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Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library Receives Library Institutional Excellence Award

June 11th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Tribal, Uncategorized No Comments »

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library was awarded the 2014 Library Institutional Excellence Award by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums. Included in the recognition were Tribal Planning Director Leanne Jenkins, library staff including Siri Hiltz, MLIS, Tribal partner JKT Development, Inc.(an enterprise of the Tribe’s Economic Development Authority), and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal community as a whole.

Photo by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Photo by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Established in 2007, the Guardians of Culture, Memory, and Lifeways International Awards Program identifies and recognizes organizations and individuals who serve as outstanding examples of how indigenous archives, libraries, and museums contribute to the vitality and cultural sovereignty of Native nations.

In making the award, ATALM commended the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for bringing its library services into the 21st century, offering opportunities for digital access to treasured tribal collections from anywhere in the world and providing a state-of-the-art library serving an active and integral role in community activities. The creation of the tribally-owned and managed “House of Seven Generations” online archival resource website connects current generations with the tribe’s cultural roots and allowing a glimpse into the rich history of the Jamestown S’Klallam people. In 2012, the tribe renovated Heron Hall, a former community meeting space, into a dynamic center that serves the cultural and information needs of the tribal community, and shares the rich cultural history of the tribe with the world. The library provides materials to homebound elders, conducts reading/literacy programs with children and youth, enhances language-learning services and resources, and collaborates with other tribal programs to develop activities for the benefit of tribal citizens and the public.

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library first opened in 1988, and has always been open to the public. It is located on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus in Blyn at 1070 Old Blyn Highway. Library hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Library Institutional Excellence Award recognizes an indigenous library that profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to its community. Nominees must have developed innovative and effective services and programs that can be replicated by other libraries; partnered successfully with other institutions to improve and enhance services; or demonstrated excellence in service that has impacted the community in a measurable way.

Kudos to Leanne and her team!!!!

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WSL Updates for June 5, 2014

June 5th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) SUMMER READING ROUNDTABLE

2) SHARE YOUR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION TIPS AND TRICKS

3) DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR DIGITAL DIRECTIONS

4) CSLP SEEKS RESEARCHER

5) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for May 8, 2014

May 8th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ARSL FALL CONFERENCE

2) FIRST TUESDAYS – WEEDING MADE EASY

3) MEMORIAL FOR PROFESSOR ELIZA DRESANG

4) LYRASIS EGATHERING FEATURES FUTURIST

5) SURVEYING SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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Preserving the History and Culture of Washington State

April 1st, 2014 Rand Simmons Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Library 21 Initiative, State Library Collections, Tribal No Comments »

From the desk of Brian Frisina

Washingtonians know the importance of preserving the history and culture of our great state.

Mr. Jackson is shown in the Illustrated History of Mason County, by Susan Olsen and Mary Randlette (1978) Additional information on Dick Jackson can be found in the rise and decline of the Olympia oyster, by E. N. Steele [Elma, Wash., Fulco Publications, 1957]

Mr. Jackson is shown in the Illustrated History of Mason County, by Susan Olsen and Mary Randlette (1978) Additional information on Dick Jackson can be found in the rise and decline of the Olympia oyster, by E. N. Steele [Elma, Wash., Fulco Publications, 1957]

One way to preserve our history is by supporting the Washington State Library. Established as a territorial library, the Washington Territorial Library was created by the Organic Act of 1853, which also created the Washington Territory. The Washington State Library is the oldest cultural institution in Washington State and its original collections were chosen by Governor Isaac Stevens, the first Territorial Governor, before he headed West from the East Coast.

Libraries play a very vital role in society. They provide access to both printed and online information, their collections preserve historical moments, and above all they are the stewards of the history and culture of society.

Libraries also provide people with free opportunities to learn through books, magazines, newspapers, and documents. These opportunities uplift our society and helps us to be the best human beings we can be.

I would like to take a moment and share my experience with the Washington State Library. I was working on a project that required digging deep into the history of the State, the history of the First People. I am interested in telling the story of Washington State through the eyes of the First People.

In my research I was looking for some rare images. One image I was looking for was of a person name Dick Jackson, from the Sqauxin Island Nation. Mr. Jackson played an important role in keeping his people from starving during the 1900s. The image on the right was preserved at the Washington State Library.

Through the collections of the Washington State and help from the staff I was able to locate the research material I needed. I share my story with you to highlight the Washington State Library and its role in preserving the history and culture of our great state.

Thank you Washington State Library.

Brian Frisina works at the Washington State Library branch in the Department of Labor and Industries, He is active in American Indian issues.

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The Yakama Nation Library is a recipient of YALSA’s 2014 Great Books Giveaway

March 10th, 2014 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Tribal No Comments »

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What happens when you combine a group of teens with 35 boxes of new books? Short answer, chaos!  Long answer, a bunch of exited young adults who can’t wait to start reading.  Recently YALSA, or Young Adult Library Service Association donated $10,000 in new books to Yakama Nation Library.  Every year YALSA, whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, donates thousands of books to qualifying libraries across the United States.  The Yakama Nation Library is situated between 12 schools within a 5 mile radius. This means students from all these different schools need access to books and information for school reports, language studies and access to books outside school hours.  Before YALSA’s donation many of the books on the Yakama Nation Library’s shelves were out dated. Now with the book donation, the library’s collection has become richer with a more current range of fiction and non-fiction books and media to choose from.  But all this is just words. The best way to understand the joy this award has provided is to see the pictures.

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WSL Updates for March 6, 2014

March 6th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD – DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS ON MARCH 9!

Topics include:

1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANT CYCLE OPEN

2) DIGITAL LITERACY 2014 GRANT CYCLE NOW OPEN

3) FREE BOOKS FOR COMMUNITY READS OR BOOK CLUB KITS

4) PRESERVATION GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS

5) BROADBAND GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE SOON

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for February 27, 2014

February 27th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – STREAMLINE YOUR WEBSITE

2) IMPROVING LIBRARY SERVICES TO TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

3) FREE LANKES BOOK FOR DOWNLOAD

4) SECOND WEBINAR ON IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

5) CELEBRATE PRESERVATION WEEK 2014

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 30, 2014

January 30th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) FIRST TUESDAYS – HUMANITIES WASHINGTON

2) FREE ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR NEW TRUSTEES

3) 2014 BROADBAND GRANT CYCLE

4) CAYAS VISIONARY AWARD NOMINATIONS

5) LIBRARY CE TRAINING INSTITUTE

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 16, 2014

January 16th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, Institutional Library Services, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) 2014 TEEN VIDEO CHALLENGE

2) YOUTH PROGRAM AWARD

3) HUMANITIES WASHINGTON PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES

4) JOHN COTTON DANA AWARD

5) RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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WSL Updates for January 9, 2014

January 9th, 2014 Diane Hutchins Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Grants and Funding, News, Technology and Resources, Training and Continuing Education, Tribal, Updates No Comments »

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Topics include:

1) FREE BOOKS FOR COMMUNITY READS OR CLUB KITS

2) YOUTH SERVICES CONFERENCE

3) ONLINE NORTHWEST—IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR THE EARLY BIRD

4) GET READY FOR TEEN TECH WEEK

5) APPLY NOW FOR BOOKAPALOOZA

6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK

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