the library at 8th Street and Young or Bancroft Avenues

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Job Re-Posting: Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County Library District

Are you looking for an exciting library management role where you can put your exceptional skills and knowledge of public library services & community engagement to work developing and executing a new Library strategic vision? Embrace the northeast Washington lifestyle as Pend Oreille County Library District’s next Director of Library Services!  Work collaboratively with the five-member POCLD Board of Trustees and library staff to deliver superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service to a region with a strong sense of community and unlimited potential. Lead a library district committed to connecting the community to new and creative services in meaningful ways. Our thriving arts and humanities community inspires, entertains and awes and our rugged splendor of rivers, lakes and mountains feeds your spirit with a superb recreational lifestyle. If you enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to exceptional community services, this could be the position for you!

Serving 13,240 residents over nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County Library District’s staff members support library operations in four branches:   Newport, Calispel Valley, Ione and Metalines.  The Director of Library Services reports to the district‘s five-member governing Board of Trustees which oversees the district’s $600K budget, and provides guidance for strategic and capital improvement planning.   Membership in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN) consortium effectively stretches our collection dollars and our libraries’ borders; CIN provides access to the 27 libraries’ physical collections and shares the cost of electronic media and the KOHA system.  The Pend Oreille County Community Network System that ushered in a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone to the county allows us to offer 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi at each of our branches.

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire)

Salary range starts at $58,000 yearly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Please visit www.pocld.org to learn more about the library district the Director position and www.pendoreilleco.org for more information about Pend Oreille County.  Resume with a POCLD Application   and letter of interest should be submitted to pocldbot@pocld.org.

Closing Date Extended to: August 31, 2016

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Job Posting: Hayden Community Librarian/Manager

The Community Library Network in North Idaho has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced person as the Community Librarian/Manager of its Hayden Library. We are a district system with seven libraries and an outreach department.  The Hayden Library is one of two larger buildings with a service population of approximately 40,000.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited institution and at least 3 years of public library experience, including two years supervising and evaluating a staff of ten or more.  The candidate should have knowledge of current library technology, including online database/Internet applications, extensive management experience, a strong public service commitment and the ability to work collegially and lead an established team. The successful candidate should be passionate about getting to know his/her community and have outstanding customer service skills.

This position is full-time, with an annual salary starting at $54,000 and an excellent benefits package. For more information contact Rebecca Melton, Administrator for Public Services (208) 773-1506 x 314. The position is open until filled.

To apply, go to CommunityLibrary.net/employment.

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Job Posting: Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County Library District

Are you looking for an exciting library management role where you can put your exceptional skills and knowledge of public library services & community engagement to work developing and executing a new Library strategic vision? Embrace the northeast Washington lifestyle as Pend Oreille County Library District’s next Director of Library Services!  Work collaboratively with the five-member POCLD Board of Trustees and library staff to deliver superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service to a region with a strong sense of community and unlimited potential. Lead a library district committed to connecting the community to new and creative services in meaningful ways. Our thriving arts and humanities community inspires, entertains and awes and our rugged splendor of rivers, lakes and mountains feeds your spirit with a superb recreational lifestyle. If you enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to exceptional community services, this could be the position for you!

Serving 13,240 residents over nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County Library District’s staff members support library operations in four branches:   Newport, Calispel Valley, Ione and Metalines.  The Director of Library Services reports to the district‘s five-member governing Board of Trustees whichoversees the district’s $600K budget, and provides guidance for strategic and capital improvement planning.   Membership in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN) consortium effectively stretches our collection dollars and our libraries’ borders; CIN provides access to the 27 libraries’ physical collections and shares the cost of electronic media and the KOHA system.  The Pend Oreille County Community Network System that ushered in a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone to the county allows us to offer 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi at each of our branches.

REQUIRED:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire)

Salary range starts at $58,000 yearly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Please visit www.pocld.org to learn more about the library district the Director position and www.pendoreilleco.org for more information about Pend Oreille County.  Resume with a POCLD Application   and letter of interest should be submitted to pocldbot@pocld.org.

Closes:  August 15, 2016

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Annual PNLA Conference is coming soon

pnla bannerThe annual PNLA conference is known to be an informative learning and networking experience. Join public, academic, and school library folk from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington for two-and-a-half days of fun! We kick-off the conference Wednesday afternoon with two fantastic pre-conference sessions, followed by an opening reception. You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow conference attendees as well as connect with the wide variety of vendors.

There are sessions for everyone, from innovative programming to inspiring leadership. PNLA hosts a unique conference with keynote speakers and author talks at breakfast and lunch each day. This year we welcome Daniel Buchner, Michelle Cederberg, David Poulsen and YRCA nominated author, Cathy Ostlere.

Conference is in Calgary, AB, August 3-5.

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Library Ice Cream Social

The registration for the 2016 Library Ice Cream Social is now open.icecream

The ice cream social will be held on Monday, June 13th at the 1912 Center in downtown Moscow, Idaho. The keynote for this gathering is Dr. Jonathon Richter speaking on: Immersed in the Situation of Knowing: Creating Context for the 3D Multiverse & Scholarship.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m., 1912 Center in Moscow (Registration opens at 12:30 p.m.)
Cost is $10 for ILA members; $12 for non-ILA members

For more information and to register, click here.

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Thank you, Trevor Dawes and attendees!

The spring INCOL workshop had a wonderful turnout at a beautiful venue with a knowledgeable presenter. Thanks everyone!

Click here to view the bibliography for the presentation.

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Free Workshop: Supercharged Storytimes

You already provide great storytimes. Supercharge them and make them even better!

After several years of research, forty fearless librarians, working with Project VIEWS2 researchers and a small army of UW iSchool students under the guidance of the late Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, were able to demonstrate that public library storytimes really do make a difference when early literacy principles are intentionally incorporated into their delivery. Find out for yourself by attending one of the upcoming free Supercharged Storytimes workshops that will demonstrate how to supercharge your storytimes with research-based tools and techniques that will make your programs:

  • More fun;
  • More creative;
  • Easier to plan; and
  • More effective in helping children learn to read.

These free workshops will be held in the following locations during the first two weeks of May 2016:

  • Monday, May 2:           Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater branch;
  • Tuesday, May 3:           Camas Public Library;
  • Thursday, May 5:          Anacortes Public Library;
  • Friday, May 6:              Kitsap Regional Library, Scout Hall (across from Silverdale branch);
  • Monday, May 9:           Richland Public Library;
  • Tuesday, May 10:         Yakima Valley Libraries, Sunnyside branch;
  • Thursday, May 12:        Spokane County Library District, Argonne branch (Spokane);
  • Friday, May 13:            Neill Public Library, Pullman.

For additional information and to register, click here.

Libraries can look into financial assistance with travel expenses available through Professional Development Grants from the Washington State Library.

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