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,


The Digital Archives is co-located on the campus of EWU in Cheney:

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

Spring 2013 Workshop – Choose Your Adventure: How You Shape the Library of the Future Every Day with Carson Block

We are pleased to have Carson Block in Spokane on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Choose the morning session or afternoon session. Feel free to let your colleagues know and post this flyer in your libraries!

Carson Block
Downtown Spokane Public Library
906 W. Main
Spokane, WA

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

Librarians often feel that they are in a reactive position when facing the future, and with the unprecedented rate of change in materials, technology and patron expectations, it can be difficult to get ahead of the curve. But in a world of homogenized choices, the library may be the last place on earth where people can feel truly fulfilled in their quest for knowledge, enlightenment, entertainment and connection to others. Technologist Carson Block will show some of what’s possible today and in the future, and also how the killer app of libraries may not be in a gee-whiz gizmo, but in reflecting the human needs of its community in a hyper-local manner. Come for this interactive session and take steps to build your library’s future!

Carson Block has led, managed, and supported library technology efforts for more than 15 years. He 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 de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help
IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.

No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
• See downtown for library and parking information

Register by Tuesday, April 2nd, with Tami Robinson,


Songs to Read! Books to Sing! (4 STARS Credits)

Jim Gill photoJim Gill is best known for his music recordings and his books with musical themes. His latest recording, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes, was named a 2012 Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association/ALSC. This is Jim’s fifth work to receive this honor over the years.

Jim is also, however, a child development specialist. His goal in this session is to emphasize the many connections between music play, literacy and various domains of early childhood development. Connections between music and early literacy become clear as Jim Gill shares clever word play and rhymes in the context of active movement games.

Librarians in youth services and early childhood professionals will be sure to find many new ideas to enhance storytimes and children’s programming. Jim will share music and play that can be utilized with preschoolers as well as with infants, toddlers, and parents.

Be prepared to “Do Re Mi” on your “Toe Leg Knee” and bring a repertoire of musical play back to the young ones at your library, school…..or home.

Sponsored in part by the Eastern Washington Association for the Education of Young Children

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Moran Prairie Library
6004 S. Regal St
Spokane, WA 99223
Phone: 509-893-8340

Morning Session: 8am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-5pm

Register now!

Program flyer


WORKSHOP CANCELLED! Upcoming continuing education opportunity – Manga and Anime for Everyone

The CAYAS Fall Workshop, Manga and Anime Workshop for Everyone, is coming up very soon! If you haven’t registered yet, please note that deadlines are quickly approaching.
Our speaker, local expert and teen librarian Rachael Bohn, is an avid consumer of anime/manga, has hosted successful Anime Clubs at her libraries, and has traveled to Japan. She is an enthusiastic speaker and the workshop promises to be informative and interactive, with information that you can take back to your libraries and immediately use.
This workshop is geared towards any library employee, whether or not they have knowledge of manga or anime.

Please join us!

Saturday, October 20, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Moran Public Library
6004 S Regal Street
Spokane, WA 99223
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
KCLS Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
Registration Deadline: November 7, 2012

You can register using the following link:

Fall 2012 INCOL Workshop – Designing Better Library Experiences with Steven J. Bell

We are pleased to have Steven J. Bell present on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Choose the morning session or afternoon session. Feel free to let your colleagues know and post this flyer in your libraries!
Morning Session
Registration: 8:30-9:00 am
Workshop: 9:00-11:30 am
Afternoon Session
Registration: 1:00-1:30 pm
Workshop: 1:30-4:00 pm

Designing Better Library Experiences: Using Statements and Mapping to Reach the Right Experience for Your Library

Good library experiences should be the end product of a design process, rather than the outcome of a series of random events. This requires us to be intentional in our thinking about the experience we want our community members to have at any touch point, be it an interaction at a service desk, when connecting with our virtual presence or in learning situations. Organizations widely admired for the quality and consistency of the experiences they deliver use a variety of tools and techniques to design and refine that experience. In this workshop attendees will learn about two techniques they can employ to define, shape and improve the library experience. ‘Way We Serve Statements’ bring staff together to identify a touchstone statement that communicates the type of experience they wish to deliver, and provides a framework for instilling the appropriate service values across the library organization. ‘Customer Journey Mapping’ is a process staff can use to examine the steps in any specific library function or service. When we map our services we better understand where community members experience “pain points”, and it allows staff to better design the path to a destination so that a better experience is delivered. In this workshop facilitated by Steven Bell, attendees will learn more about these design techniques and how to put them into practice at their libraries.

Steven J. Bell is president, 2012-2013, of ACRL and Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, design thinking, user experience and library leadership. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian’s Online earning Community on the Learning Times Network. He blogs at Kept-Up Academic Librarian, and Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences, and is the founding blogger of ACRLog. His columns, “From the Bell Tower” and “Leading From the Library” appear in Library Journal’s Academic Newswire. He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design”. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to

• No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
Register by Wednesday, October 3rd, with Tami Robinson


Participants, please print out and bring the following documents with you to the workshop. The Mapping Workshop Assignment is to be completed beforehand and brought with you to the workshop.

Way We Serve Development Tool
Mapping Workshop Assignment
Resources for User Experience (UX)