Spring 2014 INCOL Workshop – American Indians in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Wednesday, April 23rd
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 West First Avenue Spokane, Washington
Eric A. Johnston Auditorium

Indians! In most people, the word summons images of “wild” Indians living off the land or threatening courageous pioneers. Such depic-tions are inaccurate and biased, and unfortunately, persistent in the American imagination. Join us as we create awareness of their pervasiveness, and learn about Native authors who write books that accurately portray Native peoples.

Debbie Reese

Presented by Debbie Reese
Debbie is tribally enrolled at Nambe Pueblo where she grew up. She taught elementary school in public and U.S. Government schools for Native children prior to studying for her doctorate in Education at the University of Illinois. She taught for several years at the Uni-versity of Illinois, in its American Indian Studies program. Her publications in-clude articles and books used in Educa-tion, Library Science, and English courses at universities in the United States and Canada.

 

Registration information:

• There is no registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
• Register by Wednesday, April 16th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

Select either the morning session or afternoon session:

Morning Session

Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Afternoon Session

Registration: 1:00 pm -1:30 pm

Workshop: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Share with your colleagues! Click here for a printable flyer.

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ARSL Call for Proposals for annual conference

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is pleased to announce that proposals for break-out session presentations as well as pre-conferences for the 2014 Conference to be held in Tacoma, Washington, September 3-6, 2014 are now being accepted.

Proposals for these 1-hour sessions can be submitted using our online form found at the link below. We are also accepting applications for 4-hour pre-conference sessions (scheduled for Wednesday, September 3rd), as well. Click here to access online form, or type http://bit.ly/1lKwW7L into your browser.

The deadline to submit the form is February 3, 2014. All those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not their proposal was accepted by March 10, 2014.
Our theme for this year’s conference is entitled “Empowering Small Libraries.” Proposals we would like to see should include the following:

  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • Digital literacy:  teaching methods for public and staff
  • Fund Raising
  • Working with Trustees
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Managing Staff
  • Cultural competencies: increasing your cultural awareness when working with
  • Children’s programming:  Preschool, Youth, Teen
  • Looking over the horizon:  What new trends are coming of which libraries should be aware

We remind presenters that presentations need to be geared toward the small and rural library audience.  Practical, hands-on, and how-to formats are preferred. This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products and such proposals will not be considered.

All proposals will be reviewed and chosen by the Conference Programming Committee. Awarded presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per presentation selected. (i.e. a team of three presenters working on one presentation will receive one complimentary registration).

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REMINDER – Fall 2013 INCOL Workshop – Treasures of Inland History at the Washington State Archives: Digital Archives

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. We hope to see you there!

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings and treasured collections of the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Located in Cheney on the Eastern Washington University campus, the Digital Archives is the nation’s first archive dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies which have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. We’ll learn about their holdings, take a tour, and navigate the Archives’ website. This unique and important Inland Northwest information resource is sure to have relevance to all INCOL libraries and patrons.

Washington State Archives · Digital Archives
960 Washington Street, Cheney WA 99004
(509) 235-7500

Select either a morning session or afternoon session:

 

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

 

Afternoon Session
Registration: 1:30 pm -2:00 pm
Workshop: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration information:

• There is no registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries

• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students

• Register by Tuesday, November 5th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

Directions:

The Digital Archives is co-located on the campus of EWU in Cheney: www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/StaticContent/contact_us

Questions about the workshop?

Contact the INCOL, Continuing Education co-chairs: Paula Swan (509-533-3809) or Janine Odlevak. (509-533-7046).

*Sponsored by INCOL: Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

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All Welcome! Library Staff Meet-Up at No-Li Brewery

As summer turns to fall, let’s get out of our libraries and rub elbows with other library folks. Come say “hello,” share ideas, drink, swap stories, and support each other.

Please join us at

No-Li Brewery, 1003 Trent
Tuesday, October 22 from 5-7pm
and bring a friend!

We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP Sonia at sgustafson@scld.org or 893-8416

Feel free to post this flyer in your libraries.

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Fall 2013 INCOL Workshop – Treasures of Inland History at the Washington State Archives: Digital Archives

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings and treasured collections of the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Located in Cheney on the Eastern Washington University campus, the Digital Archives is the nation’s first archive dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies which have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. We’ll learn about their holdings, take a tour, and navigate the Archives’ website. This unique and important Inland Northwest information resource is sure to have relevance to all INCOL libraries and patrons.

Washington State Archives · Digital Archives
960 Washington Street, Cheney WA 99004
(509) 235-7500

Select either a morning session or afternoon session:

 

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

 

Afternoon Session
Registration: 1:30 pm -2:00 pm
Workshop: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration information:

• There is no registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries

• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students

Register by Tuesday, November 5th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

Directions:

The Digital Archives is co-located on the campus of EWU in Cheney: www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/StaticContent/contact_us

Questions about the workshop?

Contact the INCOL, Continuing Education co-chairs: Paula Swan (509-533-3809) or Janine Odlevak. (509-533-7046).

*Sponsored by INCOL: Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

Please post this flyer in your libraries!

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2014 WLA Conference: Request for Proposals

Please share this with your library-related networks and advocate organizations, and with any colleagues who may not be WLA members.

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Washington Library Association Conference, April 30- May 2 at the Wenatchee Convention Center & Coast Hotel. WLA’s Annual Conference is THE place to highlight innovative programs, emerging issues, and exciting advances in libraries. This is YOUR conference — share your skills and experiences through leading a conference session or a preconference workshop.

Proposals are due no later than Friday, September 27, and the selection committee will notify applicants of the status of proposals by November 1.

To submit a Preconference Workshop (3-7hrs long), please use this form.
To submit a Conference Session (75 minutes long), please use this form.

All Preconference Workshops will be held April 30. All Conference Sessions will be held May 1-2. If you have questions regarding the proposal process, please contact the program team below.

We look forward to hearing from YOU!

–2014 Conference Program Chair, Cadi Russell-Sauvé
–WLA Conference Program Coordinator, Kate Laughlin

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Library Staff Meet-Up at No-Li Brewery!

With our beautiful summer in full swing, we’d like to invite you to an East-side Summer Social!

Let’s get out of our libraries and meet-up with other library folks working in and around the Spokane area. Let’s strengthen and unite our Eastern Washington network. Come say “hello,” share ideas, drink, and show our east-side pride!

Please join us at
No-Li Brewery
1003 Trent
Tuesday, July 23
from 5-7pm and bring a friend!

All library staff are invited. We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP Sonia at sgustafson@scld.org or 893-8416

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CAYAS Spring Workshop: GET FIZZ BOOM READ-Y! Incorporating science into children’s programs at your library

Hearing more about STEM? Want to add science into your programming but don’t know how? Join us, and get hands on, cheap, and easy ideas for science in story time and other children’s programming. Bonus: get a jump start on Summer Reading 2014!

Seattle: Friday May 10 from 9-4
At the Seattle Children’s Museum and Pacific Science Center

Spokane: Friday May 17 from 9-4
Workshop begins at the Downtown Spokane Library and ends at Mobius Science Center

WLA member: $85
Non-member: $110
Student: $65
Click here for more info and to register

Please post this CAYAS workshop flyer in your libraries and share with others!

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Notice of Vacancy: Information Technology Specialist 3

Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

This position will provide hardware support for the Libraries, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of computer workstations and peripherals (such as barcode scanners, image scanners, and projectors). Additionally, he/she will provide software support, including programming to automate installation/update processes and to support other organizational needs. This specialist will work with Libraries employees and patrons to quickly and effectively resolve Systems help desk jobs. Full-time, 12-month. Required: Four years of information technology experience; OR equivalent education/experience. Four years experience analyzing, designing, installing, programming, and/or maintaining computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications, or network infra-structure equipment or providing customer or technical support in information technology. Preferred: Proven experience with a variety of software and hardware including motherboards, memory, hard drives, power supplies, CD-ROMs, monitors, scanners, and projectors; proven and effective equipment troubleshooting skills including the use of software diagnostic tools; proven experience using service manuals and advanced hardware diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and repair hardware efficiently; experience with a programming or scripting language commonly used in desktop support; experience tracking problems and problem resolution; experience installing and troubleshooting operating systems in a Windows environment; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field; experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or similar device management framework; experience with Microsoft Hyper-V or other virtualization software; experience with Windows and Linux Server Administration. To apply, visit: www.wsujobs.com. Applications required by 5/27/13. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan; boyan@wsu.edu

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Notice of Vacancy: Library and Archives Paraprofessional 4

Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

The primary responsibility of this position is to catalog WSU Libraries materials using OCLC and Alma, along with linking electronic resources. Duties include: cataloging electronic resources and maintaining accurate records for linking electronic resources. Full-time, 12-month. Required: High school graduation or equivalent and five years’ experience in the functional operations of a library, including one year beyond the entry level in an area of specialization; or equivalent education/experience. Preferred: Knowledge and/or experience with cataloging, OCLC, Ex Libris Alma, and internal library operations; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. To apply, visit: www.wsujobs.com. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan; boyan@wsu.edu.

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