[Libs-Or] Upcoming Events on Northwest Central

Gina Bacon gina.bacon at pcc.edu
Fri Jul 26 09:13:30 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!* 08/05/13 Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at the Mission
8:30pm, McMenamins Mission Theater

The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE) continues its monthly series of History
Nights at McMenamins
pubs with programs at the Mission Theater in Portland in partnership with
the *Northwest Examiner*.
At each History Night, The OE looks back at the people and events that have
shaped our communities.

*FREE!* 08/06/13 Back to School with the Common

Whether or not your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards,
you’ll find a wealth of terrific tips for linking books to the curriculum
in this back-to-school presentation. Preview new and upcoming titles from
Albert Whitman & Company, Capstone, DK Publishing, Reference Point Press,
and Scholastic Library Publishing in this free, hour-long program moderated
by Gillian Engberg,* Booklist*’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.

***FREE!* 08/06/13 Civic Engagement in Your Library Community - A Guided
Tour of the Book-to-Action Program and

Book-to-Action is an innovative library program being implemented in
libraries throughout California. Funded by IMLS/LSTA, Book-to-Action
programs have offered California residents both the opportunity to
collectively read and discuss a book and to put their newfound knowledge
and perspective into action by engaging in a community service project
related to the book’s topic. The activities and guidelines presented in the
Tool-Kit are now available and will be of great value to libraries
everywhere. Book-to-Action offers libraries a new way to collaborate with
and support organizations doing vital work in local communities, and to
expand the role of the public library by mobilizing volunteers in work that
enhances civic engagement.

*FREE*! 08/06/13 Outcomes Based Evaluation Training for
3:00pm, Pendleton City Hall / Community Room

Libraries face increasing demands for accountability from their funders.
Governments at all levels are requiring their agencies to establish
specific performance goals for each of its services or programs, preferably
with performance measures (or indicators) stated in objective,
quantifiable, and measurable terms. The current trend in the field of
evaluation is a move from the more typical output oriented evaluation to
the type of evaluation that measures impact – outcome based evaluation or

OBE focuses on two key questions:
1. How has your program/project made a difference in your community?
2. How are the lives of your program/project participants better as a

As of 2013, LSTA competitive grants are required to incorporate outcome
based evaluation.  The Ready to Read state grant program is moving in that
direction as well.  This free training is to help libraries start down the
road to implement OBE for grants, and normal services.*

08/07/13 Going Solo: Managing the One Person

The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) presents “Going
Solo: Managing the One Person Library” on Wednesday, August 7, from 1:30 to
3:00 p.m. Central time.  The one-person library presents many unique
challenges for the librarian. Lacking big budgets, staff, and often time,
the solo librarian must be both the strongest advocate for their library
and the face of the library, while running all the behind-the-scenes

This webinar will address time management issues and help solo librarians
prioritize tasks to avoid feeling overwhelmed.  The webinar will also
address strategies for advocating for your library and managing/effecting
change where you might not have direct control, finding resources, help,
and mentors.

*    Check out these events and more at*

***nwcentral.org* <http://nwcentral.org>

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