[Libs-Or] Upcoming Events on Northwest Central

Gina Bacon gina.bacon at pcc.edu
Fri Aug 16 10:16:12 PDT 2013

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Northwest Central invites you to check out some of the upcoming continuing
education webinars and events happening this August!

*FREE!* 08/20/13 Inclusive Library Programs for People with Intellectual

   - Do community-based groups of people with intellectual disabilities
   visit your library on a regular basis?
   - Are parents of, and children with disabilities encouraged to
   participate in Storytime and Summer Reading activities?
   - Do you know how to communicate in “people first” language?

Libraries have always strived to create structurally accessible facilities
in order to accommodate all users regardless of physical disabilities.
However, has your library considered creating inclusive programs designed
to break attitudinal barriers, in order to promote library access?

This webinar will guide library staff toward creating, promoting and
implementing a library environment that supports users with intellectual
disabilities – from identifying community partners and outreach and
creating inclusive programming – to staff sensitivity training. This
webinar is designed to equip staff with the tools to create a library
experience that is inclusive to all users, including those with

*FREE! *08/22/13 Collections: Making Smart Choices within a Limited
Materials Budget<http://nwcentral.org/collections-making-smart-choices-within-limited-materials-budget>

   - Did you take Collection Development in library school but still feel
   like you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time?
   - Have changes in the publishing world like the explosion of
   self-publishing and eBooks left you doubting your selection skills?
   - What does a “balanced” collection look like and is it achievable with
   a limited budget?

In today’s high demand/low budget environment, meeting community needs
through collection development is more challenging than ever. In this
webinar, participants will learn how the collection development “nuts and
bolts” they learned in library school (or maybe didn’t) can be applied in
the real world. We’ll discuss everything from how to make a simple and
usable collection development plan to new trends and resources that should
be influencing your decisions.

*FREE!* 08/26/13 Digital Roadmap

Special collections within libraries and cultural heritage organizations
contain materials that are usually rare or specific to a particular topic
or geographic area. That is what makes them so special, but also what makes
them frustrating – getting access to materials that are remote, restricted
or maintained in areas not open to the public makes working with these
materials awkward and sometime impossible. But in the last decade, the
digitization of these collections has changed this landscape dramatically.
As LYRASIS became more and more involved with helping organizations shift
to a digital environment, we wanted a way to help these digital pioneers
show off what they have accomplished and spotlight their unique special
collections for others to see. Join Regan Harper, LYRASIS Director of
Member Programs for this monthly one hour session, giving a member
organization the mic and putting them in the driver seat for this
nation-wide road trip of digital collections.

*FREE EVENT! *08/27/13 Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at McMenamins

The Oregon Encyclopedia continues its monthly series of History Nights at
McMenamins pubs with programs at the Edgefield Power Station Theater.

6:30pm - 8:00pm

McMenamins Edgfield: Power Station Theater
2126 SW Halsey Street
Troutdale, OR 97060

*FREE! *08/29/13 Read Out Loud: LGBTQ Book

Join Library Journal for a discussion on some of the finest LGBTQ
literature. Featuring Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner, Samhain Publishing,
and Riptide Publishing, hear about forthcoming titles and stock you
collection with books to meet the demand of the growing interests in LGBTQ
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