Oregon Competitive LSTA Grants Funded in 2011

Canby Public Library
Improving Library Services to Canby's Spanish Speaking Community
Grant: 11-01-1p Grant Award: $76,903

As a key component of the library's comprehensive efforts to increase use of the library by members of the Canby area's Latino community, this grant would provide the Canby Public Library with a one year, fulltime Spanish bilingual librarian. The work of the project librarian will be focused in six different areas: 1) research and information gathering; 2) relationship building with community partners; 3) collection development; 4) marketing; 5) creation and implementation of library programming; and 6) mentoring and training of permanent library staff, so that the work undertaken is sustainable after the grant period has ended.

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Eugene Public Library
Story-Time-To-Go
Grant: 11-02-1p Grant Award:
$38,885

Story-Time-To-Go is a program with three components aimed at increasing early literacy among underserved children who are not able to access story times offered at the library. A team of trained volunteers will bring a weekly story time to locations where these children are, such as day cares or recreation centers, with an emphasis on reaching low-income preschool age children. The volunteers will use a Story-Time-To-Go kit compiled by trained library professionals; the kits will also be available for checkout by any cardholder, spreading the potential for early literacy development even further. To reach even more children, the library will offer a free Presenting Story Time class teaching the tools for leading effective story times.

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Lewis & Clark College
Oregon Poetic Voices, Year 2
Grant: 11-03-5a Grant Award:
$29,803

This project will create a central archive of recorded poetry by Oregon poets that is accessible to the public. This archive is needed to provide wide-ranging access to Oregon's rich poetic heritage, to maintain a record of poetry in performance and a means for the interpretation of these poems, and to serve as a vital teaching tool for educators across the state. The goals in the second year of "Oregon Poetic Voices" will be to further develop and make permanent the program, to create additional recording "studios" across the state, and to greatly increase the number of recorded materials used for the project. This project will continue to develop and administer poetry workshops around the state; to continue to digitize existing recordings available to Lewis & Clark College Special Collections for which there is copyright clearance; and to continue to update and improve the web page (www.oregonpoeticvoices.org), which allows the state's poets, teachers, and students to have access to all the posted materials, and is also available for access by the visually impaired.

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Multnomah County Library
D.I.Y. Intern Program - Toolkit for Success
Grant: 11-04-4p Grant Award:
$50,767

The goal of D.I.Y. Intern Program-Toolkit for Success is to develop a consistent internship program for Multnomah County Library and other public libraries that provides adequate support and guidance for interns and results in the delivery of effective library services to the public. A Project Consultant will work with an Advisory Committee of volunteer management specialists to create a comprehensive internship program at MCL, and to develop and distribute a toolkit of resources for use by other public libraries. The toolkit is at: http://libraryinterns.blogspot.com/.

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kit on website

 

Oregon Association of School Libraries
OASL Standards for School Libraries
Grant: 11-05-2s Grant Award: $11,200

The goal of this project is to develop statewide K-12 curriculum standards and a model literacy skills framework for school libraries in Oregon. Oregon's HB2586 requires that all school districts develop a plan to improve their library programs. Statewide library standards and a model framework will help districts make plans for library improvement. They will also help increase student achievement by focusing on essential information concepts, knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for students to succeed academically.

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Oregon Council of Teachers of English on behalf of Oregon Encyclopedia
Libraries as Community Research Centers
Grant: 11-06-6m
Grant Award: $76,430

Much of Oregon's community knowledge, history, and culture is undocumented. This is particularly true for ethnic minorities, women, and rural populations. This project will add to an authoritative publication, The Oregon Encyclopedia, which documents the history of these under-represented people. Through a series of workshops and meetings led by trained historians and hosted by public, academic, and school libraries, the Libraries as Community Research Centers project is committed to providing an opportunity for Oregon students to contribute entries to the Encyclopedia. By working with students, tribal members, teachers and librarians, public, academic and tribal libraries will be strengthened as centers for research. The meetings will also generate 120 Encyclopedia entries that will be posted to the OE web site (http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/).

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article part 1, article part 2

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Oregon Afterschool for Kids
Afterschool Resource Library Partnership
Grant: 11-07-1o Grant Award:
$26,500

The goal of this project is for OregonASK to form partnerships with six libraries throughout Oregon to increase the resources available to afterschool professionals. By increasing the resources available, the long term outcome would be to increase connections within the community and increase quality of programs offered to children and youth.

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survey results pre-workshop survey post-workshop survey post-workshop survey, librarian responses

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Oregon State University
Development and Management of Oregon's Tribal Archives
Grant: 11-08-4m
Grant Award: $10,795

This project will address the need for in-depth archives and records management training for Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes. Establishing formal and sustainable archives and records management programs by the tribes has been difficult in part due to the lack of affordable and location-accessible training opportunities for tribal members with responsibilities for records. The need for this training will be met through the planning and implementation of a one-week institute that will cover the basic concepts and requirements for tribes to establish or improve their archives and records management programs. The training will be based in Oregon and will be at no or low cost to tribal participants.

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Pacific University Library
Washington County Digital Library
Grant: 11-09-5m
Grant Award: $107,925

Washington County has many cultural organizations which are collecting or housing materials about the county's history. Use of these unique and valuable materials is limited due to the lack of easy accessibility to the dispersed and often fragile physical collections. Washington County Museum and Pacific University Library, in collaboration with libraries and historical societies throughout the county, propose to build a unified digital collection of historical images related to this region, to be called the Washington County Digital Library (WCDL). The first year objectives are to establish the administrative structure for a sustainable project, build the technical, digital, and metadata infrastructure for WCDL, access collections and develop criteria for digitization and digitize a core collection of 6000 images and build partner capacity through training on standard practices. This project will greatly increase public access to the visual history of Washington County. The URL is http://washingtoncountyheritage.org/cdm/.

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Salem Public Library
Teen Library Creation Station
Grant: 11-10-1p Grant Award:
$13,500

As the Salem Public Library works to improve service to teens in the community by creating a Teen Library area and new services, it is clear that technology will be key to attracting and engaging teen users. To catch the attention of teens and generate new interest the library needs advanced and sophisticated programs, tools, and software. The goal of the Creation Station project is to enhance the new Teen Library with the addition of two high-end computing stations (one Mac; one PC) equipped with graphic design, web design, and photo, video, and music editing software where students can produce multi-media projects for academic, job-skill development, and personal applications. Objectives include assembling and equipping the two computer workstations, training staff and volunteers to assist users, marketing the Creation Stations to attract regular use, and fostering a community benefit by linking teens to organizations and businesses who would be interested in products developed at the stations.

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Tualatin Public Library
Kit & Kid-Oodles of Books
Grant: 11-11-3p
Grant Award: $10,675

The goal of Kit & Kid-Oodles of Books is to provide early literacy outreach services to daycare providers in Tualatin. Currently, these care centers are unable to attend early literacy programs at the library. They also have limited or no early literacy training. This grant would create a rotating collection of kits containing books and early literacy resources for children ages birth to age five. The library will hire an early literacy professional who will provide instruction for care providers on how to read to children, how to extend the story time experience, and how to impart early literacy messages through books, songs, and activities.

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brochure press release

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Umatilla County Special Library District
Surfing Umatilla County
Grant: 11-12-2y
Grant Award: $20,000

Public libraries were identified in the 2010 Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, "Connecting America" as an important resource for access to introductory computer skills training. However, library staff is not always able to set aside the time to prepare materials for such training and it is offered "on the fly" if at all. To address this issue in Umatilla County, library staff at the Pendleton Public Library will prepare kits for teaching computer skills at a level sufficient to enable use of public Internet computers. Eleven kits will be prepared, one for each of the other libraries in Umatilla County. Pendleton Library staff will conduct "train the trainer" sessions for staff at the other libraries using the equipment available at each site. By the conclusion of this project, every library in Umatilla County will have the materials, knowledge and capacity to offer ongoing introductory computer training.

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University of Oregon Libraries
Oregon Folklife Collections Access Project
Grant: 11-13-5a Grant Award:
$37,401

This project will improve public access to Oregon folklife collections in the Randall V. Mills Archives of Northwest Folklore and the Oregon Folklife Network, formerly the Oregon Folklife Program. These resources document communities that are underrepresented in the cultural record of the region and underserved by cultural heritage organizations. The project will build on a previous collaboration between the Folklore Program and the UO Libraries to implement the Archivists' Toolkit and develop a database for 3,500 fieldwork collections. In the first year the Archives will complete three major activities: 1) Inventory and preservation survey of media materials in the Archives' collections; 2) Publication of findings aids and catalog records for these collections in Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA), and OCLC WorldCat; 3) Development of a Northwest Folklife Digital Collection

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Western Oregon University Library
Cooperative Governors' Papers Project: A Planning Grant
Grant: 11-14-1a Grant Award:
$51,268

A consortium of three public and private higher education libraries (Willamette University, Portland State University, and Western Oregon University) will cooperatively identify, solicit for donation, process, and preserve the non-official and personal papers of the 13 Oregon governors since World War II. Selected portions of the collections will be digitized for access and viewing on the Web. The scope of the proposal is all materials other than those collected by the Oregon State Archives in Salem. This project is an identification and proof-of-concept phase that would set the stage for a larger project dependent on the outcome of the discovery portion of this first effort.

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Extending Service to the Unserved LSTA Grants Funded in 2011

Astoria Public Library & Seaside Public Library
Libraries ROCC! (Rural Outreach in Clatsop County), Year 2
Grant:    11-30-1p               Grant Award:    $79,145

Working with the school districts, Seaside and Astoria Public Libraries will offer public library cards to all Clatsop County children regardless of residence location.  Staff will visit schools and work with the school district to issue children a library card at the public library of their choice for one full year. The libraries will share materials via interlibrary loan and hire a consultant to look for future avenues of cooperation to strengthen service.

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East Linn County Public Libraries of Lebanon, Sweet Home, & Scio 
Opening the Doors Wider: Serving the Unserved in East Linn County, Year 2
Grant:    11-31-1p               Grant Award:   $21,686.65

Opening the Doors Wider is designed to develop new non-resident library patrons by offering them a discounted card for three consecutive years, with the discount decreasing over three years from 90% to 75% to 50%. During that time each library will use grant funds to complete the cost of the card, with the grant funds in part being used for programming and collection development that reflect the needs and interests of these new patrons. In addition, the three libraries request support to establish and maintain regular meetings that will insure that the discounted cards program is on target.

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