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Letter to Libraries Online
A Monthly Newsletter
from the Oregon State Library
State Library Board To Meet in Salem
The State Library Board will meet at the Oregon State Library in Salem on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Board will discuss the upcoming meeting of the Emergency Board and the 2015-2017 OSL Budget process. They will also address the topic of moving the Oregon Center for the Book to Oregon Humanities. An open forum will be held at 2:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board at the open forum on any topic.
Kim Stafford to Give Poetry Month Lecture on April 16
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Oregon State Library invites you to “William Stafford in Oregon,” a lecture by Kim Stafford. The lecture will be at noon, April 16th, in Room 103 of the State Library.
This year marks the centennial of the birth of Oregon poet William Stafford (1914-1993). The National Book Award winning author served as the Oregon Poet Laureate under three governors from 1975 to 1990. In this presentation, we will hear a range of poems about Oregon, as a celebration of William Stafford’s literary affection for the state. Kim Stafford, son of William Stafford, is a poet and essayist, and has taught writing at Lewis and Clark College since 1979. The State Library is also hosting the exhibit “Remembering William Stafford,” featuring books from the Oregon Poetry Collection, poetry broadsides, and photographs of Stafford. The exhibit will be on display until December 2014.
State Library Now Accepting Letters of Interest for Edge Initiative Participation in 2014
The Oregon State Library has fifteen openings for public libraries to participate in the next phase of the national launch of the Edge Initiative. Public libraries may submit a letter of interest via email to Darci Hanning by the April 30th. The Edge Toolkit has been designed to assist public libraries in meeting their individual demands and challenges of providing technology and technology services in alignment with community priorities and to plan for future technology needs.
The first fifteen libraries to submit a letter of interest will be eligible to participate in the next round of assessments, training, and planning resources for free throughout 2014. Participating libraries will be expected to register online in May and complete the 2-4 hour technology assessment for their library (including any branches) by July 31st. Additional training and resources will be available to libraries who complete the assessment. Questions? Please contact Darci Hanning (503-378-2527 or email).
Moses Fund Used for Music Therapy Resources
Joy Turner Moses taught piano and violin in Salem for 40 years. A 1911 graduate of Willamette University, she opened her music studio in 1925 and taught until her death, in 1961. Her studio was located in her home, at 325 Capitol St. NE. This is now the approximate location of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Group Rhythm and Drumming with Older Adults: Music Therapy Techniques and Multimedia Training Guide: by B. Reuter, et al., Am. Music Therapy Assoc., with DVD. Includes 4 week training curriculum for group drumming with adults with DVD demonstrating technique.
An Introduction to Music Therapy, Theory and Practice, 3rd ed.: by Wm. Davis, et al., Am. Music Therapy Assoc. Provides an overview of music therapy, populations served by music therapists and professional issues in music therapy.
Therapeutic Uses of Music with Older Adults, 2nd ed.: by A. Clair and J Memmott, Am. Music Therapy Assoc. Music therapy is used to manage many behavioral problems of older adults as well as assist in physical rehabilitation, relaxation, palliative care and to help with caregiver stress. The appendices cover several relaxation techniques.
Music Techniques in Therapy, Counseling, and Special Education, 3rd ed.: by Standley & Jones, Am. Music Therapy Assoc. Includes many lessons with objectives and an extensive section of music repertoire lists appropriate for special populations/situations.
Medical Music Therapy: A Model Program for Clinical Practice, Education, Training, and Research: by J. Standley, et al. Am. Music Therapy Assoc. A collaborative effort between Florida State University Music Therapy Program and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, this is a valuable resource for staff who plan to initiate a medical music therapy program, an “arts in medicine” program, or a music therapy clinical specialty area. It provides a model for music therapy educators, students, clinicians, and hospital administrators.
Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer: by C.H. Hamill, OSU Press. This is the first volume from the new series, First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies, from OSU Press. The author covers the power of song and music in the lives and history of Native Americans from the Columbia Plateau region.
Announcing Fizz Boom Save!
The Oregon State Library, Oregon Library Association, and Oregon College Savings Plan (OCSP) partner annually on the summer reading sweepstakes; this year called Fizz Boom Save. There are two changes: 1) the prize for youth was reduced from a $1,000 to a $529 Oregon College Savings Plan, and 2) the entry forms are now available in Spanish. Library directors received instructions for ordering Spanish entry forms in March. In the future, libraries will order the Spanish entry forms via the summer reading statistics and ordering survey just like the other sweepstakes material, summer reading certificates, and summer reading manuals are ordered.
State Library Staff Participate in OLA Conference
The annual Oregon Library Association Conference will be April 16th-18th in Salem, and State Library staff are looking forward to participating. State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen will present a session on “Your 21st Century State Library” about changes at the State Library. State Library staff will be involved in presenting during other sessions: Katie Anderson in “Two Minute Reviews of Works by Oregon Authors,” Arlene Weible in “Plaintiffs, Pills, and Passports: How to Reply to Legal, Medical, and Government Services Questions” and “What’s New (and not New) with the Statewide Database Licensing Program?,” Jennifer Maurer in “Explore the Core: Libraries and the English Language Arts Common Core Standards,” Heather Pitts in “RDA One Year In,” and MaryKay Dahlgreen in “A Digital Collections Plan for Oregon.” State Library staff members Arlene Weible, Darci Hanning, and Jey Wann have also been involved in the 2014 Conference Committee. Library Development Services and Talking Book & Braille Services, divisions of the State Library, will each have a table in the exhibits area, and representatives of those program areas encourage you to stop by and visit. We hope to see many of you at the OLA Conference this year!
Oregon State Library
Government Research Services Manager: 503-378-5030, Margie Harrison.
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