Oregon LSTA Grants Funded in 2003

03-1-2.1
City of Scio

Linn County Library Services Study
Grant Award: $42,068

One third of the population of Linn County is without tax-supported library services.   The libraries of Linn County are banding together to investigate forming a countywide district.   Among their activities are building communication among county libraries, forming a steering committee, identifying voter attitudes and desired services, and models of district formation.

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03-2-2.1
Crook County Library
The Circuit Rider: Crook County Mobile Library
Grant Award: $33,600

Crook County is large and rural, with a population of 19,182 spread over 2,979 square miles.   To meet the challenge of serving all county residents, the Crook County library is starting its first bookmobile.   The bookmobile will bring the gift of reading to 100 children a month at preschools and day care facilities.   The local matching part of this project was phenomenal.

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03-3-2.7
Falls City SD #57
Falls City Lighted Libraries, Year 3
Grant Award: $58,580

The third year of a three-year project continues the development of a joint school/public library where there was no public library service.   The Wagner Community Library is developing a Friends of the Library group, a website, and an affiliation with the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service.

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03-4-2.1
Lane Council of Governments
Developing Library Service for the Unserved in Lane County, Year 2
Grant Award: $135,500

The Lane Library League and area libraries continue their project to develop support for a library district or districts to bring service to the 85,000 people unserved by libraries in Lane County.   The project is planning a demonstration project, and developing ballot measures for the 2006 election. The League has a website at: http://www.lanelibrary.org/index.html.

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03-5-2.7
Multnomah County Library
Child CARE (Create A Reader Early), Year 2
Grant Award: $83,570

Multnomah County Library continues recruiting a corps of volunteers to provide weekly story times at area child care centers on a rotating basis and offer in-service training at 40 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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03-6-3.1
Multnomah County Library
Doing Book Time, Year 2
Grant Award: $118,909

The second year of this project will provide outreach to four facilities in Multnomah County's jail system.   A collection of materials in health, parenting, anger management and other areas of interest will be refined and maintained.   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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03-7-3.4
Multnomah County Library
InformACTion: Pioneering a New Oregon Model on the Knowledge Trail
Grant Award: $124,391

Multnomah County Library partners with Baker County Library, Deschutes County Library System, Jefferson County Library District and Tillamook County Library to develop a strong Web presence for libraries that will showcase the library as the gateway for community information. Note: The project was named Plinkit and tranferred in 2005 to the Oregon State Library. Find out more about Plinkit at: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/#Plinkit

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03-8-3.4
Orbis Library Consortium
Data for Local Communities, Year 2
Grant Award: $66,135

Orbis members continue developing their project to make local documents and information more available.   The project is focusing on statistical sources, historical records, news reporting, maps and digitized mapping data.   Orbis members are contributing cataloging for such items as the Web-based resource is built.   The Web site is at: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/dlc/

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03-9-1.3
Orbis Library Consortium
Planning for Orbis Regional Library Services Center
Grant Award: $38,030

In this planning grant, Orbis will be working on issues involved with the proposed Regional Library Service Center.   Issues include: resolution of technical issues, including the use of the union catalog, dealing with policies for participation, material selection, cost distribution and governance.

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03-10-3.4
Oregon Historical Society
Preserving the Past: Digitizing for the Future
Grant Award: $126,192

Since 1898 the Oregon Historical Society has been a depository of Oregon's history, but many of the collections are "building-bound.  " With the purchase of specialized imaging equipment and the help of a photographer, the Historical Society intends to increase by 75% the amount of digitized artifacts and documents on their Web site.

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03-11-1.2
Oregon Library Association
Statewide Interlibrary Delivery of Materials Research & Planning Project
Grant Award: $24,800

Resource sharing in Oregon through interlibrary loan is steadily increasing due to growth of automation consortia and patron-initiated borrowing.   Effective delivery systems exist in parts of the state, but many communities in Eastern and Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley are not well served.   This project will conduct a thorough study of material delivery systems throughout Oregon and try to identify solutions to barriers for universal ground delivery.

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Consultant Report (154 pg pdf)

03-12-3.4
Washington Co. Coop. Library Services
Si!, Year 2
Grant Award: $59,950

Washington County Cooperative Library Services is reaching out to the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the county to deliver Spanish-language resources and programs for Spanish-speaking children, families and child care providers.   In addition to providing the outreach service, WCCLS is translating materials and working with member libraries to improve services to Hispanics.

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Total competitive grants: $911,725