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WMLA Annual Meeting 2014

Harnessing the Data Whirlwind

Saddle up and gather with your colleagues on the warm side of the state!

We'll meet at the Hal Holmes Center, near Ellensburg Public Library [Map]
Special rate of $85 at the Holiday Inn Express (reserve by June 26; see flyer for details)

Download the flyer [1.6MB]

Register here (You can renew your membership at the same time!)

Travel stipends are available; apply here.

Thursday, July 17, noon-4pm

Continuing education

Members $20, Nonmembers $25, Students/retired $10

Writing a Winning Grant Proposal

Cathy Burroughs
Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region

This class, designed for beginning proposal writers, will teach you how to apply for funding opportunities from the NN/LM PNR. Each component of the proposal writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan; an evaluation plan and a budget.

At the end of the class, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify online resources to search for funding
  2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
  3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
  4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

The class will be offered for 4.0 MLA credit hours. For more information, see nnlm.gov/training/grants

Friday, July 18, 8:30am-4pm

Annual meeting and conference

Members $30, Nonmembers $55, Students/retired $15

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch; sponsored by Swets

Mapping Knowledge Networks
Jevin West
Assistant Professor, University of Washington iSchool

Jevin builds models, algorithms and interactive visualizations for improving scholarly communication and for understanding the flow of information in large knowledge networks. He co-founded Eigenfactor.org, a free website and research platform that librarians, administrators, publishers and researchers use to map science and identify influential journals, papers and scholars.

Copyright Basics for Librarians
Rachel Bridgewater
Copyright Librarian, Portland Community College

Copyright touches so much of the work we do libraries. Library staff often feels uncertain about the law as it applies to their work and nervous about overstepping the law. This session will review copyright basics as they apply to libraries with a special focus on fair use. We will review recent developments in the courts and examine the role of libraries and librarians in advocating for copyright laws and local policies that reflect professional values.

Data Visualization: What's the Big Deal?
Nate Wilairat
Senior Consultant, EMS Consulting

Learn how to use best practices in data visualization to communicate more effectively. This session will cover data visualization as a step in the analytical process, providing a background in design theory and how it can be applied, using examples from libraries. We'll look at ways to incorporate visualization into your reporting process.

Panel Discussion: Using the LibGuides CMS
LibGuides is a content management system that can be used to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote library resources. The panelists will show and tell how they use LibGuides in their library setting.

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