Cornelius Public Library
Expanding Latino Outreach
Grant: 12-01-1p Grant Award: $9,645
The Latino population in Cornelius has exceeded 50% and demand for library services is increasing far more quickly than staff resources. The Cornelius Library will develop a program to extend its successful Latino Outreach program using library school students. The project will offer a paid internship to a bilingual graduate student to work with the Cornelius Library Latino Outreach Coordinator to provide information, storytimes and special programs in the community. The program will expand the reach of Spanish language library services to more of the community by creating a simple, sustainable program to have paid interns offer basic library services to more agencies and people.
Multnomah County Library
Homework Help@Multnomah County Library
Grant: 12-02-5p Grant Award: $122,055
In the first year of two, Homework Help will to identify and evaluate the homework reference needs of students, educators, parents, and librarians for the purpose of designing an integrated homework help tool that will effectively respond to young people's needs and experience using new digital technologies. A full-time Project Coordinator (part-time in year two), assisted by a Project Consultant, will help learn more about the online habits and behaviors of students ages eight and older.
Multnomah County Library
Listos Para Aprender
Grant: 12-03-3p Grant Award: $45,420
The goal of Listos Para Aprender is to make Multnomah County Library's present Spanish storytimes more culturally appropriate programs that enhance the development of literacy among young Spanish-speaking children ages three to five, and empower parents by raising their awareness about ways to help their children get ready for school. A newly hired part-time Bilingual Library Outreach Specialist (Project Coordinator) will conduct outreach to the Latino community and coordinate a pilot program at three neighborhood libraries serving large numbers of Spanish-speaking families (Troutdale, Midland, Kenton).
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Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon National Primate Research Center Rare Book Digitization Project
Grant: 12-04-5a Grant Award: $15,797
The Oregon National Primate Research Center's Isabel McDonald Library holds a collection of rare books on monkeys, apes and other non-human primates published between the 18th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes books owned by few libraries in the USA or worldwide. Many of these rare books are too fragile or valuable to permit interlibrary loan and are not available online. The ONPRC Library will collaborate with the OHSU Library's experienced digital collections personnel to digitize approximately ten books in the public domain that represent non-human primates as subjects of scientific study. Digitizing a selection of these books will preserve them for the future whilst making these hidden gems available to all interested parties in Oregon and around the world.
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon History on the Road: Two Traveling Exhibits for Libraries
Grant: 12-05-6o Grant Award: $25,396
The Oregon Historical Society will offer two traveling exhibits. The four objectives are to: 1) convert congruent panels of OHS's recent stationary exhibit, Landmark Legislation, into a traveling display that can be hosted with the full 16-panels or as a two-panel exhibit 2) convene an advisory group of three public librarians to serve as program advisors to develop a comprehensive list of relevant program options for local customization and implementation; 3) print 10,000 promotional bookmarks for shared use by hosting libraries; and 4) coordinate the loan schedule of the 32 panels that will comprise Landmark Legislation and Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making, to an estimated eight requesting libraries each month.
Oregon State University
Development and Management of Oregon's Tribal Archives, Year 2
Grant: 12-06-4m Grant Award: $19,180
The second year of this project will address the need for in-depth archives and records management training for Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. The need for this training will be met through the planning and implementation of a one-week institute that will cover basic and advanced concepts and requirements for tribes to establish or improve their archives and records management programs. The training will be based at Oregon State University and will be at no or low cost to tribal participants.
Pacific University Library
Washington County Heritage Online, Year 2
Grant: 12-07-5m Grant Award: $101,075
Washington County has many organizations which collect and house materials about the county's history. The resources held by this plethora of cultural institutions lack any kind of central organization, which limits access. In addition, many of these collections consist of fragile or uncataloged groups of objects, and this increases the difficulty in accessing the items. Pacific University and Washington County Museum continue organizing these collections by building a unified digital collection of historic images related to this region - Washington County Heritage Online (WCHO). The focus of year two is to enhance partnerships with local organizations, continue digitization and metadata creation, promote WCHO, and ensure that WCHO can be both self-sustaining and expandable for the future. URL: http://cdm16047.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/.
Salem Public Library
Reaching Out: A Community Assessment Model
Grant: 12-08-6p Grant Award: $50,700
"Reaching Out: A Community Assessment Model" will conduct a statistically valid survey of the library needs of the Salem community. The results of this survey will be used to chart the course of future library services and programs at Salem Public Library. A community assessment toolkit will be created that can be used by other libraries. This toolkit will include information that will help other libraries develop, implement and analyze their own community surveys, and will be made available through a website that will include information and online calculators, as well as suggestions for scaling the project to each community.
Tualatin Public Library
Natural Resources: Mining the Knowledge and Talents of Older Adults
Grant: 12-09-6p Grant Award: $39,853
Natural Resources seeks to tap older adults as a community resource in three areas: 1) to create an inventory of skills and talents of adults ages 55+ who are willing to lend their expertise to individuals and groups; 2) to provide intergenerational opportunities for learning by engaging adults to foster the love of reading in young children; and, 3) to gather feedback about current library services and make changes to improve the library experience for older adults.
University of Oregon Libraries
Access to Oregon Folklife Collections Project, Year 2
Grant: 12-10-5a Grant Award: $40,573
In the second year of this multi-year project, the Archives of Northwest Folklore will improve access to Oregon Folklife Program (OFP) collections in a project that makes effective use of existing library technologies and programs, notably the Archivists' Toolkit (AT), a free and open-source data management system that facilitates publication of finding aids and catalog records, and Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA), an Orbis Cascade Alliance program that provides access to finding aids through an online database. The collections comprise fieldwork documentation generated by of the OFP, which was located at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) until 2009, and replaced in 2011 as the state's public folklore organization by the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), located at the University of Oregon. In this year of the project the Archives will use tools it developed during the first year to minimally reprocess collections, inventory and assess media materials, build a collections database, and publish finding aids and catalog records. The primary goal is to improve public access to Oregon folklife collections.
University of Oregon Libraries
Historic Oregonian Digitization
Grant: 12-11-5a Grant Award: $125,742
The Oregonian is the paper of record for the state of Oregon. Access to its content is restricted by the ability to travel to a library and use microfilm. This content is vital and important for historical, educational, and economic purposes and should be available to all Oregonians. This project will digitize approximately 214,500 pages from the historic Oregonian (1906-1922) and provide free and open access through the Historic Oregon Newspapers website at http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/.
University of Oregon Libraries
Oregon Women's Political History Collection Processing Project
Grant: 12-12-5a Grant Award: $13,017
The several manuscript collections that together form the Oregon Women's Political History Collections constitute 284 linear feet of manuscript materials relating to women's political and activist work in Oregon in the latter half of the twentieth century. These collections contain correspondence, reports, photographs, financial papers, and publications and provide a window into the work of the women activists whose efforts focused on achieving equal human rights for all people in Oregon. Unprocessed, these collections are essentially hidden from researchers in Oregon and elsewhere that could benefit from access to these materials. The story of women's political work in Oregon in the mid-to-late twentieth century has not been fully told; these primary source documents, the sources necessary for the writing of history, are essential to that process. Staff will create and publish finding aids for access to this collection.
Western Oregon University Library
Cooperative Governors' Papers Project (Implementation Grant)
Grant: 12-13-1a Grant Award: $68,344
A consortium of three public and private higher education libraries (Willamette University, Portland State University, and Western Oregon University) will identify, solicit, process, and preserve the non-official and personal papers of three of the Oregon governors since World War II. Information about the collections will be made available online and 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. The first part of the project will endeavor to identify the locations and ownership of gubernatorial papers and to create a listing of whose papers are where. A second goal of the project is the cross training among the three institutions on the systematic processing of political papers. This will be followed by a small proof-of-concept project for processing and digitizing of select portions of the Straub collection to determine time and resources needed for a larger initiative that would encompass non-official gubernatorial papers across institutions.
Extending Service to the Unserved LSTA Grants Funded in 2012
Astoria Public Library & Seaside Public Library
Libraries ROCC! (Rural Outreach in Clatsop County), Year 3
Grant: 12-30-1p Grant Award: $83,300
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.
East Linn County Public Libraries of Lebanon, Sweet Home, & Scio
Opening the Doors Wider: Serving the Unserved in East Linn County, Year 3
Grant: 12-31-1p Grant Award: $18,649
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.
St. Helens Public Library
Come to the Library: Serving Unserved Families in the St. Helens School District
Grant: 12-32-1p Grant Award: $65,358
Come to the Library extends programs, collections and services of the St. Helens Public Library to unserved families in the St. Helens School District. The Library will heavily subsidize family library card costs for the unserved, and send youth services staff to reach out to all children in the school district to encourage use of the library via afterschool programs, and off-site summer reading activities.