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, July 30, 2010

Salmon Jumping

This is happening on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, in Idaho. Hoping time will bring scenes like this back to the Elwha...

Thanks to Olympic Peninsula Environmental News forhaving found this wonderful clip.

Books for Children

The American Indians in Children's Literature website has been redesigned. Right now the posts on top are her lists of recommended titles for various age groups. But it looks like she means to leave the links permanently on top in the righthand sidebar. She has also pulled into the sidebar links to a number of full-text extended articles on the subject. The changes have made the website really useful for thinking about our collection, and about children's books in general.

Happily, we already have 28 of the 30 titles on her three lists. The two we are missing go on the shopping list.

High school age recommended titles:

Recommended titles for elementary school age:

Friday, July 2, 2010

Finding Out What We Have

You can use our online catalog at LibraryThing to separate out what you may be looking for. When you go to the catalog at LibraryThing, if you pull down the list at the far left under 'Your Library' or 'All Collections', you will be able to choose to see just the subsets you are interested in;

for example,
   all children's books
   adult culture titles
   what titles are in the new Research Collection at the Heritage Center.

Yes, there will be a room at the Heritage Center with a small selection of books, focussed on Lower Elwha and on other tribes in this part of Washington. It will be for reference only, not able to leave the Heritage Center. We look forward to helping tribal members, community members, and visitors work with these materials.