[Library Media] Fwd: [uln] 2014 LSTA Project Sub-Grants Announcement & DHA Support-Early Press Release

Stephen Matthews smatthews at utah.gov
Thu Jul 17 09:41:00 MDT 2014


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Subject: [uln] 2014 LSTA Project Sub-Grants Announcement & DHA
Support-Early Press Release
To: Utah Library Network <uln at list.utah.gov>

*Department of Heritage and Arts/State Library Division*

*Implement Library Projects             *

This year 22 Utah libraries of all types will be able to expand their
services thanks to over $300,000 in grants allocated through the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) <http://www.imls.gov/>, a federal
agency which supports Utah libraries through the Library Services and
Technology Act (LSTA), and administers grant dollars through the Utah State
Library Division.

In addition, in order to further support these efforts of the Utah State
Library to maximize the reach and scope of Library Services and Technology
Act (LSTA) grant funding, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts has
elected to implement the newspaper digitization projects proposed in the
applications from the Springville Public Library and the Park City Library.

“Digitizing significant portions of the Springville Herald and Park Record
newspaper back issues dovetails perfectly with our department’s ongoing
efforts to make Utah’s newspapers available online,” said Julie Fisher,
executive director of the Department of Heritage & Arts. “We look forward
to working with these two wonderful libraries, and leveraging our
digitization expertise and partnership with the Utah Digital Newspapers

To date, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts has digitized 405,456 pages
of Utah newspapers from the collection of the Utah State Historical
Society, all of which are now available online via the Utah Digital
Newspapers portal. The projects proposed by the Springville Public Library
and the Park City Library will be used as a demonstration project to
explore how state resources can be utilized to digitize newspapers outside
of the Historical Society’s collection.

 “LSTA funds are intended to help libraries develop their central roles as
community builders and used to promote improvements in services to all
types of libraries,” says State Librarian Donna Jones Morris. “This latest
round of grants is to be divided among school, public and academic
libraries to help support a wide array of programs from literacy to
providing broad access to databases.”

Morris says applications submitted were reviewed by committees of
librarians from across the state who had the tough task of prioritizing the
grants, making recommendations and final decisions.  Morris says their
efforts are appreciated. She also acknowledged the work of Dr. Stephen
Matthews, USL Grants Coordinator.

The 2014 LSTA Sub-Grant recipients include: ten grants for Collection
projects totaling $98,778, three grants for Digitization projects totaling
$56,054, and nine grants for Technology totaling $145,171 were awarded for
a grand total of 22 grant awards totaling $300,003.  Eleven of the grant
recipients are public libraries, six are school libraries and five are
academic libraries. The grant award period begins August 1, 2014 and ends
June 30, 2015.

Today the Utah State Library is announcing the awards of the 2014 LSTA
Sub-Grant recipients. Ten grants for Collection projects totaling $98,778,
three grants for Digitization projects totaling $56,054, and nine grants
for Technology totaling $145,171 were awarded for a grand total of 22 grant
awards totaling $300,003.  Eleven of the grant recipients are public
libraries, six are school libraries and 5 are academic libraries. The grant
award period begins August 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015.





Albion Middle School Library

“U-Knighted” To Increase Comprehension Through E-books
                  The new Utah State ELA core curriculum shifts necessitate
that an increased number of motivating and engaging non-fiction,
content-area reading materials aligned with objectives from the core
curriculum be available for all teachers and students, and we need
additional materials to successfully implement this program.


Delta High School, and consortium of middle schools from Millard, Beaver,
Garfield, Kane, Iron, Washington District and Charter Schools

Students Growing in eSTRIDE                  This grant will allow middle
school students and teachers in the region access to eBooks through a
collaboration across our six districts and charters with a previous grant
called eSTRIDE, a high-quality engaging library resource for high school in
the region.


Emery County Library System, Orangeville Branch

Good-bye Melvil Dewey!                              The library needs to
replace Dewey and implement a BISAC system of shelving, beginning in the
non-fiction section, to better serve all patrons.


Ephraim Public Library

Story-hour enhancement and other Children's
Programs                          Additional avenues of learning  for
"in-need" children are both beneficial and essential through more hands-on
reading activities for our 3-8 yr olds, and more stimulating and
challenging activities for our 9-18 yr olds.


Garland Public Library

Empowering Today’s Teens                      This project will implement
new programming that will help educate, strengthen, and empower the teens
within our community and surrounding areas. Our teens are challenged daily
with bullying, teen pregnancy, dating violence, and attempted suicides.


North Davis Junior High  Norseman Nook Library

Norsemen Read Every Day to Explore Their
Futures                                                         This
project will purchase digital and print titles to support literacy in the
classroom and provide support for Program Care, an after school program,
with library services and career exploration workshops.


Orem Public Library

Access 24/7                                               This grant seeks
to increase the use of the Library's digital services by making the
collection larger and more enticing, adding additional services, and by
alerting patrons to these items with extensive advertising.


Saratoga Springs Public Library

Immersion Collection to Support Local
Schools                                                      The specific
areas of Spanish, Chinese, and young adult materials have been chosen to
meet the needs of children attending either of the two language immersion
schools or New Haven boarding school. As a result of these schools, the
library has developed programs and collections in these languages.


Springville Public Library, partnering with Springville, Pleasant Grove,
Richfield, and  San Juan, Grand, Summit, and Uintah counties

Coming Together to Provide the Zinio Digital Experience
                                   This grant will help meet patron demand
for more digital resources.  The target audience is seven communities
throughout Utah with a population of approximately 169,500. Online
magazines will target and benefit every patron with a library card.


Washington County School District

OK Kids, break out the e-readers, it’s time to go to the
library.                                      WCSD needs to create
electronic access to books for our students. Elementary schools will be the
first to achieve the 1:1 device to student ratio through a district-wide
digital library for young readers.






University of Utah

S.J. Quinney Law Library

Utah Supreme Court Briefs Digitization

The print versions of Utah Supreme Court briefs reside in incomplete sets
at three different libraries. Lawyers and legal educators would benefit
greatly from having online access to Utah Supreme Court briefs.


University of Utah

J. Willard Marriott Library

KUTV EXTRA: A nation's history through the eyes of Utah filmmakers

This project proposes to: digitize the KUTV       U-matic cassettes; create
accompanying metadata; make the videos accessible online; and host a
reception launching the online collection. Audiovisual archivists will
conduct outreach to promote use of the collection.


Weber State University

Stewart Library

Digitization of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Photos

Stewart Library Special Collections includes 326 photos of Civilian
Conservation Corps projects in Utah from 1933 to 1942. Digitizing this
historical collection will provide greater public access locally and






Lewiston Public Library

Promote Computer Literacy and Eliminate the Summer
Slide                                Lewiston Public Library has teamed up
with Lewiston Elementary to utilize the existing Accelerated Reader
Program, where students are quizzed and rewarded for reading and
comprehension, as a solution to the "summer slide." Library computers will
also be updated to run the necessary AR Program software, as well as
serving routine patron use.


Murray Public Library

RFID and Self-Checkout Implementation

Murray Library is seeking funds to implement RFID tagging technology and
new self-checkouts. The purpose of this project is to increase efficiency
and achieve the mission of the library.


Ogden School District Library Program

Mobile Opportunities to Become Information Literate Everywhere  (MOBILE
Computer Labs)

Six Mobile District Teacher Librarians work district-wide with classroom
teachers and students age 5-18 to develop and implement inquiry-based
research projects. This project will equip each District Teacher Librarian
with a wireless mobile computer lab to use throughout the district network.


Pleasant Grove Library

Kindles and High School Required
Reading                                            This project will use
LSTA funds to buy 36 Kindle devices loaded with the books on the required
reading lists for check-out to students.


Provo City Library

Collaboration Station: A Media Table with Screen-sharing
Technology                               Our objective is to provide a
study room equipped with a media table for connecting and sharing screens
from individuals’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones to enable team


Southwest Education Development Center (SEDC)

Millard School District

Moving Forward with KOHA                           For the twenty-three
schools in Kane, Beaver, Garfield and Iron school districts successfully
using the KOHA system, this project will continue to develop this solution
using LSTA funds to purchase additional servers for the SEDC region
ensuring enough processing power to serve all schools.


Tremonton City Library

Computer Project: Brainfuse                       LSTA funds will purchase
a laptop kiosk and the Brainfuse program.


Westminster College, Giovale Library

Instruction Lab Technology Update           The library classroom is
outdated for today's technology. The total project will redesign our space
to include new furniture, computers and technological supports for our
diverse community of college students (18 and older), staff, faculty, and
the local community.  The new configuration will encourage collaborative
information literacy learning.


White Pine Middle School

Chromebook Lab                                            A Chromebook lab
will greatly benefit the school, and provide the freedom to have a computer
for each student when they come to the library to do research.  It will
also allow us to turn any room into a computer lab when we co-teach in a
teacher's classroom.


*Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian*
*Director, Utah State Library Division/Department of Heritage and Arts*
*250 N. 1950 W., Suite A*
*Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901*
*801.715.6770 <801.715.6770> phone 801.715.6767 <801.715.6767> fax*
*dmorris at utah.gov <dmorris at utah.gov>*

*State agency hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

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Stephen A. Matthews, PhD
LSTA Grants Coordinator | Rural Library Consultant
Utah State Library
250 N 1950 W, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
W: 801-715-6722
Fax: 801-715-6767
smatthews at utah.gov
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