[Libs-Or] Books by Mail

Star Khan skhan at lincolncity.org
Tue May 25 15:27:22 PDT 2021

Hi Mark, 

    Here at Driftwood we utilize the "Free matter for the blind and physically impaired" program through USPS: https://faq.usps.com/s/article/What-is-Free-Matter-for-the-Blind-or-Other-Physically-Handicapped-Persons#eligible .  You don't need to register with USPS in order to use the program, you just have to follow certain criteria and it mainly has to do with how you package the material.  Because materials sent this way are not protected against postal inspection,  they need to be packaged in a way that is easy for them to open if needed.  Whatever mailer you use also needs to have these words printed on it: FREE MATTER for the BLIND and PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED.  There are also some rules about what you can send this way but they don't really apply to the types of things we typically send from the library.  So as long as you follow USPS guidelines and can purchase the mailer bags, you should be good to go.   These are pretty similar to the bags that we have:  https://arifkin.com/product/priority-mail-trans-saciiaiaa/     We had our library information printed in the upper left hand corner and the required language printed along the bottom.  Hope this helps you a bit.  Let me know if you have any more questions:)  

Star Khan
Outreach Services Coordinator- Coordinadora de Servicios de Alcance
Past President REFORMA Oregon 2019-2020
Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
City of Lincoln City  |  Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101 Ste 201  |  Lincoln City, OR
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E: skhan at lincolncity.org  | W: driftwoodlib.org

Un idioma distinto es una visión diferente de la vida.
A different language is a different version of life  ~ Federico Fellini

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   4. IFC Tuesday Topic, May 2021 (Katlyn Temple)


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Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 16:39:03 +0000
From: FUQUA Ross * SLO <Ross.FUQUA at slo.oregon.gov>
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Announcing Northwest Digital Heritage!
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Hello all,
Sorry for cross-posting, but.... we have big news!

We are incredibly excited and honored to announce the launch of a new program at the State Library of Oregon, Department of Library Services & Development!

Northwest Digital Heritage<https://www.northwestdigitalheritage.org/> (NWDH) is a new joint effort between the State Library of Oregon, the Oregon Heritage Commission, and the Washington State Library (Office of the Washington Secretary of State). NWDH now serves as one of the newest service hubs of the Digital Public Library of America<https://dp.la/> (DPLA), a national discovery platform which aggregates over 40 million historical and cultural items from digital collections throughout the United States. Our hub currently aggregates more than 85,000 digitized items from over 70 contributing institutions across Oregon and Washington, with plans to grow and expand in the coming months and years. Contributing institutions include the Oregon Historical Society, Multnomah County Library, Densho, Seattle Public Library, Spokane Public Library, and the State Library of Oregon as well as many, many others. Oregon and Washington collections can be viewed together here<https://dp.la/s  earch?pa  rtner=%22Northwest%20Digital%20Heritage%22>.

The State Library of Oregon will be working closely with the Oregon Heritage Commission to provide training, tools, guidance, and technology infrastructure to Oregon communities who have cultural heritage collections to share. This partnership is the result of ongoing conversations which began (well before and) during a 2015 Northwest Digital Collections Summit<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/c.php?g=827879&p=5911069> hosted by the State Library of Oregon, and was also greatly informed by a 2018 Oregon Digital Collections Survey<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/OH/Documents/Digital_Heritage_Collections_Results.pdf> conducted by the Oregon Heritage Commission. As we develop a model for serving Oregon libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations, this new program will leverage many strengths of the Washington Rural Heritage<https://washingtonruralheritage.org/> digitization program of the Washington State Library - a highly successful effort that has helped reveal
  and pro
 vide virtual access to a multitude of collections from diverse communities throughout Washington.

Northwest Digital Heritage is funded by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Oregon and Washington state libraries administer this funding to enhance library services throughout the region. Additional funding is provided through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Heritage Commission, as well as the Oregon Cultural Trust.

I'll be your point of contact for NWDH for libraries in Oregon, so please reach out to me with your questions and input.

Ross Fuqua, MA, MLIS (he/him)
Data & Digital Projects Consultant
State Library of Oregon
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Save the Dates: Upcoming Infopeople Webinars
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Please see below for two webinars coming up early in June:


Introduction to Web Accessibility<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=984&reset=1>, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (noon - 1:30pm Pacific Time) A Project Enable Webinar Hosted by Infopeople Presented by: Laura Solomon

Are you concerned that your library's website isn't meeting accessibility standards? In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library's site for potential issues. We'll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

Topics for this 90-minute webinar include: What accessibility means in a web context, and how it differs from web usability; legal issues surrounding web accessibility and how these can affect libraries; national and international standards commonly used for accessibility evaluations, and which to use, when; an introduction to automated validators and what they can and cannot do; actual code examples for both good and bad implementations of some common HTML elements .

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

*         Know what website accessibility is and why it matters, including from a legal standpoint.

*         Learn of the two main standards used for website accessibility and when to apply them.

*         Understand how automated validators work and what they can and cannot do.

*         Learn several code examples, both good and bad, for increasing accessibility.
This webinar will be of interest to: library workers of all types at all levels of their organizations interested in web accessibility.

For a complete description and to REGISTER NOW: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=984&reset=1
(Note: The Zoom meeting room limits registration to 100 people)

This webinar is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Lifelong Learning Continuing Education grant and Infopeople, the Califa training arm, in collaboration with Syracuse University and Project ENABLE.

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict<https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=981&reset=1>, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @noon Pacific Time Presented by: Lisa Maxwell, Director of the Training Institute at the National Conflict Resolution Center

As libraries begin to open their doors and people begin to re-engage in the community, the transition to normalcy may take time. The lack of socialization caused by the pandemic may impact the ability of community members to engage in the public space skillfully. Library staff may be faced with a demanding public as they themselves are adjusting back to work.

This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others. These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted.

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, participants will:

*         Be prepared to navigate challenging conversations with co-workers and patrons.

*         Understand human underlying needs and be able to incorporate that knowledge into their ability to defuse upset individuals.

*         Be more thoughtful in their words and actions when conflicts occur.
This webinar will be of interest to: All library staff who want to learn about ideas and practices around managing conflicts, even for skilled communicators to reflect on why their approach seems to work so well.

For a complete description and to REGISTER NOW: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=981&reset=1

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on the announcement page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Gini Ambrosino
Infopeople Project Assistant
assist at Infopeople.org<mailto:assist at Infopeople.org>

Darci Hanning, MLIS (she/her/hers)
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator State Library of Oregon darci.hanning at slo.oregon.gov<mailto:darci.hanning at slo.oregon.gov> | 971-375-3491 www.oregon.gov/library<http://www.oregon.gov/library>
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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 18:13:17 +0000
From: Mark Rose <mrose at hermiston.or.us>
To: "LIBS-OR (libs-or at omls.oregon.gov)" <libs-or at omls.oregon.gov>
Subject: [Libs-Or] Books by Mail
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I am looking to start a books my mail program for homebound individuals. I'd be interested to know who else is offering such a service and how they are working with the postal service and the types of supplies they are using.


Mark Rose
Director, Hermiston Public Library
mrose at hermiston.or.us<mailto:mrose at hermiston.or.us>
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Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 11:54:50 -0700
From: Katlyn Temple <kat at chetcolibrary.org>
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Subject: [Libs-Or] IFC Tuesday Topic, May 2021
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OLA IFC Tuesday Topics May 2021: The Impact of Police Presence on Intellectual Freedom

Welcome to Tuesday Topics, a monthly series covering topics with intellectual freedom implications for libraries of all types. Each message is prepared by a member of OLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee or a guest writer. Questions can be directed to the author of the topic or to the IFC Committee.

The Impact of Police Presence on Intellectual Freedom

When we train new hires at my library, safety is one of the first things that we discuss. And when our trainees ask me what situations warrant a 911 call, my advice to them is this:

Emergency services are for emergencies?immediate threats to someone?s health and safety. If you?re in a situation where you?re wondering whether you should dial 911, then there?s probably something else you can do before you make the choice to pick up the phone.

There are many reasons that we give this advice to new hires, emphasize fair rule enforcement and deescalation tactics, and invest in trainings <http://www.homelesslibrary.com/> that prompt staff to critically consider the impact of law enforcement interactions on their visitors. While we recognize that we still have more work to do on this front, our choice to foster and promote this culture does not just stem from a point of compassion; it also stems from a desire to protect the intellectual freedom rights of everyone we serve. This includes Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and persons experiencing homelessness?communities which have historically been targeted by police.

In a 2020 American Libraries article
Cass Balzer reported on librarians who are active in the Library Freedom Project
and are taking steps to divest from a heavy law enforcement presence on their campuses. This article and others posit that the principles of Intellectual Freedom and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion can--and should--go hand in hand. As LFP director Alison Macrina pointed out, ?If you are a person who is targeted by police, and you?re in a library when police come in, you?re going to change your behavior. You?re going to self-censor.?

These acts of ?self-censorship? can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. It could prompt a person to abandon a book they were reading, move away from the stacks they were browsing, or log off a computer session early. It could also prompt someone to leave the library and its resources behind for the day?or even for good.

Each library?s ability and approach to reducing unnecessary police presence in their buildings may look different, based on the bodies that govern them and the resources at their disposal. But there are universal questions that we can all ask ourselves as we seek to build environments that protect the intellectual freedom of everyone who visits the library:


   Does the language of my library?s behavior policy treat everyone fairly?
   And are those rules enforced consistently and compassionately?

   Are staff members trained to recognize which situations warrant
   immediate emergency services intervention, and which do not?

   Does my library need surveillance technology, such as CCTV? If the
   answer is yes, how can we minimize its impact and write policies that
   safeguard the information it captures?

   Is my library required to have armed, uniformed police or private
   security staff patrol the building? If so, why? What alternatives might
   exist to foster a safe environment and connect vulnerable people to
   resources they need?

Intellectual Freedom does not begin and end with the language in our collection development policies. It manifests in the environments we choose to foster as well.

Katlyn Temple

OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Member

Assistant Director, Chetco Community Public Library

Works Cited

Balzer, Cass. ?Rethinking police presence: Libraries consider divesting from law enforcement.? American Libraries, 8 July 2020, https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2020/07/08/rethinking-police-presence/

?It?s not enough to say Black Lives Matter--libraries must divest from the police.? Library Freedom Project, 9 Jun. 2020,

?Librarian?s Guide to Homelessness.? Ryan Dowd, 2021.

Katlyn Temple, MLS
Assistant Director
Chetco Community Public Library
Currently Reading:* Beartown, *by Fredrik Backman
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