Monthly Archives: July 2012

World Book Night Application



WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013
LIBRARY PARTICIPANT APPLICATION
http://connect.ala.org/node/183788
(Form is attachment in this link to World Book Night Group in ALA Connect)

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading. On WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013, 25,000 “book givers” will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale WBN edition of book they have read and loved (from a list of 25-30 titles selected by librarians and booksellers) to complete strangers – people who may never have owned a book of their own. To promote this literacy event, libraries and bookstores – as organizational participants in the event – form a nationwide advocacy and distribution network.

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 library organizational participants are making a commitment to (1) be a site for individual “book giver” volunteers* to pick up their shipment of books and (2) be an active advocate in their community for World Book Night 2013 and literacy. (*Individuals in your community interested in being a “book giver” volunteer will be asked to complete the application on the World Book Night website, available in Fall 2012.)

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2013 library organizational participants are committing to do the following:
· Agree to be listed as a World Book Night organizational participant on a list for potential “book givers.”
· Promote World Book Night within the library – for instance, by creating a display of WBN books, using the regular (“trade”) editions in the library’s own collection.

· Have a designated World Book Night coordinator to handle shipment receipt, contact “book givers” in their area, receive WBN email updates and advocacy resources

· Supply a shipping address (accessible by UPS) and be open to receive boxes for area “book givers”

· Be a site where “book givers” may pick up their shipment of books, to be given away to light or non-readers in the community to encourage literacy and an appreciation of books

· Invite givers to an open house/reception the week before World Book Night (see schedule below)

· Make copies of informational materials supplied by WBN to give to each book giver along with their box

· Work in their local area, with local media and organizations, to promote World Book Night and literacy, (see promotion schedule below)

· Give unused books (for instance, boxes of books not picked up by the designated “book giver”) to local nonprofit groups identified by the library (for instance, senior centers, teen centers)

Schedule:
· Week of April 1: Receive names of book givers who have selected your library as their pick up site (notification will be made by the American Library Association)
· Week of April 8, 2013: Receive, check in and store WBN “book giver” boxes for givers who have chosen your library as a pickup point; email or call givers to let them know their box has arrived; invite givers to an open house/reception (week of April 15) to pick up their box; make copies of the “giver letter” and certificates (from WBN) to give to each book giver along with their box.

· Contact Ingram Book Co. (contact information to be supplied in early 2013). If the “book giver” box does not arrive by April 15.

· Week of April 15, 2013: Hold an open house or reception to welcome “book givers,” members of the local media, and other friends and supporters.

· Week of April 22, 2013: Be open Monday and Tuesday for last minute box pick up, celebrate a successful World Book Night community outreach, share your stories. World Book Night is April 23.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Ghikas (mghikas@ala.org) or Danielle Alderson (dalderson@ala.org)
Please return the attached commitment form to American Library Association, attn. MPS-WBN, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795 — or fax to 312- 280-5013 or pdf to dalderson@ala.org by Sept. 1, 2012

New Tech Training for Libraries Website



Tech Training for Libraries is a new website created by the Colorado State Library. This site is dedicated to sharing information, trainer resources, and instructional materials for both staff and public technology training. All of the materials on the site are available for download, and are Creative Commons licensed. Please feel free to use, reproduce, and adapt any of these materials for your library programs.

On this site you will find: Lesson plans, outlines, and handouts for public technology training classes Trainer outlines and handouts for staff workshops to train technology trainers Information on ADA assistive technology programs and support Links to additional resources related to public technology training They will continue to add new content at least through the end of 2012. Content has been contributed by public libraries in Colorado, and by Colorado State Library staff.

http://www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/techtraining/

 

Spotlight on NLM Resources



From the University of Wyoming Libraries

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.
In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, Colorado/Health Information Literacy Coordinator, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit.
This online training is FREE.
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr
Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone
Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

Jim Honour,  MLIS
Wyoming /Member Services Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
MidContinental Region

Longmire Day in Buffalo




‘Longmire Day’ in Buffalo this Saturday with breakfast at the Bee, signings, arrests, a ‘hanging’ of yours truly, Walt Longmire look-alike contest, and a viewing of the Longmire pilot at the library that evening with author commentary… Boy Howdy.

Here’s a great video produced by Wyoming Travel and Tourism about author Craig Johnson and Longmire on A&E.

Funding Opportunities from the USDA



A webinar on Wednesday, July 25th from 2 – 3 p.m., will feature representatives from three USDA agencies who will share information about how to access funding opportunities geared to rural areas. The three USDA agencies highlighted will be: Rural Housing Service, which administers the Community Facilities Program that funds critical infrastructure in rural areas; Rural Business service, which administers multiple loan and grant programs that finance renewable energy and small business ventures in rural areas; and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), which administers loan and grant programs that finance rural electric, telecommunications and broadband infrastructure.

There will be opportunity for Q&A, so if you have questions that you would like to direct to the speakers in advance, you may email them to KHanson@ntia.doc.gov

To register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/401845826

Explore NASA Space Science Webinars



I would like to pass along a great opportunity especially for children and youth librarians.  Registration is now open for the two webinars listed below.  Please note that the two webinars are different – they will feature different hands-on activities and resources in each.

Explore NASA Space Science Webinar

Growing up Moon

Connect children and youth with your library’s space science resources!

Join us for a FREE NASA-supported webinar – a professional development opportunity designed to help you bring space science to your children’s and youth programs through hands-on activities.

Friday, August 10, 2012

1-3 p.m. CT

Space is limited! Register at

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_workshops/webcastC/registration/

During the webinar you will:

  • Learn about our Moon’s origins and its long and turbulent history.
  • Follow along as Lunar and Planetary Institute staff members conduct hands-on activities designed specifically for children and youth ages 8 to 13 in the library learning environment.  Participants are encouraged to do the activities for themselves during the webinar (using inexpensive, easily acquired materials purchased ahead-of-time).
  • Explore ideas for presenting space science programs to young audiences.

Registered participants will receive connection information and an agenda prior to the webinar. We will also provide a materials list so that participants may join in the fun and perform the activities at their computers!

Preview the featured activities, resources, and background information at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/marvelMoon/

 

Explore NASA Space Science Webinar

Moon and YOU

Connect children and youth with your library’s space science resources!

Join us for a FREE NASA-supported webinar – a professional development opportunity designed to help you bring space science to your children’s and youth programs through hands-on activities.

Friday, September 14, 2012

1-3 p.m. CT

Space is limited! Register at

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_workshops/webcastD/registration/

During the webinar you will:

Learn about our Moon and how it affects us here on Earth.

  • Follow along as Lunar and Planetary Institute staff members conduct hands-on activities designed specifically for children and youth ages 8 to 13 in the library learning environment.  Participants are encouraged to do the activities for themselves during the webinar (using inexpensive, easily acquired materials purchased ahead-of-time).
  • Explore ideas for presenting space science programs to young audiences.

Registered participants will receive connection information and an agenda prior to the webinar. We will also provide a materials list so that participants may join in the fun and perform the activities at their computers!

Preview the featured activities, resources, and background information at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/explore/marvelMoon/

eBooks Available through Wyoming Libraries




Wyoming’s libraries have expanded their services to include eBooks. This service is free for patrons with a Wyoming library card, allowing them to check out and download eBooks anytime, anywhere.

Libraries in Wyoming have been working to bring access to a statewide eBook program for years. Now there are two eBook providers, the 3M Cloud Library and Freading. 3M Cloud Library provides access to eBooks from most of the major publishers while Freading provides eBooks from independent publishers.

Desiree Saunders, a Systems Librarian for the Wyoming State Library and the coordinator of the Wyoming eBook program, said, “I am thrilled to see the first stage of this program start this month and am excited to keep working with our library partners to make our eBooks collections the best they can be.”

Wyoming residents may browse the library’s website, check out eBooks using a valid library card and pin number, and download the eBooks to their computer or many common mobile devices and tablets including iPad, iPhone, Sony Reader, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and Amazon Kindle Fire. Downloaded eBooks can be enjoyed immediately and they automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Paul Pidde, Glenrock Branch Library manager says, “I think the 3M Cloud Library, especially used along with Freading, will provide our patrons with a wide selection of reading material for a long time! I will probably never give up bound books, but the possibility of taking a vacation without packing a small bag just with reading material, is truly a thought to treasure!”

For more information, and to get started downloading eBooks, go to gowyld.net/econtent or contact your local library.