Local partners advance efforts to reduce barriers to participation in a connected world
PORTLAND, Ore. — May 7, 2018 — On May 10, Multnomah County Library will join with the City of Portland and other partners for a Digital Inclusion Summit to share insights, identify knowledge gaps and to continue collaborative efforts to achieve digital equity.
Multnomah County Library (MCL) has finalized a contract with SirsiDynix to implement the company’s Symphony integrated library system (ILS). The ILS comprises the backbone of a library's technology environment, tying together transactions and data about patron checkouts and holds, ordering and cataloging new materials and it powers what patrons see on the library's website.
After conducting a national recruitment, Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke has named Terrilyn Chun as the library’s next deputy director. Chun, a 28-year Multnomah County Library staff member and Portland native, currently heads the division that coordinates public programs and outreach to older adults and vulnerable community members.
In the interest of public safety, Multnomah County Library must remove two stately American Elm trees in front of Central Library, at 801 SW 10th Ave. The City of Portland determined the trees to be “dying” and “dangerous” and ordered their removal after a winter weather event in January resulted in the failure of a primary limb on one of the trees.
What: Grand Opening for STEAM-focused addition to Rockwood Library
Who: United States Senator Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke, project partners, library patrons, community members.
When: 11 am, Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where: Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233
PORTLAND, Ore. — March 17, 2016 — Portland loves craft brewing, and now our library reflects that passion. Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents our culture, history and passion for beer in our community.
PORTLAND, Ore. — September 15, 2015 — In January 2016, Multnomah County Library will launch Everybody Reads 2016, the library’s 14th annual community reading project, with Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans.
PORTLAND, Ore. — June 10, 2015 — Multnomah County Library’s 2015 Summer Reading program begins Friday, June 12, when kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library. The program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use.
Inventory reduction underway to prepare for HVAC project
PORTLAND, Ore. — May 27, 2015 — Summer’s around the corner and Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore has a can’t-miss sale to stock up for the beach, hammock or nightstand. Beginning June 8, take advantage of huge discounts on already-low prices to help prepare for a temporary closure.
On Sept. 15, the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission voted to approve a $300,000, three-year Community Access Capital grant for Multnomah County Library to begin creating a makerspace. The Library Foundation has committed to raise additional funding to make this makerspace possible for the Rockwood community.