Workshops

Spring 2016 Workshop – Are You Ready for Leadership? and Management in Context Two Workshops by 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.

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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, trobinson@whitworth.edu, stating your preference.

Schedule:
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
Find more information at incol.scld.org
Get directions at www.parking.wsu.edu/docs/map.pdf. Paccar Building is on Grimes near Lincoln Drive.
Pay for and print a parking pass ($6.94) – https://parking.wsu.edu/permit.php?cmd=new_events – Choose Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

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Fall 2015 Workshop – Library as Publisher: From Gatekeeper to Gardener

flyingbooksLibrary as Publisher: From Gatekeeper to Gardener

Friday, November 13th
Moran Prairie Library 6004 S Regal Street Spokane, WA

The Digital Publishing Revolution is here at last, ushering in a host of new possibilities, among them Open Ac-cess scholarship, and the ability to be co-creators of self-published content. But it has also highlighted some key business problems for libraries, pub-lishers, distributors, and authors, such as predatory publishing and un-sustainable licensing mod-els. At this most exciting time in our history, will li-braries be bold enough to understand and embrace disruption — or be passive victims to market forces we can’t be bothered to challenge?

JamieLaRueJamie LaRue has appeared on NPR, been quoted and highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Denver Post, and has hosted a local author interview TV program. A newspaper columnist for over two decades, he also wrote The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges. He is a frequent presenter for library associations, regional workshops, and library staff days. From 1990 to 2014, he was director of the Douglas County (Co.) Libraries, widely known as one of the most successful and innovative public libraries in the nation. He was the Colo-rado Librarian of the Year in 1998, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Business Person of the Year, in 2007 won the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom, and in 2013 won the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Career Achievement Award. In 2014, he embarked on a career of writing, speaking, teaching, and consulting.

Register for the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session
Register by Friday, November 6th with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

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
Find more information at http://incol.scld.org
Get directions at http://www.scld.org/locations/moran-prairie

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Spring 2015 INCOL Workshop – Burnout or Bounce Back? Building Resilience to Prevent Burnout

burnoutBurnout or Bounce Back? Building Resilience to Prevent Burnout with Debra Westwood

Friday, May 1st
Spokane Public Library, South Hill Branch, 3324 South Perry, Spokane, WA

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to bounce back from life’s changes while others really struggle or become jaded or burn out? We’ll look at aspects of our work, lifestyles and personalities that affect resilience and explore ways to build up or maintain our psychic & emotional reserves so we not only survive but thrive when changes come our way.

Debra brings a wealth of experience in management and specializes in change management for staff and leadership teams. She is an expert in personal and workplace resilience, stress management and avoiding burnout in libraries. She also specializes in customer service, community outreach, and strategic partnerships. Debra works under the assumption that “everything you do has the power to change a life.” She believes that libraries often don’t know or see the full impact of their actions, and she wants staff to embrace the shared mission of the library. debra westwood

Register for the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session
Register by Friday, April 24th with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

Morning Session
Registration: 9:30-10:00 am
Workshop: 10:00 am-noon

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

No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
$25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
Find more information at http://incol.scld.org
Get directions at http://www.spokanelibrary.org/southhill

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Fall 2014 INCOL Workshop – Gadget Menagerie: Tablet & E-Reader Training for Library Staff

Friday, October 17th
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Coeur d’Alene Public Library
702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Gadgets
Stumped when patrons ask about iPad apps? Confused about the differences between the various eReaders? The Washington State Library, University of Idaho, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries are partnering with INCOL for “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Learn how various eReaders, tablets and other devices work. Discover what these devices have in common, how they differ, and learn basic operating tips. Learn basic troubleshooting and tips for helping patrons with their devices, including how to download books from the library.

The Gadget Menagerie will familiarize local library staff with the variety of devices available, letting staff be more comfortable and skilled in helping library patrons. The menagerie includes Kindles, Nooks, Galaxy Tablets, iPads, Microsoft Surface, and a Chromebook. Also on hand will be assistive reading devices from the Assistive Technology Resource Center at the University of Idaho.

Presenters & Trainers:
Washington State Library – Joe Olayvar, Evelyn Lindberg, and Jennifer Fenton
Idaho Commission for Libraries, Special Projects Library Action Team – Nick Madsen
Assistive Devices from Univeristy of Idaho – Michael Mann

Schedule:
10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 WSL and SPLAT “Introduction to Devices”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 – 1:30 Registration (or long lunch)
1:30 – 3:30 Breakout Training with Devices

Sign up for all day or just morning introduction or afternoon “hands-on” sessions. Register by Friday, October 10th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu, stating your preference.
 No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
 $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
 Find more information at http://incol.scld.org
 Get directions at http://www.cdalibrary.org/about/48-hours-and-directions

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Debbie Reese Presentation

INCOL was delighted to have Debbie Reese visit Spokane in April and share her knowledge and expertise. She was kind enough to provide her presentation for us to post here.

Please note that the contents belong to Debbie Reese and cannot be downloaded or used without her permission. If you would like to contact Debbie, you can reach her at by email at dreese.nambe@gmail.com, twitter @debreese, or on her website American Indians in Children’s Literature.

American Indians (not) in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Powerpoints: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
PDF Handouts

(Due to the size of the presentation, the PowerPoint presentation had to be divided. The PDF document includes the entire presentation.)

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 University of Illinois, in its American Indian Studies program. Her publications include articles and books used in Education, 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

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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

Please post this flyer in your libraries!

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!

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!

Notes and Slides from Carson Block’s Choose Your Adventure workshop Spring 2013

Carson Block provided a forum on April 9 to discuss the library of the future and what library staff can do to shape that future. During the morning and afternoon sessions, attendees provided some great insights about their visions, quests and challenges. These ideas were recorded during the workshops and are provided here for you to review. Thank you all attendees for your wonderful contributions to an engaging and thought-provoking discussion.

Choose Your Adventure Group Notes

Spring 2013 Workshop Choose Your Adventure How You Shape the Library _Part1

Spring 2013 Workshop Choose Your Adventure How You Shape the Library _Part2