[Libs-Or] Letter to Libraries Online April 2015

Jessica Rondema jessica.rondema at state.or.us
Wed Apr 1 08:54:01 PDT 2015

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Letter to Libraries Online

A Monthly Newsletter from the Oregon State Library

Volume 25, Issue 4, April 2015

Library Board News
State Library News
Contacts at the State Library

Vision: All Oregonians have the information essential to be engaged citizens, to strengthen our communities, and to build a prosperous state.

Mission: The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians who are print-disabled, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries.

Library Board News

State Library Board Met at the Salem Public Library on March 20th

The Oregon State Library Board met on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Salem Public Library in Salem. The Board heard a report on Libraries of Oregon<http://librariesoforegon.org/> and approved the changes to Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 543. The Board also discussed the State Librarian evaluation process and the Board's role in the State Library's Strategic Plan. For more information about the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees, please visit our Library Board of Trustees webpage<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/Pages/2bdinfo.aspx>.

State Library Board to Meet at the Eugene Convention Center on April 15th

The Oregon State Library Board will meet on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Eugene Hilton & Conference Center in Eugene in conjunction with the Oregon Library Association Conference<http://www.olaweb.org/ola-conference-2015>. The Board will hear a report from the OLA President and will vote on new members for the Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council. An open forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board on any topic at the open forum.

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State Library News

Improved Photograph Search Part of New Online Catalog

[Catalog]On March 20th, the Government Information and Library Services division of the Oregon State Library went live with a new online library catalog powered by SirsiDynix. The new catalog offers improved access to the library's comprehensive collection of Oregon government documents, extensive collection of Oregon heritage books, periodicals, maps, etc., and resources for state employees. The new catalog also offers easier online access to larger, digitized photographs from the library's collections. Photographs may be discovered searching all the collections simultaneously or be searched as a unique collection.

[MagBoys]Currently there are nearly 20,000 prints, negatives, and slides in the State Library's collections, more than 8,000 of which have been digitized. The collection contains images covering a wide range of Oregon-related subjects, including images compiled by the WPA Oregon Writers' Project and photographs of the Oregon legislature, state officials, and state buildings. Most photographs are dated before 1950. The photos are available to anyone for personal use. For use in publications or web sites, please include proper attribution. For more information on use of photographs see the Photograph Collection<https://ccrls.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/oslenterprise/?rm=PHOTOS0|||1|||3|||true> webpage.

Change is Coming to Oregon's LSTA Program

Normally, LSTA grant proposals would be winging their way to the State Library, but Oregon's LSTA program is changing process and timeline. The process is moving from a two proposal to one proposal process. Proposals will be due next April, 2016. This applies to competitive and ongoing statewide grants. Grants will start July 1, 2016 and run twelve months. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Reed<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us> at 503-378-5027.

OSL at OLA Conference April 16 & 17

[OLAConfLogo]What does the State Library offer, and what can we do for you? Come visit the Oregon State Library<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/pages/index.aspx> booth at Oregon Library Association conference and find out.

Staff from Library Support<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/pages/index.aspx> and Talking Books<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/TalkingBooks/pages/index.aspx> will be there eager to visit with you about the services offered by the State Library.

Find out about Public Library Statistics, Summer Reading, LSTA grants, statewide databases and how you can help patrons sign up for Talking Books. Get a peek at our special collections. Ask questions.

And as an added incentive, there is the return of the M&M's...Sweet! See you at Booth #14.

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Oregon State Library

Library Support and Development Services: 503-378-2525, Ferol Weyand<mailto:FerolWeyand at oslmail.osl.state.or.us>, Darci Hanning<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>, Ann Reed<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>, Jennifer Maurer<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>, Katie Anderson<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, Arlene Weible<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>, Susan Westin<mailto:susan.b.westin at state.or.us>.

Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library Manager: 503-378-5435, Susan Westin<mailto:susan.b.westin at state.or.us>.
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Government Information and Library Services Manager: 503-378-5030, Margie Harrison<mailto:margie.harrison at state.or.us>.

State Librarian: 503-378-4367, MaryKay Dahlgreen<mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>.

Letter to Libraries Online Editor: 503-378-2464, Jessica Rondema<mailto:jessica.rondema at state.or.us>.

Letter to Libraries Online is published monthly by the Oregon State Library. It is available free of charge and is published only in electronic form on the publications page<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/Pages/publications.aspx> on the Oregon State Library's website<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL>.

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