[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-12-06

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Thu Dec 6 08:46:01 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1.      Heritage Bulletin Offers Tips for Tourism
2.      ‘Tis the Season for Disaster Preparedness Planning
3.      Does Your List Include the Cultural Trust?
4.      IMLS Offers National Leadership Grants for Museums
5.      PNLHA Sets 2013 Annual Conference, Calls for Proposals
Visiting tourists can build the vitality of an organization and the
community in which it resides. Heritage Bulletin 18: Pay Attention to
Tourist Needs ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/pages/bulletins.aspx ),
provides tips on ways to successfully attract and serve visitors while
supporting your organization’s mission and meshing with your community’s
welcoming efforts. Tips include using ‘word of mouth’; coordination and
collaboration; and participation in established tourism efforts. Visit
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/pages/bulletins.aspx to access and
download this and other Heritage Bulletins. 
We all have a list this time of year in preparation for the holidays;
however, are you ready for an emergency? Have you created a list of
informational resources in case disaster strikes?
Oregon Heritage offers online and phone resources that provide
information about preparing for and responding to many types of
emergencies. You may also want to contact your local emergency response
For example, there is a link to the IMLS Connecting to Collections (
http://www.imls.gov/collections ) Guide to Online Resources (
http://www.imls.gov/collections/prepare_prep.aspx ). It provides links
to sites that provide information about preparing for and responding to
disasters and emergencies. 
Start creating your disaster preparedness and emergency response plan
with a list – and keep checking it to keep it current. For more
information, visit Oregon Heritage, Disaster Planning and Response (
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/disaster_list.aspx ).
About that holiday list – does yours include the Oregon Cultural
During December, the Trust will reach out and ask Oregonians for
contributions that will support our state's unique cultural life and
heritage with a goal of raising $4 million and dramatically increasing
the number of donors from across the state by the end of the year. Now
is the time for heritage organizations to promote the value of the Trust
and its tax credit for donations to their members. Oregon’s unique
cultural tax credit is a powerful incentive and it helps sustain
Oregon’s cultural heritage. 
Visit www.culturaltrust.org/tool-kits for helpful materials. 
The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) National
Leadership Grants for Museums guidelines (
) are now available. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2013.
As stewards of cultural heritage with rich, authentic content,
libraries and museums provide learning experiences for everyone. IMLS
2012 – 2016 strategic plan (
http://www.imls.gov/about/strategic_plan.aspx ), “Creating a Nation of
Learners”, envisions a democratic society where communities and
individuals thrive with broad public access to knowledge, cultural
heritage and lifelong learning.  
In 2013, each National Leadership Grant for Museums award will focus on
achieving positive public outcomes for communities and individuals;
support the unique role of museums and libraries in preserving and
providing access to collections and content; and promote library,
museum, and information service policies that ensure access to
information. Successful proposals will generate results such as models,
new tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that
can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and
leverage the benefits of federal investment.
Application categories include projects focused on Learning
Experiences, Community Anchors and Collections Stewardship. Projects
must begin on October 1, November 1, or December 1, 2013. To review the
guidelines, seek answers to questions about the grant program and apply,
see National Leadership Grant for Museums (
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/2013_nlg_museums_guidelines.aspx#toc1 )
at the IMLS ( http://www.imls.gov/ ) website.
The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PNLHA) will hold its
2013 annual conference in Portland May 3 – 5, 2013. The conference
theme, “Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the
Future” recognizes the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Congress
of Industrial Organizations (CIO). PNLHA is calling for proposals for
presentation, panels, workshops and papers related to this theme.
The CIO’s organization in the northwest resulted in Oregon, Washington
and British Columbia being one of the most strongly unionized regions of
the US and Canada by the end of World War II. The conference will
explore how organizations will preserve the gains of the CIO era,  and
build a new labor movement, as well as connections between the CIO and
progressive political movements, and today’s unions’ connections with
movements like Occupy. 
The PNLHA encourages proposals that feature participatory methods,
including popular education exercises, oral history, and the arts, as
well as traditional scholarly presentations. Proposals dealing with
Canadian themes are strongly encouraged. Visit
http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=198256 for further information
about proposal topics. The proposal deadline is Jan. 15. Submitters will
receive notification about the status of their proposals by Feb. 15.
Submit proposals and queries to Laurie Mercier, PNLHA Program Co-Chair,
Washington State University—Vancouver, lmercier at vancouver.wsu.edu.


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