Oregon Competitive LSTA Grants Funded in 2013

Coos Bay Public Library (funding postponed to 2014 - see grant 14-06-2p)
Gadget Gallery
Grant:†† 13-01-2p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $5,400.00

As more digital library materials and services are offered, library staff find themselves falling behind the technology offered.† The Gadget Gallery project will allow library staff to learn how to effectively use downloadable materials and in turn be able to train and assist patrons with these devices and materials.

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Cornelius Public Library
Expanding Latino Outreach Year 2
Grant:†† 13-02-1p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $4,023.00

The Latino population in Cornelius has exceeded 50% and this populationís demand for library services is increasing far more quickly than staff resources. The Cornelius Library continues its efforts in year two to extend its successful Latino Outreach program.† The project offers 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. We 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.

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Josephine Community Libraries, Inc.
Expanding Opportunities Program
Grant:†† 13-03-4p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $61,920.00

The Expanding Opportunities Program seeks to meet the needs of Josephine County citizens looking to develop their prospects and improve their lives in the areas of education, employability, and entrepreneurship; specifically by partnering with local organizations and providing training on the resources and technology available through the library system.

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Multnomah County Library
Homework Help @ Multnomah County Library Year 2
Grant:†† 13-04-2p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $158,215.00

The goal of year two of Homework Help is to identify and evaluate the homework reference needs of students, educators, parents and librarians.† This information will help design an integrated homework help tool that will effectively respond to needs using new digital technologies.† Biblio Schools and Bibliocommons are being considered for a platform.

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Oregon City Public Library
Early Oregon Voices: Digitizing Historic Oregon City Newspapers
Grant:†† 13-05-1p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $22,905.00

Early Oregon Voices: Digitizing Historic Oregon City Newspapers will digitize the early Oregon newspapers published in Oregon City from territorial days to 1922.† The project will contract with the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at the University of Oregon to microfilm some recently discovered original papers, conserve and improve the readability of some existing microfilm and digitize the papers.† The papers will be added to the Historic Oregon Newspapers website and linked via the Library's homepage.† The URL: http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu.

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Oregon State University (funding postponed to 2014 - see grant 14-07-2p)
Development and Management of Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest Mobile Project
Grant:†† 13-06-2a††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $68,635.00

OSU will create a web-based tool, optimized for use in a mobile environment that takes the University of Oregonís Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest collection, and makes it accessible to users in a mobile app, leveraging the tools and capabilities that the mobile environment provide.† Building Oregon is a traditional digital collection of approximately 20,000 images representing approximately 5,000 cultural properties from nearly 500 sites. Once the mobile tool has been created, OSU Libraries will release the framework on open source code repositories, like GitHub, for other libraries with digital collections to use to mount their own digital collections or repurpose existing digital collections in a mobile environment.

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Pacific University Library (funding postponed to 2014 - see grant 14-08-1m)
Washington County Oral Histories: A Planning Grant
Grant:†† 13-07-1m†††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $36,809.00

This project will survey Washington Countyís existing oral history collections and plan for the curation of new oral histories.† It will identify under-represented communities within the county whose experiences are not well documented, yet are of vital interest to preserve.† The project will involve the communities themselves in selecting the most crucially important stories to record and preserve.† Finally, this project will recommend a plan for preserving and making existing oral histories available online. The URL of the Washington County Heritage Online project is: http://washingtoncountyheritage.org/cdm/

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Portland State University
Oregon Public Speakers Preservation and Access Project
Grant:†† 13-08-1a†††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $9,932.00

Portland State University Library holds approximately 250 hours of original reel-to-reel audio recordings, representing over 200 public speaking events recorded on the Portland State campus from the 1950s through the 1970s. As primary documentation of the visits of noted public figures in government, foreign policy, education, science, the arts, and social activism, these unique recordings capture an important moments of contemporary culture.† At this time, however, this entire collection of recordings is entirely inaccessible. Playback in the original format may cause irreversible damage and loss due to the fragile nature of the medium. The goal of this project is to preserve these invaluable and unique resources through transfer to a digital format and to make them easily and freely accessible online to a broad range of users.

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Ready to Learn Coalition
Project Ready to Learn
Grant:†† 13-09-4p††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $189,669.00

A coalition of public libraries, the Oregon College Savings Plan, professors, and an Educational Service District address readiness for Kindergarten.† Partners will incentivize school readiness and provide measurable data on the impact that public library services have on early literacy development in a five-county area of Eastern Oregon.† With the Savings Plan, partners will establish planning for college as a part of early learning.† Parents of children ages 0-5 will receive a ďReady to Learn CardĒ much like a library card.† The card will generate an account in the Savings Plan for the child.† Every time the card is used $.02 will be credited to the childís account.† Test scores on entry to Kindergarten will be compared with non-participants.

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University of Oregon Libraries
Easy and Affordable Hosted Streaming Media for Libraries
Grant:†† 13-10-2a††††††††††††††† Grant Award:†† $47,700.00

This project will utilize open source software to provide a centralized streaming media service that will allow students, faculty, and other patrons to remotely access sound recordings, musical scores, videos, poetry, performances, oral histories, and other media.† In accordance with the Association of Research Libraries Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, and the Music Library Associationís Statement on Copyright Law and Fair Use in Music, digitization efforts will focus on course reserves, public domain materials, and materials in need of preservation.† The use of cloud-based computing allows this service to serve multiple institutions in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.

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Extending Service to the Unserved LSTA Grants Funded in 2013

Astoria Public Library & Seaside Public Library
Libraries ROCC! (Rural Outreach in Clatsop County), Phase 2 Year 1
Grant:    13-30-1p               Grant Award: $95,040

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. They will partner with community foundations and organizations to work towards sustainability.

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St. Helens Public Library
Come to the Library: Serving Unserved Families in the St. Helens School District, Year 2
Grant: 13-31-1p               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.

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