Title VI Grant, Center for Middle East Studies with funding included for the Library: $47,500 for acquisitions and $25,578 for a temporary Library Technician.
Awarded 2011 - MESC won a Title VI grant for an undergraduate National Resource Center, Middle East focus, and FLAS awards for the period 2010-2014. The full grant was awarded to the Center for Middle East Studies to continue the growth and expansion of Middle East course offering.
National Film Preservation Foundation Grant for $4,280 - Student Film: The Seventh Day
Awarded 2010 - This grant, funded through the the Library of Congress, provides support to create a film preservation master and two access copies of the student film, The Seventh Day. The film concerns the seven-day student strike at Portland State University, which began on May 6, 1970, as a protest against the Kent State University killings and the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. It shows various incidents which occurred, such as the clash between the police and strikers on the sixth day and march on City Hall the following day, in protest of the action taken by the Portland Police. Films saved through the NFPF programs are made available for on-site research and are seen widely through screenings, exhibits, DVDs, television broadcasts, and the Internet.
IMLS Grant for $127,000 - Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library
Awarded 2005 - Portland State Library's Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library (OSCDL) is supported by a two-year $127,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal grant-making agency. The OSCDL project will provide researchers, practitioners, students, policymakers and citizens with electronic access to detailed information from participating agencies via a searchable Web-based database hosted by Portland State.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Outreach Grant for $9,600 - Transgender/Identity Resource Center Collection
Awarded 2005 - Portland State Library received a collaboration grant to establish a sexual minority library collection at the Transgender/Identity Resource Center for clients and staff of Outside In, a local social services agency. This collection is the first sexual minority library collection in Oregon.
IMLS Grant for $320,000 - Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies Collections
Awarded 2004 - The Portland State Library received $320,000 in funding from the Institue of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to enhance its Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies collections, which will support the Portland State Middle East Studies Center and the recently established Judaic Studies Program.
IMLS Grant - Build Information Resources for Citizens and Students
Awarded 2000-2002 - A two-year IMLS grant was given to Portland State Library to "Build Information Resources for Citizens and Students." Through this two-part grant, the Library completed cataloging efforts begun in 1996 under a DOE grant entitled "Citizen Access to Government Information," in order to improve access to government information. The Library explored and developed the methods needed to teach undergraduate students the information and knowledge-seeking skills necessary to succeed in college and throughout their lives through the "Information Literacy for the Information Age" component of this grant.
Miller Foundation and IMLS Grants for $900,000 - New Integrated Library System
Awarded 2000 - The Library received a $500,000 grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and a $400,000 federal earmark grant mandated by Congress through the Institute for Museum and Library Services to migrate to a new Integrated Library System. The new system enabled the Library to more easily participate in statewide library resource-sharing programs.
IMLS Grant for $50,000 - Establish Second "Smart" Classroom
Awarded 1997 - Approximately $50,000 in funding was awarded to the Portland State Library through a "Citizen Access to Government and Other Information" IMLS grant secured through PORTALS (a Portland-area library consortium). The grant enabled the Library to purchase a bank of wireless laptop computers, an interactive SmartBoard, and other equipment and furnishings to establish a second electronic classroom for information literacy instruction.
Portals Cooperative Collection Development DOE Grant for $26,500 - Maps Cataloging
Awarded 1997 - Portland State Library was apportioned $26,500 out of a $1,000,000 Portals Cooperative Collection Development DOE grant to catalog maps in its collection.
LSTA Grant - Online Access to Arabic Vernacular Resources
Awarded 1996 - An LSTA grant entitled "Online Access to Arabic Vernacular Resources" was awarded to the Portland State Library and helped the Library begin the retrospective conversion of Arabic and Hebrew vernacular bibliographic records for materials in its collection.
Canadian Studies Library Support Grant, Annual Matching Award, $2,000 or More
Awarded annually since 1995 - The Portland State Library has been receiving a matching grant award, the "Canadian Studies Library Support Grant," from the Consulate General of Canada for the past several years. This grant award of $2,000 or more annually allows us to strengthen our Canadian Studies holdings in order to support teaching and research in Canadian Studies, including topics in social sciences and the humanities, such as business studies, economics, law, education, communications policy, environmental studies, architecture, and other related fields.