City of Scio for Linn Library League
Linn County Library Services Project
Grant Award: $83,518
Following a planning grant, this is the first year of a project to study the feasibility of forming a library district to encompass Linn County. The Linn Library League continues to build communications among county libraries, poll voter attitudes and identify desired services and models of organization. This year, the group purchased a second-hand book mobile to demonstrate what outreach services would look like.
Columbia Learning Center
Clatsop and Columbia County Library Services Study
Grant Award: $63,002
This is the first year of a three-year grant to study the feasibility of district formation for Clatsop and Columbia Counties. Year one activities include hiring a consultant and building an organization to develop a library plan.
Deschutes Public Library District
"Wide Place in the Road" - Serving Rural Communities
Grant Award: $49,240
To model library service in rural areas, Deschutes PLD will establish a library station in a business in Terrebonne that will have access to the Deschutes wide-area network, e-reference, periodic reader's advisory service, and item delivery. Deschutes will write a replication manual also.
Jefferson County Library
Central Oregon Community Library Consortium
Grant Award: $114,681
Jefferson County Library and Warm Springs Library automate with Innovative Interfaces and join with the Deschutes Public Library System in an automation consortium. The project was extended into late 2007.
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Jefferson Public Library
Caring and Sharing of Local History
Grant Award: $11,353
Jefferson Public Library will use organization methods from the Polk County History project to organize local history materials. The library will purchase a digital microform reader and rolls of the local newspaper microfilm to answer genealogy queries.
Malheur County Library/City of Ontario
Malheur County Libraries Governance and Funding Model Feasibility
Grant Award: $45,710
Malheur County will hire a consulting team to do a professional survey of the county and do a feasibility study of governance structure models for a countywide library district.
McMinnville Public Library
Bilingual Explorations through Literature
Grant Award: $7,295
The McMinnville Public Library and local school district will create a model bilingual reading and discussion series for Latino students for students to explore and enhance biculturalism in their lives. The library will enhance its Spanish language section for grades 4-7.
Multnomah County Library
InformACTion: Pioneering a New Oregon Model on the Knowledge Trail, Year 2
Grant Award: $125,267
Multnomah County Library pioneers the development of an open-source Web site template for Baker County Library, Douglas County Library, Jefferson County Library District, and Tillamook County Library. Using Zope and Plone, they hope to develop an easy-to-modify helpful site smaller libraries can replicate and "brand" as their own. They are pursuing licensing the Internet Library's resources. The aim is to improve Oregon libraries' Web presence to become the Web portal for Oregon. Note: The project was named Plinkit and tranferred in 2005 to the Oregon State Library. Find out more about Plinkit at:
North Santiam River Readers (City of Stayton)
North Santiam Library District
Grant Award: $48,282
The North Santiam River Readers will form a steering committee to hire a consultant and a pollster. They will do a telephone survey to identify library services most desired in the North Santiam area. In addition, they will explore citizens' attitudes toward expanding library services to unserved areas and forming a library district.
none done - short project
Oregon Institute of Technology Library
Water in the Klamath Basin Digital Library
Grant Award: $96,633
The Oregon Institute of Technology will provide a central, comprehensive collection of water supply and use-related materials accessible to all via the Internet. They will coordinate with Southern Oregon University and others to gather digitized materials and create metadata for searching. Note: The project website is at: http://klamathwaterlib.oit.edu/.
Pioneer Library System
Connecting the Dots: Providing Excellence in Library Service Throughout Eastern Oregon
Grant Award: $275,842
Originally proposed as a two-year grant and changed to a one-year grant, this project will connect Lake County Public Library, Vale Public Library, Gilliam County Public Library, Arlington Public Library, Huntingdon School District, and Crane School District to the Pioneer automation consortium.
Portland State University / Oregon Literacy, Inc.
Grant Award: $59,932
In the first year of a two-year project, Oregon Literacy, Inc., and Dr. Steve Reder of PSU's Department of Applied Linguistics link up to develop a Learning Web that will become a collection of resources to aid adults in improving their literacy skills. Web tutorials will also contain assessments for people to judge their own progress. The program will also assist with referrals to online and traditional literacy services.
University of Oregon Libraries
Oregon Newspapers Index
Grant Award: $69,738
In the first year of a two-year project, the University of Oregon will digitize its Oregonian card index (1930-1987), as well as using Oregon State Library and Multnomah County Library indexing. The project will also do a survey of local newspaper indexing and collect and post information on the Web about Oregon library microform holdings of local papers. The project will also study the feasibility of adding historic indexing for other Oregon newspapers. Year two should see the pre-1930 Oregonian indexing digitized. Note: The project website is at: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/dc/newspaper/oregonian/.