September 2017 Edition

Here's what you'll find in this newsletter:
  • A Message from the State Librarian
  • State Fair Reading Initiative
  • Tribal Library Digital Inclusion Summit
  • STEM Early Learning Program for Rural Libraries
  • ChiltonLibrary Serves Customers' Automotive Information Needs
  • Emotional Intelligence Training
  • National Digital Newspaper Project Update
  • September CE Events
  • New Infopeople Courses

The Institute of Museum and Library Services provides grant funding that supports m any of the projects of the Arizona State Library’s Library Services branches. In addition to grant making, IMLS fulfills its mission “to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement” through a recognition program. 

IMLS annually recognize s ”outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant contributions to improve the wellbeing of their communitie s”.  Ten winning museums and libraries are presented with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service As part of the selection process, approximately thirty finalists are chosen. Those libraries and museums are featured by IMLS during a six-week social media and press campaign that leads up to the naming of the winners.

IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2018 awards A library or museum’s employees, board members, members of its community, or elected officials may nominate the institution. For a self-nomination, simply submit the nomination form by October 2, 2017 . If someone who is not an employee nominates a library or museum, they should notify the institution to complete and submit the nomination form. 
Are your customers planning on taking their kids to the State Fair? The State Fair is offering 3 carnival rides to children 5-14 who read three books for their age and reading level. Kids just have to read the books and complete a brief summary about each on this form. The form can be exchanged for three ride passes. Children 5-6 can draw pictures to substitute for a summary. Participants can submit one form per child per day. Encourage kids to read and enjoy the State Fair!
The Tribal Digital Inclusion Summit is a meeting designed for tribal librarians, library employees, and tribal library IT managers. At the Summit, participants will learn and share information on digital inclusion topics, including:

  • How digital services can increase a library’s impact on their community.
  • Free resources available through the State Library of Arizona.
  • Affordable computers, software, devices, and internet service for your library.
  • Digital inclusion library program ideas.
  • Resources for using technology to care for language and cultural resources in your library.

The Tribal Digital Inclusion Summit will take place on Thursday, September 21st. We look forward to a relevant, energizing summit.
The Arizona State Library and Scottsdale Public Library have partnered to bring Scottsdale’s premiere early learning program, Fun with Math and Science©, to rural libraries across the state. The program has been piloted for the last two years in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa, and will now be offered to libraries outside of the metropolitan area. 

Fun with Math and Science© is a STEM-based early literacy program for children 0-5 and their parents, which introduces math and science concepts through play. The program also helps parents develop confidence as their child’s first teacher and gives them tools to help their children build scientific thinking skills.

The collaboration will provide professional development and mentoring for staff, as well as activity kits for up to 10 rural Arizona libraries. Libraries interested in applying for the activity kits can contact Donna Throckmorton for application information. Participating rural libraries will be announced in the fall.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with $61,600 of federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures.
  • Wiring diagrams.
  • Maintenance and specification tables.
  • Troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations).
  • ASE test prep.

MARC Records are also included!
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Have you noticed that some people and situations trigger you and cause you to react in unexpected ways? Have you lost your cool with someone and regretted it later - - - or realized that the negative consequences of the interaction outweighed your initial “sense of victory?” Have you lost sleep because you’re “needlessly” worked up about a situation and are at a loss for how to respond?

Join  Catherine McHugh,  Ph.D. of McHugh Management Consulting, for this highly participative workshop which will explore how the human brain impacts behavior, and how to make use of your emotional experiences without being controlled by them. We will discuss how to increase your self-awareness and more effectively respond to triggering events. You will learn, in very practical ways:

  • What it means to “go reptilian”.
  • How to avoid going reptilian and “leaking” your emotional reaction onto others.
  • How to tap into your emotional reactions and become more self-aware.
  • How, by regulating your emotions, you can respond more appropriately to difficult situations and people.
  • How to leave a positive rather than negative “emotional wake”.
  • How to foster more positive and constructive workplace interactions with co-workers and customers.

Trainings will be available Mesa , Phoenix , and Tucson .
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (LAPR), in partnership with the University of Arizona, has received a $279,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historic newspaper collections.

This is the 4th National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant received by LAPR. Between 2008-2012, LAPR digitized approximately 380,000 pages and made them available on both the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” site and on the Arizona Historical Digital Newspapers platform. This new grant will add another 100,000 pages, bringing the total online newspaper collection to nearly half a million pages.

Over the first three cycles of the NDNP grant, LAPR digitized 68 historical titles, all published between 1859-1922. These titles chronicle the Arizona Territory on its journey to statehood, and document the development and early identity of Arizona as a frontier, when it would sometimes take weeks or months for outside news to reach the territory. With this fourth grant cycle, the project will focus on titles that represent underserved voices and communities. 
September Library Services Continuing Education Events
September 7, 11 AM-12 PM, Online
September 12, 9 AM-4 PM, Mesa Public Library-Main Branch
September 13, 9 AM-4 PM, Pima County Public Library-Wheeler Taft Abbett Library
September 14, 9 AM-4 PM, Arizona Capitol, Grand Canyon Conference Room
September 21, 8 AM-5 PM, Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
New Infopeople Courses
August 29-September 25, 2017
September 5-October 2, 2017
September 12-October 19, 2017
September 19-October 16, 2017
October 3-30, 2017
October 10-November 6, 2017
October 17-November 13, 2017
October 24-November 6, 2017

Library Development has purchased a selection of registrations for online courses offered by the California State Library's Infopeople. These courses are available to Arizona library staff on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be expected to complete your course and fill out a short evaluation form before enrolling in another.

To learn more about any of these courses, visit the  Infopeople website. Before registering, you will need to email Dale Savage, to receive a coupon code. Please use your work email and include your name, email and phone number, and your library's name, library type, address and phone number and the course you wish to enroll in.
Continuing Education Webinars
The link below provides access to free CE webinars for professional development.

Webinars listed on Webjunction are all free and available for anyone to access.
Library Services is part of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. The branches of Library Services include Library Development, the State Library of Arizona, the Arizona Talking Book Library, and the Digital Arizona Library. Library Services programs and activities are supported in part with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Holly Henley
State Librarian and Director of Library Service
Library Services