[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-11-05

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Nov 4 14:36:30 PST 2015

In this issue:
1.  UO seeks special collections, archives leader
2.  Portland hosts archival 'unconference' Nov. 20
3.  Oregon newspaper project updates school lesson plans
4.  National Preservation Act turns 50
5.  National initiative to bring families to museums


The University of Oregon Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives. It seeks experienced candidates with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and a vision for enhancing the instructional, research, and service mission of the university through primary source collections and faculty and staff expertise. To ensure full consideration, submit application materials by Nov. 30. For a complete description of position, requirements, and application procedures, see: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic


"A Labor of Love: The Ethical Archival Workplace" will be the topic of an unconference from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at SomaSpace, 4050 NE Broadway St, Portland.  This unconference asks attendees to consider what ethical archival workplaces look like and to be prepared to work together to identify practices that promote them. The unconference is open to any person.  If you are interested in attending the unconference, please RSVP to Max Johnson at johnsmax at ohsu.edu<mailto:johnsmax at ohsu.edu>


The Oregon Digital Newspaper Project has updated and enhanced lesson plans to align with Oregon Common Core State Standards. The plans focus on topics in Oregon history and American history, incorporating primary source content from newspapers found in the ODNP's Historic Oregon Newspapers online<http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu> and the Library of Congress' Chronicling America website<http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov>, and aligning lesson plans with Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Sciences.

The new plans are targeted at Grade 4 ELA standards<http://odnp.uoregon.edu/k-12-resources/english-language-arts-grade-4/> and Grade 4 Social Sciences<http://odnp.uoregon.edu/k-12-resources/social-sciences-grade-4/> standards for Oregon History topics, and Grades 6-8 ELA standards<http://odnp.uoregon.edu/k-12-resources/english-language-arts-grades-6-8/> and Grades 6-8 Social Sciences<http://odnp.uoregon.edu/k-12-resources/social-sciences-grades-6-8/> standards for American History. However, all of the lesson plans can be adapted to any grade level, allowing K-12 educators to either utilize the plans as they come, or insert relevant articles and activity ideas into their existing lessons.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016, the NPS has started a social media campaign to highlight preservation work done in all 50 states for the last 50 years.  Using a common hashtag, a state or territory will be featured each week.  Oregon will be featured the week of Aug. 1.  All are invited to post about places and share preservation stories.  More information can be found at http://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservation/50for50.htm  .


The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is launching a new initiative to ensure that every family and child has access to high quality museum experiences. Museums for All has been developed as a nationally branded program, targeted to low-income families. Participating museums will offer free or reduced-price admission for up to four individuals in a group upon presentation of an electronic benefit transfer card. The nationally-branded program offers a variety of resources and support materials ranging from the program logo to bookmarks, window stickers, sample press releases, partnership ideas, and training resources for front line staff.

ACM is currently coordinating a pilot phase, targeting the children's museum community, with a goal of recruiting 125 participating institutions by spring 2016. Any kind of museum is welcome to join now, however, and the project has enrolled over 40 museums. For more information, visit www.museums4all.org<http://www.museums4all.org>

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