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Free Computers from Net Literacy, ISL

Learn About the Society of Indiana Pioneers

Library Jobs in Indiana

Junior Genealogist Craft & Scavenger Hunt

Daily Reading Can Help Prevent the "Summer Slide"

Junior Genealogist Craft & Scavenger Hunt

Your junior genealogists are invited to a unique day of family history discover at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. Junior genealogists will solve a family history mystery by completing a scavenger hunt. After the scavenger hunt, young detectives are encouraged to make a family tree craft.

This free event is open to kids ages 6-12. Click HERE to register! Registration is required by Thursday, July 10, 2014.

More Library News

Library of Congress
WWII vets share wartime experiences

Cunningham Memorial Library
Digital Memory Project Marks 10 Years

La Porte County Public Library
Libraries plan reciprocal agreement

Logansport-Cass County Public Library
Renovations to close Galveston library temporarily

Milford Public Library
News From the Milford Public Library

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
Library officials happy with summer progress

Monroe County Public Library
16 'Little Free Libraries' Coming to Monroe County

Peru County Public Library
Peru to overhaul century-old Carnegie Library

Free Computers from Net Literacy, ISL

The Indiana State Library, in partnership with Net Literacy, is offering another 150 free, rebuilt public access computers and monitors to any public or institutional library in Indiana. These refurbished computers are all running Windows 7 and have a minimum of 1GB ram, 40GB or larger hard drives, ethernet cards, antivirus software and are internet-ready.

Net Literacy was founded in 2003 by a central Indiana middle school student when he was asked to teach a group of senior citizens how to use the Internet.  Today Net Literacy is a student run organization with over 3,500 student volunteers who spend countless hours to rebuild used computers and provide them to retirement homes, community centers, and in partnership with the State Library, to public libraries all over the state.  Since 2011, Net Literacy and the Indiana State Library have provided nearly 500 rebuilt computers and over 300 monitors to Indiana libraries.

To request computer(s) for your library, please complete this brief survey by July 11th, 2014.

Contact Jen Clifton in the Library Development Office with any questions about this offer.

Library Jobs in Indiana 

Whether you are looking for that first library job or a management position, seeking part-time or full-time employment, you can find it on the ISL Continuing Education Jobs Page.  This page lists positions in public, academic, and special libraries in Indiana and is updated on a regular basis. Employers can create an account and submit their job to have it posted, while job seekers can search or browse the list of available jobs. 

Posting a job on the site is easy! 

1)     Go to the ISL Continuing Education website - Jobs page:

2)     Click on Submit a library job:

3)     Create an account to submit a library job and to edit or delete a posting. All you have to do to create an account is enter your email address into the first box in the form:

4)     Enter as much information into the rest of the form as you can. We suggest that you include the expiration date in the Description blurb however the system will automatically delete the entry 6 months after it is published.

5)     Click on Preview job listing which will give you the chance to review your draft posting before you approve the final version.

6)     Your final step is clicking on Submit Listing.

7)     Once ISL staff approve your job, it will display on the Jobs page (see step 1). Automatic email notification that your library posting has been approved and is posted is not currently part of this process but it may be available in the future.

8)     Those with an account can also log into the account to edit/delete the job entry:


Learn About the Society of Indiana Pioneers

The Society of Indiana Pioneers is a heritage organization whose mission is “to honor the memory and the work of the pioneers in Indiana.” They have developed a thirteen-minute video that explains their major goals and initiates. You can view the video in its entirety or individual sections by going to their Video web page.

Daily Reading Can Help Prevent the “Summer Slide”

The Indiana State Library, Children’s Services Consultant Suzanne Walker was recently interviewed by the Indiana News Service for an article designed to keep kids engaged over the summer months to avoid the “Summer Slide”. To read the article in its entirety click here.

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

INfoExpress Renewal Period
When: Now - August 31


ILF Reference Division Conference
When: August 1 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana Institute on Disability & Community Bloomington, Indiana

ACPL Library Camp 2014
When: August 19
Where: Allen County Public Library

CYPD Conference
When: August 24 & 25
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis


Midwest Roots 2014
When: August 1 & 2
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East

SAMS Conference
When: September 18 & 19
Where: Greensburg-Decatur PL

Indiana Vision Expo
When: September 27
Where: Indiana State Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 17-19
Where: Marriot East Indianapolis


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