Feb. 1, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 7) – Happenings
USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Program Workshop
-Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
-Video Teleconference from 6 locations: Willamette ESD, 2611 Pringle Rd SE, Salem; Southern Oregon ESD, 101 N. Grape St, Medford; Umatilla-Morrow ESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton; Malheur ESD, 363 “A” St, W, Vale; High Desert ESD, 145 SE Salmon Ave, Suite A, Redmond; Union/Baker ESD, 10100 N. McAlister Rd, Island City
The USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America through the use of advanced telecommunications technologies. The DLT workshop is intended to benefit rural educational and health organizations in Oregon that are interested in applying for DLT funding.
It will be conducted on Wednesday, February 13 by USDA Rural Development Utilities Program telecommunications general field representatives who will discuss the program and application particulars – supported by PowerPoint presentations, and who will answer questions from the participants. The USDA presenters will be Wes Lannen and Joe Bradley. Also, there will be representatives from several organizations that have been awarded DLT funding to discuss their projects and experiences.
Elsevier Web 2.0 Webinars
Elsevier has started offering a number of free webinar training opportunities – some on their products, but a number are focused on current issues within librarianship (RSS feeds, academic libraries created online learning environments, etc – and they are taking suggestions for future workshop topics)
Their Training Desk website:
Robin Paynter, email@example.com
American Indian Youth Literature Awards Announced
On January 15 the American Indian Library Association (AILA) announced the 2008 recipients of its American Indian Youth Literature Awards. This new literary award was established in 2006 to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Award winning titles present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in present and past contexts. Winning titles are selected in three categories: picture book, middle school, and young adults. Each winner receives $500 and a custom-made beaded medallion which will be present at ALA’s conference in Anaheim, CA. Go to the AILA website (http://aila.library.sd.gov/default.asp) for descriptions of the 2008 winning titles, authors, and awards event.
The 2008 American Indian Youth Literature Awards go to:
Picture Book: Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridge. Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.
Middle School: Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow. National Geographic, 2006.
Young Adult: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Little Brown Publishers, 2007.
BCR Training on People Watching
“People Watching With a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It”
Speaker: Ann P. Bishop and Nancy Kranich
Cost: Free to Library Staff of Oregon Libraries
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008, 9:00a-10:30 a.m.
How many times have you planned and prepared a program or service based on what you thought was a community need?? And how many of these didn’t quite work out like you thought? Libraries, public, school, and academic, are re-visioning their roles in communities, moving beyond the rapidly outdated paradigm of creating services for patrons and students and instead partnering with community members in building meaningful experiences: whether those happen within the library’s walls, on a digital network, or in cultural and political spaces. Taking an asset-based, grassroots view, librarians and library educators advocate using a community informatics model toward library services, where significant, even delightful engagement can happen. In this program, we discuss this paradigm shift, why it’s so necessary, and what it looks like in the real world. This teleconference is 90 minutes in length. Go to http://bcr.org/training/teleconferences/ for additional information.
View the training via webcast from your personal computer or a computer you can access easily. Or you may attend a group session at a location near year. Please review the host sites (http://bcr.org/training/teleconferences/sites/oregon/PeopleWatch.html) to find a convenient location.
How to Register:
To register for the webcast, register online at (http://bcr.org/training/teleconferences/register.html).
OCLC Training Opportunities
Check the OCLC Western Training website, http://www.oclc.org/western/training/region/all.htm, for a list of upcoming trainings on cataloging and metadata, collection management, digitization and preservation, librarianship, reference and public service, resource sharing, technology, and technology.
LSTA Grant Application Info for 2009
The State Library is pleased to inform you that the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) “General Information and Grant Guidelines” packet for federal fiscal year 2009 is now available. Instead of sending a paper copy, we are sending this email to let you know where to access the packet. If you need a paper copy of the packet sent to you, please contact Mary Mayberry at (503) 378-2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about LSTA competitive grants in general can be found via: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/LSTAcomp.shtml.
Grant proposals are due at the State Library by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2008.
For multi-year grant projects seeking a second or third year of funding, please use the form found in Appendix D.
Grant applications need to be in accordance with the “Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Five-Year State Plan, 2008-2012″ which is summarized in the packet as Appendix A. The full Plan and many other resources for LSTA grant applicants can be found on the Grants / Aid to Libraries page of the Oregon State Library website (http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD). Resources include information about past grants and Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council minutes.
If you have questions about the Grant Guidelines, LSTA grant program, or have difficulty downloading a form, please feel free to contact Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator. Ann can be reached at (503) 378-5027, or email@example.com.
PNLA Conference Proposals
The deadline has been extended for Conference Proposals for the 2008 PNLA Conference in Post Falls, ID. Details are below…
The theme for the 2008 PNLA Conference is “Libraries Go WILD! Beyond the Expected! The conference is to be held August 6-9 at the Templin’s Resort in Post Falls, Idaho.
We have had a great response to the initial call for programming proposals but there are few spaces yet to fill. The deadline for the 2nd call for proposals is February 15th.
Please consider submitting a program proposal in one of these areas:
1. Technology (Sharp Sticks)
2. Collection Promotion and Outreach (Smoke Signals)
3. Management, Professional Development, and Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)
4. Instruction / Learning (Trail Blazers)
5. General Interest (Bear Stew)
If you have already submitted a programming proposal, we’ll get back to you in late February / early March (if not sooner) with an official response.
Programming slots are filling up fast. So don’t delay!
There is an online submission form for proposals available here:
Your proposal should include the following information:
Name, Affiliation, Position/title, Contact information, Program title, Format (single speaker, panel, hands-on, etc), Speaker needs, Equipment needs (if any), Program description and goals, Any special requirements or additional information:
Please contact Elaine Watson with questions or concerns.
firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 426-1737
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