Oregon Competitive LSTA Grants Funded in 2008

 

Cornelius Public Library
Promoting Targeted Library Services to Latinos
Grant: 08-01-5p Grant Award: $48,525.00

With this grant, the Cornelius Public Library will hire a 30 hour/week bilingual staff person to establish cooperative partnerships with local agencies serving Hispanic residents. The staff person will help identify, develop and promote culturally appropriate library programming, collections and services for the local Hispanic population's entertainment, educational advancement and workforce training.

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Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for ODLC
Demonstration of Service Innovation Through Shared Electronic Delivery
Grant: 08-02-2y Grant Award: $75,500.00

Members of the Oregon Digital Library Consortium will demonstrate the shared delivery of electronic resources by public libraries located throughout Oregon. The ODLC will expand its offerings to include 1,150 downloadable audio book titles for children, 100 for teens, and 2,900 downloadable video titles. Member libraries will be assessed annually to provide resources to continue the service.

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Hermiston Public Library
Ready, Set, Zoom
Grant: 08-03-6p Grant Award: $30,280.00

The library is proposing to implement an early childhood literacy program (ages birth to five) that targets preschool age children who live primarily in the area's public/lower- income, housing communities. At the request of the Umatilla County Housing Authority, the library will provide outreach services to (initially) five of the Authority's housing complexes in the immediate community. By conducting an outreach program where they live we believe that we can both provide the children with a quality early learning experience and help parents develop the skills necessary for them to work with their children.

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Multnomah County Library
Families Reading Together/Familias Leyendo Juntas
Grant: 08-04-5p Grant Award: $87,570.00

The multi-layered goal of Families Reading Together/Familias Leyendo Juntas is to build parenting, critical thinking and literacy skills; improve family communication; and promote reading and story sharing in the home. Family engagement matters for all children in the early years regardless of social, cultural, or ethnic group. Children whose parents read and talk with them more and are emotionally responsive have more developed cognitive and motor competencies. This project will reach a target audience (families with children ages 2-11) that is typically not engaged in formal book sharing activities, allowing us to address adult literacy through one of the ways that most motivates many parents: by improving their literacy in order to help their children academically. With the help of a bilingual project coordinator, staff will be trained in the Motheread Inc. curriculum and offer 32 parent training sessions using multicultural children's books.

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application and job description attachment

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Multnomah County Library
This is How I Use My Library
Grant: 08-05-5p Grant Award: $113,841.00

The goal of this project is to increase the use of the public library by speakers of Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Measurable objectives include: contracting with a technical writer to write a script that will demonstrate how to use the public library; translating the script into three languages; recruiting "on camera" volunteers; contracting with a qualified video production service vendor to produce three DVD educational products for use on the library's website, in training, and outreach efforts; and distributing copies of each DVD to Oregon's public libraries.

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Oregon Association of School Libraries
Oregon Battle of the Books, Year 2
Grant: 08-06-6s Grant Award: $75,500.00

The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Committee seeks to continue the statewide initiative to involve greater numbers of students in the OBOB program and improve literacy opportunities for students in grades 3-9. Children read books on a list, then compete in teams to answer trivia questions about the books. This program builds reading skills, increases excitement about reading, and promotes literacy and teamwork skills. During the second year of the grant the OBOB Committee plans to review and refine the work it completed during the first year and expand the number of participating schools.

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application, population narrative, budget breakdown, and map

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Oregon Health & Science University
MedlinePlus Go Local Oregon
Grant: 08-07-2a Grant Award: $93,248.00

OHSU will be incorporating links to Oregon health organizations and referral sites in the national MedlinePlus database from the National Library of Medicine.

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Oregon Historical Society
The Oregon Tribes Project
Grant: 08-08-4e Grant Award: $40,500.00

The Oregon Tribes Project will utilize native voices, traditions, art forms, historic artifacts, and photographs to produce traveling exhibits, educational materials, and public programs to educate Oregonians about the state's contemporary tribes.

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Oregon Institute of Technology
Crater Lake National Park Digital Research Collection
Grant: 08-09-2a Grant Award: $89,506.00

Researchers and educators need access to information to understand, preserve and interpret the natural and cultural resources of Crater Lake National Park. An impressive amount of research exists on Crater Lake National Park, but much of this is inaccessible because it was not widely disseminated and in many cases exists only in park employee offices. This project will create, collaboratively with Crater Lake National Park, a digital research collection of park-related scientific and historical/cultural materials for use by researchers, educators and others. The Crater Lake National Park Digital Research Collection (CLDRC) will be available to all via the Internet.

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Oregon Library Association
Oregon Authors Website
Grant: 08-10-2m Grant Award: $24,500.00

This project would create a database for a new Oregon Authors website. The website is a resource for librarians, teachers, and vendors who provide speaking opportunities for authors. The new website would host a state-wide calendar for Oregon author events. Authors could apply for an account to add their information to the website. The website would have a private data entry portal so that Oregon Authors Committee members can monitor the site for inappropriate entries and input data about Oregon authors for the annual bibliography.

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PORTALS
All Aboard NW CENTRAL
Grant: 08-11-1m Grant Award: $12,160.00

NW CENTRAL (Northwest Continuing Education Network of Training Resources for All Libraries) is an online clearinghouse for library continuing education developed through LSTA funds. This project will increase NW CENTRAL's usability for the library community by doing usability testing to guide further design work, and increasing the amount of content on the website by 50%.

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Salem Public Library
Librarians for the Future, Year 2
Grant: 08-12-1p Grant Award: $36,000.00

Salem Public Library will continue a pilot project, Librarians for the Future. Started in 2007, the program's goal is to motivate college-aged students who speak languages other than English and/or students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, such as Hispanic or Latino, African-American, American Indian, and Asian, to consider a career in library work. Librarians for the Future will establish college internships that offer orientation, training, and hands-on experience at the library during the early years of college when students are solidifying their career goals. Interns will implement projects that meet the needs of diverse populations and increase library use by diverse population. The project hopes that 25% of participants will pursue library-related work and/or an MLS as part of their career plans.

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University of Oregon Libraries
Envisioning Oregon
Grant: 08-13-4a Grant Award: $34,420.00

Much of the history of our state has not been documented in repositories and is in danger of being lost. This collective loss has arisen in large part because the state's repositories have limited resources to identify, collect, and make available our valuable historical and cultural records. This problem is exacerbated by parallel and competitive collecting efforts. The project will assemble a consulting team create a plan for cooperative collection development activities among repositories in the State of Oregon. The project will also develop best practices guidelines for organizing and describing the collections acquired.

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University of Oregon Libraries
Local & Regional Documents Archive for Oregon Year 2
Grant: 08-14-2a Grant Award: $60,625.00

This project was begun to archive two categories of government documents that have not historically been well-captured by existing cooperative efforts between libraries and government agencies. These two categories are documents produced by local (city and county) governments, and those produced by the regional offices of Federal government agencies, such as national forests and Corps of Engineers districts. This project systematically captures, in electronic form, and provides centralized access to important categories of endangered documents produced by Oregon local governments and the Oregon offices of federal agencies.

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