Category Archives: State Library

eClips tip: eClips Extra is coming!

Starting this Friday, all eClips subscribers will receive an additional email on Friday afternoons. The email will feature the 10 most recent postings on eClips Extra, the blog formerly known as Read All About It, Oregon. The blog’s goal is to provide easy access to Oregon state government publications in the news, or relevant to […]
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eClips Tip – Frances E. Willard

Oregon has a varied history of attitudes towards the consumption of alcohol.  Oregon was the leading hop-producer in the country in 1905, with significant production in the Willamette Valley, as documented by a new State Library exhibit. However, in the early 1900s, Oregon law required schools to devote the part of the fourth Friday in […]
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eClips Tip – Resources of Interest

Let us know how we can be of assistance.  In the meantime, have you seen any of the following resources and articles? Research Resources Consider how apprenticeship programs are a path to employment. (The Council of State Governments, January 23, 2019) Explore trends in crime in the U.S. (Pew Research Center, January 3, 2019) View recent state legislation related to financial […]
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eClips Tip – Legislative Overview training available

Are you ready for the 2019 session? Comfortable identifying and tracking bills? Know how to perform a legislative history? Interested in what other states are doing? Well, the State Library can be of help! We are offering four Legislative Overview classes in January.  Two classes will be delivered remotely and two are in-person at your […]
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eClips Tip — Reports to the Legislature

The 2019 legislative session begins next week.  One way to prepare is to review what issues the Legislature has been concerned with in previous sessions. The State Library’s Reports to the Legislature digital collection contains reports submitted to the Legislative Assembly, including those required by statute. The reports are as varied as the agencies that […]
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eClips Tip – Looking for Data & Statistics?

I wanted to share some data sets republished by Governing magazine that might be of some interest. Job Automation Potential Map – By Metro Area State Government Employment: Totals by Job Type: 1960-2016 High School Graduation Rates By State Suicide Death Rates By U.S. Counties Broadband Speeds and Availability in the United States Want to […]
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eClips Tip – Happy New Year

Hello to 2019! In 2019, your State Library of Oregon remains as committed as ever to bringing you the best service and access to resources. Remember, these eClips editions are just the “tip of the iceberg”.  For state employees, We offer access to thousands of news sources via  our newspaper databases. You can even set-up […]
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eClips Tip – Douglas Fir

Celebrate the coming of winter by learning about the Douglas Fir, Oregon’s state tree.  This digital highlight includes historic photographs, recent videos, and state government publications from a variety of agencies.  It’s part of the State Library’s Digital Collections.

State Library eClips Tip: You’ve Run Into a Paywall. What to Do?

  Don’t be discouraged & don’t give up. If you would like the access the article, let the friendly folks at the State Library know. We would be happy to obtain the article for our State Employees. library.help@state.or.us 503-378-8800 Want to find the story for yourself? If you are a state employee and registered with […]
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eClips Tip – Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month.  The Oregon Government Publications digital collection contains a number of documents regarding Oregon’s Native American tribes. A 1951 report on the Indian fishery at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River is of special interest.  It includes photographs of this lost resource, along with descriptions and statistics about the fishery.  […]
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