Fall 2018 Workshop – Cultural Competence: Addressing Race Relations in the 21st Century

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9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Gonzaga University School of Law
Barbieri Courtroom
721 N. Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA

This session helps to develop participants’ appreciation of their role in becoming culturally competent by: 1) providing a framework on how to address issues of equity and race; 2) creating common language for entering into discourse; 3) increasing ones understanding of diverse experiences and perspectives; and 4) developing tools for engaging across cultures. This framework considers the importance of deepening awareness of self—moving from color blindness to racial cognizance; increasing knowledge of others and their experiences of racism and oppression; developing skills to work effectively across cultures; and advocating and taking action to initiate change. Participants are taught these four components of cultural competence through lecture and small and large group discussion. Prior culturally relevant professional development is brought into context and understanding of diverse perspectives is explored.
PLEASE NOTE: An evaluation for this training session will be sent to each participant via email the day after the session attended.  Completing this evaluation is a requirement of attendance.  The feedback from these evaluations is a condition from IMLS who provides the funding to WSL. This funding allows us to offer these trainings to library staff for free.

CapriceHollinsFacilitated by Dr. Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.

Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. is co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience studying and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins is currently an Affiliate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins. Together they have two children, and she has three adult step children and two grandchildren.

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The Gonzaga Law School building is labeled “LS” on the map. Attendees can park in the Green permit area just outside the law school building.
No parking permit will be needed.

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Free Financial Literacy Workshop – May 7, 2018

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Financial literacy may be a serious and stressful topic, and the Spokane County Library District partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and designed a workshop that will make this topic less intimidating. The goal of this all day workshop is to provide Librarians with information and tools to inform our communities about free, unbiased financial information and referrals, build local partnerships and promote libraries as community resources for financial literacy education. We can help our communities learn to be more financially literate and take control of their money, connect them to valuable information about fraud prevention, savings and retirement planning, student loan repayment and financial caregiving.

This workshop is free and open to all librarians in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

Date: May 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Spokane County Library District—Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S Regal St, Spokane, WA 99223

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Spring 2018 Workshop – Meetings That Work: How to Run Effective Meetings Every Time!

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Moran Prairie Library
6004 S. Regal St.
Spokane, WA

Managing or attending meetings is a universal experience for most library employees. This workshop will provide you with concrete skills to immediately improve meeting dynamics and productivity. Meetings That Work is highly participatory and practical. You will learn and practice skills that you can use immediately. You will also have a lot of fun! By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the “facilitator frame of mind.”
  • Develop an outcome-based agenda for your very next meeting.
  • Demonstrate at least five essential facilitator skills.

Presented by Guila MuirGuila Muir

Guila Muir and Associates LLC is Puget Sound’s premiere train the trainer and facilitation skills training company. Guila’s engaging, highly energetic style has transformed businesses and organizations across the United States and in Canada. Her clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Premera Blue Cross, and many dozens of state agencies and associations.

Guila is a charter member of the International Association of Facilitators. She has worked as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Graduate School of Education, and published Instructional Design That Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire in 2013. Since then, this text has become an essential tool to develop and deliver effective courses, training sessions, and Webinars.

Register for morning or afternoon session by Thursday, April 19th, with Lori Lewis,

Morning Session Registration: 8:30-9:00 am Workshop: 9:00 am -12:30 pm


Afternoon Session Registration: 1:00-1:30 pm Workshop: 1:30 – 5:00 pm

  • No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
  • $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
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Fall 2017 Workshop – Developing Inclusive and Welcoming Libraries

Thursday, October 12thHands

Lewiston City Library
411 D St, Lewiston, ID
2nd Floor Meeting Room

In a diverse and changing culture, it can be challenging to imagine a community that is inclusive and welcoming for all. This workshop is designed to help participants engage biases and recognize how biases create both real and perceived barriers to welcoming all people to our libraries. Through the use of experiential exercises and facilitated discussion and reflection, we will cover foundational concepts of race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and identity, and critical information about culture and bias which will allow you to better integrate inclusive practices into the library and library programs.

Participants will:

  • Learn basic concepts related to race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and identity.
  • Understand the concept of identity development.
  • Practice partnering with others to create inclusive and welcoming communities.

Presenter:Richard Kim

Richard D. Kim (Masters in Divinity ‘11) is a husband and father. He currently works as the Intercultural Credibility Coordinator/Consultant at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, a unique role engaging categories of culture and identity in the formational development of pastors, therapists, artists, and leaders. He is also the owner and principal consultant for RDKim Consulting.

Register for morning or afternoon session by Thursday, October 5th, with Lori Lewis,

Morning Session Registration: 8:30-9:00 am Workshop: 9:00 am -12:00 pm


Afternoon Session Registration: 12:30-1:00 pm Workshop: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
  • $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students Thanks to a professional development grant, this workshop is now FREE!
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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,, by Tuesday, March 28th

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


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 –

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.


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


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
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• Free parking available in the lower lot south of the library at 8th Street and Young or Bancroft Avenues

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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.

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.

Still time to register- INCOL Spring Workshop with Trevor Dawes

dawes2Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Washington State University
Paccar Building, 2001 E. Grimes Way
Pullman, WA

Are You Ready for Leadership?
Regardless of your role in a library or in a library association, developing a leadership plan is an important tool in being focused on your goals. In this session participants will discuss some characteristics of effective leadership and learn the process for developing a leadership plan.

Management in Context
In this session, participants will come away with information about systems thinking and decision-making that will lead to more effective operations within their organizations.

Both sessions welcome staff at all levels and in both academic and public library environments.


Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been active in staff development and training for public services; has written on various library services topics, and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Dawes earned his Master of Library Science from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Sign up for both workshops or just the morning or afternoon session. Register by Thursday, April 7th, with Tami Robinson,, stating your preference.

9:00-9:30 – Registration
9:30-11:30 – Are You Ready for Leadership?
11:30-1:30 – Lunch
12:30 – Optional WSU Library Tour
1:00-1:30 – Registration
1:30-3:30 – Management in Context
4:00 – Optional WSU Library Tour

No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
$25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
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Get directions at Paccar Building is on Grimes near Lincoln Drive.
Pay for and print a parking pass ($6.94) – – Choose Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

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