2016 is the first year the Oregon State Library is doing a one-step grant process and no longer collects brief proposals. If you have any questions please call 503-378-5027. Final activity reports will be added in late July 2017.

Oregon Competitive LSTA Grants Funded in 2016

16-01-1p Clackamas County Business & Community Services
Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities, Year 1
Grant:  16-01-1p             Grant Award:  $3,891

This grant will create a program for Oregon libraries to collaborate on Spanish collection development and implement outreach activities. The program will send representatives to the Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara to purchase high quality Spanish-language books for participating libraries, will help libraries to develop and implement outreach plans for working with their Hispanic communities, and create a “Best of FIL” booklist for all Oregon libraries to use in collection development. Year 1 will focus on setting up a sustainable program infrastructure.


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Curry County Library Foundation
Curry County Library Network ILS Migration and Merger with Coos County Coastline Catalog
Grant:  16-02-2m             Grant Award:  $48,111

This Curry County Library Network project will upgrade Curry County libraries (Agness, Chetco, Curry Public, Langlois, and Port Orford) to a modern integrated library system, allowing them to provide current and updated library services such as faceted searching, online account management, automated notifications, and digital resource integration. Curry County libraries will enter into a cooperative agreement with Coos County and the libraries in both counties will share a single catalog and courier service. Together the two counties will be able to provide more comprehensive services, programming, and expanded online access to their rural populations.

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Early Learning Washington County
Bridging Cultures- Growing Early Readers
Grant:  16-03-5m           Grant Award:  $100,000

This project will create family-friendly early literacy book bags containing developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate books in Arabic, Chinese, English, Somaili, Spanish or Vietnamese for Washington County residents. Distribution of bags will be coordinated through the Refugee Self Sufficiency Program (DHS) as well as other community based groups working with refugee communities. A permanent collection of books for refugee families at the Beaverton City Library will also be expanded to serve several high need elementary school catchment areas near the library.

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Independence Public Library
Maker Space to Go
Grant:  16-04-1p             Grant Award:  $35,960

The Independence Public Library will work with a university intern to develop programs and equipment for portable maker space projects that encourage the development of problem solving skills in today's technology-driven world for children, teens and adults. Programs at local libraries (primarily members of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service) will be presented and project kits will be made available to areas libraries, schools and after school programs. This project will allow libraries to better assess and plan for this type of programming.

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Multnomah County Library
Evaluating Listos Para el Kinder, Year 2
Grant:  16-05-3p             Grant Award:  $39,619

This project's goal over a two-year period is to carry out rigorous process and outcomes-based evaluations designed to collect information to improve Multnomah's Listos para el Kínder Program's impact on kindergarten readiness for Spanish-speaking children, implement any needed program modifications and add to the growing body of knowledge about what approaches work best for Spanish-speaking children entering kindergarten. The goal for year two is to conduct an outcomes-based "promising practices" evaluation. This approach will help produce empirical evidence that can be used to promote the program within the community and with potential funders.

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Newberg Public Library
Early Learning Kits
Grant:  16-06-5p             Grant Award:  $58,000

This project will create early literacy kits (based on the Multnomah County model) for 10,000 at-risk families with 0-5 year olds in the Polk, Yamhill, and Marion county region. Distribution will be coordinated with Early Learning Hubs in those counties.

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Orbis Cascade Alliance
Building Digital Collections Capacity for the Northwest: Metadata Cleanup, Training and Support
Grant:  16-07-1a            Grant Award:  $59,950

This project will take tangible steps identified at the 2015 Northwest Digital Summit by building capacity for digital collections metadata cleanup, training, and support. These steps move the Orbis Cascade Alliance closer to submitting an application to be a regional hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

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Oregon Health & Sciences University Library
Public Health in Oregon: Accessing Historical Data for Scientific Discovery, Year 2
Grant:  16-08-1a            Grant Award:  $34,540

The goal of this project is to serve public health professionals and related interdisciplinary researchers by developing a digital resource that provides open access to historical records on public health in Oregon. Access to both scans of original materials, as well as machine-readable datasets extracted from the materials will be a key feature. The second year will focus on completing the collection and promoting the resource throughout the state.

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Oregon Historical Society
Reuniting Finley and Bohlman
Grant:  16-09-1m            Grant Award:  $66,706

The Oregon Historical Society will coordinate with Oregon State University Archives to digitize, preserve and present unique materials and photographs from Oregon conservationists and photographers William L. Finley, Irene Barnhart Finley and Herman T. Bohlman. This collaboration will demonstrate how institutions can align processes to present unified access to shared resources. Public programs about the collections will be presented throughout Oregon.

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Oregon Library Association on behalf of OASL
Oregon School Library Standards Learning Objectives and Grade Level Alignment
Grant:  16-10-1o            Grant Award:  $20,350

OASL seeks to align the Oregon Department of Education-adopted Oregon School Library Standards to a grade level continuum of information literacy skills. Currently the standards have indicators that are not grade specific, making teaching in between grades or schools inconsistent. The project will align the standards to appropriate grades or a range of grades and create a matrix that provides clarity so the standards can be taught across Oregon in a consistent manner and are in a framework that promotes the creation of measurable outcomes.

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Pacific University/Pacific University Libraries
Washington County Unified Oral Histories Project
Grant:  16-11-1a             Grant Award:  $103,442

This project will digitize, preserve, and provide centralized online access to 900 oral histories owned by a dozen different cultural institutions in Washington County. These histories record unique memories of immigration, changing patterns of land use, economic transitions, war and politics. The project will also demonstrate how a large audio-visual collection in analog format can be digitized and preserved at a reasonable cost and in a sustainable manner.

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Springfield Public Library
For Every Student, a Library
Grant:  16-13-1p            Grant Award:  $27,744

Springfield Public Library seeks to provide families with children enrolled in Springfield Public Schools, but reside outside current service boundaries, with library services including a free library card. The grant will initially subsidize the project, but work with community agencies and organizations to develop a sustainable funding mechanism for the services will also take place.

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