Oregon LSTA Grants Funded in 2002

02-1-3.1
Crook County Library
VISIONS: Access & Assistance for Low Vision & Print Impaired Patrons
Grant Award: $2,745

The Crook County Library will facilitate access to library materials for the elderly, low vision and print impaired patrons via adaptive technology, partnering with the Senior Center to provide transportation, and implementing programs for this group showcasing the library's resources.

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02-2-3.1
Deschutes Public Library System
Full Circle Access
Grant Award: $30,500

The Deschutes Public Library System will reach out to the disabled population through adaptive technology.   Aside from providing workstations for the clientele, the library is developing partnerships with local agencies to provide transportation, and developing ongoing marketing.

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02-3-3.1
Driftwood Public Library
Together We Read
Grant Award: $34,400

The Driftwood Public Library is teaming up with the Oregon Coast Community College in a two-year project to provide a literacy program through the library aimed at non-English speaking adults.   Area employers are involved in the project as a major goal is to strengthen the job skills and employability of local workers.

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02-4-2.7
Falls City School District #57
Falls City Lighted Libraries Public Access Project, Year 2 of 3
Grant Award: $58,580

The second year of a three-year project continues the development of a school/public library for a town without a public library.   The Wagner Community Library will be developing a Friends of the Library group, a website, and an affiliation with Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service.

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02-5-1.1
Hatfield Library Consortium
Improve Access to Library Information Resources for Academic & Government Researchers
Grant Award: $214,917

As Willamette University upgrades its Innovative Interfaces system, the Oregon State Library and the Oregon Supreme Court Library automation systems will migrate to III and join with Willamette to form the Hatfield Consortium.

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02-6-2.7
Jefferson County Library District
Traveling Story Van
Grant Award: $35,500

Jefferson County will hit the road with a new "traveling tales" van to provide referral and targeted services to children and care givers in high needs neighborhoods.

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02-7-2.1
Lane Council of Governments
Develop Library Service for the Unserved in Lane County, Year 1 of 3
Grant Award: $43,500

This three-year grant aims to develop a proposal for a Lane Library District that would provide adequate library service to the 85,000 unserved residents of Lane County.   The project builds on the work of the Lane Library League, founded as a result of an LSTA funded report in 1998.   The first year focus is on organization building and starting a demonstration project.

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02-8-2.2
Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO)
Libraries of Eastern Oregon Governance Simulation, Year 3 of 3

Grant Award: $97,400

Work continues on developing a sustainability strategy for the group, which is building a foundation for a strong regional governance system for public libraries across a 12 county area.

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02-9-2.7
Multnomah County Library
Child CARE (Create A Reader Early)

Grant Award: $77,629

In the first year of a two year grant, the Multnomah County Library will recruit a corps of volunteers to provide weekly story times at area child care centers on a rotating basis and offer in-service training at forty child care centers addressing the importance of literacy activities and the support of the library.   The library will also produce four bi-monthly newsletters for child care center personnel, with tips for parents.   A third party evaluator will be hired to report on the impact of the project.

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02-10-3.1
Multnomah County Library
"Doing Book Time"
Grant Award: $132,176

This two-year project will provide outreach to four facilities in Multnomah County's jail system.   A collection will be developed offering materials in health, parenting, anger management and other areas of interest.   The library is establishing a partnership with the Sheriff's Department and area community colleges to collaborate on enhancing literacy and ESL classes offered in the jails.

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02-11-3.4
Orbis Library Consortium
Data for Local Communities, Year 1 of 2
Grant Award: $73,432

This two-year project aims to collect in one location the best sources of current data on Oregon and its sub-state areas: counties, cities, watersheds, port districts, etc.   The resources will be assembled on a Web site.   Orbis members will participate in cooperative cataloging of data sources.

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02-12-1.4
Oregon Educational Technology Consortium (OETC)
The Last Mile: Extending OSLIS to All Oregon Schools
Grant Award: $104,360

This grant will develop tutorials and curriculum support materials for OSLIS, to extend its use to schools with untrained staff and schools without a library media specialist.

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02-13-3.3
Oregon Historical Society
Latino Arts and Culture in Rural Libraries
Grant Award: $71,400

This project will provide language, arts and culture-specific activities and information to help build a bridge between rural Latino communities and their local libraries.   Among the activities to accomplish this are: offering programs through mobile libraries that target labor camps and areas where youth and women are isolated, and introducing local folk artists and cultural specialists to library staff to build rapport for future programming.

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02-14-3.3
Tigard Public Library
Hispanic Youth Initiative
Grant Award: $16,200

The Tigard Public Library is establishing a Hispanic Teen Advisory Group that will meet monthly and plan events for Hispanic youth, advise on collection development and help recruit volunteers for outreach programs.   The grant project will also close the technology gap with dedicated workstations with Spanish language instructional software.   The library will recruit bilingual homework tutors, with after school transportation provided by the Tigard-Tualatin School District.

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02-15-3.4
Washington County Cooperative Library Service
Si!, Year 1 of 2
Grant Award: $70,880

The Si! project will provide increased access to Spanish language materials, and regular programs for Spanish-speaking children, families and child care providers.   A bilingual librarian will provide training for WCCLS member libraries, translate print publications, and develop theme bags and kits for outreach.

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Total competitive grants: $1,063,619