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Publications of the People

There is a new exhibit at the State Library on the 2nd floor,¬† Publications of the People: The History and Art of Oregon Documents. The Government Information and Library Services division of the State Library has been collecting the publications … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love policy?

I wanted to mention a couple of items that have come across my desk this week that I think will be of interest to you: Katie Anderson, our stellar youth services consultant, has completed the 2013-2014 Ready to Read Grant … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Two blog posts came to me this week that inspired me to talk a little bit about IMLS and the enormous impact a small federal agency with limited funds can have on Oregon libraries and Oregonians. Since the 1950’s states … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I wonder if all of you are having as difficult time believing it is 2015 as I am? Someone told me the other day that we are now just as close to 2030 as we are to 2000… We have … Continue reading

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Way Out West

I have been in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week for the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) annual meeting. The Wyoming state librarian was our host and she arranged for beautiful weather, a visit to the fabulous National Museum … Continue reading

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All Hail School Libraries and Librarians!

The Oregon Association of School Libraries (a division of the Oregon Library Association) has issued a call to action to parents and supporters of school libraries¬† They note that fewer than 200 licensed school librarians remain in the state of … Continue reading

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“Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings–“

I don’t have many things to talk of, but I do have a few: 1. StORytime Oregon has been launched and I hope that all Oregon libraries take advantage of the educational opportunity. As we all know, early literacy is … Continue reading

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