Inland Northwest Council of 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!

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: Applications required by 5/27/13. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan;

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: WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan;

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


INCOL CE Committee met Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

The draft meeting minutes from January 18 are below as well as posted here. The approved meeting minutes from December 10, 2012 are posted on the Continuing Education Committee Meeting Minutes page.

INCOL CE Committee Meeting Minutes 01/18/2013

(In attendance: Kelly Jenks, Teah Chadderdon, Paula Swan, Marilyn Johnson, Peggy Bryan, Dana Dalrymple, Carlie Hoffman)

Meeting minutes from 12/10/12 approved with the addendum that the current budget stands at $1600.

Report from leadership team
– chair rotation proposal was approved with the addendum that Gonzaga University Library and Gonzaga Law School Library would be incorporated and University of Idaho Library and University of Idaho Law School Library would be incorporated
o Carlie Hoffman will update the roster and post on the website (
– the Committee approved as the new mission statement: The mission of the Inland Northwest Council of Libraries Continuing Education Committee (INCOL CE Committee) is to provide educational and leadership opportunities for library personnel in support of improved library services for people in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
o Carlie Hoffman will post the new mission statement on the committee’s about page
– position descriptions will be written for the following positions: past chair/secretary, current chair, upcoming chair, web master, registrar
o Paula Swan, Janine Odlevak, Kelly Jenks, and Carlie Hoffman will meet to discuss these positions and write descriptions
– planning steps document will be created by Kelly Jenks to outline a list of tasks and timeframes for planning workshops
– an annual report will be created each year at the end of a chair’s term outlining what was accomplished during that year
o this will commence at the end of Kelly Jenk’s term
– discussion of creating Committee goals was discussed and will be brought back for discussion at a future date
– working with other organizations to sponsor workshops was discussed to broaden the Committee’s reach
o the Committee will not be providing sponsorship funds to SCLD for a program due to time restraints and lack of input from the directors regarding sponsorship
o Kelly Jenks will contact the directors for feedback regarding possible sponsorships and/or cooperative workshops in the future
– tribal libraries will be contacted by Paula Swan, Janine Odlevak, and Teah Chadderdon to build relationships with the Committee to cross-promote and offer educational opportunities
– formalizing a promotional plan to contact organizations and individuals regarding upcoming workshops will be discussed at an upcoming leadership meeting
o potential new contacts: Eastern State Hospital, Airway Heights Corrections Center, Fairchild Air Force Base, email discussion lists
– Doodle will continue to be used to survey potential meeting dates and times
– Kelly Jenks emailed Hans Bynagle to inquire what will happen with the INCOL treasurer position after he retires
o response from Hans is pending
o this position may need to be filled by someone from a private institution
– marketing documents must not use the word “free”, “no charge” or “no registration fee” is preferred

Upcoming workshop for Spring 2013
– target dates are April 1 – April 12
o Kelly Jenks will email the Committee for feedback regarding this date range
– possible topics
o innovations in our profession
 RDA, devices, social media, open source
o communication between IT and librarians by presenter Carson Block
– possible locations
o Colfax, Spokane Public Library, Riverpoint, Bozarth, Gonzaga

INCOL Continuing Education Committee current mission statement

The mission of the Continuing Education Committee is to plan and implement library-specific continuing education programs for a broad range of libraries within the INCOL community. Our goal for programming is to address current issues, recognizing the changing nature of the workforce, service roles, and user populations. We achieve this by providing a variety of programs for all levels of staff offering a balance between specific and broad, and technical and human topics. The committee is committed to working with the available budget and being responsive to feedback from attendees, staff and the INCOL Board.

Document updates and Fall 2012 Workshop evaluation results

The below links are to document updates, edits, and additions to the website.

Program Statistics 1981-present
updated numbers for the Fall 2012 workshop
Program Evaluation Master Form
change to wording in question 7 from overall rating to Overall, I enjoyed the workshop, addition of intellectual freedom/censorship to Library science section in suggestions, addition of technical/vocational resources in Reference section in suggestions
Program Evaluation Results Template
changes to match changes in the evaluation master form

Designing Designing Better Library Experiences: Using Statements and Mapping to Reach the Right Experience for Your Library – Steven Bell
evaluation results

Deans and directors address list Current email and address list of deans and directors of member libraries