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Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Check out new Washington Rural Heritage collections

Another grant cycle for the Washington Rural Heritage project is wrapping up! The folks at the Washington State Library are working with participants from all over the state to put finishing touches on new and existing digital collections. In the past year, nearly 2,000 items have been added to Washington Rural Heritage, a digital collection hosted by the State Library. Five new collections were created, 10 libraries became project partners, and nearly 20 partnerships were formed between libraries and local…

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WSL Updates for March 8, 2014

WSL Updates for March 8, 2014

Volume 14, March 8, 2018 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS 2) FREE BOOKS 3) TURNING OUTWARD TO LEAD CHANGE 4) RENDEZVOUS WITH LOCKED DOORS 5) NATIVE AMERICAN LIBRARY GRANTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) DIGITIZATION GRANTS A new round of grant funding from the Washington State Library (WSL) is available to support Washington libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives related to archival and special collections. Public, academic (two…

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Growing up in Washington’s Finest Dairyland

Growing up in Washington’s Finest Dairyland

From the desk of Evan Robb Former state senator (1969-1980) Gary M. Odegaard stopped in at the Washington State Library last week to share a wealth of unique photographs from his family collection, as well as hours of great stories about growing up in the border town of Sumas, Washington. Deborah Morgan from the Sumas Library met with Odegaard while staff from our Washington Rural Heritage program worked to digitize his photos. It was a fascinating day of learning about life…

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WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

WSL Updates for April 6, 2017

Volume 13, April 6, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS 2) GRANTS FOR DIGITIZATION 3) NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS 4) CIVILITY GOES VIRAL 5) IMLS GRANTS TO STATES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SCHOOL LIBRARY GRANTS The Washington State Library (WSL) is accepting applications for RSL-2: a new cycle of “Refreshing School Libraries” grants. The purpose of the grant is to help bolster schools’ nonfiction collections. We hope to help…

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WSL Updates for March 16, 2017

WSL Updates for March 16, 2017

Volume 13, March 16, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE GRANTS 2) USER EXPERIENCE JUMPSTART 3) METADATA CLEANUP GRANTS 4) ONECLICK 2017 RENEWAL 5) LIBRARY 2.017 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for March 2, 2017

WSL Updates for March 2, 2017

Volume 13, March 2, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) RECRUITING A LIBRARY CONSULTANT 2) FIRST TUESDAYS – CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE 3) PRIVACY LITERACY AT YOUR LIBRARY 4) NCCE ADOBE STORYTELLING ACADEMY 5) STATE OF DIGITIZATION REPORT 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Digital Projects: Year in Review 2016

Digital Projects: Year in Review 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we here at Washington Rural Heritage are at a crossroads. We’re steadily working with our grantees on this past year’s collections, and at the same time, we’re looking forward to the new projects that we will be helping with next year. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take the time to stop and reflect on what our community has accomplished from 2015 to 2016 in their efforts to preserve Washington’s cultural heritage….

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Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner

Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner

From the desk of Evan Robb The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016.  In honor of that centennial celebration, the Port Angeles Public Library—located right on the footsteps of Olympic National Park—recently interviewed a number of its patrons about their experiences visiting, living in, and working at national parks throughout the U.S.  These audio recordings are now accessible online at: http://sos.wa.gov/q/listenup. We especially enjoyed ranger Dean Butterworth’s story of guiding troubled teens on a snowshoeing trip in…

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New Deal-era Art Digitization at the Ellensburg Public Library

New Deal-era Art Digitization at the Ellensburg Public Library

From the desk of Evan Robb Washington Rural Heritage staff hit the road recently to help the Ellensburg Public Library digitize unique works by New Deal-era artist Ernest R. Norling. Known most widely for his important 1939 book on drawing, “Perspective Made Easy,” Norling also made a significant contribution to documenting Washington’s industry and history in the wake of the Great Depression. His murals depicting early pioneers, agricultural workers, Northwest logging crews, or CCC men at work, grace a great…

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Rand’s new position – Federal Collection Executive Manager

Rand’s new position – Federal Collection Executive Manager

You have no doubt heard that Rand Simmons has moved to a new position in the State Library.  His new role is “Federal Collection Executive Manager” a job title certainly, but not really a job description.  So this intrepid reporter decided to dig a little deeper and learn just what exciting things are unfolding with this new State Library initiative.   Wow, Rand has his work cut out. A little background.  The Washington State Library (WSL) is the Federal Regional Depository…

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