Monthly Archives: January 2013

A brief pause in our history lesson

I will return to our history of libraries and early learning in Oregon next week. This week I want to share a concept with you that I think can be the key to early learning hubs that are being created … Continue reading

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A Short History of Libraries and Early Learning in Oregon-Part Deux

In late fall of 2005, an LSTA grant was awarded to Multnomah County Library for “Planning for a Statewide Early Literacy Initiative.” The purpose of this project was to develop a coordinated statewide early literacy initiative plan featuring public libraries … Continue reading

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A Short History of Libraries and Early Learning in Oregon-Part one

I am taking a page from Charles Dickens and will be serializing this Short History over three weeks. I think I have mentioned in one or more of my past posts, we are on the cusp of revolution here in … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to me + library travels

I began working at the Oregon State Library seventeen years ago today. On January 8, 1996 I became the youth services consultant. It has been both action packed and fun filled. I’m pretty sure I won’t be at OSL for … Continue reading

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Bonus Content

For those of you who are missing the best books of the year list that Jim Scheppke always wrote for the last issue of Letter to Libraries Online each year, he has posted the 2012 list on the Oregon Library … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

I’m pretty excited about the draft of the Early Learning Council’s Community Based Coordinators workgroup report. I sent out the following message on December 21st I have been involved in an Early Learning Council workgroup for the last several month … Continue reading

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