July 2018 Edition
New Infopeople Courses
June 12-July 9, 2018
June 12-July 9, 2018
July 17-August 13, 2018
August 7-September 3, 2018
August 14-September 24, 2018

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.
New Webjunction Webinars
July 17, 12-1 PM
July 26, 12-1 PM

The State Library provides general support to help sponsor Webjunction's popular free webinars. These webinars will continue to be highlighted in the Library Services newsletter. Webjunction also provides a conglomerated monthly list of free online training for library staff.
Grants & Opportunities
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2019 proposals for  National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L)  and  Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) .
New this year, IMLS is offering one application deadline for the two programs, which have previously each had two cycles per year. Applicants have through  September 17, 2018 , to submit their two-page preliminary proposals.
The NLG-L program invests in projects that address challenges faced by the library and archives fields and generate results such as new tools, research findings, or models that can be widely used. The LB21 program supports professional development and training projects for libraries and archives.
The programs have three new project categories this year: Lifelong Learning, Community Catalysts, and National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives, as well as other changes. Applicants should review the notices of funding opportunity carefully and reach out to IMLS staff members listed on the  NLG-L  and  LB21  webpages with any questions.
Three pre-application webinars will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential applicants. The webinars, which will each cover the same material, are scheduled for:
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Recordings of the webinars will also be made available on the IMLS website. For information about how to participate in the webinars or to access the webinar recordings, see the IMLS  webinar webpage , which includes information about system compatibility.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding a grant to deliver all the resources necessary to run a code club in small and rural public libraries. Those resources include one-on-one training sessions, code club software, and ongoing coaching and support. 50 libraries will be selected to participate in this grant.

A code club is an informal program that takes place at a library where kids ages 8-18 learn computer programming skills. Teaching kids computer programming skills can dramatically impact your community by providing kids with 21st century career opportunities and instilling a valuable set of life skills, like computational thinking and problem solving.

With Prenda's help, code club does not require any coding knowledge to run. It does, however, require:
  • Computers (laptops or desktops)
  • High-speed internet
  • A space in the library
  • Library staff/volunteer to facilitate

To be eligible for this grant you must qualify as a "small or rural public library."
  • Small = any public library with a service area of 15,000 or less
  • Rural = any public library more than 25 miles from an ‘urbanized area’ (as defined by the US Census)

The Code Club for Small and Rural Libraries project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is administered by the North Dakota State Library, in collaboration with Prenda.

The application for the program is available online. The application due date is July 16, 2018 . Selections will be made for fall and spring recipients by August 1, 2018.
Britannica Library and Britannica Escolar are new products in the statewide database package as of July 1, 2018. The State Library, in collaboration with the fifteen County Library Directors, works to provide a group of electronic resources that best meets the needs within Arizona.    Librarians representing libraries across the state regularly review the statewide database package and provide recommendations. The decision was made for Britannica Library and Britannica Escolar to fill the slot for a general encyclopedia package this year.

Britannica Library gives your library three sites in one—Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center—where your users can conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests. Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, review concepts taught in school, or learn something new. Customers can even store their research in their own personal My Britannica account.

Britannica includes current magazines, articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites. Content in Britannica Library is updated daily with new and revised articles and multimedia— at least 1,200 entries per month—to keep users informed and engaged.

Britannica Escolar offers accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. Britannica Escolar is valuable for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

To find out more about how Britannica can help your customers, check out the Britannica Library and Britannica Escolar guided tours. The State Library will facilitate sharing of marketing materials and training for this and all products in the statewide database package so that you can provide the best customer service possible. Please contact Mary Villegas with any questions.
The Arizona Memory Project has expanded with three new collections of digital federal materials from the State of Arizona Research Library including:

“These new collections are comprised of dozens of materials from our Federal Documents collection that reflect the unique history of mining, public lands, and the Colorado River in Arizona,” said Amelia Raines, Federal Documents Librarian.

The State of Arizona Research Library is the Regional Federal Depository Library for Arizona. For more information about locating and accessing federal government publications or information, please contact Federal Documents Librarian Amelia Raines.
Beginning June 1, 2018 and running through August 1, 2018, the Arizona Talking Book Library invites adult and youth customers to participate in the library’s “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program.

The hours that you spend listening can earn customers prizes and the more they read, the better their chances of winning some of our grand prizes. You can earn prizes after 20, 40 and 60 hours of reading. For every additional 20 hours that you read over the 60-hour goal, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive additional prizes. 

Summer Reading Packets have been sent out automatically to youth customers. Adult customers can request a reading log. Reading logs must be returned by August 10th, 2018 to be eligible for the grand prize drawing.

If you have any questions regarding the Talking Book Library's Summer Reading program, email Tony Bucci or call him at 1-800-255-5578 or 602-255-5578.
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 of Arizona Research Library, the Arizona Talking Book Library, and E-Rate. 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 Services
Library Services