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Washington Rural Heritage Grants help rural communities

Washington Rural Heritage Grants help rural communities

Across Washington state, public libraries have led the way in preserving unique local history collections with help from the Washington State Library’s Washington Rural Heritage program. Currently in its 12th year, this program provides small cultural heritage institutions with grants, training, and a digital platform to bring largely hidden community collections online and make them accessible to all. To date, more than 150 institutions — primarily libraries and museums — have contributed to the collection. According to Evan Robb, Digital…

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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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Preserving eastern Washington’s rural heritage

Preserving eastern Washington’s rural heritage

Several public libraries in eastern Washington have been hard at work this year preserving local history with assistance from the State Library’s Washington Rural Heritage program. Whitman County Library, based in Colfax, continues its countywide campaign to digitize the unique historical materials held by small museums and historical societies, local families, clubs, and other community organizations. In its tenth year, the Library’s program now features material from more than a dozen organizations and over 130 family photo collections. The Whitman…

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WSL Updates for August 17, 2017

WSL Updates for August 17, 2017

Volume 13, August 17, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) SEEKING LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS 2) RURAL HERITAGE GRANT AWARDS 3) WIKIPEDIA + LIBRARIES: BETTER TOGETHER 4) ACADEMIC LIBRARIES TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES 5) STATEWIDE PURCHASING & CONTRACTING WORKSHOP 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) SEEKING LIBRARY COUNCIL MEMBERS The mission of the Library Council of Washington (LCW) is to help all Washington citizens access library services, information, and resources. The LCW advises the State Librarian and…

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2015 WA Rural Heritage grants go to 6 libraries

2015 WA Rural Heritage grants go to 6 libraries

–Summertime skiing at Mount Baker, 1938. From the Archives’ Mount Baker Foothills Collections at the Rural Heritage Program.   Six libraries across Washington soon will be able to begin digitizing their historic collections for the public to see and enjoy after receiving grants through the Washington Rural Heritage program. The six grant recipients are: Asotin County Library in partnership with Asotin County Museum ($5,000). Ellensburg Public Library ($2,141). Kettle Falls Public Library, Libraries of Stevens County ($4,259). La Conner Regional…

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WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

WSL Updates for October 4, 2012

Volume 8, October 4, 2012 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE 2) EBOOKS AND EREADERS SURVEY 3) FREE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP 4) CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK CHAPTERS 5) SCHOOL LIBRARY HUMANITIES AWARD 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK ————————————————————————————————————— 1) NEWS FROM WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE Seven public libraries throughout the state recently completed work on 2011 LSTA grant projects for Washington Rural Heritage. The WSL-led digitization initiative currently provides online access…

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Reed honored for library support

Reed honored for library support

(Photo courtesy of Whitman County Library) During his visit to southeastern Washington, Secretary of State Reed was honored in Colfax by Whitman County Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick as the library’s Supporter of the Month. Pictured with Reed and Kirkpatrick is Patrick McDonald (right), Reed’s Whitman County liaison. Kirkpatrick thanked Reed for helping save the Washington State Library by merging it into the Office of Secretary of State. Here is more information on Reed’s latest honor. Please follow and like us:

Washington Rural Heritage 2011-2012 Grant Cycle Open

Washington Rural Heritage 2011-2012 Grant Cycle Open

From the desk of Evan Robb A new grant cycle is open for Washington Rural Heritage, a statewide digitization initiative for small rural libraries and partnering organizations. To date, more than 60 cultural institutions throughout Washington have contributed to this growing digital collection of historically significant materials. Learn more about the project and see the full list of contributors here. Both public and tribal libraries are eligible to apply for this grant; priority consideration will be given to libraries that…

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New Material for Whitman County Heritage

New Material for Whitman County Heritage

From the desk of Evan Robb The Washington Rural Heritage initiative is pleased to announce several new digital collections–the result of a year’s worth of hard work on the part of four public libraries receiving 2008/2009 LSTA grant funding from WSL. We’ll be featuring material from our new collections all this week. Horses struck by lightning near St. John, Washington, 1940. Click image for full record. Our first new addition came from Whitman County Library, which continued to add to…

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Clippings, June 3, 2009

Clippings, June 3, 2009

Clippings, June 3, 2009 When all was said and done, the vision of Ferndale’s future came down to green and red dots.  Those dots made a swimming pool, downtown revitalization and a new Ferndale library (Whatcom County Library System) unofficial winner’s during the fourth annual community Coordinating Association meeting Thursday, May 7. (Bellingham Herald, 5.8.09) http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/901958.html This month, Pierce County Library System (PCLS) will hold 16 public meetings in Pierce County for residents to hear proposed improvements and give comments…

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