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Oregon's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council to meet March 6 - 02/14/19

Salem, Ore - Oregon’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet at the State Library of Oregon, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Mark Peterson will chair the meeting, which will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 103.

The Council will review the FY2019 LSTA Competitive Grant applications and make recommendations to the State Library Board concerning the state’s LSTA program. The Council will also hear other updates and proposals from the Library Support & Development Services manager and staff.

An open forum will be held Wednesday, March 6 at noon. Any member of the public may address the Council on any topic during the open forum.

LSTA Advisory Council Meeting

State Library of Oregon - Conference room 103

March 6, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m.         Welcome and introductions

9:15                 Housekeeping, review agenda, approve minutes from Sept. 10, 2018, meeting

9:20                 Report of Susan Westin, Program Manager

  • FY2018 budget update
  • FY2019 budget draft

9:30                 Report of Ross Fuqua, Data & Federal Programs Consultant

  • Grants management software and process updates
  • Competitive Grants program – future directions

9:35                 New business

  • Bylaws update recommendation from SDLAC
  • State Library staff recommendation:

Oregon digital collections project/Washington State Library partnership in FY2019

9:50                 Discussion and recommendations: LSTA Competitive Grants applications

  • Process review for LSTA Competitive Grants evaluation
  • Preliminary ranking based on initial scores

10:30               Break

10:45               Resume LSTA competitive grant discussions and recommendations

12:00 p.m.       Open forum

12:30               Working lunch

1:00                 Resume LSTA competitive grant discussions and recommendations

3:00                 Break

3:15                 Resume LSTA competitive grant discussions and recommendations

4:00                 Final scores tallied and applications ranked

Recommendations to State Library Board

4:15                 Meeting and action item review

                        Process check on application review

4:30                 Adjourn


Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested 48 hours before the meeting; notice 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Ferol Weyand at 503-378-2525.


State Library of Oregon to host visitors from Uzbekistan - 02/01/19

SALEM, Ore. - On Tuesday, Feb. 5 the State Library of Oregon will be hosting a group of visitors from Uzbekistan who want to learn more about library management. The group has an interest in programs designed for those with disabilities, particularly the Talking Books and Braille Library services for people with visual impairments, or physical or reading disabilities. The group will also be touring the State Archives.

The visitors, recognized as leaders or emerging leaders in their field in their home country were invited by the U.S. Department of State, through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), to spend three weeks connecting with their professional counterparts across the country.

As stated in their fact sheet, “the goal of the IVLP is to provide firsthand knowledge about U.S. society, culture, and politics, while cultivating lasting relationships. By connecting current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts, IVLP fosters lasting relationships and helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world.”


Link to participant biographies

Link to IVLP factsheet



Ms. Dildora Abduazizova
Director, Turon Information and Library Center

Mr. Shokhidbek Aslonov
Acting Director, Fergana Regional Information and Library Center

Ms. Shakhlo Kholmatova
Executive Head, Foreign Relations Department, National Library of Uzbekistan

Mr. Alimardon Rahmanov
Financial Director, National Library of Uzbekistan

Ms. Nargiza Saidmuradova
Head, Legal Information Section, Samarkand Information Library Center

Mr. Aleksey Urmanov
Chief Librarian, Namangan Regional Information and Library Center