Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
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Friday, January 29, 2010

We're Lucky As To Our Weather

The heavy winter on the Plains and in the Southwest is taking its toll on tribal communities.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Donations Keep Arriving

The collection continues to grow, as the community brings in donations of books and DVDs. We have 4700 items now, a hundred of them added just in the past two months. Here are the newest items to be added to the library—evidently people are focussing these days on bringing us good reading!

We continue to have a really strong collection. Don't forget, you don't need to wait for us to give you some covers to admire here, you can get a view of our collection through our online catalog at LibraryThing, and coax it to separate out, for example
    All Adult Books
    Adult Culture Books
    All Children's Books
    Children's Culture Books,
(or maybe just the DVDs).

OK, yeah, more covers to admire: part of the Children's Culture Books collection. Click the image for a bigger view. They're kind of gorgeous.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Interesting News Around the Web

Here, there, and everywhere:

  • Julia Good Fox, professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, has posted a long meditation about Avatar on her blog.
  • Roger Ebert's very funny take on the same movie.
  • Very nice story about Native students building their own computers in a National Science Foundation workshop
  • Interesting story about Colorado's American Indian student tuition waiver fund at Fort Lewis College in Durango arose this week, caused a fuss, and apparently was settled with apologies (funding will continue). (1)(2) (3)
  • Our linguist, Mr. Montler, continues to post a Klallam word every day on twitter. Thursday it was q̕ɬúməčən:

American Indian Youth Literature Awards

The American Indian Library Association has announced their choices for Best Picture Book, Best MiddleSchool Book and Best Young Adult Book for 2010.

A donor has offered to get these titles for the library. We'll let you know when they arrive.

(Mind you, our Young Adult readers read only Twilight books and other supernatural and scary titles. Christopher Paolini. Margaret Weiss. Like that. Which we already have for them (1)(2)(3). But probably should have the award-winning YA title anyway.)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Downloadable Audio Update

We signed up for both providers offered for the Off the Page: Downloadable Audiobooks for Washington project.

The State Library says they are now expecting a February 1 startup date for both OCLC NetLibrary Recorded Books collection and the OverDrive consortium, because administrative work and contract negotiations "are taking longer than expected." (Big surprise.) We will let you know when they let us know that the project has gone live, so you can start downloading those books.