Oregon Competitive LSTA Grants Funded in 2007

City of Keizer
Keizer Public Library Options
Grant: 07-01-6o Grant Award: $31,500.00

The City of Keizer will hire a consultant to gather data from Keizer citizens on the level and type of library services they need, and the level of support they would be willing to provide for library services. The project will then develop proposals for public library services for the 35,000 residents of Keizer, and look at the impact of a Keizer Public Library on the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Services (CCRLS).

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Keizer snapshot

 

City of The Dalles
Wasco County Data Conversion Project
Grant: 07-12-3p Grant Award: $50,500.00

Libraries in The Dalles, Maupin and Dufur provide service to Wasco County residents, but they each operate independently. Only The Dalles is a member of an automation consortium (GorgeLINK), the others are not able to share their materials nor do they have access to a delivery service. If the November 2006 library district measure for Wasco County passes, this project will convert the holdings of Maupin and Dufur and add them to GorgeLINK, as well as bring the system live for those libraries and provide courier service which will be sustained by the county district.

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Deschutes Public Library System
¡Bienvenidos! -Promoting Library Services to Hispanic Deschutes County
Grant: 07-03-5p Grant Award: $28,700.00

Deschutes County has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years, especially among its Hispanic population. The library will use grant funds to hire a paraprofessional bilingual staff member to help with tours, programming, and outreach to the county's Hispanic population. DPLS will evaluate its existing services to this group as it works to build a bridge for the future.

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Harney County Library
Eastern Oregon Libraries and Museums Working Together
Grant: 07-04-1m Grant Award: $5,600.00

Harney County Library is coordinating training for libraries and museums in Eastern Oregon on how to use Past Perfect software to catalog local history materials. Two 2-day workshops will be held in Burns and in Baker City. Participants will include Arlington Public Library, Baker County Library, Harney County Library, Harney County Museum, Fire Museum of Union County, Oregon Trail Regional Museum, Eastern Oregon Museum and Tamastslikt Cultural Institute.

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Independence Public Library
Local Libraries Promoting Lifelong Learning
Grant: 07-05-5y Grant Award: $35,387.00

The Independence Public Library is coordinating a project for the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service members to demonstrate to the senior population that libraries can meet their information needs by providing programs and current materials in alternate formats from standard print. The libraries aim to increase circulation to seniors (65+) by 10%, attract 500 seniors to programs, and increase holdings of non-fiction large-type materials, CD, and DVDs by 10%. Partners include libraries in Dallas, Independence, Jefferson, Lyons, Monmouth, Newberg, Sheridan, Silverton, Stayton, Falls City, Willamina and Woodburn.

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Linn Library League
Linn County Library Districting Project, Year 4
Grant: 07-02-6y Grant Award: $74,499.00

One-third of Linn County's residents live in areas unserved by any public library. Five of the seven cities in the county with libraries are economically distressed. City support for libraries is inadequate, and funding through city sources is unstable. Through group presentations, newsletters, school book talks, participation in parades and festivals, bookmobile service, and a rural summer reading program, the Linn Library League will continue to promote the value of library services to the county and talk with people about a plan to form a district in 2008.

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Multnomah County Library
Planning Adult Literacy Services for Multnomah County Library
Grant: 07-06-5p Grant Award: $41,792.00

In Multnomah County, 15% of adults perform at the lowest literacy skill level (Level 1), with well over a third of the population performing at Level 1 or 2. The Library will develop a plan to address the library needs of people with limited functional literacy and those whose primary language is not English. Multnomah County Library will contract with a consultant to conduct assessment activities, facilitate internal and external conversations with staff and partners, and lastly develop a service plan.

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Oregon Educational Media Association
Oregon Battle of the Books
Grant: 07-08-6s Grant Award: $36,300.00

This Oregon Educational Media Association led project will develop a statewide Battle of the Books program to increase excitement about reading in grades 3-5 and 6-9. In the Battle of the Books, a selection of books is chosen, and teams of children read the books and then participate in a trivia contest about them. The OEMA will form a standing Battle of the Books committee, survey practices of current contests, select titles, develop rules, and conduct the contests. Fifty schools will be chosen to participate in this pilot and will receive five copies of 12 contest titles.

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Oregon Library Association
Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier Demonstration Project
Grant: 07-07-3o Grant Award: $20,906.00

In this demonstration project, 21 libraries will show the benefit of adding four new drop sites in the Orbis Cascade courier system. The system currently has 37 drop sites and 140 participating libraries of all kinds. The lack of reliable and affordable courier service is a barrier to even access to materials and easy statewide borrowing that the Oregon Library Association seeks to address. Participants are committed to trying to keep courier service after the demonstration project. Participating libraries are: Agness, Chetco, Coos County, Curry, Douglas County, Eugene, Jefferson County, Langlois, Port Orford, Springfield, St. Helens, and Umpqua Community College.

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Salem Public Library
Librarians for the Future
Grant: 07-09-5p Grant Award: $34,550.00

There is an increasing need to make libraries feel more welcoming to all residents by reflecting the diversity of our communities, through materials and staff. Salem Public Library will undertake a pilot project to motivate bilingual or minority college-aged students to consider a career in library work. The library will offer internships in conjunction with Chemeketa Community College and Western Oregon University to five interns for 10 hours a week for 30 weeks. Interns will rotate through the different departments of the library and be under the guidance of a paraprofessional.

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Southern Oregon University Library
Southern Oregon History Collection: Phase II (Yr. 2)
Grant: 07-10-2a Grant Award: $41,854.00

Citizens of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties will benefit from Southern Oregon University Library's continuing efforts to collect, digitize and publish key regional history documents on the web. Documents will become part of the SODA project, (Southern Oregon Digital Archives), and be searchable. Five public libraries and three historical museums will be providing items. SOU has also identified unpublished documents from the Rogue River National Forest records to digitize. This project offers and excellent example of a regional digital center.

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Spray Community School Education Association
Wheeler County Library Service Plan and Implementation, Yr. 2
Grant: 07-11-6y Grant Award: $37,350.00

Three small communities, Spray, Mitchell, and Fossil, provide library service to less than half of the residents in rural Wheeler County. The libraries are separated by miles of winding roads, leaving community residents isolated and unable to easily use the different libraries. The three libraries are continuing efforts to explore ways to cooperate to provide the most service possible for the public utilizing existing resources. Part of the project entails Spray and Mitchell updating their collections on the Sage automation system. The libraries are also working to develop courier service, and service agreements among the group.

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Union County for the Library District Committee
Union County Library District Project Part II
Grant: 07-13-6y Grant Award: $78,920.00

The Library District Committee continues facilitating the development of excellent county-wide library service through studying the feasibility of forming a county library district. The project will conduct activities that link with partner organizations such as schools, Eastern Oregon University, and social service agencies working with families, to demonstrate important library services (example: Ready to Read parenting programs, reading groups targeted at adolescent boys, providing assistance for establishing adult literacy services in outlying communities).

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University of Oregon & Oregon Arts Commission
Percent for Art Statewide Digital Collection and Database, Year 2
Grant: 07-14-2a Grant Award: $77,297.00

The University of Oregon Libraries continue their project to capture in electronic form, catalog, and publish images and documents relating to the Percent for Public Art program in Oregon.

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University of Oregon Libraries
Local & Regional Documents Archive for Oregon
Grant: 07-15-2a Grant Award: $77,505.00

Depository programs for state and federal documents have been invaluable for scholars, but documents produced by local branches of the federal government, and cities and counties are not well-documented and preserved. This is especially true for documents that were born digital. This project by the University of Oregon Libraries will systematically capture in electronic form, organize and provide access to local government document throughout Oregon.

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