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, April 30, 2010

Downloadable Audio Books

We have made some progress: Jim has succeeded in downloading several books to his iPod from Netlibrary, and is working on an instruction sheet. Soon we'll be able tell you exactly what you have to do. Remember, the first step is signing up from inside the library, after that you'll be able to get them from home. There are also some directions available from the State Library's audio portal.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Coast Salish Climate Change Summit

The Coast Salish Climate Change Summit is happening April 26 & 27. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission is posting updates live on their blog.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ThisClose to 5000 Items in the Library

We have recently received quite a flow of donated items for the library, lately mostly children's titles. Jim almost always has a couple of books to process, or couple of DVDs. We are up to 4958 items. Pretty soon we'll hit 5000. Shall we have a party when we get there??

We are always happy to receive donations. Do you have books or movies you aren't using anymore?

Here is a selection of the newest additions to our kids' books:

Hoh News Story ; Muckleshoot Library story ; Havasupai DNA story

Native news stories which have caught our eye this week:

Monday, April 19, 2010


There's a beautiful collection of photographs of the Oraivi Footrace on the Hopi Reservation. Take a look at Behind the camera at the Oraivi Footrace.

P.S. Boy is it ever not like the northwest there. :-)

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Details Matter—Especially if it’s my culture"

Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature blog has an interesting short piece pointing to essays by other people coming from the point of view of other cultures, but with the same concerns she has about cultural accuracy in books written for children—Fairy Tales: Zero Tolerance; and Details Matter—Especially if it’s my culture!.

Navajo man earns title 'Librarian of the Year'

News story about the Navajo Nation's library program supervisor.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Audio Books

We need someone with an interest in downloading audio books to listen to on their iPod, to test out the new access. From inside the library we can see that the database lets you in if you log in from one of the machines here. We can set up an account for ourselves from here, but are unable to download the actual books from here. If you have an interest, please come into the library, set up an account, and then go home and try to load a book, THEN come back and tell us how it went. We're all in suspense here.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Native News Roundup

Wandering around the web, finding stories:

This is not news, per se, but very interesting. Chelsie Papiez of Evergreen College has posted her masters thesis on the web. It's about climate change effects and tribes' traditional ecological knowledge. Climate Change Implications for the Quileute and Hoh Tribes of Washington: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assessing Climatic Disruptions to Coastal Indigenous Communities is a 128 page PDF file. She has also posted a 20-page version, Climate Change Implications for the Quileute and Hoh Tribes. Either one is interesting reading, and pertinent to Elwha's similar position as a coastal tribe.